Saturday, October 8, 2016

On Ships They Came: SS Zeeland

 
Built in 1900, she was the sister ship to Vaderland. During WWI she served as a troop carrier, then was converted back to  passenger ship in 1916.  She continued service as a passenger ship under different ownership and names until she was  sold and scrapped in 1930.


At the age of 15, Anton (Thomas) Kollain sailed by himself on the SS Zeeland of the Red Star Line, departing Antwerp on March 5th, 1910, and arriving in New York on March 15th.  He was temporarily detained as a "Likely Public Charge" until claimed by his parents, Ignatz & Maria Kollain, who arrived in 1909 on the the SS Kroonland (a near sister ship of the Zeeland) and were already residing in New York.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Annie Cassingham (1888-1957) of Gravesend, Kent


Annie Cassingham
daughter of John Edward & Charlotte (Hearn) Cassingham 

A dressmaker and the last of three spinster sisters that resided at 68 Kent Rd, Gravesend, Kent. The other two sisters were Alice who died in 1945 and Louisa, a children's nurse, who died in 1949. Albert Odian Cassingham was her nephew, son of her oldest brother, George, who passed in 1938.

 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Stone House Hospital
 (photo: wikipedia)
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

John Warburton (1776-1857)


5th Great Grandparent
John Warburton 
b. 28 Oct 1778 Stand, Pilkington, Lancashire, England
son of George & Esther Warburton
m. Lydia Sandiford  28 Dec 1795 
Had 12 children; 10 living to adulthood
d. 2 Apr 1857 Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
buried: Trowbridge Cemetery

by John Thompson, published by H.G.R. Brooks, sold by E. Fowler, after T.G. Brooks
stipple engraving, published October 1832
NPG D37481
© National Portrait Gallery, London
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

William W Underwood (1889-1971) WWI Veteran


William Walter Underwood
b. 22 Sept 1889 in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois
son of Joseph Hamilton & Rachel (Howard) Underwood

Willamette National Cemetery
Oregon
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Time to Volunteer & Give Back to the Genealogical Community

 It's indexing time!
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Occupation: Linen Draper


An ancestor's occupation as described in a vellum Indenture: 
Mortgage of 130 acres of marshlands and premises situate in the Level of West Maytham in the Parish of Rolvenden, Kent for securing £250 at 5 per cent dated 17 July 1705, Thomas Sharpe, Linen Draper of the ancient town of Rye, Sussex, to Mrs Elizabeth Collington

Draper: originally a term for a retailer or wholesaler of cloth that was mainly for clothing; dealer in fabrics

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Friday, June 3, 2016

1937 Wedding announcement for Orien Casteel & Josie (Cox) Jackson


Orien Grover Casteel
b.12 Mar 1888
son of James Polk & Arra A (Bacon) Casteel

November 7, 1937 - Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, Illinois)

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day


 Remembering those who have died while serving our country.

Freedom Is Not Free



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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Will of Rose (Kollain) Filock (1888-1921) of Jamesburg, New Jersey


Finally, I was able to find a record relating to the death of Rose (Kollain) Filock who died in 1921 due to complications from childbirth, but no death record could be located in the New Jersey archives.  The addition of wills and probate records on ancestry.com has finally provided me with the source record I've been seeking.  Click on the images below to read Rose's short will,  probated 4 May 1921.

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