The family of
Ronald D. Hughes
Welcome to the
web site of Ronald D. Hughes of Henderson Nevada. The site consists of
numerous pages grouped together by subject as shown in the yellow boxes
to the left. Some pages will allow
you to 'drill down' to other pages.
Click here to send
Ron an email (ron at hughesheritage dot org)
First Things First
I've been designated as the "Keeper Of The Records"
For the Class of 1961, Owego Free Academy.
Listed below are links to current information regarding our classmates.
Some classmates do not wish to have their EMail address, phone number, and/or mailing address listed on the web. Send me an EMail if you wish to contact someone and I will forward it to them. Same with a phone call. In addition, I maintain a list of classmates that do not want to be contacted.
During the past few months, I've become hooked on viewing
videos and related material. Below are links to my favoriate.
Once you reach the below links, there are dozens of others to click on.
(Each Selection Will Open A New Page In Your Browser)
Yellow boxes on the left:
||The personal website of the Hughes Family of Henderson,
Nevada. It is probably of no interest to anyone except family
members. Lots of pictures and bits and pieces about the family.
Presents information for the family
of William Rensselaer Brooks I, my Great-Grandfather. Lots
of interesting stuff, especially for those researching the Brooks
||Displays pictures of my Aunts, Uncles and their children. They
are the offspring of William Rensselaer Brooks II.
||Links to a series of pages related to family involvement in the
||Links to genealogical information for the family of Torrison
deLos Ensign, grandfather of Jennie (Jane) Mable Ensign.
||Links to lots of stuff pertaining to the Hughes/Harris/Olds families.
||Connects you to my wife's family (Fritz, McHenry, Miller,
||Will take you to various genealogy reports
Click here to find out what
day of the week a certain date falls on
Click here to read a couple
If you know how old someone was (years, months and days)
of death and their date of death but not date of birth, click here.
Click here to
view Coats' of Arms associated with the Brooks, Hughes,
How to determine relationships,
i.e., cousins and 'removeds'
(You will need a PDF Reader to open this file)
PONDER THE DASH
you view the various pages on this site dealing with genealogy,
I suggest you keep a few things in mind. Each person has
a date of birth, some have a date of death, and others are
still living. The common format for indicating these factors
is "1868-1892", "1989- ",
etc. Although the dates may differ, they have a common thread,
i.e., the ‘dash’.
You have a unique heritage.
Many of the things that make you who you are were given to you
long before you had a choice. Not just the color of your eyes
or talent for athletics or music, but the ways you value nature,
enjoy the company of others, etc. All these have been caught
and taught over the course of your life by parents, teachers,
classmates, folks in church, friends, and too many others to
a few moments to remember a few of those people who have been
important in shaping your personality. It doesn’t take long to begin to recall a
"cloud of witnesses". Can you single out just three
people who have been most important to you? What legacy did they
When we are working hard
in the present to make the best possible lives we can for ourselves
and our families, we often forget that past, present, and future
are bound together in each of our lives. We each have a story
to tell, a story that moves from our past into our future. The
dash kinda joins our date of birth to our date of death. However,
a lot goes on in between.
above heading is
"PONDER THE DASH". One definition of ponder is to consider
or deliberate. As we look over the history of our families, we
should ask ourselves "What took place in that persons life
during the ‘dash’, and how does that affect our lives
today. How do our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, affect
our lives today? What were we taught by others that we use today,
subconsciously or otherwise. What likes, dislikes, prejudices,
etc. do we have because of our ancestors?
that you’ve pondered
for awhile, think about how YOU have affected the life
of someone else. What have YOU taught a son or daughter,
or someone else’s child that they will pass along to their
there’s a bit
of realism in the old saying "You’re just like your
______". You fill in the blank.
I hope you find the information
on this site informative and interesting. If you ponder for awhile,
you may even find it enlightening.
A LIGHT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Go on in the way you are going.
Leave your lights burning behind you
so that others coming after you may benefit thereby.
Perchance, your boy or girl, passing that way some day,
may point to a lamp you left and say, gratefully and with pride,
'My Dad left that light burning'.
by Jack W. Brisco
In search for an ancestor with
the family name
Who in history has some claim to fame.
I'd like to find someone who was great,
One whose actions I'd be proud to relate.
Alas, it's true - no one can find
Who made a contribution to mankind.
Then I wonder if, in some future year
Another searches for someone to revere
And finds my name on the tree,
Will he or she be proud of me.
This page last updated
on Nov 11,2014