Just Lonely - By Harriet Jolley

  So lonely tonight, with so much of love and life past My memories go back--to happy busy days, The years have slipped by me so fast.   I live it all over and over again, When I had all my dear family with me But now they have families of...
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The Thin Dime-This is mother's (Harriet E. Adair) dream

The Thin Dime-This is mother's (Harriet E. Adair) dream
Written by her daughter Florence Frank She was old, and often I called in to talk with her for a while and sometimes I would stay to give her daughter a chance to go out for the evening.  I was young, full of life and vigor, and in looking at her,...
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Life Story of Arthur Curtis Jolley by his son Leland Dwight Jolley

Life Story of Arthur Curtis Jolley by his son Leland Dwight Jolley
THE LIFE STORY OF ARTHUR CURTIS JOLLEY By Leland D Jolley   Arthur Curtis Jolley was born November 29,1885 in Mt. Carmel, Utah to William Jackson Jolley and Elisabeth Jenkensen Stolworthy. He was baptized July 4, 1892. The family lived in Mt. Carmel until 1897. It was here Arthur received his...
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A glimpse of my grandmother, Po'Lady

A glimpse of my grandmother, Po'Lady
My grandmother, Em Turner Merritt Nickinson, with her three children, Betty, the oldest, Ted, far right and Em, my mother, as a toddler. My grandmother, Em Turner Merritt Nickinson, was not your typical grandmother by any stretch of the imagination. When my family came to Pensacola each summer for a two...
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Finding "Live" Cousins

Finding "Live" Cousins
When I started looking for ancestors I had no idea I would end up finding so much more.  It is my niche in the world, I decided, to find ancestors.  I get a feeling for what kind of family I am looking for and where they might go next.  Sometimes it...
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Great Grandpa was a Pioneer

My great grandfather George Albert Anderson was a pioneer of the transportation industry in Boston in the early 1900's.  He lived in Maine - born and died there - and always listed on the federal census for his hometown in Maine.  On the census report his occupation is given as Conductor...
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THE FIRST ELMER FAMILY CAR

THE FIRST ELMER FAMILY CAR
Our family car is famous! Did you know that the picture of a family in an old model car in the Boy Scouts of America Genealogy merit badge booklet is a picture of our family? The picture was taken in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey in about 1912. I can date...
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Ch 7 - Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin My Input

Colin’s Input Dad left out quite a chunk of information here so I have inserted this to help bridge the gap. Anything I have put in is all in Italics. After Dad left the army I’m not sure when exactly, but Dad & Mum went to live in Dover and I...
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Ch. 6 - Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin Getting Married To Joyce 13 June 1953

Ch. 6 - Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin Getting Married To Joyce 13 June 1953
It was in the town of Dover that I met Joyce. Once I started courting, the restrictions started getting hard, even in my cushy job at the Sergeants mess and found myself put on a charge quite often, having to be confined to barracks, 7 to 14 days at a time....
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Ch. 5 - Richard Coln Fifield AKA Colin - Into My Teen Years

Ch. 5 - Richard Coln Fifield AKA Colin - Into My Teen Years
For the trip to Brentford we would stop off at the workingmen’s cafe for toast and dripping and pint pot of steaming hot tea. Then we would watch the auctioneer, once the selling started. We would come away most times with a different rig or horse. One time we got a...
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Ch.4 - Ken, Joan and growing up

Ch.4 - Ken, Joan and growing up
When I arrived at Waterloo Station, couldn’t find mum so caught the train to Twick. ( Twickenham ) Had to wait outside the house, popped in to see Ada. Mum turned up a couple of hours later. Dad was with her too. He had come on leave. I didn’t get told...
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Ch. 3 - Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin The Rhondda Valley - Wales

The Rhondda Valley - Wales   We were at the house and in bed soon. The odd thing was that us two kids had to sleep together in a double bed. I’d never had to do that before, I’d always had my own bed, and well it was different. We had...
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Ch. 2 - Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin "War Years"

Ch. 2 - Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin "War Years"
Richard’s War Years Getting to know a little bit more about what war was all about, seeing the bombing over towards Central London, air raid sirens going. The next-door neighbour had an air raid shelter in the back garden, we would go there and spend most of the night, mum and...
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Chapter 1 : Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin

Chapter 1 : Richard Colin Fifield AKA Colin
Dad’s Journal. As I think back to my infant days, I remember the deep blue colour of the front window curtains that hung in our council house in Twining Avenue, Twickenham, and ever since that time blue has been a favourite colour for me. Especially the blues we get in the...
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Mary Howarth Draper (KWJ7-4N2) - Daughter of Thomas Howarth & Betty Collins

Mary Howarth Draper (KWJ7-4N2) - Daughter of Thomas Howarth & Betty Collins
Mary Howarth Draper (KWJ7-4N2) Daughter of Thomas Howarth & Betty Collins MARY HOWARTH DRAPER 1831-1902 (KWJ7-4N2) History by daughter Irene Draper Bradley in 1932 BORN:         14 February 1831 PLACE:      Hyde, Cheshire, England BAPTISM:     7 February 1847 MARRIED:    William Draper Jr. DATE:          18 December 1853 DEATH:...
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My Brother, Junior Edward Rich by Avon Rich Smart

When my older brother Junior was born, Father really rejoiced.  Unlike modern youth, Father had postponed his marriage until he had graduated from medical school and then getting established in a strange town had been difficult.  By the time Junior was born in a little house on Jefferson Avenue, Father felt...
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2013 Heritage Matters-1: Folkert T. Folkers and Hilje Mulder

2013 Heritage Matters-1: Folkert T. Folkers and Hilje Mulder
Parentage: Folkert Teunis Folkers was born 12 Jan 1859 in Groningen, Netherlands. He was the oldest of six children—four boys and two girls—born to Teunis Folkers and Foekje Severien. The father, Teunis, was a ship’s captain and his ship was lost in the North Sea of the Atlantic Ocean on 23...
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History of Andrew Nielsen

              THE STORY OF MY LIFE     BY ANDREW NIELSON BORN 1 JANUARY 1827 GANTRUP, SKONBERG, DENMARK     Typed from an original typed copy which is faded, so there may be minor differences. I got my copy from my cousin, Stanley (Jay) Brady  ...
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Joseph Thomas Perkins

Joseph Thomas Perkins
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