I think cousin Joe sent me this a few years back. It was about a man called Bob.
If he lived in the North End of Bristol he has to be your Lagasse
Mid-afternoon on Dec. 7, 1941, I was playing hide and seek with a group of kids from the neighborhood in the north end of Bristol when someone interrupted the game to tell us that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. “Where’s Pearl Harbor?” I asked. “In Hawaii,” they replied. Being that I was a knowledgeable 10-year-old and had studied geography, I summed up the situation quickly. “Did you ever see how small Japan is, compared to us?” I questioned. “We’ll beat ’em in a few weeks,” I analyzed. As I was saying this I was thinking, “If they mess around with my brother, he’ll show ’em.” I quickly ran home and dashed up the stairs to see if everyone knew of the news. As I looked into the living room, it was obvious that they had. Mom was seated and crying and Dad was consoling her. The radio was on giving the accounts of what was known at that time, which was sketchy and often unconfirmed.
The main concern for Mom’s world was that her son was in the Army in Camp Blanding, Fla., and the one-year training commitment would now become a war requirement for an undetermined period. Although Dad was saying all the right words to Mom, it appeared to me that his heart wasn’t really in it. He was less visibly upset than Mom, but I believe that he was more deeply concerned, having World War I experience to call on. It was an anxious, wait-and-see environment for many years to come.
Sometimes a research starts small then it takes a life of its own…
I am always thinking about stopping you know.
Why are we searching for our ancestors?
To link past generations to future generations…
At least this is what I have been doing since 2008, first on Nos ancêtres, a blog written in French, then this one you are reading right now.
I always reflect upon what I am doing here writing post after post after post on “dead” people.
Just linking past generations to present generations so they will in turn share what they know to future generations…
The problem is getting the right ancestors which is not always easy.
This is post No. 1079. I have written 1078 posts since September 2009. This is the first guest post on Our Ancestors.
There is always a first time…
There is a great mystery in our family, whom none have been able to solve: Who is the mother of Martha Dano Jackley?
Because Martha married into the Jackly/Jackley family in 1866, all Jackleys doing genealogy have exhausted themselves trying to solve this puzzle. Add to this the variant phonetic transcriptions, errors in transcribing hand-written census, birth and other Canadian records from so long ago, and we are all worn out with this quest. (We are sure that Martha’s father was John Dano, 1809 – 1875; birth in Canada; death 8 June 1875 in Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA.)
The photograph of Martha’s possible mother has an inscription on the back: “Great-great Grandma Dano”. There is no other information. This photograph is in the possession of a “Jackley” relative who was born in 1895. She might have been born between 1810 – 1820.
All the Jackley relatives would be so very grateful if someone could solve the mystery of Martha Dano’s heritage.
Thank you, and Profound Blessings!
Jody Neff (Largo, Florida, USA)
PLEASE SEE BELOW.
Click above for photos.
Use the search button on the right to look for someone’s name among more than 1100 posts I wrote about our ancestors.
Stanislas Lagacé aka Dennis Lagassee II
Use the comment section or this contact form to write me.