Alexis (Lovelace) NelsonHonor Code Signatory
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Alexis Clare Lovelace was born in Wichita, Kansas on 10 October 1945. Alexis is the daughter of Clare Alexander “Chick” and Clarice Marvin Lovelace. Chick Lovelace was killed in action in WWII, and Alexis was raised by her mother with help from her grandmothers, Pearl McCleery Lovelace and Nellie Long Marvin. Alexis lived in Enid, Oklahoma as a small child and grew up in Oklahoma City where she attended Northwest Classen and graduated from Putnam City High School in 1963.
|Alexis Clare Lovelace '63|
Alexis graduated from Oklahoma University with a B.S. in Art and English Education in 1967. While at Oklahoma University she served on the Student Senate and did the publicity for the engineering school. She was active in the Art Committee and her sorority Alpha Phi. It was there at O.U. that she met Mike Nelson at a Kappa Sigma fraternity party.
|Alexis Lovelace Nelson|
They were married 27 Dec 1966 at St. John's Methodist Church, Oklahoma City in an ice storm. Alexis and Mike moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where Alexis did post graduate work at Northeastern University.
Alexis and her husband moved to Valdosta, Georgia, and he became an Air Force pilot. Alexis volunteered teaching art classes in the Officers Club. They then moved to Warner Robins, Georgia, where Alexis gave birth to a baby girl, Michelle. They moved to Burkburnett, Texas in 1970. Then Alexis and Michelle, who was one year old, moved to Oklahoma City while Mike Nelson flew a rescue helicopter in Vietnam. They then moved to Enid for two years and then to Yorba Linda, California, where she had her second baby, a boy named Mitchell, in 1973. They then moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1977.
Alexis has been involved in working in her husband’s optometry office and the Muskogee community and her church. She held several offices in PTA, was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, member of the League of Women Voters, on the board of Perspectives Women’s Resource Center, a lifetime member of Service League of Muskogee, board member of Eastern Oklahoma Spelling Bee, head of Joy of Giving Shoppe, a Deacon and Elder at the Presbyterian Church, and an officer in Muskogee Indian Territory Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
|Mike and Sherry Soper & Alexis and Mike Nelson 1992|
|Mike and Sherry Soper & Alexis and Mike Nelson 2023|
Alexis has traveled throughout the United States and to twenty five foreign countries and islands in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and English Channel.
Her teaching experience has been as a part time General Educational Development teacher for adults, GED, at Georgia Pacific and Blvd. Christian Church; however, her long time GED teaching was at Grace Episcopal Church where she and Virginia Lipotich taught together 28 years. They had over 550 students complete the program and receive a State of Oklahoma High School Diploma. Alexis started teaching GED, as a volunteer in January 2012 at Muskogee County Jail, and she still spends each Wednesday afternoon there.
|Mike and Alexis|
I like being part of DAR, as we are involved in various patriotic projects. Our DAR chapter is involved in the Naturalization Ceremonies at our local Federal Court House, and we provide a reception for our new citizens. We also help put out flags and wreaths at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. I enjoy being active in my church and my community, and I am excited about the work I have been doing on genealogy.
WikiTree has been a really great experience for me, as I joined in March 2017 without much knowledge. I was so excited when my grandmother, Pearl McCleery won photo of the week, and I even cried tears of joy when she won 2018 photo of the year. The trophy Eowyn Langholf sent has a special place in my dining room. I am still a beginner, but I am gradually getting better with the kind help at WikiTree. The friendships I have made on WikiTree have made an amazing difference in my life.
Apr 2018 Awards, Photo Winner: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/589943/1st-wikitreer-awards-winners
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Alexis is 15 degrees from Victor Castro, 19 degrees from Loretto Coronado, 28 degrees from Sor Juana De La Cruz, 27 degrees from Enrique Gómez Carrillo, 22 degrees from Desiderio Gonzales, 22 degrees from Ramon Lopez, 19 degrees from Lin-Manuel Miranda, 23 degrees from Frank Rodriguez, 37 degrees from Francisco Villa and 29 degrees from Oliver Stegen on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
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Categories: Daughters of the American Revolution | University of Oklahoma | German Roots
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You might find this interesting - I posted this handwritten copy of the Birchard genealogy from the late 1800's made by Dwight Darius Birchard (1831-1905).
Dwight Birchard collected all the information about that branch of the family. I think a cousin Nathan was also working on their genealogy and it may have ended up in a published genealogy.
Anyway, glad to find someone else interested in the Birchards, even if we are not closely related!
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If it would help I would like to communicate periodically with the person at the DAR that is doing the Inman's. It would be an honor for me to provide what I know and then learn so much more.
By the way, I have sent a message to others who changed the Biography of Abednego Inman and I am waiting to hear from them. I sent a message to the person that create Inman-342, and so I hope that person will reply to my question.
Andrew Henderson married Agnes Keys, daughter of John Keys of Augusta County, Va.
I have no idea who the Henderson's are or who Elizabeth is in this text. My DNA indicates 31% Scottish and yet as far as I can determine there is no Scottish connection in my family tree. Is Margaret Bruce that connection? Perhaps, but how is she connected?
Thanks in advance for your help on this.
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I am doing this tree for my daughter-in-law and she will also appreciate the images of her ancestors that you have shared.
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I am new to Wiki Tree and inputting data. I found that we share Benjamin Hutton (1793-1860) as a direct ancestor. His granddaughter Martha Ann (Hutton) Thomas was my GGM. If I counted correctly, you and I are therefore 4th cousins. I live in York Co, PA were Benjamin lived after leaving Lancaster Co, PA (about 25 miles across the Susquehanna River). Until I started on Ancestry, I had no idea I had Quaker ancestors but living in Pennsylvania, I shouldn't have been surprised. I want to request joining your trusted list for the Huttons. Best wishes to you. Thank you, Martha Ann Thomas
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