DO YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE NAMES?
... Maybe our families already know each other !
|ALBERTA MABEL MCOWN
|photo from 1923 at Age 22
Ginger has many family memebers with a CA
Real Estate License... a sister in Folsom, brother in Belmont, brother in Santa Rosa, cousin in Petaluma,
and her daughter in Auburn. Ginger's Broker license covers all of CA, but she specializes in Sacramento
& Grass Valley and also Marin and Sonoma County... Ginger knows all of these areas like the back of her
hand. Her family members cover Northern CA's most desirable areas, so when you want an Expert Broker who is family oriented, just give Ginger a call
and she will team up with one of her relatives to give you personalized service... you will become "one of the family".
settled in Sonoma County
in the early 1800's
A real beauty... the mother of Ginger's father,
(photo at right) Grandma Alberta Mabel MCOWN grew up on a farm in Santa Rosa when it was a quaint town. Two of her Uncle's were
house painters. Alberta's Great Grandfather, Albert MCOWN, was born in 1861
in Bodega Bay and later married Nancy Edith McCAUGHEY.
Ginger's Great Aunt Ruth McCaughey is still living in Bodega near Salmon Creek, she is 87 years old. Ruth's parents
were McCAUGHEY & TIBBETS from Sebastopol. Their parents, McCAUGHEY & FAULKNER,
are descendants of Ginger's 1st Cousins from Petaluma, TENNYSON. Have
you heard of Tennyson Road?
Albert MCOWN"s parents in Sebastopol, were Harvey MCOWN b.1821 and Martha ASHLEY b.1827.
Farther back, Mary McCALLISTER b.1796 and Francis MCOWN
b.1781, enjoyed living in rural Sebastopol and beautiful Bodega Bay Francis's parents go way back to Elinor
MOSS b.1760 and Malcom MCOWN b.1745. These
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT Scottish Grandparents of Ginger journeyed West from Virginia and settled in Stunning Sonoma.
San Francisco and the
South Bay Area ~ Cousins Galore!
Coming to the U.S. in 1930 by way of North Carolina, Ginger's Grandmother along with dozens of her relatives
made the U.S. their new homeland. The two Chizik born sisters (Sloova & Shava) decided to make San Francisco their new
home; they were to be Ginger's Grandmother Sloova and her Great Aunt Shava. Her Grandma Sarah(Sloova) traveled
with her husband & four daughters, Sophie, Hannah, Helen & Shirley. The youngest, Shirley, being
Ginger's mother. Ginger is one of 15 children and her Aunt Helen had 10 children... all living in San Francisco Bay Area.
That makes 25 Cousins just with these two sisters... what a tribe! The cousin's sir name is *LANDAU*. One other Chizik cousin is currently
living in Sausalito, also a Realtor. Ginger's Aunt Sophie lives in New
York. Her Aunt Hannah had a daughter, Helen Backer whose children are currently in Florida near Ft. Lauderdale,
Faye & Bob Laganga.
Irish Ancestors in Marin
The SISKRON"s originally came to the U.S. from Belfast, Ireland in the late 1600's. They entered port in South Carolina
and some of the family ended up in Florida.
Both communities have streets named "SISKRON ST" in the business district. Two of the brothers had a quarrel and one
settled in Louisianna while the other settled in Nevada State and later relocated to Santa Rosa, CA. In 2001, the Louisianna
Siskron's were re-united with the San Francisco Siskron's from this very page. I love this internet!
Aida SISKRON spent her final
days in San Anselmo and was Ginger's Great-Great Grandmother, her father's Grandmother. Ada
had married Charles A. SISKRON while living in Nevada State and was the mother of Harry William SISKRON (Ginger's Grandpa) who later married Alberta Mabel MCOWN, (pictured above). Several
of the SISKRON"s lived in Santa Rosa and worked as House Painters throughout Sonoma County. I learned in 2009 via Facebook, that I have Cousins from those Santa
Rosa borthers who later moved to Las Vegas and their families are still there working as Realtors. Another SISKRON Sister kept a Candy Store in San Francisco.
Ginger bought her first home in San Rafael
in 1969 and made Marin County her home. Ginger's daughter was born at Marin General Hospital and was raised
in San Rafael. She
was a cheerleader at the Terra Linda High School and very popular and well loved. Her daughter is curently in the home
loan industry working directly for the banks.
In Marin County, three (3) of Ginger's younger sisters
were raised in Novato, and so Ginger began her Real Estate Career there
in order to discover what it was like for them. Novato is a good wonderful small town while it is a pivotal point to
both Sonoma County properties and Marin County properties. It's also just as close to wine country properties in Napa, Solano
and Mendocino Counties. In 2005, Ginger relocated to Grass Valley to be close to her Grandkids... family is too wonderful
to miss out on any of it, especially when you become a Grandma. I am now called Grandma Ginger, but I still look younger
than most other Grandma. <smile>