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Slave Narrative of Caroline Hammond

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Rogers Person Interviewed: Caroline Hammond Location: Baltimore, Maryland Place of Birth: Anne Arundel County MD Date of Birth: 1844 Place of Residence: 4710 Road, Baltimore, MD Interview at her home, 4710 Falls Road, Baltimore, Md. “I was born in Anne Arundel County near Davidsonville about 3 miles from South River in the year 1844. The daughter of a free man and a slave woman, who was owned by Thomas Davidson, a slave owner and farmer of Anne Arundel. He had a large farm and about 25 slaves on his farm all of whom lived in small huts with the exception of several of the household help who ate and slept in the manor house. My mother being one of the household slaves, enjoyed certain privileges that the farm slaves did not. She was the head cook of Mr. Davidson’s household. “Mr. Davidson and his family were considered people of high social standing in Annapolis and the people in the county. Mr. Davidson entertained on a large scale, especially many of the officers of the Naval Academy at Annapolis and his friends from Baltimore. Mrs. Davidson’s dishes were considered the finest, and to receive an invitation from the Davidsons meant that you would enjoy Maryland’s finest terrapin and chicken besides the best wine and champagne on...

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Biography of T. J. Jones

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now On the roll of Idaho’s distinguished lawyers is the name of T. J. Jones, of Boise. Faithfulness to duty and strict adherence to a fixed purpose in life will do more to advance a man’s interests than wealth or adventitious circumstances. The successful men of the day arc they who have planned their own advancement and have accomplished it in spite of many obstacles and with a certainty that could have been attained only through their own efforts. This class of men has a worthy representative in T. J. Jones, who began life amid unfavoring circumstances in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Born in Montour County, Pennsylvania, in 1857, he is of Welsh lineage. His father, David Jones, was born in a little County of Wales, whence he emigrated to America, locating in the Keystone state, where he married Miss Anna Naughton. He was a Baptist minister, and served as an officer in the war with Mexico. He died in 1861, from injuries received in said war, leaving a wife and five children. The subject of this review was only four years old at the time of his father’s death. He spent his childhood and youth in the state of his nativity, and when only eight years of age began earning his own livelihood by working...

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Biography of William H. Redway

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Business enterprise and success at Caldwell, Idaho, have an able representative in the subject of this sketch, William H. Redway, dealer in hardware and groceries. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, December 11, 1858, son of A. G. Redway, an honored pioneer of Idaho, whose history is referred to at length on another page of this work. William H. was very small at the time the family came west and settled on the Idaho frontier, and here he was reared, his education being received in St. Michael’s school at Boise and St. Mark’s school at Salt Lake City, both institutions under the supervision of the Episcopalian church. After completing his studies at Salt Lake City he returned to Boise and accepted the agency of the Utah, Idaho & Oregon stage line, which business occupied his time and attention for three years. During that period he was in what was known as the Wood river excitement, engaged in mercantile business for eight years. Selling out his business on Wood river, he moved to Salt Lake City, where he became bookkeeper for a large dry-goods house. In 1892 he came to Caldwell and bought out the mercantile firm of the M. B. Gwinn Mercantile Company, and has since been in business at this place, keeping a large and...

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Biography of Ludwick Oldenburg

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now LUDWICK OLDENBURG. – The distinguished orchardist, of whom we now have the privilege of speaking is one of the prominent men of Union county and by his commendable efforts, as well as by his excellent abilities and stanch moral worth, ahs merited the position that he holds, wherein he has demeaned himself with a discretion and wisdom that have commended him to his fellow men, while his most excellent achievements in the line in which he is industrially employed have placed his name among the largest and most capable fruit growers of the entire northwest. In the northern part of the renowned Anglo-Saxon country of Holland, our subject was born, and there he received his early training, which ceased when he had reached the age of eleven but further research was made by personal effort later in life. He continued with his father, a fruit grower of that country, until he had arrived at the age of twenty and then was forced to serve in the army for three years, following which he returned to his father’s farm for a time and then went to work at different occupations until he was thirty-three, at which time he came to America, landing first in Detroit, Michigan, where one year was spent. Then he came to Ann Arbor,...

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Biography of Hon. George W. Gorton

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The late Hon. George W. Gorton filled a place in the business and social circles of Soda Springs, and in fact of the entire state of Idaho, which will be vacant as long as his friends and admirers survive, for he was a man of marked individuality, a magnetic man who drew men to him and bound them with bonds of strongest friendship, and a helpful man who was always assisting others over rough places, and those who knew him believed that there was no man like him. Air. Gorton was born at Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 3, 1846, a son of Job P. and Deborah (Sweet) Gorton. His ancestors were English, and the progenitors of his families of Gorton and Sweet located early in Rhode Island, and some of their descendants participated in the Revolutionary struggle of the American colonies. His father and mother were born in Rhode Island and found a new home in Pennsylvania soon after their marriage. They had four children, and Mrs. Gorton died in giving birth to the subject of this sketch. George W. Gorton was educated in the public schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was only seventeen years old in 1863, when the fortunes of the Union cause, in the great struggle for northern and southern supremacy, were darker than...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. G. S. Christ

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. G. S. Christ, was born in Lehigh County, Pa., October 31, 1839; removed to Illinois, thence to Jewell County, Kan., October 1, 1870, and engaged in the practice of his profession; also took a homestead, and now owns the same. Attended the Medical department of the State University of Pennsylvania, located at Philadelphia. And graduated in 1866. Is a member of the Odd Fellows, K. of P. and P. O. S. of A. lodges. In the Odd Fellows Lodge he has held office of Past Grand, in the Masonic, Senior Warden, and in K. of P., High Worthy Chancellor. The doctor has been one of the Examiners of the Board of Education of Jewell County. Was in the United States army for two years as Citizen Sergeant. Was married October 30, 1860, in Lehigh, Pa., to Miss Eliza Warmkessel, now deceased. They had three children – Emma, George, and...

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Biographical Sketch of George A. Lorentz

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lorentz, George A.; plumber; born, Cassel, Germany, March 15, 1877; son of William and Marget Steiner Lorentz; educated at public, high and technical schools; married, Scranton, Pa., Nov. 1, 1898, Helen Schmidt; one son, George William, age 14 years; plumbing contractor since 1905; member Cleveland Master Plumbers Ass’n; 3rd degree Mason; member Germania. Favorite recreation:...

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Biography of Rolla Edwin Long

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Rolla Edwin Long, superintendent of the city schools of Galena, is an educator of wide and diversified experience in the schools of this state, and has spent altogether upwards of twenty years in a profession which is one of the most important to the welfare of mankind. In 1916 he entered upon his fourth consecutive year as superintendent of the schools of Galena. The people of that city take special pride in their schools, and Mr. Long has done much to raise the local school standards and improve the different departments of instruction. Under his supervision are six schools, a staff of thirty-seven teachers, and about seventeen hundred scholars enrolled. The first school he taught was in 1888. It was a country district seven miles southeast of Osage Mission in Neosho County. After the year spent there, he has consecutively taught for two years in the country at Blancheville in Marshall County; two years as principal of the high school at Oswego; three years as principal of the city schools of Irving; two years superintendent of schools at Waterville; six years superintendent of schools at Axtel; six years superintendent at Lincoln; and from Lincoln he came to Galena. Mr. Long represents a pioneer family both in Indiana and Kansas. His paternal ancestors came from England to...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Baldwin Williams, Jr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Williams, Arthur Baldwin, Jr.; real estate and law; born, Glen Ridge, N. Y., April 11, 1874; son of Arthur B. and Ida L. Harrison Williams; educated, Yale University, A. B., 1898; Cleveland Law School, LL. B., 1912; married, Scranton, Pa., June 5, 1901, Emma M. Hanley; admitted to Ohio bar, June, 1912; sec’y College Dept., International Committee of Y. M. C. A., 1901-1904; sec’y Central Dept., Cleveland Y. M. C. A., 1904-1907; general agt. The Cleveland Humane Society, 1908-1913; special lecturer in sociology, Western Reserve University, 1912-1913; Green, Cadwallader, Long Co., real estate, 1913; member Ohio State Bar Ass’n; life member Cleveland Associated Charities; sec’y Western Reserve Child Welfare Council; sec’y Ohio Federation of Humane Societies; member Yale Alumni Ass’n of Cleveland; Chamber of Commerce, Council of Sociology; fraternities, Beta Epsilon, Alpha Chapter, Delta Phi Delta, Alpha Chapter, Psi Upsilon Beta Chapter. Recreations: Hunting and Fishing, Camping, bird study and general outdoor...

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Eva Adeline Todd Burgess of Pendleton OR

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now BURGESS, Eva Adeline Todd9, (Erastus W.8, Erastus7, Aden6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 3, 1862, in Meriden, Conn., married Aug. 30, 1884, William Curtiss, son of Daniel and Ann (London) Dickens, of Ariel, Wayne County, Penn., an adopted son of Luther and Jennie (Ford) Burgess, of Scranton, Penn., and grandson of a nephew of Charles Dickens. He removed from Scranton, Penn., to Meriden, Conn., in 1888, and to Pendleton, Ore., in 1890; he was born Jan. 19, 1862. Children: I. William Erastus, b. June 3, 1885, d. June 23, 1885. II. Ethel Lillian, b. July 14, 1886, d. July 16, 1887. III. Hazel Winona, b. Jan. 17, 1888. IV. Eva Estelle, b. Dec. 16, 1892, d. Feb. 20,...

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Wendt, Florence Gillen Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Florence Wendt, 88, a former Baker County resident, died Nov. 15, 2003, at San Rafael, Calif. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life with family and friends this summer. Florence was born at Carbondale, Pa., on April 24, 1916, to Mary and Charles Gillen. Florence moved to New York City during her adolescence and lived with her Aunt Kitty. Upon graduating from high school in New York City, she immediately entered medical school to pursue nursing. Upon her completion of Kings County Hospital’s nursing program, she received her credentials as a registered nurse and was stationed at Panama. It was in Panama City that she met and married Harlan Wendt. After the war, Florence moved to the Baker area. She spent time during her early married years on the Wendt Brothers cattle ranch at Bridgeport. She then moved the household to Baker City in 1958 where she spent the majority of her years. During her later years she moved to San Rafael, Calif., to be closer to her children. Florence was dedicated both as a mother of five children and a grandmother, who all have great love for her. One of her great joys was baby-sitting for the neighborhood children. She always felt blessed with having many dear friends from all walks of life,...

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial Hosted at Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania PAGenWeb Project A-B C-D E-G H-J K-M N-R S T-Y Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form...

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lackawanna County PAGenWeb Project Abington Hill Cemetery Brookside Cemetery Carpenter Cemetery Cosner Cemetery Dunmore Cemetery East Benton Cemetery Fairview Memorial Park/Estates Forest Home Cemetery Forest Hill Cemetery Association Griffin Cemetery Heerman’s Burying Ground Myers Cemetery Newton Cemetery Petersburg Cemetery Pittston Avenue Cemetery Prospect Hill Cemetery St. Catherine’s Cemetery St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery St. Mary’s Assumption Parish Cemetery St. Mary’s, William St. St. Mary of Mount Carmel Cemetery St. Patrick’s Cemetery St. Rose of Lima Parish Cemetery Taylor Memorial Cemetery Union Cemetery Washburn St Cemetery [Hyde Park] Washington Avenue, German Lutheran Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lackawanna County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives All Saint’s Slovak Cemetery Cathedral Cemetery St. Catherine’s Cemetery St. Joseph’s Cemetery St. Rose of Lima, Carbondale Cemetery Photos hosted at Lackawanna County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archive Hickory Grove Cemetery New St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Cemetery Old St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Gravestones Dunmore Cemetery Forest Hill (Dunmore) Cemetery Shoemaker (Dalton) Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Political Graveyard Cemeteries hosted at Lackawanna County Interment Beemer Cemetery Clarks Green Cemetery Dreischer Cemetery Hickory Grove Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lackawanna County...

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Biography of Isaac Mills

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ISAAC MILLS – Descended from a sterling New England ancestry, Isaac Mills was born in Southwick, Massachusetts, January 29, 1826, the son of John Mills; who was a notable figure in that region and the State, and served as United States District Attorney and State Senator. Isaac Mills attended the private schools of Mr. Lawton and Mr. Lombard, where many leading citizens received their early training. For a time he also attended Monson Academy, but was not graduated from that institution. He entered business life as a railroad clerk in the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad office at Bridgeport, Connecticut. From that position he went to Scranton, Pennsylvania, remaining for a time, and later returned to Springfield, to which his father had removed when Isaac was but ten years old. In Springfield he became a junior partner in the firm of Deane, Packard & Mills, car builders. About that time Mr. Mills married Ann L. Palmer, the oldest daughter of Edward Palmer, a prominent man of his day. Mr. Palmer was the manager of transportation from Springfield to Hartford, and captain of the steamboat “John Cooley.” in 1831. In 1846 he sold out his steamboat interest to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, and bought an interest in the coal business with...

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