Tag Archives: RENFRO

Earl Lawrence TRAUTMAN (1893-1964) : “Auto Salesman Arraigned in Hit and Run” or How my Grandfather Got into the 1940 Census Twice – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 4)

So today, I’m out and about to get groceries and such, and I’m backing up in this big, red SUV I’m sharing.1 I look in my rear view mirror and see what appears to be this huge metal light pole. … Continue reading

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The Much Married Renfro – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 22)

Well, here we go again. Just when I thought the story¬†couldn’t get any juicier, my great, great grandfather John Marion RENFRO¬†has outdone himself. Well, he outdid himself. And how appropriate that this week’s topic for 52 Ancestors is weddings. I … Continue reading

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COTTER and SHANAHAN – Kiss Me, I’m 1/16th Irish! – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 23, 46, and 47)

I have an Irish line. I am 1/16th Irish. I know the surnames and some first names. I know where they lived in the U.S. I even know they were born in Ireland (making them an Irish line). Yep, I … Continue reading

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John Marion RENFRO – Union Soldier and Polygamist – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 22)

John Marion RENFRO was my paternal grandmother’s maternal grandfather. He was born about 1846 in either Madison County or Rock Island County, Illinois, to Absalom RENFRO and Elizabeth (CORMACK) RENFRO. The surname RENFRO is of Scottish origin (possibly of the … Continue reading

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My Veteran Ancestors – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 2, 6, 22, 56, 58, 62, 152, and 176)

Yesterday, I published articles on two of my ancestors. In honor of their service, I thought I would write a brief military biography of each of the rest of my veteran ancestors.

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