September 2009

Wordless Wednesday – 23 September 2009

Tombstone Tuesday – Robert J. Crist

This is the tombstone of Robert J. and Alice K. (Whiteleather) Crist.    They are buried in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery, West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.    They are both cousins of mine, but from different ancestral lines.  Robert is, of course, from my Crist line, and Alice is from my Sanor/Zehner line.  Both of these families settled in northeastern Ohio in the early part of the 19th century. This tombstone has

Happy 45th Anniversary!

Richard Livingston and Caroline Elbert were married on September 19, 1964 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York.  It was a traditional wedding ceremony. The bride wore a beautiful white lace wedding gown with a huge hoop skirt underneath.  Three attendants dressed in teal gowns preceded the bride down the aisle.  The handsome groom and his three attendants stood waiting at the altar in their tuxedos.  The

Carnival of Genealogy, 80th EditionThe 1964 New York World’s Fair

The subject of this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is “Family Fun.”  We were challenged to research an event our ancestor may have attended.  I chose the 1964 New York World’s Fair.  My parents and both grandmothers attended this fair, and my parents spoke about it often.  The Fair was held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the borough of Queens.  The Fair opened on 22 April 1964, and

Tombstone Tuesday – 15 Sept 2009 – Behner

Tombstone of John and Lydia (Messimore) Behner; located in Chambersburg Cemetery, Columbiana County, Ohio.  John and Lydia were married on 6 December 1838. Inscription reads: John BehnerAug. 12, 1816May 2, 1891__________LydiaWife of John BehnerJune 30, 1816Apr. 6, 1896