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Hi, Cousin! One of the things I love most about genealogy is discovering my connections to family members I've never met, and reconnecting with family members I haven't seen for a while.
I also love the opportunity to help expand the global family tree, so every once in a while, as time allows and the mood hits me, I create profiles for notables who haven't yet been connected. The most recent such profile I created was for Octavia Butler. Butler was a fabulous science fiction author. The first African American woman to gain prominence as a science fiction writer, she won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for her work. She was also a recipient of a McArthur Fellowship, an award that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation provides as an investment in the work of particularly promising creative people; she was the first science fiction author to receive such an award. All in all, she was an amazing woman. If you think you can help to extend her genealogy, please let me know, so I can add you to the trusted list for her and her ancestors.
The short version
- Pamela D. Lloyd was born to a witchy alien fortuneteller and a mad scientist. A sock salesman once tried to buy her in exchange for two suitcases of socks and they were later offered an entire house, but her parents, not knowing when to cut their losses, held out for more, only to get stuck with her. It’s no wonder she turned to writing fantasy and science fiction. It was either that, or take over the universe, and the keys to the spaceship had fallen down a rabbit hole.
Comments about the short version
- As strange as it may seem, this bio is actually pretty accurate. My mother suffered terribly from allergies and often claimed that these were due to her being from another planet. She also, for friends and family only, read tea leaves, earning her the nickname Madame Luigi, and my father printed up a certificate for her that identified her as our family's official resident witch. My father, on the other hand, is an organic chemist. He's also quite a character, very eccentric in his own way, and so has earned, to my mind at least, the approbation mad scientist.
- A sock salesman really did approach my parents, on the streets of Chicago, with a suitcase full of socks and offer to buy me; when my parents turned him down, he said he had a second suitcase (the two making up his entire inventory) and would give them both. Needless to say, they turned down this offer, as well. While my parents thought this a funny story, I find it quite intriguing, and often wonder if he ever found a child whose parents were willing to take him up on the offer.
- When I was two months old, we moved to Lake City, Florida, where, while house shopping, they were offered a house. My father has commented that it was a very nice house, far better than they could otherwise afford. But, once more, they turned this offer down.
- I, now, among a variety of other occupations (genealogy being only one of several interests) write speculative fiction. Taking over the universe doesn't really hold much appeal for me—too much work! But, I wouldn't mind taking a ride on a spaceship or falling down a rabbit hole!
Lloyd, Rote, Herrington, Craun, Higgins, Boykin, Ward, Beck
For more, see my Surnames page.
Almost all my connections to random people (that is, people with any fame or notoriety) are through my father (Lloyd, Herrington, & Boykin, mostly). I simply haven't got enough information about my mother's family, although I'm working on that. More records are being made available through the internet every day, which is helping.
Lloyd One Name Study
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Lloyd One Name Study Free Page
- To view the Free Page for the Lloyd One Name Study, visit http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Lloyd_Name_Study.
- Following are several common variants of the name Lloyd. If you are aware of additional variants which should be included, please add them to the free page or contact me. Thanks!
- First-hand information. Entered by Pamela Lloyd at registration.
- First-hand information. Entered by Pamela Lloyd during editing (see Changes for details).
I've created a Free Space To-Do list, Pamela Lloyd's To-Do List, using the new To-Do list creator. This was my first Free Space page.
- Pamela's formal name
- full middle name
- e-mail address
- exact birthdate
- birth location
- images (5)
- private siblings' names
- private children's names
- spouse's name and marriage information
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On May 4, 2015 at 18:32GMT Abby Glann wrote:
On April 2, 2015 at 13:11GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
I noticed your new Club 100 badge.
Keep up the nice work.
On March 9, 2015 at 16:11GMT Tom Green wrote:
On January 24, 2015 at 23:38GMT Pamela Lloyd wrote:
On November 1, 2014 at 00:03GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
That's great you started a Lloyd Project! There are so many projects I need to get started in the One Name Studies and the One Place Studies... just not enough time in the day! I haven't even uploaded all my ancestral lines yet, so I have huge branches of my family still missing. I'm a little OCD about getting pictures and sources up. If a profile has my name on it, I want to make sure it's as complete as I can make it before moving on, but it takes time! ;-)
On October 31, 2014 at 13:27GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
With Walter Hungerford as our common ancestor, we are 17th cousins, once removed. ;-)
On October 9, 2014 at 12:29GMT Owen Phillips wrote:
Thank you for your continued good work on the Lloyd name :-) Owen ps re: Lloyd-460, Montgomery is in Wales, not England!
On August 8, 2014 at 15:50GMT Bob Scrivens wrote:
On June 23, 2014 at 11:16GMT Chris Whitten wrote:
On May 11, 2014 at 22:31GMT Pamela Lloyd wrote:
Does this change anything? Will other users still be able to find me? Hopefully, all links on WikiTree that pointed to or from me still do!