Monthly Archives: February 2023

Ancestor Sketch – Marie G Hawley

Raidt ProjectRaidt–Langford-Hawley LineBy Don Taylor Marie G Hawley was born on 1 Apr 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; her father, Joseph, was 39, and her mother, Odelie, was 38. She married John Willie Langford on 20 Jul 1918 in Hennepin County, … Continue reading

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Donna & Family Theater In the News – 1925

Donna Darling at Family Theatre, Lafayette, IN, February 26-28, 1925. Donna in the News by Don Taylor “Donna in the News” is my reporting of newly found newspaper articles and advertisements regarding my grandmother, Madonna Montran (aka Donna Montran and … Continue reading

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Photo Friday – Pierce (née Garland), Pillsbury, Pinkham (née Haines), & Plummer

I identified five more people in my photo sets:
• Esther Pierce (née Garland), circa 1946.
• Robert “Bob” Pillsbury, Marine, circa 1944
• Eleanor Pinkham, Nursing Student, circa 1934.
• Olive Isabelle Pinkham (née Haines), circa 1935.
• Viola Amelia Plummer, circa 1935.
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Charlotte Montran – In the News

Montran MondayBy Don Taylor This week for Montran Monday[i], I found the following article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) – 7 Jun 1933 via Midweek Junior Eagle If you are planning a trip in the near future, do … Continue reading

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Dürst/Durst – Surname Saturday

Darling-Huber-Trümpi-Dürst LineBy Don Taylor Name Origin[i] Family Search and Ancestry indicate Dürst is a nickname from Middle High German turst ‘boldness’ or durst ‘thirst and that Durst is just a variation of the name. Geographical In World: Forebears indicates that … Continue reading

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