Laurie Ann Cornwell Aldinger is a native of Wisconsin born to Donald and Joyce Cornwell. She is married to Thomas Lee Aldinger and they have three sons: Tony, Michael and Steven. Laurie holds a B.A. in Accounting from North Central College, and a M.B.A. in Financial Accounting from Illinois Benedictine University. She is currently the Treasurer for Epiphany Formation. Laurie and her husband Tom remain active in a variety of civic and historical groups, and Laurie is currently enrolled at the College of Charleston, studying the Classics.
Past employers include Zodiac Boats (SC), Carolina Speech and Language (SC), McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd (London), and Chicago Bridge & Iron (IL).
Laurie’s contributions to the lineage society community are extensive, and she has provided primary leadership in a number of organizations.
Anna Boykin Ferguson Duff, a native Georgian, is the daughter of Lonnie Dunlap Ferguson and Georgia Angeline Boykin Ferguson. She is married to Steven Wayne Duff and they reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Mrs. Duff's childhood education was in Thomasville, Georgia and she later graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with a major in Furnishing and Interiors. She has been a member of the NSCDA for thirty plus years. During that time, Mrs. Duff has been a member of the Georgia, North Carolina and New York Societies, serving three years as President of the latter. She served as National President of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the fourth member of the New York Society to be elected to that office in the history of the organization. Prior to being installed as President of the NSCDA, she served as Vice President NSCDA National Headquarters Dumbarton House and Chair of the National Museum Properties Committee.
Mrs. Duff serves on the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall Plantation and is a Trustee of the Friends of Sulgrave Manor. She is an accomplished pianist and enjoys playing for friends. The Duffs are Episcopalians. Mrs. Duff and her husband enjoy traveling, entertaining and playing golf whenever possible.
Timothy Christopher Finton is a true native of Washington, D.C. He is the son of Colonel James Robert Finton (USAF) and Iris Hammer Finton, and is married to Tonya Thomas Finton. The Fintons have two sons, Christopher James Grenfell Finton and Thomas William Goodwin Finton.
Tim was graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with an A.B. in History. He received his M.A. with honours, in Jurisprudence, from the Queen’s College, University of Oxford; and his Juris Doctor at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Tim has enjoyed a 40-year career with the U.S. Department of State specializing in Internet policy and trade, and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.
Leslie descends from a southern belle mother with German and Scots Irish ancestry and a father whose paternal ancestry goes back directly to Holland for many generations on the male line. Her paternal grandmother gives her wonderful New England and early colonial roots primarily in CT and MA, her ancestors having arrived in America beginning with the Mayflower, through the Great Migration and into the mid-19th century - a virtual genealogical alphabet soup. Each of these categories contains multiple soldiers and individuals who served in many public service roles. And there are plenty of farmers too! She and her husband, Jonathan B. Richards II, are the parents of a total of six children between them and she is the grandmother of one little boy in Maine, likely to be her only grandchild. She has two children, one an Information Technology professional and the other a physician. Mrs. Richards has joined her husband in his passion for antique automobiles, helping him and his cohorts with researching the history and whereabouts of famous and interesting Cord automobiles, as well as others. She is also currently writing a catalogue raisonne on late 19th and early 20th century Rhode Island artist Walter Sherwood whose works she and her husband collect. She continues her research and collecting of Dutch (Makkum) pottery produced by potter Gerrit Wykstra in partnership with her great great Uncle Theake van der Meulen in NY and later in Michigan until Wykstra's death in 1949. In between times Leslie continues to research her own and her husband's family history, finding her step-children and husband have more Mayflower passengers in their trees than she does, but always delighted when she discovers the cousinships they all share in New England.
Leslie Vander Meulen Richards was born in St. Louis but has no Missouri roots, her parents, Ralph Folkert Vander Meulen and Sally Jo Kilgore, having moved there shortly after World War II for her father’s career.
Richards is presently the administrative manager for a nationwide answering service/call center company in St. Louis. She is the owner/president of Alexis Antiques, Inc., an international mail-order specialist in Wedgwood English ceramics, which includes a subsidiary marketing ceramic college wares. Former National Account Manager and Regional Business Manager for a nationwide computer service corporation, and Branch administration manager and sales account manager in its earlier parent company providing hardware/ software/ maintenance sales. Before marriage and children, she worked in hospital administration, developing and implementing admission and scheduling computerization procedures and supervisory positions in the admissions department.
Genealogy & Historical Associations
Wedgwood Eye Baths and the Collection of Ray Stenseth, R.Ph., Ph.D. St. Louis, MO; Wedgwood: Collectors, Collecting & Collections, Proceedings of the Wedgwood International Seminars, #46, 47 & 48.
Wedgwood – Coming to America and the Voyage of the Mayflower; Wedgwood and America, Proceedings of the Wedgwood International Seminar #50, Philadelphia.
Dunkirk Delft: A Dutch Potter Comes to America, American Ceramic Circle Journal, Volume XVIII – publication resulting from receipt of a research grant from the ACC.
David John Stringfellow, an Iowa native, is the son of Rodger Dean and Jennie Helen Brown Stringfellow. He is married to Nancy Ivie Stringfellow, and they have two children: Ann and John. David was graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business; from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A.; and from the University of Iowa College of Law with a Juris Doctor with distinction. David is Certified Public Accountant, and is retired from a career with the Edison Electric Institute.
Other Honorary Societies
Gamma Sigma Delta (agriculture), Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics)
David is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Besides his family and genealogy, David’s other great passion in life is his Iowa farm, which has been in his family since 1894.
David Martin Trebing, son of Harry Martin and Joyce Christie Trebing, is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. David was graduated with a B.A. in Business and Marketing from Michigan State University; and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance, from Wake Forest University. He is the long-time General Manager of External Affairs in the Americas, for the Daimler AG.
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