It is New Year’s Eve 1852 and Henry Hydenwell sits at his desk by candlelight. He dips his quill pen in ink and begins to write his New Year’s resolutions.
Over and over during her lifetime, my mother and other relatives used to share family tidbits. One was that an ancestor had died in a snow bank with his thumb in a whiskey bottle–presumably to protect the contents.
I’ve been reading a local history about Eugene Township (Indiana) by Harold L. O’Donnell, which was published in 1963. In one chapter he mentions the Chicago and Eastern Illinois (C&EI) Railroad coming to town, and he discusses the danger it was to livestock.
Marilyn had been transcribing county death schedules from New Brunswick, and discovered that:
I thought readers might enjoy this paragraph written by census enumerator Mary Ames Atkins at the end of the 1880 Salem, Massachusetts census, Enumeration District 240:
These are copies of actual correspondence received by the Family History Department, Salt Lake City, Utah.
This long-forgotten Sligo, Ireland based firm of solicitors was a partnership between Mr W. H. Argue and Mr Talbot Phibbs. A 1920′s newspaper reported that they were actively considering taking on a third member of staff, a solicitor from England by the name of Cheetam.
For more details visit http://www.sligotown.net/courthouse.shtml
While extracting obituaries from the following newspaper I came across this humorous item.
Joyce Hambleton Whitten