Samantha Marie Erwin was born December 10, 2004 in San Jose, California, and weighed seven pounds, six ounces. She is the second child of Robert Neil and Clara Christina (Collins) Erwin, and the grandson of Bud and Verna Erwin of Fresno, California. Her maternal grandparents are Louis and Elizabeth Sabatka of Atwood, Kansas. Samantha’s great-grandparents were Odes and Hazel Erwin, and her fifth-great-grandmother was Catherine Nancy (Cowan) Erwin (1774-1839.
Andrew Tully Hansen was born December 31, 2004, in Mathews, North Carolina, and weighed nine pounds, four ounces. He is the sixth child of Bruce Alan Hansen and Linda Ann (Smith) Hansen, and the grandson of Alf (brother of Ruth Erwin) and Norma Hansen of Deland, Florida. His great-grandparents were Alf Clifford Hansen and Mary Jane (Rolly) Hansen, and his great-great-grandparents were Frederick Wilhelm Hansen, Jr. (1851-1912) and Ella Georgina (DeYoung) Hansen (1877-1957). Frederick was born in Bergen, Norway, and Ella was born in Nova Scotia. They were married in Massachusetts in 1895.
Donna Kay Campbell, a Southern California girl and daughter of Helen Erwin Campbell of Hemet California, and Ernest Richard “Rick” Telitz, originally from North Platte, Nebraska, were married January 29, 2005 in Las Vegas. The couple will make their home in Hesperia, California. Rick works for Tamco Steel Company in Rancho Cucamonga, and is a part time antique dealer. They announced that they are the “parents” of Zeppo, age five, and Moxie Persistence Demonseed, eighteen months; a Manchester and Decker Rat Terrier, respectively.
The Bits & Pieces column is intended to be a bulletin board for our extended family. The list of items on it is often short, not—it is suspected—because the list of family events was short, but because the Bagpiper editor was not informed of various family happenings. This newsletter is purely for the benefit of our extended family. It needs the participation of everyone to make it interesting and informative. Please...remember to inform your newsletter of births, deaths, graduations, marriages, special events, etc., etc. -Editor