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Grandpa James Clark Climbed Out the Window on His Wedding Night and Never Returned [Genealogy]

Grandpa James Clark Climbed Out the Window on His Wedding Night and Never Returned [Genealogy] – My great-great-grandpa James B. Clark was married once before he married my great-great-grandma Mary Elizabeth (Noggle) Clark but only for a few hours. A cousin sent me a lovely picture of James Clark the other day, so I thought …

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Bloomingport Friends Sunday School circa 1921 [Genealogy Photo]

Bloomingport Friends Sunday School circa 1921 [Genealogy Photo] – This is one of the most adorable photos I have in my possession. These little children dressed in their Sunday best are just super cute. This Sunday School class picture was taken about 1921. These children attended the Bloomingport Friends Church in Randolph County, Indiana. You …

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Randolph County, Indiana Racially Integrated School Photo Circa 1910 – Josephine Gordon, Marshall Sickels, and Many Others

Randolph County, Indiana Racially Integrated School Photo Circa 1910 – Josephine Gordon, Marshall Sickels, and Many Others – This photo was among some items that were in the possession of my grandpa’s Uncle Francis. His family allowed me to scan all their Bales albums. This particular school photo includes children who later married into the …

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Dear Aunt Polly Brittain Holds an Important Clue [Genealogy]

Dear Aunt Polly Brittain Holds an Important Clue, but . . . I almost missed it because she looks so grumpy. Aunt Polly Brittain potentially solved a longstanding mystery on the identity of my great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, but I missed the clue for weeks. Seriously, I completely overlooked the gift Aunt Polly was offering me for several months …

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Sunday School Class Photo – Bloomingport Friends, Randolph County, Indiana [Genealogy]

Sunday School Class Photo – Bloomingport Friends, Randolph County, Indiana [Genealogy] – I’m about 90% sure I’ve titled this photo accurately. The names of most of the children were labeled for me. The photo does not specifically state that it’s a Sunday School class, neither does it specifically state it’s from Bloomingport Friends Meeting. These …

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Ozro Bales Sells Hogs – Free Online Newspaper Search [Genealogy]

Ozro Bales Sells Hogs – Free Online Newspaper Search [Genealogy] – Once upon a time in 1919, my great-great-grandfather Ozro Bales sold some hogs. I only know this because of a spectacular free online tool that lets you search old newspapers from 1789 – 1963. Amazingly, I actually have this photo of Ozro Bales with …

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