The Maestro aka Winslow Wixin

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My grandson, Winslow, is the son of a native of Liberia. On both his mother’s and father’s side, this American has ancestors from all over the world.

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Winslow at the age of one week (in tux), then one month (with Liberian great-grandpa), then 2 months (his maternal great-grandpa is a farmer of German descent):

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His great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather left Dublin, Ireland, in 1800, for New York; he married an Algonquin named Ruby; he bought land from the Sac and Fox tribe in Cedar Rapids and operated a ferry with his brother Aaron, who married Ruby’s sister Sarah; Ushers Ferry Road is named after this family.

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Joseph Usher, ~1820    Emil Henry (mom’s side), ~1920    Kean, ~1940

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His mother’s mother’s mother was the daughter of Demro men (Alt Damerau, Prussia):

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Ruth Usher “stole” her sister’s boyfriend, Paul. Cassie married Paul’s brother Charles. Two brothers married two sisters. Cassie’s only daughter was six months old when pneumonia put Cassie in the hospital (she died there), and JoAnn was raised by her Aunt Ruth and Uncle Paul, along with various other aunts and uncles, while her father was gone all week laying brick. The Demros, for generations, have been masons, and many Iowa buildings (banks, offices, homes) were built by Demro men.

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11068077_865288140205082_3375651412016620269_o[1]The Demro Brothers at their mother’s funeral
LtoR: Carl, Ralph, Paul, Joe, Chris, Charles, Roy, Allen

Claire’s father’s parents, Vincent and Eleanor Kean (World War II)

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About carolkean

novelist, reviewer, editor, book critic for Liberty Island and Perihelion Science Fiction; native prairie/guerilla gardener; champion of liberty, indie authors & underdogs; one of the top two reviewers in Editors &Preditors Poll 2015; Amazon Vine, NetGalley Top Reviewer
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2 Responses to The Maestro aka Winslow Wixin

  1. Carol Ervin says:

    He obviously already has something on his mind! Congratulations to all.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jrewing58 says:

    He’s absolutely beautiful! So much hair! It’s as if he’s thinking “I know exactly what you’re up to!” Thank you for sharing, and PLEASE share many more!!! Yes, we want to see them!

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