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Photos

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

Documents

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americanancestry11
americanancestry11
 
  23 Apr 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 
  23 Apr 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 
  23 Apr 2017
Franklin Waters Death Notice
Franklin Waters Death Notice
 
  23 Apr 2017
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Estate-Auction
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Estate-Auction
 
  23 Apr 2017
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Probate-Journal
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Probate-Journal
 
  23 Apr 2017
Hancock-IL-1911-Charles-Austin-Death-Cert-and-Will
Hancock-IL-1911-Charles-Austin-Death-Cert-and-Will
 
  23 Apr 2017
henry-kloman-letter-1918
henry-kloman-letter-1918
(added note at top) No! I didn't have any trouble about baggage coming over & have not done any more of the fool tricks I did.

Mobile Hospital #1
Dec 10, 1918

My dear Edna:

I expect you think I am mean not to have written for so long but I expect Nell has kept you occasionally posted as in several of her letters she has said 'I have written to Edna'. I received your very interesting letter of Sept 22nd after I left Beauvais & joined this outfit & life has been as strenuous & such a rush since that I didn't even attempt to write any personal letters except to Nell.

I wish I could write you a long letter and tell you the many things I have seen & experiences I have been through but can only send a short one this time for while we are not busy just at this time yet conditions of living make it difficult to write. I am in my tent with one candle for light and my ever ready knee is my usual writing table. I saw much of interest around Montdidier when I had headquarters at Beauvais but it was quiet there compared to what it has been here. About Oct 1st I had a wire to report to Paris immediately & on arrival there was assigned to Mobile Hospital #1 & told to take train to Bar le Duc & find the outfit from there. I expected to be several days finding it as it was just back of the fighting front at Verdun but located it & arrived bag & baggage that night, a very fortunate & thankful man.

Mobile #1 is entirely in tents & moves with the battle front & receives only the worst wounded cases which cannot be moved back further. When there was a drive or there would be a constant stream day & night, we would operate & as soon as possible pass them on back to an evacuation hospital, the last month of the war we operated 1077 cases & I had 227 burials. This will give you some idea. We were & are yet constantly in wind & rain. We wade in mud, sleep in mud, eat in mud. There is no escape. We were always within range of the enemy guns & frequently shelled & bombed but our work went quietly and incessantly on regardless of days or inconvenience, our brave boys were coming back in need & the Drs & nurses stuck to their job as long as there was the need.

I was in Verdun one day while it was being shelled & one of the big fellows broke right over my head. I heard the whine but before I could think to duck it had exploded & the shrapnell was pattering down around me but my name wasn't on it & it didn't touch me. Two days after we moved from that location it was shelled & the outfit that followed us there had a number of their personnel killed & wounded, we were very fortunate to get through with out any casualties.

Mail was just brought in and I drew from your letters, two from Nell, Nov 10th the last & one from a poor little woman in Austin, Texas, the wife of a Capt. Moore whose husband I buried Oct 16th & I wrote her, it was her only notice & her letter is just heart breaking. We were at the foot of Dead Man's Hill & the famous Hill 304 when the end came. That is a desolate and God forsaken country. I never saw a place so torn up. We later moved up near Dun & as I went over the battle field we saw most awful sights, many of our own boys, as well as Coche(? illegible), were lying unburied where they had fallen two & three weeks before, some bodies only in part & no possible way of identification. I buried all we found.

We are now near what was the town of Varennes, a railhead, awaiting orders to entrain for Germany. It is raining hard. I just looked at my bed & found a nice puddle of water on my pillow & elsewhere & have moved to what I hope may be free from deluge.

I am well and feeling fine & notwithstanding inconveniences am glad to be at the front as long as I have to be over here. Did Tom get over? Love to all. Don't know when I'll get home. Hope to see you in NY when I come. Am delighted to hear if you can find time to write. Tell Val to work hard at school & see how much he will know when I see him next.

Affectionately,
Harry 
  23 Apr 2017
John Macky History
John Macky History
 
  23 Apr 2017
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau, March 6 1866
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau, March 6 1866
 
  23 Apr 2017

Headstones

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Abigail Hulse
Abigail Hulse
 
Barteau Cemetery Located    22 Apr 2017
Ada Byrne Smith
Ada Byrne Smith
 
Mount Evergreen Located    22 Apr 2017
Ada Probasco (Trapnell)
Ada Probasco (Trapnell)
Headstone for Ada Probasco Trapnell, Zion Cemetery, Charles Town, WV 
Zion Cemetery Located    22 Apr 2017
Addie Magginni
Addie Magginni
 
IOOF Cemetery Located    22 Apr 2017
Alice Fernald Drennan Headstone
Alice Fernald Drennan Headstone
 
IOOF Cemetery Located    22 Apr 2017
Alice Fernald Drennan Headstone
Alice Fernald Drennan Headstone
 
IOOF Cemetery Located    22 Apr 2017
Alvin Dryden Ebi
Alvin Dryden Ebi
 
IOOF Cemetery Located    22 Apr 2017
Amelia Hewlett Headstone
Amelia Hewlett Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground
Coles 
Located    22 Apr 2017
Ann Titus Headstone
Ann Titus Headstone
 
Friends Burying Ground Located    22 Apr 2017
Anna Barteau Shepard
Anna Barteau Shepard
 
Cedar Grove Located    22 Apr 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 
  23 Apr 2017

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I88 
BYRNE, Hugh Drennan 
   23 Apr 2017
I2352 
? 
   23 Apr 2017
I2383 
? 
   23 Apr 2017
I2262 
?, Bathsheba 
   23 Apr 2017
I2653 
?, Beverly 
   23 Apr 2017
I2745 
?, Carmen 
   23 Apr 2017
I2836 
?, Doris G 
b. 6 Jun 1903   23 Apr 2017
I2294 
?, Elizabeth 
   23 Apr 2017
I2337 
?, Elizabeth 
   23 Apr 2017
I2544 
?, Elizabeth 
   23 Apr 2017

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F1002 
     I2782  ?, Elizabeth    23 Apr 2017
 F1030 
     I2853  SCIARONI    23 Apr 2017
 F111 
     I249  MARY    23 Apr 2017
 F130 
     I697  BRYAN    23 Apr 2017
 F153 
     I386  FERNALD, Ann H    23 Apr 2017
 F1630 
     I1834  SCHEINER, Adriana    23 Apr 2017
 F215 
           23 Apr 2017
 F2285 
     I3175  KRIEGER, Daughter    23 Apr 2017
 F2429 
     I3419  FISKE, Miriam    23 Apr 2017
 F2784 
     I3425  KRIEGER, Daughter    23 Apr 2017