Marian Claire (Snow) Busey, March 24, 1912 – June 2, 2018

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  1. Paige Thompson Castro says:

    Hi Phil,
    I am so happy to get to see the kind of adventurous and artistic life your mother lived. So my Grandfather Alvan would have been cousins with her and shared in common the same Grandparents John and Ann. Please correct me if I am mistaken. Granddaddy was a generous man and always lived his life in a big way. The farm story is quite interesting. I have two sisters and one brother.

    • Philip Busey says:

      Your grandfather Alvan was my mom Marian’s uncle. My mother’s mother Ann Flett-Hay (Thompson) Snow was sister of Alvan and his four brothers, all six children by James T. Thompson and Mary Brass (Hay) Thompson. Ann and Robert were born at 5 South Shore Street, North Berwick, Scotland, which I visited, and the others were born in the Parma / Cleveland area. Mary Brass Hay had one of the more interesting families, with ten children from two marriages in Orkney, of which one stayed behind with a lighthouse keeper and everyone else left for Ohio and New Zealand, except for Henry Hay who went back from New Zealand to fight in France and die in the Great War. We visited Alvan at his farm in New Jersey where he had women in a packing plant binding bundles of asparagus.

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