Watching the Forgotten Bowl game ‘tween ICU and White Springs College of Fine Arts, and the commentator mentioned the coach of ICU was about at the end of his line.

I don’t know if he meant the man was on his death bed, or at the end of his coaching career.

That caused me to consider the end of my line, genealogically speaking, since I am nowhere near death’s bed.  I hope !

A little research developed this scenario.

Iverson Joseph Ware, 1835-1900, had four sons.

My line starts with- Elias Martin Ware, 1872-1899, had two sons, Joseph and Thurman.

So far so good.

Joseph, 1896-1968, had no children; end of the line.  X

Odds cut in half!

Thurman, 1899-1962: three children; three daughters, one son.

Still in the game!

Thurman’s son, Raymond, 1924-   :had three sons, one daughter.

Way to go, Ray!  Odds getting better!

Ray’s son Edward, 1946-  :had one son, David.

Lookin’ good!

Ed’s son David, 1969-  :married, no children; end here.  X

Oops!.  Don’t look good, children not likely!

Ray’s son, William, 1948-  :had two children; one son, one daughter.

A reprieve; game still on!

Ray’s son, Robert, 1952-  :married, no children; end here.  X

Too bad, children not at all likely here.

William’s son, Michael, 1973-  :two daughters. End here.  X

Children possible, not likely!

Oh, Mercy!  Looks like the game is over!

William Michael Ware, the last leaf on the Elias Martin Ware’s tree?

End of the line, Elias?

How sad, too bad, alas, no Dads!






END OF THE LINE — 1 Comment

  1. Interesting Ray. Someone always has to be the last acorn on the tree to carry on the family name. Sad to see an era come to an end like that, but life marches on. Thank Ray.


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