I am Scott Thomas Suggs TRIMBLE, born 15 April 1977 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, the son of Thomas Erwin TRIMBLE (son of Sinclair George TRIMBLE and Frances Lydia CASTELHUN) and Gail Mignon SUGGS (daughter of Walter Graham SUGGS Jr. and Genevieve Mignon DONHAM). I have one younger brother, Daniel Graham TRIMBLE, born 28 December 1978 in San Francisco. My
real birth name is was Scott Thomas TRIMBLE, but about December 1992 I unofficially added the second middle name, Suggs, my mother's maiden name.
I have lived in San Rafael (Terra Linda) most of my life. I went to Santa Margarita and Vallecito Elementary Schools, Miller Creek Middle School, and Terra Linda High School. During senior year I concurrently attended two semesters at College of Marin (Kentfield). I have worked at Musicland and Skewers in Northgate Mall, and Longs Drugs Store on Las Gallinas Avenue.
I then went on to U.C. Berkeley where I worked as a Health Worker and an R.A. (Resident Assistant) in the dorms. I graduated in May 1999 with a degree in Anthropology and minors in Dramatic Arts and Scandinavian History. I have since gone on to work in movie production, rising from a Production Assistant to Location Manager on feature films. Some recent credits include Down to You (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Sweet November (Keanu Reeves), and Further Tales of the City (Olympia Dukakis). I now live in the Sunset District of San Francisco.
I am a big fan of George LUCAS' Star Wars series. I was forty days old when Star Wars: A New Hope opened in theaters on 25 May 1977 and I have since memorized the whole trilogy. In July 1989, Marc SASON, David SASON, Eric COWAN, and I met George LUCAS at the Regency Movie Theater, San Rafael, and got his autograph. Mr. LUCAS was taking his daughters to see Honey I Shrunk the Kids which the four of us had just seen. For the 1993 Boy Scout National Jamboree I designed the Marin Council shoulder patch which shows Chewbacca, C3PO, R2D2, and Yoda in front of Marin County hills. I needed special permission from George LUCAS for this and I gave him some patches for his archives.
Star Wars: Special Edition is due in May 1997 and the prequels will follow. I can't wait!
Some of my other hobbies and interests are: juggling, running and mountain biking, camping and hiking, Boy Scouts (became an Eagle Scout on 7 May 1993), Disneyland, Stephen KING and Anne RICE novels, computers and the Internet (my very first World Wide Web Page, written 31 May 1995 and uploaded 2 June 1995,
is was located at http://marin.k12.ca.us/~tlhs/ TLHS/SENIOR1.HTML, but is now greatly expanded at http://www.ststlocations.com/Archives/), country / western listening to all kinds of music, U.S. history, San Francisco history, watching movies, researching movie filming locations, coin and antique collecting, human physiology, astronomy, and contemplating the possibilities of time travel. Besides my own personal website, I also run Northern California Movies website at http://www.filminamerica.com/PacificNorthwest/NCA/ which is all about the filming locations for almost 800 movies. My film production résumé website is located at www.ststproductions.com.
I first became interested in genealogy in Summer 1992, after I read through The Trimble Family, by William Egbert TRIMBLE. I was fascinated by the stories and pictures of my paternal ancestors which went back to the 1600s to our first known TRIMBLE ancestor, Col. James TURNBULL.
I started extracting the information from that book and other newly-discovered old notes that had been written by my grandmother, Frances TRIMBLE. I kept track of the family trees in my Apple //e. I had been asking my mom about her family, but she only knew the names of her grandparents and one great-grandfather. So that was where I began my research. I contacted Marjorie ROSSI, a family friend in the Marin County Genealogical Society who had done genealogical research. She and Dorothy WALLACE, another MCGS member, helped me to order my first vital record in early 1993 the death certificate for Ferdinand Lee DONHAM.
That certificate gave the names of his parents, Abijah DONHAM and Margaret DONHAM. By posting those names on Prodigy, Bob ORR found me and shared information on the ARTHURs and BROWNs. When I found the name of Ferdinand's wife Jenna RECTOR, I called all the RECTORs in the Terre Haute area until I reached Barbara Rector HILL who shared her RECTOR information with me. At first I just used vital records and census listings for my research, but eventually I learned about more advanced techniques for research, such as land records, tax lists, wills and probates, etc.
In December 1993 my family upgraded to an IBM clone and in February 1994 I purchased the Personal Ancestral File (PAF) program for the family trees. I had become a member of the Marin County Genealogical Society shortly after that first vital record in 1993, and in April 1994 I became the registrar and member of the board, posts that I still hold. I have also taught computer classes at two different monthly meetings and have written several articles for The Marin Kin Tracer, our quarterly publication. Many of my genealogy files are possibly still available for download in the genealogy forum of America Online, but are also now located at www.ststlocations.com/Archives/Genealogy/.
My next publishing project will be a book about the family and ancestors of my paternal grandmother, Frances Lydia CASTELHUN. Her husband, Sinclair George TRIMBLE, was the publisher of the San Francisco newspaper The Richmond Banner, which she continued after his death. Her father, Paul Roetter CASTELHUN was the U.C. Berkeley student who first stole the Stanford axe on 15 April 1899, thus beginning the axe rivalry that still goes on today. Paul's father Friedrich Karl CASTELHUN was a famous German poet and surgeon, and his maternal grandfather Paulus ROETTER was a famous artist from St. Louis and Harvard. I also plan on editing two compilations of the written works of my grandparents. They will be called The Northwest Corner, by Frances C. TRIMBLE, and Looking at it From Here, by Sinclair G. TRIMBLE, both titles from their column in the The Richmond Banner.