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Francis L. Bost was the son of William S. Bost and Mary McCracken.  His stone is to the left of his mother’s stone (she died in 1911).  Francis was born September 27, 1886 in Hamler, Henry County, Ohio.  He died in 1893.  He is buried in Marion Township Cemetery in Henry County.

William and Mary (Everitt) Bolt,  c1890-1900 About as far back as I have been able to go on my matrilineal line: Mary > Mina > Mae > Helen > Mary > Me

William and Mary (Everitt) Bolt,
c1890-1900

Mary Everitt Bolt is my Great-Great-Great Grandmother.  She is about as far back as I have been able to go on my matrilineal line, which so far consists of Mary > Mina > Mae > Helen > Mary > Me.   I love this picture and that it was made in Detroit.

 

 

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A special place to my family has always been my Great-Grandfather’s farm in Pittsburgh Township, Ontario.  I just found out from Wikipedia that Pittsburgh is a former township and became part of Kingston in 1998.  The farm was located on R.R. 2 near the Howe Island Ferry Road/Joyceville Road.  In the last few years, I’ve learned through Google Maps that the farmhouse, barn and outbuildings were torn down.

I did a post in 2008 about an architectural survey done about the farmhouse, formerly the Robert Way house.  Find that post here.

The Wilson family owned the farm since 1903.  The first two children, Annie Maude and Hugh, were born on Howe Island.  But the rest of the children were born on the farm, including my grandfather Charles in 1907.

After it ceased being a working farm in the 1960s, it was a place for family reunions, family vacations and a place to get away from it all.  It was located right on the St. Lawrence River.  The photo above is from the 1950s, I believe.

 

I’m planning to sift through my family photos with some help from this blog post from Ancestry.com. – “How Old Family Photos Can Be Easily Time-Dated By Fashions

Fountain of Youth, Saint Petersburg, Florida

Fountain of Youth, Saint Petersburg, Florida

4/12/59 Hi Mary, Its another hot day its 83 degrees out now.  We will start home next Friday night Will get home sometime Sunday.  Love Grandma + Grandpa

4/12/59
Hi Mary, Its another hot day its 83 degrees out now. We will start home next Friday night Will get home sometime Sunday. Love Grandma + Grandpa

1905-1955 - this is the only picture I've ever seen my grandfather smile!

1905-1955 – this is the only picture I’ve ever seen my grandfather smile!

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Bandshell in Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

Here is an interesting article titled “Caesar LaMonaca: A Remembrance of the Bayfront Park Band Shell Concerts, 1929-1977″ about the bandshell with what looks like the photograph that this postcard is based on.

3-28-1959

3/28/1959 Hi Mary, This is where we go every Wed. + Friday night to hear good music. We are having some hot weather. We received Easter cards Will write letter later. You will be all dress up for Easter Hope it don’t rain. Love, Grandma

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