SAN BERNARDINO, CA (made in 1853 from LOS ANGELES CO)
Help in locating Sellers relatives
Thu, 21 Feb
2002 22:07:10 -0600
"Ron Grassi" <email@example.com>
I am trying to locate a William "Bill" Sellers b. 10 Nov
1963 Chino, CA and his sister, Catherine Marie Sellers b Apr 1956? Los Angeles,
CA. They are the children of Floyd Robert Sellers and Marion Drake
If anyone knows of either of these people, or knows of
Marion Drake Sellers,
please contact me via email .
Thanks in advance.
dec 13, 2003
thanks for sharing SELLERS.
YOUR info came from where? obit, etc = advise=
HAVE your read a 1900 census on your grandfather or father?
YOUR father ALEXANDER married when and where/ who? =
FIRST or ANY child born when/where=
we NEED to FIND them in documents we have or available.
THANKS. marie, iowa
March 5, 2003
Georgia Fletcher [firstname.lastname@example.org]
FATHER'S CHOICE - BABY OR DUTY
LOMA LINDA: Marine Hal Seller's son has days to live unless he receives
a heart transplant.
BY CHELSEA J. CARTER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOMA LINDA, CA: When Marine Maj. Hal Sellers learned his infant son
living on borrowed time awaiting a heart transplant, the Marine and his
wife had to choose between duty to family and to nation.
The Twentynine Palms man "did a lot of soul-searching" when the
came to decide, said his wife, Betsy Sellers. Unable to help the
youngest of the couple's three sons, he chose to help his unit, she
A little more than a week after his departure, baby Dillon has days to
live unless he receives a new heart.
"I am doing what I have to do, and my husband is doing what he has to
do," Betsy Sellers, 37, said Monday. "We're doing what we need to do for
our family and, hopefully, for other families.
"It was a hard decision to make. He had to come to the hospital and
goodbye to Dillon, and not know what would happen."
Four-month-old Dillon was 10 days old when he was diagnosed on Oct. 31
with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, when the left side is
underdeveloped and too weak to pump blood well. Although the condition
sometimes can be corrected with surgery, Dillon's heart is too damaged,
Dillon has been placed at the top of the heart transplant list at Loma
Linda University Medical Center, transplant coordinator Armando Deamaya
The medical center has a 25 percent mortality rate for those awaiting
"Every day could be an end of life issue for him," Deamaya said
probably talking days rather than weeks."
Offered a desk job at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in
Twentynine Palms, Hal Sellers, a 13-year veteran, opted to go with the
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion to the Middle East.
Sellers, 37, second in command of the unit, had trained for months for
the deployment and was concerned about bringing in a new member so late
in the training, his wife said.
"I think this situation sheds light in a very tangible way on the
sacrificial nature of service to country. While no one would want to
be in the major's position, we understand the difficulties," said Capt.
Rob Crum, a base spokesman.
The major's mother, Betty Sellers, said the family supported her son's
"We didn't say,'Hal, do this or do that.’ We tried. to convey the
message that Dillon was getting the best possible care he could have,
and maybe, Hal had to do in life what he could do best," she said from
her home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Lying in a crib at the medical center, Dillon breathes with the help of
a ventilator as tubes snake from his chest, arms and legs. A patch from
Sellers’ unit known as the Wolf Pack, is among the pictures and stuffed
animals decorating Dillon's crib.
On Sunday, Sellers called home for an update on Dillon.
His wife delivered a message to their son: "Daddy loves you."
Does anyone know which SELLERS family they connect to?
This appears to be the San Bernardino Co area close to Los Angeles?