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Friday, May 29, 2009

More new Photos!

Here are a few more pictures that I found and have scanned today. They are on the Vaughn Side of the family:

(Grandpa, Uncle Bill, Aunt Chris, Mom and Grandma Vaughn)

(Uncle Elmer and Aunt Mildred Vaughn)

(Jim and Jean Vaughn)

(Harold and Velma Iverson Family)

(Jim and Jean Vaughn, Al and Naomi Vaughn (My grandparents))

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Of Memories that I have of Life at Home by Dan Vaughn

Of Memories that I have of Life at Home by Dan Vaughn

These are many memories that each of which have of our growing up time. I think that I like the time when quite young of going to town with my father by horse and buggy. I can recall one time especially, that my father had to drive off the road and hold the horses heads to keep them from bolting in fright when a steam tractor pulling lumber wagons.

It was a thrill to hear the boat whistle and watch them load and unload freight at the dock. The river boat run from Wenatchee to Bewster, sometimes to Riverside in the high water on the Okanogan River.

Father did his business in town and bought groceries at Frank White's store. Entiat had two grocery and dry goods stores, a hardware, drugstore, a bank, lumberyard, small hotel, jewelry, butcher shop, shoe repair, a garage for the early cars.

There was always a hapy time when Christmas arrived. The teacher would have all the children present parts in the program. The Christmas tree would be cut and brought in by the older boys. It was always dressed in the finest paper garlands and popcorn strings along with tinsel and other keepsakes from year to year. Of course, wax candles. The community collections took care of the oranges and candy. The Christmas Candy always tasted better then it does now.

I can tell the forest ranger, Jim McKenzie, taking Eveline and I with his family to Wenatchee. He drove a Model T. with flat back fenders. With his family, we went to a silent movie at the Gem Theatre and had dinner at Peter Pan Restaurant & Bakery owned by his brother Bill and John Shiskoff. We got home late as the road was 30 miles of corderoy.

I could tell of Eveline getting kicked by our horse, Molly. Of Stanley carving a ball and chain out of wood, of Bill and Dave coming out of school after digging out a chicken stealing skunk, of David Trapping for fur, of Elmer falling off of the road and cutting his scalp open, of Herbert falling on ice and Alfred going into HAM radio, and of me getting too close to the river, Flora Dunked me and told mother I fell in. She saved me, HA! HA!

Dan Vaughn

Letter from the 1984 Reunion

This was a letter sent to the family for the 1984 Reunion that was held at the Taplett's home in Wenatchee. My mom found it along with other things at her home.

Dear Family,

What a great thing it was to see all of you. We thank you for coming and helping to make this reunion such a special time.
We want you to know our guest book showed that 125 Vaughn's attended and 5 guests. Quite a family Joe and Eva began!
We are so much indebted to Eveleen's girls, especially Dottie, for all the research and the books the prepared. Our family history and nostalgic pictures were given to each of the 9 family heads. One was shared at the reunion and added so much for us!! Also I am mailing out pictures of the family crest, which Dottie had prepared for us. The fish in the center depicts that they were horsemen.
We are also sending out copies of the recent article about the trip that Aunt Chris (Uncle Bill's Wife) took to New York City with her sister in 1924. Marj Ambler made it possible for us to have this.
Uncle Dan has written some of his memories of life on the Entiat-We wanted you to read them.
An article was sent to the Wenatchee paper, but so much was cut away that there are about "3 bones" left. We are disappointed but have included it for you.

Did you know that......
Uncle Dan's heirloom bell, that he rang to call us to dinner, was one belonging to his great, great grandfather, Rev. George R. Hand? Pastor Hand was the Founder of the Central Christian Church in California, following the Gold Rush!

Did you know that.....
Grandpa Joe Vaughn taught his boys to hunt and that Uncle Bill (at 84) still goes hunting with his son, Gary? Fitting thing that Gary was gifted with Grandpa Joe's hunting Gun!

Did you know that.........
The Gold-headed cane cherished by Alfred is the one that Father Joe Vaughn presented to him just 2 days before he died? Joe had received this heirloom from his grandfather, Cornelius Vaughn Jr., and handed it down. Takes you back, doesn't it?

Did you know that.........
Two of Joe Vaughn's boys fell in love with Entiat School teachers?? After his service on the battlefields of France (World War I), Stanley returned to make Florence Rice his bride. David Vaughn was later captivated by Dorothy Harmon and they were joined in marriage too.

Did you know that.......
As a teacher, Florence observed David as a mischievous, fun loving boy. She has commented, "He was the last boy of the family that I would have expected to become a minister." "But God moves in mysterious ways", for David was the man He could use and David became a preacher of the Central Christian Church. Shades of the Past? David's Daughter, Velma, had rescued the Joe Vaughn family Bible and graciously shared it with us.

Did you know that........
Grandpa Joe Vaughn related to his grandson, Jim, that the first note he cast helped to make Washington a state? Joe and Eva Vaughn were early pioneers int he Entiat Valley and Mr. Vaughn helped to build the first school and the first church.

Did you know that............
Virena Thiemans, a beloved cousin attending our reunion, can still rememeber having Joe Vaughn family come from Entiat to visit her family at Medical Lake, WA. Joe and Eva had met and married while working in the hosptial there. Virena has recently discovered that one house where she lived as a child was the former home of Joe and Eva and it is where Stanley and Flora were born.

Did you know that......
Whent the 30 quarts of home-made ice cream were served, Uncle Herb said, "My this takes me back! I remember every Sunday morning, we boys had to help make 2 gallons of ice cream. Mother always had chicken and people came from all over for Sunday Dinner. Mother started preparing on Wednesday for the expected Guests on Sunday."
Can we ever come close to the things that the woman accomplished? She cooked and washed and cleaned for 9 children. She kept a vegetable garden as well as her beautiful flower garden, she canned and baked for her family and held house for her friends and neighbors on Sunday.

Did you know that......
The 5 remaining boys still remember the music they enjoyed as a family. Father Joe taught almost everyone to play an instrument and they all sang and shared many musical evenings together. This gift of music has come out in grandchildren, great grandchildren and now great, great grandchildren!!
Maybe it would be fun someday to hold a "Musical Reunion" and hear some of the talent?(Be sure David makes it!)
We had a ball doing this and we want to thank you again for making it a great time!

With love to you all,
Mary and Rollie Taplett
Jim and Jean Vaughn
Caroline Carley
Homer Vaughn
Gary Vaughn
Dottie (Ambler) DeRosa
Barbara (Ambler) DeRosa

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Obituary: Gene Overman

OVERMAN, Donald E. "Gene"
(Age 86)

Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Gene, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009. He was born January 6, 1923 in Wenatchee, Washington to Ora and Flora Overman. After graduating from Entiat High School in 1941, he joined the Air Force and was active in training cadets for B-17 and B-24 Bombardier Navigator duty. Upon returning from the Air Force, Gene enrolled and graduated from the University of Washington in 1951 with an Accounting degree. He was hired by the Internal Revenue Service right out of college but soon went to work at the largest privately-owned public warehouse company in Washington, Taylor-Edwards Warehouse and Transfer of Spokane. It wasn't long before he became President and when he finally retired he was owner of the company. He was a Washington State Thoroughbred horse breeder and had many successful track winners. Gene's Angus cattle herd was legendary and he had several top-bred certified Angus cattle that were sold all over the United States. He was a member of the Spokane Valley Rotary for most of his business life and was President of Associated Industries. Gene was a member of Millwood Presbyterian Church. He was well known for his outdoor life of hunting and ranching and never stopped taking advantage of spending those times with his boys and grandchildren. Anyone knowing Gene would remember him as a man of true principles and real integrity (some would almost call it stubbornness). It was reflected in all the things people fondly remember him as. He always had a subtle sense of humor but never let it compromise his beliefs. He will sadly be missed but each and everyone who knew him has a wonderful memory of him that will last a lifetime. Gene was preceded in death by a son Douglas in 2001 and granddaughter Heather in 2001, his brother Charles and his sister Doris. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alice; son Roger of Spokane and his children Garth and Karly; son Paul and his wife Rosanne of Newman Lake and their children Cassandra and Kayla; deceased son Doug's daughter Andrea; three sisters: Janet Chouzeneoux of Littleton, Colorado, Laura McEachron of Auburn, Washington, and Linda Madsen of Kodiak, Alaska; and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, Washington.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memories about Grandma Eve

Memories of Grandma Eve from Dottie Ambler DeRosa

Dear Beth,
I love this picture because she knows she did a good job.
1) My Mother (Frances Eveleen Vaughn Ambler English), swears she lost 2 babies before my mother was born and 2 babies after. That would make 13 children.
2) She was a nurse
3) She baked apple pies for the workers
4) She fixed fried chicken with all of the trimmings on every Sunday and invited any of the ones who didn't have any place to go, they could join them. She made apple pie for dessert. Her diabetes caused her to go blind, but that didn't stop her.
5) She had a big vegetable and flower garden.
Her smile says it all. There are big shoes to fill.
Love,
Dottie (Ambler) DeRosa