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Paintbox Family Susan Davis 510 / 839-7229


Harriett and Ralf Stinson in the 1980s.

The Mouse Th aT RoaRed

The Memoirs of

Harriett Hills Stinson

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Only you can tell your own story, but writing a book is a huge undertaking. That’s why so many people choose to hire talented writers to assist them. Those of us who do this work feel honored with the trust of our clients and take this responsibility very seriously. As a graphic designer, working with such wonderful authors (and Association of Personal Historians members) as Trena Cleland and Linda Blachman, I help make their beloved manuscripts into books both worthy of passing down through the generations and an inviting experience to read and share. The writers may spend years with their clients interviewing, transcribing, writing and editing. I spend anywhere from a few months to a year with the writers for each project - scanning and repairing photos; designing and laying out pages, collages, section dividers and covers; finding or creating additional photos and artwork to supplement their story. It is, by its very nature, a labor of love. Beloved scrapbooks and photo albums are handed over to me to be hand-scanned and repaired with utmost care and respect. I often visit the subjects in their homes and photograph them with their families or animals, engaged in activities they love. I may also photograph their precious heirlooms to help round out the story. Whether a book is about a person, church, house, business, wedding, hobby, vocation, an event, or traveling the world - the elements are all the same. The visuals draw you in and the words carry you away. I have worked with churches, individuals and businesses to tell their stories. Sometimes clients simply want a book of photos that tells a story all its own. In fact, many people are now choosing to have their photo albums scanned and recreated in digital form to share with their families.



The First 100 Years 1908-2008 Berkeley, California

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Displays of memorabilia from the subject’s personal collection are often included: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

The Trip of my Lifetime Phyllis Hills Jayred


photos of family and friends letters and documents photos of old homes tickets, stubs matchbooks and souvenirs family business histories family trees and genealogical records postcards family bible pages samples of crafts and personal artwork jewelry family heirlooms & their stories newspaper clippings old maps wedding pictures

The Trip of my Lifetime A MEMOIR BY

Phyllis Hills Jayred

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FAMILY TREES Whether a client has already gathered his or her family’s genealogy or wants the research done by a professional, we can create a work of art from the information. From the simplest chart to an artistic interpretation of family history, it all starts with what the client “knows for sure.” Clients will hand me anything from a fully vetted file to an envelope on which notes have been jotted with a few names and dates. Charts that are created for personal history books can also be enlarged, printed on archival, photo-rag paper and custom framed.

Andrew Warner Family Tree and Royal Lineage Warner

Royal Lines

Probably from Le Warn (French): One who issues summons in a court of law, or one who warns away intruders from his lords domain. Some authorities give the derivation from Wern (German). Thomas Warner b. 1500 d. 1546 Husbandman Great Waltham, Essex Co.,England & Mrs. Thomas Warner

John Warner b. 1542 d. 5/23/1584 Husbandman Great Waltham, Essex Co.,England & Margaret (last name unknown) 1546

It is probable that Andrew was born in Great Waltham, Essex, England, and lived there until he was about 12 when he moved with his parents to Hatfield Broad Oak. It is likely that he married and that at least two their first two children were born here. No record has been found of this marriage or of his wife, but Warner tradition has it that her name was Mary. The will of Andrew's mother, Mary, made May 12, 1627, gives 20 shillings to "the Two Children of Andrew my sonne". As Andrew was sole executor of her estate, he must have been living in England at the time.

It is interesting to note that Andrew Warner and his family came to America near the beginning of that great tide of emigration which started in 1629. By that time Plymouth and Salem had been settled, but the total English population of New England was hardly more that 800. In April of 1630, John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, left for America. Later that year he was followed by 17 ships bearing over 1000 people. By 1634 the annual emigration had reached 4000. In 1640 the Long Parliament met, the power of Charles I was checked, religious persecution declined, and the flood of emigrants ceased. In those 11 years the population of New England grew from 800 to 26,000. - From The Descendants of Andrew Warner, 1909

Edward Warner

Andrew Warner b. 1595 d. 1684 Remained in England until 35 years of age. First mentioned in America Jan. 1632-33 records in Cambridge, Mass.(then known as Newtowne). May 14, 1634 Andrew became a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. & Mary Humphrey b.1615 d.1660 & Esther (or Hester) Wakeman Selden b.1617 d.1693

Mary (or Mercy) Warner b. 1620-9 & Jordan Steel, Jr. , John Steele & William or Thomas Hill

Mary Warner b. unknown (two Mary's - one by each marriage)

Daniel Warner b. 1666

Sarah Warner

Robert Warner b. 1626 d.1690 & Elizabeth Grant

Andrew Warner Jr. b. 1622 d.1681-2 & Rebecca Fletcher

Anna Warner b. 1669

Andrew Warner b. 1667

John Warner b.1629 d.6/24/1700 & Ann Norton

Mary Warner b. 1672

John Warner b. 1677

Jessie Warner b. 5/6/1718 d.1793 Hatfield, Mass & Miriam Smith Warner & Mary Clark Cooley VanHorn Warner

Elisha Warner b. 1740

Hannah Warner b. 1741

Miriam Warner b. 1743

Rebecca Warner b. 1745

Lucinda Warner

William Warner

Wilbur Lea Warner b. 1856 Alice Middaugh

David Warner Jr. b. 6/23/1785 d.1876 & Olive Rawson Warner is said to have lived in Parma & Elba, NY at Mason, MI and near Alaska, MI. He was a soldier in the 1812 war and the Mexican War of 1847.

Polly Warner

Laura Warner

Evaline Warner b. 1812

Philtheta Warner b. 1749

Ella Rose "Zell" Curtiss Yeiter b. 1887 & Orlo Yeiter

Charles Calvin Warner

Mary Evelyn Warner Curtiss b. 4/9/1862 Albion, MI d. 1933 Grand Rapids, MI & Earl Custer Curtiss b. 10/8/1862 Vergennes, MI d. Grand Rapids, MI

Elizabeth "Bea" Curtiss Lusk b.1889 & Warren Lusk

Mary Warner b. 1740

Lucretia Warner

& Eliza Foote

Judson Rawson Warner b. 1860 Dora Jepson

Mark Edric Warner b. 1858 Olive Staples

Jessie Warner b. 1747

Anna Warner

Rebecca Warner b. 1817

Daniel Warner b. 1632-1635 d. 4/30/1692 Hatfield, Mass. & Mary (last name unknown) & Martha Boltwood Warner

Hannah Warner b. 1633 d.1682 & Daniel Pratt

Hannah Warner b. 1675

Andrew's parents lived in Hatfield Broad Oak after 1609. This town is only 20 miles from Braintree and 16 miles from Chelmsford where Hooker lectured. Andrew and his family must have lived in or near Hatfield at this time. Therefore, he had every opportunity to become a follower of Thomas Hooker, and his emigration coincided with that of the company. And since Andrew later followed Hooker to Hartford and was a deacon in his church, it is all together likely that he and his family left England to avoid religious persecution. The first direct mention of Andrew Warner in America is an entry in the town records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, then known as "Newtowne". On January 7, 1632/3, there are recorded several votes regarding the erection of houses in the town and the division of the fence to enclose the common, with the number of rods of fence each settler was to build. This is the first entry made in the records of the town save a single item on December 24 calling a monthly meeting. Of the 42 names given, the eleventh was "Andrew Warner, 20 Rod". Only 11 of the 42 settlers built as much as 20 rods of fence while 24 built less than 10 rods each. This would indicate that Andrew Warner was already a resident of Cambridge and was among the more wealthy members. There are many references to Andrew in the town records the nature of which indicate that he was prominent and well respected. On May 14, 1634, he was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

John (Johan) Warner b. 1568 d. 7/16/1614 Yeoman Hatfield, Broad Oak Mary Purchas Warner

Thomas Warner

The reason for Andrew to uproot his young family and move to America was probably not the desire to own land but religious persecution. Since his family was fairly prosperous and he became a land owner soon after his arrival in America, he probably owned land in England. In 1625, Charles I ascended the throne of England. He at once assumed all the power of Church and State and escalated the existing war against Puritanism. The ministers of that religion were driven from their livings, or into exile, and the laymen were tortured and forced from their homes. Many sought refuge in the New World. Among those who dared to oppose this policy was the brilliant preacher, Thomas Hooker, Rev.. He was silenced as a minister of the church in 1626 but continued to speak as a lecturer in Chelmsford, Essex County, until 1629, when the persecution became so great that he left and escaped to Holland. At this, a large number of his followers emigrated to America, being known as the "Hooker Company" and also as the "Braintree Company", from Braintree, the town in Essex from which many of them came. Andrew and his family likely belonged to this company. Hooker arrived in America from Holland on the Griffin on September 4, 1633, to become the pastor of the church at Cambridge, made up primarily of his followers.

KING HUGH CAPET King of France 987-996

Sessions "Paul" Curtiss b.1892 d.1988 & Ellen Shants & Dolores

Samuel Warner b. 1722

Mary Warner

Thomas Warner

Ebenezer Warner b.1681

John Warner

Mehetabel Warner b. 1683

David Warner b. 1732

Rebecca Warner

Elizabeth Warner

Edward Warner

Margaret Warner

Joan Warner

Note: Elizabeth (La Zouche) Poyntz b.1851 was a daughter of George John Spencer (Earl of Spencer) - House of Spencer, later home to Lady Diana Spencer (Princess Diana). Her mother was Lady Lavinia Bingham.

Elizabeth Warner

Jacob Warner b.1637 d.1711 & Rebecca Warner &Elizabeth Goodman

Ruth Warner b.1641 d.1689 & John Kellogg

Samuel Warner b. 4/13/1680 d. 1746 & Hannah Sackett Warner b.1692 & Elizabeth (last name undknown)

Margery Warner

Elizabeth Warner

Hannah Warner

Joshua Warner b. 1733

Hester Warner b. 1686

Elizabeth Warner

Martha Warner b. 1688

Abraham Warner

Nathaniel Warner b. 1690

Sarah Warner

Constance of Toulouse

KING HENRY 1 King of France 1031-106

Anne of Russia, daughter of Jarolslaus 1, Grand Duke - Kiev, Russia

HUGH MAGNUS Duke of France

Adelaide De Vermandois


Sir Robert De Beaumont Earl of Leicester


Gilbert De Clare Earl of Pembroke

RICHARD DE CLARE 2nd Earl of Pembroke

Eva MacMurrough, daughter of Demont MacMorrough King of Leinster, Ireland


Sir William Marshall 3rd Earl of Pembroke and Good Knight


David C. Warner Sr. b. 7/12/1758 of Jessie's second wife Mary Clark Cooley Van Horn Warner Springfield, MA & Mary Russell Warner Moved family first to West NY, then to Michigan

Nathan Warner b. 1740

Russell Warner

Mary Warner

Jane Warner b. 1821 & Horace Sears

Newton Valorous Warner b. 1869 Mary Borough

Mabelia Bathsheba Warner b. 1867 Omer Scott

Dale Vinton Curtiss b. 1893 & Laura Underhill

Harriet Warner

Lewis Cass Warner b. 1823 Parma, NY d. 1906 & Rose Anna Harris Warner b. 1830 Conquest, NY d. 1910 Rose suffered a fall from a horse, severe sunstroke at 15 went on to bear 12 children. Rose Anna's parents were the Hallett's, a well-to-do Dutch family from New England.

Maude Warner Oberly b. 1872 Charles Oberly

Marie Amanda Curtiss Smith b. 1895 & Charles Smith

William De Cantalou Eudo La Zouche


Sir Nicholas De Poyntz


Margaret Pavelley


Eleanor Erleigh


John De Newburgh


Joan Delamere


Alice Carent




Elizabeth Birport


Elizabeth Horsey


Grace Matthew


Joan Dabinott


Hon. Daniel Clarke


Mary Crow


Samuel Cooley Mary Cooley Van Horn


Mary Russell


Olive Rawson

Elihu Warner b. 1764

Submit Warner b. 1763

Betsy Warner

Stephen Warner

William De Braiose descendant of Griffin, King of Wales



& Rev. John Fairchild

Grant Warner b. 1865 Mabel Cogswell

Rose Sanford Warner

Isaac Warner

Abraham Warner b. 1678

Nathan Warner

Andrew Warner

Adelaide of Poitou

KING ROBERT II King of France 988-1031

Elihu Warner

George Valorous Warner came to Calif. in 1847

John Warner

Cordelia Warner

Amanda Warner

Luther Warner

Warham Warner b. 1801

Mabelia Warner

Creation of this tree was made possible through the extensive research of Dorothy Werner (nee Lustig) of the Lewis Line and by Georgia Warner, our beloved family historian, also of the Lewis line. Most of the historical data was rechecked with both the Mormon Registry at and the Michigan data with and Where dates did not correspond, I entered the date most frequently used across multiple databases.

Captain Joe Warner b. 1874 died at 6 yrs. of age

The photo of Andrew Warner comes to us courtesy of Georgia Warner from a museum in Cambridge, Mass. A wealth of additional information can be gained by entering the words "Andrew Warner" into Google or any search site on the internet.

Rosa Warner b. 1876 died at 4 yrs. of age

Lennah Maude "Polly" Curtiss Zens b. 1898 & Bill Zens b. 1890

Evelyn Gertrude Curtiss Lustig b. 1901 Alto. MI d. 3.1.1990 & Robert Thompson Lustig b. 1898 Pittsburg, PA d.1978

To join the mailing list for the Warner Family Newsletter, please contact: Georgia Warner 1244 So. Queensway Drive, Lake Isabella Village, MI 48893 This first printing is a limited edition of 100 prints. Printed by: Madison Street Press Oakland, California (510) 451-4775 Additional copies of this tree will be available for a short time only. For information, please contact:







Evelyn Leila Yeiter b.1912

Junior b.1918 d.1920

Lawrence Dale Curtiss b.1919

Adrian C. (Ace) Smith b.1917

Mary Zens Franskoviak b.1935

Marilyn Marie Lustig Davis b.1926

Betty Curtiss b.1919

Jack Curtiss (adopted)

Gerald Samuel Yeiter b.1918 Robert Yeiter b.1923

The Curtiss Family Farmhouse

Alto, Michigan

Circa 1910

Virginia Smith Vivian b.1919

Caroline Lustig Trout b.1929

Robert Curtiss b.1920

Carol Smith Philipson b.1920

Dorothy Lustig Werner b.1933

Kenneth Curtiss b.1922

Priscilla Smith Crimmins b.1922

Steven Curtiss b. 1929

Layout and design by: Paintbox Productions 610 Mandana Blvd. Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 839-7229

© Paintbox Productions, 2004

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As photos age the silver nitrate on the surface often begins to degrade. A digital scan may not last “forever.” It does, however, capture the photo and allows for repair of the damage without harming the original. Digital scanning also gives you the ability to share the identical images with other members of your family and store them in a safe location so that if there’s an earthquake or fire, your precious images can be recovered. When scanning old photo albums, my team carefully places pages on the scanner and holds the books on the scanner by hand. Once scanned, each individual photo must be labeled and any markings or notes must be preserved with the image. Then, each image is digitally repaired, cleaned and prepared for inclusion in the book. Clients also have the option of receiving a CD or DVD containing all the images from their project.

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CELEBRATION BOOKS AND MEMORIAL TRIBUTES Major birthdays, anniversaries, births, graduations, and other significant life events are all great reasons to consider creating a book. It’s a simple way to capture the moment in time and share it with family and friends, as well as those who could not be there. Like celebrations, funerals and memorial services are important occasions for tributes. Simple but elegant memorial booklets with a few photographs and a short biography of the deceased make for lovely keepsakes. Memorial cards are also a sensitive way to let friends and family know that a person has passed away and at the same time give them a photo of the deceased. The inside can be left blank, or include a poem, quote and/or the name, birth/death dates of the deceased. Posters outside of venues can indicate the location of services.

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