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  • David F. Houston (1886 - 1940)
    David Franklin Houston (February 17, 1866 – September 2, 1940) was an American academic, businessman and conservative Democratic politician. He served under President Wilson as the 5th Secretary of A...
  • David Hoover (1781 - 1866)
    David Hoover, pioneer settler of Indiana, public official, and author, was born on the Uwharrie River in Randolph County, the son of Andrew Hoover, a well-to-do farmer of German descent who owned n...
  • Wenonah Bell (1890 - 1981)
    Wenonah Day Bell (1890–1981) was an American painter known for depictions of rural life in the southern United States and urban scenes of New York. Bell was a native of Trenton, South Carolina, and...
  • La Toya Jackson
    Alternative current residence included Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Teddy Getty Gaston (1913 - 2017)
    Teddy Getty Gaston (September 13, 1913 – April 8, 2017)[1] (born Louise Dudley Theodora Lynch, also known as Teddy Lynch and Theodora Getty) was an American author and singer. She was the last wife of ...

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Writing a life story is "the invention of me" - and an unreliable source for genealogists.

"A memoir," says Gore Vidal, "is how one remembers one's own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dates, facts double-checked. In a memoir it isn't the end of the world if your memory tricks you and your dates are off by a week or a month as long as you honestly try to tell the truth" (Palimpsest: A Memoir, 1995).

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