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Grandma Maxine Shirts’ 90th Birthday: Amazing stories of her ancestors

On July 25, 2013, my grandmother, Dorothy Maxine Baird Shirts, celebrated her 90th birthday in Cedar City, Utah with a bunch of the Shirts clan.  For those interested, here are the PowerPoint slides with pictures of her ancestors and maps showing where they lived etc:  Maxines90th

and the text for their narration  Maxines90thTEXT

For Family:  If you have corrections or stories about our ancestors that you could contribute to their histories, please email them to my father at randy_shirts@byu.edu.

Bessie Kathryn Gibson Hanson 1908-2012

Bessie Kathryn Gibson Hanson was born April 20th, 1908 and passed away February 7th, 2012.  During her life the first Model T Ford was built, the Titanic sank, the 19th Amendment was ratified and and the women took back the right vote, both World Wars were fought, twelve men walked on the moon, and the internet was invented.  And she lived through it all with grace, and a dash of sass.  Here are just a few pictures to commemorate her extraordinary life.  Love you, Grandma.

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