Monday, April 30, 2012

Mappy Monday: 1812 Essex County MA Electoral Districts


"Printed in 1812, this political cartoon illustrates the electoral districts drawn by the Massachusetts legislature to favor the incumbent Democratic-Republicanparty candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists,  from which the term gerrymander is derived. The cartoon depicts the bizarre shape of a district in Essex County as a dragon."

 Source: wikipedia

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sentimental Sunday: Katherine (Kollain) Kolbush


Grandmother Katherine (Kollain) Kolbush
b. 18 Sept 1910 in New York City, to newly arrived immigrants Ignatz & Maria Kollain.  No birth record was filed.
Married Alexander Kolbush on 24 June 1928, in Jamesburg, NJ.

Katherine Kolbush
Sept 1947

Died 1 Nov. 1994

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Nation's Martyr


Death of President Lincoln:
At Washington, D.C. April 15th 1865. The Nation's Martyr


Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-19484;  LC-USZ62-43633 (b&w film copy neg.)
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Unknown, unknown...


This death certificate for
Joseph Lefebvre of Lowell, Massachusetts,
located on americanancestors.org is not much help....

(click image to enlarge)
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ancestor, Horace Lefebvre, a founding officer of Athletic Club in Lowell, MA




A New Athletic Club Organized.
The French Canadian Athletic club has
been organized with  the  following  officers:
President, Louis Loranger; vice president
Horace Lefebvre;  secretary, J. A. F.
Monette; treasurer, J. A. McCrecher

Lowell Sun; 4 Jan 1896
Lowell, Massachusettes
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Death by Illuminating Gas


Death Certificate of John Lefebvre of Natick, RI

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Toxic asphyxiation due to the displacement of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin by carbon monoxide.

Illuminating gas was used for gas lighting because it produced a much brighter light than natural gas or water gas.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Memorial to the men of the Titanic



TO THE BRAVE MEN
WHO PERISHED
IN THE WRECK
OF THE TITANIC
APRIL 15 1912
THEY GAVE THEIR
LIVES THAT WOMEN
AND CHILDREN
MIGHT BE SAVED
TO THE YOUNG AND THE OLD
THE RICH AND THE POOR
THE IGNORANT AND THE LEARNED
ALL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES NOBLY
TO SAVE WOMEN AND CHILDREN
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The Titanic Memorial is a granite statue located on P Street SW in Washington, D.C., next to the Washington Channel near Fort McNair.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

This date in history: Titanic Hits Iceburg


On this date: The steamer, Titanic, fatally strikes an iceburg at 20 minutes before midnight on 14 April 1912 and sank two hours and 40 minutes later.

Sadly, early newspaper reports couldn't have been more wrong.

Date: 1912-04-15; Paper: Olympia Record

 

Date: 1912-04-15; Paper: Grand Rapids Press





Thursday, April 12, 2012

This date in history: Her final image.


 
Last picture of the Titanic leaving Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland on her maiden voyage to New York, April 12, 1912.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On this date: Images from the Titanic on April 11, 1911


Trunks being carried aboard the Titanic, April 11, 1912.
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Woman selling Irish lace aboard the Titanic, April 11, 1912.
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Mail bags and trunks being loaded onto the Titanic, April 11, 1912
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Raising the anchor for the last time,
the Titanic departs Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland, at 1:55pm on April 11, 1912.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Using Morse's 1940 Census ED Finder to locate our ancestors


By knowing where the Welcheck's resided in the 1930 census and using Stephen Morse's

another set of Great-Grandparents were found in less than 5 minutes!

It couldn't be easier:


(click image to enlarge)

A special thank you to Stephen Morse and his One-Step pages.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Easter Sunday Walkabout


Easter on 5th Ave.

Easter Parade
NYC c.1911
The New York City Easter Parade 
- a festive strolling procession along 5th Avenue
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Success! Great-Grandma located in the 1940 Census


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Line 4 has our Great-Grandmother, Pauline Kolbush, as head of household, age 74, Wd, with her son, Joseph Kolbush.
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Monday, April 2, 2012