Snow Island

©Renee 2013

Snow Island, where everything we see is SNOW.

Bulgaria. A very small place in the world with limited money. I decided to look at the history there and I will note some interesting places and people. We will start on Snow Island, or Isla Nevada.

Snow Island or Isla Nevada

62°47′S 61°23′W / 62.783°S 61.383°W / -62.783; -61.383) is a completely ice-covered island, 16 by 8 kilometres (9.9 by 5.0 mi) in size, lying 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. Surface area 120.4 square kilometres (46.5 sq mi). This island was known to both American and British sealers as early as 1820, and the name has been well established in international usage for over 100 years.

Bulgaria Listeni/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/ (Bulgarian: България, IPA: [bɤ̞ɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country located in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe’s 14th-largest country. Its location has made it a historical crossroad for various civilisations and as such it is the home of some of the earliest metalworking, religious and other cultural artifacts in the world.

Prehistoric cultures began developing on Bulgarian lands during the Neolithic period. Its ancient history saw the presence of the Thracians, and later by the Greeks and Romans. The emergence of a unified Bulgarian state dates back to the establishment of the First Bulgarian Empire in 681 AD, which dominated most of the Balkans and functioned as a cultural hub for Slavic peoples during the Middle Ages. With the downfall of the Second Bulgarian Empire in 1396, its territories came under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries. The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 created the Third Bulgarian State, which became independent in 1908. The following years saw several conflicts with its neighbours, which prompted Bulgaria to align with Germany in both World Wars. In 1946 it became a Socialist state with a single-party system. In 1989 the Communist Party allowed multi-party elections, following which Bulgaria transitioned to democracy and a market-based economy.

Russia and some connections are found here:

Livingston Island (historical Russian name Smolensk,

62°36′S 60°30′W / 62.600°S 60.500°W / -62.600; -60.500) is an Antarctic island in the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica lying between Greenwich Island and Snow Islands. This island was known to sealers as early as 1819, and the name Livingston, although of unknown derivation, has been well established in international usage since the 1820s.

That island makes me think of Pricilla Livingston Johnson McMillan and Marina Oswald and JFK.

McMillan is here:

Peace Corps:

But let us get back to Bulgaria for now.

Simeon (also Symeon) I the Great (Bulgarian: Симеон I Велики, transliterated Simeon I Veliki [simɛˈɔn ˈpɤ̞rvi vɛˈliki]) ruled over Bulgaria from 893 to 927, during the First Bulgarian Empire. Simeon’s successful campaigns against the Byzantines, Magyars and Serbs led Bulgaria to its greatest territorial expansion ever, making it the most powerful state in contemporary Eastern Europe. His reign was also a period of unmatched cultural prosperity and enlightenment later deemed the Golden Age of Bulgarian culture.

During Simeon’s rule, Bulgaria spread over a territory between the Aegean, the Adriatic and the Black Sea, and the new Bulgarian capital Preslav was said to rival Constantinople. The newly independent Bulgarian Orthodox Church became the first new patriarchate besides the Pentarchy, and Bulgarian Glagolitic translations of Christian texts spread all over the Slavic world of the time. Halfway through his reign, Simeon assumed the title of Emperor (Tsar), having prior to that been styled Prince (Knyaz).

More on Simeon here:

And here:

And the Armour-de Janz connection to Kenya, John’s son, the Happy Valley set etc..

Norman Armour marries princess of Russia:

Another Jahn/John:

Other family connections:

Peter II, also known as Peter II Karađorđević (Serbo-Croatian: Petar II Karađorđević, Serbian Cyrillic: Петар II Карађорђевић; 6 September 1923 – 3 November 1970), was the third and last King of Yugoslavia and the last reigning member of the Karađorđević dynasty, founded early in the 19th century. Peter II was the eldest son of King Alexander I and Queen Maria (born Princess of Romania); his godfather was George VI of the United Kingdom.

Alexander Karađorđević was born on 16 December 1888 in Principality of Montenegro as the fourth child (second son) of Petar Karađorđević (son of Prince Alexander of Serbia who thirty years earlier in 1858 got forced into abdicating thus surrendering power in Serbia to rival House of Obrenović) and Princess Zorka of Montenegro (eldest daughter of Prince Nicholas of Montenegro). Despite enjoying support from the Russian Empire, at the time of Alexander’s birth and early childhood, the House of Karađorđević was in a political exile of sorts with different family members scattered all over Europe unable to return to Serbia that recently got transformed from a principality into a kingdom under Obrenovićs who ruled with strong support from Austria-Hungary. The antagonism between the two rival royal houses was such that after the assassination of Prince Mihailo Obrenović in 1868 (an event Karađorđevićs were suspected of taking part in), the Obrenovićs resorted to making constitutional changes, specifically proclaiming the Karađorđevićs banned from entering Serbia and stripping them of civic rights.

Alexander was only two when his mother Princess Zorka died in 1890 from complications while giving birth to his younger brother Andrija who also died only 23 days after being born.

Alexander spent his childhood in Montenegro, however, in 1894 his widower father took the four children, including Alexander, to Geneva where the young man completed his elementary education. Alongside his older brother George, he continued his schooling at the imperial Page Corps in St Petersburg, Russian Empire. In 1903 while young George and Alexander were off getting schooled abroad, their father Petar along with a slew of conspirators managed to pull off a bloody coup d’état in the Kingdom of Serbia known as May Overthrow in which King Alexander I Obrenović and his consort Queen Draga were murdered and viciously dismembered. House of Karađorđević thus retook the Serbian throne after forty five years and Alexander’s 58-year-old father became King Peter I of Serbia, prompting George’s and Alexander’s arrival to Serbia to continue their studies.

One of the key moments in Prince Alexander’s life occurred in 27 March 1909 when his older brother Crown Prince George publicly renounced his claim to the throne after strong pressure from political circles in Serbia. George was long considered unfit to rule by many in Serbia including powerful political and military figures such as prime minister Nikola Pašić, as well as high-ranking officers Dragutin “Apis” Dimitrijević and Petar Živković who didn’t appreciate the young man’s impulsive nature and unstable, incident-prone personality. George was the perpetrator of the tragic incident in 1909 when he kicked his servant Kolaković in the stomach, causing the unfortunate man to die from the injury several days later. The incident served as the final straw. It grew into a huge scandal in the Serbian public as well as in the Austro-Hungarian press, which reported extensively on it, and 21-year-old Prince George was forced into renouncing his claim to the throne.

In 1910 Prince Alexander nearly died from stomach typhus and was left with stomach problems for the rest of his life.

In Belgrade on 8 June 1922 he married Princess Maria of Romania, who was a daughter of King Ferdinand of Romania. They had three sons: Crown Prince Peter, and Princes Tomislav and Andrej.

Catherine Oxenberg (Serbian: Катарина Оксенберг, born September 22, 1961, New York City) is an American actress best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980s American prime time soap opera Dynasty. The daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Oxenberg, though not noble or royal herself, is a descendant from the Serbian house of Karađorđević. She has dual citizenship American and Serbian.

Though born in New York City, Oxenberg grew up in London. She is the eldest daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (b.1936) and her first husband Howard Oxenberg (1919–2010), a Jewish dress manufacturer and close friend of the Kennedy family. Princess Elizabeth is the only daughter of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (who served as regent for his cousin’s eldest son King Peter II of Yugoslavia) and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. Elizabeth is a first cousin of the current Duke of Kent and also a second cousin of Queen Sofía of Spain and Charles, Prince of Wales, making Catherine a third cousin of Felipe, Prince of Asturias and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Catherine is also a great-great-great-granddaughter of Karađorđe, who started the First Serbian Uprising against the Turks in 1804.

Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (christened Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena; 24 October 1887 – 15 April 1969) was queen consort of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. She was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom; and the first cousin of King George V of the United Kingdom, Queen Maud of Norway, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, Queen Marie of Romania, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, Queen Louise of Sweden, and Queen Sophia of the Hellenes. Juan Carlos I of Spain is her grandson.

Born March 3, 1933, in Southampton, New York, Caroline Lee Bouvier, called Lee after her maternal grandfather James T. Lee, was the daughter of John Vernou Bouvier III and his wife, the former Janet Norton Lee. She attended Miss Porter’s School and Sarah Lawrence College.

Radziwill has been married three times. Her first marriage, in April 1953, was to Michael Temple Canfield, a publishing executive who had been adopted as an infant by the American publisher Cass Canfield. He was the son of notorious socialite Kiki Preston. It was rumoured that his biological father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, a member of the British Royal Family; if so, then Canfield would be a first cousin of the present Queen. They divorced in 1959, and the marriage was annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in November 1962.

Her second marriage, on March 19, 1959, was to the Polish prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, who divorced his second wife, the former Grace Maria Kolin, and received a Roman Catholic annulment of his first marriage to marry the former Mrs. Canfield. (His second marriage had never been acknowledged by the Roman Catholic Church, so no annulment was necessary)

On September 23, 1988, Radziwill became the second wife of American film director and choreographer Herbert Ross.They divorced in 2001, shortly before his death.

In his book Nemesis, author Peter Evans has stated that Radziwill also had a long-standing affair with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, and was privately bitterly disappointed when he married her elder sister.

Temple/ Black/ Alden/ Soros (Swartzy means BLACK) Ross, etc..*:

Parrott, Ross, Rose, Soros. Chesnay, le Greene, dit la Fortune (Fontaine), Picard, Hughes, Smith, Black etc.. family.

Kiki Preston, née Alice Gwynne (1898 – December 23, 1946) was an American socialite, a member of the infamous Happy Valley set, and the alleged mother of a child born out of wedlock with Prince George, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom. Notorious for her drug addiction, which earned her the nickname “the girl with the silver syringe”, she was a fixture of the Paris and New York high social circles, and a relation to the powerful Vanderbilt and Whitney families. Her life was marred by several tragic losses and her own mental problems, which eventually led to her suicide at 48.

Born 1898
Hempstead, New York
Died December 23, 1946(1946-12-23) (aged 48)
New York City, New York
Occupation Heiress
Spouse(s) Horace R. Bigelow Allen
(m.1919-1924; divorced)
Jerome Preston
(m.1925-1934; his death)
  3 (1 disputed) Children 

Bunny can have tea here anytime. Lloyd, Moore, Mellon, Lowe, Lambert, Jackie Kennedy etc..:

Lamert/ Davis:

Sir Crispin Henry Lamert Davis, OBE (born 19 March 1949, England), is the Chairman and Director of StarBev Netherlands BV. He was previously chairman of the board and the chief executive officer of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, and he is a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Sir Crispin has also served as the chief executive officer of Aegis Group PLC from 1994 until 1999. He was a board member at Guinness PLC, and the group managing director of United Distillers from 1990 to 1993. For twenty years, he served at Procter and Gamble, in senior positions in the United Kingdom, Germany, and North America.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from Oriel College at Oxford University. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2004 for services to the information industry. Davis and his wife, Anne, have three daughters.

He is the brother of former McKinsey & Company managing director Ian Davis.


BigeLOW and tea is found here:


EDS and Ross Perrot connect to:

 CEO: Stanley C. Allyn (1957–1962); CEO: Edward A. Deeds (1931–1957);

Stanley C  Allyn and WATSON:

The company began as the National Manufacturing Company of Dayton, Ohio, which was established to manufacture and sell the first mechanical cash register, invented in 1879 by James Ritty. In 1884, the company and patents were bought by John Henry Patterson and his brother Frank Jefferson Patterson and the firm was renamed the National Cash Register Company. Patterson formed NCR into one of the first modern American companies, introducing new, aggressive sales methods and business techniques. He established the first sales training school in 1893, and introduced a comprehensive social welfare program for his factory workers.

Other significant figures in the early history of the company were Charles F. Kettering, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. and Edward A. Deeds. Deeds and Kettering went on to found Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company which later became Delco Products Division of General Motors. Watson eventually worked his way up to general sales manager. Bent on inspiring the dispirited NCR sales force, Watson introduced the motto “THINK!” Signs with this motto were erected in factory buildings, sales offices, and club rooms during the mid-1890s. Watson left NCR for IBM in 1914 and “THINK” later became a widely-known symbol of IBM. Kettering designed the first cash register powered by an electric motor in 1906. Within a few years he developed the Class 1000 register which was in production for 40 years, and the O.K. Telephone Credit Authorization system for verifying credit in department stores.

Veronique Pozner leaves the funeral for her six year-old son Noah Pozner, killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, at the Abraham L. Green Funeral home in Fairfield on Monday, December 17, 2012.

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Vladimir Pozner was born on April 1, 1934 in Paris to a RussianJewish father, Vladimir Aleksandrovich Pozner and French Catholic mother, Géraldine Lutten. The couple separated shortly after his birth. When Vladimir was 3 months old he and his mother moved to New York City, where Géraldine’s mother and younger sister lived. In the spring of 1939 Pozner’s parents reunited and the family returned to Paris, France.

After the outbreak of World War II and the invasion of France the Pozners fled Paris in the fall of 1940, traveling via Marseilles in the Free Zone, Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon, before sailing back to America. The escape was partially financed by a Jewish family whose adult daughter traveled with the Pozners disguised as Vladimir’s “nanny”.

Back in New York Vladimir attended Caroline Pratt’s City and Country School and later Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. Robert Hollander, an elementary school friend of Pozner, remembered him most vividly for “his capacities for, one, having extraordinarily attractive fantasies and, two, for getting the rest of us to believe them”

In 1946, with the advent of McCarthyism, Pozner Sr. began to have serious problems with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, because of his pro-Soviet views and correctly suspected cooperation with the Soviet intelligence services. The documents which conclusively proved the secret service connections of his father were published in 1996 in the USA. As a result, the Pozners intended to return to France, but Pozner Sr., was refused a French visa after being denounced to the French Foreign Ministry as a “subversive element” and a “spy”. So, the Pozners moved in 1948 to the Soviet sector of Berlin where Pozner Sr. was offered a position with “SovExportFilm”, an international distributor of Soviet films. At some point Pozner Jr. claimed to have stayed behind in New York, attending Columbia College between 1950 and December 1953, however there appears to be no record of him at Columbia; currently he tells of attending a Russian military-style high school in Berlin run by the Soviet Military Administration during that time.

Later, in 1952, the family moved to Moscow.

In 1953 Pozner enrolled at Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, majoring in human physiology. He graduated in 1958.

Pozner and Donahue

In 1961 Pozner was offered the position of senior editor with Novosty Press Agency’s Soviet Life magazine. In 1967 he transferred to a sister publication, Sputnik, leaving it in February 1970 for a job in broadcasting.

He worked as chief commentator for the North American service of the Radio Moscow network. In the early 1970s, he was a regular guest on Ray Briem‘s talk show on KABC in Los Angeles. During the 1980s, he was a favourite guest on Ted Koppel‘s Nightline. Posner was the host of Moscow Meridian, an English-language current affairs program focusing on the Soviet Union; the show was produced by Gosteleradio, the Soviet State Committee for Television and Radio and broadcast on the Satellite Program Network. He also often appeared on The Phil Donahue Show

Jessie Woolworth Donahue:

Prince Michael Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (September 14, 1908 in Podgorica, Montenegro – March 24, 1986 in Paris, France) was the third (but eldest surviving) son of Prince Mirko of Montenegro, Grand Voivode of Grahovo and Zeta (1879–1918), and Natalija Konstantinovic, a cousin of Aleksandar Obrenović of Serbia. He was pretender to the throne of Montenegro, holding the title Grand Duke of Grahovo and Zeta, in succession to his father. Nicholas I of Montenegro was Michael’s grandfather. Michael had recognized and acknowledged the Unification of Montenegro with Serbia, renouncing the throne. In World War II he was held prisoner by the Nazis after refusing to take up the throne of the Axis forces’ re-established Montenegrin puppet-state. During the period of Communism, he was an active member of the Serb diaspora revolutionary organization and a diplomatic worker against the Communist dictatorship of Marshall Tito.

He was a member of the Crown Council of King Peter II of Yugoslavia.

The Principality of Zeta refers to the period when Zeta, was ruled by the families of Balšić, Lazarević/Branković, and Crnojević, respectively, from the second half of the 14th century until the Ottoman vassalage in 1514. Zeta had become virtually independent during the fall of the Serbian Empire, when Balša and his sons wrestled the region by eliminating Žarko in Lower Zeta (1360), and then Đuraš Ilijić in Upper Zeta (1362)

Catherine Zeta-Jones was born in Swansea, Wales, on 25 September 1969, to Patricia (née Fair), a seamstress, and David James Jones, a sweet factory owner. Her father is of Welsh descent, while her mother is of Welsh and Irish ancestry. Her middle name, Zeta, came from her grandmother, who was named after a boat seen in Swansea Harbour. Zeta-Jones has two brothers.Her younger brother, Stephen, is her personal manager and producer for Milkwood Films. Her other brother, Craig, is a stuntman.

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch, Russian: И́сер Даниело́вич December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Vikings (1958), Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Heroes of Telemark (1965) and Tough Guys (1986).

Spouse(s) Diana Dill
(m. 1943-1951; divorced)
Anne Buydens
(m. 1954-present)
Children With Diana Dill: Michael Douglas (b. 1944)
Joel Douglas (b. 1947)
With Anne Buydens: Peter Douglas (b. 1955)
Eric Douglas (1958–2004)
Relatives Cameron Douglas (grandson)

Anne Buydens ? Too many Din/ Deans, Howards, Johnsons..

From the site Profiting From Politics:

It Helps To Have Joe Biden In High Places

The brother of the vice-president of the U.S. is hired by a struggling firm looking to break into the global residential homebuilding market.

Within two years, that firm grabs a $1.5 billion deal to build homes in Iraq, where Vice-President Biden is the point man for the White House’s reconstruction effort in the war-ravaged country.

Prince Mirko Dimitri Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro, Grand Voivode of Grahovo and Zetà (17 April 1879 – 2 March 1918) was born at Cetinje, the second son of King Nicholas I of Montenegro and Milena Vukotic. Prince Mirko predeceased his father and his elder brother Crown Prince Danilo.


Hazel Fowler Sharp Morgan etc…

Gloria MORGAN was in the circus with Maria Rasputin. Maria was a lion tamer !

Mary Chase marries Stanley Barron Freeborn (see U.C. Davis and malaria research also):


Spouse(s) Mary Adelaide Barron (m. 1925 – 1934)(1935)”Marriage: Mary Adelaide Barron to Conrad Hilton” Location:Zsa Zsa Gabor (m. 1942 – 1946) (1942) (1947)”Marriage: Zsa Zsa Gabor to Conrad Hilton” 
Mary Frances Kelly (m. 1976 – 1979): (1976) (1980) Mary Frances Kelly to Conrad Hilton” 
Children Conrad Nicholson “Nicky” Hilton, Jr. (1926-1969)
William Barron Hilton (b. 1927)
Eric Michael Hilton (b. 1933)
Constance Francesca Hilton (b. 1947),_Jr.

Not really Hilton but he is from Cuba and stays very busy…

More Perrys, Perez, Pari’s, Paris:

Jorge M. Pérez (born 1950) is an American real estate developer and author.

Pérez was born in Argentina of ethnic Cuban parents and lived in Colombia before moving to Miami in 1968. He is graduate of Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, and the University of Michigan.

Pérez was an economic development director with the city of Miami before he decided to enter the real estate business and became a developer. In 1979, he founded The Related Companies with New York builder Stephen M. Ross. Pérez built his fortune by building and operating low-income multifamily apartments across Miami, then branched off into rental apartments before becoming one of the most prolific high-rise condo builders in the Southern United States. Pérez has owned 50 condo towers in various stages of completion in South Florida, Fort Myers and Las Vegas. He is known as the “Donald Trump of the Tropics”.

The Related Companies had $2.1 billion in revenue in 2004, putting Pérez at the top of the Hispanic Business 500 during this period of time. He is an active Democratic fund raiser; he advised Bill Clinton on Cuba during his presidency and was an active fundraiser for the failed presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2008, he also hosted and raised money for Barack Obama after he became the Democratic presidential nominee.

On November 18, 2007, The Related Companies demolished the Sheraton at Bal Harbour to make way for a new project. The Sheraton at Bal Harbour, originally called the Americana, was created by architect Morris Lapidus, who also designed the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Eden Roc hotels. These iconic buildings inspired Miami Modern Architecture (MiMo).

However with the financial crisis of 2007–2010, many of The Related Companies’ projects were in financial strife as buyers, many of whom were speculators, refused to settle on their apartments or banks refused to grant home or property investment loans to the buyers. As a separate business, Pérez set up a vulture fund to buy distressed real estate. Pérez seemed philosophical on this commenting, “If I die and am worth $50 million as opposed to $3 billion, it is really not important.” Before the financial crisis of 2007, Forbes pegged his wealth at $1.3 billion. As of March 2013, his wealth stands at 1.2 billion with a recent steady resurgence in Florida real estate prices.

Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov or Ezhov (Russian: Никола́й Иванович Ежо́в) (IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj jɪˈʐof]; May 1, 1895 – February 4, 1940) was the chairman of the Soviet secret police NKVD who conducted Great Purge in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin. His reign is sometimes known as the “Yezhovshchina” (Russian: Ежовщина, “the Yezhov era”), a term coined during the de-Stalinization campaign of the 1950s. After presiding over mass arrests and executions during the Great Purge, Yezhov became its victim. He was arrested, confessed under torture to a range of anti-Soviet activity, and was executed in 1940. By the beginning of World War II, his status within the Soviet Union became that of a political unperson. Among art historians he has the nickname, “The Vanishing Commissar” because after his execution, his likeness was retouched out of an official press photo.

Back to Johnson:

Johnson Boat Works was a builder and developer of racing sailboats and scows in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Founded in 1896 by John O. Johnson, an emigrant from Norway, the builder started building A-Scows. As more classes were founded, Johnson moved on to B’s, C’s, D’s, and E’s. Johnson was commissioned to build the X-Boat for youth in the 1930s. Johnson designed the J-scow in the mid-50’s which was converted to the MC. Through the years, the boat builder built Opti’s and 420’s. In 1994, the builder brought out the Johnson 18. In 1998, two years after JBW turned 100 years old, the family sold the company. The scow molds were sold to their competitor Melges Boat Works (now called Melges Performance Sailboats) in Wisconsin. The other molds, including the Johnson 18 mold, were sold to Catalina Yachts in California. The repair and storage part of the company was sold to one of Johnson’s employees who renamed the company White Bear Boat Works.

Catalina Yachts is a U.S.-based builder of fiberglass monohull sloop-rigged sailboats ranging in sizes from eight to 47 feet in length. It was founded in 1969 in Hollywood, California by Frank Butler.


Founder – Frank Butler

Catalina Yachts’ founder Frank Butler’s initial intent was not to produce and sell boats, but rather to have one built. In 1961, Butler took over the production of his own boat when his original boat builder ran out of funds and borrowed money from Butler; the builder was not able to repay the debt. Instead he gave Butler the tooling to continue building the boat. Butler later gained full control of the company, renaming it Wesco Marine and later Coronado Yachts. Many Early Coronado 25 yachts have the Wesco Marine nameplate on the transom.

Among the first models built by Coronado were the Victory 21 and the Super Satellite. In 1964, the Coronado ’25 was produced, becoming the first boat with a one piece interior, making the boat stronger, lighter, and less expensive than previous models. By 1969 the Coronado 27 and 30 foot models were being produced. In 1969 Butler sold Coronado to the Whittaker Corporation which had already acquired Columbia Yachts; Whittaker continued the Coronado line until 1974 producing the Coronado 34 with the center cockpit models 35 and 41.Butler remained with Whitaker for only one year then left due to disagreements with management.

The first model built by Catalina Yachts was a 22 foot design previously rejected by Columbia. By 1977 Butler had designed and produced three more models: the Catalina 25, Catalina 27, and the Catalina 30. In 1978 Catalina developed the Catalina 38 based on molds for a Sparkman & Stephens racing design purchased from the bankrupt Yankee Yacht Company. Butler redesigned the interior and gave it a “Catalina deck”, taller mast, shorter boom, and moved the rudder.

In 1984 Catalina acquired Morgan Yachts and continues to use the brand name for the new deck-salon style Catalina Morgan 440 introduced in 2004. The other Morgan models including the Catalina designed M381 and M45 center cockpit models were recently retired.

Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. is an American publishing company founded in November 1942 by John H. Johnson. Headquartered at 200 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, The company is privately held, and its chief executive officer is Desiree Rogers.

Spouse(s) Nancy Sale Johnson Rashad (m. 1977-2001)
Suzanne Ircha Johnson
(m. 2009-present)

Claudia Alta Taylor was born in Karnack, Texas, a town in Harrison County, near the state’s border with Louisiana. Her birthplace was “The Brick House,” an antebellum plantation mansion on the outskirts of town, which her father had purchased shortly before her birth. Nearly all of both her maternal and paternal forebears had arrived in the Virginia Colony during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Her father was a native of Alabama and primarily of English ancestry with small amounts of Welsh and Danish; her mother was also a native of Alabama and of English and Scottish descent.

Though she was named for her mother’s brother Claud, during her infancy, her nurse, Alice Tittle commented, she was as “purty as a ladybird.


Dec 26, 2009 Born Katherine Mary Dunham, June 22, 1909, in Chicago, IL; died May in Chicago, Illinois, to Albert Millard Dunham and Fanny June Taylor,

Carole King Klein:

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d’état, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. She was one of the founders and the political leader of National Patriotic Front of Liberia, the warlord Charles Taylor‘s party. She placed second in the 1997 presidential election won by Charles Taylor. She won the 2005 presidential election and took office on 16 January 2006, and she was a successful candidate for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.

Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

John W. Mecom Sr”s oil partner:

And his wife Antoinette/Muna ( Percy, Percival, Pierce, Piers, Sutton, Gardiner, etc..):

*She met him on the set of Lawrence Of Arabia.

*Doris Duke and Katherine Dunham went to see pyramids too.

Patrick F. Taylor (June 12, 1937 – November 6, 2004) was an American businessman, who was founder and CEO of the independent oil company Taylor Energy Company.

Taylor graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in petroleum engineering. After working for independent oilman John W. Mecom, Sr., he established a consulting company. Along with Mecom, he founded the Circle Bar Drilling company in the 1970s. After Circle Bar was sold, he started Taylor Energy Company. Taylor Energy became the largest privately held oil and gas company in the Gulf of Mexico.

Taylor had a strong interest in education and humanitarian causes. He developed and promoted the “Taylor Plan”, adopted in Louisiana in 1998, which provides academically qualified students with state-paid tuition to college. It is known as the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS for short.

In 2004, Taylor was named #234 to the Forbes 400, a list compiled by Forbes magazine of the 400 richest Americans.

Before his death in 2004, the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson, Louisiana was named after him. Each year, the school celebrates Founder’s Day to honor the man who gave so much to Louisiana education. Taylor’s widowed wife continues to play a close role with the school, visiting often, taking part in graduations, and accompanying students on trips to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

In 2007, a building on the LSU campus was renamed in honor of Taylor and all his accomplishments.

In 2009, Taylor was posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield, Louisiana.

More here:

And Christina Taylor Green of Tucson shooting with Giffords, Judge Roll etc..

And another TAYLOR* from the Giffords/Roll incident in Tucson:

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