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Jun 262003

From Patrick Stone:

The 1880 U.S. census lists a certain boarding house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The place seems respectable enough; it houses a real estate dealer, a lawyer, a private secretary, an agent for type writer [sic], bookseller, cloth merchant, and a silverware dealer. But the landlady (who presumably provided the information for the enumerator) seems to have found one occupant less than upright — she listed poor Emil VON CUNDECK’s occupation as “Unknown — Probably Swindler!”

Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 6, No. 26, 25 June 2003.

 Posted by at 10:55 am
Jun 062003

From Marjorie Jodoin:

Sometimes you have to wonder what parents are thinking of when naming their children. I just ran across a mid-1800s “Luta Fisk.”

Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 6, No. 23, 4 June 2003.

 Posted by at 10:34 pm
Jun 042003

I have information about Daniel Rex Haney. His wife is Rita Gail Bull, and they have 3 children together: Regina Lynne Haney Henderson, Dana Elaine Haney Stephens, and Anthony Scott Bull. Regina Lynne Haney Henderson is my mother. She married John Wayne Henderson.

– Whitney Henderson

 Posted by at 9:31 am