Category Archives: In the news

Newspaper articles about individuals I am tracking “In the News.”

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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Donna & Crescent Theatre In the News

Donna Darling at Crescent Theatre, Perth Amboy, NJ, 18-20 December 1922 Donna in the News 100 Years Ago by Don Taylor “Donna in the News” is my reporting of newly found newspaper articles and advertisements regarding my grandmother, Madonna Montran … Continue reading

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Bound to the Grand Jury

Grandpa Brown In the News 90 Years Ago By Don Taylor No longer front page news, the story of Grandpa Brown moved to page 2. At this point, Grandpa Brown had been in jail for 10 days. He was awaiting … Continue reading

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Manslaughter Charge Filed

Grandpa Brown In the News 90 Years Ago By Don Taylor My grandpa, Richard “Dick” Brown, was born Clifford Brown (he changed his name in his 30s). Ninety years ago today, Grandpa (Clifford) and the death of Irwin Thompson was … Continue reading

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