About Finding Kline

On November 6th, 1965, Gerald Kline (24) and his wife Linda (20) were traveling down the highway near Fresno, California when a car traveling in the opposite direction crossed lanes and collided with them head-on. Gerald, Linda and their 13-month old, Theresa Robin, were all killed. Gerald’s two young sons, Jerry (4) and Paul (3), who were playing on the floor in the back seat, were the only Kline survivors.

I am Courtney, daughter of Jerry Kline. This blog is the story of my efforts to find out everything I can about my grandparents. My dad doesn’t know much about his family. He can’t remember anything before the accident. I want to know who there were, how they fell in love, who their friends were. I want to know everything.


As I investigate, I can’t help but feel like I’m watching an episode of LOST. With every question that I answer, I uncover another mystery. To help keep track of the story, look for questions at the bottom of most posts. To quickly find posts that have questions, check the Questions category. Completed questions will be linked to the article that answered it. I’ve also provided a seperate page with a complete list of questions.

Contact Me

If you have any information about Gerald Kline or Linda Seibert Kline, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you!

5 Responses to About Finding Kline

  1. Jim's Girl says:

    Courtney, when I read about your blog on Geneabloggers it really grabbed me. I would like to pass on to you an award I received this week from A Storybook World. You deserve the Inspiring Blog Award.

    If you would like to post the award picture, there are instructions on A Storybook World: http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html

    I’ve told my readers about you, in case you’d like to check in out: http://jimsgirlfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspiring-blog-award.html My blog is mostly targetted to my extended family and my husband’s, so it’s pretty particular to specific spots our ancestors came from.

    I wish you the best of luck in your quest to learn about your grandparents.

    Jim’s Girl

  2. Sheryl says:

    What a sad story! I also found this site from another genealogy site. It is wonderful that you care enough about your grandparents to research what happened. Thank you for sharing.

  3. LG says:

    Awesome blog Courtney! Love your dedication!🙂

  4. Charla says:

    I was friends with your father when he was at Milton Hershey School. He dated my sister. What a fine young man he was. My parents just loved him. I can’t fill in any of your mystery but Jerry told us about the tragedy. I wept as I read it. Please tell Jerry hi from the Byrds of Hershey. I have been married for 25 years with 2 children and the same for Danny. Angela is married also and we are all trying to live life to the fullest. My mother sends her love-she found this site and called me. Dad passed away in 2003. Good luck in your quest!

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