Tag: Rhode Island

Lottie Orton of Hastings, Nebraska

in 1911 Lottie Orton of Hastings, Nebraska, received a postcard from her cousin Mary Orton of Fall River, Massachusetts. The question is, can we find any more evidence that Lottie and Mary's fathers were brothers?

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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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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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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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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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Horace L Scott of Brattleboro, Vermont

Shortly after September 27, 1928, Mr Freeman Scott of Brattleboro, Vermont, received a postcard from his son Horace, mailed from Hope, Rhode Island. The inscription said…

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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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Edwin O'Connor of Woonsocket, Rhode Island–A Brief Ancestry

Some years ago I researched a friend's Irish ancestry. She was from Galway and it turned out that she was distantly related to John Ford the American movie director. That got me thinking about the Irish experience in the United States and about American movies in general, which eventually brought me around to reading, not watching, The Last Hurrah.

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Charissa (Barrows) Pike, of Danielson, Connecticut

In September 1906, Mrs C H Pike of Danielson, Connecticut, received a picture postcard of Quonochontaug, Rhode Island, sent by O C Barrows. The message reads:

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My Old Ohio Home
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 research.
-- Ed Hamilton