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Friday, May 29, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
|Clockwise: The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Texas) - May 22, 1922, |
May 20, 1915, and May 25, 1916. My grandfather, Redic Bryan, was a member
of the above Woodmen of the World (W.O.W.) Camp.
My grandmother, Myrtie Hairston
Bryan and her daughters were members of Woodmen Circles.
Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day, was first widely observed at Arlington National Cemetery in 1868. Around the country many have Monday off from work and there are huge sales everywhere.
Was this always the case? I checked my Baylor County Banner films and found only brief mentions of Decoration Day between 1914 and 1922. The three clippings pictured above were the most lengthy.
|Clipped from The Waterloo Press, 4 Jun 1868, Thu, Page 2|
|Clipped from Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette, 14 May 1869, Fri, Page 4|
|Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 24 May 1897, Mon, Page 14|
|Clipped from Lebanon Daily News, 26 May 1911, Fri, Page 6|
Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania). Friday, May 26, 1911. Newspapers.com
Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Friday, May 14, 1869. Newspapers.com
Quinn, Diana. "Moments in Time, A Genealogy Blog." : A Day of Remembrance. 27 May 2013. Web. 25 May 2015. <http://momentsintimeagenealogyblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-day-of-remembrance.html>.
The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Texas). Thursday, May 20, 1915. Microfilm.
The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Texas). Thursday, May 25, 1916. Microfilm.
The Waterloo Press (Waterloo, Indiana). Thursday, June 4, 1868. Newspapers.com
Friday, May 15, 2015
|James Gallagher Richardson Jr. 1930 - 1988|
James Gallaghar Richardson, Jr. was my mother's sister's husband and the only uncle that I ever knew. This was taken in the late 1940s after Jimmy's time in the Army. Behind Jimmy is friend, Bob Pressler. I would assume the photo was taken in NY, probably Franklin Square.
I've had this photo on my desktop waiting for a good time to post it and now is the perfect time. Uncle Jimmy died of ALS in 1988. My Aunt Janet is going to walk in the ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS on September 19, 2015 on Long Island. If you want to donate, click here to see her page with more about Uncle Jimmy.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
|Happy Mother's Day, Mom!|
|Happy Mother's Day to my sister - a wonderful mother and grandmother!|
|Happy Mother's Day to my Aunt!|
|Doris Staubach Quinn - My mother-in-law.|
1929 - 2012
|Edith Giddens Davis, my grandmother|
|Myrtie Hairston Bryan, my grandmother|
|Harriet Albritton Bryan, my great-grandmother|
|Lodema Criswell Hairston, my great-grandmother|
|Bertha Davis Hawkins, my great-grandmother|
1879 - 1965
|Mary Lucy Glynn Giddens, my great-grandmother|
|Julia Harvey Glynn, with daughter Carrie, my great-great-grandmother|
Died in 1919
|Elizabeth Regan Bryan, my great-great-grandmother|
|Caroline Olive Davis, my great-great-grandmother|
1847- after 1901
|Mary Ann "Polly" Evans Criswell, my great-great-grandmother|
Friday, May 1, 2015
This is such a sweet photo. Maybe 1934 or 1935 in New York City. Four are the children of William Quinn and Susan Murray. The other is a neighbor. In the front are twins, Helen and William Quinn. The girls in the back, from left to right, are Kathleen (Kitty) Quinn, Patricia (Patsy), and Betty McGuire, the neighbor.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
|This photo and one other can be found at the post|
The Quinn-Murray Family in 1930
|500 W. 174th Street|
|512 135th Street|
"500 West 174th Street." Google Maps. Web. 25 Apr. 2015.
"512 West 135th Street." Google Maps. Web. 25 Apr. 2015.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, "Certificate and Record of Birth," William Joseph Quinn, April 2, 1930.
Quinn Family photograph, New York City, 1930; digital image 2009, privately held by Diana Bryan Quinn, Virginia 2015.
Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1579; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 1095; Image: 888.0; FHL microfilm: 2341314
Friday, April 17, 2015
Charles entered the Navy during WWII and they moved to Florida sometime during the war. It is unknown as to when they sold the house.
|263 Irvington Ave, South Orange, New Jersey at Google Maps|
I wondered about the welding sign seen in the front yard. Did Charles have a
welding business? A search at Ancestry.com indicated that Charles worked for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company while living in South Orange. And, a Google Map search for the house revealed that it still looks very much the same and welding sign was not in the yard, but on the side of a shop next to the house.
|This photo, labeled Charlie & Louise's Trailer - 1930s,|
was on the same page as the house photo on Irvington Avenue.
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
"Google Maps." Google Maps. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.
"South Orange Home." 263 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079 Is Off Market. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.
Year: 1930; Census Place: South Orange, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: 1343; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0611; FHL microfilm: 2341078
Year: 1940; Census Place: South Orange, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: T627_2340; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 7-352