Wednesday, August 24, 2005

WW1 Death Records DUGGAN

Sent to the mother Mrs Harriet Duggan Pendleton Ont relating to her son #305623 Private Clyton Duggan, 8th Bde. He was killed Dec 7 1917 and is buried at Brandhoek Cemetery.

One document deals with military estates and the other states enclosed herewith certificate of death.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

1891 Warsaw New York Old Paper Document

Letter taken from a ledger from a store which used to be located in Rock Glen New York. Document date on top sheet is Oct 12, 1891. Ledger document is from a business in Warsaw, New York. Business name on document is The New Watkins, C. T. Watkins, Prop'r. This is a two sided letter of payment request. It is addressed to "Friend Davis"

Here is a transcript of the parts I could decipher:

Friend Davis,

What has gone wrong? You did not answer my letter of a week ago.... Has the house offended you ... ? I have done my best with you at all times and you would do me a favor to write me a forward letter (to the house) and let me know where the trouble is...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

1886 Invoice to G. M. Davis of Perry New York

Invoice taken from a ledger from a store which used to be located in Rock Glen New York. Document dated Boston Sept 13, 1886.

Ledger document is from a business in Boston, Massachusetts. Business name on document is H. E. Taylor & Co. Wholesale Dealers in PICKLED, DRY AND SMOKED FISH. Also agents for L. Pickert & Co.'s Canned Goods Factories. Business location on document is Office, 400 Atlantic Ave

Appears to be an invoice or bill for fish, made out to Mr. (Mrs?) G. M. Davis of Perry New York. Bill is marked "Paid Oct. 13, 1886"

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Photo Album: Lee, Willson, Badenoch, Pepper,etc of Brant Co. Ontario

Some of you know that I have a little corner of my website called "Lost Faces". LOST FACES is my collection of Family Photo Albums. I recently found this Civil War era brass bound photo album in an antique store in Shakespeare Ontario. It is in beautiful condition and every photo except one is labelled! It is Canadian, and the families lived in Ontario. Some had roots in Germany, some in New Jersey

Almost every photo has names in spidery handrwriting. Surnames include Lee, Willson, Badenoch, Pepper, Shaver, Muma, Edwards, Blundy, Weaver, Clark, Lever, Green, Drake,
Mannen, Bell, Jacobs, Heron, Kitchen. Locations include Brantford, London, Ingersoll, Little Falls New York

Most seem to be circa 1860s, 1870s, a few very early possibly late 1850s. I did manage to find a bit of information on the folks in this album (burial records, census records, etc), and it is listed on my webpage along with the list of photos and names.

Click on the album called LEE, WILLSON, BADENOCH Family Album of Brant County, Ontario

Monday, August 01, 2005

Estate of William Walley, Gilmanton New Hampshire 1821

Inventory of estate of William Walley? late of Gilmanton, [New Hampshire] deceased.

Dated Gilmanton, Feb. 13, 1821

At bottom "household furniture which the widow carried to said Kelleys"