Posted in August 2012

Pioneer School Photo

Clarence Bright (1882-1956) (front row, third from the right) was the father of Neil Bright (1919-2012), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. Clarence’s sister Coe (back row, second from left), sister Mate (back row, fourth from left), brother Charley (front row, second from left) and brother Art (front row, fourth from the right) attended … Continue reading

Carl Theodore Schmidt

Carl T. Schmidt (1884-1969) was the father of Harold Arthur Schmidt (1922-2011), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. Carl Theodore Schmidt came to Nebraska on an orphan train from New York City. Families in the Midwest could choose the orphan they wanted, and a family chose Carl “because he was so small.” Dad farmed … Continue reading

A Poem about Charles and Rachel Bright

Charles and┬áRachel Bright were the parents of Clarence Bright (1882-1956), who was the father of Neil Bright (1919-2012), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. Our Grandparents by Edna Lytle Mercer Too few has God given the privilege, Of having Grandparents like ours. It’s one of the things I am proudest of, And have been … Continue reading

Sandy (Schmidt) Bright’s 60th Birthday Song

Lyrics by Curtis Bright sung to the tune of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver 1940’s… in Virginia, Harold and Clyda, had a baby Saundra. Now she’s older, older than the trees, Younger than the mountains, tooting like a breeze! ((CHORUS)) Saundra Kaye, sixty today, But her hair, isn’t gray! She’s a granny, … Continue reading

Frank Timerman and Charles Bright

Frank Timerman (1858-1924) was the father of Minnie Elsie Timerman (1887-1938), who was the mother of Neil Bright (1919-2012), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. Charles Bright (1841-1931) was the father of Clarence Bright (1882-1956), who was the father of Neil Bright (191-2012), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. THE SOUVENIR STELLA PRESS … Continue reading

Tena John Hartog

Tena John Hartog (1888-1975) was the mother of Harold Arthur Schmidt (1922-2010), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. Tena John (Hartog) Schmidt was a hard worker. She stayed at home most of the time and kept a fine garden. I’d say she did the work of three women. When they lived in Colorado, Mom … Continue reading

Pleasant Murphy’s Will

Pleasant Murphy (1786-1863) was the father of Ann Maria Murphy (1822-1909), who was the mother of Ann Elizabeth Pendleton (1843-1928), who was the mother of Albert Gaines Gibson (1871-1922), who was the father of Idabel Amanda Gibson (1892-1983), who was the mother of Jeanette Anne Williams (1921-1968), who was the grandmother of Curt Bright. In … Continue reading

Williams-Bright Wedding Announcement

Jeanette Ann Williams and Neil Bright are the grandparents of Curt Bright. Williams-Bright Wedding Mr. and Mrs. W. C. L. Williams announce the wedding of their daughter, Miss Jeanette Ann Williams, to Neil Bright at half past six o’clock, Thursdays evening, September 28, 1939. ┬áThe marriage lines were read by Rev. Harold Sweezey in the … Continue reading