Elizabeth {Jackson} Clevenger was my husband’s 3rd great-grandmother.  I found her obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated 4 January 1902.

CLEVENGER – In Clayton, N.J., on January 1, 1902, Elizabeth Clevenger, in her 73rd year.  Funeral from the residence of her son, Henry Clevenger, in Clayton, N.J., on January 4, 1902.  Meet at the house at 9:30 o’clock.  Services at Winslow M.E. Church at 12.30.  Interment at Winslow M.E. Cemetery.

  • Mariann Regan - June 18, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Very nice of you to research your husband’s line as well as your own. Is he interested in genealogy also?ReplyCancel

  • Climbing My Family Tree - July 3, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    He’s interested in what I find, but he doesn’t actually do any of the research. :)

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This is my husband’s great-grandfather, Clyde Cleveland Davidson (1888-1971) and his horses, Brownie and Cutie.  He lived in Tonganoxie, Leavenworth county, Kansas.

  • Nick Woods - June 6, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    This picture was taken by Ola Louise Davidson Weeks at the Davidson home, 740 Ash Street, North Lawrence, KS. Grandpa Davidson was hired by North Lawrence truck gardeners to plow their sandy fields with his horses. The horses hooves would keep sand from packing down hard so the gardeners could plant their Strawberries, early Spring vegetable crops,
    and especially the mellons. Brownie and Cutie were very well trained, too. (Notice Mom’s shadow between the horses.) Loved this time in Grandpa & Grandma’s life. Elizabeth & Nick Woods.ReplyCancel

  • Mariann Regan - June 10, 2013 - 9:19 pm

    It’s exciting to see relatives commenting on this photo–they know who took this picture, and they can still hear grandpa’s voice. They are lucky.ReplyCancel

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William B. Evans (1863-1939) and his wife, Agnes Thornton Evans (1868-1937) They are buried in Hubbard, Dakota County, Nebraska

  • Mariann Regan - June 5, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Such a pristine tombstone! I have seen many stones eroded by time, but never one so well preserved. The shadow makes it look blue.ReplyCancel

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I really love the WWI and WWII Draft Registration cards available on Ancestry. The cards are so informative and have helped me out a lot in “fleshing out” my research – literally.

I like that I’m able to tell what their height and build, and eye and hair colors are.  I also get a surprise once in a while and learn about medical problems that they may have had.

In this case, from the WWI Registration, I found out that Loveman Jackson Cossabone of New Jersey was missing his right leg at the knee.  I’m now interested in learning about how he may have lost it. He was only 34 years old at the time he filled this out, so that must have been a great blow when it happened and affected his work and life.

He was also in the WWII Draft Registration, but at age 59 he wasn’t a likely candidate.  This form doesn’t even mention the fact that he’s missing a leg.

  • Mariann Regan - June 3, 2013 - 9:24 pm

    Fascinating. Your post motivates me to go to the original record. In my “forward march” to archive our entire family tree at the state historical society, I’ve just made note of WWI and WWII registrations without exploring the details. I’m making a mental note to revisit, “flesh out,” and tell some stories. Thanks for this post.ReplyCancel

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