TO MY FAMILY (and INTERESTED FRIENDS); My brother’s Gary and Ted; to their children and grandchildren; My cousin Ardyth and her family; it is important for you to know the story of our name change from Wherrett to Tomlinson.
For almost twenty years I have research this line so I know it well. I have to remember that in telling/writing this story that the one reading is very new to the facts and it is hard to keep it all straight.
For me to write about the Wherrett/Tomlinson story I need your feedback of how I’m doing in helping you know your biological ancestors. Please contact me with any questions, suggestions of where I need improvement in writing about our paternal/paternal line. I do want to publish this information into a book so help me do a good job."Our family is like the branches of a tree. We may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one."
Love you all.
Love you all.
Already there seem to be some confusion in who is who in the very first post.
I hope by the 'pedigree' below it will make more sense before I go onto the next posts. This confusion has to do with four men with the same names; George Wherrett Tomlinson and George Tomlinson.
George W. Tomlinson is my grandfather who was named after his step-grandfather George Tomlinson. Did my grandfather George W. know his biological name was Wherrett and his step-grandfather who he knew well was indeed a step-grandfather? I think so but, it was not talked about. It was the family secret. The other two to keep straight is Edward Aaron Wherrett the first husband of Matilda and their first born son Edward Aaron Wherrett Jr. aka Edward Aaron Tomlinson.
There are twists and turn in the story of Matilda and her first husband Edward Aaron the father of her two boys, Edward Aaron Jr. and James Wherrett.
The picture above is the only picture I have of Dad with his father George. Dad was thirteen years old. It was taken on the 4th of July 1927 in Ogden, Utah.
More to come soon.
Hope to hear from you.