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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gertrude Watson Jacobs

Obituary: Gertrude Watson Jacobs / A founder of Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Dec. 15, 1921 - June 2, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009

By Sally Kalson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


A founder of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, now located in Dorseyville, Mrs. Jacobs was an organizer of the group's first pow-wow, or Native American festival, in 1979. The event, featuring craft vendors, food, demonstrations and dance competitions, has taken place every September since then, and last year she was honored for nearly 30 years of work on the festival."


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

important note on Portuguese Jews

This post is very interesting...a must read for anyone doing research regarding Melungeons and their origins.




" Of Plum Boro, peacefully on August 2, 2009. Husband of Melvyn Rose; mother of Athena Niccole Rose and Chanel Giavonnia Rose Wissner; grandmother of Magdalena Bernadette Wissner; daughter of Marjorie Maynor-Banks and the late Andrew Price McNeill; sister of Andrew Price, Charles Edward, Jerry and Mary Joy McNeill, Donald and Deborah Lee Royal and Theresa O. Royal- Washington; honorary sister of Patricia Northern and Darlene Culberson-Bey; niece of Hattie Hunt; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends."

Peggy was a special lady with a heart as big as the heavens. Her service to uphold the law was outstanding. She gave herself to teach the children dancing, beading and much much more. Love never dies. She will always be with us in spirit.