Connection Combat is Back!: The Cat in the Hat vs. The Big Red Dog

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Connection Combat has been on a break, but now it's back with some classic children's stories. Who is your favourite, The Cat in the Hat, or Clifford the Big Red Dog? This week's combatants are Dr. Seuss and Norman Bridwell. Did you know that Seuss is pronounced more like "Soy-ss", but people mispronounced it and Mr. Geisel let it stand because the rhyme had a positive association with Mother Goose? 

Dr. Seuss' profile is open. Norman Bridwell is still living, but his parents and brother's profiles are open. Rules are here, ask if you'd like trusted list access, and remember to post here when you make a connection so we can crown the winner!

in Genealogy Help by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (256k points)

Made a little progress on Dr. Suess (because he's my favorite, and he taught my children to read)

Dr. Seuss's Family Tree ... for now

He's still not connected, but I found his grandparents and his wife's grandparents. I think I have a lead on his gr. grandfather on his father's side, but the dates don't match up exactly.

I'm out of time for the day, now!  Somebody else needs to take over. smiley

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I had connected him through his wife's Frink ancestors, but I had been misled by mumbo-jumbo to link Clarinda Frink to Isaac Frink III. I don't think he's the right Isaac Frink.

I'm going with a Pendleton connection:

Theo Geisel -> his wife Helen Palmer -> her father George Howard Palmer -> his father A. Judson Palmer -> his mother Clarinda Frink -> her mother Phebe Pendleton -> her father William Pendleton -> his mother Anna Champlin who is 21 degrees out.

Also William Pendleton's father Joseph Pendleton is 22 degrees out.

by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
edited by Karen Lowe

Thanks, Karen! Great work to both you and Julie.yes

That may of been the quickest Connection Combat yet. It shows Seuss as being 28 steps from AJ in  one day.
Let's just hope i'm not playing too fast and loose with the documentation. We'll see what the judges think!

I'm just having fun learning about Theodor Geisel's family! And it turns out his German ancestors come from the same area that mine did. 

I'm kind of stuck on the 3rd generation back right now, and I just don't have time to obsess about work on it anymore today. ;-)


Good one, Karen! I'm going to call this a winning connection, and how about you open a new question about the Frinks and documentation for them?

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