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It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

It is the 110th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. This is the first year that there are no known survivors to gather at Lotta’s Fountain. My Jones, Jackson, and Kelly relatives were living in the city on the 18th of April 1906.  All but one lived to tell the tale. My great grandmother,… Continue reading It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

About My Ancestors · Historic Events · Military Research

The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

My dad served in the Korean Conflict in 1951-1952.  He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan for most of that time.  As I was sifting through his photo album, I was hit with the historical significance of his photographs.  They show the beginnings of the integration of the United States military–the end of segregated service. On… Continue reading The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

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Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

Today marks the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. 17 October 1989 started out as a day of hope and excitement. People were excited about the Bay Bridge Series between the A’s and the Giants. They got in their cards, sat down in a seat on a BART train, or waited for the bus to… Continue reading Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

About My Ancestors · California Genealogy · Historic Events

In Remembrance of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

Were your ancestors living in San Francisco on April 18th, 1906? My Kelly, Dolan, Jones, and Segalas relatives were there. The Mazeres and Breilh cousins were over in Oakland and Berkeley. The Cosma’s and a couple of Pacheco’s were new arrivals in Oakland. I like to think of what that period must have been like… Continue reading In Remembrance of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

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Have You Ever Wondered Who’s to Blame for Income Taxes?

Sewell Boutwell was the son of Jonathan Boutwell and Abigail Eames. He was born 5 Jul 1774 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Sewell married Rebecca Marshall on the 23rd of Mar 1815. Rebecca was the daughter of Jacob Marshall and Mary Richardson. Sewell and Rebecca had at least 6 children, one of them being George… Continue reading Have You Ever Wondered Who’s to Blame for Income Taxes?