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52 Ancestors #12 Misfortune – Ernest J Fuller

There were many cases of misfortune that I could have written about, but I decided to write about Ernest J Fuller, as I have recently been researching his life. My relationship to Ernest is as follows: Ernest J Fuller married Blanche Patterson on 22 Jun 1910 in Gila County, Arizona.  Ernest was 36 years old,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #12 Misfortune – Ernest J Fuller

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52 Ancestors #10 Strong Woman – Vera Evelyn Marshall

I have recently been researching the family of George Joseph Marshall and Julia Agnes Smith. George was the son of Richard Marshall and Ann Smith.  My ex-husband is descended from Richard’s sister, Ann Marshall, who came to Australia and married George William Willis.  I have decided to write about George’s daughter, Vera Evelyn Marshall. George… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #10 Strong Woman – Vera Evelyn Marshall

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52 Ancestors #9 Where There’s A Will

In my Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun post this week, I mentioned that my 2x great grandmother, Euphemia Harley nee Dandie’s will showed she owned the property at 67 Hambleton Street South Melbourne.  I have therefore decided to do my post about Euphemia. The following is a transcription of Euphemia’s will.   Her will and probate files… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #9 Where There’s A Will

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52 Ancestors #8 Russell Dana Laycock

I am currently participating in Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks series.  This week the prompt was “Heirloom”.  I don’t have an heirloom that has been passed down in the family, so I have struggled to decide what to write about this week. I finally decided to write about one of the people… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #8 Russell Dana Laycock

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52 Ancestors #7 Valentine – Ruth Campkin

I was originally going to write this post about a couple in my tree who were married on Valentine’s day, until I came across this article yesterday while researching the Campkin family. From The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona), Tues., Feb. 12, 1963, page 23, cols 6-8 (https://www.newspapers.com/image/117618810/?terms=%22campkin%22) Pioneer Kept Valentine Promise By Helen Pearson PINE… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #7 Valentine – Ruth Campkin

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52 Ancestors #6 Favourite Name – Francessa Campkin

I have many favourite names, so I decided to choose my favourite name from my current research into the descendants of Isaac Campkin.  The name I chose is his daughter Francessa Campkin. My relationship to Francessa is: Francessa was born 1 October 1850 at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, according to her entry in LDS Pioneer and… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #6 Favourite Name – Francessa Campkin

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52 Ancestors #5 In the Census – Martha Webb Campkin Young

This topic created a dilemma – who should I write about?  Should I choose an actual ancestor, or should I write about a family I am currently working on?  I decided to write about a family I am currently working on. Most of January I was researching the Whimpey family in the United States, but… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #5 In the Census – Martha Webb Campkin Young

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52 Ancestors #4 Invite to Dinner – Margaret Price

The person I would invite to dinner would be my 2x great grandmother, Margaret Price (1815-1901). The marriage certificate for Margaret and my 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey lists her father as John Price, a farmer.  Her son, Isaac’s birth certificate lists her birthplace as Merthyr Kinnock, Brecknockshire (or Merthyr Cynog, Breconshire), and her year… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #4 Invite to Dinner – Margaret Price

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52 Ancestors #3 Longevity – Oscar Whimpey Evans

This week the topic in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is “Longevity”.  Since I am currently working on the descendants of Isaac Whimpey , I decided to see which of his descendants lived the longest. To determine this, I exported my new Ancestry Public Member tree to a gedcom, and then uploaded… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #3 Longevity – Oscar Whimpey Evans