By Joyce Hensley

Staff writer

HERMISTON — Charles Jersey, 76, gave his niece an incredible Christmas gift — he found the father she never knew.

Jersey's niece, Norma Hagerty, who lives in Blaine, Minn., never met her dad, Claude Fisher, for whom she had been searching.

Claude took off before Norma was born 52 years ago.

He had purchased a wedding ring, but never placed the band on the finger of his would-be bride, Betty Jersey, Charles' sister.

(For the full story, please see the December 31, 2002, issue of the Hermiston Herald.)

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