Just surfing through the message boards on genealogy.com, I found your message. I am Ruth Ann Murray's husband and we live in Ashland,Oregon. Her Mom was Orpha Thengvall, a sister to your Grandpa Ralph Thengvall and your Great-uncle Kenneth Thengvall. Her dad was James Murray, a brother to your Grandma Alice Murray-Thengvall
I have a genealogy of the Thengvall/Nordstrom family back to 1760 if you are interested. I also have one for the Murray/Essick family back to 1752. If you give me your E-mail address, I'd be glad to send it.
Brian Almquist Ashland, OR
P.S. I've known your parents, Janet and Jim since about 1960.