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Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.

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. Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden from others,

Jeremiah Williams: Who are his real parents?

Who are Jeremiah Williams' true parents?

My entries for Jeremiah Williams on the Blythe Genealogy website and database have turned out to be one of those situations where I had erroneous information for his parents. As is my usual practice, I had found references to Joseph Williams and Lydia Olney in personal correspondence and online trees. Since these are notoriously inaccurate,

Mrs. Victor Murdock – Washington Post, March 28, 1915.

Portrait and short profile of Mrs. Victor Murdock in The Washington Post issue of March 28, 1915. Text transcription: WIFE OF WELL-KNOWN STATESMAN, LONG PROMINENT IN CONGRESSIONAL CIRCLES MRS. VICTOR MURDOCK During the ten years of her husband’s service in Congress as a representative from Kansas, she has been a notable figure in society. ____________________

Transcription: Jaques Family Bible

Jaques Births; Jaques Family Bible

Following is my transcription of the image of the Jaques Family Bible.   FAMILY RECORD MARRIAGE IS HONORABLE IN ALL. Births Parents Harvey Samuel Jaques was born in Butler County Ohio. September 5th 1834. married Sept. 23, 1862. Martha Jane Stout was born in Franklin County Indiana. July 10th 1840. The Stout farm was in

Transcription: News article re John Lambert Cadwalader

John Lambert Cadwallader

John Lambert Cadwalader, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia: Chester Times article, Race for Deputy Collector, Chester, Pennsylvania, About August, 1885, Col. 3   RACE FOR DEPUTY COLLECTOR ———— The Efforts Being Made to Secure Samuel Lyon’s Position in this City President Cleveland last week appointed John Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia,

Cadwallon ap Cadfan, King of Gwynedd.

Cadfan's Tombstone at Llangadwaladr Church, Anglesey

My children’s 40th great grandfather, Cadwallon ap Cadfan (also Cadwalader, Cadwallon, Caedwalla, Caswallon, Caedwalla, or Catgublaun), King of Gwynedd (presently north Wales), was born about 600 in Gwynedd.   He was the son of Cadfan (Cadvan) ap Iago, King of Gwynedd (570-625) and Afandreg “Ddu, the Black” ferch Cynan Garwyn (580- ). Cadwallon ap Cadfan

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Major 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.   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

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales

St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales.   Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his earlier brother Evan, who was born in