S: An Eternal Legacy
FC: August 19 | Yvonne Margaret Meeker ~ An Eternal Legacy | 1931
1: Dear Mom: Many, many hours have been invested into this book. The rewards have been so much greater than anything I put into it. While I sorted through pictures and thought about the people & their lives, the term "LEGACY" kept coming to my mind. As I put faces with the names I've heard throughout my life and I visualized the real people in the stories I've heard & have repeated myself, those stories became real-life experiences. I marveled again & again that these people are part of who you are and thus, part of who I am. Years ago, I saw the movie "Legacy" in Salt Lake. The overriding feelings I had when I came out of theater was sadness & disappointment - sadness that the legacy the Saints created by their devotion and sacrifice was not my personal legacy, not a part of who I am; disappointment because I felt I didn't have claim to a legacy so powerful & recognized. I came to a realization at some point after that, that I do have a legacy as rich & wonderful as the Mormon Pioneers. A legacy of faith in God, confidence in myself, and love of family. Throughout the creation of this book, I was reminded over & over & over of that grand heritage I belong to and that the renewal of those Christ-like attributes that have been a part of our family for generations, continues down through my posterity. I witnessed in my mind and my heart Elijah's words,"And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers..." (Malachi 4:6). I have learned that my family, though they didn't have the saving ordinances, they did not need a declaration to the world from a prophet for them to understand faith in God, serving their neighbors, the value of hard work & integrity, that the home is the basis for a righteous life & a happy family and that "no other instrumentality can take its place or fulfill its essential functions". I know that it was because of this foundation, when you heard the message of the Gospel, it rang true in your heart and you embraced it because it was already part of who you are. Your renewed legacy has been passed on to me, with a greater knowledge and understanding than those before us. It is now being embraced by the 3rd generation from you and will continue through Eternity. I am eternally grateful for your faith and devotion to Heavenly Father and to our family. Your example of faith in the Lord, hope for eternity and charity for all is a legacy for me and my family. I love you for who you are and who you have helped me to become. Eternally, ~Annette | My most treasured heirlooms are the amazing stories and our sweet family memories
2: Great Grandmother Ausey | Grandmother Martha Hajjar Ausey | Grandfather Samuel Ausey | Samuel & Martha Ausey | Ausey Family | Samuel Ausey Family Sophie ~ Samuel ~ James (Jimmy) ~ Martha (Little Gramma) ~ Kathryn | Kathryn ~ Jimmy ~ Sophie | Sophie ~ 1922 Sophie Ausey & Agnes "Rather Cute!" | Martha Ausey
3: Martha & Sam Ausey with all their Grandchildren Yvonne Gores ~ Quentin Harris~ Harry & Blanche Gores ~ Norman Harris ~ Harold & Wayne Gores Martha & Harriet & Shiela & Buddy Ausey | Kathryn in fromt of Ausey's Cash Store | Arabic Medical and Hygienic Monthly Review | Grandfather Ausey, on the far right, loved to fish with his friends. On one trip the baker of Bisbee joined him and furnished the bread for the trip. Loaves of bread were unsliced, so Grandpa, who had a missing thumb, put the oaf under his arm and tore off a piece. The baker was very upset.It's supposed that Grandpa was used to tearing the Lebanese flat bread. This story was repeated often
4: Top Row: Susie Nurple,Katie Bishop, Matt, Annie Heinz, Chris, Nick, Mamie Edwards 2nd Row: Theodore Gores, Margaret (Hemmish-Gores) Bishop, Louis, Lucy Abas (twins) 1st Row: Mike, Jake, Gores, Henry (Not Pictured: Veronica - died a few months after birth. This picture was taken at her funeral) | Gores Family
5: Theodore & Margaret Gores Home
6: Grandfather Theodore Gores | Bro. Theodore Gores Devils Lake Council sends the following newspaper clipping from Bisbee, ND, telling of the sudden death, March 30, 1924, of a prominent member of Devils Lake council: The community was deeply grieved Sunday morning to learn that Theodore Gores had died during the night from heart failure, after only a few minutes illness. He was downtown Saturday afternoon, apparently as well as usual. He ate a hearty supper and spent the evening at home reading. When some of his grandchildren came in after the show he played with them, and seemed in unusually good spirits. Shortly after retiring for the night he called his wife, telling her he had severe pains in his chest across his heart and asked to have the doctor called. The doctor applied heart stimulants but without effect. He called for a pencil and paper and wrote down the combination of the safe he kept in the house. He then gave a gasp and fell back dead. Theodore Gores was born in Minnesota, 63 years ago Oct. 23, last (1861). Most of his early life was spent in Wright and Sterns counties, Minnesota, where his parents Mr. & Mrs. Valentine Gores carved out a home for themselves and family. In 1878 he was married to Miss Margaret Hemmesch, at St. Martin, Sterns county, and the young people made their home in that vicinity until 1889 when they moved here (Devil's Lake, ND) which has since been their home. Mr. Gores had been up here a couple of summers before but spent the winters in Minnesota. He was a real hustler and a keen, shrewd businessman and prospered from the start. He accumulated a large amount of land and at one time was one of the largest land owners in this vicinity. Of late years he has disposed of a considerable part of this land to his children, starting them out in life as they grew up and desired to commence work on their own account. He still retained consider- able land, and had several other business investments. Theodore Gores leaves to mourn him the widow, 6 sons - Nick, Christ, Math, Louis, Jacob & Henry; and 4 daughters - Mrs. Nick Bishop (Katie), Mrs.Gus Nerple (Susie), Mrs. Olaf Edwards (Mamie), & Lucy. One son, Michael, and two daughters, Mrs. Mike Heinz (Annie) & Emma Veronica, preceded him in death. He also leaves to mourn his earthly departure, 55 grandchildren & 7 great-grand children. The funeral was conducted by Father Mulloy, Wednesday forenoon, at 10:00 am, from the Holy Rosary church, of which the deceased was a faithful member. Relatives & friends more than filled the church, come there to pay the last respects to one who had labored long & faithfully among us, who always stood well with the community in hard times as well as in good times, and to many a neighbor did he stretch out a helping hand and come to his aid when help was very necessary. Mr. Gores was exceptionally well posted on local affairs and it was a pleasure to listen to his accounts of pioneer days here, what toil was spent and what labor was laid down by the early pioneers to tame the wilderness and make it a fit place in which to live. He served his district as county commissioner in the years 1891-2-3. He also served his local community in many ways in church, school and township, and always served well. Now he is gone to his final rest. His life was busy-well spent-his end calm and peaceful. | 200 Descendants Of Bisbee Woman Honor Her On Her 90th Anniversary Nearly 200 of the 270 living descendants of Mrs. Margaret Bishop gathered at her home in Bisbee last Sunday to wish her well on the occasion of her 90th birthday anniversary. Attending the celebration were seven of Mrs. Bishop's nine (living) children- Mrs. Susie Nerpel of St. John; Mrs. Katie Bishop of Rolla; Mrs. Alex Abas of Perth;and Louis, Matt, Jake, and Christ Gores, all of Bisbee. Not present were Mrs. Olaf Edwards(Mamie) and Henry Gores of Bremerton, WA. Her other descendants include 72 grandchildren; 145 great-grandchildren and 44 great-great-grandchildren. Energetic beyond her years, Mrs. Bishop maintains her own home at Bisbee, doing all of her own housework. An unmarried grandson, Theodore Heinz, makes his home with her. An expert at crocheting, she finds time to pursue that hobby and to devote much of her energy to women's groups of the Bisbee Catholic Church. For this summer, Mrs. Bishop plans a trip to the west coast where she will visit her son and daughter and other relatives. In recent years she has traveled to Washington several times. A native Minnesotan, the former Margaret Hemmesch was born at Richmond on March 28, 1862. After her marriage on August 19, 1879 to Theodore Gores, she came to the Bisbee area in 1889. Mr. Gores died in 1924. Her marriage to George Bishop, who died in 1935, took place at Bisbee on Feb. 10,1926. In addition to the nine sons & daughters, Mrs. Bishop had four other children who died. | Grandmother Margaret Hemmesch Gores Bishop "Grandma Bishop" ~ 90th Birthday
8: Henry & Sophie Gores | Sophie Barbara Ausey | Henry "Hank" Gores
10: growing | up
11: School Play | Harold | Harry | Yvonne
12: "Family is one of nature's masterpieces" -George Santayana | Matt Gores - Lucy Abas - Joyce Gores Henry A Gores - Henry Gores - Harold Gores Lawrence Gores - Hanna Gores Anges Gores - Sophie Gores- Louise Gores Yvonne - Blanche - Wayne Gores | Nicholas Ausey Family Back: Joe - Bill - John Front: Ellen - Mary (mother) - Agnes Rose - Hazel - Nicholas | Jake & Florence Gores | Martha Hajjar Ausey & her brother David | Florence Gores Chris & Gertie's daughter | Elizabeth Gores Chris & Gertie's daughter
13: Lucy & Alex Abas | Louis & Lucy Gores The Twins | Matt & Hanna Gores on their wedding day | Isadore Gores | Isador & sister Eleanor Gores | Alfred Gores | Nick & Katie Gores' Wedding Matt & Mamie (Nick's brother & sister attending) | Nick Gores Family Donald -Ted - Katie Richard - Ray | Edna | Louis & Stella Gores | Lester | Viola & Donald Wood | James | Lester | Pearl
14: Anna Gores Heinz & Mary | Betty Edwards | Mamie Gores & Olaf Edwards Wedding Matt Gores & Olga Edwards as attendants | LaVern (Ole) Edwards | Mike & Madeline | Mary Heinz Mike's Mother | Ted Heinz | Michael Gores Burned to death age 19 while lighting a stove with gas instead of kerosene. | Letters from home
15: To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush | Brothers & Sisters
16: Harold~Harry~Wayne Sophie~Buddy Blanche~Yvonne Shelia~Martha | Family & Friends
17: Then & Now
18: LeRoy Ernest Waddington & Yvonne Margaret Gores May 26, 1951 | "A love once pure may fade away, but the memories & blessings will never grow faint"
19: Annette Harolyn | Daniel Wayne | Gary LeRoy
20: Robert James Meeker & Yvonne Margaret Waddington May 4th 1963 | "The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart" ~Jeffery Holland | Robert James Meeker & Yvonne Margaret Waddington May 4th 1963 | "The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart" ~Jeffery Holland | Forever Sweethearts
21: Forever Sweethearts
22: “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live."
23: FAMILY | Forever | A mother holds her children's hands for a while; their hearts forever.
24: The FAMILY is ordained of God | Wadd i ng t on | Meeker | Williams | Kay
26: Grandchildren ~JOY comes in seeing our family enter another generation
27: Whether you're family by birth or family by marriage, each one has a special place in Grammy's heart.
28: Grammy never runs out of hugs or cookies - they multiply as fast as the babies! | Oliver | LaMar | Sierra | Rochelle | Sophie | Anya | Liliana | Calvin | Jamie | Leah | Ella | Shelby | Kaden | Jonathan
29: Braylin | Joseph | Shelby | Talmage | Emily | Kaden | McKenna | Molly | Lucy | Rylee | Aurora | Jonathan | Jessica | Sierra | Oliver | Anya | Rochelle | Liliana | LaMar | Sophie | Calvin | Leah | Ella | Jamie
35: Family faces are magic mirrors: Looking at people who belong to us we see the past, present & future