The armistice of November 11, 1918 brought relief to tens of millions of families across the globe. But the end Continue reading
One of the most interesting artifacts I found in my father’s genealogy papers is a copy of a letter from Continue reading
The Maui’s adventures included dodging torpedoes, avoiding mines, battling U-boats and surviving storms on its journeys between America and France.
Isaac & Janet Howie Roberts had three sons in the “Great War,” Hugh, Percival and James, while Janet herself worked in the auxiliaries.
When our Roberts ancestors first arrived in the United States, they sailed into Ellis Island, passing the Statue of Liberty during its construction.
Benjamin Wright fought for the United States in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865 as a private in the 35th Missouri Infantry. His unit helped liberate Arkansas by fighting in the Battle of Helena, and being stationed in Little Rock as the war ended.
Newton is about 7 miles west of Boston, and was about a 2-hour march south of Lexington when the first shots were fired on April 19, 1775. The entire area was a hotbed of anti-British sentiment, and when the first call went out for volunteers to help break the Redcoats’ siege on Boston, Joshua enlisted.
1880… Grover Cleveland and James G. Blaine were running for president, Victoria was queen, and my ancestors were scattered across Continue reading