|Mr. and Mrs. John Bartram|
March 26, 1938
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
Grandma and Grandpa met at the Livermore Rodeo in 1936 when Grandpa was an exciting rodeo performer and Grandma was a 16-year-old rodeo queen. They were married on March 26, 1938, in Reno, Nevada. They didn't live in Reno, but it seemed to be the fashion in those days for many Northern California couples to trek over the Sierra Nevada mountains to get hitched. Not only did my grandparents get married in Reno, but so did my parents and a couple of sets of aunts and uncles.
They raised four children together: Clinton James (Jim), Brenda Rae, Rebecca Elizabeth (Becky - my mom) and Clay John. From all accounts, they were a lively couple. Grandpa was a handful (to put it mildly!), and Grandma did her best to wrangle him and the four kids. They lived around the Tri-Valley area (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton).
|John and Donna, with their friends, Doug and Marie Kennedy|
|Marriage record from Washoe County, Nevada|