Monthly Archives: July 2022

 Lewis – Surname Saturday

Roberts-Barnes-Taft-Sutherland-Lewis Line By Don Taylor Lewis is a common name with many different potential sources. It may be an Americanized form of the French Louis, Irish Mac Loughaidh, or Welsh Llywelyn. As my Lewis ancestors appear to have been English, … Continue reading

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Photo Friday – Modes, Montpelier, & Moody

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 91 By Don Taylor This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 90

Donna Darling & Sammy Clark – Booked Solid Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor I’m looking at an advertising sheet from the Donna Darling Collection for Treasure Chest Thursday. The sheet includes photos of Donna and Sammy. It appears it … Continue reading

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Bert Allen Roberts & Franklin County, Illinois, Births 1900-1904

Roberts Line By Don Taylor My paternal grandfather, Bert Allen Roberts, was born in Sesser, Franklin County, Illinois, on 7 September 1903, the third child of Hugh Ellis and Clora Dell (Scott) Roberts. I already had a copy of Hugh’s … Continue reading

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Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Mayberry  in the Censuses

Census Sunday Blanchard Project Blanchard-Bodge-Mayberry Line By Don Taylor Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Mayberry Bodge died October 10, 1882, at 45, suggesting she was born in 1837 or 1838. Her marker indicates she was the “Dau. of Edward & Frances Mayberry.”[i] … Continue reading

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