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Category Archives: Genealogy
Niagara is getting excited. The first man to walk a high wire over Niagara Falls in 100 years is scheduled to do his stunt on June 15, 2012. He will walk across on a giant 2-inch cable that is attached … Continue reading
Genealogy breakthrough. This has been quite a busy week for genealogy breakthroughs for me! I happened to obtain the death certificate of my great great grandfather Samuel Aston who had been born in Wales and died in Scranton, PA.To my … Continue reading
One of my hobbies is genealogy research. In looking through old newspapers I can’t help but get a kick out of the advertisements that I encounter. In the mid to late 1800s the papers were filled with write-ups for concoctions that … Continue reading
My Dad likes to tell the story of how as a kid he was once the champion cherry picker in his hometown of Ransomville, NY. He states that he developed a technique of holding himself in the tree with one … Continue reading
Everyone likes a mystery There is a strange picture that emerged among my grandmother’s old photos after she died. The image is reported to be of my Grandmother Pearl as a little toddler. At a quick glance one can easily … Continue reading
Reading about the history of Niagara Falls, NY tends to make me feel a bit home sick. I’ve lived in a lot of places in my life but for some reason my heart maintains an attachment to the place where … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. When I patronized my local Chick-Fil-A, I noticed that many people were drinking a mysterious green fluid. After a few minutes, I discovered that it was dyed lemonade. Then it hit me. It’s almost … Continue reading
Just recently I ran across some more information about my “Red Onion Saloon” branch of the family. Minnie Mae, a saloon proprietor, was the daughter of my great great grandmother Arabella Edgar Wallace (Aston). Arabella went by the name of “Belle” … Continue reading
As many of you know, genealogy is one of my hobbies. I enjoy researching and digging up stories on ancestors and distant relations long gone. It is interesting to learn about the saints and the rascals of my blood line. … Continue reading