As I peruse my family file, I’ve come across some of the names listed in the reunion announcement of the first Amore-Werts reunion held on May 25, 1924 at the home of my great-grandparents, (William) Henry and (Mary Angelina) Annie (Werts) Amore.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Amore – my great-grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Baker – Benjamin and (Louisa) Clementine (called Clemmie) Baker. Clemmie was the daughter of my great-grandparents, my grandfather’s sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Baker – Donald Francis and Emma Isabelle (Endsley) Baker. He was the oldest son of Benjamin and Clemmie Baker. Don and Emma’s son with them: Francis Donald.
Clarence W. Amore and family – Clarence was the youngest son of my great-grandparents, my grandfather’s brother. His wife (or soon to be ex-wife) was Nellie Buchanan. Children: Theodore William and Harold Winifred.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster – Harry and Anna Belle (Baker) Foster. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Clemmie Baker.
H. Emmerson – I believe this should actually be Emerson W. and Clara Ethel (Baker) Levering. Clara was the daughter of Benjamin and Clemmie Baker.
Mr. and Mrs. Cephas Amore – Cephas and Ada (Prior) Amore. He was the half-brother of my great-grandfather. Children with them included: Ralph C. and Pauline Elizabeth Amore.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reese – John Thomas and Laura A. (Amore) Reese. Laura was my great-grandfather’s half-sister. Children with them probably included: Ellis and Edna Reese (possibly also Mary).
Mrs. Dennis Brannon – Nellie (Amore) Brannon, wife of William Denison Brannon. She was the youngest half-sister of my great-grandfather.
Mrs. William Seater – I believe this should be Gladys Laura (Spragg) Slater (wife of Charles William Slater). Gladys was the niece of Nellie (Amore), Laura (Amore) and Cephas Amore, daughter of Jennie (Amore) Spragg, and half-niece of my great-grandfather.
Captain R. Amore – Rollo Amore, 5th child of my great-grandparents, younger brother of my grandfather. Possibly there with his wife, Belle, and children, Beatrice, Florence and Ralph.
Rev. I.H. Amore – Isaiah Henderson (Zade) Amore, oldest son (2nd oldest child) of my great-grandparents and older brother of my grandfather. Possibly there with his wife, Lulu, and son, Robert.
Miss Marie Buschagen – Marie died around Oct. 23, 2007 as Marie B. Cosier. Her obituary listing doesn’t show any relationship, however, she is listed as there with Rev. I.H. Amore, so she could be a friend, a parishoner, or relative of his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Therman Vensil – George Thurman and Cora Etta (Simon) Vinsel. She was the 2nd cousin of my great-grandmother and daughter of William and Susannah Simon.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Barcroft – Elizabeth Ann (Werts) and Lewis B. Barcroft. Elizabeth was the first cousin once removed of my great-grandmother.
Mrs. William Simmons – Susannah (Werts) Simon. Susannah was also the first cousin once removed of my great-grandmother.
Alex Jennings – Alexander Jennings and wife, Sarah Ellen (Simon) (my great-grandmother’s half-sister).
Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings – Son of Alexander and Sarah Jennings, half-nephew of my great-grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Jennings – Son of Alexander and Sarah Jennings, half-nephew of my great-grandmother.
Belford McLain – Belford and Clara Pearl (Jennings) McClain. She was the daughter of my great-grandmother’s half-sister.
Delbert Stone – Delbert and Emma Odessa (Jennings) Stone. Emma was the daughter of my great-grandmother’s half-sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Werts – John Calvin and Myra Eudora (Sprague) Werts. Calvin was my great-grandmother’s first cousin once removed.
Lloyd Amore – Lloyd and Ella Maria (House) Amore, my grandparents.
Roy Amore – son of my great-grandparents, my grandfather’s brother.
Mrs. John Shuck – Martha Ellen Adams, granddaughter of John and Elizabeth (Werts) Shroyer. Martha was the 2nd cousin of my great-grandmother.
Mrs. Samuel Powelson – Anna M. Powelson, wife of Samuel A. Powelson who was the grandson of Charles and Susannah Maria (Shroyer) Adams. Samuel was the 2nd cousin, once removed of my great-grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shackelford – Walter and Gertrude Pearl (Amore) Shackelford. She was my dad’s oldest sister.
Charles Fisher – son of Martha Ellen (Shroyer) Shruck (married names also: Fisher/Wiggins) and George W. Fisher. He was the 2nd cousin, once removed of my great-grandmother.
I believe it’s very important to decipher as much as you can from any news clippings that mention ancestors or collateral family members in order to ascertain the relationships. This will also aide in determining the accuracy of the news article.