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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Work

Census records list many of my ancestors’ and relatives’ occupation as “laborer.” I do wonder at the variety of jobs that word must have covered. Some records, of course, are more specific. In the above listing for my 3x Great … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Tragedy

Every family endures its share of tragedies, from severe illnesses and early deaths to disaster-related losses of property. In many cases, the tragedy is that we don’t even really know what we’ve lost, because our loved ones failed to keep … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Transportation

My maternal grandmother, Willie Stevens Cook, used to teach a book called “Singing Wheels.” I read it when I stayed with her. I don’t remember the details, but it was about a family going west in covered wagons. When I … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Loss

My great-grandparents, Arthur T. Cook and Dollie Allison, had nine children who lived to adulthood, and those children gave their parents 26 grandchildren, that we know of, including my mother, Zenova Cook Hahn. They all lived – or are living … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Power

As soon as I saw this week’s prompt for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge, I thought of my first cousin twice removed Ary Joseph Johansen. I recalled that Ary worked for the electric company in Texas. I was soon … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: In the Kitchen

The first person I thought of when I saw this week’s prompt was my grandmother, Malzie Elizabeth Silcox Hahn. She was my dad’s mother and an amazing cook. Now, I’m not talking about gourmet cooking. It was ordinary food, but … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Resolution

This final week of 2020, genealogist Amy Johnson Crow is using her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge to challenge her followers to think ahead. She asked, “Are you thinking about research goals for next year? Who or what are … Continue reading

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My Great-Grandmother Annie Olive Givens

So far, this is the only photo I have identified of Annie Olive Givens Silcox. She is holding her son John D. “Jay” Silcox (1924-1995). Annie is my great-grandmother. She was born around 1903 to John David Givens (1867-1941) and … Continue reading

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My Great-Grandmother Maggie Cooper Hahn

This is a photo of Rev. Theodore Hahn and his wife Mary Margaret “Maggie” Cooper (1886-1967). Maggie was the daughter of Henry Merrit Cooper and Sarah Elizabeth Givens, who was the daughter of Joseph Harvell Givens and Mary Susan Holland. … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Good Deed

I heard a story about my dad, Bill Hahn, at his funeral. I may not remember it exactly, but the idea of it remains strong in my mind. The minister, Mark Dees, recalled that, one day, he and my dad … Continue reading

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