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Mary Forever
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  Mary on her tricycle                                                              Mary with her adoptive grandmother,
  Tacoma Park, Maryland                                                        Anna MEIER McCallum,  Tacoma Park, Maryland
  January, 1947                                                                       April, 1947
                                                                  
                   


Mary's Family Reunification Comments:


I thank all of you for visiting my Web site. Share it with others. Please feel free to e-mail me with questions or comments. My address is mlfoess@Gmail.com  I wish to especially thank all the people who have helped me over the past twenty-six years. This includes my family who raised me (McCallum/Letts), my biological families, my husband  and children, my collegues at school, my pen pals, and my friends. The results and the satisfaction I have received from the 'strange odyssey of an Armenian girl' have surpassed any expectations I once had during the onset, fall of 1983. I have grown tremendously since then in all ways possible. The discoveries went beyond anything I could have imagined, or, expected. The most important thing I learned is to understand that love multiplies, never divides. You cannot have too many good people in your life, yet faith in God is the best gift anyone can experience. I encourage all of you to pursue your dream - - he who hesitates is lost. In the future, I plan to continue to work with the state of Michigan legislators re: adoption code reform here. I will assist others in any type of geneology research if requested.
 
Yours truly,
 
Mary L. MOVSISIAN Foess
 
Mary's Book Description

MY ARMENIAN GENESIS: THE LAST SURVIVOR (Hard Copy) and
MY ARMENIAN GENESIS: THE LONE SURVIVORS (e-Book Copy)


A primal scream erupted in the Charity Ward of Providence Hospital in Washington, DC,1945. Crying out for Mother, baby Movsisian felt her loving grip for only minutes after birth. Judy's bassinet was wheeled away, then hidden, once her birth blood was washed away. Her family was nearly destroyed in the Armenian Genocide; only 3 survived from Nor Kegh, Charsandjak, Kharpert, in the Euphrates River Valley. They emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1913 and 1921. Fate determined that this newborn would be the last one to inherit the family name. Cloaked in secrecy, Mary's identity remained a secret from her until she was 38! Mary did not know that Armenians had origins from the cradle of civilization and were the first people to accept Christianity. Her birth records were sealed, then falsified. How did she find her family? Mary's tenacity resulted in her discovering 'something.' How did THE LETTER, written 9-17-1945,and hidden inside an old box in a closet, yet found by accident 42 years later, solve Mary's mystery?



David D. and Eathel G. (McCALLUM) Letts,
Mary's Adoptive Parents,
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan (Greater Detroit, Michigan) 1938


 

                           

BOOK EXCERPT
Chapter 4   WAITING   pg.62
MY ARMENIAN GENESIS: THE LAST SURVIVOR (Hard Copy) and
MY ARMENIAN GENESIS: THE LONE SURVIVORS (e-Book Copy)

By: Mary L. MOVSISIAN Foess






Mary's Father - Percy Waple Legg

Mary and her mother, Eathel G. MCCALLUM Letts
Tacoma Park, Maryland
June of 1946

Dorothy Tharp and Avedis Kaprelian, Chicago, Illinois, 1988 reunion with Mary

Banister PRESTON Stevens
Charcoal Sketch
Date of Birth: 1801
Virginia
Date of Death: October 4, 1863
Barbour County, West Virginia

 Mary's great-great-great-grandfather
(George Thomas Walter Legg's wife's father)
Her name: Sarah Jane STEVENS Legg


The Lloyd Earle Legge family, late 1950's, Virginia



Mary and her twin, adoptive brothers
Tacoma Park, Maryland 
May of 1946

 Mary, sixth grade,
 Stoner School
Lansing Township, Michigan
May of 1956



Lt. Commander David D. Letts
Department of War
Washington, D.C. 1942



Jane Ellen RICHARDSON Kidwell
Tintype Photo
Date of Birth: January 20, 1814
Fairfax County, Virginia
Date of Death: March 15, 1888
Fairfax County, Virginia

Mary's great-great-grandmother

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