Big Pigeon webpage Family > Allied Families, updated by RAC 22 Nov 2020.
==> Part 1 - Links to Allied Families Reports.
For the families of my wife and two stepsons:
- The Older Descendants of the Five Dennis Brothers (including Goldman and Fine Families) - My father-in-law, Albert Dennis, was born in Maine to Jennie Goldman and adopted into the Dennis family. (updated Feb ’16)
- Older Relatives of Max Shower - Max Shower, a merchant in Terre Haute, Indiana, was my wife's maternal grandfather.
- The Shatsky and Allied Families of Terre Haute, Indiana - Anna (Shatsky) Shower was my wife's maternal grandmother. (added Appendix 4 - the Ebner family 31 Aug '16)
- Albert Dennis in World War II - Albert Dennis, my father-in-law, served in the Southwest Pacific on the USS Oyster Bay, a Patrol Torpedo Boat tender.
- The Mobley and Arnold Families of Terre Haute, Indiana - My stepsons' paternal grandparents were Archie Mobley and Pauline Arnold (updated 1 Jan '17).
- The Family of Joseph Walsh with Appendix The Legacy of the Lafayette Escadrille - Joseph Walsh, a Boston policeman and the maternal grandfather of my older stepson's ex-wife, served in World War I with the sucessor squadron of the Lafayette Escadrille. (revised 4 Sep '17)
- The Family of Frances (Ledwith) Stein - Frances was the paternal grandmother of my younger stepson's wife.
For my oldest daughter and her husband:
- The Older Descendants of Samuel Wood - Samuel Wood, an ancestor of my oldest daughter, was a pioneer of Harrison County, Iowa.
- Lloyd Joyce in World War II - Lloyd Joyce, my oldest daughter's father-in-law and a Garden City, Kansas farmer, fought in the Southwest Pacific in four separate locations with the 112th Cavalry Regiment.
For my younger two daughters:
- Family Roots of the Christiansen Daughters - Mostly covers the ancestors of their mother, who was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa (updated 1 Jan '17).
World War II deaths among my blood relatives and relatives by marriage:
- Allied Family Members Lost in World War II - updated 20 Apr '19
==> Part 2 - Additional Allied Families Information.
Above are links to reports for families that are related to my wife, to our children or their spouses, or to my numerous aunts and uncles. Each report is in a .pdf file. As I update these reports, I will record the date updated. — Robert A. “Bob” Christiansen, 2 Jun '17
Sources for the Allied Families webpage:
- The webpage header photo, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, is courtesy of navsource.org. On this German ship, Conrad Shower, my wife's youngest great-uncle, immigrated in 1911. When placed into service in 1906, it was briefly the largest ship in the world, until the Lusitania entered service in 1907. During WW I, it was siezed by the Allies.