I’m still working on figuring out my 2nd great-grandmother, Ella Jane Hattery.  She’s been driving me crazy for years.

My Genealogy Bank membership came in handy yet again and I solved the mystery of where/when she got married to a Mr. Rickman (one of at least 4 husbands).  She lived in Council Bluffs, IA – which is across the river from Omaha, NE (she may have lived there at times also).  The announcement of her marriage license was found there in the Omaha World Herald, dated April 16, 1904.  Now maybe I can send away for the marriage record.

I just love how it’s titled “Connubial Ventures”. :)

  • Heather Rojo - January 31, 2011 - 9:53 am

    Connubial somehow sounds rather naughty, like the word conjugal. I had to look it up in the dictionary. LOL!ReplyCancel

    • Jen - January 31, 2011 - 4:11 pm

      It does, doesn’t it? And I had to look it up too! :)ReplyCancel

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Patricia M. Sanchez was my great-grandmother.  She was married to Theodore F. Sanchez, whose obituary I posted last week.

This was published in the Seattle Times, page 29, on 24 February 1958.

SANCHEZ – Patricia M. Age 76 years.  Beloved wife of Theodore.  Mother of Donald, Edmonds, Wash., and Theodore F., San Francisco; Pearl Sanchez, St. Paul, Minn.;  Mrs. Arthur Loraas, Wayzata, Minn.; Mrs. James Keene, Mrs. Sidney Radovich and Mrs. Dwayne Runte, all Seattle.  18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Arthur Melhus, Minneapolis, Minn.; John Melhus, Portland, Ore.; Palmer Melhus, Bismarck, N.D., and Mrs. Elizabeth McAloney, Mound, Minn.  Services Thursday, 1 p.m., Yarington’s White Center Funeral Home.

  • Cherie Cayemberg - January 23, 2011 - 11:28 am

    Such a small obituary! Was it just the first posting or is this normal for the area?ReplyCancel

    • Jen - January 23, 2011 - 9:23 pm

      It is tiny, isn’t it? It was in the Seattle Times though and that’s a pretty large newspaper. I’m assuming that’s why. It would have been nice to have a longer one!ReplyCancel

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Who is this woman with my grandpa? He looks pretty cozy with her, so she must have been a girlfriend.  She is very petite. Do any of you family members out there have an idea of who this is?

  • Cherie Cayemberg - January 24, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Don’t smile much do they? I mean cameras were better then! :)ReplyCancel

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As I was starting to do research on my DAR line, I found a distant cousin who happened to be putting in her paperwork on the exact same ancestor, Nathaniel Brittain.

Wendy  just recently started her own genealogy blog, Shaking Leaves: My Adventures in Genealogy, and I think you should head on over there and welcome her.  She has a lot of cool cowboys in her family tree!

  • Wendy B. - January 21, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    I just spotted this! You are so cool, Jen!! Thanks so much for the shout out and, more importantly, for inspiring me to start my own blog. I look forward to meeting you in person one of these days. I was telling my sister, Cindy, about you. I get the sense we’d all have fun together.ReplyCancel

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I don’t yet know the exact connection of these people. Apparently, as the article states, the woman who married is the daughter of Nicholas Cossaboon’s cousin. Nicholas Cossaboon was my husband’s great grandfather. Looking at the info I currently have, I think that this Elizabeth Stowe who died may have been a sister to Nicholas Cossaboon’s mother, Mary Ann Clevenger.  I will have to do more searching to find proof.  I thought that it was an interesting article.  It must have been a very tiring day.

This was published in the Millville Evening News, Millville, NJ on February 21, 1908.

FUNERAL, BIRTHDAY AND WEDDING

All in Same House in One Day – Miss Brown the Bride of Mr. Biggs.

It was a busy time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, of 600 South Second street.  At eleven o’clock in the morning Mrs. Elizabeth Stowe, wife of Thomas Stowe and a grandmother of the bride, was buried from her daughter’s residence, Rev. Willis Reeves officiating.  Before Mrs. Stowe died it was her request that the wedding take place; hence at 8:30 o’clock in the evening Mr. George Biggs, Jr. was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Brown.  It being also the bride’s birthday, it will be a day long to be remembered by all the relatives.  Mr. Jesse Biggs acted as best man, Miss Ruby Powell, maid of honor, while little Mary Ayrer was very cute as a flower girl.  The guests were:

Mr. and Mrs. George Biggs, parents of the groom, Mrs. Hattie Ayrer, Clarence Ayrer and Mr. And Mrs. Edward Felts, all relatives of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, parents of the bride, and Rev. Nicholas Van Cossaboon, of Cedarbrook, a cousin of the bride’s mother; Mr. and Mrs Frank Guiffrs, Miss Lillian Pepper, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. George M Jones, Miss Clara Jones, Miss Sara Wright, miss Rosella Garrison, Harry W. Brown, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John Bale, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loper, Mr. and Mrs. Heisler Silvers, Miss Laura Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Loper.

After the wedding a collation was served in the dining room.  Rev. Magee of the Second M.E. Church of this city performed the wedding ceremony.

The News extends its congratulations and best wishes for many happy years of wedded life to the newly married couple.

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