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Tombstone Tuesday: Aunt Lizzie Devers (Too Tough to Die)

    I could just as well tell her story under the “Feisty Female” category of this blog, but I’m choosing to write about the woman known to the country throughout the 1930’s until her death in 1946 as “Aunt Lizzie Devers”.  2,837 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: What Really Happened to Sidney Pettit?

In case you missed last week’s Tombstone Tuesday article, you might want to read it first since I promised to clear up the mystery of what really happened to the son of Ezekiel and Ella Pettit.  1,395 more words

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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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