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Re: Bedow Family Of Pennsylvania
Posted by: Bekki Bedow (ID *****5680) Date: February 09, 2004 at 03:03:28
In Reply to: Re: Bedow Family Of Pennsylvania by Barbara Rush of 54

Hello, Just read your post. I hope we do have a connection. I have been working on this particular Surname for some time with very little to go on. My sources are a little more Senior and have trouble concentrating on such things. Here is a report on the ones I have info on. The people who are currently living are without birth and death info at their requests.

1 Eugene Bedow

Subj:Re: Warren Pierce Trimm
Date:01/01/2002 4:21:47 PM Eastern Standard Time

Because I have the day off, I've had the time to re-read "Pioneer East" fairly carefully. I find four references to the Bedows. I think they date roughly from between 1885 & 1895. 1) " The spinning wheel was becoming so obsolete it was almost a curiosity, yet I can well remember its hum and drone as our neighbor, Mrs. Beadow, spun yarn for her family's socks and mittens. They were an interesting couple. He was a French-Canadian, and she half Indian. They both smoked corn-cob pipes, and seemed to find perfect contentment and companionship in the act. If I were to paint a picture of "serenity," it would be my memory of those two old people sitting in front of an open hearth smoking their pipes." 2) "When I was about five years old, Mother sent me on an errand to Mrs. Bedow. As I came through their orchard a robin lit on a limb. I picked up a stone and threw it at the bird, and it fell to the ground as though dead. When I picked it up, I saw Mrs. Bedow on her porch watching me. I took the bird to show her and, as I opened my hand, the bird flew away. She laughed and said, " Now every time you hear a robin sing you will know it is laughing at the thoughtless boy who threw the stone." Had she said "naughty" boy, I would have felt I had paid the debt by being called naughty. But being called thoughtless left me feeling guilty in a way I could never forget." 3) " Our neighbors, including Mott Porter, loved to spend an afternoon and evening eating apples and drinking cider. Mother would fill a milkpan with choice apples and place them in the center of the table with a large pitcher of cider, where they could eat and drink their fill. Mott Porter was the champion apple eater, followed closely by Gene Bedow." 4) " Gene Bedow was an expert with the broad axe. Instead of joining the barkpeeling crews, he specialized in hewing railroad ties and frames for barns. When he was working you could hear the bell-like tone of his broad axe for a distance of half a mile. He had a family of three boys and a girl. His wife was a redhead with a temper to match, and they often quarreled. One day when he came home from work he found that Ed Gifford had stolen his wife and four children, plus his furniture, and moved to another county. Gene never tried to retrieve them. The comment of the neighbors was that as long as that was his wife's and childrens' choice, we wish them luck. Gene's only comment was, " I am a lucky man." From all the reports that the neighbors got, that was a lucky move for all of them. I never heard a word of criticism or blame from his neighbors."Earliest known story of the Bedows very interesting Sent on to me By Great grand son of Warren Trimm, this is a story told by Lee Simion in a book he wrote.

Spouse:       Alice Grace
Death:       16 Sep 1982, Kingman, Arizona

Children:Clyde Ellsworth (1900-1949)

Other Spouses UNNAMED

1.1 Clyde Ellsworth Bedow
Birth:       10 Jul 1900, Grand Valley, PA
Death:       Dec 1949

Spouse:       Genevieve M. Hart
Birth:       3 Jan 1903, Cambridge Springs, PA
Death:       9 Jul 1991, Union City, PA
Father:       Ernest Hart
Mother:       Estella May Bunce

Children:Lewis Vivian (1925-)
       Donald Ellsworth (1923-1981)
       Raymond Leroy (1931-1995)
       Clive Ellsworth

1.1.1 Lewis Vivian Bedow
Spouse:       Shirley Margaret Seltzer
Father:       John William Seaver Seltzer (1897-1976)
Mother:       Velma Margaret Golding (1890-1976)
Marr:       21 Nov 1945, PA

Children:Gary Seaver (1948-2002)
       Nancy Margaret (1951-)
       Mark Wayne (1953-)
       Lisa Beth (Adopted) (1967-)
       Jason Marcus (Adopted) (1972-) Gary Seaver Bedow
Birth:       24 Nov 1948
Death:       26 Dec 2002, Union City, Erie, PA Nancy Margaret Bedow
**************************************** Mark Wayne Bedow
**************************************** Jennifer Bedow
Death:       3 months old Lisa Beth Bedow Adopted
************************************ Jason Marcus Bedow Adopted
1.1.2 Donald Ellsworth Bedow
Birth:       11 Jan 1923
Death:       Jul 1981, Waterford, PA

1.1.3a Raymond Leroy Bedow*
Birth:       9 Mar 1931
Death:       6 Jun 1995, Dexter, Stoddard County, Missori

Spouse:       Ruth Sedrick
Father:       Charles Alvin Sedrick
Mother:       ? Jackson

Other Spouses Sipes

1.1.3b Raymond Leroy Bedow* (See above)

Spouse:       Sipes

Other Spouses Ruth Sedrick

1.1.4 Clive Ellsworth Bedow Jr.

1.2 Merle Bedow

1.3 Marion Bedow

1.4 Ernest Bedow

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