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Finally Found: Alice Roberta Whatley

Alice Roberta Whatley has long been a void in my otherwise rather robust family tree.  Over the years, I’ve looked for her, but it seemed every attempted left me empty-handed and widened those gaps in time before I tried again. 1,002 more words


Biography of John C. McKemy, 1835-unk

Added to the McKemie One Name Study Biography section today:

From: A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio, With Illustrations and Sketches of its Representative Men and Pioneers; Cincinnati Ohio. 957 more words


Veterans Day Salute to Charles T. Dorrie, 1925-2002

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I would do a little profile of one of my DORRIE ancestors.

My maternal grandfather served as a Marine during WWII and Korea. 549 more words


The Unknown Team ~ Tully Woodard

Today’s Featured Photograph stems from the mystery around what I have for some 15 years or more called The Unknown Team. This is a photograph that I dug out of a closet of my grandmother’s, Novaline Davidson Blackford. 640 more words


The Life and Infamy of Robert "Little Reddy" McKimie

     Several years ago, I found an old-timey Wild West paperback featuring the exploits of Robert “Little Reddy” McKimie. I didn’t have the book, and at the time, Googling was a dead end. 1,577 more words


Emma: Character [Sur]names

I’ve just finished reading Jane Austen’s Emma.  Normally I love anything Austen wrote, but this book was a chore.  The first third of the story (Volume 1, actually) was unimaginably boring, and I perceived Emma Woodhouse herself as annoying.  682 more words

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