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Laura Prescott Accepts New Position at Ancestry.com PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Sunday, 09 March 2014 12:48

GFA member (#554) Laura Grinnell Prescott is starting a new job at Ancestry.com as director of curriculum development. Laura is a former GFA board member, and attended the recent Glacier National Park reunion. Currently residing in Brookline, NH, a move to Ancestry's headquarters state of Utah is expected in the near future. Congratulations to Laura from all of us at the Grinnell Family Association!


Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 March 2014 12:58 )
 
Newsletter is Here! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 19:12

Newsletter CoverThe Winter 2014 Grinnell Family Association Official Newsletter is in the mail! Really! After much delay for which I (Larry Grinnell) take most of the blame, the newsletter went to the printer last week. I have been advised that it went to the post office this week. Members who prefer to have their newsletters sent electronically should have theirs now. They went out early Tuesday (April 8).

If you are a paid-up member and have not received your electronic version, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you are expecting the print version and have not received it by Wednesday, April 16, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This is a very special edition that commemorates the recent GFA reunion at Glacier National Park and Grinnell Glacier. It's all color, and 16 pages in length.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 00:28 )
 
Roger Lee Grinnell (1946-2013) PDF Print E-mail
Written by David L. Grinnell (GFA #95)   
Sunday, 15 December 2013 14:01

Roger Grinnell with grandson Cameron Matthew Ruggeri, taken in 2007I am sorry to have to report the passing of Roger Lee Grinnell, the younger and much loved brother of GFA Board Member, David Lawrence Grinnell, on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Roger Lee Grinnell, GFA #564, was born September 14, 1946 the youngest son of Clairmont Livesey Grinnell, Jr. and Mildred Anna Gladding. Roger was married to Patricia Ann Sullivan and was the proud father of Dawn Michael Grinnell, Jacqueline Leigh Grinnell Ruggieri, and Rebecca Lynn Hennion and the loving grandfather of 4 grandchildren.

Roger retired from the US Coast Guard Reserve with the military rank of Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9), and with whom he served during Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf of Arabia. He was a jeweler with the J. H. Breaknell & Co. Jewelry Company of Newport, Rhode Island and worked for years as a foreign car technician in the Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island area.

Roger was an 8th great grandson of Matthew Greenell and his wife Rose French, as well as a descendant of Roger Williams and Anne Marbury Hutchinson. Roger was also a member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of the Sons of the Revolution and the Order of the Founders and Patrirots of America through Matthew Greenell, Founder and Robert Grinnell, Patriot.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 December 2013 14:51 )
 
Reunion at Glacier Nat'l Park Big Success PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Saturday, 10 August 2013 15:56

The Grinnell Family Association recently wrapped up a fabulous reunion at Glacier National Park. 34 Grinnell descendants and their families attended. More in a few days.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 August 2013 16:18 )
 
A Grinnell Was A Co-founder of the Society of Mayflower Descendants PDF Print E-mail
Written by David L. Grinnell, GFA #95   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:31

As I sit here in my very comfortable home reading the The Mayflower Quarterly Diamond Jubilee Edition, published in celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Mayflower Quarterly, “the primary means of communication by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants”1, I again think about the treacherous and very dangerous journey our Pilgrim Ancestors experienced onboard the Mayflower during the fall months crossing the Atlantic Ocean and indeed, during the first winter when more than half of their number died.

With a deep desire to honor my Pilgrim Ancestors, I have filed nineteen (19) initial and supplemental applications which have been approved by the General Society; I have also joined The Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred, the Delano Kindred, and The Pilgrim John Howland Society, all in an effort to pay tribute to their ideals, their stamina, and their willingness to be governed by a communal, mutual agreement outlined in the Mayflower Compact.

Again, from the Mayflower Quarterly Diamond Jubilee Edition, “The General Society was established in January 1897 by four State Societies (New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania).” 2

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:51 )
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