Category Archives: Surnames S-Z

Happy 90th Birthday, Mom – I wish you were here

Today, April 3rd, would have been my mother’s 90th birthday. Here are a few pictures of her with some of her favorite people.

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Mother and infant in a rocking chair

Surprise! I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite photos of my mother and me.

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Uncles Perry and Ernest WILSON: My Grandfather’s Locomotive Engineering Brothers – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 6)

My maternal grandfather Roy U. WILSON was one of 8 children of Isaac Andrew and Barbara (HAAS) WILSON. There were four girls and four boys. Roy was the youngest. Of his three older brothers, one died in Colorado, and the … Continue reading

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Ancestor Adventuring and Adventures – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 22, 24, 25, 46, 47, 62, 63, 72, 73, 96, 114, 480, 960)

Lately, I’ve been writing a few articles to go along with the weekly suggested themes of the 52 Ancestors Challenge. It’s what got me started with this blog in January 2014* during Amy Johnson Crow’s first year of the challenge. … Continue reading

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William COTTER and Catherine (SHANAHAN) COTTER: From Ireland to America 1849 – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 46 and 47)

William COTTER and Catherine (SHANAHAN) COTTER were already married when they emigrated from Ireland to New York in 1849. They brought some of their children with them, and some were born in the USA.

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