My 2nd great-uncle left the devastation of the Mexican Revolution for a chance at a new start in a new country, working in the copper mines of Butte, Montana during WWI. But was he there for the Speculator disaster of 1917?
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.
Profiling my husband’s great grandfather, who was born on 21 March 1878 in Rome, Tennessee, and died on 13 October 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee.
After finding that 1920 city directory I discovered yesterday for my great grandmother Sarah KENNEDY (1898-1930) and her first husband Frank J. WARD (b. 1895), I spent some time looking for additional records on Ward that might provide more information about my great grandmother and her children. I came across Frank Ward’s WWI Draft Registration […]
My 24th 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. My 24th ancestor is […]
Jose Robledo (1875 – ca 1936). This is the only known photo of my great-grandfather. I know very little about my great-grandfather Jose “Joe” Robledo. He died before my Dad was even born, and only one of his children is still alive, so that has created some major brickwalls in my research. Family lore claims […]