Thursday, August 30, 2012

Under Construction - Warner Middle School

It looks like the old bleachers are coming down at Warner Middle School in Westminster, CA!

Here is 'Live' link to the construction site webpage:


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Occupation: Costermonger

A seller of fruits & vegetables; also referred to as a Coster

A common sight in mid-Victorian England, these street vendors would use a loud sing-song chant to attract attention. Their cart could be a stationary market stall, mobile wheelbarrel, or horse-drawn cart.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Newsworthy 1846 Marriage of Thomas Cassingham to Eliza Amos

Thomas Cassingham  -  age 65
Eliza Amos  - age 14yrs

Married in Challock, Ashford, Kent England

  21 March 1846

Carlisle Journal

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free Digital Library of Historical Directories

Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It is a free website produced by the University of Leicester and is very user friendly being searchable by location, decades, or keywords.
Using this site I was able to locate our ancestor, Odian Cassingham, listed  in the History, Gazetteer & Directory of Kent, Vol. II, 1847  under Folkstone Hundred as a Farmer: 

In reading the descriptive of his parish, I also came across the name of his home, Copperhust, where he resided on Knoll Hill in Aldington, Ashford, Kent:

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Brides Dressed in Blue

Marriage of Dale Casteel,
son of Robert & Lucy Casteel,
Myrtle McDevitt

Thursday, 21 Aug 1919
Daily Illinois State Journal
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