1898 14 Jul. On a summer’s day, 31-year-old Catherine Martin Dunne gives birth to her sixth child and fourth daughter, Elizabeth, known as “Lizzie.” She
I got to know Ellen Gibbons–Mrs. Frank Barrett, my great-grandmother–through stories my mother told. The few photos of her show her frowning, her white hair
Mary Gardiner & Patrick Barrett Come of Age: Ireland 1847 – Missouri 1852 If history is a river, then most people would prefer to live
The day brought reconnecting with distant cousins. In reconnecting with the Barrett side, I remembered this fan chart that I did for my mom a
A pastime: using Google streetview to find old family homes. Here’s where I lived till fifth grade. My parents lived in the lower right apartment
Thousands of times my dad sang “Old Green River” to us kids, popping the “cork” with his thumb inside his cheek, to our giddy delight.