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MORRIS "FRANCIS" SUMMERS AND
BRIDGET ELIZABETH BARR-SUMMERS FAMILY


Bridget's Barr Lineage: Richard-Thomas

Top Row: Richard Barr Summers, Sister Mary Francene and Monsignor Emmett Summers.

Front Row: Michael Francis Summers, Bridget Summers, Francis Summers, and James William Summers.

Thanks very much to Cathy Summers for contributing the photos!


Morris "Francis" Summers was born on 10/09/1891, the month Stanford University opened its doors. He died August 19th, 1962. "Francis" married Bridget Elizabeth Barr on 1/09/1917. She was born 2/27/1892, the day Rudolf Diesel applies for a patent on his compression ignition engine (the Diesel engine).

Bridget died August 1st, 1959. The two raised five children in Missouri, all in the Catholic faith. Son Thomas "Monsignor" Emmett, would give his life to the faith, and was a well known and respected member of his faith and his community.


CHILDREN:

Michael Francis Summers b. 1918. d. 1988. m. Wanda Elizabeth Young 1946. b. 1924. d. 1995.
Four children: (1.) Catherine Mary "Cathy" Summers-Pokraka b. Marshall, MO. m. John Isador Pokraka 1971. b. Grant, NE. Two children: Jennifer Pokraka b. Denver, CO, and Donovan Michael Pokraka b. Englewood, CO.
(2.) Margaret Diane b. Marshall, MO. m. Gregory Desmond 1970. m. (2) Larry Landon 1979.
(3.) Michael Dean b. Marshall, MO. m. Linda Marie Samson 1980. Two children: Julie Ann Summers-Ray b. Columbia, MO. m. Ransom Ryan Ray 2008, and Michael Joseph b. Columbia, MO.
(4.) Thomas Emmett b. Marshall, MO. m. Debra Lynn Lange 1978. Two children: Thea Marie b. Sweet Springs, MO, and Thomas Emmett Jr. b. Sweet Springs, MO.

Richard Barr Summers b. Marshall, MO. d. 1962. m. Ida Rose Adams 1946. b. 1920. d. 2001.
Nine Children: (1) Susan Barr Summers b. 8/20/1953 Putnam Hospital in Sweet Springs, Saline, MO. d. 8/4/2010. m. Frederick "Rick" John Wissel III. on 8/31/1979. Son Richard Wissel IV.
(2.) Elizabeth Ann Summers m. (1) Robert W. Fischer. m. (2) Donald E. "Gene" Elson, Miami MO. b. 1933.
(3.) Janet Louise Summers m. Stanley Paul Loges, Sweet Springs, MO, in 1948. Three children Douglas Wayne, Kristina Ann, and Melinda Sue Loges.
(4.) Rose Mary Summers, Houstonia, MO. b. 1953 Marshall, MO. m. Gary Crosswhite 1974 Shackelford, MO. Two sons: Justin Dean and Wayne Crosswhite.
(5.) Loretta Lynn Summers b. 1954 Marshall, MO. m. Norman Rennison 6/12/1976 Shackelford, MO. Three children Jennifer Francine, Shelly Marie, and Kimberly Jane Rennison.
(6.) John Summers, Lake Ozark, MO. m. Pamela Sue Bredehoft 6/17/1978. Two sons Brett Nathan and Brandon Michael Summers.
(7.) Mark Francis Summers b. 1958 Marshall, MO. Resides Concordia, MO. m. Pamela Sue Meyer 1982 Emma, MO. Three sons: Patrick Daniel, Aaron Paul, and Jacob Price Summers.
(8.) David Matthew Summers, Cameron, MO. Spouse unknown. Two sons Jeffrey Allen b. 1978, and Matthew Nathan Summers b. 1988.
(9.) Joan Frances Summers b. 12/13/1957 Marshall, MO. and died same day.

Catherine Louise Summers b. Malta Bend, MO. d. 4/22/2006 at Mercy Villa in Omaha, NE. Registered in the Sister of Mercy with the name of Sister Mary Francene, she was a teacher in Omaha, Kansas City, Independence, and Marshall, MO, retiring in 1972, then serving in pastoral care at Mercy Hospital in Denver, from 1975 to 1989.

Monsignor Robert "Emmett" Summers b. Malta Bend, MO. (Ordained as a Diocesan Priest in 1952 and assigned as Papal Chamberlain with title of Very Reverend Monsignor in 1961).

James William Summers b. Malta Bend, MO. d. 2007. m. Rose Marie Teevan 1950. Three Children: (1) James Francis m. Deborah Lillian Jecker (three kids Beth, Ryan, and Jonathan Summers),
(2) Ann Marie m. Stanley Scott Frownfelter (two kids Nicole and Matthew Frownfelter),
(3) Helen Sue m. Bruce Leskoff (one kid Adam Vincent Leskoff).

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