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Transcription: Tombstone of Zotique Cloutier, Rosa Kingsberry, Raymonde Cloutier, Rene Cloutier, Ronald Cloutier, Rollande Labelle

Transcription: Tombstone of Zotique Cloutier, Rosa Kingsberry, Raymonde Cloutier, Rene Cloutier, Ronald Cloutier, Rollande Labelle

Transcription of the family tombstone of Zotique Cloutier, Rosa Kingsberry, Raymonde Cloutier, Rene Cloutier, Ronald Cloutier, and Rollande Labelle.

 

Cloutier Family Tombstone
Cloutier Family Tombstone

 

CLOUTIER

1891     Zotique Cloutier     1972

epoux de

1902     Rosa Kingsberry     1994

1932     Raymonde Cloutier

1944     Rene Cloutier     1994

1938     Ronald Cloutier

epoux de

1941     Rollande Labelle

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Transcription: Obituary for Camille Vachon

Transcription: Obituary for Camille Vachon

The following is a transcription of the French text of an obituary for Camille Vachon.

Camille Vachon
Camille Vachon

VACHON, Camille

À l’Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, le  20 juin 1990, à l’âge de 83 ans et 10 mois, est décédé monsieur Camille Vachon, époux de dame Marie-Anna Boily. Il démeurait à Sts-Anges. La famille recevre les condoléances à la salle municipale, 317, des Érables à Sts-Anges, vendredi de 13h 30 à 16h 30 et de 19h à 22h, samedi de 13h à 14h 45. Le service religieux sera célébre le samedi 23 juin, à 15h, en l’église de Sts-Anges et de là au cimetiére paroissial, sous la direction de la Maison.

Armand Plante Inc.
875, Ste-Thérèse
St-Joseph

Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, ses enfants, gendres et belles-filles: Marie-Laure (Melvine Gagné), Laurent (Annette Drouin), Magella (Marie-Claire Drouin), Reina, Gemma (Laurent Lallamme), Guimond (Françoise Turmel), Thérèse (Adrien Lacroix), Pierrette (Denis Lagrange), ses vingt-deux petits-enfants, ses sept arriéres-petits-enfants; son frère et demi-soeurs: Valère, Germaine (Adélard Tardif), Eva, Iréne (Hermel Doyon), Agathe, Fernand (Jeannine Crenier), Rita (Antonio Labrie), Carmella (Freddy Jolicoeur), Imelda, ses neveus, niéces, cousins, cousines et de nombreus ami(e)s. Pour renseignements, 1-397-6948.

 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION (via Google Translate)

At the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, on 20 June 1990 at the age of 83 years and 10 months, Camille Mr. Vachon died, husband of Marie-Anna Boily. He remained in Sts-Anges. Family condolences will be received at the Municipal Hall , 317 Maples Sts-Anges, Friday from 13h 30 to 16h 30 and 19h to 22h Saturday from 13h to 14h 45. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 23 at 15h, in the church of Sts-Anges and then to the parish cemetery under the direction of the house.

Armand Plante Inc.
875 , Ste- Thérèse
St. Joseph

He is survived by, in addition to his wife, children, sons and daughters, Marie-Laure (Melvin Won), Lawrence (Annette Drouin), Majella (Drouin Marie- Claire), Reina, Gemma (Laurent Lallamme), Guimond (Françoise Turmel), Therese (Adrien Lacroix), Pierrette (Denis Lagrange), twenty- two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, his brother and half-sisters: Valere, Germaine (Adelard Tardif), Eva, Iréne (Hermel Doyon), Agathe, Fernand (Jeannine Crenier), Rita (Antonio Labrie), Carmella (Freddy Jolicoeur), Imelda, his nephews, nieces, cousins ​​and numerous friends. For more information, 1-397-6948.

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Transcription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

Transcription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

Transcription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

 

Capt. George MEEK, Mark’s 6th great grandfather, was born in 1741 in Maryland to Robert and Elizabeth (Alexander) MEEK. He married Rachel HERRON (b. 1749; d. after 1810) daughter of David and Elizabeth HERRON, in 1770.

Marriage Record of George and Rachel Meek
Record of the marriage of Rachel Herron to George Meek in the Herron family genealogy recorded in the book “Notes and Queries Historical and Genealogical”; Vol. XVII; page 95.

George spent his formative years in Maryland. It is likely he moved to Centre County, Pennsylvania upon his marriage to Rachel.

George served with the 5th Pennsylvania Battalion under Capt. Thomas Alexander in the Revolutionary War between 1778 and 1781.

In an earlier article, I posted the full transcription of a Watchman Article of May 1, 1931 about George MEEK.

It is recorded that George took up a 1,000 acre tract of land on January 21, 1790, some of which remained with his family for generations. It is reported that the first surveys in Ferguson Township were made in 1766-1767, including tracts west of Pine Grove Mills and extending west to the Ross Farm, as well as tracts formerly belonging to General Patton. Another surveying party in 1784 camped at Stewart’s in Warrior’s Mark area on their way to Moshannon and Clearfield. On that trip, “George MEEK killed one large buck, pretty fat, not unwelcome news to the company.” In 1790, the George MEEK who killed the deer previously purchased a tract of land in Ferguson Township, Centre County.

Capt. George Meek died January 10,1802 and was buried after January 10, 1801 in the mountain gap west of Pine Grove Mills. At the time, this tract of land was used for lumbering. It is unknown whether his wife Rachel was also buried there. All trace of the grave has disappeared over the intervening years.

Meek, George - Revolutionary War Plaque
Meek, George – Revolutionary War Plaque
Meek, George - Revolutionary War Plaque
Meek, George – Revolutionary War Plaque

George Meek’s will written and dated November 3, 1801 in Ferguson Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, was probated January 19, 1802, also in Ferguson Township.

Will Abstract of George Meek
Abstract of the Will of George Meek.

Transcription of the Abstract of George’s Will

Page 12, GEORGE MEEK, Ferguson Twp., 11/3/1801-1/19/1802, wife Rachel, friend Jonathan Wales, eldest son Robert, son William, David, John. Youngest Dr. Sarah not 21, Dtr. Mary Steelly, Dtr. Isabella, Dtr. Jean. Ex: Wife, & Thomas Ferguson. Witness: Thomas Ferguson, Joseph Diven, John Barron.

[Wills  of Centre County, Pennsylvania, by Ira F. Fravel, Col. U.S. Army, published 1/19/1939, re-copied December, 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz.]

The marriage of Capt. George MEEK and Rachel HERRON produced eight children and they were:

  1. Robert MEEK was born about 1765 and married sometime prior to 1801. His spouse is unknown.
  2. Mary MEEK (Mark’s 5th great grandmother) was born January 28, 1767, died January 25, 1850 in Fountain County, Indiana and was buried at Bend Cemetery, Fountain County. Sometime prior to 1830, she married Gabriel Stehle, son of Ulrich and Anna Stehle. Although George Meek’s will definitely records her as having been this Mary Meek, there was some debate that her last name was Stuart, perhaps resulting from a previous marriage, if indeed it is true.
  3. William Jerome MEEK was born in 1773 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and died in 1806 in Huntingdon County. He was married prior to 1800 near McConnellstown, Huntingdon County to Elizabeth Breckenridge.
  4. David MEEK, born about 1774, married Polly Bailey. (Davie moved with his brother John to Clarion County, Pennsylvania, where their father owned some land.)
  5. John MEEK ; born 1775. John later moved to Clarion County, Pennsylvania with his brother David, and later moved down the Ohio River, settling somewhere in Ohio.
  6. Isabella MEEK was born in about 1779 and married Abel Benton.
  7. Jean MEEK’s birth place is unknown, but she did die in 1859.
  8. Sarah MEEK, born in about 1783, later married Capt. Thomas Holt.

Sources:

  1. Some Early Families of Centre County, Pennsylvania (Mainly from Half Moon, Patton, Ferguson and College Townships); Glenn (1988); Richard C. Glenn; 916-428-7238, Sacramento, CA 95823-7736, East Parkway; Assembled 1980-1988.
  2. There’s Power in the Blood: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Gray’s United Methodist Church, State College District, Nov 12, 1989; Gray’s United Methodist Church, Rte 550 S of Rte 322, R.D. Port Matilda, PA 16870.
  3. Linn’s History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; Linn, John Blair; 1883..
  4. Columbia County Pennsylvania Will Book C, database, Rootsweb (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brookefamily/herronjamessr.htm: accessed).
  5. Newtownship, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, PA Will Book C pages 83 & 84 Will of David Herron of Newtownship Made 17 February 1778, ; Ancestry.com , http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14022930/person/1179236744/media/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid|pgNum.
  6. Meek, George – Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania: ; Ancestry.com , http://ancestry.com.
  7. Meek George and Herron, Rachel and Marriage Record, “Notes and Queries Historical and Genealogical,” database.
  8. Notes and Queries – XVII; page 95, Ancestry.com (: Internet 14 November 2013), .
  9. Ancestry.com , U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications,1889-1970 (Name: Name:
  10. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2011, Database online.
  11. Columbia County Pennsylvania Will Book C, database, Rootsweb a messr.htm: accessed ).
  12. Meek, Rachel;1810 US Census; Ferguson, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: 46; Page: 76; Image: 0193672; Family History Library Film: 00256, 00256; Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com)
  13. “Find A Grave Index,” database, Find A Grave, Find A Grave : Internet 4 September 2013), .
  14. “US, Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880, “database, Ancestry.ca.
  15. Bend Cemetery, Covington, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Transcription: Probate record of Henry Jaques.

Transcription: Probate record of Henry Jaques.

The following is my full transcription of a scan of the original probate record for Henry Jaques.

 

Henry Jaques

Probate record of Henry Jaques.
Probate record of Henry Jaques.

Deceased

At a term of the Court of Common pleas, within and for the County of Geauga, in the state of Ohio begun and held at the Court house in Chardon, on the first day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine before the Honourable George Tod, president, and Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr, associates, Judges holding said Court, & sitting as a Court of probate on motion the Court appointed Betsey Jaques administratrix on the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county, deceased, and accept Aaron Stobbins and Chauncey Porter as her sureties in the sum of five hundred dollars. The Court, also appointed Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner appraisers, to appraise the personal property belonging to said estate. The said Between Jaques, having given the bonds required by the order of the Court, Letters of administration was issued, in the words and figures following, to wit,

The State of Ohio
Geauga County

George Tod, president of the third circuit of the Court of common Pleas, & Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr his associate judges of the same court, within and for the county Geauga aforesaid, in the name and by the authority of the state of Ohio, To all, to whom these presents shall come, Be it known, That administration of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of Henry Jaques, late of the township of Munson in the county aforesaid, at the time of his death, is herebby committed unto Betsey Jaques, whose duty it shall be (under oath) to know all and singular the said goods and chattels inventoried and appraised by Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner, house holders of the county aforesaid, (after deducting for the widow, her wearing apparel, one bed and bedding, and all the wearing apparel of her deceased husband, together with such articles of property as are, or may be, by law, exempt from execution, and such other provisions as the appraisers aforesaid, shall consider reasonable for the support of herself and children, one year from the time of the death of the deceased, and make a return thereof, signed by the said appraisers, with a bill of the sale of the goods and chattels of the said deceased, together with a true and accurate statement of the debts due and owing to the estate of the said Henry Jaques deceased, to the office of the Clerk of the Court of common pleas, for the county aforesaid, within three months from the date hereof, and moreover to adjust and settle up the account of her administration, within eighteen months from the date hereof, as the law directs. And we do by these presents appoint the said Betsey Jaques, administratirix of all singular, the goods, chattels, rights and credits which were of the said Henry Jaques deceased.

In Testimony of which, we have caused the seal of our said Court to be hereunto affixed.

“SEAL”

Witness the Honourable George Tod, president thereof, at Domini, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.
D.D. Aiken, Clerk.

Afterwards, on the twenty-third day of November, in the year aforesaid, the said administratrix deposited in this office, an inventory of the goods and chattels belonging to said estate, in the words and figures following, to wit.
A true and accurate Inventory of the goods and chattels of the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county deceased, presented to us, the undersigned appraisers of said estate, by Betsey Jaques the administratrix thereof, this day of AD 1829.

one hundred weight of pork with [???????]          $9.00
2 Red Stays         $28.00
1 Yoke & Irons         $1.00
2 Red Bulls         $20.00
1 Brown Lineback Cow         $9.00
2 two yr. old heifers         $14.00
2 Cows         $18.00
9 Sheep         $11.25
7 Harrow teeth         $3.25
1 Sett Log chains         $4.25
1 Grind Stone         $1.25
1 Iron Wedge         $.75
2 Axes         $2.00
1 Sickle         $.25
1 Gun         $.75
1 Whiffletree & chains         $.75
4 Weavers Reeds         $4.00
1 Sett silver Tea Spoons         $2.00
1 [????] & Warping Bars         $6.00
1 Cl???s & pin         $.50
1 Plough Share         $1.00
1 Inch auger         $.75
1 Drawing Knife         $.25
1 Hammer         $.25
2 Kettles         $4.00
3 Barrels         $1.00
Amount         $143.50

Munson Sept 30th 1829
David Tanner
Luther Thwing
} Appraisers.

Also accompanying the said Inventory is the schedule of property set off to the widow for her support, in the words and figures following, to wit:

A Schedule of property set off by us, the appraisers, as aforesaid, for the support of the widow and children, one year from the death of the intestate, estimated at thirty-two dollars, from the date of this appraisal to the expiration of the year.

The provisions on hand, at the time of the decease, & articles used for the support of the family till the present time.

For the remainder of the year, articles of property [????aced] in the foregoing schedule, amounting to thirty two dollars, and such as she may select.         $32.00
Appraised & set off by us this 30th day of Sept. 1829 –
Luther Thwing
David Tanner
} Appraisers
Accompanying the said returns is the certificate of [?????] Canfield, Esquire, a Justice of the peace, in the words and figures foillowing, to wit

The State of Ohio
Geauga County
[????????] [?????] Canfield

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Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

 

I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception.

 

Story of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.
Fitchburg Daily Sentinal article of November 21, 1907 – deaths by gas poisoning. Story of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden from others, is completely disabling to me and for the most part is attributable to dealing with highly stressful work, home, family and personal circumstances.

I’ve always thought of earlier times before the onset of modern technology as being quieter and more peaceful.

Then I read a story like the one I’m about to tell you and realize there are definitely some advantages to living in our own time. No wonder we live such long lives compared to theirs.

Then I think about the risks of the industry, technology and society of our day and realize that we live with risks as well, just not the same ones.

This story is about the family of a 19 year old girl, Sara Agnes (Agnes) McDougall, who was living at an inn / boarding house in the Boston area in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her parents, Daniel Martin (b. 18 Aug 1862 in PEI, Canada) and Elizabeth “Isabella” (Hume) McDougall (b. about 1869, also in PEI, Canada), while working in the area.

Daniel had been a schoolteacher and had lived in Morrell, PEI, teaching at the Church Street School until 1906.

On the fateful night of November 20, 1907, the coin operated gas lights had burned out and Daniel and Isabella McDougall retired to sleep, leaving the gas switch in the ‘on’ position. With these lights, once the gas ran out, it was necessary to insert another quarter to restore the flow of gas to the light.

Agnes returned home from a party and promptly inserted a quarter to light the room as she prepared to retire for the night. Once finished, she turned off the light, but still having time left on the meter, the gas continued to flow into her parents’ room as they slept. Daniel and Isabella died of gas poisoning.

The November 21, 1907 edition of the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel of Fitchburg, Massachusetts printed an account of the deaths as follows:

COUPLE KILLED BY GAS

Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 21 — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McDougall of 25 Market Street are dead, and their three children left orphans, as a result of the careless use of a quarter-in-the-slot gas machine at their home. Their daughter, Agnes McDougall, the unfortunate cause of the accident, has been almost prostrated since it occurred.

The bodies of Daniel and Isabella McDougall were returned to PEI by train from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

As recounted by family, Duncan MacDougall, Daniel’s brother, brought them home for burial in the Church of Scotland cemetary in Bangor, PEI. Duncan’s daughter, Violet, stated that the wake was held in Cambridge. Their daughter, Agnes was completely distraught, “wringing her hands and saying over and over, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve murdered my parents.'”

Family members never knew Agnes had caused the tragedy until a newspaper article was found in 1996.

Sources:

  1. “Couple Killed By Gas”; Fitchburg Daily Sentinel; Fitchburg, Cambridge, Massachusetts; November 21, 1907. (See above.)
  2. “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” database, Ancestry.com ” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Ancestry.com . (See below.)
  3. 1881 Census, Kings, Prince Edward Island, district Lot 61, Kings, Prince Edward Island; Roll: C_13164; Page: 55; Family No: 222, Page: 55, House 216; Family 222, Hume ; digital, Ancestry.com . (See below.)
  4. 1891 Canadian Census, Lot 40, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Roll: T-6382; Family No: 2, district 133, Page: 1, Household: 2, McDougall ; digital image, Ancestry.com ” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Ancestry.com . (See below.)
McDougall, Isabella (Hume); Massachusetts Death Records, deaths by gas poisoning.
Massachusetts Death Records, deaths by gas poisoning.

 

1881 Canadian Census showing Isabella Hume.
1881 Canadian Census showing Isabella Hume.

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law now holds one of the transcribed sets of letters.

 

David Coon and Mary Ann Adams
David and Mary Ann (Adams) Coon

David Coon, born February 10, 1824 in Beekmantown, Clinton County, New York, was the son of William B. Coon and Clarissa Haskel Williams. David Coon was the 4th great grandfather of my children on their father’s side by adoption.

My husband’s father-in-law, Marshall Matthews Blythe was the son of Louise Matthews, who was adopted by Dennis William Matthews, son of Elam Dennis Matthews and grandson of David Coon.

On June 15, 1843, David married his first wife, Mary Ann Adams, daughter of Alanson Adams and Submit Hall, in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. In subsequent years, they had seven children: Alonzo Beckwith Coon, Edgar Coon, Herbert William Coon, Emma E. Coon, Hiram Southwick Coon, Elam Dennis Coon and Orilla (Mary) Coon. Mary Ann died June 3, 1859.

Between 1843 and June of 1844, he was living in Licking County, Ohio and in 1844, started a wagon making business with his brother-in-law Elam Dennis Adams. He is shown in records of November 27, 1854 in Waushara County, Wisconsin, living on 40 acres of military bounty land at the SE Quarter of NW Quarter of Section 12, Township 19. He is recorded in the 1860 census for Bloomfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin, farming his land.

David married his second wife, Isabel Ann Hall, daughter of Benjamin Hall and Eliza McReynolds on November 24, 1859 in Leon, Waushara County, Wisconsin. They added to the family with three more children: John Williams Coon, Matthew Edgar Coon and Jedidah Wood Coon. Isabel Ann was the cousin of David’s first wife Mary Ann as Benjamin and Submit were brother and sister, both children of John Hall and his wife Submit.

John Williams Coon, MD
John Williams Coon, MD

Assuming that the responsibilities of caring for such a large family as a widower were too much for David after the death of Mary Ann, the younger children went to other families. Elam Dennis went to the Matthew’s family, who later adopted him. He took the last name Matthews. Orilla went to live with a family named Ellis, who later adopted her, and Hiram lived with a different Matthews family (although related to the family who took Elam) but later returned to live with his father and his father’s new wife, Isabel.

Leaving his farm close to Bloomingfield in Waushara County and proceeding to Berlin to enlist in the army, he was told he had to leave right away to proceed to Madison. His departure for camp Randall was so quick, he did not have time to go back and tell his family he was leaving. They only found out in a letter dated February 28, 1864 that he “…enlisted in the 36th Regiment.” David enlisted in the Union army from Green Lake County on February 26, 1864 and served as a Private in Co. A, 36th Wisconsin Infantry, and is recorded on his military documents dated August 15, 1861 as being 5 feet, 8 3/8 inches in height with blue eyes and sandy hair. The following is an excerpt from the foreward of the original typed transcription of David Coon Letters, prepared in 1913 in Wales, Wisconsin by his son, John W. Coon, MD.

“David Coon was a great man, a kind husband and father, a true soldier of the American type, not only a patriot but a philosopher.” During his service in the Civil War, David wrote frequently and consistently, approximately one letter per week, to his wife and children, his devotion to all being very evident. Even if he did not have any stationary to write on he made sure they knew he was okay. He once wrote a letter on the label of a condensed milk can. As described by his son John W. Coon, MD in the typed transcription he prepared of his father’s letter home, “Many of the letters were written on such scraps of paper as were available, the ink being often very poor — in one instance at least, made from the juice of pokeberries gathered on the battlefield.”

Forest Cemetery, Stephens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin
Forest Cemetery, Stephens Point, Portage County, WisconsinSources

David was stationed with his regiment at Camp Randall until May 10, 1864, where he nursed the sick at the hospital before being sent to battle. He was then ordered to join Hancock’s Corps in Virginia where he participated in many of the noted great battles of that campaign.On May 8, 1864, he sent a letter to his family telling them that he was to be sent away to Washington to join General Grant’s Army.The regiment moved from battle to battle. They hardly ever had time to rest. During a battle, Coon was captured by a Confederate officer and was handcuffed for two hours. The officer let him go with a note of warning. Coon wrote to his family, “He offered to let me go back to the regiment but wanted me to promise to be a better boy.”Not until August did the regiment start to travel again. They went to Richmond where they fought against the rebels. When they finished they returned to their camp near Petersburg. On August 25, 1864, he, along with 11 officers and 175 other men from the regiment, posted themselves at Reams Station on the Weldon Railroad. Before long, he, along with 133 other men from his regiment were reported missing. On August 27, Coon wrote a letter to his family telling them that he and 127 other men had been captured and taken prisoner. He talked about how the officers and guards had treated them fairly until then and he wrote that he was expecting to be sent to Libby Prison in Richmond and for his family to keep up courage. That was his last letter. He was first held in Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, then at Belle Isle, later being transferred again to Salisbury Prison in North Carolina.

Salisbury Prison was one of the best Confederate prisons. However, soon after David and the other men arrived, the conditions grew worse. The prison became over crowded with 10,000 people in a space that had reached capacity one year before Coon arrived. Living in these terribly overcrowded conditions, one third of the prisoners, or 35,000 men, died. David Coon was one of these. The diary of James Canon, a Sergeant in the same company, states in a simple entry dated November 2, 1864, “David Coon died today.” He was buried the same day in Forest Cemetery at Stephens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin.

Souces:

  1. Matthews, Dennis, 1910 US Census, Louisa County, Iowa.
  2. Coon, David, 1860 US Census, Bloomfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin; Ancestry.com .
  3. David Coon and Family tombstone, Stevens Point Cemetery, Wisconsin.
  4. Emily Bailey, “David Coon and Family Background,” e-mail message from < EnBBailey@aol.com> to Christine Blythe, 19 Nov 2006.
  5. Emily Bailey, “William B. Coon Family,” e-mail message from <EnBBailey@ aol.com> to Christine Blythe, 20 Nov 2006.
  6. Military Bounty Land Warrant – David Coon – 27 Nov 1854.
  7. Act of Sept. 28 1850 Land Warrant Card – Coon, W.B. and Coon, David.
  8. Military Bounty Land Location Record.
  9. Military Bounty Land Warrant Certificate – Coon, William B.
  10. David Coon, “Hiram Coon Biographical Information,” e-mail message from < noxqcez@comcast.net> to Christine Blythe, 21 Nov 2006.
  11. Widow’s Declaration of Pension – Isabel Ann Coon (5 M ar 1865).
  12. Statement of Pension Claim of Nathan H. Matthews (16 Mar 1870).
  13. Coon, David, death certificate no. Widow’s Claim to Pension – Emma and Hiram Coon (1864).
  14. Sworn Statement re Matthew Coon’s Birth, compiler, (27 Feb 1867).
  15. Statement re David Coon’s Children.
  16. Claim for Increase of Widow’s Pension – Coon, Isabel – 22 Aug 1865 (22 Aug 1865).
  17. Widow’s Pension Statement – Isabel A. Coon (15 Se p 1893).
  18. Notice of Death of Isabel Coon to Pension Agent.
  19. Wisconsin Civil War Volunteers Roster – C (Coon), Wisconsin Historical Museum online
  20. Claim for Widow’s Pension – Isabel A. Coon (1865).
  21. Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams (31 Mar 1869 ).
  22. Statement of Isabel Coon re Custody of Children (4 M ay 1870).
  23. Sworn Statement of Isabel A. Coon re Orilla Coon (2 8 Jun 1869).
  24. Statement of Minister re Marriage of David and Isabel Coon (24 Mar 1875).
  25. Statement of Clerk re Missing Marriage Record of David Coon (8 Apr).
  26. 1850 OH, Licking, Alexandria, M432_702, Page 170 Dwelling 66, Family 68
  27. http://web.archive.org/web/20000601082635/http://madison.k12.wi.u s/wright/civilwar/36regmet.
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Transcription: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Transcription: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer

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obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer.
Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer.

SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY.

Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days.

While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when he had a severe attack of la grippe, that it was felt there was any cause for worry. He did not seem to recover from the effects of this attack, and about ten days prior to his death he took a serious turn for the worse, and continued in a critical condition until death occurred Saturday morning from heart failure.

Mr. Keefer had been a resident of Dell Rapids for nearly thirty years, having been a grain buyer until he retired a few years ago. He was born in Paynesville, Ohio, December 6th, 1812. When he was eight years old he moved with his parents to Wisconsin, where he resided until about 33 years ago, when he came to Egan, Dakota, to take charge of a grain elevator. While a resident of Egan he was a member of the Masonic fraternity and also an active member of the Methodist church, of which he was treasurer and a leader.

After leaving Egan he was located at Flandreau for a time and then came to Dell Rapids, where he has since resided.

He was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted as a member of Co. H. First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, at St. Paul, February 8th, 1865, and served in Tennessee until the close of the war, being discharged Sept. 27, 1865. He was an active member of the G.A.R.

He had been married twice, the last time to Miss Anna Qualseth, in 1892, who with four sons and one daughter survive him. There are also a son and a daughter of his first marriage, W. S. Keefer, of Rozellville, Wis., and Mrs. Cora Gaske, of Beaver Dam, Wis., both of whom, and the latter accompanied by her husband, are here to attend the funeral.

The children here are Leonard, Harry, Dewey, Annie May and Geddy.

Mr. Keefer was widely known and was universally esteemed for his kindly ways and disposition, his public spirit and good citizenship.

The funeral was held Wednesday, at the home at 1:30, and at the M. E. church at 2 o’clock, Rev Black conducting the service, which was largely attended.

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We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death of our dear husband and father; for the beautiful floral offerings and to the old soldiers and choir and to Rb. Black, of the Methodist church, for his words of cheer and comfort.

Mrs. L. F. Keefer and Children.

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Genealogy Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Kni – Kno.

Genealogy Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Kni – Kno.

 

Following is my transcription of “New England Marriages Prior to 1700″ for surnames starting with ‘K’ from Knight to Knowles, and all varied surnames of spouses.

 

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NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700

 

Knight - U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700

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KNIGHT, Joseph (1673-) & Martha (GIBSON) LILLEY, w Reuben; 4 Apr 1699; Woburn
KNIGHT, Lawrence (-1728) & Elizabeth INGERSOLL, m/2 John BATTEN 1729; 2 Nov 1696; Salem
KNIGHT, Macklin?/Mautlyn?/Matting? & Dorothy _?_; b 1643; Boston
KNIGHT, Michael & Mary BULLARD; 20 Oct 1657; Woburn
KNIGHT, Nathan & Mary [WESTBROOK]; b Mar 1693/4; Portsmouth/Scarboro
KNIGHT, Philip (-1668) & Margery __?__, ?m/2 Thomas BATEMAN, m/3 Nathaniel BALL 1670/1; b 1647; Charlestown/Topsfield
KNIGHT, Philip & Margaret [WILKINS]; b 1669; Topsfield
KNITE, Philip (1669-1696) & Rebecca [TOWNE] (1668-); b 20 Aug 1693; Topsfield
KNIGHT, Richard (1602-1683) & Agnes [COFFLEY?] (-1679); b 1632; Newbury
KNIGHT, Richard & 1/wf __?_; Hampton, NH
KNIGHT, Richard & Dinah ? ; b 15 May 1642; Boston Y
KNIGHT, Richard (-1680) & 2/wf? [Sarah ROGERS] (-1685+); b 16 Jan 1648(9?), b 1647?, 1648+/- Newport, RI
KNIGHT, Richard & Joanna __?__ (not Ann CROMWELL, w Thomas, m/3 John JOYLIFFE/JOLIFFE, see Robert KNIGHT); b 1652?; Boston
KNIGHT, Richard & Julian __?__; b 1664; Boston
KNIGHT, Richard & Hannah (TOWNSEND) HULL [ALLEN], w Thomas, w Hope, m/4 Richard WAY 1687; b 1680; Boston/Dover, NH?
KNIGHT, Richard & Remember GRAFFTON/GRAFTON; 10 Apr 1685; Marblehead/Boston
KNIGHT, Richard & Sarah [KEMBALL] (-1727, New London); b 1689; Charlestown
KNIGHT, Richard & __?__; b 1690; RI
KNIGHT, Richard (1666-) & Elizabeth [JAQUES] (1669-); b 1697; Newbury
KNIGHT, Robert (1585, 1590-1676) (ae 86 in 1671?) & _?__; b 1631, ca 1620?; York, ME
KNIGHT, Robert (ae 51 in 1666) & 1/wf b 1640; Boston/Salem/Marblehead/Manchester
KNIGHT, Robert (-1655) & 2/wf Ann CROMWELL, w Thomas, m/3 John JOYLIFFE 1656/7; b 1652; Boston
KNIGHT, Robert (1667—1739+) & 1/wf Abigail WILLSON/WILSON; 3 Feb 1686; Ipswich/Manchester
KNIGHT, Roger (1596-1673) & [Anne] __?__; b 1636, b 13 Jul 1633; ?Portsrnouth, NH
KNIGHT, Samuel (1649-) & Amy [CARLE]; ca 1670, bef 27 Jul 1676; Kittery, ME
KNIGHT, Samuel (-by 1715) & Sarah ( __?__ ) HOW, w Abraham; 16 Oct 1685; Roxbury
KNIGHT, Samuel (1675-1721) & Rachel CHASE, m/2 S. MUNKLEY; 19 Jul 1700; Tisbury/Charlestown/Sudbury
KNIGHT, Walter & Elizabeth __?__ (-1634?); b 1610?
KNIGHT, Walter (1587-) & ?2/wf [?Ruth GRAY]; b I642, b 1620?, 1635?; Salem
KNIGHT, William (-1655/6) & 1/wf [?Emma POTTER]; b 1638, b 1635?; Salem/Lynn
KNIGHT, William (-1655/6) & 2/wf Elizabeth (?LEE) BALLARD/BULLARD], W William, m/3 Allen BREAD; aft 1639; Salem
KNIGHT, _ ?__ & Sarah __?__ (1665-1727): New London
KNIGHT, __?__ & Sarah __?__; Boston
KNIGHT, Walter & __?__; b 1651; Braveboat Harbor
KNOTT, Andrew & Susanna __?__; b 1689; Boston
KNOTT, George (-1648) & Martha ? _ (-1673/4); b 1630?, b 1634; Sandwich
KNOTT, Richard (-1684) & Hannah (DEVEREUX) [GREENFIELD], w Peter, m/ 3 Joseph SOUTH by 1689; ca 1674?, aft 1672, ca 1672; Marblehead
KNOWER/KNOWES, George (1617, 1697?-1675) & Elizabeth __? _; b 1650; Charlestown
KNOWER, Jonathan & Sarah [WINSLOW]; b 1685, b 1680; Malden/Charlestown
KNOWLES, Alexander (-1663) & __?__; b 1634?; Fairfield, CT
KNOWLES, Edward (1671-1740) & 1/wf Ann RIDLEY; 27 Feb 1699/1700; Eastham
KNOWLES, Eleazer (?1645-1731) & Mary _ ? _ (-1732); ca 1681?, b 1683; Woodbury, CT
KNOLLYS, Rev. Hanser (1598-1691, in Eng) & Anne? …ENEY (-1671, in 63rd y); Dover, NH/Eng
KNOWLES, Henry (?1609-1670) & _ ? _ [POTTER] (-1670+); b 1645; Warwick, Rl
KNOWLES, Henry & __?__
KNOLLES, John (-1685) & Elizabeth (WILLIS?/BILLS?], w Ephraim DAVIS?; b 1641; Watertown/Eng
KNOWLES, John (-1705) & Jemima ASTEN/AUSTIN (1641-]; 10 Jul 1660; Hampton, NH

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Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary for Robinson Coke Jones of Covington, Indiana. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.) 

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Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones
Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones.

DIED.

Robinson Coke Jones died at the family residence in Warren county, northwest of this place, Thursday morning, May 11, 1897, at 2 o’clock p. m., aged 74 years and 4 months.

Robinson Coke Jones, the subject of this sketch, was one of 11 children born to Richard Cannon Jones and Elizabeth Anderson Jones. Deceased was born in Dinwiddie county, Virginia, October 12, 1822. At the age of 11 years he with his parents came to Indiana. He learned the printers trade and for many years was a disciple of Faust, and for a while edited the People’s Friend in this city. At the breaking out of the Mexican war he laid down stick and rule, took up the musket and served through the war. April 19, 1851, he was united in wedlock with Emily Shelby, who survives him. To them was born six children, four sons and two daughters, four of whom passed over the river before him to welcome him home. A son and daughter survive him to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent parent, and support a widowed mother in her declining years.

February 29, 1896, he united with the U. B. church and has since been a consistent member.

He was a man of ability and pronounced views, always taking a prominent part in the affairs of the community in which he lived; honored and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed from among men, but on the family falls the pall of sorrow that only the mercy of a just God can soothe and time heal. Peace to his ashes.

Covington Republican, Covington, Indiana, Friday, May 14, 1897.

Featured image: Taber Andrew Bain from Richmond, VA, USA

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Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.

 

Obituary; General George Cadwalader
Obituary for General George Cadwalader

General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and was the last of the five sons of General Thomas Cadwalader. The deceased was born in Philadelphia, in 1806, engaged in mercantile business, and filled the position of President of the Mutual Insurance Company for a third of a century. He served gallantly in the Mexican War as well as in the Slaveholders’ Rebellion, and distinguished himself in both positions. His record is one of the best which he can safely leave behind as a grand inheritance to his family and friends.

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Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

 

Benoît Tardif

In Memoriam and obituary for Benoit Tardif.
In Memoriam and obituary for Benoit Tardif.

époux de

feu Étianne Perreault

décédé le 20 septembre 2003
à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois
et inhumé le 23 septembre 2003
à Saints-Anges

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Transcription: Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer

Transcription: Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Carl W. Kiefer.

 

Carl W. Kiefer

Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer.
Obituary for Carl W. Kiefer.

A resident of Painesville since 1910, Carl W. Kiefer, 93, died Friday morning at the Homestead 2 Nursing Home, Painesville, after a lingering illness.

Mr. Kiefer had lived at 7 North Park Place, Painesville. He was born June 29, 1862  in Cleveland.

Until his retirement, he had been office manager of the Frank Stanton Ford firm in Painesville and had also worked for the C.J. Wadsworth Clothing Cabinet Co.

Mr. Kiefer was a member of the Painvesville United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge No. 549 in Painesville, and the Painesville Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Helen) Blackmore of Cleveland Heights; sister Mrs. Ella Sweet of Monroe, Mich., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Beth in 1958, his second wife Marie earlier this year, and a son John C.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Dr. Alva W. Taylor of the Painesville United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Transcription – Death Certificate of Rebecca Ann Ott

Transcription – Death Certificate of Rebecca Ann Ott

The following is my transcription of the death certificate of Rebecca Ann Ott, wife to Samuel G. Ott, of Canal Fulton, Ohio.

DEATH CERTIFICATE OF Rebecca Ann Ott

Death Certificate of Rebecca Ann Ott
Death Certificate of Rebecca Ann Ott

STATE OF OHIO
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

1    PLACE OF DEATH
County   Portage    Registration District No.   1058        File No.
Township                                     Primary Registration District No.   8415    Registered No.   44255
or Village           No.     ,                                      St.,                                                  Ward
or City of   Kent, Ohio    (If death occurred in a hospital or institution, give its NAME  instead of street and number)

2    FULL NAME   Rebecca Ann  Ott
(a)    Residence.    No.              St.,                                            Ward
(Usual place of abode)                    (If nonresident, give city or town and State)
Length of residence in city or town where death occurred                 yrs.             mos.             ds.    How long in  U.S., if of foreign birth?                 yrs.              mos.            ds.

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS

3    SEX                               4    COLOR OR RACE                          5    SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOWED or DIVORCED (write the word)                          5a    If married, widowed or divorced
Female                                 White                                                      Married                                                                                                                                           HUSBAND of    Samuel G. Ott
(or) WIFE of

6    DATE OF BIRTH (month, day, and yer)    Jan. 2nd, 1846
7    AGE                Years                Months                 Days        If LESS than 1 day               hrs. or                 min.
8    OCCUPATION OF DECEASED
(a)    Trade, profession or particular kind of work         Housewife
(b)    General nature of Industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer)
(c)    Name of employer
9    BIRTHPLACE (city or town)        Canal Fulton        State or country    O
PARENTS
10    NAME OF FATHER    Joseph Kirk
11    BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER (city or town)                    (State or country)    Unknown
12    MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER            Unknown
13    BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER (city or town)        Canal Fulton        (State or country)    Ohio
14    Informant    Samuel G. Ott
(Address)    Canal Fulton, O
15    Filed     8/19, 1922        Frank Bechiter   Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

16    DATE OF DEATH (month, day and year)    Aug. 16,  1922
17                                      I HEREBY CERTIFY, that I attended deceased from             , 1917, to Aug. 16th, 1922
that I last saw her alive on July 15th, 1922 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 8oo P.m.
The CAUSE OF DEATH* was as follows:    Myxedima     (duration)           yrs.            mos.         ds.
CONTRIBUTORY (secondary)         Unknown        (duration)                     yrs.            mos.         ds.
18    Where was the disease contracted if not at the place of death?
Did an operation precede death?     No        Date of
Was there an autopsy?        No
What test confirmed diagnosis?        Physical exam
(Signed)     Hiram Bessinger, M.D.
Aug. 17th, 1922    (Address)    Canal Fulton, O
State the Disease Causing Death, or in deaths from Violent Causes, state (1) Means and Nature of Injury, and (2) whether Accidental, Suicidal or Homicidal. (See reverse side for additional space.)
19    PLACE OF BURIAL, CREMATION OR REMOVAL            DATE OF BURIAL
Union Cemetery, Canal Fulton, O                                            Aug. 19, 1922
20    UNDERTAKER, License No.                            ADDRESS
The Finefrock Bros. Co.                                     Canal Fulton, O.

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US obituaries project to be made searchable online.

US obituaries project to be made searchable online.

Press Release: Massive Online US Obituaries Project Will Help Find Your Ancestors
October 1, 2014
obituary project to be made searchable online.
US obituary project to be made searchable online.

Volunteers making over a billion names from US death records searchable online.

Salt Lake City, Utah —October 1, 2014

In celebration of Family History Month, FamilySearch International (FamilySearch.org) and GenealogyBank (GenealogyBank.com) today announced an agreement to make over a billion records from historical obituaries searchable online. It will be the largest—and perhaps most significant—online US historic records access initiative yet. It will take tens of thousands of online volunteers to make GenealogyBank’s vast U.S. obituary collection more discoverable online. Find out more at FamilySearch.org/Campaign/Obituaries.

The tremendous undertaking will make a billion records from over 100 million US newspaper obituaries readily searchable online. The newspapers are from all 50 states and cover the period 1730 to present. The completed online index will be fairly comprehensive, including 85% of U.S. deaths from the last decade alone. The death collection will easily become one of the most popular online genealogy databases ever, detailing names, dates, relationships, locations of the deceased, and multi-generational family members.

Family history information from obituaries are being indexed by volunteers and made searchable online.

Obituaries can solve family puzzles, tell stories, dispel myths, and provide tremendous help with family history research. A single obituary can include the names and relationships of dozens of family members. For example, Alice E. Cummings’ obituary (See above) sheds light on where she lived during her lifespan, her personal history, and it provides information connecting five generations of ancestors and descendants in her family tree—14 people in all.

Dennis Brimhall, CEO of FamilySearch, explained that obituaries are extremely valuable because they tell the stories of our ancestors’ lives long after they are deceased. He invites online volunteers to help unlock the “treasure trove” of precious family information locked away in newspaper obituaries.

“Billions of records exist in US obituaries alone,” Brimhall said. “The average obituary contains the names of about ten family members of the deceased—parents, spouse, children, and other relatives. Some include much more. Making them easily searchable online creates an enormously important source for compiling our family histories. The number of people who will benefit from this joint initiative is incalculable.”

GenealogyBank has over 6,500 historical U.S. newspapers and growing, spanning over 280 years. The death notices in these publications go beyond names and dates. They can provide insightful first-hand accounts about an ancestor that simply are not available from censuses or vital records alone.

“Obituaries, unlike any other resource, have the ability to add incredible dimensions to an individual’s family history research. They contain a wealth of information including facts and details that help capture the legacy of those who have passed on,” said Dan V. Jones, GenealogyBank Vice President. “The unique life stories written, dates documented, and generations of family members mentioned are often only found within an obituary, which makes them such an invaluable resource. Obituaries have the unique power to both tell a story and enable individuals to learn more about their family relationships. GenealogyBank is proud and excited to partner with FamilySearch in bringing these obituaries to researchers all over the world.”

Volunteers Are Key

The success of the massive US obituary campaign will depend on online volunteers. The obituaries are fairly simple to read, since they are digital images of the typeset, printed originals, but require human judgment to sort through the rich, historic data and family relationships recorded about each person. Information about online volunteering is available at FamilySearch.org/indexing. A training video, indexing guide, detailed instructions, telephone and online support are available to help new volunteer indexers if needed.

FamilySearch.org volunteers have already indexed over one billion historic records online since 2006, including all of the available U.S. Censuses, 1790 to 1940. In 2012 volunteers rallied in a record-breaking effort to index the entire 1940 U.S. Census in just four months. Today, the US censuses, 1790 to 1940, are the most popular online databases for family history research. Indexed obituary collections can be searched online at FamilySearch.org and GenealogyBank.com.

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GenealogyBank.com is one of the largest exclusive collections of newspapers and historical documents for family history research. It provides information on millions of American families from 1690–today. Over 6,500 newspapers provide first-hand accounts of your ancestors’ lives that simply can’t be found in other genealogy resources: obituaries, birth and marriage notices, photographs, hometown news and more. Over 380,000 historical books and documents from 1749-1994 include military records, widow’s claims, orphan petitions, land grants, casualty lists, funeral sermons, biographies and much more. Discover the stories, names, dates, places and events that have shaped your family story at GenealogyBank.com.

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Transcription: Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

Transcription: Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

Below is my transcription of the newspaper notice of the death of Anne-Marie Bourgeois.

Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001) Obituary
Obituary for Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

BOURGEOIS

MME ANNE-MARIE

Au Foyer de Saint-Célestin, le 30 juin 2001, es décédée à l’âge de 88 ans, Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois, épouse en premières noces de feu Lucien Bourgeois et en secondes noces de feu Welly Luazière, autrefois de Sainte-Monique. La famille accueillera parents et ami(e)s au:

Centre funéraire
J.N. Rousseau et frère ltée
1370, boul. Louis-Fréchette
Nicolet.

Heures d’accueil : dimanche de 19h à 22h e lundi, jour des funérailles, à partir de 11h.

Les funérailles auront lieu
le lundi 2 juillet, à 14h
en l’église de Sainte-Monique.
L’inhumation aura lieu
au cimetière de Sainte-Monique.

Elle laisse dans le deuil : ses enfants : Maurice (Suzanne Tellier) de Saint-Guillaume, Lina (Ghislain Lévesque) de Saint-Jérôme, Gisèle (Gilles Coallier) de Laval, Lione (Carole Huot) de Saint-David, Yvon (Nicole Turmel) de Nicolet, Albert (Ginette Lemay) de Nicolet et Solange (Normand Blain) de Saint-Jérôme; sa belle-soeur : Madeleine Bourgeois (feu Philibert Bourgeois) de Cap-de-la-Madeleine; ses petits-enfants arrière-petits-enfants, ainsi que plusieur neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines et ami(e)s. Pour renseignements : (819) 293-4511.
Condoléances par télécopieur :
(819) 293-8212.
Membre de la Corporation des thanatologues de Québec.

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Transcription: In Memoriam card for Obeline D. Roy.

Transcription: In Memoriam card for Obeline D. Roy.

Following is my transcription of the In Memoriam card from the funeral of Obeline D. Roy.

In Memoriam for Obeline D. Roy.
In Memoriam for Obeline D. Roy.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

OBELINE D. ROY

1906 – 1986

O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames and do Thou O Merciful Savior send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a place of refreshment, light and peace. AMEN.

May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN.

HEMS BROTHERS MORTUARY

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Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Edna E. Auclair.

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Edna E. Auclair.

Following is my transcription and the Google translation of the ‘In Memoriam’ for Edna E. Auclair.

 

Edna E. Auclair
In Memoriam for Edna E. Auclair.

 

French original

A la douce memoire de

Edna_E. Auclair

Épouse de Armand Martel.

Née à Derry, N. H., 18 Juil 1910,

Décédée à Manchester, N. H., 28 Août, 1928.

A l’âge de 18 ans. 1 mois et 10 jours.

If fut court sont pélerinage.

Elle meurt au printemps de son âge.

Mais du sort elle subit la loi.

Vous qui l’aimiez, priez pour elle.Seignéur, voud nous l’aviez prêté pour faire notre bonheur; vous la réclamez, nous vous la cèdons sans murmure, mais le coeur navré de douleur.

La famille  éprouvée ici-bas, brisée dans son faisceau se refait au ciel dans la lumière.

Recevez et gardez ce souvenier d’une âme chrétienne qui vous demande de prier pour elle, afin de pouvoir plut tòt prier pour vous.

Nous l’avons aimé pendant sa vie’ ne l’oublions pas après sa mort.

Une communion, une prière, s’il vous plait adieu! Au revoir au ciel.

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English translation taken from ‘Google Translate’

In the sweet memory of

Edna-E. Auclair

Wife of Armand Martel.

Born in Derry, N. H., July 18, 1910,

Died in Manchester, N. H., August 28, 1928.

At the age of 18. 1 month and 10 days.

If is was a short pilgrimage.

She died in the spring of his age.

But it suffers the fate of the law.

That you love her, pray for her.

Lord voud we had paid for our happiness, you are claiming, we cede without a murmur, but the heart brokenhearted.

The bereaved family here, broken in the beam again to heaven in the light.

Get and keep the souvenir of a Christian soul who asks you to pray for her rather early in order to pray for you.

We loved during his life, do not forget after his death.

Communion, prayer, please farewell! Goodbye to heaven.

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Transcription – Obituary for Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair

Transcription – Obituary for Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair.

 

Lillian Activ Paradis and Thomas Auclair in July 1929.
Lillian Active Paradis and Thomas Auclair in July of 1929.

Mrs. Lillian A. Auclair

Mrs. Lillian A. Auclair, widow of Thomas Auclair died Tuesday at a Manchester hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Auclair was born in Franklin, daughter of Joseph and Delia (Seney) Paradis and had resided in Manchester the greater part of her life. She was an attendant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Obituary for Lillian Activ Paradis-Auclair
Obituary for Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair.

Members of the family include three sons, Joseph Auclair of West Hartford, Conn., Lester Auclair, Miami, Fla., and Arthur Auclair of Manchester; three daughters, Mrs. Ella LaPalme, and Mrs. William (Rita) Quinn, both of Manchester, and Mrs. Joseph (Lida) Bellefeuille of Bedford; two brothers, Oscar Paradis of Billerica, Mass., and Adolphus Paradis, of Lowell, Mass.; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St. Saturday morning at 8:45, followed by a high mass of requiem in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday and Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10.

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Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

This is my transcription of the obituary for Charles G. Blythe (2nd great grandfather to Mark) from The Hoosier Genealogist, Indiana Historical Society, June 2001, Vol. 41, No. 2.

 

Obituary for Charles G. Blythe
Obituary for Charles G. Blythe.

Blythe, Charles G.

Birthplace: England
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into service: 1861, Pvt. 8th Btry
Final discharge: May 1864; Cause: End of war
Length of service: 4 months [sic]
Mustered into GAR. Mar. 1911
Died. 13 Jan. 1914

Obituary “C. G. Blythe Dies at Daughter’s Home,” Covington Friend, Jan. 1914, p. 1, col. 1: Blythe Was born in Lincolnshire, England, on 12 July 1840. He was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Blythe. Charles came to America when he was fifteen years of age with his parents and three older brothers. At first they Went to Chicago. The father’s goal was to see his three sons started Well in life in this country and then the father planned to return to his native land. Unfortunately the father became ill and soon died. The boys were scattered to different parts of the country Charles Went to Wisconsin about the time of the Civil War. He enlisted 21 Nov 1861 in the light artillery. He received a bayonet Wound in his arm at Lookout Mountain, Which made him nearly an invalid for the rest of his life. He was honorably discharged in Aug. 1865. After the War he returned to his farm in Wisconsin and was married to Mary Elizabeth Keefer. They had four sons and two daughters, who all survive him. They are: Jennie M. of Urbana, Ill., Charles E. of Danville, Ill. Robert of Newell, S. Dak., Olive L. of lsanti, Mich. [Ipsilanti, Mich. or lsanti, Minn.‘?], and Clayton W. and Wesley E. of Covington. He died in Urbana on 15 Jan. 1914 after having been an invalid for more than a year. Rev E. W Strecker of the Methodist [Episcopal] Church officiated. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Transcription: Obituary for Mary Foulke (née Underwood)

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Foulke (née Underwood)

Following is my transcription of the obituary for Mary Foulke (nee Underhill), published Monday, June 3, 1935 on page 2 of the Noblesville Daily Ledger.

 

Obituary for Mary Foulke (nee Underwood)
Obituary for Mary Foulke (nee Underwood) – Noblesville Daily Ledger – Mon 3 June 1935, page 2.

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1935

MARY FOULKE DIED SUNDAY NEAR ARCADIA
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The Funeral Services Will Be Held Tuesday Afternoon

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LONG RESIDENT OF JACKSON TOWNSHIP

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Death of Charles C. Crouch, Indianapolis, Came as a Surprise

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Mrs. Mary Frances Foulke, widow of George Foulke, passed away at an early hour Sunday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Robbins, seven miles east of Arcadia. Mrs. Foulke has been in poor health for several years and her death was not unexpected. The body was taken to the Shaffer funeral home at Arcadia, where it will lie in state until Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held in the Shaffer parlors and burial will take place in the cemetery near Sheridan.

Mrs. Foulke was the daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Statton) Underwood and was born Dec. 4, 1853, on the old homestead west of Arcadia, where she resided until less than a year ago when the daughter and family moved to east of Arcadia and she went to live with them. The husband has been dead for several years. Just a year ago, June 6th, the tragic death of her son, Arthur Foulke, of Arcadia, was a great shock to her.

She leaves besides the daughter at whose home she died, two other daughters, Mrs. Alice Phillips, of west of Arcadia, and Mrs. Sarah Ross, residing on road 31, and stepson Alvin Foulke, west of Cicero. She also leaves several grandchildren.

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