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Worden Family Association



Worden Family Association Reunion
Warwick, Rhode Island
October 7th – 10th, 2021

Since 1984 Worden Family Association (WFA) members have enjoyed biennial reunions inlocations important to Worden Family history. We gathered to learn about our family's past and its genealogy. We visited new and unusual places and had fun meeting new members and visiting with our WFA family. Now, we have decided to hold our final reunion and invite you to join us.



Thursday evening  October 7 It begins with a Pizza Party 5 to 7 PM. It will be held at:
BPOE Tri-City Lodge #14 - Warwick, RI
 (1915 West Shore Road, Warwick). 

Friday, October 8 we will meet at the North Kingstown Free Library to hear speakers (see the Program below) and follow with lunch and shopping at Wickford Village (https://wickfordvillage.org). The day will continue with a tour of the Smith Castle House Museum (http://www.smithscastle.org/), also in North Kingstown, and dinner at a location of your choice.

Saturday, October 9 will allow a private tour of the Babcock-Smith House Museum in Westerly, Rhode Island (https://www.babcocksmithhouse.org). There will be more speakers and then an afternoon visit to Worden’s Pond and the farm where Dr. Samuel Worden and his sons lived. We’ll end the day enjoying one another's company at a New England-themed banquet.

Sunday, October 10 will have no formal activities, just goodbyes to those at your lodging.



You may register by US Mail or by Paypal at the REGISTRATION PAGE.

The Registration Form includes Reunion details and notice that the fee of $55.00 per person includes the Pizza Party gathering and the final banquet meal. It explains how to pay and reminds you to send a copy of the Registration Form to WFA Treasurer 

Carolyn Stubbs
6318 McKenzie Circle, 
Flint, MI 48507. 

Her email is MSSchne@aol.com and telephone is 810–444–8772. If you email, please put “WFA Reunion” in the subject line.



Warwick Providence Airport is 
 T. F. Green International Airport  
WHICH serves both Warwick and Providence, Rhode Island.

Connecting MBTA commuter trains, a commuter parking garage, rental car services and a skywalk to the airport terminal, the InterLink is located at 700 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI.  


No group hotel arrangements so MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS. Hotel rooms may be limited so make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please note: Prior issues of Wordens Past encouraged attendees to stay at the Hampton Inn. In light of recent user feedback, some attendees now are choosing to stay at the Hyatt at the airport or other nearby hotels. 

Hyatt Place Warwick Providence Airport
800 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, 02886
+1 401 738 8700

Hyatt Place Warwick / Providence Airport is right next door to the InterLink transportation hub, which connects to T.F. Green International Airport via a 1,200-foot skywalk. Use the hub to catch a train or Route 20 bus to Providence destinations like Brown University. 
Hyatt Place Warwick / Providence Airport is within a mile of T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) 

You must MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL AND CAR RENTAL RESERVATIONS. WFA has not established any group rates for hotels or cars. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. 

If more information about the reunion is needed, contact:

Carolyn Stubbs at 810–444–8772 


Pat Warden by email (Subject: WFA Reunion) pwarden12@charter.net or call her at 618–740–1262 (home) or 618–335–5810 (cell).

Come join us at this very special and “final” 2021 WFA Reunion!



Pat Warden (pwarden12@charter.net)

Friday, October 8

9:00 AM – Trish Woodward – “Genealogical Research in Rhode Island”

Trish is a long-time member and past president of Rhode Island Genealogical Society.

Marjorie Schunke was a premier early Worden researchers in Rhode Island. Trish can perhaps help us find new or little-known resources.

10 :00 AM – Robert Gaeke – “Early history of Rhode Island and the Pettaquamscutt Purchase”

Robert is a local historian who has been writing about Rhode Island history for many years. Currently he is archivist and board member of the Warwick Historical Society. He also is a docent at Smith’s Castle in Wickford and serves on its educational planning committee.

11:00 AM – Tom Frary – “An Introduction to the Shunke Collection”

Tom is the director of the South County Room and curator of the Marjorie Webster Schunke Collection at the North Kingstown Library. This is a large collection and good progress has been made in its organization and indexing.

Saturday, October 9

1:00 PM – Julia Nathanson – “Rhode Island Cemeteries”

Julia has worked for twelve years with John Sterling, the creator of the Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Database and author of several Rhode Island cemetery books. During that time, she has photo documented gravestones throughout Rhode Island for the database. She has also contributed photos to Find A Grave, for which she has fulfilled more than 5,000 photo requests.


(plus additional  presentations by WFA members)


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A subscription to Wordens Past (WP) quarterly newsletter and access to our secured online, web-based services are provided for our members.

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  28 August 2021

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