The Great Plains

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 14: Great Week 14 should be great... because that's the theme! It could be someone many generations back (like a great-great-great-great-great-grandfather), an ancestor who did something "great," or someone who was great in some other way. (And remember -- there is no "wrong" way to interpret a theme.… Continue reading The Great Plains

On This Day: Birth of Omar Weldon Laney

Omar Laney was born October 1, 1911, in Joplin, Missouri. He was my paternal grandfather. Omar Laney was the only child of Ernest Arthur Laney and Norma Ethel Lewis, both natives of Missouri. He attended Joplin High School, where he was a member of the ROTC. He was married for a few years to Juanita… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Omar Weldon Laney