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Letters From Home~~Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana

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Cast of Characters: Grace~~ My Great Grandmother Grace Louise Carson Stockmaster Orrenda~~My 2nd Great Grandmother Orrenda M. Willes Carson Della~~My 2nd Great Aunt Mary Dell Carson Criswell Allen Ral~ My 2nd Great Uncle (Great Grand Uncle) James Ralston Carson Jr., DVM … Continue reading

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Viola Carson Armstrong~~My Ancestor

Viola Carson is the great grand-aunt of Elizabeth Louise Burritt England Thurston. Viola was born June 6, 1854 in Indiana, possibly Bartholomew, or Hamilton County. She married Frank P. Armstrong on March 3, 1873, who was born in 1851 in … Continue reading

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Letters From Home Part 2

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Here is a scanned letter my 2nd Great Grandmother Orrenda Willes Carson sent to my Grandfather Frederick Charles Stockmaster and Great Uncle Russell Carson Stockmaster in 1914. My Grandfather was 14 years old and my Great Uncle was 16 years old.

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Letters From Home 1st Installment

Cast of “Characters” Mother Carson~~My 2nd Great grandmother  Orrenda Willes Carson Grace~~My Great Grandmother Grace Louise Carson Stockmaster Uncle Oliver~~My 2nd Great Uncle Oliver F Wills, Orrenda’s brother in Iowa Ral~ My 2nd Great Uncle (Great Grand Uncle) James Ralston … Continue reading

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Bill Wills and Company~~My Ancestor

I have just received a book, entitled, “Bill Wills and Company,” written by his wife, Hazel McLeod Wills. Bill was governor of Vermont from 1941 to 1945. Mrs. Wills wrote that Bill wanted to have an autobiography, but he never … Continue reading

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Newspaper Articles Highlighting Michael L. Sullivant’s Life

To go along with my Fanny Willes Sullivant post, I have included several newspaper articles chronicling Michael L. Sullivant trials and tribulations along with his achievements as a farmer. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Mrs. Fanny Sullivant, wife of “farmer king” of Ford County, … Continue reading

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Fanny Willes Sullivant~~My Ancestor

Fanny Willes is my 1st cousins 4 times removed. Fanny Willes was born June 22, 1832 in Bedford, Ohio. Her parents were Luther and Fanny (Willey) Willes. She died Sept. 23, 1905 and her final resting place is in Green … Continue reading

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