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 August.
For the previous posts transcribing January through July, please click on these links.
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal - January
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal – February
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal – March
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal – April
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal – May
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal – June
Amaneunsis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal - July
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 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.
I’ve added whatever photos I have of the family members named in this list. (See below)
ADDITIONAL NOTE: I REDACT THE BIRTH DATES & FULL NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO I’M AWARE OF, THAT ARE STILL LIVING, FOR THEIR PROTECTION.
* Hazel HARRIS Aug 3 ‘89
Susan C. CRESSE died Mar 26 ‘13 Aug 4 [2nd great grandmother, mother of Daisy Skinner & Florence Bell]
Florence H. Bowden BELL Aug. 7 ‘69 5-27 ‘46 [great grandmother, daughter of Susan Cresse]
Eva Knowles GILLESPIE Aug 7 ‘63 or ‘69 [wife of great granduncle]
Ralph Milne FORSYTH Aug 10 ‘96 Feb 3-7-52 [1st cousin twice removed]
Everett Pierre ROE Aug 12 ‘93 May 14 ‘58 [husband of grandaunt]
Etta VERNEY Aug 24 ‘92 Oct 1 ‘61 [1st cousin twice removed]
Raymond GILLESPIE Aug 27 died Dec ‘43 [1st cousin twice removed]
Daisy D. SKINNER Aug 28 ‘77 died Nov 20, ‘48 [great grandaunt, daughter of Susan Cresse]
* Alfred W. LANGTON Aug 5 ‘10 3-29-39
* Donald SEARLS Aug 9 Nov 25 1954 [
* Frank ROEMER Aug 19
* Margo Francis RIGGS Aug 26 ‘30
* VERNEY (Boy) Aug 3 ‘35
* Billy DONALDSON Aug 27 1037
*Naia Anne COONS Aug 29 ‘41
Aunt Ada’s great grand child Katherine Aug 10 ‘40 [2nd cousin once removed]
Barbara ‘53? [2nd cousin]
That’s a total of 19 names, (including the name that is lined out). 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.
EIGHT 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 month I am fortunate to have photographs of four of the people listed.
Susan C. Hunter Cresse Haskins nee BOGGS Florence Bowden Bell nee HUNTER
Everette Pierre Roe Daisy Skinner nee HUNTER
NOTE: All 3 ladies pictured this month are related. Susan in the first photo, is the mother of both Florence and Daisy.
Here is a post I wrote about the Hunter sisters and them being featured on Maureen Taylor’s article for Family Tree.
SIBLING SATURDAY - THE HUNTER SISTERS
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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