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Erlene Best

AncientFaces Member since May 29, 2015

About: I have been researching my family history for over 10 years. I have open doors and looked behind them, and to my surprise you should see what I have found.

Researching: Mcpherson, Rice, Bennett, Sharpe, Waldron, Best, Christopher, Bremmer, Blanco

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A photo of Esther A Sharpe
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A photo of Henry "Blackie" Escalante.
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A photo of Henry "Blackie" Escalante in the Escalante Flying Act.
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Susan Texanna Richardson, Wife of James Conelius Kincheloe, married 18 Feb 1866, Virginia
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"According to the Alexandria Gazette Captain James C. Kincheloe, a guerilla chieftain of the Chincapen Rangers and later a raider of Mosby's command, who lived in Clifton Station, wrote an interesting story about a rendezvous at the Reid farm. Captain Kincheloe wrote that while he was operating behind the Union lines, he met at William Reid's house a Miss Elizabeth Frobel, the sister of Ann Frobel, who lived at Wilton Hill and kept a diary during the war. Miss Frobel had with her a pair of gold spurs that friends and admirers from Prince George's County, Maryland, had made for General Robert E. Lee. The gold spurs were put in Captain Kincheloe's care and he was requested to send them through the Confederate lines. However, there is no documentation whether General Lee ever received these gold spurs from his admirers."
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Henry Acevedo Escalante and the Escalante Circus Also was a stunt man for the movies.
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Movie Stunt man- High Wire Act in Escalante Circus. Extract L.A. Times Obiturary by Myrna Oliver 1/29/01 Henry "Blackie" Escalante, scion of a family of circus trapeze artists who went on to become Hollywood stuntman, doubling for such stars as Johnny Weissmuller in "Tarzan" films, died January 23rd. He was 86. Reared in the Boyle Heights area of east Los Angeles, Escalante was the great grandson of a circus owner in Mexico and grandson of Mariano Escalante, who founed the Escalante Brothers Circus after the family moved to Los Angeles in 1911. Like his grandfather, father and uncles, Henry Escalante mastered the trapeze and "flew" with the family circus and others. Escalante remained before the cameras for more than four decades, performing various character notes, as well as acrobatic and other stunts.
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Mother and father to Clinton John Michael Wells
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Clinton John Michael Wells born 21 Aug 1918, 19 Sept 1997, was married to Edith Louisa Blow, Farnham, Surrey England, on 13 March 1943/ Burial Capital Memoria Gardens, Ottawa Ontario Canada
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Cora Eudora "Hawpe" McPherson, wife of Jacob Marion McPherson and his children 1938
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Erlene Best my great grandparents.
Sep 29, 2014 · posted to the photo Henry & Martha (Green) Bremmer
Erlene Best Lucy Messersmith Sharpe is my grandmother. Above photos are my great grandparents.
Sep 29, 2014 · posted to the photo Mr. and Mrs. Moore I.P. Sharpe
Erlene Best Henry Acevedo "Blackie" Escalante Birth 04 DEC 1915 in Los Angeles, California, USA Death 23 JAN 2002 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Oct 05, 2013 · posted to the photo Henry Escalante
Erlene Best son of Cruz Escalante, part of Escalante Circus in 40's
Oct 04, 2013 · posted to the story Nick Escalante, member of Desi Arnaz Band