That first blog post was titled Obituary for Evelyn Gibbons of Atlantic, Iowa. She was the former Evelyn Bellinger, daughter of Henry Bellinger and Alvena Johansen. She was my mother's first cousin. I had found a listing in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Evelyn Gibbons, but I wanted to confirm that this was the same person as my family member. An obituary was needed.
In March of 2011, her great granddaughter discovered the blog post and left a message confirming some information. The obituary, however, was still elusive.
I was at the Omaha Public Library yesterday for a talk by my friend, Gail Blankenau, and had planned a few lookups to do in the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the W. Dale Clark Library. I grabbed the "Gi -" card catalog of Omaha area obituaries and there it was - Evelyn's obituary - at long last.
|Evelyn Bellinger Gibbons' Obituary|
Omaha World Herald
March 27, 1995
Omaha Public Library
|Evelyn's obituary as seen by Genius Scan|
The card catalog also had obituaries for Evelyn's two sons, John and Bernie Lee. I had previously discovered the obituary for her husband, Clifton.
At last, there is some closure to my very first blog post.
The link to this post is http://longlostrelatives-smp.blogspot.com/2012/08/coming-around-full-circle.html