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Photos

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123 Madison Ave NYC about 1888
123 Madison Ave NYC about 1888
 
  30 Jul 2017
4 women (Graves family)
4 women (Graves family)
 
  30 Jul 2017
Aaron Asimov
Aaron Asimov
 
  30 Jul 2017
Aaron Asimov 2007
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
  30 Jul 2017
Aaron Tilton
Aaron Tilton
 
  30 Jul 2017
Ada Probasco 1924
Ada Probasco 1924
 
  30 Jul 2017
Ada Probasco Trapnell
Ada Probasco Trapnell
 
  30 Jul 2017
AdaProbasco
AdaProbasco
Ada Probasco, 1919. Photo courtesy of Probascoarchive.com 
  30 Jul 2017
Addison Coles
Addison Coles
 
  30 Jul 2017
Adelia Hopkins
Adelia Hopkins
 
  30 Jul 2017

Documents

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americanancestry11
americanancestry11
 
  30 Jul 2017
Byrne-Drennan Marriage
Byrne-Drennan Marriage
 
  30 Jul 2017
Charles-Cook-Passport-Application
Charles-Cook-Passport-Application
 
  30 Jul 2017
Citation91
Citation91
Draft Registration - Alvin Dryden Ebi 
  30 Jul 2017
Closing of Byrne Brothers Hardware
Closing of Byrne Brothers Hardware
May 1966
"Santa Cruz Old Timers Going Out of Business"
One of Santa Cruz's oldest business firms, Byrne Brothers Hardware, is closing out its books after more than 70 years of continuous operations, it was announced yesterday.
John Byrne and Roy Mayfield, partners in the store since 1930, said details of the close-out sale will be announced Thursday.
Byrne Brothers was established in 1894, when two Michigan brothers, George G. and Walter C. Byrne, arrived in Santa Cruz and bought a tinsmith and woodstore. The original location was on Pacific avenue near the present site of Santa Cruz Savings and Loan.
The business prospered, and in 1905 the firm was moved up the street to its present location at 1531 Pacific ave - 16 Pacific ave in those days. The firm included not only hardware sales, but a plumbing and sheet metal department. The shops behind the store, finally disappeared in 1958, when a city parking lot took over the land.
Mayfield, a native of Tennessee, has been with Byrne Brother for all his business life, joining the firm in 1916. He and John Byrne bought an interest in the company in 1930, buying out the share of George Byrne. The partners in 1930 were Mayfield, Byrne, and John's father, Walter Byrne, one of the founders. An active partner was Helen Byrne, widow of the other founder, George G. Byrne.
For more than 50 years, the store has provided free scales for friends and customers dropping in. An old-style beam platform scale was first used, the sort with sliding weights. Later the Toledo dial scales were installed still in use, regularly tested and sealed for accuracy.
Byrne said neither he nor Mayfield has made plans beyond the closing sale. Once the stock is sold out, they hope to sell the building and site, he said.
Another old-timer about the store is a pickup truck which Byrne described as "of this generation" -- a 1939 truck with the original paint and lettering on it. The truck is still in regular use. 
  30 Jul 2017
Cook Letter 02-01-1871
Cook Letter 02-01-1871
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau regarding the death of Cook's wife, Sarah Maria (Barteau):

Tuxpan Mexico
February 1st 1871

Dear Brother William

It is with a sorrowful heart I write these few lines to you. When I was on to New York last summer I little thought I should meet with the loss I have met with so soon after my return home. When I arrived home I found Sarah and the Babe both sick and I thought the baby was dangerous but had no idea that Sarah was. In a day or two after I got home Sarah got up around the house and I thought was getting quite well again, so she helped to move the furniture to the vessel and was very anxious to get away and get settled out here. Three days after we left Galveston she was taken with a hemorrhage from the lung and the next day she had four hemorrhages and the next day one so she had six hemorrhages in three days. From that she commenced failing after we got ashore she had inward inflammation set in and it settled in the bladder for about four days. She suffered dreadfully from the inflammation of the bladder which I suppose was the cause of her death. She died on the morning of the 10th of January at 3 o'clock. I had not the least idea that her lungs were affected as the doctors all said that it was bronchitis and not the lungs and I did not feel the least alarm about her until she commenced spitting blood. It was very sudden to us all. She was sick two weeks after she had her first hemorrhage.

Give my love to all of the children and tell them to write to Cecilla. She will keep house for me and keep the children all together which was their mother's request.

I will bid you good bye for this time.

From your Brother,
Charles R Cook 
  30 Jul 2017
Cook Letter 05-13-1866
Cook Letter 05-13-1866
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau regarding a minor debt payment owed by Barteau:

San Luis Pass
May 13th / 66

Dear Brother William

I will now with a few lines in acknowledgement of yours that I rec'd on the first of this month. I did not have time to answer it before I left town so I will write now as I have a chance to send this to mail. I was glad to hear that you rec'd the trunk all right. Sarah can tell you more of the particulars about things than I can which I presume she has done as this as she has written to you once or twice since she sent the trunk. I received a letter from Smith Dayton acknowledging the receipt of the money and I wrote to him in case that he should come out early in the fall to draw the remainder of the money from you and bring it to me. I did not give him a draft or order but wrote him to give you a receipt of it in my name. So if he calls on you for it and you have it to spare you can let him have it. I think it likely he may want it to use himself before he gets ready to start out here which I am perfectly willing to in case you can spare it as well as not, for I am a little interested in that vessel with Smith and if he uses the money there it will be the ?? that I shall have to pay when he gets out there.

Sarah is quite complaining just now and has been for some two or three weeks. Cecilla and Charlie are well. We are all on a sand hill roosting on the lookout for some poor being to come along with a cargo to smuggle in which case I am in hopes to make something for if the cargo is worth anything I shall, for I get 1/4 of the value besides my yearly salary. Give my love to the children and tell them that I will try to come and see them a year from this summer if nothing happens and I can get away from here. If I stay keep(?) the situation I am in now I expect it will be hard to get a leave of absence long enough to come on without resigning, and that I don't care to do unless I am sure of doing better. You must write whenever you can take time enough and make it convenient for we are mighty glad to get a letter from home if there is only three lines in it. We have no news here to write for we never see any one or hear anything except in a paper, and it is only when I go to town that we get any of them. I will close for this time from yours,

Fraternally & Sincerely, your Brother
C. R. Cook 
  30 Jul 2017
Fernald Island001
Fernald Island001
1702 map of Thomas Fernald’s Island (aka Puddington’s Island, Lay Claim Island, Dennett’s Island), later the site of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The land appears to be subdivided amongst his children:

Mr. Pray -- Married to Mary Fernald
Mr. Kelly -- Married to Joanna Fernald
Mr. Atkins -- Married to Patience Fernald
Mr. Henderson -- Married to Sarah Fernald
Samuel Fernald
Hercules Fernald
Mr. Eastwick -- Married to Elizabeth Fernald 
  30 Jul 2017
Franklin Waters Death Notice
Franklin Waters Death Notice
 
  30 Jul 2017
Garrett Rue Court Record 1887
Garrett Rue Court Record 1887
 
  30 Jul 2017

Headstones

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Amelia Hewlett Headstone
Amelia Hewlett Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground
Coles 
Located    30 Jul 2017
Ann Titus Headstone
Ann Titus Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground Located    30 Jul 2017
Anna C Thorne Headstone
Anna C Thorne Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground Located    30 Jul 2017
Anna M Byrne 1859-1918
Anna M Byrne 1859-1918
 
     30 Jul 2017
Arthur H Sleigh Headstone
Arthur H Sleigh Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground Located    30 Jul 2017
Caroline - Wife of James Titus Headstone
Caroline - Wife of James Titus Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground Located    30 Jul 2017
Charles F Willits Headstone
Charles F Willits Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground Located    30 Jul 2017
Charles Francis Lowell Valentine Headstone
Charles Francis Lowell Valentine Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground
Valentine 
Located    30 Jul 2017
Charles Post Valentine Headstone
Charles Post Valentine Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground
Valentine 
Located    30 Jul 2017
Charles Valentine Headstone
Charles Valentine Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground
Valentine 
Located    30 Jul 2017

Histories

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The Scandalous Ship Mongolia
The Scandalous Ship Mongolia
Story of Chinese laborer smuggling scandal, in which Ryland Drennan was featured. Author: Robert Barde, Published in "Steamboat Bill", P 112-118, issue #249, Spring 2004, Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America 
  30 Jul 2017

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I2352 
? 
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I2383 
? 
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I2262 
?, Bathsheba 
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I2653 
?, Beverly 
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I2745 
?, Carmen 
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I2836 
?, Doris G 
b. 6 Jun 1903   30 Jul 2017
I2294 
?, Elizabeth 
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I2337 
?, Elizabeth 
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I2544 
?, Elizabeth 
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I2782 
?, Elizabeth 
b. 1839  Louisiana  30 Jul 2017

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F44 
     I57  LEIKIN, Irina    30 Jul 2017
 F86 
     I154  HASTINGS, Darlene Ann    30 Jul 2017
 F111 
     I249  MARY    30 Jul 2017
 F153 
     I386  FERNALD, Ann H    30 Jul 2017
 F130 
     I697  BRYAN    30 Jul 2017
 F392 
     I1140  CARLSON, Sophie    30 Jul 2017
 F627 
     I1502  PICKEN, Annie    30 Jul 2017
 F294 
     I1823  POLIANKOVSKY, Child    30 Jul 2017
 F1630 
     I1834  SCHEINER, Adriana    30 Jul 2017
 F717 
     I1907  DRYDEN, Louisa Marcella    30 Jul 2017