Friday, March 13, 2009
This is the story of my Vanatter Family Genaolgy. Leigh Leonard Vanatter was born in 1876 so he was already 55 by the time of the Great Depression. Leigh and Jennie had moved from Wisconsin to Burbank California with their two youngest children James Russell and Shirley. Ralph the oldest was married in Montana about that time and stayed in the Midwest. James Russell is my father "Eugene Russell Vanatter's father. Jennie Myrtle Ross had family that had moved to California. She was born Jennie Myrtle Ross to Ross and Sally Ann Davis. Her parents had moved to Fontana, California before them. They stayed with them when they first moved. Then they moved to Burbank, California. Russell married Alberta Knox in 1930 so he was still single in 1929. Alberta was younger than him by 10 years. Russell was born in 1903 and she was born in November 1913. She had graduated from Huntington Beach High School. She had worked as a housekeeper during high school. She was 18 when they married. They were married at her sister's house in Pasadena, California. Her sister's name was Lottie Hughes. She was born Meta Charolta Kruse to Johanna Kruse in Germany and had come to the United States with their mother in about 1905. Alberta and Russell lived in Roscoe, California. Shirley Vanatter married Albert Macklin and had three sons. I remember going to her home as a child.