The Life and Times of Gabriel Whelden

Today’s post is the story of an ancestor from long ago.  Gabriel Whelden was born about 1583!  It is not often that we get to look at the life of an ancestor who lived over 400 years ago.   Why the picture of a tree?  Of course there was no photography in the 1600s so this is an image of the general area where he lived before immigrating to Plymouth Colony.  This is a tree in Sherwood Forest thought to be 800 to 1000 years old.  Yes, Gabriel lived within the area encompassed by the forest made famous by the stories of Robin Hood.  I hope you enjoy what has taken me quite a few months to research and complete.  The document is a pptx file because the images look so much better in PowerPoint than as a PDF.  Please choose from the blogroll on the right “Whelden Family Part 1”

Note: Image source –By Nilfanion – Wikimedia UK, CC BY-SA 4.0,


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carl
    Feb 17, 2020 @ 03:32:08

    Hi my name is CARL.My mother worked at Clarostat from 1942 to 1945.Her name was Theresa Bonomo.I have a picture of all the employees when they won Army Navy production award on Nov 13,1942 at the Saint George.If you would like a copy please email me and let me know the email address to send it to.My mother is 93 and is still with us. She started working there when she was 15


    • criminger
      Jun 03, 2020 @ 16:24:13

      Hi Carl, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have had some serious family issues going on including a sister with brain cancer. To add to the mahem, my husband and I just moved from a home we had been in for 30 years.
      I am so glad that you contacted me! Yes, I would love a copy of the photo. I suspect both my mom and her sister are in the picture! My mother was Wanda Werbicki Fortenberry and her sister was Regina Werbicki. My mom was a supervisor in a department having to do with bomb sights. I still have my Aunt Regina’s Clarostat photo ID pin.
      My email address is
      I REALLY look forward to hearing from you! Thanks again for contacting me!
      Andie Criminger


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