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For nearly a quarter century, Donald L. Meamber, M.D., set out to research many nagging questions about his family, including, "Where in the world did a name like Meamber come from?" This book documents his search through libraries, genealogy records and microfilm, until he finally traveled to a tiny village in France and found his family's original birth, death and marriage records from the 1700's.Dr. Don, as his patients called him, also tells his own story of growing up in Yreka, Siskiyou County, California and marrying a home-town girl, the love of his life. He writes of his terrifying experiences as a Navy doctor in the Pacific during WW II, and of the overwhelming joy of returning to Yreka to raise his family. He went on to become the kind of small town doctor who makes house calls and cares deeply about his patients, a "Siskiyou Sawbones."Dr. Meamber spent years recording his stories on his trusty little Macintosh computer. In celebration of Dorothy and Don's 65th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2003, his daughters and grandchildren have edited and compiled his many computer files and trunkfuls of pictures into this book.