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Death of Bert Allen Roberts

The Elwood Call-Leader, dated 2 May 1949, chronicled the horrific death of my paternal grandfather, Bert Allen Roberts. Continue reading

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Donna & Riviera Theatre – In the News – 10 Apr 1925

In 1925, Donna Darling’s show was at the Riviera Theatre in Anderson, Indiana. Noted in the Anderson Herald for her beauty and talents, Donna’s troupe, selected from California studios, performed varied acts, including dance and comedy. The show, praised for its impressive stage design and wholesome entertainment, added to Donna’s vaudeville career history. Continue reading

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Donna & the Wild Opera House In the News

In 1925, Donna Darling’s Bathing “Girl Revue”—a classy variety show featuring music, dance, and comedy—performed at Noblesville’s Wild Opera House on April 6th and 7th adding another chronical to her career. Continue reading

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Nelson Barnes & the 1840 Census

Roberts ResearchRoberts-Barnes LineBy Don Taylor As I began researching my 3rd great-grandparents, Joel and Lucy Wilson (Taft) Barns, I found I know virtually nothing about them, and other researchers apparently know very little about them either. As such, I’ve found … Continue reading

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Manning – Surname Saturday

Brown/Manning LineBy Don Taylor Name Origin[i] Family Search indicates that Mannin can be an Irish variant of Mannion and is found in Finland, the United States, and England. Manning can be an English variation of Ó Mainnin or is a … Continue reading

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