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Treasure Chest Thursday: Will of Thomas A. Jones

Treasure Chest Thursday: Will of Thomas A. Jones

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 will. Part 1:   Part 2: I have no idea who the people in lines 2 through 9 are.  They haven’t come up in my…

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Treasure Chest Thursday: K Chin Prints

Treasure Chest Thursday: K Chin Prints

Last year when I was packing stuff up to move I came across these lithographs: The prints are very colorful.  All of them have the name K. Chin on them somewhere.  (You can see a little bit of the name in the bottom left hand corner of the tiger.) The prints are probably from the late 1960s or early 1970s.  I bet there are many people who grew up in the 60s and 70s who remember these prints.Seeing them again…

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The International Date Line

The International Date Line

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 not the Navy.  So, this colorful certificate was part of the ritual of his first transport by the Navy to Japan.  The Order of the…

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Ship Manifest from Japan

Treasure Chest Thursday: Ship Manifest from Japan

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, and their 4 year old son, Benedict Iida.  This manifest is for the port at Yokohama, Japan.  It was returning to Honolulu, Hawaii.  They left…

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A Little Bank from the Oakland Bank

A Little Bank from the Oakland Bank

For Treasure Chest Thursday I wanted to share this little bank that belonged to my Dad: The bank is metal and has a little metal handle.  The bank is silver a green plate around it.  On the back is a little sticker that says “Georgie”.  I’ve never heard my Dad being called that.  Is it possible he got this as a child? The front says “The Oakland Bank, Oakland, Calif.”  I did a search on that in Google and also…

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