Tag Archives: Brown/Montran

My Male Ancestors – Birth, Death, and Age at Death

Brown/Montran Research Roberts/Barnes Research One of the reasons that I enjoy Randy Seaver’s blog, Genea-Musings is that he regularly makes me realize the missing branches I have in my tree leaves have lots more to do on my tree.  His … Continue reading

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One resource you probably aren’t using enough.

My Tappen, ND Connection By Don Taylor There is one resource I know that I don’t use enough, WorldCat. Every time I do use it I am amazed at the wonderful information I can find out about my ancestors. WorldCat … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Russell Erwin Kees (1927-2016)

By Don Taylor When I was growing up, my Uncle Russ was always a mystery – almost a myth. He was a photo on the wall and a wonder, as in “wonder what happened with Russell.  I knew my middle … Continue reading

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Appleton Surname and My Appleton Ancestors

Appleton Surname Saturday Name Origin Appleton is a surname based upon habitation, that is to say based upon where a person lived or came from. If it were Orchard, you would know right off; however, Appleton comes from æppeltun, Old … Continue reading

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

Got to love the vocabulary used in old newspapers. “Pulchritude” is the kind of word that if you Google it, you can see how many on-line dictionaries there are. When I googled it, the first non-dictionary entry for the word’s … Continue reading

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Sarah H Blackhurst Barber (1848-unk) – My Most Recent Immigrant Ancestor

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Montran/Barber/Blackhurst Sarah B Blackhurst is my most recent immigrant ancestor. Sarah was born in England, most likely in Sheffield, Yorkshire, about 1848 (I think Dec 1847). I use the 1900 Census for the basis of birthdates … Continue reading

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James Robert Mannin (1867-1937) – Second Great Grand Uncle

James Robert Mannin  (1867-1937) – Second Great Grand Uncle I don’t know much about my second great grandfather John William Manning. I thought I might learn more by researching his son, my great grandmother’s (Mary Elizabeth Manning Brown) half brother … Continue reading

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John William Manning (1846-1888)

Sometimes things get twisted in your tree.  I mean, I can see how it happened.  A wrong assumption here and a minor mistake there and before long you have a very interesting twist in a branch of your tree.  Such … Continue reading

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She Kissed Politicians in 1915

The Massachusetts Republican leadership were all there. Several hundred had gathered at the Hotel Brenton near the shores of Bass Point. The year was 1915, and there were many issues to be discussed. Former Governor Foss was there, so was … Continue reading

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Donna Montran Biplane Flights – 1915

UPDATED 29 October 2015 On July 22, 1915, (Page 8) The Boston Glove reported:  TO FLY OVER COMMON Miss Donna Montran Expects to Drop Pennants and Tickets for Show From Biplane, Miss Donna Montran, one of the pretty “belles of … Continue reading

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