All my husband knew about his 1st great grand uncle is that he drove a snow plow in Yosemite. My father-in-law confirmed this, and told me that he thought his grandfather’s brother George had also been a miner in Madera. So when I saw the “plowing through” theme for this year’s 52 Ancestors project, I decided to try to find out a bit more about 1st great rand uncle George.
When visiting the gravesite of my husband’s 2nd great grandparents this July in Maricopa, California, we came across some nearby headstones that we thought might be for people related to us. One of those was for Walter S. Gann, brother of my husband’s 2nd great grandmother Pauline Adeline Gann.
My husband’s 2nd great grandmother Pauline Adeline Gann was allegedly born on 4 December 1860 in the mining town of Jenny Lind (Calaveras County), California, which was located on the road between Stockton and the southern mines. We recently visited Jenny Lind.
My 27th entry in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” family history blogging challenge. The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. The flapper hairstyle dates […]
My husband’s grandparents William Wallace Greene and Jean Alice from Harless married in Maricopa County, Arizona on 18 May 1933.
My husband’s father, as a toddler, in his sailor stripes. I haven’t had much time for research the past few weeks, but I will continue to at least share old family photos until I resume my research. Since I shared a photo of my dad last week, this week’s Family Photos Friday submission is a […]
Christmas, 1974, in South Bend, Indiana. Dad, mom, me (front left) and Gregg. The 70’s were not a stylish time in Indiana. And how fortunate are we today to have instant digital cameras that immediately let you know the picture is off center and you need to re-take it? Growing up, my mom, brother and […]