by JoLynn Self
c2007 JoLynn Self
is Paul Self he was
born Aug. 28, 1957 in Anaheim, Orange County, California
to Charles Harvey & Anna Christine Gioia Self. Charles & Anna
married in St. Stephens Church on Hanover Street in Boston's
Historical North End (Catholic Church) on Oct 22, 1932.
Paul is one of four Self children to this
union. His siblings include Charles (Chuck) Wayne Self, Mark Steven
Gioia Self. Around 1962 the family moved
back to Anna’s home state Ma.
Paul’s grandfather Harvey Elliott Self was
born Apr 19 1894 in Long Creek, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Harvey married
Jun 13 1914 in Forney, Choctaw
to Ruby (Edna) Jo Myrick. They had six
children to this union, Anne
(Annie) Laura Self Jenner (1918-1991), Thomas Elmo Self (1920-1984),
Polo Self (1922-1998), Edna Jo Self McClintock (1925-1973), Lavinia
"BeanBe" Self, and Charles Harvey Self (1933-1989).
Harvey died Sep
16 1974 in Mt. Mesa Dist., Lake
California @ 5:45 A.M. in the Kern Valley Hospital. Harvey is
buried in Shafter Memorial Park, Kern County, California.
April 24, 2004
found my online data base “Our Family Roots” http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=self
at rootsweb.com. Paul and I (JoLynn
Self) has since been exchanging information and staying in contact with
Just this past month Paul has sold his beautiful
home in Ma.
for better job opportunities and a change of scenery in Arizona.
His big detour was in Choctaw County, Oklahoma were his grandfather Harvey
was born. Paul stayed with his
cousins Jack and JoLynn Self that he has finally meet for the first
arrived on July 1,
2007. First outing JoLynn took him to
meet Jack at his work in town at the Kiamichi Rail Road.
JoLynn then took him to see all of the old family home places and
cemeteries in the area.
He really took interest in were his grandfathers
to be which was one of the original Indian land allotments.
On July 2nd
we took him to Selfs,
Texas were he got to visit
were his third great grandfather and grandmother Abraham Pinckney and
Self are buried. He also got to see the historical monuments at New Salem Cemetery
& Shiloh Cemetery.
by the monument at Shiloh
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