Cousins: It is a great privilege to compile the information of these families here on this site. If you have information, photos, documents, or simple memories to share, you can forward to me directly via my e-mail. Please inform me if you wish to keep any information private and off of this website.
UPDATE APRIL 1, 2017 here and on Ancestry.com and Rootsweb. I now have 4,826 people listed in the combined trees of the four families as well as included families of Mary Ricard (Erwin). A new page has been set up for the Ricard/Garza connections.
- Much has occurred since my initial creation of this website to help convey some of the family story. In the Erwin family, I've discovered distant cousins and have managed to take important strides to understanding our family name by DNA studies recorded in Ancestry.com (AncestryDNA), and FamilyTreeDNA, which includes important information gained through the Clan Irwin DNA study. We (my cousins and I) are revealing through DNA new information which causes us to reconsider the traditional and recorded genealogical line which has been commonly understood. This is the way of genealogy. I'm currently updating this website to provide the information gathered over six years of my investigation.
Follow the Plains Holly Tree blog (linked below) for more information. It has not been updated in a considerable amount of time, but earlier posts may be of interest.
Philip Wayne Erwin
Grand Prairie, Texas
Employed: Chief Arborist, City of Dallas - October, 1998 - present
Graduated: Stephen F Austin State University, College of Forestry (BSF) - December, 1995
Born September 25, 1966 in Modesto, California
Mary Eleanor Ricard (b. October 18, 1962)
Married April 27, 2002
Father - Arthur Wendell Erwin (1/10/1941 - 8/19/1994)
Son of George Alfred Erwin and Nancy Lou Street
Mother - Lora Lee Howard (living)
Daughter of Monroe Madison Howard and Anna Mae Crow
m. Jack Johnson, Tulsa, OK
Steve Allen Erwin
m. Brenda Mason
c. Nora Paige Erwin
c. Daniel Reid Erwin
Kevin Dean Erwin -
m. Robin Brigance
c. Brittney Erwin
c. Dustin Erwin
In navigating the website, please feel free to print the Family line document below as a checklist, be sure to look to YOUR GUIDE on the left of the page, and to
FOLLOW THE HOLLY LEAVES.
Left to right: Nancy Street Erwin, Arthur Wendell Erwin, Lora Howard Erwin, Anna Mae Crow Howard, Monroe Madison Howard.
(Currently Under Construction)
Backdrop image is of the Clan Irvine Coat-of-Arms at Drum Castle, Scotland.
Erwin/Street - Howard/Crow of Oklahoma
This site provides a gathering place for all information regarding my family history through the four lines of my grandparents Erwin, Street (father), Howard and Crow (mother). Through these names, you can also find information related to all other families tied together in this marriage of families. In some cases, we travel across the sea back to the original home lands in Europe. The family is primarily of Scots-Irish descent, but there are also German and French influences. Furthermore, I provide linkages to research sites that were very helpful in leading me on this journey through time and reaching out to the roots of my family. I'm very thankful for the tremendous amounts of work done by all who have taken a part. These are people I don't know, and yet we are richly connected by a shared experience of finding our common American heritage. There is always work to be done and history to be uncovered. Our story is incomplete but I'll be updating as I go along.
I also would like to give a special thanks to my uncle Lawrence Erwin for the vast amount of research he conducted over the years that anchored my own look into my family history. I have been enriched by this journey to visit my family and hope you will find some inspiration from it for your own research.
SUB SOLE SUB UMBRA VIRENS
Flourishing Both In Sunshine And In Shade
Referenced Names and Pages:
ERWIN - STREET - HOWARD - CROW - PHILLIPS - NORWOOD - TURNER - KENNEDY - GOODLANDER - WHITTEN - GRAY - TROUT - BAKER - CHURCHMAN - ALLEGRE - FLY and so many more. Check the list of surnames in the sidebar.