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~The Archivist

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Memories by Norma Lovering Hardison, Three Rivers, California (1906-2004)

Normally, I don't feature books here on Family Photo Reunion, but this one does have quite a lot of genealogical value, and contains images, and family tree information that certainly would be of interest to a relative.  This 290-page coil-bound memoir probably didn't have a large run and so I include it here as one of my Vancouver Island antique sale finds.  It's simply called "Memories" and contains no other publication information.  It is signed, "To Dottie, From Norma Hardison, With all my love.  February 1990."

According to the book, Norma Lovering (b. 30 June 1906) was the daughter of Bob and Nell (Weaver) Lovering.  The family lived on Lemon Street in Anaheim, Orange County, California.  They later moved to a cattle ranch in Three Rivers, California.  Norma married Arthur Hardison, Jr. in 1926.

Cover of "Memories" by Norma L. Hardison

Don't you just love the photo she selected for the cover?  

Norma has included family tree charts, maps, portraits, poems written by family, and excerpts from other history books. Other family names include:  McKee, Robello, Baker, Birtch, Weaver, Brooking, Erwin, Cleary, Pike, Abbott, Chadbourn, Hearl.

Norma passed away on the 23rd of April, 2004 at Three Rivers, California (source:  SSDI).

1 comment:

  1. This is a treasure many of us long for ... and hope to find someday for our own families.

    I was blessed my cousin (3 removes) Franklin left me a memoir like this one - minus the photos -

    Her Find A Grave Memorial# 23666977

    I hope one or more of her five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren has a copy of this...