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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 12:25 PM

Anyone have a famous/infamous relative?

Wild Bill Hickok is a cousin, my g g grandmother was a Hickock.

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Reply Anyone have a famous/infamous relative? (Original post)
Louie Sep 7 OP
jimiray Sep 7 #1
Lowrider1984 Sep 7 #7
Nostrings Sep 7 #2
cologeek Sep 7 #3
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 7 #4
CornFed Sep 7 #6
adozenpirates Sep 7 #5
Lowrider1984 Sep 7 #8
Magyar Heidinn Sep 7 #9
Louie Sep 7 #10
Magyar Heidinn Sep 8 #11
oflguy Sep 8 #12

Response to Louie (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 01:05 PM

1. my cousin jeffeyray...

he was a world famous surfer who unfortunately died in a shark attack...they said he may of made it back to shore if he hadn't been wearing his good luck ham

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Response to jimiray (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:20 PM

7. Damn the bad luck!

"good luck ham"

You're killin' me!

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Response to Louie (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 01:23 PM

2. No, but to tell a family secret...

My grandmother was Dutch!



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Response to Louie (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 02:14 PM

3. Douglas MacArthur was a cousin several times removed on my mothers side.

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Response to Louie (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 03:31 PM

4. He was both in his lifetime

Texas Ranger Company D & F and in Texas Ranger hall of Fame
Deputy U.S. Marshal in Del Rio, Texas
Deputy sheriff in Tom Green County, Texas
Town Sheriff Deming New Mexico
Wanted for 4 murders while riding with Selmans Scouts in New Mexico
Worked for John Chism



Another was a regimental commander in the First Special Service Force (North Americans) in WW2
Yet another was the regimental surgeon in 10th Mountain Division 85th inf who stabilized Lt Bob Dole when he was wounded.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:05 PM

6. Gus Gildea

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Response to Louie (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 04:08 PM

5. It depends on what you'd consider famous.

There are a lot of career military people in my family, and a couple were (Army) generals during major conflicts. And one grandfather was a pretty high-profile (Protestant) minister.

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Response to Louie (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:23 PM

8. Nobody anyone but family would recognize.

Just the usual bunch of pickpockets, card sharks, hookers and horse thieves.

Just like everyone's family.

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Response to Louie (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:52 PM

9. Yes

László Dezső

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:07 PM

10. Awarded the Knights Cross.

Tisztelet.

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Response to Louie (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:37 AM

11. I am told he was an honorable man.

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Response to Louie (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 11:46 AM

12. James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok

had three brothers and two sisters.

His parents were born in North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, and died in Illinois, where Wild Bill was born

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