My Old Pictures
The big picture is hard to put in a few words. I am William Erickson. These pictures are from my maternal grandmother's side of the family. More details will eventually appear inside each page as I have time.
To get to the Fulton's, we go to my mother Rita Gayle Larson, her mother, Loiz Arle Little, her mother Ruby Evangeline Hummer, her mother Clarissa Labonta Fulton and her father, Levi Fulton.
To get to the Gorder's, we go to my mother Rita Gayle Larson, her mother Loiz Arle Little, her mother Ruby's sister Ora Hummer, married to Paul Gorder.
To get to the Hummer's, we go to my mother Rita Gayle Larson, her mother Loiz Arle Little, her mother Ruby Evangeline Hummer, her father James S. Hummer and his father John Hummer.
To get to the Lahti's, we go to my mother Rita Gayle Larson, her mother Loiz Arle Little's sister Naida Clarissy Little married to Lincoln Martel Lahti.
To get to the Little's, we go to my mother Rita Gayle Larson, her mother Loiz Arle Little, her father William Hamilton Little, his father William Harrison Little and his father William H. Little.
Grandma Loiz is my mother Rita Gayle Larson's mother.
David and Rita
My mother Rita Gayle Larson and her brother David Alan Larson.
Photo Album One is mostly about the Little's and Carlson's.
Photo Album Two is mostly about the Little's circa 1923.
Old letters mostly between James Hummer and Clarissa Fulton in the 1870's to the 1880's.
These are pictures of my Dad's (Erick P. Erickson) family
Our family and Friends
These are pictures of our family and friends mostly from the 40's to the 80's.
In Search Of
In search of Great Uncle Billy, a 58 year old mystery.
Unknown or Not identified Pictures
Some have names, some don't. I don't know how they fit into the family.
Back in the day, everybody with a Fulton in their family tree thought they were related to Robert Fulton, the steamboat inventor and stories passed through the generations. Our family also heard these stories. Based on the date of death of Robert Fulton and the birth dates of his children (his only son died a bachelor) compared to the birth dates of the Fulton's in my pages, I have concluded to a high degree of certainty that we are not related to him.
Also back in the day, almost everybody in the United States incorrectly thought they were related to Anneke Jan, Queen of Holland with subsequent roots to William of Orange and/or William the Conquerer. This is simply not true. First of all, she was not related to any royalty. There were some lawsuits involving the sale of huge portions of Manhattan in New York City and everybody wanted a piece of it. Fake family trees were generated to prove claims. In the end, there were no huge rewards, the suits had no merit, and the only winners were the family tree makers. Read about it HERE. Our family also was told these stories about us being "Yankee Dutch" and being related to her. Once again, we are not related.
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