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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.

Dudley Adams: 21st March

Graduate 1911; Associate Member 1918.

Engineer, Adams & Co. 241 more words


My Three-Times-Great Uncle Abraham Goldsmith: A Bursting Bubble

The second of my Goldschmidt three-times-great-uncles to arrive from Germany to Philadelphia was Abraham, Jacob’s younger brother. He was born on March 13, 1832, in Oberlistingen and came to the US on August 21, 1850, listing his occupation as a merchant. 1,800 more words


The Victoria Band, Victoria, 1890

Colonist, 8 June 1890, page 4

At Beacon Hill

The Victoria Band, Mr F Pauline, conducter, will perform the following choice programme at the Beacon Hill Park pavilion this afternoon. 28 more words


Lena's Postcards #109 - Huston, Willard & Kitty

Address: Mr. & Mrs. John Hackleman, Connersville, Indiana, R.R. #2

Appleton, Wis.
July 3, ’12
Dear Mother & father,
All stood our trip
home fine, tho a… 76 more words


#52Ancestors "Luck"

Who is lucky or has luck??

The ancestor that I have chosen this week is one who had “luck” in World War II.  Some might say that he had hard luck due to his serious injury but others might say that he had good luck due to his resilience and having survived a serious injury.. 145 more words


Charles Godfrey Ardinger

On this day, 19 March 1891, Charles Godfrey Ardinger passed away. He was my 4th great-grandfather.

Charles Godfrey Ardinger was born on 28 March 1812, in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland. 1,683 more words


On This Day in 1852

A quiet life. An almost uneventful life. A nondescript life.

On this day in 1852, Martha Jane “Mattie” Mercer was born to Amos Windham Mercer and Amanda Sylvester. 224 more words