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 be transcribing her list of names & dates from June.
For the previous posts transcribing January through May, please click on these links.
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. She was just 18 years old at the time. This journal is very old and falling apart. I have digitized all the pages and have the original stored in a safe, archival box.
(CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT)
Here is my transcription of this page, with some annotations. I have indicated the family connection in brackets, even thought it’s not part of the document. I though 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.
I’ve added whatever photos I have of the family members named in this list. (See below)
ADDITIONAL NOTE: I HAVE REDACTED THE BIRTH DATES & FULL NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO I’M AWARE OF, THAT ARE STILL LIVING, FOR THEIR PROTECTION.
JuneIrene M. Milne Roe Mrs. Nichol, Pottit June 13 ‘93 [Grand aunt]
Katherine Martz Forsyth June 13 ‘95 died Sept 21 ‘40 [Wife of 1st cousin 2x removed]
Albert Herman Pfeiffer June 14 ‘10 [1st cousin 2x removed]
Clyde J. Smith June 15 ‘77 died Nov. 15 ‘27 [2nd husband of great grandmother]
* Mary Jane Brehmer June 27 ‘18
* Helen Lyons June 22 ‘92
Bertram Seaver June 28 April 13, ‘42 [Husband of 1st cousin 2x removed]
* Florence Townsend June 29
Junior Diebel June 27 ‘28 [2nd cousin once removed]
Minnie Thornton June 19 ‘86 [Wife of 1st cousin 2x removed]
Maria King June 10 ‘88 [Wife of 1st cousin 2x removed]
Joseph King, Jr. June 19 ‘13 [2nd cousin once removed]
Susan [2nd cousin]
That’s a total of 15 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.
FOUR 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 photo is of my Grandaunt, Irene. If you read last month’s post for May, you saw her daughter, Irene’s picture, and her husband Everett’s picture too.
Irene “Peggy” Milne Roe McNichol Pettit
Not very many photos to share with you in this post, wish I had more.
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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