Tag Archives: 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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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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Road Trip & [Clifford] Dick Brown in Corozal, Canal Zone, Panama.

I have never been on a genealogical research trip.  Certainly, I’ve had a desire to go to the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the National Archives in Washington … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago – Ida Mae Barber Knight – (1873-1953)


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23 December 1914 – Ida Mae Barber Knight Ida Mae Barber Knight One hundred years ago Ida Mae Barber (Montran) (Fisher) (Holdsworth) Knight was living with her husband, Harvey Watson Knight, in their new home on Lawndale Avenue in Detroit, … Continue reading

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Donna Darling – May 17-18, 1924 – Babcock Theatre, Billings, MT

Donna Darling in Billings, MT, at the Babcock Theatre – Date: May 17-18, 1924 I’m still looking to find more about Donna’s time in the Spring of 1924. I know she was in Bridgeport, CT in early February but have … Continue reading

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My DNA Projects – 1 October 2014

Where I am at with my various DNA Projects, October 1st, 2014. Ancestry.Com I was mightily disappointed when Ancestry quit support for their Y-DNA testing. I was surprised to see that my results and other information was still on Ancestry, … Continue reading

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1919-12-02 – Burley Theater – Burley, Idaho – Chin Chin Showing

Chin Chin played the Burley Theater, Burley, Idaho, on December 2, 1919. Beauties of Chin Chin Burley Bulletin – 28 Nov 1919 – Page 11 I was able to view the microfilm of the Burley Bulletin and the Burley Herald … Continue reading

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Donna in Boise, ID at the Pinney Theatre – Dec 4-7, 1919

Donna’s next stop with the company of Chin Chin was in Boise, Idaho on December 4th to the 7th.  The Idaho Statesman ran many agent supplied articles and advertising for the show.  Articles began in the “What Boise Theatre Managers … Continue reading

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Donna has “Pleasing Voice,” at the Orpheum Theater – Ogden, Utah – Nov. 26th, 1919

Donna has “Pleasing Voice,” at the Orpheum Theater – Ogden, Utah – Nov. 26th, 1919 After the two nights in Salt Lake City, the “Chin Chin” company packed up and headed to Ogden, UT, only 35 miles or so, to … Continue reading

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Donna in Denver, Nov 9-15, 1919 at the Broadway Theater


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Donna in Denver, Nov 9-15, 1919 at the Broadway Theater Donna must have been amazed by the organized chaos that followed the show’s end in Omaha.  It was pack up everything, the trunks of show clothing, as well as the … Continue reading

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