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Henry I "Beauclerc" of England

On this day, 881 years ago, 1 December 1135, Henry I “Beauclerc”, the first English King fluent in the English language, dies from a fever supposedly caused by eating “a surfeit of lampreys.” He was my twice-over 28th great-grandfather, both through his son Robert of Gloucester and through his daughter Matilda. 489 more words


American Embassy and UNICEF

Letter transcription:

Thurs. Jan. 23, 1964

Dear David,

This is a free morning and we are packed ready to leave at 12:20 from hotel to get train to Nikko. 606 more words


Years of Progress and Growth for the Mansbach Family: 1893-1900

By 1893, H.H. Mansbach had lost his father and both his brother and sister.  It’s hard to know what kind of relationship he’d had with them all after serving on the opposing side of the Civil War, though it did appear that the families had some overlapping connections, as pointed out in my last post.  1,509 more words


William Hammond-Binderton, Sussex, England

My maternal seventh great grandfather. Son of John and Sarah Hammond. Husband of Catherine Hammond (maiden name unknown). Father of Catherine Hammond (Peavey). 

Born: 1710 in Binderton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.  193 more words

Findagrave Website

Edmund II "Ironside" of England

On this day, exactly a millennium ago—30 November 1016, Edmund II “Ironside” died at the age of 27. Edmund II, King of England and of Wessex, was my 29th great-grandfather. 459 more words


Okura Hotel

Letter transcription:

Jan. 21 – 1964

Dear David – Your cable was waiting for us when we arrived at Okura Hotel in Tokyo. I hope you aren’t too disappointed. 360 more words


Christina Sutherland Jaywalker

On a November morning in 1920, Christina Sutherland was hit by a car. She was hurrying along King Street in Toronto and stepped out from between two wagons into the path of the vehicle. 830 more words