Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In Memory Of Diana, Princess Of Wales

Diana Frances Spencer
b. July 1st, 1961 d. August 31st, 1997

married from July 29th, 1981 to August 28th, 1996 for fifteen years to

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George
b. November 14th, 1948

Children: William b. June 21st, 1982 and Henry "Harry" b. September 15th, 1984

Grandchildren: George b. July 22nd, 2013 Charlotte b. May 2nd, 2015

Good morning my dears.

Today, is the twentieth anniversary since Diana, Princess of Wales went home to the LORD. So, as a tribute, I thought I'd share some pictures we took earlier this summer, around what would've been her fifty-sixth birthday in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which she nicknamed "KP".

The Kensington Palace tea rooms and gift shop.

This year, the historic sunken gardens were planted in a simple white flora. Here's a list of all the flowers planted.

Memories from August 31st, 1997

The night before Diana, Princess of Wales died in a fatal car accident my sister and I had a sleepover in the living room. We were bundled up in our duvets, and makeshift beds from feather pillows.
Early the next morning, I turned on the television to watch one of my favorite cartoons, Madeline. Instead, channel, after channel had news reports that Diana, Princess of Wales was in a serious car accident.
Less than an hour later, I heard the news that she had died. She was four months younger than my mum, so to say I was in shock, is an understatement.

So I frantically ran into my mums bedroom and said: “Princess Diana is dead”. I have never seen my mum wake up so fast, taking a second to decide on my credibility. She leapt out of bed, put on her nightgown and walked into the living room where the news station repeated "Diana, Princess of Wales, died, aged 36..."
In the days, weeks, and months afterwards I think everyone was in shock, and because she was so young, I think that's why twenty years on she is still well-remembered.

Kiki Nakita

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Becker Family (3 Generations)

The Becker Family (3 generations). My husband's maternal grandmother's line.

Becker Name Meaning

Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’. It would have been used for the person with responsibility for baking bread in the kitchen of a great household, or for the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. In the latter case, the right to run this oven and change money or loaves in return for its use was often a hereditary feudal privilege.

Our line of the Becker's goes back 167 years to the year 1850.


Jacob Becker
b. January 3rd, 1850 d. June 6th, 1918
a. October 24th, 1904 NYC

Anna Maria Schnur
b. February 11th, 1855 d. November 14th, 1926

3rd great-grandparents of husband

Places lived: Hungary, Bulgaria, Chicago, Illinois, US

Death certificate for Anna Becker, nee Schnur

Peter Becker
b. June 27th, 1875 d. April 5th, 1954
a. 1906

Margaretha "Maggie" Haich
b. April 10th, 1877 d. February 20th, 1956
a. 1906

2nd great-grandparents of husband

Places lived: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria
Heart River, North Dakota, US, Eugene, Oregon, US

Peter Becker

Maggie Becker, nee Haich
Peter and Maggie Becker

Maggie Becker, nee Haich
US Census, 1910

North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1915

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card, 1918, for Peter Becker
North Dakota, Territorial and State Census, 1925, for Peter Becker

US Census, 1930
US Census, 1940

Peter and Maggie's memorial stone.

Elizabeth Agnes Becker
b. April 21st, 1902 d. April 22nd, 1984

Frank Nick Jungers
b. January 11th, 1902 d. January, 1969

great-grandparents of husband

Places Lived: Bulgaria,
Regent, North Dakota, US, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Frank and Elizabeth Jungers, nee Becker on their wedding day.

US Census, 1930

US Census, 1940

US City Directory, 1947

US City Directory, 1960, 2nd line on right page

Frank and Elizabeth's memorial stone.

Happy genealogy researching,

-Kiki Nakita-

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