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Tombstone Tuesday: Ezekiel William Pettit

Ezekiel William Pettit was born in 1837 to parents Samuel and Polly Pettit in the province of Ontario, Canada, not far from the United States border in the township of Townsend.  1,160 more words

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Harry Wilhelm Tolf

Born 07 April 1884 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois

Died 06 Feb 1964 (Chicago, Cook, Illinois)

From the Chicago Tribune, Friday 07 February 1964:

“TOLF – Harry W. 62 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Abzuga "Zu" Adams

Abzuga “Zu” Adams was born in January of 1859 in Atchison, Kansas to parents Franklin George and Harriet Elizabeth (Clark) Adams.  She was the second eldest child of eight and named after her paternal grandmother, Abzuga Henry Adams.  468 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Fred and Matilda (Hammond) Thoma

Fred and Matilda (Hammond) Thoma, or Fritz and Tillie as they were known in their community, spent their childhoods and the entirety of their married lives in the same rural county in northeastern Iowa. 767 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday : Sahrah Miksiwe

Sahrah Miksiwe was a Chippewa woman. She is buried at Bethany Lutheran Indian Cemetery along the Pine River near St. Louis, Michigan. The inscription on her small headstone reads: 102 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Benjamin F. Cooley, Master Clock Maker

I came across an interesting story while researching my sister-in-law’s ancestors.  Benjamin F. Cooley is her great-great-great grandfather, one of the early settlers of Grayson County, Virginia, and at the time one of the finest clock makers in the country.  824 more words

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