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Stories From My Family History

Little ONe by Pond

Grandpa McArdle

My grandfather Clifford McArdle (1916-1943) died young in a tragic accident. He was quite a character though! (and he came from a family of unique individuals) My grandfather McArdle lost his mother young (at 6) and was raised by his father (who was trick shooter,...

Famous Distant Cousins?

Jared Ingersoll was an American lawyer and signer of the U.S. Constitution. Ingersoll is my cousin through the McArdle line. Officially he's listed as my 4th cousin 7x removed, which makes him very distant... but still in my tree. I usually don't take my tree out this...

Playing in Water!

Today was a great day to run down and play in the river. We have lots of land on the river, so we chose a spot with a sandbank. There were minnows swimming in the water, old mussel shells under the water, and fishing lines hanging from the bridge. I walked both...

Namesakes?

Looking at headstones recently I came across a headstone for Ethel Richter Dodge. I had assumed originally I was looking through my files for Ethel Richter (not my Aunt Ethel but another Ethel Richter), who had married into the Dodge family. We unfortunately lost my...

Playing in the Creek

Having friends over for a holiday, we went down and played in the creek - and wandered through the woods. It quickly brought back memories of all the times we would go into the woods and play in the creek near the house - and even better the times we would play in the...

Recycling Bricks!

I still keep finding bricks as we walk around. They seem to be everywhere - with the latest showing up in the field where we have been riding 4 -wheelers around. Following the example of my parents, we have turned the field next to the house into a race track during...

First Generation

#52weekschallenge Mary Ford - my 2nd great grandmother was first generation in the US. Her father Frederick Ford (Voth) and possibly her mother Julia Smith immigrated from Germany - though some of the records list Julia Smith as coming from Iowa? Mary was then married...

Driving Fast… Zoom!

History One of my ancestors, Abraham Lincoln Richter (1864-1944), had one of the first cars in the area.  Abraham Richter was on the school board for Lake Shore school and owned land on the west side of Oakwood near where we live now.  Houses at that time were few and...

Grandpa McArdle

My grandfather Clifford McArdle (1916-1943) died young in a tragic accident. He was quite a character though! (and he came from a family of unique individuals) My grandfather McArdle lost his mother young (at 6) and was raised by his father (who was trick shooter,...

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Famous Distant Cousins?

Jared Ingersoll was an American lawyer and signer of the U.S. Constitution. Ingersoll is my cousin through the McArdle line. Officially he's listed as my 4th cousin 7x removed, which makes him very distant... but still in my tree. I usually don't take my tree out this...

read more

Playing in Water!

Today was a great day to run down and play in the river. We have lots of land on the river, so we chose a spot with a sandbank. There were minnows swimming in the water, old mussel shells under the water, and fishing lines hanging from the bridge. I walked both...

read more

Namesakes?

Looking at headstones recently I came across a headstone for Ethel Richter Dodge. I had assumed originally I was looking through my files for Ethel Richter (not my Aunt Ethel but another Ethel Richter), who had married into the Dodge family. We unfortunately lost my...

read more

Playing in the Creek

Having friends over for a holiday, we went down and played in the creek - and wandered through the woods. It quickly brought back memories of all the times we would go into the woods and play in the creek near the house - and even better the times we would play in the...

read more

Recycling Bricks!

I still keep finding bricks as we walk around. They seem to be everywhere - with the latest showing up in the field where we have been riding 4 -wheelers around. Following the example of my parents, we have turned the field next to the house into a race track during...

read more

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