Tag Archives: Pensacola

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Preservation

I’m not doing a very good job of preservation lately. I have stacks of photos and photo albums that my mother has handed over to me to be scanned. Somehow, when I sit down at the computer I end up … Continue reading

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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: Bridge

This week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “Bridge.” Here is the first memory that popped into my mind. When I was little, I didn’t get to see my extended family all that much. … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: At the Cemetery

I remember going to the cemetery – Clopton Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida – a few times with my maternal grandmother, Willie Stevens Cook. Clopton is near a church, but it’s not affiliated with that church. My mother is still in … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Music

I know very little about my maternal great-grandfather James William (or sometimes William James) Stevens. One thing I do know about him is that he enjoyed music and dancing. J.W. Stevens, commonly known as Billie, was born on October 5, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Service

When I first saw Amy Johnson Crow’s prompt for week 19 of her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, I thought of my dad. The prompt is “service.” William David Hahn served 28 years and 11 months in the United … Continue reading

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#52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Disaster

Disaster struck the young family of William Hahn’s daughter Louisa in May of 1896. On May 20, Louisa’s husband Charles and his friend Barto Marzoni took their boat – dubbed the “Ernest and Jimmie” – onto the waters of Pensacola … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Close to Home

I grew up a Navy brat, so I can’t quite grasp what it would be like to live your whole life in one place. I do remember my mother always proudly identifying herself as a Florida native. It is a … Continue reading

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That time my mother saw a murder-suicide

I must have been in high school when my mother first told me. “It just occurred to me that I witnessed a murder-suicide,” she said. Huh? A. She’d never mentioned this before. B. When did this happen? C. Who? D. … Continue reading

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Memories from My Mother

We had dinner with my mom today, and I got her talking about the olden days. She was born in the late 1930s. When she was little, they lived at 4103 N. Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida. They had some … Continue reading

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