Category Archives: 52Ancestors

Dad of the Dear Old

Jack Carlton Rohleder “No son of mine is going to be named Earl!” My grandmother was adamant. She knew she wanted to name him Carlton, but wasn’t sure what to put with it. My grandfather was pushing for yet another … Continue reading

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The Suffragist

Grace Irene Rohleder My great-grandaunt Grace lived 30 years on each side of the turn of the twentieth century. During her life, three presidents died in office, the United States fought in two wars and experienced two economic depressions. She … Continue reading

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The Centenarian Plus

Sara Elizabeth McRae Aunt Sara survived all her siblings (and most of them lived a long time), her husband (by 61 years), and her daughter (by 8 years), living to the ripe old age of 106. (Longevity is this week’s … Continue reading

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The Gentlemanly Farmer

Josiah Larkin Deaton My third grade teacher, Mrs. Wright, had a wooden box painted Kelly green where she kept a collection of pictures she had cut out of magazines and mounted on colorful construction paper. Every now and then she … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

Start That’s the first week’s prompt in this genealogy challenge from Amy Johnson Crow. Getting started with anything new is always difficult for me. Do you start at the very beginning? (The Sound of Music says so.) Or maybe somewhere … Continue reading

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