Author Archives: Don Taylor

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 114

Photo Friday –Peacock, Peckham, & Pelletier. Beatrice Peacock, Nurse, circa 1935. The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Beatrice Peacock, ME Eye & Ear Infirmary #870.” Why I believe this to be the individual. I am comfortable that this … Continue reading

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Jury Frees Grandpa Brown

Grandpa Brown In the News 90 Years Ago Today By Don Taylor I’m sure Grandpa Brown was worried and concerned about what the Grand Jury would find. It must have been a scary ten weeks between his being bound to … Continue reading

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Donna – Jefferson Theatre, Auburn, New York

100 Years ago – 8 January 1923. “Donna 100 years ago” reviews my grandmother’s vaudeville life. Madonna Montran, aka “Donna Montran” & “Donna Darling,” had an exciting career during the 1920s. A definite headliner, she crisscrossed the country with her … Continue reading

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Don Taylor Genealogy – 2022 Year in Review

By Don Taylor The primary purpose of my blog is to help me understand my genealogical findings. It is like a diary or journal that I use to focus on what I know. It helps me to stay focused and … Continue reading

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Payer (née Le Gassey), Payne, & Payson.

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 typically contain the name who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in … Continue reading

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