When Janet Gail Wood was born on August 27, 1940 in Williamson, West Virginia, her father, Durand, was 34 and her mother Maysie, was 32. She was born in the home her father built in Fairview, a suburb of Williamson W.Va. She had three brothers and one sister. She never knew her brother Junior who was killed in an Auto accident before she was born. Her mother's brother Merlin Ball came to live with them in 1945 and they thought of him as a son. Janet always thought of him as a brother. Her father and mother moved with their family to Huntington W.Va. and bought a home on Frances Street in 1946. In 1954, she and her father and mother moved to Roseville Mi., (The other children were grown and married). Janet went to Roseville High School. She was interested in drama and speech and won the Michigan regional Speech Contest in 1956 and was in the 1956 Junior play. She met and married Rosario Bruce Grasso on June 4, 1957. In Sept. 1957 she joined her husband Rosario in Santa Clara Ca.. He had gone ahead to find a job. She had five children by the time she was 24. They lived in San Jose Ca. and in 1965 bought a home on Stokes Street in San Jose. They later sold their home and moved to Penn Valley, Ca. wanting to live in a country atmosphere, but returned to the Santa Clara, San Jose area because work was slow. In the 1980s Rosario Sr. opened Grasso's Foreign Auto Repair in Fremont Ca.. They bought a home on Thornton Street in Milpitas Ca. a few miles from his shop. In 1985 They sold their home in Milpitas and bought a mobile home in Besaro Mobile Home Park in Fremont, Ca. Her husband Rosario died during heart transplant surgery in 1996. She worked on and off during her marriage in the Silicon Valley electronics business. She retired after 25 years at the age of 65 from Space Systems Loral. She had worked her way up to a supervisor position of Spacecraft Integration Production Control. Janet sold her mobile home in Besaro Mobile Home Park in 1999 and moved in with her mother Maysie Wood who was in her 90s and Janet felt she should no longer live alone. Her mother died in 2005. Janet bought another mobile home in Besaro Senior Park in June 2005 after her mother's death and retired from her job at Loral. At the time of this writing she is still living In Besaro Park. Janet has nine grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
(1) First-hand information. Entered by Janet Wood at registration. (2) W. Va. Birth Certificate. (3) U.S Public Records Index 1950-1993. (4) U.S. City Directories 1822-1995. (5) Roseville High School Year Book 1956 Roseville, Mi. USA. (6) Ancestors and Descendants of George Paris Ball of Va. and W.Va Copyright 2001.
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On 30 Jul 2019 at 11:34 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.
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On 25 Jun 2019 at 09:09 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.
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I’m Susie the new leader of the England Project. We are contacting all existing members of the project to find out how you are currently involved, and how you would like to be involved moving forward. Please have a look at the England Project page for more information, and then contact either myself or Gillian to let us know what you’d like to do, or if you have any questions. We can then list your interests, help you join the team in the Google group forum for England, and give you any help you might need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you no longer want to be a part of the England Project at this time.
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On 17 Feb 2017 at 09:52 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
I've added the United Kingdom Project badge to your profile as the England project is part of the UK Project. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on England Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to Member Interests. I've added your good self.
On 28 Jan 2017 at 14:35 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
I wanted to let you know that we have a United Kingdom Project. If you would like to join this project just let me know.
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