To begin this exploration into my genealogy, I am going to begin with my grandparents. My parents are still living and I don't have their permission to post personal details for them, so I will jump back to my grandparents, who are all deceased.
My paternal grandparents are William Raley Martin, Sr and Margaret Anna Flinn. My maternal grandparents are Charles Arthur Ebbert and Lois Jeannette Denner.
William Raley Martin was born 5 March 1898 in Kaufman, TX and died 1 March 1987 in San Bernardino, CA. He married Margaret Anna Flinn 8 June 1920 at Fort Lyon, CO. She was born 12 November 1899 in Loveland, CO and died 8 October 1993 in Durango, CO.
Charles Arthur Ebbert was born 13 October 1905 in Colorado Springs, CO and died Jan 1975 in Colorado Springs, CO. He married Lois Jeannette Denner in October 1925 in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born 16 January 1902 in Berea, OH and died 17 Dec 1958 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Neither set of my grandparents remained married to each other. Both divorced and 3 of the 4 remarried. I never knew my dad's dad.
Next time, I will post ancestry for both of these families. I have records back for at least 4 generations from each of these grandparents.