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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

Baby Names


Really need help identifying some photos listed on the UNKNOWN photos page. The link is at the top of the blog.  There are approximately 17 pictures that have not been identified. 48 more words