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52 Ancestors Week 17: Charles Mazeres and His Laundries

It’s week 17 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.  This week the theme is prosperous.  I’m going to write about my great grandfather, Charles Mazeres dit Salanave. Born in 1868, Charles Mazeres’ was the son of, Jean Mazeres dit Salanave and Marie Anne Lacrouts.  They were farmers.  Their home in Ogeu les bains,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors Week 17: Charles Mazeres and His Laundries

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Where They Lived: 2034 and 2038 E. 25th Street

Next in the Where They Lived series: 2034 and 2038 E. 25th Street, Oakland, California. These are the last houses on this side of the street that our relatives lived in. View Larger Map 2034 E. 25th Street is the brown colored house on the left.  It was built in 1912.  According to my 1912… Continue reading Where They Lived: 2034 and 2038 E. 25th Street

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Where They Lived: 2010 and 2014 E. 25th Steet

Next in the Where They Lived series, 2010 and 2014 E. 25th Street. View Larger Map 2010 E. 25th Street is the house with the white fence around it.  It was built in 1912 according to zillow.com.  From 1932 to 1936, Jesse & Dorothy (Hughes) Cosma lived here. 2014 E. 25th Street is the house… Continue reading Where They Lived: 2010 and 2014 E. 25th Steet

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Martin Kelly, My Family’s First Business Owner?

Much of what my Grandma Shellabarger told me about her family turned out to be myth or exaggeration. She got one thing right.  One of her ancestors owned boarding houses in San Francisco.  That ancestor was my Great Great Great Grandfather, Martin Kelly. Martin was born sometime around 1820 in County Roscommon, Ireland.  I’m not… Continue reading Martin Kelly, My Family’s First Business Owner?