I just scanned a snapshot dated August, 1956 of Richard Armstrong, Marcella Armstrong, and my mother Susan Zahner. On the back was written in my grandmother's handwriting:
"Kennewick, Washington. Dick, Susan, Marcella, August 1956. While Grace Bucklin was visiting us from Jamestown, N. Y."
Who is Grace Bucklin?
In the Bucklin Society database I found two Grace Bucklins, one born in 1873 and one born September 23, 1912 to Washington Irving Bucklin Jr. and Dora Veronica Riley, and married at an unknown date to Herbert M. Skippe. Is the one born in 1912 the Grace Bucklin my grandmother was referring to? She would have been about 44 years old in 1956. If so, how did my grandmother know her?
To get from her to me in the family tree, you have to go up through her ancestors through two Washingtons, a Henry, and three Nehemiahs back to Joseph Bucklin II, (up 6 steps), then work your way back down through Joseph II's son Joseph III ten generations to me. Would that make her my tenth cousin?
Or is there another Grace Bucklin who should be in the Bucklin Society database?
UPDATE: see the comments. A Bruce Bucklin has contacted me with information about another Grace Bucklin, who died in 1957. Born in 1884, she would have been about 20 years older than my grandmother, or about 72 in 1956, the year my grandmother referred to a Grace Bucklin visiting. Was this the G. B. in question?