Quest for Great-Grandparents: Goodie Edition

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For this week's great-grandparent challenge, I have chosen goodie makers. And, yes, I've already posted "Can you help connect a goodie maker?", and thank you very much to all of you who have gotten so many of them connected to the main tree. All of these goodie makers are connected to the main tree now (thanks to you), but none of them have a full set of great-grandparents listed on WikiTree. In order for us to add a list to the Relationship Finder Quick Links page, each person on it needs to have at least one line going back as far as their great-grandparents (and preferably all eight great-grandparents). (If you're wondering why Milton Hershey isn't on this list, he already has a full set of great-grandparents listed on WikiTree.)

The task is to seek out, source, and add profiles for as many missing great-grandparents as you can find. As you take on a goodie maker, and add a new great-grandparent, please post a message here, so we can keep track of how we're doing.

If you can add sources, photos, or biographies, add siblings, children, aunts, uncles, etc., or improve the profiles of these goodie makers or their family members in other ways, so much the better!

If you run across an unsourced profile which is already on WikiTree and add one or more sources to it, you can count that source towards Sourcerers Challenge, if you're taking part in that. (And, if you happen to find an additional connection path for a goodie maker whose family you're working on, that makes them all the better as a relationship finder!)

Name Great-grandparents Working on
Harry Brown (Almond Roca) 2
Howell H. Campbell (Goo Goo Clusters) 2
John Cadbury 4
David L. Clark (Clark Bar)
Walter Diemer (Dubble Bubble) 2
George Ensor (Pal-o-Mine)
Joseph Fry 1
Gilbert Ganong 4
Franklin Mars 2
James Moir
William Neilson
Henry Rowntree 4
Russell Stover  2
Ruth Swanson (Archway Cookies) 4
Coenraad van Houten
Frederick Walter 6
Karol Wedel
Gary Weston (Wagon Wheels) 3
Maurice Whittaker (Peanut Slab) 8 Kylie Fowler
George Williamson (Oh Henry!) 2

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (304k points)
edited by Greg Slade

P.S. I'm not a WikiTree Leader, and have no authority to assign points, credit, or anything like that. My intent with these challenges is for them to be a fun little break from whatever you're doing regularly. (Well, that, and preparing lists of different kinds of notables for the Relationship Finder Quick Links page.) There's no time limit, there are no prizes, and if you have fun finding and adding relatives, then you win. (And WikiTree wins in any case, because the more connected profiles we have, the better the tree is for everybody.)

That said, if you manage to connect any of the profiles listed here to the main tree, there's no reason that you can't count that connection towards the Connectors Challenge, if you're taking part in that. (Or, you could count it towards the Sourcerers Challenge if you run across an unsourced profile which is already on WikiTree and add one or more sources to it.)

P.P.S. If this challenge intrigues you, and you think you might like to try finding great-grandparents for other notable people so they can be added to the Relationship Finder Quick Links page, you can find other threads in this series on the How to increase a country's presence on WikiTree page.

What a fun list! Thank you for doing this, Pal-o-Mine.
I'm easily distracted but finally gave Maurice Whittaker all eight of his gt grandparents. Still have to connect him though.
Now connected, only through his wife atm.
Thank you, Kylie. This challenge is now 21.9% complete.

2 Answers

+3 votes
I added the paternal grandmother (with unknown) and some uncles and aunts to Joseph Fry. And also the maternal grandparents. There are still some uncles and aunts on the maternal side to add.
by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (347k points)
edited by Jelena Eckstädt

Thank you, Jelena! yes

+1 vote
I see that somebody has added two more great-grandparents for Ruth Swanson.
by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (304k points)

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