Re: ROCKAWAY BEACH RELATIVES 1900-?
By TDW July 08, 2000 at 01:25:24
Is there a George Martin in your family, around 1920s or '30s, give or take a few? My father, Thomas (Alfred) Halverson (orsen, ersen), had a brother, George. Their father died about 1915 or 1916, and they were raised by relatives. George changed his last name to Martin. My father used to run away to Rockaway Beach, I've heard. Not sure if it's the town, or what. My father left the East Coast in mid-1940s, never returned, never let us know any of our relatives. I have a half sister, Diane nee Halverson (sp?). Sometimes my father spelled his name differently. George and Thomas also had a sister, Myrtle, and a younger brother, Eddie, who, we were told, died in Normandy. Any of this sound at all familiar? I know my father also lived in New Jersey around the mid-1930s and early 1940s. Thomas, my father, was born in 1913; George was older, so think he might have been born around 1910 or '11. What d'you think? Any connection? Tommi