Tag: Rhode Island

    Mary Orton of Fall River, Massachusetts

    In September 1911, Miss Lottie Orton, of Hastings, Nebraska, received a postcard from her cousin Mary Orton, postmarked Sakonnet, Rhode Island. The message read:

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    Alice (Brownsword) Hawkes of Rockland, Rhode Island

    In December 1915, Alice B Hawkes of Rockland, Rhode Island, sent a postcard to her friend Mrs Green which read ...

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    Julia (Mowry) Paine Greene, of Glendale, Rhode Island

    Julia (Mowry) Paine Greene was born in Rhode Island on February 8, 1847, the daughter of Emer and Melaura (Mathewson) Mowry. On August 16, 1864, she married George Carpenter Paine ...

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    Lillie B. Chase of Valley Falls, Rhode Island

    In about 1863 Mademoiselle Lillie B. Chase received a letter from Vienna, Austria, sent in care of Saml. B. Chase, Esq, of Valley Falls, Rhode Island. The letter was addressed to Mlle. "Chase" although the family spelled the name "Chace."

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    Lillie B. Chase of Valley Falls, Rhode Island, part 2

    Lillie B. Chase, age 30, was married on 29 Oct 1878 to John Crawford Wyman, age 56, the son of Abraham Wyman and Sarah Crawford. John's first wife Emma Willard had died in 1861. John too was an abolitionist ...

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    Manufacturer of Shoddy Goods

    How would you feel if your ancestor was described as a 'manufacturer of shoddy goods'?

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    Mrs Ramon Guiteras of Bristol, Rhode Island

    About December 1883, Mrs Ramon Guiteras of Bristol, Rhode Island, received a letter from Vienna, Austria. Who was Mrs Guiteras, and whom did she know in Vienna?

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Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton