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Photograph Showcase: Mary’s Family

 

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Costello & Young, photo taken in Spokane, Washington; back l-r:  John Costello, Mary Brown Young, Andrew Brown Young, Catherine Brown, James Young, Alexander Brown Douglas Young; front l-r:  Virginia Ann Costello, Vincent Wallace Costello, Daniel Ramon Costello, and George Vickers Young

 

This lovely photo is another gem from the small group of photos that Aunt Barbara sent home with my sister for me to scan.  I have had a similar photo for many years.  But it was scanned a long time ago on an all-in-one scanner and has far less detail.  This copy is so nice.

This group of loved ones are all related to my great grandmother, Mary Brown Young.  She is the wife, daughter, sister, or mother of each person in this image.

What a treasure!

 

 

 


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Getting Organized – Making Plans

 

Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed, I don’t do a darn thing from my to-do list and instead, I tackle some sort of project that I’ve really wanted to get done but didn’t have time to do, and didn’t really need to do.  It is a super-weird-totally-nerdy-strangely-productive form of procrastinating.  Better than watching TV, right?  😂

So last week, I avoided my to-do list and tackled one of those wish list projects.  I went through my entire blog and updated a page you can find right up there☝🏻 at the top of my blog entitled, “My Ancestors“.

It is a list of every person I have written about or mentioned on my blog, mostly, with links to those posts.  I hope this will be helpful for extended family members to find things I have written that may be of interest to them.

It also helped me to see areas of my tree that I haven’t written much about and feel a bit more direction on how to prioritize a few posts I have had dancing about in my thoughts.

The day after I finished updating the page, my sister stopped by my house.  She mentioned a photo of our great grandma that she can remember seeing somewhere.  I whipped out my phone and was able to quickly look at each post about her and see the accompanying photos.  Awesome!

So, feel free to check out my new procrastination masterpiece by clicking the page link above – or here – or by scrolling on because I pasted that big beauty below.

 

Family members, please feel free to give me some input.  I made this page for you, so if you think it could use some adjustments, I am happy to hear your suggestions.  For instance, I am wondering if I should break up the last two lists into four – the same two categories, but broken up by maternal and paternal…?

 

FYI – I added three fancharts, seen above, at the top of the page with captions.  One fanchart is for my Dad, one for my mom’s mom, and one for her biological father.  I don’t generally mention him because he is still alive, and, well, I’m guessing the term “biological” probably clued you into the other reason.  The man I call Grandpa is still living so there is hardly any trace of him anywhere on my blog.

 

Happy Monday, I hope you are able to tackle some wonderful project that will make you feel awesome, very, very soon!  xoxo

 

 

 

 

Listed below are the ancestors and family members I have written about on this blog.  The list has four sections – Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Direct Line Ancestors, and Other Family Members.  All individuals are listed in alphabetical order by surname.  Women are listed by maiden surname.  If the individual is my current end of line person or brick wall (bummer!), their name is italicized and bright blue.  All ancestors who were an end of line person when I started this blog, but are no longer a brick wall, have this next to their name – 🎉, because that is something to celebrate!  Family members from my maternal side have a pink double heart before their name and family members from my paternal side have a blue heart before their name.

 

 

Grandparents:

 

💕DUVAL, Deane Alice

 

💙ELLIS, Mary Margaret

 

💙PETERSON, Ronald Skeen

 

 

Great Grandparents

 

💕COSTELLO, John

 

💕DUVAL, Francis Henry

 

💙ELLIS, Claude Albert

 

💙HUBAND, Blanche Octavia

 

💕MAFFIT, Hope Estelle

 

💙PETERSON, Rulon Powell

 

💙SKEEN, Naomi

 

💕YOUNG, Mary Brown

 

 

 

Direct Line Ancestors

 

💙AUSTIN, Louise Maria – my 3rd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Louise Maria Austin Cheney.

🎉💕BLACKBURN, Eliza – my 4th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Ann WhiteleyA Marrying Mess.

💕BOLES, James Thomson – my 4th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Helen Boles.

🎉💕BROWN, Andrew – my 4th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Andrew BrownFinding Andrew Brown’s Parents.

💕BROWN, Catherine – my 2nd great grandmother. Photograph Showcase:  James & Catherine YoungPhotograph Showcase:  The End of My Brown Family Pedigree in Photographs.

🎉💕BROUILLETTE, Esther – my 3rd great grandmother.  New United State Marriage CollectionPublic Member Ancestry Trees – A Mixed Bag.

💕CASTILLA, Vincenzo – my 2nd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – John Costello, Man of Mystery.

💙CHENEY, Hattie Margaret – my 2nd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Louise Maria Austin CheneyPhotograph Showcase:  A Fall Photo.

💙CHENEY, Joseph Thompson – my 3rd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Louise Maria Austin Cheney.

💙DAVIS, George Edward – my 3rd great grandfather.  Photograph Showcase:  Sarah is Calling to Me.

💙DAVIS, Susan Kaziah – my 2nd great grandmother.  Photograph Showcase:  Family PhotoPhotograph Showcase:  Frederick & SusanPhotograph Showcase:  Frederick & Susan EllisPhotograph Showcase:  Susan’s EyesPhotograph Showcase:  Sarah is Calling to MeFamily Reunion Bingo GamesA Special Christmas Gift & the Lesson FamilySearch Taught MeTreasures: Susan Kaziah Davis History.

💙DAYMOND, Rebecca – my 4th great grandmother.  Photograph Showcase:  Sarah is Calling to Me.

💕DEMERS, Marie Louise – my 2nd great grandmother.  Give Your Precious Photos Source Citations Too,

💙DIXON, Electa Philomelia – my 3rd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Lyman Stoddard SkeenFamily Reunion Bingo Games,

💙DOLBY, Maria Amanda – my 4th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Lyman Stoddard SkeenMemorial Day 2017.

💕DUVAL, Alexis, later known as Alexander – my 3rd great grandfather.  Give Your Precious Photos Source Citations Too,

💕DUVAL, Francis Cyprien – my 2nd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Francis Cyprien DuvalWhy Klondike is ruining my sleep…Did I Really Just Find What I Think I Found?52 Ancestors – Alice HydeAlaska – My FascinationIn MemoriumDoes baby Dorothy belong in my tree?Give Your Precious Photos Source Citations TooDear Genealogy Bloggers, I love you!,  Photograph Showcase:  In Uniform.

🎉💕DUVAL, Francois Simon – my 4th great grandfather.  Puzzling:  Ebee Duval.

💙ELLIS, Frederick William – my 2nd great grandfather.  Photograph Showcase:  Frederick William EllisPhotograph Showcase:  Family PhotoPhotograph Showcase:  Frederick & SusanPhotograph Showcase:  Frederick & Susan EllisFamilySearch Book Scanning ServiceFamily Reunion Bingo GamesA Special Christmas Gift & the Lesson FamilySearch Taught Me

💕FERGUSON, Janet – my 6th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – James Young and his convenient death date.

💙FOLKMAN, Jane Zina Petrina – my 2nd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Jane Zina Petrina FolkmanTell Me a Story – First RefrigeratorWho is Patricia?Photograph Showcase:  A Visit With GrandparentsFamily Reunion Bingo Games,

💙FOLKMAN, Jens Peter – my 3rd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Jane Zina Petrina FolkmanFamily Reunion Bingo Games,

💕FORTIN, Marie Emilie – my 4th great grandmother.  Genlighten.com.

🎉💕GAUTHIER, Marie – my 4th great grandmother.  Puzzling:  Ebee Duval.

💙HUBAND, Heber Albert – my 2nd great grandfather.  Photograph Showcase:  A Fall Photo.

💕HYDE, Alice – my 2nd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Francis Cyprien DuvalWhy Klondike is ruining my sleep…Photograph Showcase:  In Uniform52 Ancestors – Baby Girl HydeDid I Really Just Find What I Think I Found?52 Ancestors – Alice Hyde52 Ancestors – Ann WhiteleyAlaska – My FascinationIn MemoriumA Marrying MessArthur & Mary HydeDoes baby Dorothy belong in my tree?Incest?Give Your Precious Photos Source Citations TooPhotograph Showcase:  My Sister Alice.

💕HYDE, Henry Douglas McLenberg – my 4th great grandfather.  Photograph Showcase:  Which Grandfather Hyde?A Marrying MessArthur & Mary HydeIncest?.

💕HYDE, William Henry – my 3rd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Baby Girl HydePhotograph Showcase:  Which Grandfather Hyde?52 Ancestors – Alice Hyde52 Ancestors – Ann WhiteleyAlaska – My FascinationIncest?.

💕JERRAIN, Emma Esther – my 2nd great grandmother.  Photograph Showcase:  A Chain of MothersDNA Happy Dance & A New-To-Me Resource.

💙LAKE, James – my 5th great grandfather.  Family Reunion Bingo Games,

💙LAKE, Mary – my 3rd great grandmother.  Photograph Showcase:  Sarah Jane Marler and her DaughtersFamily Reunion Bingo Games,

💕MAFFIT, Seth – my 2nd great grandfather.  Photograph Showcase:  A Man with a PipeDNA Happy Dance & A New-To-Me Resource.

💕MAFFIT, Seth Potter – my 3rd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – An Unusual DeathDisappointing Death RecordNew United State Marriage Collection.

💙MARLER, Sarah Jane – my 4th great grandmother.  Photograph Showcase:  Sarah Jane Marler and her DaughtersFamily Reunion Bingo Games,

💕MARSDEN, Sarah – my 4th great grandmother.  Arthur & Mary HydeIncest?.

💕MCLAREN, Isabella – my 4th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Helen Boles.

💙MUDD, Joseph – my 4th great grandfather.  Photograph Showcase:  Sarah is Calling to Me.

💙MUDD, Sarah Esther – my 3rd great grandmother.  Photograph Showcase:  Sarah is Calling to Me.

💕PALLINA, Amelia – my 2nd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – John Costello, Man of Mystery52 Ancestors – Amelia Pallina.

🎉💕PERRAULT, Adeline – my 4th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Prudent Therien.

💙PETERSON, Peter “B” –  my 3rd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Peter “B” PetersonFamily Reunion Bingo Games.

💙PETERSON, Thomas William – my 2nd great grandfather.  Family Reunion Bingo Games.

💕POTTER, Laura Ann – my 4th great grandmother.  Public Member Ancestry Trees – A Mixed Bag.

💙POWELL, Ann – my 3rd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Peter “B” PetersonFamily Reunion Bingo Games.

🎉💕ROBERTSON, Janet – my 4th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – James Young and his convenient death dateJames Young On RepeatThe Mixed Up Case of the Two James Youngs & Janet Robertsons in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

💕ROBERTSON, Mary – my 4th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Andrew Brown.

💙SKEEN, Joseph (1876 – 1961) – my 2nd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Jane Zina Petrina FolkmanTell Me a Story – First RefrigeratorWho is Patricia?Photograph Showcase:  A Visit With GrandparentsFamily Reunion Bingo Games.

💙SKEEN, Joseph (1816-1882) – my 4th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Lyman Stoddard Skeen.

💙SKEEN, Lyman Stoddard – my 3rd great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Lyman Stoddard SkeenFamily Reunion Bingo Games.

💙SMITH, Philomelia – my 5th great grandmother.  Family Reunion Bingo Games,

💙TAYLOR, Joseph (1825-1900) – my 4th great grandfather.  Family Reunion Bingo Games,

💙TAYLOR, Joseph Allen (1848-1929) – my 3rd great grandfather.  Family Reunion Bingo Games,

💙TAYLOR, Lettie – my 2nd great grandmother.  Tell Me a Story – Divinity & the Great DepressionFamily Reunion Bingo Games.

💕THERIEN, Prudent – my 4th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Prudent Therien.

💕THOMAS, Ann –  my 4th great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Ann Vickers Young.

💙THOMASEN, Maren Katrine – my 3rd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Jane Zina Petrina FolkmanFamily Reunion Bingo Games,

💕VICKERS, Ann –  my 3rd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Ann Vickers Young.

💕VICKERS, James –  my 4th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Ann Vickers Young.

🎉💕WHITELEY, Ann –  my 3rd great grandmother.  52 Ancestors – Baby Girl Hyde52 Ancestors – Alice Hyde52 Ancestors – Ann WhiteleyA Marrying MessIncest?Photograph Showcase:  My Sister Alice

🎉💕WHITELEY, George – my 4th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – Ann WhiteleyA Marrying Mess.

💕YOUNG James (1876-1945) – my 2nd great grandfather.  Photograph Showcase:  James & Catherine YoungPhotograph Showcase:  The End of My Brown Family Pedigree in Photographs.

💕YOUNG James (1852-1916) – my 3rd great grandfather.  James Young On Repeat52 Ancestors – Ann Vickers Young.

🎉💕YOUNG, James (1824-1895) – my 4th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – James Young and his convenient death dateJames Young On RepeatThe Mixed Up Case of the Two James Youngs & Janet Robertsons in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

🎉💕YOUNG, James (1800-1870) – my 5th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – James Young and his convenient death date.

💕YOUNG, Thomas – my 6th great grandfather.  52 Ancestors – James Young and his convenient death date.

 

 

 

Other Family Members

 

💕BOLES, Barbara Crow – my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, granddaughter of Helen Boles and great granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  This and That

💕BOLES, Christina – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  52 Ancestors – Christina Boles.

💕BOLES, Elizabeth Montgomery – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  52 Ancestors – Elizabeth Montgomery Boles.

💕BOLES, Helen – my 3rd great grandaunt, daughter of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  52 Ancestors – Helen BolesThis and That,

💕BOLES, Helen – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  52 Ancestors – Helen Boles, the niece.

💕BOLES, Isabella – my 3rd cousin 2 times removed, mystery great granddaughter of Helen Boles, 2nd great granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  This and That

💕BOLES, Isabella Muir – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, daughter of my 3rd great granduncle Alexander Boles & Isabella MUIR Boles, granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  This and That

💕BOLES, James – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, son of my 3rd great granduncle Alexander Boles & Isabella MUIR Boles, grandson of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  This and That

💕BOLES, James – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, son of my 3rd great granduncle John Thompson Boles & Christina Montgomery, grandson of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  Memorial Day Tribute – James BolesMemorial Day 2017.

💕BOLES, James Thomson – my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, grandson of Helen Boles, great grandson of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  This and That

💕BOLES, John Thompson – John is my 3rd great granduncle, son of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  52 Ancestors – John Boles, the Disappearing Man,   Off to South Africa?Unraveling the John Boles Mystery – Part OneUnraveling the John Boles Mystery – Part TwoUnraveling the John Boles Mystery – Conclusion.

💕BOLES, John McLaren – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, son of my 3rd great granduncle Alexander Boles & Isabella MUIR Boles, grandson of my 4th great grandparents James Thomson Boles & Isabella McLaren.  This and That

💕BROUILLETTE, Dollie – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, daughter of Nelson Brouillette & Maggie Goff.  My New Treasure.

💕BROUILLETTE, Nelson – my 3rd great granduncle, brother to my 3rd great grandmother, Esther Brouillette.  DNA Happy Dance & A New-To-Me Resource.

💕BROUILLETTE, Telesphore – my 3rd great granduncle, brother to my 3rd great grandmother, Esther Brouillette.  Book, Book, & Book…A New Toy at the Library.

💕BROWN, Mary – my 1st cousin 4 times removed, granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents Andrew Brown & Mary ROBERTSON Brown.  ALL the Babies of Mary Brown Wood & Mary Brown Wood, Part 2 – So Much Death.

💕COSTELLO, David Anthony – my granduncle, son of my great grandparents Mary Brown YOUNG Costello and John Costello.  52 Ancestors – David Anthony Costello.

💕DOUGLAS, Maggie – birth name, Margaret Leckie McPherson Dempster, the wife of my 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Who is Maggie Douglas? Part OnePart TwoPart ThreePart Four

💕DUVAL, Adelaide – my 2nd great grandaunt, daughter of Alexis Duval & Marie Louise Demers, my 3rd great grandparents.  Give Your Precious Photos Source Citations Too,

💕DUVAL, Alexander Valmore – my great granduncle, son of my 2nd great grandparents Francis Cyprien Duval & Alice Hyde.  Does baby Dorothy belong in my tree?.

💕DUVAL, Annie Marie Elvera – my great grandaunt, daughter of my 2nd great grandparents Francis Cyprien Duval & Alice Hyde.  Photograph Showcase:  In UniformDoes baby Dorothy belong in my tree?Incest?Treasures: Aunt Vera’s Scrapbook – A Perplexing Gem Riddled with Fact and FictionPhotograph Showcase:  Class Pictures 101 Years Ago

💕DUVAL, Baby Boy – my great granduncle, son of my 2nd great grandparents Francis Cyprien Duval & Alice Hyde.  Does baby Dorothy belong in my tree?.

💕DUVAL, Dolores Lenore – my great grandaunt, daughter of my 2nd great grandparents Francis Cyprien Duval & Alice Hyde.  Newspapers.com & a Runaway AuntDoes baby Dorothy belong in my tree?.

💕DUVAL, Dorothy – my great grandaunt, daughter of my 2nd great grandparents Francis Cyprien Duval & Alice Hyde.  Does baby Dorothy belong in my tree?.

💕DUVAL, Ebee – my 3rd great granduncle, son of my 4th great grandparents Francois Simon Duval and Marie Gauthier.  Puzzling:  Ebee Duval.

💕DUVAL, Leon Howard – my great granduncle, son of my 2nd great grandparents Francis Cyprien Duval & Alice Hyde.  Photograph Showcase:  In UniformDoes baby Dorothy belong in my tree?.

💙ELLIS, Beth Louise – my grandaunt, daughter of my great grandparents Claude Albert Ellis & Blanche Octavia Huband.  Photograph Showcase:  Ellis Family

💙ELLIS, Claudia – my grandaunt, daughter of my great grandparents Claude Albert Ellis & Blanche Octavia Huband.  Photograph Showcase:  Ellis Family

💙ELLIS, Dale Huband – my granduncle, son of my great grandparents Claude Albert Ellis & Blanche Octavia Huband.  Photograph Showcase:  Ellis Family

💕HUNTER, Sherry Grace – my 1st cousin 2 times removed, niece of my great grandfather Frank Duval, adopted daughter of Annie Marie Elvera DUVAL Hunter.  52 Ancestors – Sherry HunterThe Mess that Just Keeps on Growing.

💕HYDE, Albert – a mystery relative.  Who on Earth is Albert?

💕HYDE, Arthur – my 3rd great granduncle, son of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden.  A Marrying MessArthur & Mary HydeIncest?Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit HoleThe Mess that Just Keeps on Growing.

💕HYDE, Baby Girl – my 2nd great grandaunt, daughter of my 3rd great grandparents William Henry Hyde & Ann Whiteley, she is likely Rosey Hyde.  52 Ancestors – Baby Girl Hyde.

💕HYDE, John – my 3rd great granduncle, son of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden.  Incest?.

💕HYDE, Letitia Douglass – my 3rd great grandaunt, son of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden.  Incest?.

💕HYDE, Louis – my 3rd great granduncle, son of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden.  Incest?.

💕HYDE, Muriel Grace – my 1st cousin 3 times removed, daughter of Robert Hyde & Rosey Hyde, granddaughter of my 3rd great grandparents William Henry Hyde & Ann Whiteley AND granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden. Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit HoleDon’t Lose Track of Your Digital Files…Dear Genealogy Bloggers, I love you!The Mess that Just Keeps on Growing.

💕HYDE, Robert – my 3rd great granduncle, son of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden.  A Marrying MessIncest?Incest?! – An Update: ALWAYS Go To The Next Image!Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit HoleDear Genealogy Bloggers, I love you!The Mess that Just Keeps on Growing.

💕HYDE, Rose Elvera – my 1st cousin 3 times removed, daughter of Robert Hyde & Rosey Hyde, granddaughter of my 3rd great grandparents William Henry Hyde & Ann Whiteley AND granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden.  Incest?Incest?! – An Update: ALWAYS Go To The Next Image!Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit HoleThe Mess that Just Keeps on Growing.

💕HYDE, Rosey – my 2nd great grandaunt, daughter of my 3rd great grandparents, William Henry Hyde & Ann Whiteley.  52 Ancestors – Baby Girl Hyde52 Ancestors – Ann WhiteleyA Marrying MessIncest?Incest?! – An Update: ALWAYS Go To The Next Image!Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit HoleDear Genealogy Bloggers, I love you!The Mess that Just Keeps on Growing.

💕KINGHAM, Barbara Norma Robertina – my relationship to Norma is complicated.  Her relationship to her family is complicated.  She was raised by Rosey Hyde.  Incest?Incest?! – An Update: ALWAYS Go To The Next Image!Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit Hole,

💕KINGHAM, Harry Grant – husband of Rosey Hyde, my 2nd great grandaunt.  Incest?An Update: ALWAYS Go To The Next Image!Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit Hole.

💕MAFFIT, Hilan Thorne – my great grandaunt, daughter of my 2nd great grandparents Seth Maffit & Emma Esther Jerrain.  Photograph Showcase:  SistersWho Is On That Swing?Answer to “Who Is On That Swing?”

💕MAFFIT, Orrin Seth – my great granduncle, son of my 2nd great grandparents Seth Maffit & Emma Esther Jerrain.  52 Ancestors – Orrin Seth Maffit, A Child with Two Names?DNA Happy Dance & A New-To-Me Resource.

💕MARSDEN, Martha – my 4th great grandaunt, daughter of my 5th great grandparents William Marsden & Sarah Chambers AND second wife of George Whiteley my 4th great grandfather.  A Marrying Mess.

💕MILLAN, Catherine Lucille – my 1st cousin twice removed, daughter of Catherine Boles Young & William Millan, granddaughter of my 2nd great grandparents James Young & Catherine Brown.  Descendancy Research – A Story About Catherine LucilleGenealogybank.com.

💕MILLAN, William – husband of my great grandaunt Catherine Boles Young.  Descendancy Research – A Story About Catherine LucilleKate & Bill For Just 5 Years.

💙PETERSON, Darrell Skeen – my granduncle, brother to my grandfather, Ronald Skeen Peterson.

💙PETERSON, Janice – my grandaunt, sister to my grandfather, Ronald Skeen Peterson.  Uncle Darrell – Part II, A Life in PicturesUncle Darrell – Part XI, Family ReflectionsPhotograph Showcase:  Naomi as a Young MotherPhotograph Showcase:  A Rare MomentPhotograph Showcase:  Trusting ParentsPhotograph Showcase:  A Visit With GrandparentsPhotograph Showcase:  On the Cusp of the Great Depression

💙PETERSON, Lowell Skeen – my granduncle, brother to my grandfather, Ronald Skeen Peterson.  Uncle Darrell – Part XI, Family ReflectionsOne Last Tether.

💙PETERSON, Marilyn – my grandaunt, sister to my grandfather, Ronald Skeen Peterson.  Uncle Darrell – Part II, A Life in PicturesUncle Darrell – Part XI, Family ReflectionsTell Me a Story – First RefrigeratorPhotograph Showcase:  A Visit With Grandparents.

💙PETERSON, Wayne Skeen – my granduncle, brother to my grandfather, Ronald Skeen Peterson.  Tell Me a Story – “You have my mother’s eyes!”Uncle Darrell – Part XI, Family ReflectionsOne Last Tether.

💙SKEEN, Evan Folkman – my great granduncle, son of my 2nd great grandparents Joseph Skeen & Jane Zina Petrina Folkman.  Photograph Showcase:  A Visit With Grandparents,

💙SKEEN, Melba Trina – my great grandaunt, daughter of my 2nd great grandparents Joseph Skeen & Jane Zina Petrina Folkman.  Photograph Showcase:  Ronald & Melba.

💕WHITELEY, Alice – my 3rd great grandaunt and step-3rd great grandmother, sister to my 3rd great grandmother Ann WHITELEY Hyde, and second wife to my 3rd great grandfather William Henry Hyde.  Alaska – My FascinationA Marrying MessArthur & Mary HydeIncest?Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit HoleThe Mess that Just Keeps on GrowingPhotograph Showcase:  My Sister Alice

💕WILLIAMSON, Carole Rose – my 2nd cousin twice removed, granddaughter of Robert Hyde & Rosey Hyde, great granddaughter of my 3rd great grandparents AND great granddaughter of my 4th great grandparents Henry Douglas McLenberg Hyde & Sarah Marsden.  Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit Hole,

💕YOUNG, Catherine Boles – my great grandaunt, sister to my great grandmother, Mary Brown YOUNG Costello.  Descendancy Research – A Story About Catherine LucilleKate & Bill For Just 5 Years.

💕YOUNG, George Vickers – my great granduncle, son of my 2nd great grandparents James Young & Catherine Brown.   52 Ancestors – George Vickers Young, A 98 year old ex-wife, and my shyness,  George Vickers Young Update.

 


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Photograph Showcase: Finding Treasures With Help From A Friend & A New Site to Love

WOOD, Agnes Blair Boyd and Andrew Wilson newspaper article about wedding, crop

Stirling Observer – Tuesday 28 April 1942 Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Last week I wrote about my cousin Mary Brown Wood and the many, many family deaths she experienced.  My friend Su Leslie who blogs here and here suggested that I look for a newspaper article to help learn the fate of Mary’s son, John Wood.  I shared with her that I haven’t become a savvy Scottish newspaper searcher yet.  She shared a few tips and her favorite newspaper website for Scottish newspapers – The British Newspaper Archive.

I gave it a try.  I was pleasantly surprised that they offer three free views to give you a taste of how their website works with your free registration.  I wasn’t going to use any of those credits on a guess, so I still haven’t found a record for John Wood, but I did find three records for my family using all of my three free views productively.  Among them was this marriage announcement for Mary’s granddaughter Agnes Blair Boyd Wood.  What a sweet treasure!  It felt wonderful to look into the beautiful, smiling face of Agnes and feel a bit of happy closure to the very sad tale of Mary.

I am definitely a fan of The British Newspaper Archive!

Once the busy-ness of RootsTech is over, I’m going to have to decide which subscription level is right for me.

Have you tried The British Newspaper Archive?  If so, do you have any search tips to share?

 

Important side note:  I LOVE newspapers and use them frequently.  But if you have been following along, then you know that my tree is very diverse and I research all over the world.  I hadn’t yet chased Scottish newspaper research because I have so many irons in the fire already, and the need wasn’t pressing.  But it’s something I have been wanting to learn more about.  I am so glad that Su shared a few tips and her favorite website.  She is all Scottish so I especially value her opinion on this one.  Thank you, dear Su! 

 

 


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Preparing for RootsTech 2018 – A Few Tips

rootstech 2018

RootsTech 2018 is coming right up.

 

I will be attending once again this year and I can’t wait!  Many of my plans are taken care of, but I’m still working on the two most important items:

1 – Selecting classes to attend and printing the handouts.

2 – Making my FHL research plan for my free time.

Let’s talk a little bit about those two very important items.

 

Class Choice & Handouts

It’s important to carefully look over the RootsTech schedule, you can find it here.  The RootsTech app allows you to create an electronic schedule of classes.  If that works for you, great!

I use the app, but I also make a detailed paper schedule for each day of the week.  Why?

There are so many reasons.  My perspective changes throughout the week.  Sometimes I attend a class that is so incredible, I decide I want to go to every class taught by that teacher during the rest of the week.  And, unfortunately, the opposite has happened.  I attend a class taught by someone and decide to skip any other classes taught by that person.  Sometimes a class is full by the time you get there and you need a backup plan.  And then sometimes a presenter isn’t able to be there for one reason or another, and once again, you need a backup plan.  Sometimes I have selected more than one class on a specific topic, but the first one I attended was so detailed that I decided to change my later plans and learn about another topic of interest to me.  There are lots of reasons you might decide to change your schedule during the week.

I try to choose three classes I am interested in for each session.  I make myself a schedule in Google docs.  I rank my three choices as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice.  Sometimes I add a note to remind myself of what I hope to learn from a specific class, like – “maybe I can learn some tricks that will help me track down John Costello’s immigration records?”  I include all relevant data in my document – classroom, teacher, class title and description, etc.  Here is a sample page from my schedule for last year:

RootsTech 2017 schedule

Notice that I even added information about streaming sessions and times when the class is being offered again during the week.  Those are important factors to consider.

I spend time making my schedule really user-friendly for me.  I print out my schedule for each day, staple it together and then this is the part that works especially well for me – I use a different colored folder for each day.  I use a few large paperclips to paperclip the schedule to the front of the folder.  And then on the inside, I have ALL of the handouts for each of my class choices – 1st-3rd.  I write on them so that I know which handout is for which class.  The handouts are paperclipped together by session, with the first choice class in the front of the stack.

Seems excessive right?

Well, there is plenty of downtime in between classes and while you wait for the general session to start.  I try to always be one class ahead on my final decision.  What does that mean?

Well, while I wait for the general session to start, I look over my three choices for the class after the general session.  I skim the handouts, finalize my decision, make any necessary adjustments to my backup plan (like switching my 2nd and 3rd choices), and then look at the map so I know where I am going after the general session ends.  While I wait for the first class to start, I go through the same process to prepare for the next session.

I love having the printed handout to write on, but I also bring a notebook in case I want to write more than will fit on the handout.

I add one more very important list to my schedule – a list of exhibit hall goals.  That might include things like purchasing DNA kits, getting coupons from specific vendors, meeting someone at their booth, purchasing some specific books, or learning about a new tool, group, or tech item.  Having a list of exhibit hall goals that is printed is really helpful for me so that I don’t forget anything.

 

FHL Research Plan

One of the best parts of being at RootsTech is the opportunity to do some research at the Family History Library.  It’s really important to have a plan for that research time.  And a backup plan, and a second backup plan, and even a third backup plan…

Last year, my top priority was getting a long list of South African probate files.  I had a detailed list of film numbers and reference numbers to help me locate the items quickly.  I had double-checked and finalized that list on Monday.  On Wednesday I was in the library going through those microfilms.  When I got to the 6th probate file, I had some trouble locating the file on the microfilm and went into the FamilySearch catalog to make sure I hadn’t written the microfilm number down incorrectly.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that all 400+ microfilm in that collection were suddenly online and viewable from home when just on Monday they were not!  Thankfully, I had several backup plans and quickly shifted gears.

Just like I like having a physical, printed schedule for each day of RootsTech, I like to have a physical, printed research plan so that I can have it in my hand as I wander the library looking for things.  It’s much easier for me to glance at a piece of paper and make notes on that, check things off, etc, than to have to keep pulling up a list on my phone or on the computers.

I have lots of work to do to get my class schedule and research plan prepared, but it will be so worth it!  The more time I spend preparing, the more I learn during the sessions, and the more I find in the library.  Preparation makes the week even better.

Are you attending RootsTech?  If so, do you have any favorite tips to share?  Happy Monday, I hope you make a fantastic genealogy discovery today!

 

 


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Photograph Showcase: The End of My Brown Family Pedigree in Photographs

 

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James Young & Catherine Brown

My Brown family from Scotland has been on my mind, heart, and blog for the last few weeks.  I wrote about my cousin Mary Brown Wood twice – here and here.  I shared a photo of my great-grandaunt Catherine Boles Young here.  Catherine is the great-granddaughter of my 4th great-grandfather Andrew Brown, who I wrote about here.

The more time I spent thinking about my Brown family, the more I found myself wishing for photos that likely don’t exist.

This lovely photo is of my 2nd great-grandparents James Young & Catherine Brown.  Catherine is the granddaughter of Andrew, the first cousin of Mary Brown Wood, and the mother of Catherine Boles Young, or Kate.

Catherine Brown is the end of the line for me when it comes to photographs in my Brown family.  But that wasn’t always the case.  Several years ago now, I reached out to a cousin who shared this and many other family photos with me.  Before contacting him, my photo pedigree ended with my great-grandmother Mary Brown Young, the daughter of James Young & Catherine Brown.  Maybe one day I will find another cousin who can help me push back my photographic pedigree a bit more.  But for now, I am so grateful to have this photo.  It sits atop my piano in a place of honor.

 

Happy Thursday, I hope you make a fantastic photo discovery today!  If not, I hope you will consider preserving and sharing a precious photo from your collection.

 

 


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52 Ancestors – Mary Brown Wood, Part 2 – So Much Death

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A few weeks ago I wrote about my cousin Mary Brown.  She had missing babies.  I can’t ignore missing babies.  I dug and dug and in the end, I found that she had four children who died as infants.  It felt so good to find them and add them to my tree with the details of their short but precious lives.

At one point in my post I wrote:

“Oh, Mary.

How many more babies did you lose?”

That was when I had found three and knew there was still at least one missing.  Four babies lost feels like an overwhelming amount of sorrow for one mother.

I noted that there was more work to do on Mary’s family.  I just didn’t expect that I would write another post about my cousin Mary.  I certainly wasn’t planning on it.

But last week, something kept nagging at me to look at Mary’s family some more.  A few hours in, I was unbelievably heartbroken.  For two days, I dug and scratched, and felt sick to my stomach.  I created a timeline for the entire family and felt even more distressed.

Mary’s story is one of the saddest I have ever uncovered.

 

Her first taste of death.

 

When Mary was just a few months shy of her eleventh birthday, her only older sibling, Andrew Brown, died.  His cause of death was 1 – strumous abscess, 2 – phthisis.  In other words, he died of a cold that originated from tuberculosis, and tuberculosis.1

I am sure that was terribly sad for Mary.  But, she had nine other siblings, both of her parents were alive, and I imagine that life probably moved along okay after some grieving.

 

Mary & William

 

A little more than twelve years later, Mary Brown and William Wood were married.2  Forty-three days later, their first child, Alexander Wood was born, 17 March 1894.3

living child count: 1

Just a few weeks before his first birthday, Alexander died of acute pneumonia.4

living child count: 0

Mary was already expecting her second child when Alexander was buried.  That child, William Wood was born 31 October 1895.5

living child count: 1

A little more than two years later, John Wood was born 20 November 1897.6

living child count: 2

Fifteen months after John’s birth, Mary would say goodbye to her own mother, Janet Lorimer Fulton.  Janet succumbed to uterine cancer after a two year battle on 16 February 1899.7  She was just 48 years old.  Mary was only a few months past her twenty-eighth birthday.

But Mary was about to enter a period of her life that included a presumably welcome respite from loss.  Her next five children would be born without the sorrow of death touching their young family.  First, Hugh Brown Wood in 1900.8  Then Annie Wood in 1902.9  David Wood in 1904.10  Edward Brown Wood in 1907.11  And Alexander Wood in 1910.12

living child count: 7

Alexander only lived for twenty days.  6 May 1910, Alexander Wood died of infantile debility.13  In our day, we call this failure to thrive.  Alexander was not able to absorb nutrition from his food.

living child count: 6

Mary went on to give birth to her second known daughter, Janet Brown Wood, 19 June 1911.14

living child count: 7

At eighteen months of age, Janet died on Christmas Eve 1912 of capillary bronchitis and cardiac failure.15  My marvelous middle boy contracted RSV as an infant.  It was so painful to watch him struggle to breathe.  But I had the wonders of modern medicine to assist me in keeping him breathing.  Mary had to hold her baby, watch her struggle for every breath and see her die in her arms.  At least, that is how I imagine it happening.  Such a heartbreaking picture.

living child count: 6

Eight months later, on 29 August 1913, Mary Wood was born.16

living child count: 7

Mary would only live for seven months.  4 January 1915, Mary died of meningitis.17

living child count: 6

Eight months later another daughter, also named Mary, was born 18 September 1915.18

living child count: 7

Seven short days after Mary’s birth, William Wood, William & Mary’s second born child, perished in the Battle of Loos just before his twentieth birthday on 25 September 1915.19

living child count: 6

Almost two years after William’s death, John Wood, third-born child, was married 8 August 1917.20  I hope the thought of future grandchildren cheered Mary’s heart.

At least for a minute.  Sadly, those grandchildren did not manifest.  John’s wife Ellison went on to marry again on 25 November 1921.21  She was listed as a widow on the marriage record.  Despite extensive efforts to find John’s death record, so far, that record has not been located.  I wonder if he may have decided to join the war efforts after his marriage and perished like his brother.  There are plenty of WWI death records that could be him, but they sadly lack enough detail to be certain.

living child count: 5

A little more than a month after Ellison’s remarriage, Hugh Brown Wood & Martha Blair Dean Boyd were married 31 December 1921.22

Sometime during 1922, Hugh & Martha gave Mary her first grandchild, Agnes Blair Boyd Wood.23

living child count: 5

living grandchild count: 1

 

The beginning of the end

 

The following year, on 22 November 1923,24 Annie Wood lost her life at the age of 21 in the Fever Hospital of Bannockburn.25  Her cause of death?  Phthisis pulmonalis.  Today we would call that pulmonary tuberculosis.  I wonder if Annie’s death reminded Mary of her older brother’s death?  They would have been so similar.

living child count: 4

living grandchild count: 1

Sometime after Annie’s death, Hugh & Martha would have a child named William.  He would later serve as the informant on his own father’s death record,26 but his birth falls in the period where records are not publicly available to view.  I’m hoping his birth brought some joy for Mary.

living child count: 4

living grandchild count: 2

That joy would be interrupted when Edward Brown Wood, just seventeen years old, died in Ochil Hills Sanatorium after a two year battle with pulmonary tuberculosis on 15 February 1925.27

living child count: 3

living grandchild count: 2

For nearly six years, Mary would enjoy another respite from loss.  Until on 14 December 1930, David, at the age of twenty-six, would die of phthisis pulmonalis at home.28  Another death caused by tuberculosis.  If you are counting, this one makes four – three children, one sibling.

living child count: 2

living grandchild count: 2

In early May of 1934, Mary’s youngest daughter would give birth to an illegitimate son named Hugh Brown Wood.

living child count: 2

living grandchild count: 3

Hugh would live for two short weeks before dying of: 1 – prematurity, 2 – congenital debility, and worst of all 3 – pemphigus, on 17 May 1934 at the Royal Infirmary in Stirling.29  Pemphigus is a horrible disease where watery blisters form on the skin.

living child count: 2

living grandchild count: 2

A mere twelve days after the horrors of Hugh’s death, his mother, Mary Wood, youngest child of William & Mary, would also die of phthisis – or tuberculosis – in the home of her parents at the age of 18 on 29 May 1934.30

living child count: 1

living grandchild count: 2

Five deaths to tuberculosis, four of them Mary’s children, one a brother.  Four infant deaths.  One death in battle.  And one unknown cause of death.  At least eleven children were born to Mary Brown & William Wood.  Mary & William would lose ten – TEN! – of those children during their lifetimes.  Only two of their children would marry.  They would have only three known grandchildren.  I feel so numb when I consider the sheer number of deaths Mary experienced.  Horrible, painful deaths.

There would again be a rest from death for a time.  There would even be a few bright spots in Mary’s family despite the fact that WWII was raging.  24 April 1942, Mary’s granddaughter Agnes Blair Boyd Wood & Andrew Wilson were married very near Mary’s home.31  Two years later, Agnes & Andrew would welcome their first child, a girl.  A girl who is now an older woman.  A LIVING, older woman.

living child count: 1

living grandchild count: 2

living great-grandchild count: 1

 

One last death

 

Four years later, Mary would lose her husband of fifty-four years, William Wood, on 31 July 1948.32  His cause of death was listed as “senile changes”.  Merciful?  Possibly.

Mary Brown would live for nearly seven years without her husband.  Seven years with only ONE of her eleven children.  But seven years with the hope of a future for her posterity as those 3 precious grand, and great-grandchildren continued to LIVE.

1955 began in sorrow for Hugh Brown Wood as his mother Mary died on 1 January in his home.33  Just like her husband William, Mary’s cause of death is listed as “senile changes”.  Merciful?  I hope so.  I would not normally feel peace about the indignity of death to Alzheimers/dementia, but in Mary’s case, I hope she was transported back to that decade of joy when her family only grew and she had 7 children living.  I hope that on her bad days, Hugh & Martha never reminded her of the tragedies she experienced over and over and over again.  I hope they let her live blissfully in any happy memories she found in those last days.

A little more than two years after Mary’s death, her only child to outlive her, Hugh, would die of coronary thrombosis on 11 April 1957.34  I am so glad for Mary’s sake, that Hugh’s heart held out until after Mary had passed.

 

Grappling to understand

 

How did one woman survive so much loss?

I cannot begin to imagine what that was like.

I feel raw.  The realization of the sorrows of Mary’s life is new for me.  Her pain ended more than 62 years ago, but I discovered one horrifying record after another in very quick succession.  Every part of me aches for Mary.  I will probably ache for a while.  But I imagine she made peace with it all either near the end of her life or in her joyous – and LARGE – reunion after her death.

I don’t want Mary to feel even a moment more of the pains of her life, but I hope that she knows I am feeling pain for her suffering.  I hope she knows that I discovered not only her missing babies, but also the immense sorrow of her many, many losses.  I don’t know what it feels like to be in Heaven, but if my telling of her story brings anything to her today – I hope it is a sense of being loved, understood, honored, respected, and revered.

Mary now holds a very special place in my heart.  I will carry her with me for all of my days.

 

My very dear cousin Mary, I hope you are experiencing peace and joy you could never have anticipated during your painful journey through mortality.

 

 

 

note: It is possible that William and Mary had additional children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  They have been carefully searched for and not found.  Grandchildren and great-grandchildren are more difficult to identify without the help of living descendants.  If you are a descendant of Mary, I welcome your input and contact – amberlysfamilyhistory {@} yahoo {dot} com.

 

 


  1. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 14 July 2009), death entry for Andrew Brown, 25 September 1881, Hamilton in Lanark; citing Statutory Registers no. 647/00 0351. 
  2. Scotland, “Statutory Marriages 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2018), marriage entry for William Wood and Mary Brown, 1894, Bothwell in Lanark; citing Statutory Registers no. 625/1 4. 
  3. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017, ” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2018), birth entry for Alexander Wood, 1894, Bothwell in Lanark; citing Statutory Registers no. 625/1 90. 
  4. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2019), death entry for Alexander Wood, 1895, Bothwell in Lanark; citing Statutory Registers no. 625/1 41. 
  5. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), birth entry for William Wood, 31 October 1895, Bothwell in Lanark; citing Statutory Registers no. 625/1 393. 
  6. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), birth entry for John Wood, 20 November 1897, Cowie near Bannockburn in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/02 0151. 
  7. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 14 July 2009), death entry for Janet Brown, 16 February 1899, Bothwell in Lanark; citing Statutory Registers no. 625/01 0050. 
  8. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), birth entry for Hugh Brown Wood, 14 July 1900, Cowie, near Bannockburn in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/2 114. 
  9. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 8 January 2018), birth entry for Annie Wood, 1 September 1902, Cowie in Bannockburn in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/2 171. 
  10. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 30 January 2018), birth entry for David Wood, 27 October 1904, Cowie near Bannockburn in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/2 219. 
  11. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), birth entry for Edward Brown Wood, 20 September 1907, Cowie, near Bannockburn in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/2 285. 
  12. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017, ” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: accessed 7 January 2018), birth entry for Alexander Wood, 1910, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 134. 
  13. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2019), death entry for Alexander Wood, 1910, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 53. 
  14. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2019), birth entry for Janet Wood, 1911, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 252. 
  15. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2019), death entry for Janet Brown Wood, 1912, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 166. 
  16. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017, ” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2018), birth entry for Mary Wood, 1913, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 356. 
  17. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2018), death entry for Mary Wood, 1915, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 2. 
  18. Scotland, “Statutory Births 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2019), birth entry for Mary Wood, 1915, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 347. 
  19. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/737696/wood,-william/ 
  20. Scotland, “Statutory Marriages 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 27 January 2018), marriage entry for John Wood and Ellison Lough, 18 August 1917, Plean near St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/01 0039. 
  21. Scotland, “Statutory Marriages 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 27 January 2018), marriage entry for Peter Wilson Lister and Ellison Hutchison Wood, 25 November 1921, Cowie near St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/01 0076. 
  22. Scotland, “Statutory Marriages 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), marriage entry for Hugh Brown Wood and Martha Blair Dean Boyd, 31 December 1921, Falkirk in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 479/ 13. 
  23. The actual record for this birth is too recent to purchase and view, but the item is easily located on Scotlands People because of the uniqueness of the name: WOOD AGNES B BOYD F 1922 488/1 186 St Ninians. 
  24. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 28 January 2018), death entry for Annie Wood, 22 November 1923, Bannockburn near St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 108. 
  25. http://www.scottish-places.info/features/featurefirst89859.html 
  26. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), death entry for Hugh Brown Wood, 11 April 1957, Bannockburn, near St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 30. 
  27. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), death entry for Edward Brown Wood, 15 February 1925, Orwell in Kinross; citing Statutory Registers no. 463/ 5. 
  28. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 30 January 2018), death entry for David Wood, 14 December 1930, Plean in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 104. 
  29. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), death entry for Hugh Brown Wood, 17 May 1934, Stirling in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 490/ 161. 
  30. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), death entry for Mary Wood, 29 May 1934, Fallin near St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 77. 
  31. Scotland, “Statutory Marriages 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), marriage entry for Andrew Wilson and Agnes Blair Boyd Wood, 24 April 1942, Stirling in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 490/ 108. 
  32. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), death entry for William Wood, 31 July 1948, Fallin near St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 69. 
  33. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2017,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 7 January 2019), birth entry for Mary Wood, 1955, St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 1. 
  34. Scotland, “Statutory Deaths 1855-2016,” database, Scotlands People (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 31 January 2018), death entry for Hugh Brown Wood, 11 April 1957, Bannockburn, near St Ninians in Stirling; citing Statutory Registers no. 488/1 30. 


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Photograph Showcase: Kate & Bill – for just 5 years

 

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William Joseph Millan & Catherine Boles Young

Kate & Bill were both born in Scotland.  Bill arrived in the US first in 1907 when he was just 19 years old.  Kate arrived in 1910 when she was 11 years old.  They married on 4 September 1918 in Montana.  I imagine this photo was taken near that time.  What a beautiful portrait.  I love Kate’s dress!

Two years after they were married, Kate & Bill welcomed their only child into the world, Catherine Lucille Millan.  Young Catherine was born in Montana.  Kate would only live for three more years before succumbing to tuberculous meningitis on 18 July 1923.  She died just a few months shy of her 24th birthday and her 5th wedding anniversary.

Life can be bitterly unfair at times.  She served as a nurse, we believe during WWI.  She was my great grandmother’s only sister.  She was a daughter, a wife, a mother.  People loved her, needed her, and yet, she passed from this life too soon.

William would go on to struggle for many, many years.  He was not able to care for Catherine Lucille as a single dad working in the mines.  So, she was bounced around between relatives.  Eventually, she would marry and have three children of her own.

This photograph is one of very few remnants of Kate’s short life.  I hope her small posterity will find it here and treasure it.

 

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Here is the original scan.  The handwriting in blue ink is Aunt Barbara’s, and the writer of the penciled words is unidentified.  This photo was loaned to me by Aunt Barbara to scan.  I am so glad.  I did have a previous scan of this photo that was done on an all-in-one scanner several years ago.  It wasn’t nearly as detailed as this version.  Notice the photographers mark in the bottom right as seen below:

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Happy Thursday, I hope you make a wonderful photo discovery this week!