Friday, November 30, 2012

Mrs. Terry's Sleeve Stay

I know it has been a while since I posted anything on here.  There have been many distractions. You know, life, other blogs, other projects; oh and my addiction to Geni.

Today I wanted to share this silly invention  Scientific American that I found ( I find holding the sleeve with my hand works just fine).

The Scientific American, New York, April 7, 1888, page 212

I was able to find Mrs. Abby M. Terry in the 1880 census for Brooklyn, New York.

Name:Abby MTerry
Birth Year:abt 1824
Birthplace:New York
Home in 1880:BrooklynKingsNew York
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:James M. Terry
Father's Birthplace:New York
Mother's Birthplace:New York
Occupation:Keeping House
Household Members:
James M. Terry59
Abby M. Terry56
Christian A. Neidig29
Clarissa Neidig28
Mariam S. Neidig1
Anna. Terry18
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Brooklyn, Kings, 
New York; Roll: 848; Family History Film: 1254848; Page: 645C
Enumeration District: 132; Image: 0627.

Leslie Ann

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's My Blogoversary! Let's Celebrate With the Wilken Family

While strolling through The Antique Market I found this curious little book that I just had to have.

I had to chuckle when I got it home and looked through it. It's full of party games, recipes and songs and a few photos.  The Wilken family must not have any women in their family.  There was not one photo of a woman in this whole book.

How about we celebrate my blogoversary with a glass of  Colonial Punch (or Teetotal Punch).


Leslie Ann

Friday, August 10, 2012

An Improved Trap

A couple of years ago I posted about an 1888 issue of the Scientific American that I found at a flea market.  A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to find a patent belonging to my great-grandfather published in an 1866 issue of the Scientific American. So I thought I had better get busy and post these illustrated inventions from the issue I have. Someone might be looking for them.

Scientific American, Vol. LVIII.- No. 14,
published April 7, 1888, New York, Pg 212

I found Mr. John T. Moxley in the 1870 census.  He was listed as a farmer. I am guessing he had a rodent problem.

Name:John T Moxley
Age in 1870:53
Birth Year:abt 1817
Birthplace:New York
Home in 1870:Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan
Post Office:Owosso

Household Members:
John T Moxley53
Grace Moxley50
Edward P Moxley21
Eunice Moxley15
Minor Moxley12
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan
Roll: M593_704; Page: 344B; Image: 283; Family History Library Film: 552203.

Monday, June 4, 2012

An A&W Fairy Tale

Sunday we did the yard sale/flea market thing.  While strolling through Ramona Flea Market I found the cutest little book. I couldn't resist it so I bought it.

The book is 4 x 6 in size and it is has a hard cover that is padded and consists of 16 pages.

Apparently this was a promotional series put out by A&W.  I had never seen or heard of one before so I just had to get it.

It was printed in 2001 by Creative Publishing.

I think it would be fun to collect the whole series.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friend of Friends Friday - Jerry Myers

Alton Telegraph, October 10, 1851, page 4 

...JERRY MYERS, supposed to be a runaway slave......says he came from Prairie County, Arkansas, and is owned by one Joel Harvey.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Perkins and Carlisle

Among the loose newspaper clippings from the Literature Scrap Book I found is this wedding announcement.  It's on the reverse side of an article about "Charlie Chan's Papa".

Unfortunately I can't tell you which newspaper this was printed in, but I believe it was one from the New London, New Hampshire area.

   "A wedding of interest was that yesterday at New London of Miss Deborah Perkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grafton B. Perkins of Cambridge, to Mr. James Mandeville Carlisle, son of Mrs. Joseph Fauntleroy Barnes of Fort Bragg, N C, and the late Mr. James Mandeville Carlisle of Washington."

I was able to find their marriage record on so that gives us a little more info about the couple.   

New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 about James Mandeville Carlisle

Name:James Mandeville Carlisle
Marriage Date:27 Jun 1936
Event Type:Marriage
Marriage Place:St Andrews Church, New London, New Hampshire
Birth Date:abt 1912
Father's Name:James M Carlisle
Mother's Name:Edith K Sangus
Spouse Name:Deborah Perkins
Spouse Age:21
Spouse Gender:Female
Spouse Father's Name:Grafton B Perkins
Spouse Mother's Name:Mary Wardell
FHL Film Number:2057759
Source Information: New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"New Hampshire Marriage Records 1637–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011. “New Hampshire Statewide Marriage Records 1637–1947,” database, FamilySearch, 2009. New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records. “Marriage Records.” New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

From what I have been able to find it looks like these two came from well-to-do families.  Grafton B. Perkins was a Vice President in charge of advertising, Lever Brothers Company.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Literature Scrap Book

Two or three weeks ago I was browsing around in The Ivy Cottage and found this scrap book.  Unfortunately there is no real indication as to who the owner was.

There are fourteen pages of newspaper clippings from what I can tell the years 1936-1937.  The clippings consist of a series called "Do You Know".  The articles include a drawing of an author and a short biography.  Underneath the picture is the phrase For Your Literature Scrapbook: followed by the bio.

I have not been able to find out anything about these articles.  I don't know who wrote them, or which papers they were published in.

There are also a bunch of loose clippings that didn't get plastered with glue.  These are articles, photos, and obits of authors.  Luckily on the backsides are some obits and other happenings that I can share.

I think the clippings come from a few different newspapers.  One of them is from the Boston Globe, October 1937 and another is from The Providence Sunday Journal, January 1936.  I think the "Do You Know" articles are from the Evening Public Ledger.

There is one clipping that might be a clue as to whose scrapbook this was and it has nothing to do with literature (I don't think).  One side is the obituary of Frank L. Towle of Conway, New Hampshire, and the other side is a photo of Charles Carter, Register of Deeds in Ossipee, New Hampshire.  Which of these fellows was of interest to the scrapbooker?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Ross, Reed

Obituary of Abner S. Ross:
Alton Observer, Alton, Ill.,
March 23, 1837, pg. 3

Obituary of William Reed:
Alton Observer, Alton, Ill.,
March 23, 1837, pg. 3

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friend of Friends Friday - Exciting Fugitive Slave Case

Banner of Liberty, Middletown, N.Y., 
May 11, 1859, pg 8
              Zanesville, Ohio, May 3, 1859
   EXCITING FUGITIVE SLAVE CASE IN OHIO. --   A fugitive slave named Jackson, of Clarksburg,Virginia was arrested here last night and taken before Judge Marsh, who, this morning, decided that the prisoner was illegally held, and discharged him.  Immediately after his discharge he was re-arrested, put in irons, and driven to the depot for the purpose of taking him to Wheeling.  A desperate effort was made by the negroes to rescue him, and during the excitement clubs and pistols were freely used, and several persons were badly injured.  The attempt at rescue proved unsuccessful.  Meanwhile a writ was served on the Marshal, commanding him to bring the prisoner before the Court.  This point has not yet been settled.  The excitement in regard to the matter still continues very great.
             Zanesville, Ohio, May 4, 1859
Jackson, the fugitive slave, was this morning delivered to his master, to be taken back to Virginia. A large crowd followed the parties to the railroad depot, but there was no attempt at a rescue. 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Jones & Curtis

The Salt Lake Tribune, August 2, 1903

The most charming and pretty affair of
the week was a wedding party in honor of
the nuptials of Miss Lillie E. Jones, one of
the Garden City's most beautiful and
highly accomplished young ladies, and Mr.
Robert S. Curtis
, a young business man
of promising ability who came to Provo
from Grand Island, Neb., two years ago.
The reception was given at the home of
the bride's parents, Mrs. and Mr. J. V.
of the First ward.  The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. S. H. Good-
of the Congregational church, after
which the guests partook of a sumptuous
wedding supper, served by young ladies
amid a profusion of deliciously fragrant
and tastily arranged flowers, with which
the rooms were set on to excellent advan-
tage.  When the newly-wedded couple left
for their new home on Center street they
were escorted to the door by a m[e]rry crowd
who wished them a bright future and
much happiness, and signified these good
wishes with an abundance of rice, old
shoes, tin horns, and printed banners. The
guests present were Mr. and Mrs. J. V.
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bee, Mr. and
Mrs. M. B. Whitney
of Salt Lake City,
Mr. and Mrs. Blumenthal, Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Bassett
, Rev. and Mrs. S. H. Good-
Win, Misses Smith of Logan, May Alexan-
der Grace Meek
of Ogden, Jennie Jones,
Allie Bee, Mrs. Hyrum Cluff,
and Miss Lil-
lian Johnson: Messrs. Mertice Jones, Shir-
ley Bee, Fred Bee,  Mark E. Bezzant, John
W. Buchi. 

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