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Stories from the family Vault

Families often have stories that are not shared with younger members, one such story concerned my grandfather.    

My grandfather Hamilton Redfield Norvell was born in Detroit in 1863, when his father died in 1881 leaving the family with a mountain of debts, Hamilton and his mother Mary Dean Redfield Norvell moved to Buffalo. 449 more words

American History

History and Family Mystery: Jennie and John

Howdy folks! Velma here. I know. I know. I haven’t been around in a while. But I’m back today to talk about Jennie and John Brander. 804 more words

Family Tree

Her Other Life in Detroit (update)

I have updated and am reposting this information about Therese Remine’s house in Detroit (new info in italics):

Harold Remine’s sister Therese lived a double life, you might say. 554 more words

Genealogy

Recentering Detroit, Part 2: The French Connection

Recentering Detroit is a multipart examination of culture of development in the current city, the ongoing crises and the efforts by residents to define their city, not as a relic of the past to be resurrected or “revitalized,” but a place where people live their lives. 1,802 more words

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French Food & Film - Happy 315th Detroit - Sat July 23

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain, later known as “Ville de Troit,” then the City of Detroit — on July 24, 1701, and the continent has never been the same. 186 more words

Unlikely Friendship

Mister Hockey

Gordie Howe
March 31, 1928 – June 10, 2016

If you are from Michigan, and have been involved in hockey in any way, chances are you have a Gordie Howe story.  1,075 more words

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22 1934

Didn’t go to Sunday School. Mary didn’t come, anyway. Mama and I went to the Alhambra and saw Will Rogers in “David Harum” and Anna Sten in “Nana.” Both were great.

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