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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Preparation Sunday - Form and Style - Part 2

Preparation Sunday - Form and Style - Part 2

Two weeks ago, in Part 1 of From and Style, we discussed the "Basic 3-generation family form." As we indicated there, this form was the basis for the common family histories of the many county histories that have been published over the years, perhaps beginning with the Bicentennial about 1876. This basic form focuses on a couple, but also listing their parents and their children, thus, three generations. The other element of this form that is basic is what I will refer to as the "style" - that is, the manner of using the vital statistics.

Today, we will demonstrate in our example a much more detailed style of report that also includes additional narrative about the family members, as well, using the same family story


James Preston Family

James P. Preston (b. 22 Feb 1835, Ft. Defiance, OH) married Ellen Rebecca Miller (b. 15 Sep 1850, Bryan, William Co, OH) on 21 Mar 1871 in Williams Co, OH. James was the son of William (b. 30 Dec 1780, Rumney Twp, Grafton Co, NH; d. 1837, St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH) and Asenath (b. 23 Mar 1803, MI; d.4 Apr 1888, Jones Co, IA) (Butler) Preston. Ellen was the daughter of John (b. 6 Oct 1896, Berks Co, PA; d. 1888, Edgerton, Williams Co, OH) and Rebecca Firestone (b. 4 Jan 1808, OH) (Carle) Miller.

James left his home in Ohio in time to catch a wagon train to California from Council Bluffs, Iowa, in May 1852. He arrived in Sacramento with the train in September 1852 and went to the gold fields. He was actively involved in mining in both Nevada and Yuba County and owned a one-eighth interest in the very successful Blue Gravel Mining Company and worked in this mine for five years. He sold his interest in this mine in 1862 and went to Florence, Idaho, as gold was being worked there. Shortly thereafter, he moved on to the Montana gold fields and also purchased ranching property in Powell Co, Montana, near Deer Lodge. He alternates between the ranch and the gold fields as a superintendent.

The Prestons live on a ranch south of Deer Lodge, in Powell Co, Montana, and have four children:

1. Ernest Guy Preston (b. 20 Feb 1872, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)
2. Harry L. Preston (b. 14 Jul 1873, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)
3. John M. Preston (b. 1 Oct 1874, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)
4. Ellen Rebecca Preston (b. 1 Apr 1880, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)


You can again see from this example how many variations you can consider if you wish to report more details. Or, you could give a little less detail, and remove just a little bit of clutter by not giving the entire place name as I did in this example. If you didn't know a lot of that detail, you may prefer to leave it out for all. You can make that decision. Just try to be as consistent as possible within the story... and among several stories if they will be shared as a group.

I look forward to your comments and any questions you have.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Medals Awarded


In the Closing Ceremonies for the Winter 2010 GeneaBlogger Games, I was was awarded overall medals for my work, on my blog, in three of the six categories, as follows:

    •    Expand Your Knowledge: Silver
    •    Write, Write, Write!: Platinum
    •    Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!: Platinum

Here are the overall medals awarded, for my work:

    •    Expand Your Knowledge: Silver

    •    Write, Write, Write!: Platinum

    •    Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!: Platinum


Congratulations to all 51 participants, and thanks to Thomas for encouraging us all to participate.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

52 Weeks - Week 9

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Week 9

Suggested by Amy Coffin at WeTree and hosted by Genabloggers

The challenge~To pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day for a week..
Here's my five  choices for this challenge:
1. Gen Journey
http://genjourney.blogspot.com/
2. Finding Josephine
http://www.findingjosephine.com/
3. Reconnected Roots
http://www.reconnectedroots.com/
4. Southwest Arkie
http://southwestarkie.wordpress.com/
5. Clue Wagon
http://www.cluewagon.com/

These five were chosen from the new geneablogs on geneablogger this week. I will review and post about the five each day. If they don't have a new post each day, I'll go back and look at one or more prior posts and comment. Thanks, Amy and Thomas, for encouraging us to do this.

Families are Forever! ;-)

Surname Saturday - LORD

Surname Saturday - LORD

On previous Saturdays, we have reported all of the known ancestor lineage surnames through  the great-great grandparent surnames (see earlier Saturday Surname posts in the left column, scroll down - back into 2009) and we have started on the next batch.

Looking ahead, from the "round of thirty-two" (scroll down a bit) - 3rd great-grandparents - We know and will have reported on 9 of the sixteen Male lines (four are from Denmark) we know and will be reporting on nine new female surname lines of the possible sixteen: VESTERSTROM, SPRANG, LORD, KIMMERLING, FIRESTONE, SCHWYHART, LEE, JONES, and KIRK.

Today, we will look briefly at LORD. This is going back on my father's mother's line, PRESTON. Her father was James and her grandfather was William, The Old Sheriff. LORD is believed to be his mother's surname, Elizabeth Cynthia LORD. Her husband, William, the father of William, the old sheriff, was a Revolutionary War hero and served in the NH State Legislature in 100 and 1802. His tomb (my daughter has visited it, in NH) marks him as Maj. William Preston (b. 6 Jul 1755, Rumney Twp, Grafton Co, NH), died Jan. 17, 1842, in the 88th year of his age. New Hampshire Pension Records show a lengthy record of Revolutionary War service, including capture by the British, gaining release, and going back and fighting some more. We will share more details of this story another day. He and his first wife, Elizabeth (1760-1807, buried with her husband at the Rumney, NH, Depot Cemetery), had 12 children between 1780 and 1801, the first being William, the old sheriff. At this time, we know nothing more of her family, for certain.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Smile for the Camera - 21st Edition

The word prompt for the 21st Edition of Smile for the Camera is "Give Their Face a Place." March is Women's History month and we are asked to picture a woman or women in history, something meaningful to us. "The interpretation is yours (mine)."


I have chosen this venue to honor my aunt LVene (Smith) Thomas (1910-2004), one of my father's older sisters. She was an elementary school teacher her entire life - starting in one room schools in our rural neighborhood; she earned her teaching degree, part-time, over the years, and continued in the Community Schools. She raised fine two sons, one a School Superintendent for many years. Her husband, Verle Thomas, died far too young (1911-1958).

You may recall I have mentioned her as a source of much of my early Smith and Preston family history information - a real head start. She spend many years as the family history person in our family, and compiled a family history book for her siblings in about 1990. I do owe her a lot, and want to acknowledge it here.

The photo was in the 1974 United Methodist Church, Coon Rapids, Iowa, member directory book.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 13 Final

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 13 - 25 Feb 2010

Thank you for the opportunity to share this experience with you all. It has been interesting to note how different folks interpreted the ground rules for this event. And, that is fine. Participation was the good thing, the fun thing!

My interpretation was a daily activity, as I see the Olympics, I suppose. I have summarized the 14 days, below. Hope you each enjoyed the activities, as well!

Earned one Silver Medal today:

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

14 Day Medal Totals

8 Bronze
8 Silver
6 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Follow Friday - 26 Feb 2010

Follow Friday - 26 Feb 2010

My recommendations this week. As usual, these are not in any particular order, I normally pick a good post from my week's readings, or left from the prior week! Hope they are useful or at least interesting to you, as well! If it is your first visit, even better!  ;-)

POST:

footnoteMaven wrote in her blog, earlier this week: A Baker's Dozen - Traits of a Family Historian. To me, this was one of the most memorable post of the week.

BLOG:

This week I'm recommending: genealogyinsider written by Diane Haddad & The Family Tree Magazine Staff. My link will be to the post announcing the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs from the May 2010 magazine; but I recommend the blog for regular reading.

INTERNET RESOURCE:

I took an online genealogy course from George Morgan several years ago. I have been a fan since. Today I am (not) going out on a limb and recommending The Genealogy Guys, George and Drew Smith. They were also just named by Family Tree Magazine to the list of 40 Best Genealogy Blogs, so how could I miss:
http://www.genealogyguys.com/

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 13

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 13 - 25 Feb 2010

Earned one Silver Medal today:

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

13 Day Medal Totals

8 Bronze
7 Silver
6 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Special Report - Megan's report on Michelle Obama's heritage

I've said nothing about Black History Month, though I've been combing my files for anything relevant and useful. In the meantime, Megan's report in the Huffington Post is worth sharing, and I will do that now, pending further activities. Most interesting revelations.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-smolenyak-smolenyak/michelle-obamas-roots-col_b_470296.html

I was most struck by the fact that one of Michelle Obama's slave ancestors still lived when she was born... check it out.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Treasure Chest Thursday - Hummy Bear

Our Jimmy Osmond Hummy Bear has stood watch over our "vacation cabin" and now our "retirement home" for nearly ten years. Surely that qualifies as a Treasure Chest item - or at least one in the making - hopefully for many years to come!


Families are Forever!  ;-) - and teddy bears, too!?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 12

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 12 - 24 Feb 2010

Earned one Bronze and one Silver Medal today:

In the Write, Write, Write event - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Pre-wrote three blog posts ahead - Task C completed.

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

12 Day Medal Totals

8 Bronze
6 Silver
6 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Star Church

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Star church

This is about 1956 at the rural Iowa Methodist Church at the center of the farming community where I grew up. That's my dad walking to the Star Methodist Church - where they added the school building (the right side) from across the road to become the "fellowship hall" to the church (the left side).


 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 11

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 11 - 23 Feb 2010

Earned one Gold Medal today:

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Gold Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Performed administrative task for Rootsweb Mail List of which I am the administrator - Task D completed.
3) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blog and followed several blogs today.

11 Day Medal Totals

7 Bronze
5 Silver
6 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tombstone Tuesday - Philander Lowery

Philander Lowery

My 3rd great grandfather, Walter Kinnick, had six sisters. It has been fun finding each of them and following their descendants. One of the sisters was Ann (1812-1872), who married Frederick Lowery (b. 1789, VA) on 18 May 1832 in Belmont Co, OH.

Frederick and Ann had seven children, four sons and three daughters. Three of the four sons served in the Civil War. One of them was Philander Lowery (1847-1914)... excuse me, but I love that name. Below, I am noting the information on his tombstone in the Sugar Grove Methodist Cemetery, Henry Twp, Henry Co, Indiana. Philander had three marriages and 8 children that we have identified. Philander was my first cousin 4 times removed!


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 10

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 10 - 22 Feb 2010

Earned one Gold Medal today:

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Gold Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Performed administrative task for Rootsweb Mail List of which I am the administrator - Task D completed.
3) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blog and followed several blogs today.

10 Day Medal Totals

7 Bronze
5 Silver
5 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

My Hometown on Monday - Week 8 - Paul Kinnick

 My Hometown on Monday - Week 8 - Paul Kinnick

One of my goals here is to identify all the public office holders over the years. As a start, since I don't yet have a list, here is a clipping from the March 1942 Coon Rapids Enterprise about my grandfather,  Paul H. Kinnick (my mother's father). It is the only feature column I'm aware of about him.

Note near the end: "Taking a prominent part in community life, Paul has served many years on the school board. He is now treasurer of the school board and will no doubt be named town treasurer at the next election as he is on both tickets." I thought that was pretty neat!

He had been in one of the two banks in town from 1914 to 1942, if my math is correct... guess that is why he considered himself a "banker."

Click on the image for a larger image of the clipping.

 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 9

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 9 - 21 Feb 2010

Earned one Bronze and one Silver Medal today:

In the Write, Write, Write event - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Pre-wrote three blog posts ahead - Task C completed.

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

9 Day Medal Totals

7 Bronze
5 Silver
4 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

CWSS - The Cooper Union Address

Civil War Sesquicentennial Sunday (CWSS) - The Cooper Union Address

I will begin this new series of reports on 20 Feb 2010 with a story about the speech by Abraham Lincoln on 27 Feb 1860 (150 years ago this week) that became known as the Cooper Union Address. See the text of the actual speech at Cooper Union Address online.

In October 1859, following the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates in Illinois in 1859, Abraham Lincoln accepted an invitation to speak in New York, home of a known major candidate for the presidential race in 1860, William Seward. Of Lincoln's preparation for this particular speech, his law partner William Herndon noted: "No former effort in the line of speech-making had cost Lincoln so much time and thought as this one." This in spite of the earlier debates.

The resulting speech examined the views of the 39 signers of the Constitution. Lincoln noted that at least 21 of them, that is, a majority, believed Congress should control slavery in the territories and not allow it to expand. He found the the current Republican stance was not revolutionary but was similar to those of the Founding Fathers - this should not be alarming, therefore, to Southerners.

Thomas Crump is his book on Lincoln states that the Cooper Union speech was a triumph for Lincoln. He reports that Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune declared that "Mr Lincoln is one of nature's orators, using his rare powers solely and effectively to elucidate and convince, though their inevitable effect is to delight and electrify as well."

Four New York newspapers printed the full text of speech; these were reprinted across the country. In a very short time, Lincoln was clearly, himself, an "unannounced presidential aspirant."

In addition to the links, above, this story was sourced from the book:
"Abraham Lincoln's World
: How Riverboats, Railroads, and Republicans Transformed America," by Thomas Crump

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Carnival of Genealogical Societies, 1st Edition

Carnival of Genealogical Societies, 1st Edition

A number of years ago, I received a series of monthly newsletters from the Washington County Iowa Genealogical Society of which I was a member at the time. Because of our recent move, I can not put my hands on the actual copies, but I want to bring attention to a series of four articles that I have used over and over through the years. The series of articles consisted of 365 questions to ask grandpa and grandma or another elderly person to find out about their live in their younger years. The four sections were by the quarters of the year so that it covered Easter, and 4th of July and Thanksgiving, etc. as well as "regular" questions.

Today, I want to share a few of the questions with answers provided by my mother, in 1997, when we lived several hundred miles away. She was 78 years old, and died two years later. I sent her a letter with the questions and she sent it back with written comments.

1. What was your most prized possession as a child?
A doll.
Mom & Dad didn't give us many toys. I sewed a lot & played the piano and cornet. We all like to play "Pitch" - a card game. [Uncle and Aunt] Rasmus & Louise gave me a tiny set of dishes & I still have one of the cups. It was about the best gift I ever received. The Depression was on & we just made up our own games. [We have that dish in a box, somewhere!]

2. Tell about the best birthday present you ever received.
Mom & Dad didn't make much over birthdays either. Mom would bake a cake & we'd sing Happy Birthday. [Maybe that is why I always got an Angel Food Cake on my birthday from age 2 through high school and beyond!]

3. When you were a child, how did you keep your house warm?
We lived in town & had a furnace with only 1 big square register in the center of the house. Just a one story house. The oldest house didn't have a furnace so we had a hard coal stove. Small pieces of coal & you put a bucket full in & it lasted all day or night. It had a stove pipe that ran through a bedroom through a chimney & out the roof. It had a damper on it so the coal would burn slowly. Once Dad forgot to turn the damper down & we went to relatives for half a day. When we got home the house was SO hot it killed the gold fish & they were floating on the top of the water.

I'll try to find more of the questions for a later post. Have you seen this list?

Families are Forever!  ;-)

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 8

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 8 - 20 Feb 2010

Earned one Bronze and one Silver Medal today:

In the Write, Write, Write event - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Pre-wrote three blog posts ahead - Task C completed.

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

8 Day Medal Totals

6 Bronze
4 Silver
4 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Surname Saturday - SPRANG

Surname Saturday - SPRANG

On previous Saturdays, we have reported all of the known ancestor lineage surnames through  the great-great grandparent surnames (see earlier Saturday Surname posts in the left column, scroll down - back into 2009).

Looking ahead, from the "round of thirty-two" - 3rd great-grandparents (scroll down a bit...) - We know and will have reported on 9 of the sixteen Male lines (four are from Denmark) we know and will be reporting on nine new female surname lines of the possible sixteen: VESTERSTROM, SPRANG, LORD, KIMMERLING, FIRESTONE, SCHWYHART, LEE, JONES, and KIRK.

Today, we will look briefly at SPRANG.

As noted earlier, Margaret Nellie (Maggie) SODERSTROM (b. abt 1846, Bjuraker Parish, Sweden) married Michael SMITH (my father's paternal grandfather) 30 Dec 1869. She was the daughter of Peter Andersson (Pehr) and Johanna Margretta ROLEN/ROLIN SODERSTROM.

The mother of Johanna Margretta ROLEN/ROLIN was Margareta SPRANG. She was, of course, married to Jonas Rolin. Jonas Rolin was the Lutheran minister in Hassela Parish from 1826 to 1864 (This information all was given to me by my Aunt LVene, as well - I have not confirmed this, at all, either, to date, thank you).

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 19, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 7

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 7 - 19 Feb 2010

Earned one Silver Medal today:

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

7 Day Medal Totals

5 Bronze
3 Silver
4 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Follow Friday - 19 Feb 2010

Follow Friday - 19 Feb 2010

My recommendations this week. As usual, these are not in any particular order, I normally pick a good post from my week's readings, or left from the prior week! Hope they are useful or at least interesting to you, as well! If it is your first visit, even better!  ;-)

POST:

The GeneaBloggers 2010 Winter Games have generated some very interesting posts. Today, I have chosen to highlight the Create A Timeline post by Linda McCauley at Documenting the Details. This post shares to different approaches to creating a Timeline using two different programs, both with examples. Thanks, Linda!

BLOG:

This week I'm recommending Our Georgia Roots by Luckie Daniels. Her blog is consistently of high quality and interesting to read. She is also Georgia Records Coordinator of LowCountry Africana - and is passionate about discovering, preserving and recording slave records, wherever they may be.


INTERNET RESOURCE:

This week I am recommending Gena's Genealogy where she writes about Google Book's My Library feature... which is what I'm specifically recommended that you check out.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 6

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 6 - 18 Feb 2010


Earned one Silver Medal today:

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

6 Day Medal Totals

5 Bronze
2 Silver
4 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Treasure Chest Thursday - Birth Record-The Old Sheriff

Treasure Chest Thursday - Birth Record-The Old Sheriff

As I went into my database posted on WorldConnect.com (now wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com) I was mildly surprised that there are actually 25 William Prestons in my database - plus one Willie, one Willam Presson, and one William Presbury - prior names under which my line was known... in the very early days of country (and colony, of course!).

I was checking on my birth and death information for "The Old Sheriff" - my 2nd Great-Grandfather: b. 30 Dec 1780 in Rumney Twp, Grafton Co, New Hampshire; d. 1837 (living at the time) in St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, Ohio. It is believed that he actually drowned in the river near Defiance, OH. No confirmation available.


My Treasure Chest item, however, is a copy of the official birth record for him in New Hampshire, in 1780, where, of course, as a baby, he was simply: William Preston, Jr. This certainly is a good reminder that no matter what life throws at us, we all started the same - a baby!



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 5

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 5 - 17 Feb 2010

Earned one Bronze and one Gold Medal today:

In the Write, Write, Write event - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Pre-wrote and pre-published three blog posts ahead - Task C completed.

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Gold Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Performed administrative task for Rootsweb Mail List of which I am the administrator - Task D completed.
3) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

5 Day Medal Totals

5 Bronze
1 Silver
4 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Iowa Farm in 2010 and 1947

Last Wednesday, I shared the ariel photo of my homeplace farm in Iowa in 1947. I'll show it again, below. Today, here is the view of the same land, now called corner of B Ave. and 300th Street, near Coon Rapids, Iowa, via Google Maps.


View Larger Map

Here is the photo from last week, for comparison!

 

The house and buildings, as well as the trees are gone... there are grain bins, a large metal building and a work area - with a big sign with the name of the current family owners.

Thanks to Amy at We Tree and GeneaBloggers.com for reminding us of the usefulness of Google maps in our genealogy research.
Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 4

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 4 - 16 Feb 2010

Earned one Gold Medal today:

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Gold Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Performed administrative task for Rootsweb Mail List of which I am the administrator - Task D completed.
3) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

4 Day Medal Totals

4 Bronze
1 Silver
3 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tombstone Tuesday - Irene Smith

Today I want to provide a simple memorial to my Aunt, Dad's sister, Irene Smith (1909-1997). She spend her entire life in the Coon Rapids, Iowa, area, on the farm and in the town in her adult life. She never married and had no children of her own, but touched the life of nearly every member of her extended family... most often in ways we never knew. She was especially influential, I believe, in the lives of the four children of her youngest sister... but all of us in the next generation benefited from her concern for us.

She has a simple tombstone in the Coon Rapids, Iowa, Cemetery plot of her parents and several siblings. This is certainly as she would have wanted it.

 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 3

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 3 - 15 Feb 2010

Going into today, I expected to come up short... but it was actually a busy day!  ;-)

Earned one Silver and one Gold Medal today:

In the Write, Write, Write event - Silver Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Pre-wrote two blog posts for Tuesday and Thursday - Task C completed. [Also wrote and pre-posted three articles on another blog; one on a third...]
2) Created a page on my blog listing my surnames - Task E completed.

In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Gold Medal - my accomplishments:
1) Commented on more than one new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.
2) Responded to request for a "lookup" via USGenWeb county page - Task D completed.
3) Activated more than one new Follow on Blogger-based genealogy blot and followed several blogs today.

3 Day Medal Totals

4 Bronze
1 Silver
2 Gold

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Interview on GeneaBlogger.com

I am pleased and honored to have been chosen for an interview by Gini Webb and her "Let Me Introduce you to..." guest post: http://www.geneabloggers.com/introduce-dr-bill-smith/

Hope you enjoy the read!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

My Hometown on Monday - Week 7 - Centennial Photo

I will have more from the 1963 Centennial program for Coon Rapids, Iowa, but for now, l am posting this interesting photo of my Mom and Dad and two (of four - other two were younger) brothers (I was off to college!) in costume as they took part in the centennial celebrations. It is the only time I know of that Dad every had a mustache... ! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 2

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 2 - 14 Feb 2010

3 Bronze Medals, today.

In Expand Your Knowledge - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Created a timeline for my Great-Grandparents, James and Ellen Preston, using TimeToast, that I had not used before.

http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/39303


This only has some basic information, but was a good learning tool. An interesting piece of free software that I will likely use again.


In the Write, Write, Write event - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Created a page on my blog listing my surnames - Task E completed.


In the Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness event - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment: 1) Commented on ten new Genealogy Blogs - Task A completed.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Preparation Sunday - Form and Style - Part 1

Preparation Sunday - Form and Style - Part 1

My Sunday posts going forward will be in one of three forms: 1) additional Preparation Sunday tips on preparing your ancestor stories to tell/share, 2) a once or twice a month report titled: "Civil War Sesquicentennial Sunday" where I will report on events and activities taking place during the current month in 1860, '61, etc., and 3) occasional Special Reports.

The Sesquicentennial reports will begin next week, 20 Feb 2010.


Form and Style - Part 1

Many of us don't even know where to start with "writing up" a family history story - an ancestor story - from the material we have on hand. I spoke of this generally in Step 6 of the 7 Steps presented earlier, "Write." Here we want to get more specific, with examples.

I am going to describe, and give an example of, what I will call the "Basic 3-generation family form." This form, or an expansion of it that we will cover in future posts, was the basis for the common family histories of the many county histories that have been published over the years, perhaps beginning with the Bicentennial about 1876. This basic form focuses on a couple, but also listing their parents and their children, thus, three generations. The other element of this form that is basic is what I will refer to as the "style" - that is, the manner of using the vital statistics. Here they will be shown as (year) only, rather than actual date. Let's see what this looks like.


James Preston Family

James P. Preston (b. 1835, Ft. Defiance, OH) married Ellen Rebecca Miller (b. 1850, Bryan, William Co, OH) in 1871 in Williams Co, OH. James was the son of William (b. 1780, Rumney Twp, Grafton Co, NH; d. 1837, St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH) and Asenath (b. 1803, MI) (Butler) Preston. Ellen was the daughter of John (b. 1896, Berks Co, PA; d. 1888, Edgerton, Williams Co, OH) and Rebecca Firestone (b. 1808, OH) (Carle) Miller.

The Prestons live on a ranch south of Deer Lodge, in Powell Co, Montana, and have four children:

1. Ernest Guy Preston (b. 1872, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)
2. Harry L. Preston (b. 1873, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)
3. John M. Preston (b. 1874, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)
4. Ellen Rebecca Preston (b. 1880, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT)


You can begin to see from this example how many variations you can consider if you wish to report more details. Or, you could give a little less detail, and remove just a little bit of clutter by not giving the entire place name as I did in this example. Perhaps you would prefer to go ahead and include the full date of birth (marriage and death) for each case. If you didn't know a lot of that detail, you may prefer to go with the above. You can make that decision. Just try to be as consistent as possible within the story... and among several stories if they will be shared as a group.

I look forward to your comments and any questions you have. We will expand our example in Form and Style - Part 2, forthcoming.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 1

2010 GeneaBloggers Winter Games: Day 1

In Expand Your Knowledge - Bronze Medal - my accomplishment:
1) Used Google Map to map my Iowa "homeplace" farm - imbedded in Wordless Wednesday for next week.

In the Write, Write, Write event - Gold Medal - my accomplishments:
1) pre-wrote three blog posts for Sunday, Monday and Wednesday - Task C completed.
2) Wrote a brief biographical sketch of my great-grandparents - Task D completed.
3) Participated in a 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy Challenge - Task F completed.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Surname Saturday - VESTERSTROM

Surname Saturday - VESTERSTROM

On previous Saturdays, we have reported all of the known ancestor lineage surnames through  the great-great grandparent surnames (see earlier Saturday Surname posts in the left column, scroll down - back into 2009).

Looking ahead, from the "round of thirty-two" - 3rd great-grandparents (scroll down a bit...) - We know and will have reported on 9 of the sixteen Male lines we know and will be reporting on 9 new female surname lines of the possible sixteen: VESTERSTROM, SPRANG, LORD, KIMMERLING, FIRESTONE, SCHWYHART, LEE, JONES, and KIRK in the coming weeks.

Today, we will look briefly at VESTERSTROM, a good Swedish name.

As noted earlier, Margaret Nellie (Maggie) SODERSTROM (b. abt 1846, Bjuraker Parish, Sweden) married Michael SMITH (my father's paternal grandfather) 30 Dec 1869. She was the daughter of Peter Andersson (Pehr) and Johanna Margretta ROLEN SODERSTROM.

The mother of Peter Andersson (Pehr) SODERSTROM was Greta Lisa VESTERSTROM (She was born in Hedvigsfors, Bkjuraker Parish, Sweden; and her death date was in 1862 - thanks to Aunt LVene, not confirmed personally) who married Anders SODERSTROM (1787-1858) in Hedvigsfors, Bkjuraker Parish, Sweden (Given by my Aunt LVene, as well - I have not confirmed this, at all, either, to date, thank you).

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Follow Friday - 12 Feb 2010

Follow Friday - 12 Feb 2010

My recommendations this week. As usual, these are not in any particular order, I normally pick a good one from my week's readings, or left from the prior week! Hope they are useful or at least interesting to you, as well! If it is your first visit, even better!  ;-)

POST:

Since this was Super Bowl weekend, this past week, I'm going to go with my favorite post of the weekend, as I should, despite some heavy conversations after the posting!

http://herstoryan.blogspot.com/2010/02/sngf-super-bowl-of-genealogy.html


BLOG:

This week I'm recommending Mountain Genealogists by Cyndi at http://mountaingenealogy.blogspot.com/

She has three other blogs, as well. At Mountain Genealogists I always find something of interest with a distinctive touch and feel. Keep up the great work, Cyndi!  ;-)


INTERNET RESOURCE:

This week I am recommending Lisa Louise Cooke at Genealogy Gems - this is a wide ranging resource, focused on podcasts but also including a blog, newsletter, seminars, etc. Much is free, but some is on a Premium Members service only. I have thoroughly enjoyed each interview, each tip and each story I have heard and/or read from LIsa. You can start at the URL below, listen to the film clip, then click on the left for many other choices. Enjoy!


http://www.genealogygems.tv/


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - newest photo(s)

While this isn't terribly original, .... Last week I shared my oldest photo...
This week, I'm showing you my newest photo - actually, my wife took it a couple of night ago, after she read our grandson to sleep. Thanks, Nancy, for reaching for the camera and capturing this scene...
This is why we drive to Austin every four or five weeks... a big part of the reason, anyway!

 

Ok, here is another part of the reason...

Little sister...



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Iowa Farm 1947

This is the Iowa farm where I was born and raised - from the air - 1947.

 

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Ellen Smith

This marker is for my paternal grandmother, Ellen Rebecca PRESTON BALLARD SMITH (1880-1923). She married William E. SMITH (1869-1939) on 11 May 1904 in Coon Rapids, Iowa. This is at the Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Iowa.

Ellen Rebecca PRESTON was the daughter of James P. PRESTON (1835-1906) and Ellen Rebecca MILLER (1850-1912).















 Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Hometown on Monday - Week 6 - Lem Williams

In Week 3 of the Hometown series, I listed the Coon Rapids, Iowa, businesses in 1917, indicating that at least one of them was a relative of mine, I want to feature him and his family today:

L. B. Williams, Manufacturer of Concrete Tile and Builder of Corn Cribs, Silos and Water Tanks; Dealer in Sand, Gravel and Cement

Actually, you saw him earlier as "Williams the Iceman" in my Dec 1, 2009 post.

Lemuel Benson WILLIAMS (1866-1935) was the son of Elias (1838-1920) and Ann Eliza (1842-1879) DUNCAN WILLIAMS and brother of my Great-Grandmother, Margaret Jeanette (Nettie) WILLIAMS KINNICK (1869-1936) (my maternal grandfather's mother). Lem, Nettie, and their sister, Josephine WILLIAMS were also seen in my Surname WILLIAMS post.

Lem married Clara Alberta HULL (1871-1971) on 27 Apr 1893 in Coon Rapids. They had three children live to adulthood. Leo (1894-1962, Frances (1905-1994), and Dwight (1911-1988). You saw their mother, Clara, along with Leo and Frances in 1955 in my WILLIAMS cousins photo at a family reunion. In the photo, Frances and Leo are on the right, their mother, Clara, is beside Frances in the front row. I took the photo. [Frances taught my mother to play the piano in her youth (around 1930); music was a major force in her life and she always credited Frances for her start!]

In the 75 Years Ago column in the 2-4-10 issue of the Coon Rapids Enterprise:

February 8, 1935

L.B. Williams, a resident of this community for nearly sixty years died at this home here Sunday after being in poor health for several months. He was 68 years of age. "Lem" Williams came to Coon Rapids about 1875 when the town consisted of only a few houses along the river and a store of two. Much of the country was prairie and unfenced. Mr. Williams took an active part in the life of the community, was one of its most substantial citizens, and always worked for the best interests of the community. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church here Wednesday afternoon, a church of which he was a faithful and working member during his life time. The services were in charge of Rev. R.J. Arms, assisted by Rev. W.F. Clayburg of Villisca, a former pastor of this church. A quartette composed of Fred Textor, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas and Mrs. Wellman Kretzinger with Mrs. Fred C. Textor at the piano furnished the music. Pall bearers were Clabe Yager, Wm. Hendricks, Areh Harvery,  Fred Smith, John Shirbroun and H.J. Day. Interment was in the Coon Rapids Cemetery.

His obituary follows: Lemuel B. Williams was born July 1, 1866 near Rock Island, Illinois, and passed from this life at this home in Coon Rapids February 3, 1935 at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 2 days. He came to Iowa when about eight years of age. He lived one year at Scranton and has been a resident since he was 9 years of age. He followed the trade of his father, that of a builder in brick and stone. The past few years he has been in the ice business. On April 25, 1893, he was united in marriage with Clara Hull. To this union were born seven children. Four of them died in childhood, three survive him. They are Leo, of Sac City; Mrs Roger Keck, of Montgomery; and Dwight of Coon Rapids. Mr. Williams was converted and joined the Wesleyan Methodist church but later changed his membership to the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been a member of the local Methodist Episcopal church since 1888 and has given of his service for its success. He was superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years. He was builder in more than brick and stone, he helped build a better community and the months of his last illness have proven that he had a sure place in the hearts of many friends. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife and the three children mentioned above, two sisters, Mrs. Netti Kinnick and Mrs. Josephine Brock of Bayard, and four grand-children. besides other relatives and many friends.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kinnick 1940 Census Substitute

Kinnick 1940 "Census Substitute" based on City Directories at Ancestry.com

When I entered "KINNICK" as the surname, there were 112 entries. The following list was created by only counting each entry once (where there were multiple city directory year entries). That got us down to 70. Further analysis is needed, but this is a good list to work with for my purposes. At the end of the list I'll make some notable observations for purposes of this "first pass!"

[Sorry, it is not in alpha order by given name!]
Blaine, Stamford, Conn (1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943)
Ralph, Bay Cities, CA (1936)
Lois E, Bay Cities, CA (1936)
Bertha Mrs, Palo Alto, CA (1936)
Geo, Palo Alto, CA (1936)
Geo, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1936-1937)
Belle Mrs, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1936-1937)
Geo (Belle), Fort Lauderdale, FL (1936-1937)
Rhetta B Miss, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1936-1937, 1942-1943)
Belle Mrs, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1936-1937)
Leo, Des Moines, IA (1936)
Paul D, Salt Lake City, UT (1936)
Pauline H, Salt Lake City, UT (1936)
Frances J, Tacoma, Wash (1936)
Arnold B, Modesto; Turlock, CA (1937,1939, 1940, 1941, 1942)
Melvin R, Modesto; Turlock, CA (1937)
L C Mrs, Duarte, CA (1937)
Leslie C, Monrovia, CA (1937, 1939)
Geo P, Monrovia, CA (1939)
Wm, Butte, Montana (1937, 1939)
John, Wallington, NJ (1937)
Steven, Wallington, NJ (1937)
Jos, Connellsville, PA (1937)
Mary, Connellsville, PA (1937)
Micl, Connellsville, PA (1937)
Frank J, Clarksburg, WVa (1937, 1939, 1940-1941, 1942, 1944)
Frances E, Clarksburg, WVa (1940-1941, 1942, 1944)
Guy, Clarksburg, WVa (1940-1941, 1942)
Mrs, Marysville;Yuba City, CA (1937)
Nile C, Iowa City, Iowa (1938)
Geo, Lewistown, Montana (1938-1939, 1941, 1944)
John, Lewistown, Montana (1938-1939, 1941, 1944)
Sol, Lewistown, Montana (1938-1939, 1941, 1944)
Wm, Lewistown, Montana (1941, 1944)
Leslie C, Lewistown, Montana (1941)
Betty, Missoula, Montana (1938)
John, Missoula, Montana (1938, 1940-1941, 1943)
Ralph R, Portland, Oregon (1938)
Geo H,  Pasadena, CA (1939, 1941) Bertha A
Geo H, Temple City, CA (1939) Bertha A
Helen L, Oklahoma City, OK (1939)
Wm, Connellsville, PA (1939)
John C, Centralia, Chehalis, WA (1939, 1941-1942) Gladys
E Bernard, Centaralia, Chehalis, WA (1941-1942) Hazel N
Ila, Des Moines, Iowa (1940)
Benj G, Omaha, NE (1940)
Nile C, Omaha, NE (1940)
Nile C jr, Omaha, NE (1940)
Cath T Mrs, Riverside, CA (1941, 1942, 1943, 1945)
P K, New London, Conn (1941-1942)
Peter L, New London, Conn (1945) Margaret; in USNavy
Ann, Helena, Montana (1941-1942)
Nicholas, Buffalo, NY (1941)
Wm, Dunbar, PA (1941)
Glenn, Bridgeport, Conn (1942-1943, 1944)
Dale D, Bridgeport, Conn (1942-1943)
Chas H, Indianapolis, IN (1942)
Wm W, Livingston, Montana (1943)
John P, Livingston, Montana (1943)
Mike, Livingston, Montana (1943)
W J, Livingston, Montana (1943)
Wm, Livingston, Montana (1943)
Edw, Livingston, Montana (1943)
Helen, Monrovia, CA (1944)
Hillis, Evansville, IN (1944)
Henry, Great Falls, Montana (1944)
Jas W, Bristol, VA (VA-TENN) (1944)
R Mack, Bristol, VA (VA-TENN) (1944)
C R, Nampa, Idaho (1945)
Jas W, Missoula, Montana (1945)

First pass notes:
1. The most famous KINNICK is Heisman Trophy Winner Nile C Kinnick, Jr., University of Iowa football great and U.S. Navy pilot who died in WWII. He is listed at his dorm residence in Iowa City in 1938. In 1940, he is listed with his father and brother at their home in Omaha, NE, prior to returning to Iowa City for law school.

2. For me, it was neat to see my uncle, Leo (my mother's older brother), listed in school in Des Moines, in 1936 [this is the year my mother graduated from high school]. Leo was at Commercial College to become a banker, which he did.

3. Mom and Leo's first cousin, Ila [I knew her as "Ila Jean"] is listed in Des Moines, as a maid. I think she was at beautician school, as well.

4. I do recognize many of the names, especially those in Montana, Florida and California as persons in my database, identified from 1930 and earlier census data. It will be fun to work through the further identification process.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Surnames Saturday - DUNCAN

On previous Saturdays, we have reported all of the known ancestor lineage surnames through  the great-grandparent surnames (see earlier Saturday Surname posts in the left column, scroll down - back into 2009).

From the "round of sixteen" - great-great grandparents (scroll down a bit...) - we have already reported six of the eight male surnames, two are unknown (from Denmark). Five of the eight on the female lines are known: ROLEN, BUTLER, CARLE, SIMMONS, and DUNCAN; these will be reported next.

Today, we finish the great-grandparents and will look briefly at DUNCAN.

Ann Eliza DUNCAN (1842-1879) married Elias WILLIAMS (1838-1920) on 20 Apr 1862 in Mercer Co, Illinois. They had 3 children who lived to adulthood. When the youngest of these, Josephine, was 3 years old, they moved to Iowa in 1875... first to Scranton, then to Coon Rapids shortly thereafter, where they lived the rest of their lives.

Ann was the daughter of Braxton DUNCAN (1798-1859) and  Araminta KIRK (1813-1855). Braxton was the son of Charles DUNCAN (1761-1838), a Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia (1777-1780).

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Follow Friday - 5 Feb 2010

Thanks for stopping by this week. Comments welcomed.

POST:
"Blogging as Conversation" at geneabloggers.com is an excellent discussion of why we blog. I do my best to follow the recommendations. I hope you do as well.


BLOG:

Even if this is redundant, I am going to recommend the entire GeneaBlogger blog and related blogs of Thomas MacEntee based at http://www.geneabloggers.com/

For me, it is HOME BASE for genealogy bloggers. I have his RSS feed on my iGoogle page as my genealogy starting point each day of the week. There are always three new posts, each day, to direct my thinking and planning. I go a lot of other places as well, of course, but this is where I start, and where I come back to, every day. Check it out. Become familiar with it. I think you will agree with me.


INTERNET RESOURCE:

Today I am going to recommend that you look at the 1940 Census Substitute and 1950 Census Substitute at Ancestry.com. They are made up of City Directories, so they are do not include our many, many rural ancestors. However, as a research reference source, they are very nice. I am just beginning to make use of them, but I recommend you consider them.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Oldest photo

Following is a digital image of a copy of the oldest photo I have - the best estimate I can make is that is was taken in the Spring of 1844, shortly before some of her children (her son, Walter and his family, at least) moved from Belmont Co, Ohio, to Bureau Co, Illinois. It is believed that she died later in 1844, although we are still seeking confirmation documentation.



This is  Mary (ISAACS?) KINNICK, my 4th great-grandmother. Those of you who recall the KINNICK migration story will recall that we always discuss the migration from Maryland after the Revolutionary war as "John and Ann and their family moved to North Carolina and John and Mary and their family moved to Ohio." this is the Mary of John and Mary! [line is John and Mary, son Walter, son Walter Watson, son Alonzo, son Paul was my maternal grandfather]



Mary's husband John was the son of William KINNICK, Sergeant Major in the 6th Regiment of the Maryland Line in the Revolutionary War.

I want to thank members of the family of her granddaughter, Catherine KINNICK FLETCHER, for preserving this photo down through the years, and making a copy available to me.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Schwyhart cabin

The James M. Schwyhart family in front of their cabin on the White River, Stone County, Missouri, about 1900.



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - William E Smith

This marker is for my paternal grandfather, for whom I was named, William Emanuel Smith (1869-1939). He died four months after I was born, and he was the age I am right now, four months ago. This is at the Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Iowa.

William was the first son of Michael SMITH (1829-1902) with his second wife, Margaret Nellie (Maggie) SODERSTROM (1846-1901).



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Hometown on Monday -Week 5 - 1929 business list

Merchants, Tradesmen and Merchants Financial Condition for Carroll County, Iowa; information obtained from the March 1929, R. G. Dun Mercantile Agency Reference Book, for Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa

Armour & Co - Pkrs (Br of Chicago, Illinois)
Bell & Stormy - Gar
Berkelew Mrs Cora - Milly
Boehler Albert O - Cement, Tile, &c
Boehler George F - Rest
Bower & Bower - D G & Shoes
Bowman & Bowman - Meat
Bryan Joseph T - Var
Cadden & Bell - Autos & Gar
Caswell Carl F - Paint, Wallpaper & Mfr Wallppr Trimmer
Clark Earl - Used Autos, &c
Coder C. E. - Furn & Und
Collin & Perlin - G S
Coon Rapids Hardware Co (not inc) Hware & Radios
Coon Rapids Oil Co (not inc) - W & R
Esdohr & Esdohr - Rest
Frohlich Edward C - Groc
Garst Store, The (Trade name) - D G. Clo. &c.
Gibson C. B. - Jwlry
Grettenberg Wm - Grain, Coal, Feed & Implts
Groteluschen Louis - Impts (Br of Audubon)
Henry Samuel D. - Prtr & Publ
Johnson J. Lewis - Clo, Mens Furng, &c
Johnston Motor Co  (not inc) - Gar
Jones Fulton C - Harn, Hware, Autos &  Implts
Keister Lumber Co (not inc) - none
Kral J. J. - Shoe Rep
Kupka W. J. - Plbr
Leach J. W. - Gro (Br of Guthrie Center)
McGowan P. H. - Billds
Miller E. W. & Son - Grain & Coal
Muller W. J. - Harn & Feed
Patterson John P. - Photo
Phillips  Bertha (Mrs James) - Bak
Rafferty O. E. - Billds
Royer Drub Co - none
Scott Otis C. - Bsmith
Textor Bros - Gro & Meat
Titus Ellis A. - Shoe Rep
Tucker James E. - Jwlr
Wallace Henry - Bsmith
Whitnell Verne - Hware & Plbr
Whitten Clifton H - Drugs, &c

Family is Forever!  ;-)