Dad and Uncle Jim were in the 4th Trench Mortar Battery, 4th division
Got the message about Dad & Jim that you posted on the comments page. Let me know if you get this reply. And tell me your friend's name who recorded your conversation with Aunt Lucy.
Thanks for the announcement about Murdoch's birth. One small correction would make it perfect: he was born to "Shane Roberts and Jaclyn Fenske"
Hi Russ and Don. Just noticed that on Lucy Mason's 'More Photographs' page, the last pic is labeled 'Fred Donelson - Lucy's brother'. Fred was her cousin, one of the eight that were children of Lucy's dad's brothers. One of those brothers lived in North Park and had five children, the oldest was Fred. Their mother died in a flu epidemic, and their dad was killed in Laramie in a bar room fight by a known criminal. Lucy's parents were then left to raise the 5 children. The other brother of William F Donelson lived in Idaho and had 3 kids. William F and Ida became aware that the dad and 2 boys were going off trapping for weeks at a time leaving the girl, Ava, alone in a cabin. William went there and brought Ava to NP to live. One of the brothers later decided to go to California to work in Borax mines. On the way he came down with TB. William went to get him and nursed him in the house in Walden which is pictured with Lucy on the horse and William standing beside. William caught TB and died in that house, leaving Ida to raise 6 cousins plus Lucy and her brother Henry by herself.
Would you please credit Wilton Creed for the write-up that you list as, "From the Vint Family Tree on RootsWeb:" He was my grand-father and did most of his research by travel and personal interviews. Wilton Creed was the husband of the great-granddaughter (Madelena Josephine Emerson) of Anne Gardiner (m. Matthew Emerson, Sr. 13 Dec 1806)
Park Ridge Girls Home - I am seeking some information and resources regarding the Girl’s Home. I am doing some geneaology and trying to find a former student, who is a relative. Can you help guide me, even to know more about the way things were set up? But finding this specific person would be amazing for answers to some of our lineage. Thank you!
Hello, i came across this site after I found some very old photos in my late fathers old store collection. He dealt in Collectibles until 1996 in Chicago. Somehow I arrived here after searching some pre 1900 photos of an Archie D. Marshall as a very young child in Denver Co give to his grandfather. I think they are around 1890. Also were some Colorado photos of an Ida Marshall (?). There are some other very old photos and some tie back to Chicago photographers from Adams street. Are these by any chance and hope they are your families?
Would it be possible to email me a high quality scan of the photo-roster of the Headquarters Detachment, 4th Field Artillery Brigade where 2 of your relatives served with in WWI?
Thanks in advance,
James Roberts is now married to Marcella Gonzales. They have a daughter Margo Marie ('Mimi') Roberts, born June 25 2018.
Shane Roberts and Jaclyn Fenske have another son Von James Roberts, born November 3, 2018.
Can you direct me? I would like to review a parent's records at the Park Ridge Home for Girls. The parent is deceased and so is their spouse. The records would span the period 1950-1953. Thank you. Mary
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