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Donna Montran Biplane Flights – 1915

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 UPDATED: May 20, 2021 The Boston Glove –  July 22, 1915, Page 8 TO FLY OVER COMMON Miss Donna Montran Expects to Drop Pennants and Tickets for Show From Biplane, Miss Donna Montran, one of … Continue reading

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Vincent-Vinson – Surname Saturday

By Don Taylor Name Origin It seems that the surname “Vinson” has two separate origins. First is that it comes from the “son of Vin or Vincent.” The second is that it is a corruption or variant of “Vincent.” It … Continue reading

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Beauties at City Hall, Boston, 1916, Included Donna Montran

Initially published on 2 March 2016 UPDATE – 19 June 2018 I found an article in the Boston Globe (via about the contest. That article was on the front page of the 11 December 1916 issue of the Boston Globe, … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 13

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Thursday, I’m looking at a clipping from the Donna Darling Collection Key features: The venue is the Allegheny Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. The show is “Donna Montran and her … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Elishaba Smith

52 Ancestors – Week 191 By Don Taylor Elishaba Smith was born, lived her entire life, and died in New London County, Connecticut. What makes that statement so odd and what provided such a source for learning for me was … Continue reading

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