Christmas Holiday Shopping Adventure

©Renee 2012

The holiday season is not complete without a bit of shopping. A special locket, jacket or warm and cozy slippers make that hot tea, cocoa or spiced apple cider by the fire one of the best moments in life. While the best things in life are free, a bit of sparkle adds to the cheer and festivities. In the end, only memories are left over, until the next year begins.

Let us take a peek at Christmas traditions and those that create them.

Happy Christmas, New Year and tidings of great joy.

We will start here, as they had an entire Christmas room called Santaland !

Miller & Rhoads – Where Christmas is a Legend”

Miller & Rhoads was a Virginia-based department store chain. Throughout its 105 year life-span, the store played an active role in the Richmond community, along with its friendly cross-street rival Thalhimers.

In 1885, Linton Miller, Webster Rhoads, and Simon Gerhart opened a dry goods store in Richmond, Virginia. The store—Miller, Rhoads, & Gerhart—opened with an initial investment of $3,000. In 1888, Miller, Rhoads, & Gerhart moved to 509 E. Broad Street.

Simon Gerhart relocated to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1890 and opened his own store there. It was at this time that the nameplate of the Richmond store changed to Miller & Rhoads. By 1909, the Richmond Broad Street store covered nearly half a city block, and by 1924, it covered an entire block, stretching from Broad to Grace Street.

During the middle part of the 20th century, the growth of Miller & Rhoads in Richmond was at its peak. The store was home to the ever-popular Tea Room, which featured regular fashion shows, and signature menu items such as the Missouri Club, Brunswick stew, and chocolate silk pie.

As time progressed, Miller & Rhoads began to boast modern conveniences like a 1,000 car parking garage (shared with Thalhimers), air conditioning and escalators. The store also hosted famous writers, art exhibits and other community events that helped add a cosmopolitan flair to the city.

Santaland and the “real” Santa Claus

Every Christmas season, a room on the 7th floor of Miller & Rhoads transformed into a magic wonderland called Santaland. The room was dimly lit, but thousands of tiny, white lights gave the appearance of night stars overhead. Woodland scenes with lifelike, animated animals were strategically placed throughout the room. Fully decorated trees adorned a path leading to the beautiful stage. Onstage were a huge fireplace, a Christmas tree, and a golden chair with a red velvet back and seat where Santa Claus sat.[2]

Santaland became so much a part of the Richmond store’s folklore that the company began doing commercials with the tagline “Miller & Rhoads – Where Christmas is a Legend”

Even now, years after Miller & Rhoads closed its doors, Santa Claus still holds court in downtown Richmond, first shifting to Thalhimers in 1990, then to the Sixth Street Marketplace (more below) after Thalhimers closed, and currently sees children at the Children’s Museum of Richmond each holiday season.

The real magic of the Miller & Rhoads’ Santas was that they knew every child’s name – greeting them by name as they walked up to him – a tradition that lives on today. Stories exist of parents who’ve driven their children to Richmond from as far away as Texas – or grandparents who’ve flown their grandchilden from Colorado just to see THE Santa.

William Rhodes Davis and his son:

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  1. Renee says:
    Mary Campbell1
    F, #244151, d. 17 April 1872

    Mary Campbell|d. 17 Apr 1872|p24416.htm#i244151|Colin Campbell, 1st of Colgrain|b. 8 Jan 1782\nd. 1863|p24410.htm#i244099|Janet Miller Hamilton||p24411.htm#i244101|John Campbell of Morriston||p24353.htm#i243528||||John Hamilton||p24410.htm#i244100||||

    Last Edited=5 Sep 2007
    Mary Campbell was the daughter of Colin Campbell, 1st of Colgrain and Janet Miller Hamilton.2,1 She died on 17 April 1872.1
    [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 854. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
    [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
    Elizabeth Anne Campbell1
    F, #244152, d. 6 August 1882

    Elizabeth Anne Campbell|d. 6 Aug 1882|p24416.htm#i244152|Colin Campbell, 1st of Colgrain|b. 8 Jan 1782\nd. 1863|p24410.htm#i244099|Janet Miller Hamilton||p24411.htm#i244101|John Campbell of Morriston||p24353.htm#i243528||||John Hamilton||p24410.htm#i244100||||

    Last Edited=2 Nov 2008
    Elizabeth Anne Campbell was the daughter of Colin Campbell, 1st of Colgrain and Janet Miller Hamilton.2,1 She died on 6 August 1882.3
    [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 854. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
    [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
    [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 854, says born 6 Aug 1882, but more likely means died on this date.
    Janet Hamilton Campbell1
    F, #244153, d. May 1910

    Janet Hamilton Campbell|d. May 1910|p24416.htm#i244153|Colin Campbell, 1st of Colgrain|b. 8 Jan 1782\nd. 1863|p24410.htm#i244099|Janet Miller Hamilton||p24411.htm#i244101|John Campbell of Morriston||p24353.htm#i243528||||John Hamilton||p24410.htm#i244100||||

    Last Edited=5 Sep 2007
    Janet Hamilton Campbell was the daughter of Colin Campbell, 1st of Colgrain and Janet Miller Hamilton.2,1 She married, firstly, Major William Middleton on 10 June 1857.1 She married, secondly, George Maconchy, son of John Maconchy, on 7 July 1867.1 She died in May 1910.1
    From 10 June 1857, her married name became Middleton.1 From 7 July 1867, her married name became Maconchy.1
    [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 854. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
    [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
    Major William Middleton1
    M, #244154, d. 18 April 1859

    Last Edited=5 Sep 2007
    Major William Middleton married Janet Hamilton Campbell, daughter of Colin Campbell, 1st of Colgrain and Janet Miller Hamilton, on 10 June 1857.1 He died on 18 April 1859.1
    He gained the rank of Major in the service of the 7th Dragoon Guards.1
    [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 854. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
    Katherine Forbes Winn1
    F, #244155, b. 17 April 2006

    Katherine Forbes Winn|b. 17 Apr 2006|p24416.htm#i244155|Charles Michael Anthony Winn|b. 17 Jan 1967|p24410.htm#i244092|McDowell May (?)||p24414.htm#i244136|Michael P. A. Winn|b. 12 Oct 1933|p24409.htm#i244089|Caroline K. Lipscomb||p24409.htm#i244090|||||||

    Last Edited=7 Sep 2007
    Katherine Forbes Winn was born on 17 April 2006.1 She is the daughter of Charles Michael Anthony Winn and McDowell May (?).1
    [S2418] Charles Winn, “re: Winn Family,” e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 6 September 2007. Hereinafter cited as “re: Winn Family.”

    John Rawson, 1st and last Viscount Clontarff1
    M, #244156, d. circa 1547

    John Rawson, 1st and last Viscount Clontarff|d. c 1547|p24416.htm#i244156|Richard Rawson||p24416.htm#i244157|Isabella Craford||p24416.htm#i244158|||||||||||||

    Last Edited=7 Sep 2007
    John Rawson, 1st and last Viscount Clontarff was the son of Richard Rawson and Isabella Craford.1 He died circa 1547.1
    He was invested as a Knight, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.) before September 1497.1 He was the Prior in 1511 at Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Kilmainham, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland] in 1511.1 He held the office of Lord Treasurer [Ireland] in 1517.1 In 1522 he was one of the Knights who unsuccessfully tried to resist the capture of Rhodes by the Sultan.1 He was created 1st Viscount Clontarff, co. Dublin [Ireland] on 20 June 1541, for life.1 On 22 November 1541 he surrendered the Hospital of St. John at Kilmainham into the hands of the King, and was grnated 500 marks per annum.1
    [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 334. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
    Richard Rawson1
    M, #244157

    Last Edited=7 Sep 2007
    Richard Rawson became a Master of the Mercers’ Company.1 He held the office of Alderman of London.1 He held the office of Sheriff of London from 1476 to 1477.1
    Child of Richard Rawson and Isabella Craford
    John Rawson, 1st and last Viscount Clontarff1 d. c 1547
    [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 334. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
    Isabella Craford1
    F, #244158

    Last Edited=7 Sep 2007
    Child of Isabella Craford and Richard Rawson
    John Rawson, 1st and last Viscount Clontarff1 d. c 1547
    [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 334. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
    Field Marshal Colin Campbell, 1st and last Baron Clyde of Clydesdale1
    M, #244159, b. 20 October 1792, d. 14 August 1863

    Field Marshal Colin Campbell, 1st and last Baron Clyde of Clydesdale|b. 20 Oct 1792\nd. 14 Aug 1863|p24416.htm#i244159|John M’Liver||p24463.htm#i244622|Agnes Campbell||p24416.htm#i244160|||||||unknown Campbell||p24417.htm#i244161||||

    Last Edited=13 Aug 2010

    Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde of Clydesdale
    by Roger Fenton, 1855 2 Field Marshal Colin Campbell, 1st and last Baron Clyde of Clydesdale was born on 20 October 1792 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John M’Liver and Agnes Campbell.1 He died on 14 August 1863 at age 70 at Government House, Chatham, Kent, England, unmarried.1 He was buried on 22 August 1863 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.3 His will was probated on 7 September 1863, at under £70,000.3
    He was given the name of Colin M’Liver at birth.1 He was adopted by Colin Campbell.1 He was educated at High School, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 He was educated at Military Academy, Gosport, Hampshire, England.1 He was commissioned on 26 May 1808 with the rank of Ensign, in the service of the 9th Foot.1 He fought in the Peninsular Wars, where he was twice severely wounded while leading a forlorn hope at the siege of San Sebastian.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 98th Foot.1 He gained the rank of Colonel in 1842.1 He fought in the China War.1 He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria between 1842 and 1854.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 24 December 1842.1 He was commander of the 3rd Division in 1848.1 He fought in the Second Sikh War in 1848.1 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 5 June 1849.3 He was commander of the Highland Brigade.3 He gained the rank of Major-General in 1854.3 He fought in the Crimean War in 1854.3 He was Colonel of the 67th Foot between 1854 and 1858.3 He was decorated with the award of the Grand Officer, Legion of Honour.3 He was decorated with the award of the Knight Grand Cross, Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus of Sardinia.3 He was decorated with the award of the Order of the Medjidie of Turkey (1st Class).3 He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 5 July 1855.3 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1856.3 He held the office of Inspector General of Infantry between 1856 and 1857.3 He fought in the Indian Mutiny, where he re-captured Lucknow.3 He was Commander-in-Chief of the India between 1857 and 1860.3 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 24 June 1857.3 He gained the rank of General in 1858.3 He was Colonel of the 93rd Foot between 1858 and 1860.3 He was Colonel of the Coldstream Guards between 1860 and 1863.3 He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I.) on 25 June 1861.3 He gained the rank of Field Marshal in November 1862.3 On his death, his title became extinct.3
    [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 336. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
    [S3409] Caroline Maubois, “re: Penancoet Family,” e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as “re: Penancoet Family.”
    [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 337.
    Agnes Campbell1
    F, #244160

    Agnes Campbell||p24416.htm#i244160|unknown Campbell||p24417.htm#i244161||||||||||||||||

    Last Edited=7 Sep 2007
    Agnes Campbell is the daughter of unknown Campbell.1
    Child of Agnes Campbell and John M’Liver
    Field Marshal Colin Campbell, 1st and last Baron Clyde of Clydesdale1 b. 20 Oct 1792, d. 14 Aug 1863

  2. Renee says:
    Cecil John Rhodes PC, DCL (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902)[1] was an English-born South African businessman, mining magnate, and politician. He was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today markets 40% of the world’s rough diamonds and at one time marketed 90%.[2] An ardent believer in British colonialism, he was the founder of the state of Rhodesia, which was named after him. In 1964, Northern Rhodesia became the independent state of Zambia and Southern Rhodesia was thereafter known simply as Rhodesia. In 1980, Rhodesia, which had been de facto independent since 1965, became independent from Britain and was renamed Zimbabwe. South Africa’s Rhodes University is also named after Rhodes. He set up the provisions of the Rhodes Scholarship, which is funded by his estate.

    Historian Richard A. McFarlane has called Rhodes “as integral a participant in southern African and British imperial history as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln are in their respective eras in United States history…. [M]ost histories of South Africa covering the last decades of the nineteenth century are contributions to the historiography of Cecil Rhodes.”
    De Beers are a family of companies that dominate the diamond, diamond mining, diamond hops, diamond trading and industrial diamond manufacturing sectors. De Beers is active in every category of industrial diamond mining: open-pit, underground, large-scale alluvial, coastal and deep sea.[1] Mining takes place in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada.

    The company was founded by Cecil Rhodes, who was financed by Alfred Beit and Rothschild.[2] In 1927, Ernest Oppenheimer, a German Jewish immigrant to Britain who had earlier founded mining giant Anglo American plc with American financier J.P. Morgan,[3] managed to wrest control of the empire, building and consolidating the company’s global monopoly over the diamond industry until his retirement. During this time, he was involved in a number of controversies, including price fixing, antitrust behaviour and an allegation of not releasing industrial diamonds for the US war effort during World War II

  3. Renee says:
    William Rhodes Davis (February 10, 1889 – August 1, 1941) was a United States businessman whose oil interests involved him in furthering the strategic interests of Nazi Germany.

    Davis was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 10, 1889, into a family of limited means. His father was a policeman. He claimed to be a descendant of Cecil Rhodes on his mother’s side and of Jefferson Davis on his father’s side, assertions which remain unproven.[1] He held menial positions on railroad trains and eventually became a locomotive engineer.[2][3]

    His career in the oil industry began in 1913 when he organized a small company in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and became a “wildcatter”. He volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War I and was discharged as a second lieutenant in 1920. He saw action in France and later claimed to have been wounded, though the only injuries he received occurred when he jumped from a moving train.[4] He worked as an oil broker in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and late in the 1920s was party to a complicated conflict between several independent oilmen and Standard Oil that revolved around settling thousands of colonists on land in Peru.[5]

    [edit] German involvementIn 1933 he built an oil refinery in Hamburg, Germany, and developed business interests for a short time in England and somewhat longer in Germany. He served as the principal negotiator of the arrangement that allowed Germany and Italy to build up their oil reserves in the years before World War II using expropriated Mexican oil, until the British blockade put an end to the enterprise.[3][6] “He is said”, according to the New York Times, to have won the arrangement thanks to an introduction to Vincente Toledano, a “powerful Mexican labor leader”, provided by his longtime friend John L. Lewis, head of the CIO.[3][7]

    He was involved in many legal battles in the course of his career. In one instance, a British judge called him “an unscrupulous and ruthless financier” and said “I do not accept him as a witness of truth.”[3]

    In 1940, Davis arranged for multiple contributions, evading the restrictions of the Hatch Act, to finance the October 23 radio address in which John L. Lewis attacked FDR and backed Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, all without Willkie’s knowledge. The following spring, Willkie heard Davis had disparaged him and inquired as to the truth of what he had heard. To Davis’ reply he wrote: “I have your very impertinent letter. I had written as one gentleman to another concerning a statement that had been attributed to you. Your replies are merely cheap inferences.”[8]

    During the 1940 U.S. elections, Davis used funds provided by the German government to contribute approximately $160,000 to a Pennsylvania Democratic organization to help defeat Sen. Joseph Guffey, a Democrat and a prominent critic of Germany, and to bribe the Pennsylvania delegation to the 1940 Democratic National Convention to vote against Roosevelt, moves which both failed.

  4. Renee says:
    Joseph Graham “Gray” Davis, Jr. (born December 26, 1942) is an American Democratic politician who served as California’s 37th Governor from 1999 until being recalled in 2003. Prior to serving as Governor, Davis served as Chief of Staff to Governor Jerry Brown (1975–1981), a California State Assemblyman (1983–1987), California State Controller (1987–1995) and the 44th Lieutenant Governor of California (1995–1999). Davis holds a B.A. in history from Stanford University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service as a Captain in the Vietnam War.

    During his time as Governor, Davis made education his top priority and California spent eight billion dollars more than was required under Proposition 98 during his first term. Under Davis, California standardized test scores increased for five straight years.[2] Davis signed the nation’s first state law requiring automakers to limit auto emissions. Davis supported laws to ban assault weapons. He is also credited with improving relations between California and Mexico.[3] Davis began his tenure as Governor with strong approval ratings, but those ratings declined as voters blamed Davis for the California electricity crisis and the California budget crisis that followed the dot-com bubble burst. Voters were also alienated by Davis’ record breaking fundraising efforts and negative campaigning.[4]

    On October 7, 2003, he became the second governor to be recalled in American history. Davis was succeeded by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger on November 17 after the recall election. Davis spent 1,778 days as Governor and signed 5,132 bills out of 6,244, vetoing 1,112 bills.[5] Since being recalled, Davis has worked as a guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and as an attorney at Loeb & Loeb and sat on the Board of Directors of the animation company DiC Entertainment.

    • Renee says:

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        hJ. Clifford Baxter Vice-Chairman 619,898 $34,734,854
        Robert Belfer Member of Board of Directors 2,065,137 $111,941,200
        Norman Blake Member of Board of Directors 21,200 $1,705,328
        Rick Buy Chief Risk Officer 140,234 $10,656,595
        Rick Causey Chief Accounting Officer 208,940 $13,386,896
        Ronnie Chan Member of Board of Directors 8,000 $337,200
        James Derrick General Counsel 230,660 $12,563,928
        John Duncan Member of Board of Directors 35,000 $2,009,700
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        Joe Foy Member of Board of Directors 38,160 $1,639,590
        Mark Frevert Chief Executive Office, Enron Europe 986,898 $54,831,220
        Wendy Gramm Member of Board of Directors 10,328 $278,892
        Kevin Hannon President, Enron Broadband Services Unknown Unknown
        Ken Harrison Member of Board of Directors 1,011,436 $75,416,636
        Joe Hirko CEO, Enron Communications 473,837 $35,168,721
        Stan Horton CEO, Enron Transportation 830,444 $47,371,361
        Robert Jaedicke Member of Board of Directors 13,360 $841,438
        Steve Kean Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff 64,932 $5,166,414
        Mark Koenig Executive Vice President 129,153 $9,110,466
        Ken Lay Chairman, Enron Corp. 4,002,259 $184,494.426
        Charles LeMaistre Member of Board of Directors 17,344 $841,768
        Rebecca Mark Chief Executive Officer, Azurix 1,895,631 $82,536,737
        Michael McConnell Executive Vice President 32,960 $2,506,311
        Jeff McMahon Treasurer 39,630 $2,739,226
        Cindy Olson Executive Vice President 83,183 $6,505,870
        Lou Pai CEO, Enron Energy Services 3,912,205 $270,276,065
        Ken Rice CEO, Enron Broadband Services 1,234,009 $76,825,145
        Jeffrey Skilling Chief Executive Officer, Enron Corp. 1,307,678 $70,687,199
        Joe Sutton Vice-Chairman 688,996 $42,231,283
        Greg Whalley Chief Operating Officer, Enron Corp. Unknown Unknown
        TOTALS 20,788,957 $1,190,479,472
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        sold. It does not reflect any costs the Enron officials incurred in exercising the sale of the stock. Therefore,
        the net proceeds to the listed individuals is likely less than the amount shown.

        SOURCES: Mark Newby, et al. vs. Enron Corp., et al., Securities and Exchange Commission filings,
        Congressional testimony, Enron Corp. press releases.

        Question 1
        Who owns 77,000 acres in Colorado and is the only person to own a 14,000 foot mountain? I wish he’d take a flying leap from it!
        Who at Enron refused to commute from Sugarland on the outskirts of Houston to catch flights on Enron’s corporate jets departing out of Houston’s International Airport? Instead that former Enron executive required that a corporate jet be dispatched for him to commute from Sugarland. Mostly the longer flights out of Houston for this executive were to his vacation home.

        See Page 264 of Pipe Dreams by Robert Bryce cited above.

        Question 2
        Relative to the executive mentioned above, what woman was an even worse abuser of Enron’s corporate jets?

        See Page 262 of Pipe Dreams by Robert Bryce cited above.

        Click here to return to Bob Jensen’s main document on fraud —
        For Andersen, the Enron scandal may only get worse. A senior Administration official told TIME last week that an indictment of the Big Five accounting firm or some of its executives could be imminent. An adviser to the company, meanwhile, acknowledged that it was on the brink of serious financial trouble and suggested that an indictment might force it to seek protection under bankruptcy laws. This is vehemently denied by Andersen spokesman Charlie Leonard. “You can’t [declare bankruptcy] if you’re solvent,” he says. “Andersen is solvent.”
        Nonetheless, some of Andersen’s most prestigious and loyal clients — including pharmaceutical giant Merck, mortgage agency Freddie Mac and Delta Airlines — are canceling contracts. “There’s such a drumbeat of departures that it may trigger a flow of clients they can’t stop,” says Richard Ossoff, publisher of Auditor-Trak, which follows the accounting industry. “The ‘Big Four’ is a potential outcome.” This reality is not lost on Andersen’s competitors. A senior employee at Deloitte & Touche says his firm is “going after Andersen companies dead-on.”

        In an effort to reassure clients, Andersen’s partners fired the lead auditor on the Enron account, David Duncan, in January and admitted to Congress later in the month that potentially incriminating documents had been shredded. But suspicion that Andersen was not exactly forthright about the level of involvement of several executives was stoked by the revelation that Nancy Temple, a lawyer with the company, sent a memo reminding employees of Andersen’s document-retention policies on Oct. 12. The memo, observers suspect, was a tacit order to start the shredding.

        And now, to add a new twist to the scandal, plaintiffs’ lawyers involved in the deposition of Duncan’s former assistant Shannon Adlong told TIME last week that the shredding of documents actually began on Oct. 13 — 10 days before Andersen admitted it started and a day after Temple’s memo. Adlong, who was responsible for ordering extra bags for the shredded papers, said so much evidence had to be destroyed that 32 “trunks,” each the size of a football locker, were hauled off by a shredding company.

        htErnst & Young is the result of a series of mergers of ancestor organizations. The oldest originating partnership was founded in 1849 in England as Harding & Pullein.[6] In that year the firm was joined by Frederick Whinney. He was made a partner in 1859 and with his sons in the business it was renamed Whinney Smith & Whinney in 1894.[6]

        In 1903, the firm of Ernst & Ernst was established in Cleveland by Alwin C. Ernst and his brother Theodore and in 1906 Arthur Young & Co. was set up by the Scotsman Arthur Young in Chicago

  5. Renee says:

    Gov Gray Davis of Cali and ENRON fame ?,_1st_Viscount_Grey_of_Fallodon
    Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon KG, PC, FZL, DL (25 April 1862 – 7 September 1933), better known as Sir Edward Grey, Bt, was a British Liberal statesman. He served as Foreign Secretary from 1905 to 1916, the longest continuous tenure of any person in that office. He is probably best remembered for his remark at the outbreak of the First World War: “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time”. Ennobled as Viscount Grey of Fallodon in 1916, he was Ambassador to the United States between 1919 and 1920 and Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords between 1923 and 1924. He also gained distinction as an ornithologist.

    Grey was the eldest of the seven children of Colonel George Henry Grey and Harriet Jane Pearson, daughter of Charles Pearson. His grandfather Sir George Grey, 2nd Baronet of Fallodon, was also a prominent Liberal politician, while his great-grandfather Sir George Grey, 1st Baronet of Fallodon, was the third son of Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, and the younger brother of Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.[1] Grey attended Temple Grove school from 1873 until 1876. Whilst at the school Grey’s father died unexpectedly in December 1874 and his grandfather assumed responsibility for his education sending him to Winchester College in 1876 where his head of house was William Palmer who had been at Temple Grove. Grey would later have official relations with Palmer when, as Lord Selborne, he served as High Commissioner in South Africa.[citation needed]

    Grey went up to Balliol College, Oxford in 1880 to read Greats. Apparently an indolent student he was tutored by Mandell Creighton during the vacations and managed a second in Mods. Grey subsequently became even more idle using his time to become university champion at real tennis. In 1882 his grandfather died and he became Sir Edward Grey inheriting an estate of about 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) and a private income. Returning to Oxford in the autumn of 1883, Grey switched to studying jurisprudence in the belief that it would be an easier option but by January 1884 he had been sent down but allowed to return to sit his finals. Grey returned in the summer and achieved a third.[citation needed]

    Grey left university with no clear career plan and in the summer of 1884 he asked a neighbour, Lord Northbrook, at the time First Lord of the Admiralty, to find him “serious and unpaid employment”. Northbrook recommended him as a private secretary to his kinsman Sir Evelyn Baring the British consul general to Egypt who was attending a conference in London. Grey had shown no particular interest in politics whilst at university but by the summer of 1884 Northbrook found him “very keen on politics” and after the Egyptian conference had ended found him a position as an unpaid assistant private secretary to Hugh Childers, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

    Grey was selected as the Liberal Party candidate for Berwick-upon-Tweed where his Conservative opponent was the sitting member Earl Percy. He was duly elected and, at 23, became the youngest MP (Baby of the House) in the new House of Commons. Grey retained his seat in the 1892 election with a majority of only 442 votes and to his surprise was made Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs by William Ewart Gladstone (albeit after his son Herbert had refused the post) under the Foreign Secretary, Lord Rosebery. Grey would later claim that at this point he had had no special training nor paid special attention to foreign affairs.[2]

    Grey would later date his first suspicions of future Anglo-German disagreements to his early days in office after Germany sought commercial concessions from Britain in the Ottoman Empire in return for support for the British position in Egypt. “It was the abrupt and rough peremtoriness of the German action that gave me an unpleasant impression”; not, he added, that the German position was at all “unreasonable”, rather that the “method… was not that of a friend.”[3] With hindsight, he argued in his memoirs, “the whole policy of the years from 1886 to 1904 [might] be criticized as having played into the hands of Germany”.[4]

    [edit] 1895 statement on French expansion in AfricaPrior to the Foreign Office vote on 28 March 1895, Grey asked Lord Kimberley (who had replaced Rosebery as Foreign Secretary when the latter became Prime Minister in 1895) for direction as to how he should answer any question about French activities in West Africa. According to Grey, Kimberley suggested “pretty firm language”.[5] In fact, West Africa was not mentioned but when pressed on possible French activities in the Nile Valley Grey stated that a French expedition “would be an unfriendly act and would be so viewed by England”[6] According to Grey the subsequent row both in Paris and in Cabinet was made worse by the failure of Hansard to record that his statement referred explicitly to the Nile Valley and not to Africa in general.[7] The statement was made before the dispatch of the Marchand expedition (indeed he believed it might have actually provoked it) and as Grey admits did much to damage future Anglo-French relations.[8]

    The Liberal Party lost a key vote in the House of Commons on 21 June 1895 and Grey was amongst the majority in his party that preferred a dissolution to continuing. He seems to have left office with few regrets, noting “I shall never be in office again and the days of my stay in the House of Commons are probably numbered. We” [he and his wife] “are both very glad and relieved….”[9] The Liberals were heavily defeated in the subsequent General Election although Grey added 300 votes to his own majority.[10] He was to remain out of office for the next ten years, but was sworn of the Privy Council in 1902.[11] He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northumberland in 1901.[12]

    [edit] Foreign Secretary 1905–1916
    Portrait of Sir Edward Grey by James Guthrie, circa 1924–1930.After the Conservative government of Arthur Balfour fell in December 1905 there was some speculation that H. H. Asquith and his allies Grey and Richard Haldane would refuse to serve unless the Liberal leader Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman accepted a peerage, which would have left Asquith as the real leader in the House of Commons. However, the plot (called the “Relugas Compact” after the Scottish lodge where the men met) collapsed when Asquith agreed to serve as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Campbell-Bannerman.[citation needed] Grey was appointed Foreign Secretary- the first MP to hold the office since 1868. Haldane became Secretary of State for War. The party won a landslide victory in the 1906 general election. When Campbell-Bannerman stepped down as Prime Minister in 1908, Grey was Asquith’s only realistic rival as his successor. In the event Grey continued as Foreign Secretary, and was to hold office for 11 years to the day, the longest continuous tenure in this office.

    [edit] Anglo-Russian Entente 1907See also: Anglo-Russian Entente
    As early as 13 December 1905 Grey had assured the Russian Ambassador Count Alexander Benckendorff that he supported the idea of an agreement with Russia.[13] Negotiations began soon after the arrival of Sir Arthur Nicolson the new British Ambassador in June 1906. In contrast with the previous Conservative government that had seen Russia as a potential threat to the empire, Grey’s intention was to re-establish Russia “as a factor in European politics”[14] on the side of France and Great Britain in order to maintain a balance of power in Europe[15]

    [edit] Agadir Crisis 1911Grey did not welcome the prospect of a renewed crisis over Morocco: he worried that it might either lead to a re-opening of the issues covered by the Treaty of Algeciras or that it might drive Spain into alliance with Germany. Initially Grey tried to restrain both France and Spain but by the Spring of 1911 he had failed on both counts. Grey believed that whether he liked it or not his hands were tied by the terms of the Entente cordiale. The despatch of the German gunboat Panther to Agadir served to strengthen French resolve and, because he was determined both to protect the agreement with France and also to block German attempts at expansion around the Mediterranean, it pushed Grey closer to France. Grey however tried to calm the situation, merely commenting on the “abrupt” nature of the German intervention, and insisting that Britain must participate in any discussions about the future of Morocco.[citation needed]

    In cabinet on 4 July Grey accepted that the UK would oppose any German port in the region, any new fortified port anywhere on the Moroccan coast and that Britain must continue to enjoy an “open door” for its trade with Morocco. Grey at this point was resisting efforts by the Foreign Office to support French intransigence. By the time a second cabinet was held on 21 July Grey had adopted a tougher position suggesting that he propose to Germany that a multi-national conference be held and that were Germany to refuse to participate “we should take steps to assert and protect British interests.

    As Foreign Secretary, 1914
    Foreign Secretary
    In office
    10 December 1905 – 10 December 1916
    Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
    H. H. Asquith
    Preceded by The Marquess of Lansdowne
    Succeeded by Arthur Balfour
    British Ambassador to the United States
    In office
    Prime Minister David Lloyd George
    Preceded by The Earl of Reading
    Succeeded by Sir Auckland Geddes
    Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
    In office
    18 August 1892 – 20 June 1895
    Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
    The Earl of Rosebery
    Preceded by James Lowther
    Succeeded by Hon. George Curzon
    Personal details
    Born 25 April 1862 (1862-04-25)
    London, England
    Died 7 September 1933 (1933-09-08) (aged 71)
    Fallodon, Northumberland, England
    Nationality British
    Political party Liberal
    Spouse(s) (1) Dorothy Widdrington (20 October 1885 – 4 February 1906) (2) Pamela Wyndham (d. 18 November 1928)
    Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
    Profession Politician
    Religion Anglican

  6. Renee says:
    The Kimberley is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory.

    The region was named after John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley who served as Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1870 to 1874 and 1880 to 1882.
    HistoryThe first European to cross the desert was Peter Warburton. He made the journey from Alice Springs leaving in April 1873 and arriving at De Grey Station in January 1874. Warburton arrived in a starved condition and blind in one eye. He attributed his survival to his Aboriginal companion Charley.[7]

    The historic Canning Stock Route traverses the southeastern portions of the Great Sandy Desert. Indigenous people were forcibly removed from the area due to Blue Streak missile tests in the 1950s.
    Peter Egerton-Warburton CMG (born 16 August 1813, Cheshire, England – died 5 November 1889, Adelaide, South Australia) was a British explorer who sealed his legacy by a particularly daring expedition from Adelaide crossing the centre of Australia to the coast of Western Australia via Alice Springs in 1872.

    A younger brother of Rowland Egerton-Warburton, Peter was educated at home in Cheshire and by tutors in France before being commissioned in the Royal Navy at the age of 12, serving as a Midshipman in HMS Windsor Castle.

    Egerton-Warburton was seconded to the Indian Army and served in India from 1831 until 1853, before retiring as Deputy Adjutant-General with the rank of Major.

    Egerton-Warburton married on 8 October 1838 Alicia (who died 1892), daughter of Henry Mant, a solicitor, however by the time of his arrival in Australia, he had apparently adopted the pseudonym of Peter Warburton. His father Rev Rowland Egerton, who was in remainder to the Egerton baronetcy (as too are his descendants), assumed by Royal Licence, the additional surname of Warburton in accordance with the terms of his wife’s inheritance, viz. the Arley and Warburton estates.

    In 1853 Warburton visited his brother George and his wife Augusta (daughter of Sir Richard Spencer), in Albany, Western Australia. From there, he went to South Australia to take up the position of Commissioner of Police in the Colony of South Australia on 8 December.

    Following an internal police force inquiry in 1867, to which evidence was given against him but not disclosed, it was suggested to Warburton that he might find … other employment more congenial to his habits and tastes. The allegations against him were never substantiated and he staunchly refused to resign, although he was dismissed in early 1867. A subsequent Legislative Council inquiry recommended his reinstatement; however, on 24 March 1869, he accepted appointment as Chief Staff Officer and Colonel of the Volunteer Military Force of South Australia.

    Based on expeditions undertaken, it appears that he was accused of allowing his passionate interest in exploration, which required long periods in isolation, to distract him from normal police duties. Warburton later received further honours in recognition of his groundbreaking work.

  7. Renee says:
    He was born Rowland Egerton in 1804 at Norley Bank, Norley, Cheshire, the eldest son of Rev. Rowland Egerton BA and his wife, Emma. His father was the seventh son of Philip Egerton who became the 9th baronet of Egerton and Oulton on the death of his elder brother in 1825.[1] His maternal grandmother (also called Emma) was the youngest sister of Sir Peter Warburton, 5th baronet of Arley, who had no children.[2] Sir Peter died in 1813 and in his will he left the estates of Warburton and Arley to Rowland junior, who was at that time still a minor.[3] His father added the name “Warburton” by royal licence in the same year.[4] Egerton-Warburton was educated at Eton College, and although he was admitted to Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1823, there is no evidence that he was awarded a degree. After his time in Oxford he went on a Grand Tour, and returned to the life of a squire at Arley Hall,[5] having gained control of the estates on achieving his age of majority in 1825.[6]

    [edit] Landowner and benefactor
    St Cross Church, Appleton ThornEgerton-Warburton managed the Arley estate from 1825 until his death in 1891. During this time the estate was profitable and he was able to enjoy a larger income than his predecessors.[6] He was a high church Anglican and a supporter of the Oxford Movement, having been influenced by Keble, Pusey and Newman.[7] He regularly attended choral Matins in the chapel at Arley Hall, and on hunt days he wore his hunting colours.[5] He took little interest in politics, in which respect he is regarded as having been “passive”.[5]

    In the 1850s he paid for the restoration of his local parish church of St Mary and All Saints at Great Budworth, where he encouraged a more Anglo-Catholic style of worship.[8] He paid for the building of new churches in two villages on his estates. In the village of Warburton he paid for the new church of St Werburgh. This was built in 1883–85 to a design by John Douglas of Chester,[9][10] at which time Egerton-Warburton’s nephew, Rev. Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton, was the incumbent.[11] This church replaced the old church in Warburton, also dedicated to St Werburgh, as the parish church.[11] The old church still exists on another site in the village.[12] In the village of Appleton Thorn.

  8. Renee says:
    Alice Springs is the third largest town in the Northern Territory, Australia. Popularly known as “the Alice” or simply “Alice”, Alice Springs is situated in the geographic centre of Australia near the southern border of the Northern Territory.[2] The site is known as Mparntwe to its original inhabitants, the Arrernte, who have lived in the Central Australian desert in and around what is now Alice Springs for thousands of years. “Alice” in the English-language was named by surveyor W. W. Mills after Lady Alice Todd (née Alice Gillam Bell), wife of Sir Charles Todd. Alice Springs has a population of 25,186 people, which makes up 12 percent of the territory’s population.[3] Alice averages 576 metres (1,890 ft) above sea level;[citation needed] the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide, South Australia and Darwin.[citation needed]

    The town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. The region where Alice Springs is located is known as Central Australia, or the Red Centre, and is an arid environment consisting of several different deserts. In Alice Springs, temperatures can vary dramatically with an average maximum temperature in summer of 35.6 °C (96.1 °F), and an average minimum temperature in winter of 5.1 °C (41.2 °F).[4]

    Alice Springs is also the only significant town in Australia named after an Australian woman.

  9. Renee says:

    The Todd River is an ephemeral river in the southern Northern Territory, central Australia. The origins of the Todd River begin in the MacDonnell Ranges, where it flows past the Telegraph Station, almost through the center of Alice Springs, through Heavitree Gap at the southern end of Alice Springs and continuing on for some distance, passing through the western part of the Simpson Desert, as it becomes a tributary of the Hale River, and eventually flowing into Lake Eyre in South Australia.[1]

    The indigenous Arrernte people know this river as Lhere Mparntwe (pronounced ler-ra m-barn-twa).

    The Todd is in a very arid part of Australia and has zero to very low flow during 95% of the year. When it does flow, it carries a heavy sediment load picked up from the grazing land around the Bond Springs homestead which lends its waters a milky chocolate colour and renders them completely opaque.

    The river was named named by surveyor W. W. Mills after Lady Alice Todd (née Alice Gillam Bell), wife of Charles Todd, previously Postmaster General of South Australia.

    Todd was son of grocer Griffith Todd[1] and Mary Parker,[2] was born at Islington, London, and was educated at Greenwich.

    In December 1841 he entered the service of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, under Sir George Biddell Airy and in 1846 was one of the earliest observers of the planet Neptune. He was appointed assistant astronomer at the Cambridge Observatory in 1847, and in May 1854 was placed in charge of the galvanic department at Greenwich.

    In February 1855, he accepted the positions of superintendent of telegraphs and government astronomer to South Australia.[3][4]

    [edit] Superintendent of telegraphsTodd, along with his 18 year-old wife Alice Gillam Bell[1][5] (after whom Alice Springs is named), arrived in Adelaide on 5 November 1855. They were accompanied by Todd’s assistant, 24 year-old Edward Cracknell and his wife. (Cracknell subsequently became superintendent of telegraphs in New South Wales). On his arrival Todd found that his department was a very small one without a single telegraph line. The first line was opened in February 1856, and in June of that year he recommended that a line between Adelaide and Melbourne should be constructed.

    He personally rode over much of the country through which the line would have to pass. Todd, and his counterpart in Victoria, proceeded to link the two colonies’ telegraph systems near Mount Gambier in July 1858.[3]


    [edit] Later careerHis next great work was a line of about 1000 miles to Eucla, establishing communication between Adelaide and Perth. In 1885 he attended the international telegraphic conference at Berlin. He continued to control his department with ability, and when the colonies were federated in 1901 it was found that, in spite of its large area and sparse population, South Australia was the only one whose post and telegraphic department was carried on at a profit. Todd continued in office as deputy-postmaster-general until 1905.[3]

    In 1886 Todd travelled to Great Britain, where he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Meteorological Society and of the Society of Electrical Engineers. Todd continued in his duties to posts and telegraphs in South Australia, until the newly federated Commonwealth of Australia took over all such services on 1 March 1901 and Todd became a federal public servant at the age of 75. He retired in December 1906, having been over 51 years in the service of the South Australian and Commonwealth governments.[3]

    [edit] Astronomical workThough so much of his time was taken up by the duties of the postal department, Todd did not neglect his work as government astronomer. Using the Adelaide Observatory, completed in 1860 and which was thoroughly equipped with astronomical and meteorological instruments and he contributed valuable observations to the scientific world on the transits of Venus in 1874 and 1882, the cloudy haze over Jupiter in 1876, the parallax of Mars in 1878, and on other occasions.

    He took much interest in meteorology and enlisted his army of postal officials as meteorological observers. He selected the site of the new observatory for Perth in 1895 and advised on the building and instruments to be obtained. He was the author of numerous papers on scientific subjects, many of which were printed in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.[3]

    [edit] Death and legacyTodd died at his summer home, Semaphore, near Adelaide, on 29 January 1910, and was buried at North Road Cemetery, Adelaide, on 31 January. The Sir Charles Todd Building at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus is named after him.[6] The Astronomical Society of South Australia have also named the observatory that houses their 20 inch Jubilee Telescope, the Sir Charles Todd Observatory.[3] Each year the Telecommunications Society of Australia invites a prominent member of the telecommunications industry to present the Charles Todd Oration.

    His daughter Gwendoline married the physicist William Henry Bragg and was mother of William Lawrence Bragg, both of whom shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915.

  10. Renee says:

    Another Alice *NOTE* Armour*

    CORN- WALLIS (*NOTE* SIMPSON),_Duchess_of_Cornwall
    Not Cornelius. He is in here…

    More Parker, and Nica Rothschild

    More Simpson and Brown,_Brown_and_Company

    Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of the 43rd …. On November 25, 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna …
    John Clive Allen|b. 1891\nd. 1979|p47876.htm#i478757|Roger Percy Allen|b. 1867\nd. 1949|p47803.htm#i478030|Louisa Caroline Erskine||p47814.htm#i478140|John Allen|b. 1830\nd. 1902|p21521.htm#i215202|Catherine McNabb|b. 1837\nd. 1932|p47793.htm#i477928|||||||

    Last Edited=16 Sep 2011
    John Clive Allen was born in 1891 at Nelson, New Zealand.1 John Clive Allen was the child of Roger Percy Allen and Louisa Caroline Erskine.1 John Clive Allen died in 1979.1
    Worked for NZ Rail.1
    [S515] Keith Allen, Gedcom, 15 Sep 2011, unknown location.
    Stanley Arthur Olsen1
    ?, #478758, b. 1923

    Stanley Arthur Olsen|b. 1923|p47876.htm#i478758|Jens Peter Olsen|b. 1892\nd. 1974|p47866.htm#i478653|Doris Cruickshank|b. 1900\nd. 1979|p47814.htm#i478137|||||||William Cruickshank|b. 1855\nd. 1938|p47813.htm#i478127|Mary A. Brown|b. 1860\nd. 1907|p47813.htm#i478128|

    Last Edited=16 Sep 2011
    Stanley Arthur Olsen was born in 1923.1 Stanley Arthur Olsen is the child of Jens Peter Olsen and Doris Cruickshank.1
    [S515] Keith Allen, Gedcom, 15 Sep 2011, unknown location.
    Mavis Johannah Olsen1
    ?, #478759, b. 1926, d. 2002

    Mavis Johannah Olsen|b. 1926\nd. 2002|p47876.htm#i478759|Jens Peter Olsen|b. 1892\nd. 1974|p47866.htm#i478653|Doris Cruickshank|b. 1900\nd. 1979|p47814.htm#i478137|||||||William Cruickshank|b. 1855\nd. 1938|p47813.htm#i478127|Mary A. Brown|b. 1860\nd. 1907|p47813.htm#i478128|

    Last Edited=16 Sep 2011
    Mavis Johannah Olsen was born in 1926 at Pahiatua, New Zealand.1 Mavis Johannah Olsen was the child of Jens Peter Olsen and Doris Cruickshank.1 Mavis Johannah Olsen married Ashley Joseph Hunt in 1946 at Pahiatua, New Zealand.1 Mavis Johannah Olsen died in 2002.1
    [S515] Keith Allen, Gedcom, 15 Sep 2011, unknown location.
    Ashley Joseph Hunt1
    ?, #478760, b. 1922

    Last Edited=16 Sep 2011
    Ashley Joseph Hunt was born in 1922 at Pahiatua, New Zealand.1 Ashley Joseph Hunt married Mavis Johannah Olsen, child of Jens Peter Olsen and Doris Cruickshank, in 1946 at Pahiatua, New Zealand
    *Also see NCR*

    Alice * ARMOUR family*

    Another Todd

  11. Renee says:

    Searching Linton and Miller family:

    Dowling (Dow-Ling)

    Born Jonathan Vincent Voight
    (1938-12-29) December 29, 1938 (age 74)
    Yonkers, New York, U.S.
    Citizenship American
    Alma mater The Catholic University of America
    Occupation Actor
    Years active 1959–present
    Political party Republican
    Spouse(s) Lauri Peters (1962–1967; divorced)
    Marcheline Bertrand (1971–1980; divorced)
    Children James Haven
    Angelina Jolie
    Family Chip Taylor (brother)
    Awards Golden Globe Award, Academy Award

    Lauri PETERS ? Like Lori Peters ?
    Lorenda Starfelt (January 11, 1955 – March 16, 2011) was an award-winning [1] independent film producer, as well as a committed political activist and blogger who famously dug up president Barack Obama’s birth announcement in an August 1961 edition of The Honolulu Advertiser while researching her documentary on the 2008 presidential election (The Audacity of Democracy).

    Lorenda Starfelt was born on January 11, 1955 in Belleville, IL. According to her website biography, she and her brother were raised by their mother, who suffered from mental illness. During her high school years, a brief attempt was made to remove Starfelt from her mother’s care. While attending Belleville High School, Starfelt developed an interest in the theater, but circumstances prevented her from pursuing that passion until much later in life. Several years after graduation, Lorenda met and married an engineer named William Starfelt. The short-lived marriage produced a son, Graham, who remained under his mother’s care after his parents’ eventual divorce. Following a brief stay in Florida, Starfelt moved to San Francisco, where she quickly became involved in the political work of left-wing activist Tom Hayden. Starfelt and her son eventually settled in Los Angeles, where she began work as an interior designer, while maintaining an interest in politics.[6]

    [edit] CareerLorenda (Lori) Starfelt was the producer of the independent feature film comedy The Watermelon, which premiered at the 2008 San Diego Film Festival.[7] Directed by Brad Mays, The Watermelon was written by Michael Hemmingson and stars Will Beinbrink, Kiersten Morgan, Elyse Ashton, Julia Aks, Steven Shields and Mike Ivy.

    Achilles (Will Beinbrink) invites a starving trespasser named Persephone (Kiersten Morgan) into his house for breakfast in the feature comedy The Watermelon, 2009.
    Performance scene from the feature documentary about opera training, SING*ularity, 2009, produced by Lorenda Starfelt.
    Richard Werner as Dionysus in the 2002 independent feature film production of Euripides’ The Bacchae, produced by Lorenda Starfelt
    Ramona Reeves and Lynn Odell in Brad Mays’ stage production of Euripides’ The Bacchae, 1997, produced in Los Angeles by Lorenda Starfelt.
    Vanessa Claire Smith in Brad Mays’ multi-media stage production of A Clockwork Orange, produced in Los Angeles in 2003, by Lorenda Starfelt. (photo: Peter Zuehlke)In 2000, Ms. Starfelt produced, in conjunction with Turman-Morrissey Productions, an independent feature film adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae.[8] Her next project was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, entitled Shakespeare’s Merchant, directed by Paul Wagar. She followed up that particular project with Schooled, a drama written & directed by Brooks Elms, which portrays the unique difficulties facing both students and teachers engaged in alternative education. Ms. Starfelt’s next film project was the documentary feature SING*ularity (2008), which examines the cutting-edge training of student and professional-level vocalists at Ann Baltz’s world-renowned OperaWorks program in Northridge, California.[9]

    In 2009, Starfelt’s feature-length political documentary film The Audacity of Democracy was released. The film offered an inside view of the 2008 race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, focusing in particular on the notorious PUMA movement. In multiple Blog-Radio interviews,[10] Lorenda Starfelt spoke candidly about her commitment to Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, and the misogyny she personally encountered in various liberal political circles.[11][12]

    In addition to her film work, Ms. Starfelt also produced for the Los Angeles stage, most notably The Bacchae [13][14][15][16] in 1997 at the Complex, Marat/Sade in 2000 for the Theatre of N.O.T.E..[17][18] and a multi-media production of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange which was nominated for Best Direction, Best Revival Production, and Best Actress by the 2004 LA Weekly Theater Awards.[19][20] Vanessa Claire Smith won Best Actress for her gender-bending portrayal of Alex, the story’s music-loving teenaged sociopath.[21][22] In a 2011 web radio interview with Priscilla Leona,[23] Ms. Starfelt discussed a new comedy web series, Customer Diss-Service, [24] that she and her husband Brad Mays were currently engaged in. Stressing the need for strong scripts and experienced, well-trained actors, she asserted that working within small budgets enables creative freedom, thus affording experienced artists a change to present their work in a completely unfettered form.[25] Starfelt also discussed a number of new projects in the works, including the musical feature film Beginnging Blue, which she co-wrote. Starfelt died on March 16, 2011 after battling cancer.—vol-ii—photo-descriptions.html

    Connections to Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe here:

  12. Renee says:
    DEEN-L Archives

    Archiver > DEEN > 2010-08 > 1282254606

    From: “”
    Subject: Re: [DEEN] Jimmy Deen, ex-husband of Paula (Hiers) of Albany, Ga.,famous chef
    Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:50:06 -0000

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    Author: BigDaddy_Deen
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    Jimmy Deen, of whom you speak is James Linton Deen, son of Linton Miller Deen and Wraye (Jessie) McLendon.

    Linton Miller Deen is the son of Victor Deen and Allie Pope

    Victor Deen is the son of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Deen and Sarah Frances Williams

    Alexander Stephens Deen is the son of Henry Deen and Lydia Ann Elizabeth Stephens

    All the above born GA

    Henry Deen is the son of Martin Deen and Francis Elizabeth Higgs

    Martin Deen (born NC) is the son of Nathan Deen and Sarah Batchelor

    Nathan Deen is the son of Phillip Deen, RS and Rachel

    Do not know of any of our Deen lines extending to IN, however, my GGF Zeb E Booe was from Fountain CO

    Claude Sisco Deen, Jr, Flagler Beacch, FL

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    • Renee says:

      Jimmy Deen, of whom you speak is James Linton Deen, son of Linton Miller Deen and Wraye (Jessie) McLendon.

      McLendon ?
      Gordon Barton McLendon (June 8, 1921 – September 14, 1986) was a radio pioneer and pirate radio broadcaster. He was nicknamed “the Maverick of Radio.” McLendon is widely credited for perfecting, during the 1950s and 1960s, the commercially successful Top 40 radio format created by Todd Storz. He also developed offshore pirate radio broadcasting to both Scandinavia and the British Isles. In addition, he was active in circles of conservative business-political power in the 1960s until the time of his death. McLendon co-founded the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He was a member of the Suite 8F Group.

      McLendon was born in a hospital in Paris, Texas, and spent his early childhood in Oklahoma. The family moved to Atlanta, Texas where he attended high school and began to develop his interest in broadcasting. He covered sports events and broadcast commentary over the school’s public address system. He graduated from Kemper Military Academy. He won a nationwide political-essay contest judged by journalists Arthur Brisbane, Henry Luce, and Walter Lippmann. After being accepted to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, he decided to attend Yale because it was the only school that didn’t offer him a scholarship. At Yale, he was editor of the Yale Literary Magazine and a member of Skull and Bones. McLendon fought in World War II and was commissioned as an intelligence officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence. He was later reassigned, giving him the opportunity to extend his style of commentary to political events over a United States Armed Forces Radio Service station. He then briefly attended Harvard Law School but left prematurely to buy an interest in a station in Palestine, Texas, KNET.

      McLendon was married in 1943 to Gay Noe, daughter of James A. Noe, former governor of Louisiana; in 1973 he married Susan Stafford, a syndicated columnist, radio talk-show host, and actress.

      McLendon was known for his elaborate practical jokes, orchestrated on such notables as sitting President Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover both of whom he called friends. He was a member of the board of stewards of Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas and the board of directors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Texas chairman of the March of Dimes, and an honorary chairman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Poppy Drive. In 1964–65 he served as a communications adviser to the United States Peace Corps. In 1971 he conducted a month-long all-expense-paid broadcasting course for nine minority-group members, including African Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexican-Americans.

      [edit] Broadcasting[edit] Liberty Broadcasting SystemMcLendon, who nicknamed himself “The Old Scotsman”, is also noted in radio history as the founder of the Liberty Radio Network (noted for its daily national broadcasts of Major League Baseball) in the 1940s. Liberty was the second largest radio network in the U.S. at the time with over 458 affiliated stations. Most of Liberty’s MLB broadcasts were re-creations of games, utilizing McLendon himself and future sportscasting stars such as Lindsey Nelson and Jerry Doggett on play-by-play.

      Interestingly, it was a live, not recreated game that provided McLendon and Liberty with their greatest career moment. The Old Scotsman himself was behind the Liberty microphone at the Polo Grounds in New York for the October 3, 1951 finale of the three-game National League play-off series between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers). Bobby Thomson of the Giants swung at Dodger Ralph Branca’s 0-1 pitch in the last of the ninth with two runners aboard, and McLendon barked:

      Bobby swings, there’s a long one out there out to left! Going, going, GONE and the Giants win the pennant!
      Gordon then went silent and let the crowd’s roar speak for itself. With radio still the more popular nationwide medium then, and with Russ Hodges’ famous radio call limited to WMCA and its Giants’ network, McLendon’s call is how most Americans heard the NL clincher.

      [edit] Offshore Pirate radioFor a time he owned a converted fishing boat in the North Sea which beamed into Sweden and other European countries. In 1960 McLendon and his close friend Clint Murchison owned Radio Nord which broadcast from an offshore facility that was called a pirate radio station by the Swedish government because it was located on board a radio ship and outside of their legal jurisdiction. When that venture came to an end the vessel was brought back to Galveston, Texas where the ship remained for a year until it was leased to a British operation.

      The new 1964 station was called Radio Atlanta (after McLendon’s home town). Unfortunately due to blunders in keeping the project secret, these plans were shared with Jocelyn Stevens, editor of Queen (magazine) in London who was a financial supporter of another station, Radio Caroline. Later in 1964 McLendon shared his experience at offshore broadcasting with Don Pierson of Eastland, Texas who created a mirror of McLendon’s KLIF radio station in Dallas. That new incarnation was to have been called Radio KLIF London, but when it came on air it was identified as Radio London.

      [edit] US radio stationsMcLendon and his father founded radio station KLIF (The Mighty 1190) in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas in 1947, and introduced the Top 40 format there in the early 1950s to great success.[1] KLIF enjoyed a long run at the top of the Dallas radio ratings in the 1950s and 1960s, but its standing in the market fell in the early 1970s thanks to growing competition from FM radio. One of the FM stations most instrumental in the downfall of KLIF was its former sister station KNUS (now KLUV), of which McLendon retained ownership after selling KLIF and revamped as a rock-oriented Top 40.

      The McLendon family built a communications empire that included radio stations across the United States. In addition to KLIF, McLendon owned KNUS–FM in Dallas, KOST in Los Angeles, WYNR (later WNUS) & WNUS-FM in Chicago, WWWW–FM in Detroit, KEEL in Shreveport, WAKY in Louisville, KABL in Oakland, KABL–FM in San Francisco, KILT in Houston, KTSA in San Antonio, and KELP in El Paso. McLendon introduced the all-news format to Southern California through XETRA in Tijuana, now primarily a sports station. McLendon was one of the originators of the “beautiful music” format on his KABL in Oakland, California in 1959; and as the founder of the first all-news radio station (WNUS in Chicago) in the 1960s.

      He is credited by most broadcast historians with having established the first mobile news units in American radio, the first traffic reports, the first jingles, the first all-news radio station, and the first “easy-listening” programming. He also was among the first broadcasters in the United States to editorialize. McLendon especially attracted attention for his stern denunciations of French president Charles De Gaulle, whom he described as “an ungrateful four-flusher” who could “go straight to hell.”

      The McLendon family sold KLIF in 1971 to Fairchild Industries of Germantown, Maryland, for $10.5 million, then a record price for a radio station. By 1979 the family had sold all of its broadcasting properties, including fourteen radio and two television stations, worth approximately $100 million. By 1985 Forbes magazine estimated McLendon’s net worth at $200 million.

      [edit] TelevisionMcLendon was also the last owner of ABC affiliate KCND-TV in Pembina, North Dakota. In 1975, he sold that station to Winnipeg executive Izzy Asper, who moved the station to Winnipeg and used it to start up CKND-TV, which would become the genesis of the present-day Canwest media empire and the modern-day Global Television Network.

      [edit] Movies and theatresIn 1959, McLendon co-produced two sci-fi monster movies filmed in Texas, The Killer Shrews and The Giant Gila Monster. Both are now considered cult classic b-films and were even featured on the show Mystery Science Theatre 3000 in the 1990s. He produced over 150 motion-picture campaigns for United Artists from 1963-1966. At one point, he became the largest shareholder in Columbia Pictures. He was the executive producer of Escape to Victory, directed by John Huston and starring Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, and Max von Sydow.

      [edit] OilMcLendon’s father-in-law was former Louisiana Governor and oil magnate James A. Noe who, along with his partner, Governor Huey Long, formed the controversial Win or Lose Oil Company. The firm was established to obtain leases on state-owned lands so that the directors might collect bonuses and sublease the mineral rights to the major oil companies. Although ruled legal, these activities were done in secret and the stockholders were unknown to the public. Noe and Long made a profit on the bonuses and the resale of those state leases, using the funds primarily for political purposes.

      [edit] AuthorMcLendon became an authority on precious metals and wrote a book entitled Get Really Rich in the Coming Super Metals Boom, published in 1981. He also authored a number of other books, including How to Succeed in Broadcasting (1961), Correct Spelling in Three Hours (1962), Understanding American Government (1964), and 100 Years of America in Sound (1965).

      [edit] PoliticsMcLendon, a conservative Democrat, garnered only 43 percent of the vote in a primary race against incumbent US Senator Ralph Yarborough in 1964. During the campaign he was accompanied by such Hollywood luminaries as John Wayne, Chill Wills, and Robert Cummings.

      He entered the primary for the 1968 Texas gubernatorial election, but withdrew from both the election and the Democratic Party, citing President Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam War policies.

      [edit] JFK AssassinationJack Ruby was both a listener and admirer of McLendon and was known to the staff of KLIF, including Gordon McLendon. Conspiracy theorists Warren Hinckle and William Turner (in their book Deadly Secrets) and Peter Dale Scott have alleged that McLendon played a key role in the John F. Kennedy assassination. Gordon McLendon was the first person Jack Ruby asked to speak with after his arrest. They also cite McLendon’s close relationships to legendary Central Intelligence Agency operative David Atlee Phillips, politically connected oil magnate Clint Murchison, Sr., and political adviser to LBJ, Bobby Baker, as circumstantial evidence. McLendon is also alleged to have funded Gerry Patrick Hemming and Interpen, the Intercontinental Penetration Force, which aimed to privately overthrow Cuba in the 1960s. Gordon McLendon and David Atlee Phillips co-founded the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He was a member of the conservative Suite 8F Group along with his friends, H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, Sr. and Bobby Baker.

      He died of cancer at his ranch home near Lake Dallas, Texas, on September 14, 1986. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994.
      Barry & Enright Productions (also known as either Jack Barry-Dan Enright Productions or Jack Barry & Dan Enright Productions and known as Barry, Enright & Friendly Productions), was a United States television production company that was formed in 1947 by Jack Barry and Dan Enright.

      As 1984 began, Barry was preparing to retire from The Joker’s Wild and hand the show over to Jim Peck, his substitute host, as well as take a less active role in the production company (as he was 65 when the year began). However, on May 2, 1984, he suffered a massive heart attack while jogging in New York’s Central Park and died. With control of the company now solely in his hands, Enright decided to make several changes to Barry’s policies and practices that he and several other staffers did not agree with. One of the bigger changes was to hire Bill Cullen, who had just finished hosting Hot Potato, in place of Peck to host The Joker’s Wild.

      Enright’s changes alienated several longtime employees, including producer Richard S. Kline and Barry’s sons, Jon and Douglas. Kline left to form his own production company, Kline and Friends, and took Barry’s sons and several other staffers with him. Enright continued to run the company for several years after Barry’s death and Kline’s departure, but after both Joker and Tic Tac Dough went off the air in 1986 Barry & Enright Productions failed to produce another hit series in America (although Enright and Wink Martindale co-produced a Canadian-based hit in Bumper Stumpers for the Global Television Network, which also aired in America on USA Network and in the UK, a series called Chain Letters co-produced by Action Time and Tyne Tees Television the same year for ITV). The last program under the Barry & Enright name was a short-lived revival of Tic Tac Dough hosted by Patrick Wayne in 1990. In 1991, the company was renamed Stafford-Enright Productions. Dan Enright died on May 22, 1992. Under the name Stafford-Enright, Susan Stafford executive produced a PBS documentary special The Natural Solutions: Freedom of Choice and the FDA in 1993.
      *NOTE* PECK*
      Jack Barry (born Jack Barasch; March 20, 1918 – May 2, 1984) was an American television game show host and producer via Barry & Enright Productions, his production company with Dan Enright. Barry’s career was nearly ruined in the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s, but he made a successful comeback in the business over a decade later.

      Barasch* NOTE*
      Mark Phillips is an American, Canadian, and British television writer, producer, developer, and musician. Mark has served as an Executive Producer on a number of different television programs, including Inside: Predator Task Force, SWAT USA California, Lie Detector, Tributes, Extreme Trivia, and the reincarnation of the show It Takes Two, starring Dick Clark. He is the creator and Executive Producer of the program My Ghost Story,[1] which currently airs on the Biography Channel. Phillips currently operates his own television production company, Mark Phillips Philms and Telephision, which is based in Los Angeles, California.

      Phillips was born in Durham County England. After moving to Canada, he studied Drama and Journalism at Humber College and Humanities at York University in Toronto, Canada. He received his BA in Communications from Loyola Marymount University. In 1993 Phillips received his MBA with an emphasis in Marketing and an International Certificate from Loyola Marymount Graduate School of Business.

      [edit] CareerHe began his career in Canada, serving as Director of Program Development at Columbia Pictures Television Canada, and served as Producer of the syndicated public affairs program Under Attack, a position he held at the age of 21. He also served as a Producer on the show Confrontation, and as a Supervising Producer for The Alphabet Of Life, a dramatic reality strip.

      In 2004, Phillips was the developer and Executive Producer for the re-launch of the TV Guide Network, specifically a six-day a week, one-hour reality magazine entitled What’s On.
      Sir Jocelyn Stevens, CVO (born 1932) is the former publisher of Queen Magazine; a financier of the first British pirate radio station Radio Caroline; newspaper editor for major London dailies and former chairman of English Heritage.

      [edit] CareerJocelyn Stevens bought the Victorian British Establishment magazine, “The Queen”, shortly after leaving university in the nineteen-fifties. Stevens revamped the magazine by hiring Beatrix Miller as editor. In the 1960s he was named as managing director of the Evening Standard and Daily Express newspapers.

      He was Chairman of English Heritage from 1992 – 2000.[1]

      [edit] FamilyHis first marriage to Janie Sheffield (a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret) lasted 23 years and ended in 1979. His daughter, Pandora, married property developer Charles Delevingne. Their daughters include Chloe Buckworth, Poppy Delevingne and Cara Delevingne. Stevens became a partner for some 30 years of the philanthropist Dame Vivien Duffield until they separated in 2005.

      On 26 November 2008 Stevens married Emma Cheape, daughter of the late Sir Iain Tennant and former wife of Angus Geoffrey Bruce Ismay Cheape, a descendant of the family which owned The Titanic.

      Stevens’ half-sister is Prudence, Lady Penn, LVO, a former lady-in-waiting to the The Queen Mother and wife to the former Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn, GCVO, OBE, MC.

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