Aboyne Kirkyard in Scotland

Aboyne Kirkyard in Scotland
ABOYNE KIRKYARD, ABOYNE, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND

Monday, August 25, 2014

AMANUENSIS MONDAY–TRANSCRIBING FLORENCE MILNE'S JOURNAL - A LIST OF BIRTH & DEATH DATES - FEBRUARY


What does Amanuensis mean anyway?

To put it simply, it means a “person employed to write what another dictates or copy what has been written by another.”

As many of you know from reading previous posts on my blog, my maternal grandmother left a spiral notebook, which I call her journal.  In it she left us a list of 183 family members and their birth dates and some death dates, a list of anniversaries and other various lists or things that were important to her.  It’s a treasure that I cherish.  

Today I’m going to be transcribing her list of names & dates from February.

For the previous post transcribing January, please click on this link
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal - January

Here is the page from her journal. This journal was begun when my grandmother, Florence L. Bowden, married my grandfather, Joseph A. Milne, in 1906, so it’s very old.  I don’t touch it anymore.  I have digitized all the pages.  

February

Here is my transcription of this page, with some annotations.  I have indicated the family connection in brackets, even though it’s not part of the document.  I just thought you’d like to know who these people are to me.  And, for any cousins out there reading this, maybe you’ll find it helpful. 
In this post I have added photos of some of the family members listed here. The photos are at the bottom of this list.  

February

Arthur Seigle    Feb. 1  ‘89    died July 22,  36  [1st cousin, twice removed]
Robert Edward Lee Bowden   Feb. 8  ‘63  died  Oct 1906  [Great grandfather]
Andrew Charles Milne   Feb. 8  ‘56   died Dec. 8,  92  [Great grandfather]
Dorothy Irene Milne  Feb. 17  ‘07  died  Feb 24, 1920  [Aunt] 
*  Melville Austin   Feb. 21 – 6-13-46 
died Apr. 17,  39  Mary Donnelly-Seaver   Feb. 20  ‘83  died 4-39 [1st cousin, twice removed]
Carroll Platz   Feb. 26  ‘15
Rosemary Seigle   Feb. 28  [2nd cousin, once removed] 
Elizabeth Verney   Feb. 9  ‘65   3-8-48 [Great grandaunt]
Sadie Cole Wood  Feb. 9   died Feb. 4,  ‘53  73 yrs. 360 days 
Ada King  Feb. 14,  ‘65  died  3-17-49  [Great grandaunt] 
Dora Marie Foster Purcey   Feb. 12,  ‘16 
Edna Gill Verney   Feb. 21,  ‘88 [Wife of 1st cousin, twice removed]
Margaret Scott   Feb. 1, ‘93
Edwina Booth Smullins Milne   Feb. 12,  ‘13 [Wife of Uncle]
Dennis Lee Morrison   Feb. 24,  ‘45   11:38 p.m.  [1st cousin]
Grace Hunter Fenner Jenkins   Feb. 19,  ‘74   died Sept. 15, ‘46  [Great grandaunt]
Margaret King’s Geo    Feb.  17,  ‘40 
Christopher Robert Dattolo  [Feb] 14  ‘80  [2nd cousin, twice removed]

That’s a total of 19 names.  I am very fortunate to have this kind of list from my grandmother.

I have placed an asterisk * next to the names I have not yet connected to our family.  Six of the names are still waiting for me to find their connections.  I have them in my Legacy database as unlinked individuals.  In the lists from the other 11 months of the year, there are also names that aren’t yet connected.  I keep looking from time to time and link them as I identify them.  

This time to add a bit of interest I thought I would post the pictures I have of people who are on this list.

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Arthur Seigle                     Andrew Charles Milne                      Dorothy Irene Milne

SEIGLE_Rosemary wife of Russell PERRY_photo_resized smaller         Copy of KING_Ada nee HUNTER_portrait photo recd from Jennifer Waits on 3 Apr 2012_resized smaller
   Rosemary Seigle                             Ada King

I’ve enjoyed sharing this with you and will continue to share the items from my grandmother’s journal.  This is a great way for me to take another look at these lists and perhaps catch something I didn’t catch last time, or take a new look online for records.

Please contact me if you recognize any of the names with asterisks or if you are related to any of these family members.  I’d love to hear from you.  

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Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Monday, August 18, 2014

AMANUENSIS MONDAY - MY GRANDMOTHER'S JOURNAL - A LIST OF BIRTH & DEATH DATES - JANUARY

 What does Amanuensis mean anyway?

To put it simply, it means a “person employed to write what another dictates or copy what has been written by another.”

As many of you know from reading previous posts on my blog, my maternal grandmother left a spiral notebook, which I call her journal.  In it she left recipes, a list of 183 family members and their birth dates and some death dates, a list of anniversaries and other various lists or things that were important to her.  It’s a treasure that I cherish. 

Today I’m going to begin by transcribing her list of names & dates from January.

Here is the page from the journal.  I haven’t “cleaned it up” like I normally would because I like the look of the tattered page.  This journal was begun when my grandmother married my grandfather in 1906, so it’s pretty darn old.  I don’t touch it anymore.  I have digitized all the pages. 



And here is my transcription of it.  I have indicated the family connection in parenthesis, even though it’s not part of the document.  I just thought you’d like to know who these people are to me.  And, for any cousins out there reading this, maybe you’ll find it helpful.

January

Edna Mabel Bowden Duncan Cunningham Wood Jan 1 ‘90    died 22 Feb ‘32 (my grandaunt)
George Keatley Bell  Jan 4 ‘69   died Nov 2 ‘52  (2nd husband of great grandmother)
Lottie May Thornton-Nibbelink   Jan 7 94   May 50 (1st cousin 2x removed)
Joseph Albert Milne  Jan 8 ‘83   Sept 27, 57 12:45 a.m. (my maternal grandfather)
Charlotte Milne    Jan 10 56   died Dec 24, 35 (my great grandaunt)
John Brown Duncan   Jan 16 83 (husband of my grand aunt)
William Harry Verney   Jan 16 ‘89     died Oct 9, 44  (1st cousin 2x removed)
Robert Andrew Milne     Jan 12 ‘09   Nov 17, 69  5 a.m. (my uncle)
Grace Hunter Fenner Jenkins    Jan 19 ‘74    died Sept 15, 46 (my great grandaunt)
*Jane Anne Lyons     Jan 24 ‘26
* Robert Benjamin Edison    Jan 26      died Mar 10, 27
Florence Lee Nora Bowden Milne     Jan 31 ‘88 (my grandmother and author of this journal)
* Virginia Brehmer    Jan 12 ‘11
Albert F. Pfeiffer     Jan 13  (husband of my great grandaunt)
* J. Roy Brehmer   Jan 18  ‘88    Sept 62
* James Wolford        Jan 11
* Pamela Rae Stouse   “  3  44 
Charles Lindow   Jan 1  85     Feb 10, ‘44 (husband of 1st cousin 2x removed)
* Peggy Joyce   93  10     Feb 13, 67

That’s a total of 19 names.  How cool is this list to have? 

I have placed an asterisk * next to the names I have not yet connected to our family.  Seven of the names are still waiting for me to find their connections.  I have them in my Legacy database as unlinked individuals.  In the lists from the other 11 months of the year, there are also names that aren’t yet connected.  I keep looking from time to time and link them as I identify them. 

I’ve enjoyed sharing this with you and will continue to share the items from my grandmother’s journal.  This is a great way for me to take another look at these lists and perhaps catch something I didn’t catch last time, or take a new look online for records.

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Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Friday, August 15, 2014

FUNERAL CARD FRIDAY–BESSIE LINDSAY HOCKSTER

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Bessie was a colorful lady.  Certainly the documents we have concerning her marriages and the births of her children give evidence of her not being your traditional grandma.

But, it’s the more colorful members of our families that it’s fun to hear about.

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William Lindsay Family circa 1896
The William & Elizabeth Lindsay family - children are left to right, Ellen, William "Bill", Marie (my grandmother) and Bessie


Relationship to me:  Grandaunt – my paternal grandmother, Marie’s sister.
Born: 11 Nov 1892 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan to William Wallace Lindsay and Elizabeth “Bessie” Fitzcharles.  She had two sisters, Ellen & Marie and one brother, William.
Married first to William Bryant Curry on 11 Sep 1911 in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada.  They divorced 14 Oct 1915.  William Bryant Curry died at Camp Taylor in Kentucky while serving during World War I.  He was a victim of the 1918 influenza.

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Marriage record for William B. Curry and Bessie Lindsay, 11 Sep 1911

Married second to Stewart Frances Hockster on 19 Jul 1913 in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada.  

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Marriage record for Stewart Hockster & Bessie Lindsay, 19 Jul 1913


Yes, the marriage to Stewart Hockster took place before the divorce from William B. Curry.  Also of note, is that Bessie is listed as a "spinster" meaning never been married.  We know that's not exactly true because she was married to William B. Curry in 1911.  Interesting what we find out when we do our research.

Children born to Bessie:
  • A son, Everett William Hockster born 21 Sep 1910 in Michigan, died 9 May 1985 in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  He married Mary Sophie Ortell.
  • A son, Oliver G. who was adopted by a family named Cline.  Oliver was born 23 Jun 1912 and died 10 Aug 1977 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • A daughter, Ellen Marie born 14 Nov 1914 in Michigan, died 9 Jun 1990 in Los Angeles, California.  She married Robert Boice McConnell.
  • A son, Stewart Hockster, Jr. who was born 1 Jan 1917 in Michigan and died just 10 days later on 11 Jan 1917 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
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Stewart Hockster & Bessie - the young man standing is her son, Everett and the little girl is their daughter, Ellen.


Bessie & her family lived in Detroit, Michigan.  

Stewart Hockster and Bessie were divorced in 1935.  Bessie never remarried.  

Stories from her granddaughters say that she was very social and enjoyed dating and having a good time.

Bessie had 9 grandchildren and lived to be 78 years old.  She died on 28 Oct 1971 from “pulmonary embolus.”

Bessie is buried at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  When one of her granddaughters went to the cemetery in recent years, she found there was no headstone for Bessie.  Her granddaughter ordered one and it is now placed on the site.  She is buried with her sisters, Marie & Ellen and several other family members.  

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I wish I would have gotten to know my grand aunt Bessie.  I know I met her when I was young, but I don’t remember her.  Fortunately, I have reconnected with her granddaughters and am very close to one of them.  I’m thankful for that.

Tell me about some colorful characters in your family.  Either by leaving a comment or writing about it in your blog.

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Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

INTERESTING TIPS & POSTS FROM OTHER BLOGGERS THIS WEEK


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There is a wealth of information available on all the great blogs out there.  I’m always amazed at the new things I learn from reading them.

Here are some of the posts that I found helpful or interesting this past week.  This is not meant to be a list of every great post out there.  I can’t read them all….sadly.  But, here are a few.

TUESDAY'S TIP - Shh! A Little Secret About Michigan Death Records by Miriam J. Robbins at AnceStories

CHECKING MY WATCH LIST ON FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE by Randy Seaver on GeneaMusings

GENEALOGY HANGOUTS, Webinars & Online Chats by Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMyrtle

THE MASTER GENEALOGIST SOFTWARE DISCONTINUED by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star

FOLLOW FRIDAY FAB FINDS FOR AUGUST 1, 2014 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog

10 FREE GENEALOGY DOWNLOADS by Lynn Palermo on The Armchair Genealogist

I hope you will find these posts interesting and helpful.  There’s a wealth of knowledge out there and many who willingly share.  

Thanks to all the bloggers who keep us coming back for more.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY–John Conick & Abigail Hartshom Conick


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John Conick and his wife, Abigail are buried at Schuyler Lake Cemetery in Schuyler Lake, Otsego, New York.  Photographs posted to Find A Grave and used with permission of Chuck Metcalfe.

Since I have just discovered new ancestors on my husband’s paternal side of the family, I thought it would be nice to highlight them today.  At least what I know so far.

John Conick or Coneck or McConnick (this name was spelled many different ways) was the son of James Conick and his wife Elisabeth (maiden name unknown).  

John Conick is the 4th great grand uncle of my husband.  John’s brother Jonathan is the direct descendant to the Hall family.

John Conick was the 4th son born to James & Elisabeth Conick.  John married Abigail Hartshom (sometimes shown as Hartson) on 13 Feb 1782 in New Hampshire.  

John fought in the Revolutionary War and was granted a pension for his service.

I’m excited to learn more about this branch of our family.  Right now, I’m just happy to have found new information.  I looked for many years for details about Elizabeth Conick, wife of Cornelius Clark Hall.  Cornelius and Elizabeth are my husband’s 3rd great grandparents.
James Conick & Elisabeth ?
Jonathan Conick & Zeruiah Wheelock
Cornelius Clark Hall & Elizabeth Conick
Rev. George Hall & Almira Rosette
Thomas Cornelius Hall & Cora Brown
Charles Schuyler Hall & Daisy Fern Bright
Gordon Charles Hall & Dorothy Fink

If you are reading this post and find that you are related to any of the names shown here, I would love to hear from you.

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Happy hunting,

Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION