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 Williams Crawford was married in 1955 and stayed in Uniontown where she lives today. My brothers Harry Williams, Ed Williams and David Williams all moved with the family to Rockville.
In 1964 our family moved from Rockville to Gaithersburg, Maryland. Harry Williams had already moved to California in 1963. Ed Williams and David Williams 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 & 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 Williams 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 Williams 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 with Greg Spalding 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 Worker 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, Orange, 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 and we lived happily in Orlando. After my Father died in 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 in 1998 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 Sheffield Lesure 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 Lesure and I remarried May 29, 1999 in Montevallo, Alabama at an immediate family reunion at my brother, Ed Williams's home. My oldest brother, Harry Williams 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 Lesure and we later moved to the Ocala National Forest 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 Attorney's office in Umatilla, Florida. And in 2006 I took another position as Administrative Assistant at 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 on disability and enjoy our home in the Forest.
↑ "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.
↑ "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJN2-X3K : 28 November 2014), MM9.1.1/VJN2-X32: 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.
↑ "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.
↑ *"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.
↑ "Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VKCZ-C1M : 25 December 2014), Robert Sheffield Lesure and Cynthia, 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.
↑ "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 MM9.1.1/VJFX-HZB:, 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.
↑ "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.
"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.
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.
This is my Father's maternal side of the family. There is very little confirmed information about this family. There are no photographs of my Grandmother as she died in 1916~at least none that our family knows of and I am hoping to find pictures of Jennie Whitecotton Williams.
This is my Father's paternal side of the family. While a very common last name, our specific history is somewhat sketchy.
Cindy Lesure's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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:
HI Cindy, I can't figure out how to send a private message, for a start. Major gripe so far is how WikiTree handles middle names. If I give my first name as Betty Ann (which distinguishes me from just Betty) the. software adds an A and period. The same goes for my family. The middle name is important in the German/PA Dutch lines. My father is Paul Stauffer Tyson, which indicates that his mother's maiden name was Stauffer, but he is not know as Paul Stauffer. How should I enter the name info?
Cindy, I'm not sure I could have come even close to doing what I've done without knowing you were available to help. Made all the difference, especially giving me an unshakable conviction in the positive collaboration I could find here. So I've set down roots!
P.S. The link you sent bounced like my tummy when I laugh. :(
Could you be a dear and send me another?
Thank you so much for your welcome! I am a bit overwhelmed learning my way around here. I have accomplished some and I know it’ll start to come together soon...I just know It! Again, thanks for your kindness!
Wowzers- you weren’t kidding when you said you’re good at all of this. I wanted to let you know I found so many relatives of my father, learned a lot! I cannot thank you enough! So far it’s only on ancestry but I uploaded a geowhatever to my page here, but I’m unsure how to add everyone??? Suggestions??
Hi, Cindy. Thanks or your concern about how I am getting along on Wikitree. I am starting to feel more comfortable, actually. I submitted my GEDCOM file (from Ancestry) but don't understand what it may be used for by Wikitree. Will you please explain that? Thank you.
Since I found out that my father was not my bio-dad, I have removed him from my tree and am working on expanding the tree on my mother's side. Once that has become a little larger, I wil upload it. But I am wondering about the DNA. I could find no place where to upload it. I was referred back to the same page during my search on the website- That page asked where I had my DNA tested. Is it possible to upload rawdata?