Hannah Emmett Cossaboon was my husband’s 3rd great grandmother.  She was born 9 August 1816 in New Jersey and died 9 November 1888 in Millville, New Jersey.  Here is her death certificate, which I ordered a number of years ago. I ♥ that her mother’s name is Thankful.  I don’t think that I’ve ever known anyone named Thankful.

1. Full name of deceased: Hannah Cossaboon
2. Age 70 years
3. Color white
4. married, widow
5. Birthplace: New Jersey
6. Last place of residence: Millville, NJ
7. How long resident in this State: since birth
8. Place of death: 2 st, Millville (603 S. 2nd St.)
9. Father’s name: David Amett, Country of birth: US
10. Mother’s name: Thankful Amett, Country of birth: US
11. I hereby certify that I attended the deceased during the last illness, and that she died on the ninth day of Nov 1888; and that the cause of death was malarial fever and Senile Decay

Length of sickness [blank]

Charles H. Hubbard

Residence: Millville, NJ

Name of Undertaker: Weatherby

Residence of Undertaker: Millville

Place of Burial: Mt. Pleasant

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This was found on GenealogyBank.com.  It was in the Seattle Times on 20 Aug 1964.  Michael Keene would be my mother’s first cousin.  He was so young when he died. I wonder what happened.  His mother was Luella Gertrude Sanchez Keene, my Grandpa Don’s sister.


Michael F. Keene 21, of 11250 26th Av. S.W., died today in a hospital.

Mr. Keene, born in Seattle, had resided here all his life.  He attended Lafayette Elementary School and was graduated from West Seattle High School in 1961.  He was a telephone repairman for the Western Electric Co., Inc.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy; a son, Scott, and a daughter, Kelley; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Keene, and two brothers, Jim and Tom Keene all of Seattle.

Funeral Service will be at 1 o’clock Saturday in the Washington Memorial chapel. Burial will be in Washington Memorial Park.

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This week’s favorite posts:

  1. We’ve all seen some pretty bad spelling as we read through old documents.  I’ve never personally come across a Dorset accent though.  Wow.  Check out Caroline’s post A Strong Dorset Accent at Caro’s Family Chronicles.  I won’t complain about spelling ever again!
  2. I was so excited to read Those Places Thursday: Down on the Edwardian Farm over on Hibbitt Family History Blog.  I am a nerd and I love PBS/BBC shows.  I watched 1900 House and Frontier House and Colonial House and Texas Ranch House.  I think I watched one about WWII in England also.  I really don’t watch as much TV as it sounds.  I actually don’t even have cable/satellite.  Anyway, apparently there is another show that I now need to watch – Edwardian Farm!  Now I just need to figure out how to watch it, since I don’t get BBC Two.
  3. I have to mention Wendy’s post Wedding Wednesday: Milton Price Brittain & Nancy Garriott.  I love reading posts about my own ancestors. 🙂  I am descended through Milton & Nancy’s daughter Mathilda Jane Brittain.
  4. Cherie at Have You Seen My Roots? makes me so jealous with her seemingly neverending collection of funeral cards.  Her latest funeral post is A Double Rosbeck Whammy
  5. I loved Jo’s post Sports Center Saturday – NO SPEEDOS!  at Images Past. She has some wonderful old photos and a great sense of humor. 🙂
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Do people still bronze baby shoes?  I don’t ever see that anymore.  I know that I didn’t do it for any of my kids.

I kind of wish that I did though, because I absolutely love this little shoe.  Isn’t it beautiful?

It was my mom’s and I think it’s the perfect little family heirloom.

Do you have a bronze baby shoe?

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