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Lady Katherine Swynford

Lady Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, (1350 – 1403)
(20th great grandmother)

Katherine de Roet lived from 25 November 1350 to 10 May 1403. She was the daughter of a SIR Payne de Roet and was considered very pretty in her time.  At a young age both her parents died and the queen took petty on her and sent her to a convent to be cared for. 

When she reached the age of 16, she was called to court and arranged to marry Sir Hugh Swynford.  When SIR Hugh died, she married John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster and Prince of England.  She had several children with both husbands and is the topic of several great books. 

She is the ancestor of many famous people including 5 American Presidents, Queen Elizabeth II, and Princess Dianna.

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William Hooper

(1742-1790), 5th cousin 8 times removed

William Hooper (1742-1790) was an American lawyer, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777 and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Originally he was a supporter of the British Government but during his time in the assembly became a supporter of the Federalist position. William Hooper is our 5th cousin 8 times removed.

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Denny Totland

Dennis “Denny” Totland, 59, passed away Jan. 21, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 14, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ode Emil and Golda Stringham Totland. Married Maria Cappadona, later divorced. Married Alice Moser Steorts, Jan. 1994, who remains his dear friend. Graduated from West High School, where he lettered in two sports, football and baseball. Received All-State Honorable mention in both sports. He was inducted into the West High Hall of Fame. Graduated from Coalinga Jr. College, where he received All Conference Baseball Honors and was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in Nov. 1997. Denny continued his education at the University of L.A. where he led the league in home runs and made All Conference and was nominated for All American Honors. He signed with the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Team and played in the AA farm system for four years. He was an asphalt contractor. A devoted son who lived with and cared for his parents.

Survived by his beloved mother and father, Golda and Cecil Anderson; sons, D. J. (Trisha) Totland and Todd (Linda) Totland; brothers, Gary (Betty) Totland and Brent (Kathy) Anderson; granddaughters, Taylor and Nicole; aunt, Madge Huffman; uncles, Bud Stringham and Frank Stringham; and beloved nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, 12 noon at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., where friends may call Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions for a memorial marker may be sent to Totlands at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary.

Published 25 January 1998 in The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)