Taylor (Fritz) Worthington Gilchrist MSN

Taylor (Fritz) Worthington Gilchrist MSN

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Taylor L. Worthington Gilchrist MSN formerly Fritz aka Nilsson, Gilchrist
Born 1950s.
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Taylor (Fritz) Worthington Gilchrist MSN is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Miles Standish

Miles Standish, is my 8th Great Grandfather Additional Mayflower Passengers I am related to are as follows" Edward Doty Sr., 8th Great Grandfather George Soule Sr., 9th Great Grandfather Constance (Hopkins) Snow, 9th Great Grand Niece Giles Hopkins, 9th Great Grandfather Mary (Chilton) Winslow, 10th Great Grand Niece Stephen Hopkins, 10th Great Grandfather John Cooke, 10th Great Grand Niece Peter Browne, 10th Great Grandfather Francis Cooke, 11th Great Grandfather Susanna (Furner) Chilton, 11th Great Grandmother William Brewster, 11th Great Grandfather James Chilton, 11th Great Grandfather


I was born at 8:37A.M, on May 10, 1950 in Malden General Hospital, which is located in the city of Malden, county of Middlesex, the state of Massachusetts, and the country of the United States of America.

My first bracelet.

Interestingly enough both my parents, my older sister Jane, my younger brother and my mothers’ brother Paul were all born in the same hospital. For additional information on the town of Malden, click on this link see Malden Nancy Lee Fritz is the name given to me at birth. Years later, I would ask my mother “why had they named all their children such everyday ordinary names instead of something implying success or greatness within them?” She replied, “If you had to go through your life as your father did, being teased for Ferdinand the Bull you would understand.” As a teenager, I did everything humanly possible to the name “Nancy”, but it was still ordinary, and I knew there was nothing ordinary about me! (Source document Birth Certificate)

Two days old.

My birth certificate indicates that my parents are Ferdinand Earl Fritz age 23 and Elizabeth Althea Mayne age 21. We lived at 48 Wescott Street, Malden Massachusetts. My father worked as a welder while my mother had her hands full with two babies. We lived in Malden until I was approximately four while my dad was building a new home for the family in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and the United States for the family. (source birth certificate) Wilmington was the perfect place to raise children lots of wide-open spaces, dirt roads, and countless playmates. We were literally in the middle of nowhere surrounded by an abundance of nature encouraging active imaginations. Down at the end of the development an old woman lived on a farm by herself and most of the kids did not like, but I thought she was quite eccentric. She raised goats, chickens and ducks. I vividly remember her showing me how to squeeze a goat’s teat into her mouth and then saying “here you try it.” I tried it, and I squeezed it all over my face! We both laughed so hard about the goats’ milk all over my face. When I was about eight years old, we moved to St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Nana (Nina Sophia Nickerson Fritz) my dad’s mother had already moved to Florida ahead of us. We drove our old black Chevy with three young children and our Heinz 57 dog named Rusty. The trip seems to go on forever as we colored our way across one state line after another. When we finally arrived in St. Petersburg, my dad decided to play a joke on us by driving to the South side of St. Petersburg, which at that time was almost exclusively African Americans. We looked out the small car windows with our eyes so wide open they felt like they were going to pop out of our heads. The people all had dark skin it was something we had never seen before. My dads’ joke fell flat, as we were not laughing. You could hear a pin drop in the back seat; our minds were running warp speed trying to figure out if Florida had people with our color skin and if these dark skinned people were friendly. I reminded myself that before we left, Grampy Mayne had promised me things would be better for me in Florida.

I hated school and could not wait to graduate and leave home. My sister always made the honor roll and could not get home fast enough to show her report card, while my brother and I tried to hide ours. To this day, Paul and I tease our sister Jane about this. We all laugh and tell her it was not her fault that we received such severe punishment for our poor grades. I graduated early and went into the United States Air Force. In fact, I was already in basic training before graduation ceremonies. My service in the United States Air Forces covered the period June 6, 1969, to November 23, 1973. The Vietnam War was in full swing, but they did not send women into a war zone unless you were a nurse. They never even taught women how to shoot a gun. I did my basic training at Lackland (AFB) located in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, in the United States. I remember listening at night to numerous young women my age crying for their mothers. I guess I was not the only one in the group who had never been away from their family before. We were in for some rude awakenings and life as I knew my life would never be the same.

Graduation From Basic Training

After Basic training, I shipped off to Fort Lee, located in Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, in the United States to go to cook school. I accepted my luck of the draw and earned the special certificate of “Outstanding Scholarship as the Distinguished Graduate of the Cooking Course.” My journey then took me to McGuire AFB, New Hanover Township, and Burlington County, New Jersey, in the United States. I filled numerous positions none of which was a cook. About a year later, I was selected Air Force-wide to be a secretary for a Colonel at the Air Force Military Personnel Center (AFMPC). The AFMPC was located at Randolph (AFB), Universal City, and Bexar County, Texas, in the United States. Guess it helped that the Colonel’s hometown was three miles from my hometown. My fiancé, who currently supported the war effort in Vietnam, from Thailand was able to take some time off a show me around Thailand. I took a two-week vacation and flew on a military plane to Thailand to see him. I must actually say that I never saw such a poor country in my life. Watching people wash their clothes in what they called a “Klong” or stream then drink the same water was unbelievable. A visit to this country during these years truly made me appreciate the many things Americans take for granted. We traveled all over the country seeing such things as: click this link to see photos of Pattaya Beach. If you can look past the poverty, the beauty of the country is breathtaking. Clickto see the beautiful country of Thailand for yourself

My fiancé then came back to the states to Bergstrom AFB, located in Austin, Travis County, Texas, in the United States. I re-enlisted and requested a transfer up the road to Bergstrom AFB. On March 9, 1973, my fiancé and I got married on our lunch hour. When I left my position at the Air Force Military Personnel Center they awarded me two medals one was a Good Conduct Medal and the other was the Air Force Commendation Medal. This medal was presented to me with the reading of the following prestigious citation:

Sergeant Nancy L. Fritz distinguished herself by meritorious service while assigned to the Personnel Analysis Division, Assistant for Personnel Plans, Programs and Organizational Requirements, Air Force Military Personnel Center from 12 July 1971 to 5 December 1972. During this period, Sergeant Fritz's outstanding professionalism and dedication to duty enabled the Division to produce management products of the highest quality on a continuing basis. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Fritz reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.

I received orders for Iceland, without dependents on a worldwide volunteer statement I had already canceled. My husband had already discharged from the service so did not want me to go. I requested and received an honorable discharge from the Air Force, and we moved back to Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, in the United States. In three years, we had two beautiful daughters Misty and Jessica.

Within a few years, my husband and I divorced and both eventually remarried. On November 9, 1986, Teddy Lee Gilchrist and I married in Clearwater, Pinellas County, in the United States. (Source Document)

Our Wedding Reception

The many years Ted and I have been together is full of healing from past abuses, discovering, who we are and who we want to be. It is wonderful to know that your husband will support you 100% even if you decide to grow mushrooms for a living. In 1988, Ted and I moved to Auckland, New Zealand for 18 months. We lived in downtown Auckland above a Chinese Pizza. I worked as a Systems Analyst; Ted worked as a computer mainframe programmer. New Zealand is an incredibly beautiful country. The people are extremely friendly. Everything they say about there being more sheep than people is undeniably true. Auckland is full of quaint tea shops where you sit and drink teas and coffees from china cups with delicious pastries very English. .Click to see New Zealand is a place you will never forget Click on this link to see pictures of Auckland, New Zealand. I just discovered on December 24, 2015, that I had worked on discovering my families history two times previously in my lifetime and yet I had completely forgotten about it. The first time was in 1989 while I living in St. Petersburg, Florida and the second time was 1991 was when I was living in Auckland New Zealand. I have beautifully hand written letters full of family details from my Grandmother Irene Ripley Mayne's sister My Aunt Mary Ann Ripley Cary. My Aunt Mary had written to my Grandfather Guy Mayne's sister Tensie. She explained that Hortense was known as Tensie to her family and friends. Aunt Mary provided me lots of details on both of my grandparents families which will help me to verify that I find all the children and correct spouses. Then in the same file folder I discovered all these treasures in I found a great deal of correspondence that went between myself and my cousin Gladys Beal which is Emma Gwendolyn (Fritz) Parker's daughter, the sister of my fathers father. Emma was my fathers cousin was I suppose that Gladys would be my second cousin. Gladys was almost 90 years old and we had written to each other for over a year. She send me wonderful pictures wedding invitations and lots of things a genealogists would love to get their hands on. She had spent many years researching our family tree and was glad to turn it over to another genealogist in the family. I just can't believe I forgot that I had ever been interested in researching our family history before!

We arrived back in America, and I was so homesick for my country and my daughters, I wanted to bend down and kiss the ground. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, there is no place like home. I found a job in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States with U.S. Bancorp as a Corporate Compliance Officer. Ted had always dreamed of being an over the road truck driver, so he went to truck driving school in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, in the United States. After Ted had been driving for over a year by himself, I moved down to Tucson, which is where Ted is from. Then I got in the truck with him and rode all over the United States and Canada with him for about a year. Trucking looked like such fun that I went to trucking school. We drove team for ten years driving flatbed, 52ft vans, doubles, and pulling hazemat. The last five years we spent pulling doubles and hazemat. Towards the end of our driving career, we were out driving two weeks then home for three days. We had a beautiful manufactured home full of brand new furniture sitting in the middle of ten acres of cactus near the Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States. For more information on the Desert Museum click here. I had mentioned earlier that I hated school this was because I continually heard; I was stupid not only at home but also at school. It is difficult not to believe when you hear it from two different places. However, years later I would prove to all those people, who called me stupid and not college material in high school, wrong. On December 31, 1986, I graduated from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, in the United States with my Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. You never saw a prouder father than mine at my graduation. I was and still am the only sibling in my family to earn a four-year college degree. In June 2007, I graduated from Pinellas Technical Education Center (PTEC) located in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, United States as a Licensed Practical Nurse with honors (Source Document). Then on May 2010, I graduated from St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, in the United States with an Associates of Science in Nursing as a Registered Nurse (Source document).

I just finalized my Masters' degree in Nursing Education at Excelsior College located in Albany, Albany County, New York, in the United States. (Source document) I achieved an academic dream of graduating with a 4.0 GPA. (Source Document) I was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. (Source document) Furthermore, inducted into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society for outstanding achievement. (Source document)

When my father, Ferdinand Earl Fritz, died I felt it was time to move back to Florida near my siblings. My brother, Paul and his wife were renting in Michigan, so they beat us back to Florida whereas we had to sell our house in Arizona. At the time I began graduate school in 2013, I had been an Ambassador for Alzheimer’s. Click this Link to Alzheimer’s. My husband and I went to Washington DC along with 750 other individuals and met with Senators and Representatives encouraging them to vote additional funding for Alzheimer’s research. I experienced deep emotion, as we walked through the tunnel between the two buildings wearing our purple Alzheimer’s sashes as the senators and representatives passed us shaking our hands or just saying “thank you for taking the time to come to Washington to support such an important cause.” This meant a lot coming from such influential individuals (Source Photo). The Veterans Administration Out-Patient Clinic in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, in the United States has discussed with me the possibility of leading child abuse, and spousal abuse groups for veterans and their families upon the completion of my Master Degree in Nursing Education. I am very excited about this opportunity to help other veterans along the path of healing from abuse. I frequently talk about abuse on Facebook and in my online classes with classmates. Whenever, the conversation presents itself, everyone tells me that I have made a difference in their lives and they are grateful they ran across me.

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Taylor (Fritz) Worthington Gilchrist MSN is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Air Force 1969-1973 attaining Staff Sergeant
Served during the Vietnam war, but did not serve in Vietnam



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On 19 Sep 2019 at 10:46 GMT Jesse (Fritz) Logue wrote:

Hi Taylor

Unfortunately i don't think i'm connected to that line. All of my immediate ancestors are from Philadelphia. I don't have another Jesse Fritz in my line. I do have a Henry Fritz that i don't know much about. He came to Philadelphia from Germany with his wife Augusta but he died before the first census they lived here in 1900.

On 9 Jun 2019 at 19:12 GMT Butch Smith wrote:

Hi Taylor!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Black Sheep Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added Project BLACK_CREEK to the tags you follow.

Thank you!

Butch ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 9 Jun 2019 at 03:18 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hello Taylor,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the G2G Integrators Project.

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens and interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 2 Jun 2019 at 13:45 GMT Butch Smith wrote:


On behalf of the Project Black Sheep Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Butch Smith ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 30 May 2019 at 20:48 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hello Taylor,

On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 27 Apr 2019 at 22:56 GMT Amy (Crawford) Gilpin wrote:

Hi Taylor! According to WikiTree, we are related. Just thought that was interesting.


On 2 Apr 2019 at 02:24 GMT James Collins wrote:

Hi Taylor,you are still a manager of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rich-62 along with Denise.

On 24 Jan 2019 at 10:20 GMT Darren Kellett wrote:

Hi Taylor

You received a message a couple of weeks ago about the new-look Global Cemeteries Project but we have not yet heard back from you. If you would like to continue in the project, please can you PM me your team(s) selections and your e-mail address for the Google group.

If I don’t hear back from you by this time next week I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project at this time.

Many thanks,

Darren :-)

Project Coordinator for Membership Global Cemeteries Project

On 7 Jan 2019 at 22:42 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Could send me in a private message you email address so I can make you with the other team mates a profile manager of the team free space page.

On 7 Jan 2019 at 05:51 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Taylor what team are you going to go with.

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