Mrs Anna Hogeboom


Jim Kalafus

Good afternoon, Mr. Findlay; Thank you for the additional, and interesting, information on the Van Billiard family. The Surprise Visit theory that the Van Billiard descendents hold certainly makes sense, and since they had access to many of the original participants (including Mrs. Van Billiard) is most likely the truth. However, the basic story lends itself SO well to outlandish theories that I'm sure had Mr. Van Billiard travelled in First or Second Class he would be one of the ones who developed a "mystique" (in the style of Michel Navratil) through constant retellings and reinterpretations. I look forward to the soon to be told story of Walter Van Billiard, and any further developments.