Tag: Family Genealogies
Being the child of a military member has one huge drawback – we didn’t have any control over where we lived, when or for how long. As a result, contact with family members was infrequent at best and I do regret not getting to know our relatives better. My grandparents on my father’s side were […]
The following is my transcription of the obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews of Louisa County, Iowa, published in the local newspaper at the time. Area Deaths ______________ Aged Louisa County Resident Dies Wapello — Elam Dennis Matthews, 96, one of the oldest residents of Louisa county, died Jan. 1, at 3:10 p. m., at the […]
The following is a transcription of the Spanish American War Diary of William Dennis Matthews Sr. Anything of which I’m not sure is in [square brackets]. PLEASE NOTE: This post is an exact transcription of the original document and contains language some readers may find offensive. W. D. Matthews, Private Co. “E” 1st Infy […]
The following is my transcription of a photocopy of the typed statement of Stanley Kellar regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar and his relationship to those mentioned in the last will and testament of James Harvey Kellar, of which Richard would have been a beneficiary. In a previous post, I related the story of Harmond […]
Transcription – War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.
The following is my full transcription of photocopies of the handwritten pages of the war diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917, during which my great uncle Joseph Philias Albert Emery went missing in action. 1917 Vol. VIII, Page I March 1st Battalion in the lines […]
A while ago I learned from news headlines that President Barack Obama is descended via marriage from John Punch, the first documented African slave in America. He was an indentured servant declared a slave for life in punishment for attempting an escape in 1640. Ancestry.com has been researching Barack Obama’s ancestry for several years and […]