My name’s Dawn LeForce. I was born in 1968 at Tulsa OK to William Harold LeForce & Mary Frances Jones. They’re both deceased now so you’ll be able to find them in our tree. I have 2 older 1/2 brothers (different dads), a younger full brother & one child. I also have 4 nephews, 3 nieces & 7 great nephews & nieces.
When I was about 4 we left OK for MN. We came home once a year for a week during the holidays & spent them with my mom’s side of the family. So I didn’t really get to know mom’s side very well. I didn’t get to know dad’s side at all. Dad’s mom died long before I was born. His dad died when I was around 5. I remember seeing my paternal grandpa 3 times – & the 3rd time was during his funeral. I barely remember meeting most of dad’s 11 sibs. This is why I say if you have any questions about LaForce/LeForce/LeFors’ take them to the Facebook family group because I simply can’t answer them.
When I was about 13 my parents divorced. When I was about 15 my mom remarried. Then we left MN for TX. We also left my oldest 1/2 brother in MN. So I didn’t really get to know his 3 children & I have yet to meet any of his grandchildren.
I went to high school & a community college in TX. I started truly working in TX. My only child was born in TX. Then when she was about 2 we who left MN for TX went home to OK.
I’ve tried almost everything to earn a buck. But I’ve also dealt with health problems – first my child’s then my own – for her entire life. It’s been for her entire life because all we can seem to find are greedy & corrupt quacks who’d rather keep people sick & coming in regularly then cure them so they can have a life. She lost babysitters. She missed a bit of school. I lost jobs. And contrary to popular belief – when you’re poor there’s nothing you can do about any of it. So on top of working & dealing with health problems I’ve also been both going to school & teaching myself stuff at home in the hopes of some day owning my own biz & buying my own health insurance.
I’d been interested in genealogy all along. Then when my only child was born someone gave her a “my family” book. And I did my best to fill it out for her. I got info from my maternal granny. I got info from my mom. I got a whole book from a paternal aunt. And I got info from my child’s paternal granny. After the sudden death of my mom I shoved what info & pics I had online so the next generation could have access to it.
Over the last 9+ years since my mom’s death I’ve finished raising my only child. I’ve started a couple of home biz’s & still concentrate on one of them. I’ve got a few sites & groups I’ve either created &/or simply manage. As a result of working on genealogy – now I’m a Find A Grave volunteer. Plus I also like to write.
Thanks for reading this. And I hope to meet you in one or more of our family groups. 🙂