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From: "Sarah" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] DNA
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 18:49:13 -0500
Wow Virginia, You have quite a history.....
One name interest me as my husbands mother was YORK.........have not found
where in England they came from.....Were with other families in the Eastern
USA. Do you have the linege in a file that you can look up names???
let me hear if you do. TThanks,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Virginia Beck" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [S-I] DNA
>I wish these tests had been around a little earlier when there was still
> someone in my parent's generation to test, and someone in my generation
> other than myself.
> My daughter has Crohn's. It affected her lower intestine, which had to be
> removed over ten years ago. She is one of the lucky few to have been a
> candidate for a Koch pouch, not usually possible for Crohn's patients. No
> one on either side of our family in any known generation has had this
> auto-immune disease. My husband died of multiple myeloma, which hasn't so
> far been identified as either autoimmune or hereditary.
> My dad's mother was SI (Warnock) with a dollop of English (Milner); his
> father was English (Wilmoth, Sargent) with a smidgen of Dutch (Walraven).
> dad had a congenital heart defect, and his doctor, way back in 1902 when
> was 20, gave him about 10 years to live and recommended a low-fat diet.
> was a chef and prepared nearly all of our meals, so we were on his low-fat
> regimen for years before that idea was widely accepted. He died of a heart
> attack at 80. My mom, active and healthy all her life, died of a massive
> cerebral hemorrhage at 79. Her mother was Norwegian (Johnson) & English
> (York); her dad was German (Otto & Rowe). Both my parents were mentally
> sharp until their deaths.
> On my husband's side, his dad was German (Beck), English (Neil) &
> French-speaking Swiss (Kaufman); his mom was Scot (Stevenson) & English
> (Haskit). They each died after a series of strokes (due, perhaps, to their
> high-fat diet) at ages 73 and 75. "Pop" developed senile dementia about 8
> years before his death. "Mom" remained mentally alert all her life.
> I did fairly well in the gene pool. At 90, my main problem is
> osteo-arthritis. I had knee replacements ten years ago, which helped a
> but spinal involvement limits my ability to walk any distance and my sense
> of balance is a bit unreliable. On a trip to Greece & Crete a couple of
> years ago I used a three-wheel walker for sightseeing and, with a little
> help, managed the climb at the Parthenon and Delphi. A couple of years ago
> my kidney function started to sag off, requiring a low phosphorus diet,
> last year I had a fleeting TIA episode, which prompted my doctor to put me
> on daily baby aspirin, cholesterol & blood pressure meds. I still garden,
> cook and have a busy social agenda with family & friends. I'm looking
> forward in June & July to a month in the high Sierras with my daughter &
> son-in-law. We'll be "camping" in an RV, so that's not exactly roughing
> And although I can no longer wade the creeks with a fly-rod or sit for
> in a boat, I can still cast a line for trout from the banks of those
> beautiful lakes.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:03
> Subject: Re: [S-I] DNA
> Hi Mary,
> I will let the list know. I think the announcement came on the ISOGG
> list.... There's a number of Crohn's genes -- see the pages at
> www.23andme.com ....I just learned this myself today! Maybe even more
> involved...they seem to update dynamically, so I had new stuff posted even
> Linda Merle
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