Bill West's Blog – August 2011 Archive (7)

A TREASURE TROVE OF FAMILY PICTURES

Last Friday I got a great early birthday present in my mail: two cds from

my West cousin Lewis Wuori containing photographs and other images.

As I told him in an email, it was like discovering a treasure trove. There

are pictures of ancestors whose faces I've never seen before! I've been

sharing them with my various cousins from the Wests and Richardson

families(alas, no Barker or Ellingwood pictures) and posting them on

Facebook on my profile page…

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Added by Bill West on August 22, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

1899 SUMMER PLEDGE DRIVE FOR THE UPTON UNION CHURCH

Discovering the Upton (Maine) Historical Society page on Facebook has

put me in touch with several new found cousins and it has been a lot of

fun sharing pictures back and forth. One particular set of images were of

special interest to me.

 

When Dad married my Mom he converted to Roman Catholicism from

Protestantism. I don't know which Protestant denomination Dad was

brought up in; it just never came up in any conversation that I can…

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Added by Bill West on August 22, 2011 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

MORE RICHARDSON PICTURES

Last week after I posted the anniversary reunion picture of Jonathan P West

and his wife Louisa Almata Richardson I discovered that the Upton, Maine

Historical Society has a Facebook page. The picture had been taken on

Back Street in Upton so I thought perhaps a member of the Facebook

page might recognize some of the other people in the picture. Unfortunately

no one has as yet but there was another benefit, namely meeting some

more cousins. One of…

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Added by Bill West on August 22, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

GENEALOGICALLY GOBSMACKED YET AGAIN!

Prior to attending the Ellingwood Reunion in Norway, Me. today, Cheryl

and I took a swing through Upton Maine on business pertaining to the

West side of the family. As we drove along Route 26 Cheryl pointed out a small

cemetery we passed in or near Newry, Maine, but we didn't have time to stop

at the moment  and I didn't think there were any relatives buried there anyway,

 

Our business required us to keep going west on 26 through the Grafton…

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Added by Bill West on August 22, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

THE 85TH ELLINGWOOD REUNION, AUGUST 13TH 2011

Today (August 13th) was the 85th Ellingwood family Reunion. Originally

begun by the children and descendants of Asa Freeman Ellingwood and

Florilla Dunham Ellingwood, it is also open to any descendants of Ralph

Elinwood  who came to America and settled in Beverly, Ma. in the 1600's.

In fact anyone Ellinwood, Ellingwood, Ellenwood or Ellwood are descended

from Ralph. The reunion is always held Saturday in August and for some time

at the home of Jerry…

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Added by Bill West on August 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Ellingwood Reunion

Just a reminder the Ellingwood Reunion is tomorrow, August13th

in Norway Maine. Details are available at the Ellingwood Reunions

page on Facebook

Added by Bill West on August 12, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

A WEST REUNION PICTURE PUZZLE

Back when I first started doing genealogy online I made contact with Lewis, who is

descended from my great granduncle Paul Leroy West.  Then the motherboard

on my computer crashed and I lost everything  on it, including email addresses

(and learned the hard way to back up EVERYTHING!). Recently Lewis found me

again (I'm guessing through my blog) and we exchanged discoveries since the

last time we'd been in touch.

 

Lewis is sharing some family…

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Added by Bill West on August 4, 2011 at 2:34am — 2 Comments

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