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Dokken Spears

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Dokken Spears

Posted: 1417899683000
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Surnames: Spears, Dokken
My grandfather was Bert Riley Spears and grandmother Helen Dokken Spears. I have an uncle Bert Duane Spears. My mother was Helen Bertha Spears. She had four brothers--Bert, Albert, Richard and Donald. She had two sisters--Virginia and Karen. Donald only remains and lives in Texas. You have a lot of cousins. My mother had 15 children. Virginia had 6. Karen had 4. I've never really known too much about my uncle's children. Bert had a daughter, Jeannie, who passed away when she was maybe 5 or 6. Albert had a daughter, Wilma, from his first marriage. Donald had 2 sons--one who has passed. Richard drowned at 13 months. Albert also had two daughters with another wife. I know Bert had other children, but I don't recall their names.
I never met my grandfather. He and grandma had divorced when my mom was about 12. My mother never saw him again nor heard anything from him until his death in, I believe, 1962. Bert and Albert both served during WWII.
Bert Duane died at the Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee. He had lung cancer. He is buried in Blanchardville near his father and mother. My recollection of him was that he smiled a lot and was quite nice looking.
Mom had said that her father was French, English and she thought may have a bit of American Indian in his lineage. Grandma Spears was 100% Norwegian. Grandma had a beautiful, warm smile and loved children.
I hope this helps. I'd be glad to add more.

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