Monday, September 23, 2013

Moose International Ephemera

This weekend hubby and I went to the local flea market. I spotted these photocopies of some old photos and just had to get them.

There are quite a few reasons I turned over a dollar for these.

  1. I am a Moose member.
  2. I like history.
  3. There are unidentified faces who are someone's ancestors.
  4. Something to share with Fraternal Organizations for Genealogists 
  5. Did I mention I like history?
The photos were printed on the back of some old calendar pages.

I did a little googling to see if by chance these photos were out on the web somewhere. The only one I found was a similar shot of the old Marion Hotel. Apparently it has had several different names. The Loyal Order of the Moose bought the hotel located in Orange Park in the 1920s. Moosehaven "City of Contentment" now stands where the hotel used to be. Here is an interesting article about how Moosehaven came to be.

I couldn't seem to find anything about Moose Relief, but I believe the L.O.O.M. 107 is located in Marysville, Pennsylvania. This lodge was involved in a pretty significant lawsuit, Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis.

According to the writing underneath this photo it is the Moose R & R Headquarters in Paris in 1917/1918. I haven't figured out what R & R stands for, but I did find a 1918 news article in the Pittsburgh Press on Google News entitled Paris Moose Headquarters Aids U.S. Men. In fact, the whole page is called "News of the Moose".

The following photos were taken about 1922-1926 at Moosehaven. Hopefully someone can identify these Moose members.

Leather and shoe repair

And just in case  you are interested you can find a list of famous Moose Members here.

Leslie Ann

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday ~ Important Decision

While scouring newspaper archives I ran into this article and thought it was worth posting.

Sacramento Daily Union, Saturday, July 19, 1862, page 8

Important Decision

It will be remembered that a few weeks ago, a slave named Edmund was arrested as a fugitive on board an upward bound steamer by  officer Gilchrist, and placed in jail, in this city, it being the object of the policeman to return the negro to his master, who resides in Tennessee. It appears that the negro, who had been permitted by his master to work on the rebel fortifications at Fort Donelson, had been seized by the Federal army, and that he had been turned over to Captain Leland of New York, a member of General Grant's staff. At the time of his arrest, the negro was on his way to New York, and was traveling under a pass from General Grant. A short time after the negro's arrest, Captain Leland appeared and commenced proceeding in the United States Court, Judge Ballard, for the negro's release. The evidence was heard a few days since, his Honor Judge Ballard withholding his decision until yesterday, when he decided, in effect, that the negro is no longer the property of his master, the master having forfeited the right of property in the slave when he permitted him to be used in aid of the rebellion. The negro was accordingly released. ---Louisville Journal, June 25th.

 Leslie Ann

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wedding Wednesday ~ 1901 Marriage Licenses

Los Angeles Herald, November 17, 1901, page 8

BAIER-BENTON--Frank R. Baier, 25, native of Missouri, both residents of Los Angeles.
PASMORE-LINCK--Edgar H. Pasmore, 27, native of California, and Josephine C. Linck, 19, native of South Dakota, both residents of Los Angeles.
CONFER-GRIFFITH--Clinton E. Confer, 25, native of Wisconsin and resident of Los Angeles, and Grace G. Griffith, 24, native of Kentucky and resident of Pomona.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wedding Wednesday ~ Elizabeth Barrett Wedding Guests

The Daily Messenger of Canadaigua, New York,
August 12,1939, page 2

Since this little bit didn't mention the groom of Elizabeth Barrett I had to go on a search for him.

The first clue I found was from a public family tree giving her husband as Ivan Oliver Ballou. Well we all know that's not enough to prove anything.

The second clue was Elizabeth A. Ballou's obituary published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on June 19, 2011
Winter Haven, FL: Friday, June 17, 2011 at the age of 93. Formerly of Irondequoit. Pre-deceased by her husband Ivan, sisters, Althea Lauffer and Wynona Williams, granddaughter, Deanna Davis. Mrs. Ballou is survived by her children, Virginia (Dale) Zeigler, Kenneth (Bertie), Raymond (Nora), Donald (Kathie), Robert (Pat) and Neil Ballou, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brother-in-law, Donald Williams, many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

And the third clue that ties it all together if the Find A Grave memorial for the bride's father Floyd Barrett.

Dansville County Express, October 10, 1985:

Floyd W. Barrett, a longtime Dansville businessman, died Tuesday (Oct. 1, 1985) after a short illness. He was 93 and a resident of St. John's Home in Rochester. Mr. Barrett came to Dansville in 1927 where he was a watchmaker in his Main St. store. In 1945, he formed a partnership with his son-in-law, Edwin Lauffer and the business is still known as Barrett and Lauffer. Mr. Barrett retired in 1951.
He was a 50-year honorary member of Canaseraga Lodge, IOOF and Stony Brook Rebekah Lodge and Phoenix Lodge 115, F.&A.M. in Dansville. At the time of his death, he was the oldest member of the Dansville Methodist Church.He had resided at St. John's Home for 13 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Elizabeth) Ballou of Rochester; Mrs. Edwin (Althea) Lauffer of Dansville and Mrs. Don (Wynona) Williams of Rochester; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leo Barrett of Geneva.
A memorial service was conducted Friday in the Chapel of St. John's Home with the Rev. Probst officiating. Burial was in Ionia NY cemetery.

 The unmentioned groom is none other than Ivan Oliver Ballou.

Leslie Ann

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