_Joseph SEARS _ _Edmund Hamilton SEARS _| | |_Lucy SMITH ___ | |--Edmund Hamilton SEARS | | _______________ |_Ellen BACON ___________| |_______________
_Joshua SEARS ____ _Joseph SEARS _| | |_Sarah BLACKMORE _ | |--Edmund Hamilton SEARS | | __________________ |_Lucy SMITH ___| |__________________
!Sears In Memorium - 1898 Memorial of Little Katy ; At Sturgis Library, Barnstable, MA
!BIRTH-BIOGRAPHY: W J Burke and Will D Howe, Editors, American Authors and Books; 1640-1940; New York, Gramercy Publishing Co, 1943; pp 674-675; Book in Duncan Public Library, Duncan, OK; Unitarian clergyman, hymn writer. His nest known hymns are "Calm on the listening ear of night," and "It came upon a midnight clear."
!BIOGRAPHY:THE GOSPEL IN HYMNS; 1870; ; p 517; from Phebe Ann Glaze, N Hollywood, CA; Rev Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) American Unitarian. SEARS was a humble clergyman who lives only in two Christmas hymns. Born in the Massachusetts Berkshires, educated at Union College and the Harvard Divinity School (1837), he spent most of his life as pastor at Wayland, MA. In addition to his preaching he did editorial work for twelve years on the Monthly Religious Magazine and wrote several volumes on religious subjects. His first hymn, written while a divinity student, was "Calm on the listening ear of night" - still frequently used. His second is found in all of our hymnals. "It came upon a midnight clear" . No Christmas is perfect without the singing of this hymn. It is one of the finest ever written, not only because of its melodious rendering of the Biblical story of angels and shepherds (stanza 1) but because it is one of the first to emphasize the social significance of the angel's message (st 2-5). In stanza 2 unrolls the never-ending procession of Christmas days. The remembered angels and their song are reminders that the world was not intended to be weary, its plains need not be sad and lonely, nor its sounds a Babel instead of a symphony. These angels are the very hope of man springing eternally in the human breast. Stanza 3 hints at the actuality rather than the ideal: the devastations, the slaughter, the hatreds, the vengeance, the struggle for power, the savage greed of men have drowned out the celestial music for two milleniums. As the poet was writing these lines his fellow citizens were killing Mexicans in order that they might enslave more Negroes, and the Civil War was looming over the horizon. Stanza 4 becomes more personal. It urges all who find the burden of life too heavy-victims of poverty, disease, social injustice-to listen awhile to the angelic reminder that Good Will is heaven's law of life and can yet heal all their wounds. Stanza 5 relieves the picture of human wrongs by reminding us that the song is still valid. Eternal in the human heart springs the hope, the passioante faith, that what men so desperately have longed for - that "Age of Gold"- will surely come to pass. "Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs" are all answering, "Yes!" It came upon the midnight clear, Tha glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold: Peace on the earth, goodwill to men, From heav'n's all gracious King! The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing.
Still through the cloven skies they come, With peaceful wings unfurled; And still their heav'nly music floats O'er all the weary world Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hov'ring wing; And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blessed angels sing.
Yet with the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long; Beneath the angel-strain have rolled Two thousand years of wrong; And man, at war with man, hears not The love-song which they bring: O hush the noise, ye men of strife, And hear the angels sing!
Fo lo! the days are hastening on, By prophet-bards foretold, When, with the ever-circling years, Comes round the age of gold; When peace shall over all the earth Its ancient splendours fling, And te whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing.
_Edmund Hamilton SEARS _ _Francis Bacon SEARS _____| | |_Ellen BACON ___________ | |--Edmund Hamilton 2nd SEARS | | ________________________ |_Mary Elizabeth SPARHAWK _| |________________________
_Alvan SEARS __ _Urbane SEARS ____| | |_Bethia HOWES _ | |--Edmund Howes SEARS | | _______________ |_Tryphosa LEMOIN _| |_______________
!BIRTH-DEATH: Letter from Joan K Lince, NYC, NY; 1789-1991; Letter dtd 13 Jun 1993; ; copy in poss of Ray Sears. Births, Marriages, and Deaths in the Town of hawley, town records, filmed by LDS
_Willard SEARS _ _Edmund SEARS __| | |_Sarah ROBBINS _ | |--Edmund Lucas SEARS | | ________________ |_Rebecca LUCAS _| |________________
_Elisha SEARS _ _Franklin SEARS _____| | |_Hannah SEARS _ | |--Edmund Winslow SEARS | | _______________ |_Elizabeth SHADDERS _| |_______________
_Peter SEARS _ _Peter SEARS _______| | |_Lucy FULLER _ | |--Edna A SEARS | | ______________ |_Mary E HOISINGTON _| |______________
_Lot SEARS _______ _Asa SEARS ________________| | |_Jemima MARCHANT _ | |--Edna Josephine SEARS | | __________________ |_Catherine "Katie" GORICH _| |__________________
of 1892? !Mrs Gaul says she was 7 when her father died. She speaks a lot and very highly of her mother, who as a young widow was faced with the task of raising seven children. She remembers that after her father died they had to sell a cow to get the money to bury him. Later they took a load of good soil to the grave, since the soil in the Settler's Cemetery wa very poor and they wer unable to plant flowers. She also says that her mother was born on Chambers Creek which was at one time Indian Land. Later the family moved to a farm near Hillhurst and her mother went to school in Spanaway. Mrs Gaul remembers that her mother used to speak a lot of "Muck Creek". She spoke very good English where grandmother spoke only Indian and German. Catherine sold eggs and butter for grocery money. She also raised hogs which were butchered and half was sold and the other half kept for the family. Catherine used to split her own rails for fencing and often go all day and pick wild berries for canning. Later the government oaid Mrs Sears $1200 for her property, but they were able to buy the house back for $150. They used the lumber later to build a small house on 7 acres in Lakeview, paying $700 for the property. It already had a barn, a well, a chicken house and a root cellar, and the family actually camped there, till the new house was finished. The house is still standing behind McChord Air Force Base. When they used to live there, they had to walk through Robert Pickney's farm to get to their place, but today there is a road leading to the house and even electricity. Mrs gaul remembers that they always had a well and it used to be one of her chores to draw up water and also going after their cows who used to roam on the prarie, which is now Ft Lewis. If they needed hay, they would hire a neighbor, Charles Lewis to haul for them for $2 and the hay was $5 a load. Three months out of the year the children went to Mint Ranch school, a one room schoolhouse. It got its name because the farmer, that donated the acre it was on had planned to use it for planting mint. They also used to pick hopps with the Bonney and Frost children on the Pimken Hopps farm. The girls always had two dresses, one for school and one for everyday. Mrs Gaul thinks her maternal grandmother was married before because Catherine had two half-brothers anmed WIll and Jim Bar.
_John SEARS _ _Spencer L SEARS __| | |_Phebe COOK _ | |--Edna Ona SEARS | | _____________ |_Carrie H COLEMAN _| |_____________
_Zachariah SEARS __ _Orange S SEARS _| | |_Delight COOLIDGE _ | |--Edson C SEARS | | ___________________ |_Elvira TANCREY _| |___________________