Cindy (Williams) Lesure
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Cindy (Williams) Lesure

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Cindy S. Lesure formerly Williams aka Spalding
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Biography

Cynthia Sue 'Cindy' Williams

I was born May 19, 1954 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and am the daughter of Leo Huth Williams[1] and Kathleen Mildred Maust[2]. I am the youngest of five children and born nine years after the child before me. We grew up in Pennsylvania and Maryland and these are my four siblings; Esta Joanne 'Jo' Williams, Harry Lee Williams, Edwin Ray 'Ed' Williams and David Earl 'Dave' Williams.

When I was two years old, in 1956, my Father got a job in Rockville, Maryland and most of our family moved from Uniontown to Rockville. My sister Joanne was married in 1955 and stayed in Uniontown where she lives today. My brothers Harry, Ed and David all moved with the family to Rockville.

The various places I lived started in 1954 with Uniontown, Pennsylvania. During the 1960 US Census, I lived in Rockville, Maryland along with my parents, Leo and Kathleen as well as my siblings; Ed and David. During the 1970 US Census, I lived in Gaithersburg, Maryland with my parents, Leo and Kathleen.

In 1964 our family moved from Rockville to Gaithersburg, Maryland. Harry had already moved to California in 1963. Ed and David both married in 1964 and lived nearby in Gaithersburg. We lived on a small farmette (just a little over five acres) and enjoyed living in the country instead of the suburbs.

I attended various schools in Montgomery County, Maryland starting with Twinbrook Elementary School, Rockville; Laytonsville Elementary School, Laytonsville; Gaithersburg Junior High School, Gaithersburg; and graduated from Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg in 1972.

My first job was in 1971 as a cashier at Peoples Drug Store in Gaithersburg, Maryland. My parents insisted I get a job because a month after getting my driver license I got a speeding ticket. They refused to pay for it and that was the beginning of my days of driving over the limit!

My Mom and Dad left from my graduation ceremony and moved to Orlando, Florida. After a family trip in 1970 to Orlando my parents fell in love with Orlando and decided to move. After much drama on my teenage part, they agreed to wait until I graduated from high school. Thank you very much for that, Mom and Dad! The preliminary work for the move was all done long before I graduated June 12, 1972. My graduation present was the use of my Mother's car and staying the rest of the summer in Gaithersburg with friends.

I arrived in Orlando in early August 1972 and decided that it was time to marry Gregory Wayne 'Greg' Spalding. We married August 15, 1972 in the hospital chapel (his Father was in the hospital) in Olney, Maryland. Greg was in the Navy so after a short honeymoon trip (six weeks) to Alameda, California, he was on the USS Enterprise and was stationed in the Pacific so I returned to live with my parents in Orlando in October 1972.

Greg was stationed in Oakland, California, so I moved out there in June 1973. My Mother and I drove across country with a U-Haul and all my worldly possessions and I lived in Oakland for less than a year. My brother, Harry lived in San Jose, California with his family which was not far and we visited at least twice a month. Greg was transferred again to Washington, DC in early 1974 and we moved back to Gaithersburg.

Later in 1975 we moved to Niantic, Connecticut for a job that he got in Middletown, Connecticut. In 1976 we moved to Orlando, Florida along with my brother, David and his wife Dorcas Thompson. We shared a very large U-Haul truck and moved both our households to Florida. During the 1980 US Census I lived in Orlando, Florida[3] with Greg until my marriage ended in divorce March 29, 1984.

My second job was in 1972 as a negative cutter at Eckerds Photo Lab in Winter Park, Florida. In 1973 I was in Tupperware sales in Oakland, California and in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I changed jobs in 1974 to be a film splicer at Kodak Photo Labs in Rockville, Maryland. When I thought we were moving, I quit my job at Kodak and ended up working again as a cashier at Peoples Drug Store in 1975 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While we lived in Connecticut, I worked at Mystic Color Labs in Mystic, Connecticut and the very best thing about working there was the being in picturesque Mystic! After the move to Orlando, I got a job in 1976 as a negative splicer at Eckerds Photo Lab in Orlando, Florida. In 1980 I went to work as a color checker at Photolando in Orlando, Florida. I also took a part time job as a 1980 census enumerator in Orlando, Florida which gave me some good information for understanding Census records! In 1983 I started working as a letter sorting machine operator at US Postal Service in Orlando, Florida. After deciding I needed to get out of the Postal Service and the graveyard shift, in 1987 I started working as guest relations at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.

In 1989 I took advantage of a wonderful opportunity to become the transportation manager at Meals on Wheels & M.O.R.E. in Orlando, Florida. Later I switched my position to program administrative manager at Seniors First (same place, different name). In 1992, I started doing some part time work as a bookkeeper for Carl Crampton Carpentry in Orlando, Florida and also started working as an administrative assistant at Better Living for Seniors in Lake Mary, Florida. In 1995, I started as a temporary in the position as administrative assistant at Time Warner Cable in Orlando, Florida and became a permanent employee within the year. In 1997 I changed jobs within the Cable company to property damage coordinator at Brighthouse Networks (same place, different name).

I lived on my own until I met my real husband, Robert Sheffield Lesure February 6, 1988. It was love at first sight! We were married February 11, 1989 in Winter Park, Florida[4] and we lived happily in Orlando.[5] After my Father died February 7, 1992, I really took it very hard and I became very difficult to live with. Robert and I separated in 1995 and we continued to see each other.

We divorced January 14, 1998[6] even though as I was driving to the Courthouse I was thinking, "Why am I doing this? Well, I already paid the money for it and he said either do it or do not do it." Robert maintains to this day that all those events took place as they did so we could be in the place we are now. Absolutely have to love a man who says such a wonderful thing about his wife who was wrong! But he is absolutely right~everything that happens in our lives happens the way it does so we can appreciate what is coming next!

Robert and I remarried[7] May 29, 1999 in Montevallo, Alabama at an immediate family reunion at my brother, Ed's home. My oldest brother, Harry performed the ceremony. It was wonderful to have all my siblings and their spouses along with some nieces and nephews to witness our reunion marriage.

During the 1990 US Census, I lived in Orlando, Florida with Robert and we later moved to the Ocala National Forest[8] as reflected in the 2000 US Census and the 2010 US Census where we lived in Altoona, Lake, Florida.

Commuting back and forth to Orlando became problematic and in 2003 decided to work as a legal assistant at an attorney's office in Umatilla, Florida. And in 2006 I took another position as administrative assistant at the City of Eustis in Eustis, Florida. Each of these places enriched my life in spite of the fact that it was work! Stories about each place and experience may appear at a later date.

In 1999 we bought a wonderful home in the Ocala National Forest in Altoona, Florida and have lived there happily since that time. Our 'children' are our cats and we have had a wonderful variety of four-legged furry children. Currently, both of us are retired and enjoy our home in the Forest.

Sources

  1. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKRF-VP16 : 25 October 2016), Cindy Lesure in entry for Mr Leo H Williams, Florida, United States, 09 Feb 1992; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Orlando Sentinel, The, born-digital text.
  2. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP5-XH2F : 16 July 2017), Cindy [Williams Lesure] Hall in entry for Kathleen Williams Bowles, Florida, United States, 04 May 2012; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Orlando Sentinel, The, born-digital text.
  3. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ2V-KH3C : 16 May 2014), Cynthia W Spalding, Residence, Orlando, Florida, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  4. "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJN2-X3K : 28 November 2014), Robert Sheffield Lesure and Cynthia Sue Williams, 11 Feb 1989; from "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.
  5. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJH8-H77Y : 23 May 2014), C S Lesure, Residence, Orlando, Florida, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  6. "Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VKCZ-C1M : 25 December 2014), Robert Sheffield Lesure and Cynthia Williams Lesure, 14 Jan 1998; from "Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Orange, Florida, certificate 005074, volume , Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville.
  7. "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJFX-HZY : 28 November 2014), Robert Sheffield Lesure and Cynthia S Williams, 29 Jun 1999; from "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.
  8. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1VD-4CN : 23 May 2014), Cynthia Will [Williams] Lesure, Residence, Altoona, Florida, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • Birth certificate
Image:Williams-28514.pdf
Birth Certificate-Cynthia Sue Williams
  • Immunization certificate
Image:Williams-28514-1.pdf
Certificate of Immunization
  • Baptism certificate
Image:Williams-28514-2.pdf
Certificate of Baptism

See also:

  • Nieman Clan History compiled by Helen Marie (Newcomer) Maust. Aunt Helen attended most all the Nieman Family Reunions and the Frankhouser Family Reunions. She gathered information from family members who attended the Reunions over the years sharing information about family lore and updated information about each branch. Around 1980 she put information together by typewriter and created a very large document that included all of the information about the Nieman and Frankhouser clans. Both branches intertwined in various ways and trace back to the common ancestors of John Blosser who emigrated from Switzerland and was of German origin. In the following years, she provided updates after the reunions were over and she could add the new information gathered at the reunions to the document. That document has been scanned as a PDF file.
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I do need help. Weber 6663.

I have duplicates of Charlena Ann Rutan Rutan 219 adding as mother of Parker Joseph Swearingen (incorrect) and as his spouse (correct). How do I fix this?

posted by Lola Weber
Hello Cindy,

We wrote to you about the changes in the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to continue with the Project, we can place you in the Biography Team, Level 1 where you can work on improving profiles from your own watchlist to Level 1 of the Profile Standards.

We would like to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions. If you do not wish to participate in the Project, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within 7 days we will remove you from the Project, but we will welcome you back at any time.

Sincerely,

Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hello Debi & Robin,

The biography team, level 1 would be an excellent place for me to be, especially since I try to do that everyday! Sorry for my delayed reaction as I have been unable to do some of my WT work and have not answered emails, etc. Certainly was nothing personal, but more like overly engaged in that non-genealogy part of my life!  :-) Thank you both for your persistence and for nudging me a bit!

Smiles, Cindy

Thanks, Cindy, for getting back to us. Glad that all is well. We're looking forward to working with you.

Best,

Robin

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Dear Cindy,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.

Sincerely,

Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Cindy,

Thank you for contributing to the January 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
hi my name is steven gawtorne i love wiki tree my problem is i put a person in the wrong place i made the person as a sister it should have been his daughtes sorry i have a bit dyslexia

thank you steve

posted by Steven Gawthorne
Hi, Cindy. I've not seen you pop into the #cornbread-catcher Discord chat, so wanted to make sure that you know how proud I am of all of us. Thanks for helping keep Team Cornbread Catchers in the top 10 so far. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Cindy,

It's Thon time again, this time the Source-a-Thon! It will be from October 1-4, 2021. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click the "answer" link at the bottom of the post and, when the Answer box pops up, mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi, Cindy!

I wanted to find out how to question an entry on a tree that I feel is mistaken.

Thank you,

Marietta Lenear Julienne

Cindy, I noticed you have a Williams line from Virginia. I am trying to find the parents of an Elizabeth Williams, Williams-45505, born 1813, died 1887. Do you have any hints on her I could use? I asked a question in G2G one time, which you can see on her Changes Log, but that does not seem to work out. If you have any information I could use it would be appreciated.

Rod

posted by Rodney Long
Hello Cindy,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 23-26, 2021. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi there, Cindy!!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Cindy, Back in April 2019, soon after I connected with WikiTree you offered your help. I usually learn best by reading and the instructions have been clear and I have been muddling through until now. I have made some errors and have found them posted in my suggestions page. I try to work on them as time and patience allows and thought I was doing pretty good, slow but sure. Today I checked suggestions to find 40+ errors of the same type and when checking the profile pages in question I can find no error. Soooo, if you have the time and can access my suggestion page I could use some HELP. Thanks, Don
posted by Don Kenison
Hi I read and enjoyed your exposition of your life I hope that doesn't make me a Peeping Tom. I started college as a history major but changed to psych. I think my love of ancestry research is a reminant of that early interest. Bob
posted by Bob Ashmore
Hey Bob,

I do not think that makes you a peeping tom! I put it out there in a public forum, so it is not accidental that folks would read it.  :-) So many things that happened to us earlier in life lead each of us to be there genealogy 'geeks' that many of us are! Keep in enjoying to the fullest~I do and feel all the better for it!

Many thanks, Cindy

I just read your bio and love the part about your marriage/remarriage, especially: " Absolutely have to love a man who says such a wonderful thing about his wife who was wrong!" How blessed you are <3
Hi Cindy,

The gedmatch ID you have associated with your account seems to be linked to someone else's. Can you take a look and make sure all the numbers are correct?

Thanks! Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi Cindy! I granted you access to all ancestors/descendants. :-) Thank you!
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