Treasure Chest Thursday: Will of Thomas A. Jones

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I was going through my binder and found my great great grandfather’s will.  I thought I would post it for today.  This is the outer sheet: This is the will of Thomas Augustine Jones who died in 1923.  The probate file is several pages long, so I’ll post the last page which is his actual … Continued

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The International Date Line

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For Treasure Chest Thursday, I’ve selected this cerficate from my Dad’s file: It was issued on the 4th of February 1952.  My Dad was stationed in Japan and Korea during the Korean Conflict.  I find on Wikipedia the article “Line-Crossing Ceremony” which shows different rituals used in the Navy. My Dad was in the Army … Continued

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Ship Manifest from Japan

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I came across this copy of a ship manifest the other day.  I’ve had it for awhile but never really digested it.  It’s the ship manifest for the SS Chiyo Maru,  a ship that traveled between Hawaii and Japan. My Grandfather’s cousin, Louisa (Pacheco) Iida, was on the ship with her husband, Joseph Shintaro Iida, … Continued

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