Same couple, same evening, two weddings. George Dallas Hill and Edith (Sterling) Hill.
Benjamin Franklin “Frank B.” Wright – In censuses and in between
My great grandfather was born Benjamin Franklin Wright, about 1892 in Delaware (“near Harrington”). He appears to have been named for his father, Benjamin Franklin Wright, (and presumably also for another, more famous, Benjamin Franklin). My great grandfather though, didn’t much like his given name, and for most of his life went by “Frank B.”... Continue Reading →
Mining Census Data for Historical Context – Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1920
Analyzing full census data for Bridgeport City and Fairfield County, Connecticut, in 1920 to get some context for a Polish family of interest living there at the time.
George William Rutledge: From Dedham, Massachusetts to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For Week 4 of Amy Johnson Crow's #52 Ancestors challenge, the suggestion is to write about someone we'd like to invite to dinner. The person who came to mind is my 2nd-great grandfather, George William Rutledge. While I would like to know more about most of my ancestors, and I'm sure many of them would... Continue Reading →
My Ancestors’ Longevity
It's Week 3 of the #52Ancestors writing challenge, and this time the prompt is "longevity." I took this suggestion as motivation to look at the pattern of longevity of my ancestors over time, and I came up with the following: Some caveats: Clearly, not all of my direct ancestors are shown here; I only included... Continue Reading →
52 Ancestors – Week 2 Roundup
Favorite posts from Week 2 of the #52Ancestors challenge
52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Granny & Uncle Jim
The photograph I've chosen is from Christmas Eve, 1984, of Edith (Sterling) "Granny" Hill (my great-grandmother) and James "Uncle Jim" Davis (husband of Granny's sister, Frances).
52 Ancestors – Some Week 1 Favorites
Over the past week, I've been pleased to see that many genealogists have been spurred on by the 52 Ancestors challenge. After following the #52Ancestors hashtag on twitter, here are some that have grabbed my attention.