Cindy (Williams) Lesure
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)

Cindy (Williams) Lesure

Honor Code Signatory
Joined 31 Dec 2014 | 169437 contributions | 16838 thank-yous
Cindy S. Lesure formerly Williams aka Spalding
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , , [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and
Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 1 Jun 2020
15:26: Admin WikiTree added the May 2020 Club 100 badge for Cindy (Williams) Lesure. [Thank Admin for this]
This page has been accessed 38,909 times.
en
This user is a native speaker of English.

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.

More Genealogy Tools


Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Cindy's formal name
  • full middle name (S.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • personal memories about Cindy (1)
  • images (11)
  • private siblings' names
  • spouse's name and marriage information
For access to Cindy Lesure's full information you must be on Cindy's Trusted List. Please login. See the Contact section of the Tree & Tools page.


Sponsored Search




DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Cindy or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Cindy:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments: 1231

Leave a message for others who see this profile. If you prefer to keep it private, send a message to a profile manager: private message private message
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Hi there, Cindy!!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Cindy for all your extremely helpful and kind messages. You've achieved Super Hero status in my book! Am starting to go through the tutorials to understand all the terminology and how it all works, then do some trial inputs/searches. Will yell whenever I get stuck. Hope you stay safe and enjoy your Corona lock-down like I do (Peace and quiet and time to focus)
posted by Ken Bain
Thanks Cindy for welcoming me so soon! Am pleasantly surprised. Well done! Do you know if I can import my tree from MyHeritage anf if so, how to do it? O, who can I ask to do it? Last point: I'm not on Facebook or Twitter - just don';t have time to keep up with all that info flow. Stay well! Ken Bain
posted by Ken Bain
Thank you for the warm welcome Cindy!
posted by Jessie Milum
Thank you Cindy for your Welcome to this website. Just trying to look around and see if I can help.
posted by M. Cote
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
Hello Cindy,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 24-27, 2020. 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
Thanks Cindy! I'm finally getting around (hopefully) to figuring this site out. I had some time when I first started and then....life happened. So, I'm hoping to discover how to use this site better so I can use it again! Thanks for the warm welcome!

Kathi

Thank you Cindy for the warm welcome to Wikitree! I would like to become a member so I can contribute. I added some initial tags today and am just trying to get my feet wet here. I have my main online tree on ancestry.com and am not sure if this site supports importing part or all of it. I also have information on Family tree DNA, 23andme, and other sites. I would like to join the Cummings project (that was my maiden name). Please let me know what else I need to do to become a full member. I have read the honor code.

Cheers, Norma Cummings O'Malley

thanks for the offer for assistance--still getting my feet wet and I have more info to input. It can be a bit overwhelming and will definitely try the rootsearch suggestion.
posted by Linda (Cox) Buettner
This is all a bit overwhelming to get started. I'm not sure what is require/expected.
posted by Tricia Barger
Cindy, Mary

Allen - Barr parents were Roxetta Ashley -Allen and William Henry Allen My Grandmother Mary Elizabeth Allen -KEELING Was her sister I've been trying to clear this up a Charity Shaw put this info.incorrect she is a daughter of a cousin of mine Mary Lucatoto Shaw I haven't info. How to get a hold of her Carol Ann Keeling.

Hi Cindy, Robert Allen is my Great Uncle, his sister Mary Elizabeth Allen Keeling is my Grandmother,her son George Jerome Keeling is her son,my father. Thank you for your post,Carol Ann Keeling

Cindy is 17 degrees from Donald Howard, 19 degrees from Julia Howe and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

W  >  Williams  |  L  >  Lesure  >  Cindy (Williams) Lesure

Categories: En | Greeters