First Families Luncheon 2023

The 35th Annual First Families Luncheon was held on April 22, 2023 at the Trinity UM Church. After enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by the Church Ladies, the Induction Ceremony was held. This year, we had 8 new members and those new members proved 23 new ancestors.

The new members include:

  • David L Sears, proving ancestors Enoch Smith Sears, Laura Marvin Sears, Floyd Sears, Victorine P Clark Sears and Smith Sears
  • Charlotte Chipps, proving Conrad Rinehart, Sally Sarah Salome Rinehart, Benjamin Rinehart and Joshua Rinehart
  • David Kinzler and Kurt Kinzler, proving Elisha Barry
  • Lois Virginia Kinney Sawyer, proving Barnabas C Pierce, Nancy Wildman Pierce, Perry M Pierce, Lois Amanda Gano Pierce, Elijah Gano and Chloe D Stephens Gano
  • Jean Marie Showalter Smith, proving Lewis Biggs and Elizabeth Ann Ely Biggs
  • Judith Ann Carpenter Bowers, proving Lyman Carpenter, Nancy Lewis Carpenter, Lafayette Carpenter, Adam Brenizer, Elisha Barry, Yelverton P Barry, Hannah Elizabeth Benedict Barry, Eli Benedict, Elizabeth Shaw Benedict, Jonathan Shaw, Ruth Welch Shaw, Reuben Benedict Sr, Aaron Benedict Sr, Elizabeth Knowles Benedict, John Cook, Louise Nicholas Cook, David Cook, Eli Ulrey, Maria J Powell Ulrey, Joseph Ulrey, Sarah Hupp Ulrey, Elder Peter Powell, Esther W Kaufman/Coffman, Christian Kaufman/Coffman, and Christina Groves Kaufman/Coffman
  • Constance Joyce Rinehart Charles, proving Conrad Rinehart, Sarah Sally Salome Rinehart, Joshua Rinehart, and Benjamin Franklin Rinehart

In addition, we approved supplemental applications for Devera Dawn Ritz and Mary Kay Disterdick.

After the Induction service, Pamela Whitney Gray presented a program on “My Favorite Barns”
Following are some snapshots from the days activities.