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Melissa Lowes is married and lives in San Diego, California. My parents, James and Janice Lowes, live in La Quinta, CA.
Janice Lowes was born to Bette Blackwell. Bette's mother, my great-grandmother, was Amy Louise Race (b.1889 in Essex England). She was married to Arthur Blackwell (b. 1861 in Alabama). Arthur was a cook for the railroad. There were seven children: Bette (b. 1919: my grandmother), Peggy, Jackie, Rita, Ruby, John and George.
Amy Louise Race mother's name was Charlotte Briggs (born in Suffolk England). She is the daughther of Henry and Elizabeth Briggs. Amy Louise Race's father was John Race (b.? in Surrey England). He is the son of Ellen Manns.
On my father's side: James Lowes, son of Alama Griswold and Harold Lowes.