Nancy Watson Pierce was my husband’s great-great grandmother.
2013-10-20_018Full name of deceased: Nancy Pierce
Age:45 yrs
Color: white
Birthplace: Gloucester Co.
Last Place of Residence: Elmer, Salem Co., NJ
How long resident in this State: During life
Place of death: Pittsgrove Twp
Father’s name: Samuel Wattsen
County of birth: America
Mother’s name: Hannah Wattsen
Country of birth: America
I hereby certify that I attended the deceased during the last illness and that she died on the 17 day of Oct 1887; and that the cause of death was acute … nephritis
Length of sickness: 6 months
Place of Burial: Elmer

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2013-10-20_002PAUL G. DAVIDSON

Paul Glenn Davidson, 48, of 412 I street, died suddenly at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at work.

Mr. Davidson was born at Tonganoxie, Kan., July 16, 1901.  He was the son of Thomas T. and Mary Ann Davidson.  He had lived in LaPorte since 1937.  In September, 1922 he married Vera Smith at Lawrence, Kan.  He was a member of the Methodist church and I.O.O.F. lodge.

Mr. Davidson was employed by the Northern Indiana Public Service company. Survivors are his wife, Vera; two sons, Lt. Harold E. Davidson, Scott Field Air Force base;  Glenn L. Davdison, Gary; one grandson; two brothers, Clyde Davidson, Lawrence Kan.;  Thomas A. Davidson, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Howard, Holden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday at the Haverstock funeral chapel with the Rev. Clyde H. Lininger officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct graveside services. Friends may call from tomorrow noon until time of services at the Haverstock funeral chapel.

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Mathilda Jane Brittain Sanchez-Tereso Miller {1844-1918} was my great-great grandmother.  Jasper Miller was her second husband.

I really love that Iowa has a state census. 🙂2013-10-20_012J.M. Miller, Age 69
County: Keokuk, P.O. Hedrick, Township: Benton
Occupation: Retired
5 yrs of common school
Birth Place: North Carolina
Do you own your home or farm? Yes Value of Farm or home: 23000
Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, NC, 37th Regiment, A Co.
Church Affiliation: Christian
Father’s Birthplace: NC, Mother’s Birthplace: Via
Color: White
Can read and write
40 years in Iowa

M. J. Miller, Age 71
County: Keokuk, P.O.: Hedrick, Township: Benton
5 years of common school
Birth Place: Iowa
Church Affiliation: Christian
Parents born in KY
Color: White
Can read and write
69 years in Iowa

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I posted about this dress in an earlier post,  here.  It was my mom’s and she wore it in her cousin’s wedding – as a flower girl.


I decided to post about it again since this last August while we were in Washington, my youngest daughter actually tried the dress on – and it fit her perfectly.


It is truly the perfect twirling dress.  She had so much fun going round and round in circles. 🙂


Here is my mom in the dress with her cousin (she’s the little girl on the right). And my daughter Tori (5).


It just warmed my heart to see my daughter dancing around in that dress.

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