Archive for June, 2008

Blogging the Blog – 9

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Great things have happened this month!  First, I (we) have been contacted by several other Searings: Laura Davenport (Searing was her paternal great grandmother’s maiden name, and the name is carried by several family members as a middle name); Debbie Major (married to Stanley Searing Major); Carol Rae Searing Sims (Eric Searing’s aunt, see Genealogy); and Mary Ann Searing, and her brother Bob (we ‘found’ each other through Facebook).  Please contact me if you would like their emails.  For privacy reasons at the moment I have decided not to post email addresses.   Each has been a delight to ‘talk’ with, and each has made a contribution to our Searing knowledge, especially Laura Davenport, who has done extensive genealogy work on Searings and branches!  Over the next few days I will be putting material up on the blog that has come from them.   Thanks to everybody, and when other Searings read this, please ‘check in’, as Carol said.  We want to hear from you.     Dan

Blogging the Blog – 8

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

I have added a new category, Searings in the Military.  The purpose is to identify and honor those Searings who have served in the military services of the United States or other countries as appropriate.  There is a lot of information available on the internet, but I welcome submissions, comments, or other information that we can use in this topic.  I decided to lead off with Jack Edward Searing, the only Searing to appear on the wall of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC., and thus, the only Searing killed in that conflict.  Maybe this carries special meaning for me because I served during these years, although not in a combat role. I would like to add as many Searings as possible to this category.  Obviously there may be some overlap, as one entry in Notable Searings also qualifies in the military category, although in a much older conflict!

Again I put out a call for Searings interested in doing and sharing information on genealogy and the categories listed……Dan

Jack Edward Searing

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Jack Searing’s name first came to my attention during a visit to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC many years ago.  I routinely look for the Searing name in any roll, roster, or list…and there he was.  There is information on him available on the internet, and as I refind it I will post it here.  Meanwhile, since Jack was from IL I asked another Vietnam vet, Edward F. Searing if he had information about Jack.  He stated in an email to me:

“Jack Edward Searing was killed in Viet Nam.  He was a pilot in the Army.  His family was listed as coming from Rock Falls, Il. south of Rockford.  He died on 10/17/1971 flying a flare mission over Hue and flew into the terrain.”

If anyone has more information on Jack, please send it to be for posting or leave a comment.   Dan