Beloved brother RAY and sister LORENE LEDFORD: This is a pic of my grandmother and great uncle, her only sibling RAY in about 1916 in and around Imperial County, Los Angeles CA.
Nicholas and Lorene (Ledford) KIRWAN with their first child MARCIA KATHLEEN KIRWAN (Standley): My mom when she was brand new and just home from the hospital, with her proud mom and dad in the Southern California sunshine! Summer 1936 - mom was born July 23, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA
This is the last formal portrait photo of my grandmother, taken in preparation of a long awaited tour of ASIA a few years before her death. She was an extraordinary woman that few ever forgot once they met her, and NEVER forgot once they knew her!
Domitilla AGUILAR Kincaid headstone in Ellis Ranch Cemetery, Descanso CA: This is the tombstone and gravesite of my GGGrandmother, and daughter of Spanish Pioneers Gavino and Antonia Aguilar of Descanso, CA and Spain. Gavino's father was Rosario Aguilar and one of his brothers was Blase Aguilar, also of the area. When Gavino died suddenly (murdered) his estate did not pass to his widow, but to the family of his eldest daughter Ysidora Aguilar ELLIS, wife of very accomplished businessman, rancher, and property owner of the area. The stone sits in the National Monument Registered cemetery "Ellis Family Ranch Cemetery" in Descanso, CA near San Diego.
Josephine (Kincaid) Jones with her niece Marcia (Kirwan) Standley: Here is Great Aunt Jo with my mother at the Los Angeles home in about 1938. Josephine was the sister of Lucy Emma Cecelia Kincaid Ledford and they shared a mother, Domitilla Aguilar Kincaid - a pioneer family of CALIFORNIA from Spain.
Brother to my GGGGrandfather, Gavino Aguilar - and uncle to my GGrandmother - here is the family home of Blas Aguilar which you can still visit today near San Diego, CA
Nicholas Pierce Kirwan, aka "Nick" Kirwan attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and played 3 years Varsity for Coach "Pop" Warner as one of his Quarterbacks. He played for Stanford for their very first Rose Bowl appearance against Notre Dame, and was second string to the great Ernie Nevers. Ernie almost won that game for Stanford with two broken ankles, and my grandfather sat rapt and ready on the bench, but Ernie played a very fine game despite the loss.
This is my great Aunt Elsa shortly before she passed. Her mother was Domitilla Aguilar Kincaid and her father was Elam Orson Kincaid. Her sisters were Josphine Kincaid Jones, Ellla Kincaid Hanneman, Lucy Emma Cecelia Kincaid Ledford and her brother was Eddie Kincaid. They all graduated from Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego. My grandmother was in-part raised by Aunt Elsa after her mom, Lucy, could not.
Aunt Elsa married Samuel F. Chillingworth, Jr. of Hawaii and lived there happily ever after there as "Aunt Kinky" but missed her family in California terribly. She and Sam are buried side by side at the Episcopal Church in Kona Kailua, Hilo Hawaii on the big island, where they raised a family.
This the only precious daughter of Lorene Edgar Ledford (Ed) and Lucy Emma Cecilia(Kincaid) Ledford -- Lorene Edna Ledford -- when she was about 5 months old. Lorene was born August 11, 1906 and was raised as very small child by her parents and then later with her wonderful cousins under the loving parental leadership of Dallas and Mattie Ledford, and their 10 children.
John B. Heiken is the son of Henry B. Heiken, originally of Hanover, Germany and Margaret Egan Heiken, originally of Queens County, Ireland. He is the brother of Fred Henry Heiken, Hobart W. Heiken, Josephine Heiken and Annie, Henry and Isabella.
John married Miss Inga Hess of Santa Rosa, whose parents were "well and favorably known pioneers of Sonoma County".