Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Canoe

These two photos are from my Great Aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Satrday Night Fun 100 Word Challenge

This SNGF is based on the 100 Word Challenge (http://100wc.net/) that school children are participating in around the world.  They are given a word or phrase to write a story about in one hundred words.

1)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,the most interesting ancestor I have..." in 100 words.  [Hint:  If you write it in a word processor, you can use Tools > Word Count (or similar) to count words]

Well I will write about my great grandfather Robert Forsyth Kelly, he was born in Illinois in 1855, went to California with his parents during the Civil War and back to Illinois after the war was over. In 1889 he married Vada Belle Hert born 1871 and she had two sons, one died at age 5 and the other was my grandfather Charles Kelly. Vada Belle died in 1912 and so Robert married Lillie McDaniel Virts born 1861. Family tradition says he married an 18 year old again, but she was only 6 years younger than Robert. Lillie died in 1923 and so Robert married Catherine Elizabeth Struck and she died in 1927. Robert lived till 1934 and had outlived all three wives.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday On Boat

Another photo from my great aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Orange Crate

Another photo from my great Aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Night Fun August 8th

1)  What day of the week was your Father born? Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Father's birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

3)  What famous people have been born on your Father's birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

My father and my maternal grandmother were both born on August 8 (mom was one day later) Pop on Wednesday of 1906, grandma on Saturday of 1890 from our phone book.

Some August 8 happenings from HistoryOrb

1814 - Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
1844 - Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
1854 - Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges
1860 - Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
1863 - American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday.
1864 - Red Cross forms in Geneva
1864 - Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama
1876 - Thomas Edison patents mimeograph
1882 - Snow falls on Lake Michigan
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison  
1900 - 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
1902 - 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
1903 - 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
1911 - The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
1911 - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
1914 - French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
1914 - Montenegro declares war on Germany
1918 - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens
1918 - 6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more

Birthdays from History Orb

1922 - Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol)
1922 - Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
1923 - Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet)
1926 - Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
1930 - Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
1930 - Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
1932 - Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)
1936 - Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
Actor Dustin HoffmanActor Dustin Hoffman (1937)
1937 - Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs

Friday, July 12, 2013

My 4th Blogiversary

Wow hard to believe it was four years ago I started this blog, but I did start with my first post on July 13, 2009. I had been a blog helper for the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog for a while before then, but I decided I wanted my own blog for my family and other posts that interested me.
To see the previous Blogversary Posts clock here. 
I did not post as many articles here as I did the previous three years, but I actually posted more this year than I have ever done before. I started a new blog a little over a year ago, posting some of the obits I have collected over the years, it is still a work in progress. You can see my new blog Early Spokane Obits and More here. I also have been posting other interesting articles from the pages that contain these obits.
My series of articles on the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair seem to be my most popular posts this year, although a few more have been pretty popular also, like the 2012 Swimsuit Issue of the Carnival of Genealogy, the Carnival Of Genealogy Scrapbooking is the most popular this year.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Fur Muffler

Another photo from my great Aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album


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