Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s day is the perfect time to write a new post to highlight a few of the mother’s in Robert's and my families. These busy Moms are a few that had over 10 children.  

Florence Odessa Palmer (Lutz) Robert's great grandmother had 16 children.
Florence married Azie Elvison Lutz at Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1915 at the age of 16. She had her 1st child at the age of 16 and last at the age of 48. All of her children survived to adulthood.

Margaret Ann Nichols (Palmer) Robert’s 3rd great grandmother had 13 children.
Margaret married Thomas Richard Palmer in 1850 at Aylesford, Nova Scotia, Canada at the age of 17. She had the 1st child at the age of 17 and the last at age of 42.

Matilda Gates (Randall) Robert’s 3rd great grandmother had 12 children.
Matilda married Christopher Randall in 1830 at Aylesford, Nova Scotia, Canada at 18. She had her 1st child at 19 and last at the age of 44.

Catherine Muirhead (Paterson) Jacqueline’s 2nd great grandmother had 12 children.
Catherine married Johnston Paterson in 1837 at Glasgow, Scotland at the age of 18. She had her 1st child at age 18 and the last at the age of 42. Tragically few of her children would reach adulthood. Only two would have children.

Agnes Findlay (Danskine) Jacqueline’s 2nd great grandmother had 12 children.
Agnes married William Danskine in 1837 at Cumbernauld, Scotland at the age of 21. She had her 1st child at 21 and her last at the age of 44. Sadly, most of her children didn’t make it to adulthood.

Rebecca Taylor (Foster) Robert’s 3rd great grandmother had 11 children.
Rebecca married Isaac about 1829 in Nova Scotia, Canada at the age of 20. She had her 1st child at  the age 20 and last at the age of 47.

Margaret Clem (Lutz) Robert’s 3rd great grandmother had 11 children.
Margaret married Rufus Lutz in 1854 at Nova Scotia, Canada at the age of 24. She had her 1st child at the age of 24 and last at the age of 48.

Betsey Ann Bristol (Belknap) Jacqueline’s 3rd great grandmother had 11 children.
Betsey married Martin Seymour Belknap about 1831 in New York, United States when she was about 17. She had her 1st child at the age of 18 and last at the age of 43.

Frances George (Fiddler)  Jacqueline’s 3rd great grandmother had 11 children.
Frances married Henry Fiddler in 1846 in Richland Ohio, United States when she was 21. She had her 1st child at the age of 22 and last at the age of 42.

Some of the other mother's in our families:
Sentimental Sunday - Happy Mother's Day

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Faces from the Past - John E Kaira

Another one of my mysterious photos with Finnish on the back. I can make out the name E. Kaira John, but I'm not sure how he fits into my tree. 

Looks like a peaceful lake.

More Finnish photos:
Friday's Faces From the Past - Derik Lackello
Friday's Faces from the Past - California 1949
Wordless Wednesday - Rock Lake

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Lydia Elzina Knox (Brown)

Lydia Elzina Brown
      Dies At Keithsburg

   Special To The Hawk-Eye.
  Keithsburg, Ill., March 22 - Mrs.
Lydia Elzina Brown died at her home
in Keithsburg Saturday March 19, af-
ter an illness of about four weeks.
  Lydia Elzina Knox was the daughter
of Asa and Elmira Knox, pioneer set
tlers in Mercer county.
  She was born Oct. 24, 1851 and her
entire life was lived in the county ex
cept one year spent in Iowa.
  In January 1869 she was married to 
David A. Brown. To this union were 
born 16 children, eight boys and eight
girls. Her husband and five children 
preceded her in death.
  Those who live to mourn her pass-
ing are Rose Kilsey of Washington, Ia.,
William Brown of New Boston, Ill.,
Mina Knox of Gilchrist, Ill., Glen
Brown of Elizas,  Clint, Dan, Clem,
Clive, Louis, Earl and a sister Mrs.
Fern Robbins, all of Keithsburg and
one brother Van Knox of Keithsburg.
  There are 68 grand children, 40  great
grandchildren. Funeral services will
be heald Tuesday, March 22 at 1 p. m.
at the Christian church. Rev. Leslie
J. Ross preaching and burial will be
in Brink cemetery near Joy, Ill.

 The Burlington Hawk-Eye
(Burlington, Iowa)
23 March 1932 • Page 9 
Newspapers.com

Lydia Elzina Brown would be my 1st cousin 5x removed
 
More on the Knox family:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday's Faces from the Past - Fred

This an appropriate photo for Remembrance Day week. Like the other photos I posted from my Finnish side, I'm not sure who Fred is. But this photo is mostly in English, with just a little Finnish along one side.



 More photos:
Friday's Faces from the Past - Derik Lackello
Wordless Wednesday - Rock Lake 
Friday's Faces from the Past - California 1949
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Belknap Brothers - Not Forgotten

Me - My Mom -Ruby Alberta Belknap - Donald Francis Belknap - his brother, Martin Henry Belknap - his sons, Gordon Bernard Belknap and Robert Martin Belknap 

As we get closer to Remembrance Day I've been thinking of those many brave men and women who served their countries. Many of those heroes are in our families trees. I thought it was time to find them and make a point of acknowledging them. Two of those young men are brothers who never had the chance to grow old. Gordon Bernard Belknap and his younger brother, Robert Martin Belknap are two of the fallen sailors who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. They are the sons of Martin Henry Belknap and Matilda Anne Krekofsky. Both were born in Sterns County, Minnesota, United States. Gordon Bernard Belknap on September 1st, 1919 and Robert Martin Belknap on  May 7 1925.  Gordon enlisted at the young age of 17 on May 4th, 1937. He went missing when his ship the U.S.S. Pecos was sunk by a Japanese aircraft on March 1st, 1942. Gordon was just 22 years old. His younger brother, Robert turned 17  just after Gordon went missing. Robert followed Gordon by enlisted at 17 on March 31st, 1942. At 20 years old, Robert is listed as missing when his ship the U.S.S. Luce is sunk by Japanese aircraft.



 The brothers are listed on page 2 of Minnesota in the "World War II Navy, Marie Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945" right next to each other.




 Timeline of Gordon and Robert from the Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949 on Ancestry


  • 1937-May-04 Gordon enlisted in the navy at Minneapolis
  • 1939-May_15 Gordon received from USS Chicago FFT Asia
  • 1939-May-29 Gordon  on Muster Roll USS Henderson sailing from San Francisco to Honolulu
  • 1939-Jul-09  Gordon transferred from USS Augusta to USS Henderson
  • 1939-Jul-10  Gordon on Muster Roll USS Henderson sailing from Tsingtao, China to     Shanghai, China
  • 1940-Dec-24  Gordon received on board USS Pecos                 
  • 1940-Dec-31 Gordon on Muster Roll USS Pecos
  • 1941-Mar-31 Gordon on Muster Roll USS Pecos
  • 1941-Jun-30 Gordon on Muster Roll USS Pecos
  • 1941-Aug-05 Gordon appointed Water Tender 2nd Class
  • 1941-Aug-08 Gordon on Muster Roll USS Pecos
  • 1941-Sep-30 Gordon on Muster Roll USS Pecos
  • 1942-Mar-01 Gordon is listed as missing in action when the USS Pecos was sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Christmas Island
  • 1942-Mar-31 Robert enlisted in the navy at Minneapolis
  • 1943-Jun-21 Robert received on board USS Luce from R/S Lido Beach, L.I., N.Y.
  • 1943-Jun-21  Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1943-Dec-31 Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1943-Dec-31 Robert transferred to USNH Dutch Harbor, Alaska
  • 1944-Feb-07 Robert received from NOB Dutch Harbor
  • 1944-Feb-29 Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1944-Mar-31 Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1944-Jun-30  Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1944-Sep-30  Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1944-Dec-31  Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1945-Mar-31 Robert on Muster Roll USS Luce
  • 1945-May-04 Robert in listed as missing on Muster Roll with the sinking of the USS Luce

Gordon B Belknap is memorialized at Tablets of the Missing, Manila, Philippines 
.


More about USS Pecos AO-6:


More about USS Luce DD-522:
Wikipedia
Kamikaze Images 
WWII Database

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Miss Frances Hanson, R.T. Belknap Wed

Me - My Mom - Ruby Alberta Belknap - Donald Francis Belknap - his brother, Martin Henry Belknap - his son, Russell Thomas Belknap

The Bismarck Tribune, "Society News," notice, The Bismarck Tribune, 6 April 1932, p. 5, column 1, Russell Thomas Belknap and Frances Helen Hanson marriage; Newspapers (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 13 January 2014).

More on the Belknap family: