My father’s biological parents story.

I have been o a mission to find my biological grand parents. For the last 5 years or so. DNA testing my whole family. With the help of expert we found his parents where Barbara Foss and Everett Uplinger. How did they meet I wondered, were they in love? After many email’s with Barbara’s nieces and nephew’s,I found she never married or had other kids. She had been thrown as a small child and had a brain injury. Her aunt Julia raised her after her mother passed away. Catherine Bofinger passed at 21 years old, 6 day’s after delivering her second child Betty Foss. Catherine was the youngest of 9 children.
San Francisco, 1917
Betty was adopted by the Harrow family and they moved to L.A. where she became a writer for day’s of our lives, and her daughter Susan Hayes became the star of the show marrying her leading man William Hayes.

She also never ha children of her own.
When I asked why Barbara had abandoned my father, like he had been told. Lois said that Barbara was sent to a home for unwed mother’s and she never saw the baby. they also said they didn’t know how she became pregnant, because she had a mind of a child and anyone would notice that after speaking with her. They never knew the father but suspected that she had been taken advantage of.Which isn’t what I wanted to hear or tell my father.

As I research more about Everett Uplinger, I found he worked at the Elks Club in Sacramento, as a instructor, he also competed in wrestling match’s in Reno. He was drafted and died aa a 1st LT in the US army.So he must have been very strong.He also never married or had any other kids. Now I’ trying to find pictures of him and learn more about his time in the military.

Amanda White, Craig, Uplinger, Docks.

Miss Amanda White was my 2nd great grandmother, on my fathers side. She was born on September 3, 1848, in Paris, Illinois, her father, John, was 33, and her mother, Margaret, was 30. Amanda was one of 7 siblings.

She married her first husband Henry Craig Sr. who was a civil war veteran, of the Minnesota Indian/Civil war, in 1867. He was 34 years old, and she was 18.

They had :

Henry seems left her to move to Toppensih, Washington State with his 6 brothers, in 1877.

The Craig brothers in Toppensih Washington.

She then married her second husband, Joesph Uplinger, 42 years old, July 1878. 8 months after the death of his first wife Elizabeth Price. Amanda was only 29 at the time. Raising her children 10-3 years old, along with her step children 13-4 years old.

Joesph had 9 children with his first wife, Elizabeth Price,

Elizabeth Price died Oct 12, 1877, she was 35 years old. Amanda and Joseph had

She had no children with her 3rd husband who she married when she was 50 years old, Hugh Docks 43 years old, was from Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.He arrived in New Orleans 1878 he was 23 years old.

New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963 

New Orleans passenger list
NameHugh DoakDifferent
Arrival28 Dec 1878 United StatesDifferent
Birthabt 1855Different
DepartureLiverpool, EnglandNew

She died on October 17, 1927, in Republican City, Nebraska, at the age of 79, and was buried there. Hugh died 1933, at 79 years old.

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3 September 1848 • Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States

My 2nd great grandmother was 12 during the Civil War and 14 she lived in one of the states of the Confederacy in 1863 when President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Though Abraham Lincoln lost the Senate race, he became a household name because of the debates. He became even more popular when the talks were published, helping him win the presidential nomination just two years later in 1860. About 1860. Credit: Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000/

Although the Lincoln-Douglas debates were wildly popular, Americans didn’t demand other political hopefuls partake in similar public discussions. The first official presidential debate wouldn’t be held until 1960, more than a century later. 1858, Illinois. Credit: Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Mandania”Amanda” White lived in Collin, Texas, in 1860.

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1860 • Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, USA

Through a popular vote, Texas seceded from the Union on February 1, 1861, and joined the Confederate States a month later on March 2. When Governor Sam Houston refused to severe ties with the United States, he was driven from office. In his absence, Texans wasted no time—they replaced his seat and rallied behind the Confederate cause. By the year’s end, 25,000 men had enlisted. Together, they fought in every major battle throughout the war, while others remained on Texas soil to protect its vast coastlines and frontier. Invading Union forces attempted to block its seaboard, preventing crucial supplies from reaching Confederate front lines. With more and more settlers, Texas continued pushing further onto the ancestral homeland of the region’s Native Americans. Many soldiers marched to the frontier to continue expanding the state’s territorial reach. By the war’s end in 1865, 90,000 Texans had taken up arms against the Union.

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Many maritime battles were fought along the Texas coast. 1863, Texas. Credit: Print Collector/Hulton Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images

Her sister Sarah was born in 1861 in Illinois when “Amanda” was 13 years old, and in 1863 they lived in a Confederate state.When President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

The same plot that killed President Lincoln also included plans to murder Vice President Johnson and the secretary of state. Between 1908 and 1919. Credit: Library of Congress

By the 1920 census both Hugh and Amanda listed as themselves as widowed because of their previously married to others.

Amanda White died October 17, 1927, aged 79 years. She had thirty-four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church in Republican City, and the remains were laid to rest in the Republican City cemetery.

The beginning of my life

MY ANCESTRY; recordkeepers, records on herself

I was born 1969 in San Francisco, My father Clifford William Dorman, Son of 2nd generation Natives, Clifford Thomas Dorman and his wife Weltha Taylor of Alameda, Ca. They were married late in life, Weltha had married at 23 years old, a Gunn Surname I would surmise, based on the name on her marriage certificate, and divorced by 1930 divorced early in her life 36 years and stayed home with her mother until my great-grandmother, Lulu S Taylor, born  Jan 1869  California, . My great grandmother passed, July 7, 1932, in Alameda, California,  Weltha is listed in the 1930 census as the daughter, divorced, with no occupation. Screen Shot 2018-12-18 at 12.26.47 PM

She was married two months later, to my grandfather, Clifford Thomas, Dorman.  They met at a dance and my grandfather who was 48 years old, was a decade older than her.

They were married in Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, Oakland, Ca.

Gunn maybe from a previous marriage
Marriage license Clifford Thomas Dorman, and Weltha G. Gunn, Maiden name is Taylor.

They were being foster parents to my father Clifford William Dorman when he was 18 months old. I story goes my father was found in an empty house in a nice neighborhood. He was clean and well fed. Recollection, from my mom, Edward Elliot, was on a card, nice clothes, and baby basket, in San Francisco or Sacremento. My father said he doesn’t know where she got that story, He said he didn’t find out till he was 14, “I don’t know much but she doesn’t know anything.” I have a postcard from an aunt Ruth Keene.Screen Shot 2018-12-18 at 12.53.12 PM


I was born in San Francisco, in 1969, 5 days before we landed on the moon. My mother met my father while she was going the Dominican, my dad was the president of his fraternity at San Francisco City College, He was drafted and was in the band, and ran wire for telephone poles. He was very thin on the side of the poles he had to climb. He also played the Saxophone or horn in the band. read more about the summer of love, New communism, the farms, and strawberry hills, and a few articles I copy and pasted from the web.

The hippie subculture began its development as a youth movement in the United States during the early 1960s and then developed around the world.

Its origins may be traced to European social movements in the 19th and early 20th century such as Bohemians, and the influence of Eastern religion and spirituality. From around 1967, its fundamental ethos — including harmony with nature, communal living, artistic experimentation particularly in music, and the widespread use of recreational drugs — spread around the world during the counterculture of the 1960s, which has become closely associated with the subculture.

Classical culture

The Hippie movement has found historical precedents as far back as the Mazdakist movement in Persia, whose leader the Persian reformer Mazdak, advocated communal living, the sharing of resources, vegetarianism and free love.[1] A 1967 article in Time Magazine asserted that the hippie movement has a historical precedent in the counterculture of the Ancient Greeks, espoused by philosophers like Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics.[2] The article also claimed that the hippies were influenced by the ideals of Jesus ChristHillel the ElderBuddhaSt. Francis of AssisiHenry David ThoreauGandhi, and others.[2] Some[who?] have pointed to the short-lived Merrymount colony in 1625 (allegorically portrayed by Nathaniel Hawthorne in “The Maypole of Merry Mount)” as the first hippie experience on the American continent.


When toxic people die.

Yesterday, My friends girlfriend connacted me on his facebook messager. She asked me to call her and left her number. I had spoken to her last year after and Dane (her boyfriend) had invited my family for a visit. Tracey was sweet, she was engaged to him at the time. We were invited for a parade and to spend the weekend in their Tahoe home. It seems like I could give you a little back ground on my relationship with Dane. He was a friend and roomate of my exhusband Jimmy, another toxic person in my life. They were both twopeas in a the pod, they would finger point and accuse the other of being addicts. Where like a old married couple, always together and fighting. Jimmy is a irresponsible father and husband, that’s why I had to leave him, 3 times, but after 4 children in five years , real abondoment was really happening. It’s a cry for help when he started leaving the kids with neighbors, saying he need milk or diapers. I would come home after a closing shift so 3am. To find my neighbor there instead of my husband, or other radom people that where “friends” of his. His father, brother and brother in law showed up at my reaturant and asked me Why? aren’t you leaving him, “Are you waiting for him to kill one of your kids”. Then I file and began the long process of getting him to leave. It’s along story and this about Dane, not so much Jimmy. Dane was one of my husbands new drugs friend, we met after Dane drove Jimmy up to see the kids. He was a funny out going personality, he put Jimmy In his place about talking to the kids and me. I liked him. He brought Jimmy up a few times to visit the kids for a birthday here or there, Christmas things like that. Dane would shower the kids with presents that Jimmy would say where from him. Dane would tell me later that he bought the present, which I Suppected, because Jimmy rarely gave anyone a present. his favorite story to tell was how a pullied a plant out of the garbage and gave it to his mom for “Mother’s Day”. Dane was a gamblier and partier who never grew up. He would call me early in the morning talk about coming for a visit , we would plan to have them come and then they wouldn’t show up, no call,nothing he was a flake and a liar. He told me he a nd Tracy where married when they wheren’t. Why Lie? I had toxic people boundaries a round Dane, I understaood he was lying about his whole life, but didn’t point it out. Dane was a wounded animal in my option. I listened and talked made plans with him knowing he wouldn’t show. Supported his soberity when their was Sober moments. i found how interesting it was that Liver Failure was what killed him. Tracy told me he was in the hospital a few weeks before for broken ribs from skinng accident, his blood alchol was 3. The doctor warned him to be care full. He had told Tracy that the docter gave him a clean bill of health. As she goes through the house like a “detective” she found jewerly missing, watches and other valuables gone, 30 vodka bottles thru out the home. She she they wheren’t married, she had been supporting him for 2 years. She had to meet with his parents and sister who he said where horrible people, she found them nice. It’s a funeral I won’t be going to, but when I tell this tale the person listen always starts knodding they’re head,” been there” they say.






Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.

I admire Michelle so much for all the role modeling she is doing for women and our youth. I wish she would run for President, I would vote for her. I understand why she doesn’t want to run. I love the premise of the book she Becoming Michelle Obama. Our lives are always in evolution. “Words Matter, what we say and do matter.”She talks about her marriage to The first African American president.

Oprah asked her about the title Becoming, She said it summed it all up. What do you want to be when you grow up? Is a terrible question, because we are always changing and looking for evolvement. She said the reason she was liked by others is that “she likes herself.” She talks about when her family left the white house, how she makes cheese toast for the first time in 8 years. She wrote this book because she finally had down time to reflect. When she was a child she moved to the south side of Chicago, during the” white flight.”In the ’70s Whites moved out to the suburbs as the colored families moved into the South Side. She talks about her parents sacrifice so they could have a better life.

I enjoyed this book so much.