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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Friday's Photo: Grandparents

Back - Elizabeth Giddens James, Louis James, Mary "Lucy" Glynn Giddens
Front - Grandpa House, Grandpa James with Dorothy, Grandma House.
 


My new grandson
As I have a new grandson and my friends are calling me grandma, I thought I would post a photo of grandparents. This photo, belonging to my mother, has several! 

The baby in the above photo is Dorothy James, born September 14, 1917 to Elizabeth Giddens James and Louis Miller James. Elizabeth Giddens James was my grandmother's sister. Baby Dorothy was my mother's first cousin. 

Elizabeth was the daughter of Mary "Lucy" Glynn and Charles Giddens. Lucy is pictured above. 

back of photo
Louis was the son of Evan Thomas James and Susanna Miller James. Evan Thomas James is holding Dorothy. Grandma and Grandpa House may be the parents of Grandpa James second wife, Mary House. 

The location of the photo is not known. It was most likely taken in Phillipsburg, New Jersey as many of the family members lived there in 1917.  

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Diana

© 2017

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Elizabeth M. Bryan. 

Thatcher, J. "Evan Thomas James - Facts." Ancestry.com. Web. 29 Dec 2017. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/20196807/person/914406184/facts

Thursday, December 28, 2017

William Joseph Quinn - Six Generations

I am writing this post for my son and daughter-in-law who chose to name their son, William Joseph Quinn. 

Years ago, when expecting my first child, my husband let me know I could choose the name if it were a girl, but a boy would have to be named William Joseph Quinn as he wanted to continue the family tradition.  Well, the first child was a girl, but the second was named William Joseph Quinn. No junior or senior. We didn't know how many preceded him until I began my genealogy research. 


The last two lines were found in the Catholic Parish Register for Kinvara, Galway, Ireland for December 1851.
Transcribed as follows
do 7th William of James Quinn and Kity Fahy
Caheravoneen    Sponsors - Martin Conoughton and  B. Quinn


The second William Joseph Quinn
The first William Joseph Quinn in this line was born December 7, 1851 in the Parish of Kinvara, Townland of Caheravoneen,  County Galway, Ireland. His parents were James Quinn and Catherine Fahey. He married Bridget Brannelly and was a farmer in Caheravoneen.

The second William Joseph Quinn was born on May 30, 1894, also in Caheravoneen. He was the fifth of eight children born to William Joseph Quinn and Bridget Brannelly. This second William Joseph Quinn immigrated to the United States in 1921. He married Susan Murray and raised five children in New York City. 

The third William Joseph Quinn
The third William Joseph Quinn was my father-in-law. He was born in New York City and, after college, joined the U.S. Army. He married his wife, Doris Staubach, in New York City. They had five children and lived in several states, France, and Germany during his career in the Army. 

My husband and son, both born in Virginia, are the fourth and fifth William Joseph Quinns. And my new grandson, born in China, is the sixth. 

The name has continued to be used for six generations, over a period of 166 years, and on three continents. 

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Diana

© 2017

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection Diana Bryan Quinn.

Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 for William Quin. 
Web. 27 Dec. 2017. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61039/02442_15_0046?indiv=try&h&db>.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: A Bienville Parish Christmas Card





This card was found in the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. It was sent to her grandparents Rev. Thomas J. Martin and Laura Bryan Cook from the Wesley Hammett family. Laura, Wesley, and Wesley's wife, Sally, were first cousins. The stamp indicates the card was probably sent in the 1920s - before 1928 as Thomas Martin died in April of 1928. 

I had planned to explain how Laura Martin and the Hammetts were related, but I felt I was writing in circles so made this chart. 


Click on the chart to enlarge.


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Diana

© 2017

Source

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Stamp Harding 1 1/2 - Google Search. Web. 24 Dec. 2017. <https://www.google.com/search?q=stamp+harding+1+1%2F2&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS691US691&oq=stamp+harding+1+1%2F2+&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3j0l2.19782j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8>.


Quinn, Diana. My Family - Bryan, Regan, Albritton, Hairston, Davis, Giddens, Glynn, Bradshaw, Britt, Quinn, Murray, Driscoll. Tree Overview - Ancestry.com.  Web. 24 Dec. 2017. <https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/45260559/recent?indiv=try&h&db>.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday's Photo: John and Henrietta Yeldell - A Christmas Card


I don't know why my cousin had this Christmas card from the Yedells with all of the other Bryan and Hairston family photos and documents. I haven't been able to find a connection. The card was sent about 1945 and the photo might be John and Henrietta's wedding photo. 

My cousin was only 13 years old when the card was sent, but John and Henrietta were at the right age to have been friends with my aunts or my father. 

I researched this couple at Ancestry.com. John was from Louisiana and Henrietta from upstate New York. Henrietta's obituary indicates the family remained in Missouri after their marriage. 

If this is your family, please contact me. It would be interesting to know why my Texas family had this card. 



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Diana

© 2017

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of 

Genealogy, Family Trees and Family History Records online - Ancestry.com. 
Web. 15 Dec. 2017. <https://www.ancestry.com/?indiv=try&h&db>.

Henrietta T. Yeldell - Obituary. Web. 15 Dec. 2017. <https://heartlandcremation.com/obituary/henrietta-t-yeldell/>.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday's Photo: Pearl Harbor

Whit Criswell Bryan 1920 - 2001
 Written on the back is
Whit C. Bryan
Phmlc - 1943
Pearl Harbor, T. H.

Dad arrived in Pearl Harbor right out of Hospital Corps School in June 1940.  He was stationed at Naval Mobile Hospital # 2 when the bombing occurred on December 7th. Dad remained at the mobile hospital until 1943. He took these photos while in Hawaii. 

Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Written on the back was Artie Shaw at the Breakers 1942. During World War II, Shaw enlisted in the United States Navy and shortly after formed a band, which served in the Pacific theater.

Joe E. Brown was an actor and comedian. During WWII, he spent a great deal of time entertaining troops. Written on the back is Joe E. Brown, Breakers, Honolula, Hawaii 1942.

 These past posts tell much more about Dad's time in Hawaii.

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Diana

© 2017

Sources

Artie Shaw. (2017, November 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:29, December 9, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Artie_Shaw&oldid=812664989

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn

Joe E. Brown. (2017, November 15). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:27, December 9, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joe_E._Brown&oldid=810508655