|I think that this picture was a favorite of Marjorie's as she was very proud of her service during World War II.|
|Marjorie and her husband Tom came from Sacramento to join us for the 2003 ListFest in Greenville. She was extremely excited about coming to Darke County to visit the graves of her ancestors and meet everybody at the ListFest. She told me how much she had thoroughly enjoyed the day. She is pictured on the left in the back-right studying some material intently with Betty Tyler. We were all very happy to have the opportunity to meet Marjorie and Tom.|
And, in another twist of fate, we found that she and Tom had moved into the same area of Sacramento as our own Wally Garchow.
Marjorie first fully introduced herself to us in Dec. 2002:
Hi to all from Sacramento, CA. Since tomorrow is Veterans Day I thought this would be a good time to mention my W W 2 Navy Hospital Corps Uniforms are on display @ Garst Museum in the Military Room. They are really displayed with care & beautifully done! I was in service from 1944 thru June 1946. After my discharge-I went to Detroit, Mi. (where I had a cousin teaching Nursing in that City). I entered Harper Hosp. School of Nursing Sept. 1947 including Wayne Univ. Grad. Sept. 1950 w/ my R. N.
All of my relatives on my Fathers' side were born or live in DCO since the 1830's. Some: HART-COOK-Keister-Loy-Boone-Brooks-Noffsinger & many others. Thanks for posting this for me & I hope some get to the Military displays, it is a great room! -Marjorie HART Buckmaster
In August of 2002, Marjorie outlined her research interests in Darke County on the Genealogy Queries board:
Researching: HART-COOK-KEISTER-NOFFSINGER - All in DCO. Grt. Gr. Father, Eli COOK was in Civil War, 1863, "I" CO., 18th REG'T. DCO.- Grt. Gr. Father Thomas HART, Civil War, Co."C", 185th REG'T., Thomas Hart Buried in HART Family Plot @ New Teegarden Cm'ty.--Ansonia, Oh.--Eli COOK, Bur: New Lisbon CM'TY., Union City, IND. -- Christian KEISTER, wife, Elizabeth BURGIN KEISTER & her Mother, Catherine Elizabeth, Bur: SNELL CM'TY.-- between Union City & Greenville, OH. Father & Mother of: Eli COOK are--Amos COOK & Elizabeth NOFFSINGER COOK, Bur: Parent CM'TY, near Union City, OH. Any distant cousins out there?? KEISTER family was large-- must be some relatives. Thanks -Marjorie HART Buckmaster--Pioneer, CA.