Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lovely Lady and Synchronicity



This lovely lady is my husband's maternal great grandmother: Lucille Martin Overdeer.
She was born in Washington State near where our daughter now lives. 
We had no idea when she met and married that she was moving to the very town where some of her father's family was from.

Such is family history. Full of synchronicity and surprise.


Lucille came to Arizona with her parents. They lived the Globe/Miami area where she met her future husband, William E. Overdeer. They had two children; a son and a daughter.

She passed away in the Miami Inspiration Hospital in 1920 leaving a father, two sisters, a brother, a husband and two children. My husband was born there 31 years later. 

As we followed through on the genealogy and traced the family to Washington my daughter and I have been able to visit the cemeteries and learn even more. Jessica lives in a tiny farm community and there in that tiny cemetery lie Lucille's brother, sister and brother-in-law.

It never ceases to amaze me the smallness of this world and the connections we all have.

Those other ladies are sisters and friends. Looks like they were having fun doesn't it?

Have you done your family history? Do you have synchronicity in your family? Other interesting stories to share?