Forrest Family – John Burrell

Just got off the phone with John Burrell.  Very kind, warm guy.  He’s 72 and still works at the company he owns.  One of his sons from his first marriage works with him.

We talked a lot about family history and various people that we have in common in our family trees, swapping stories.  He also gave me several leads on who might have caches of family photos, including phone numbers for his sister and his half-sister.  He also told me about his daughter Diana who has apparently been very active with genealogy.  We exchanged emails and we’re planning to swap photographs that we have of the Forrest family.

About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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