I’ve always loved the detail of the dress and the elaborate jewelry in the “Lace Girl” photo, and I wish I knew more about her. This image was in a collection from Kansas City, Missouri, so she may have been a girlfriend of my grandmother, Mabel Vogan Bly.
Elizabeth M. Embree Brockman was born in Clark County, Kentucky 28 February 1813 and died in Salisbury Township, Chariton County, Missouri on 5 December 1893. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Burrus Embree and Elizabeth “Betsy” Duncan, both born in Orange County, Virginia. Her parents died in Monroe County, Missouri. Elizabeth is buried at Richardson [...]
We have gone from 78 degrees to 57 degrees in a day (accompanied by gusty winds)–the summer flowers are faded and dried, but the fall flora are bright and welcoming. I took the photo one week ago near the shores of Lake Michigan. Our colors are evolving; and if the wind doesn’t take everything, we [...]
I’ve been seeing references to the January Scanfest for several months and was excited to see that one is scheduled for this weekend–if you can spare a little time on Sunday, come join in the fun! Details are here: http://ancestories1.blogspot.com/2009/09/scanfest-is-coming.html It’s from 1-4 p.m. CST–you can get a little of that scanning work done, pick [...]
Jacob Embree Brockman was born in Clark County, Kentucky 29 March 1807 and died in Salisbury Township, Chariton County, Missouri on 30 December 1883. He married Elizabeth M. Embree 20 June 1826 in Howard County, Missouri. Jacob enlisted in Company D of Searcy’s Battalion of the Missouri Sharpshooters. His son, John Tandy, was also in [...]
Andrew J. Leavene 1844-1927 also known as Andrew Lee Leavene Born in Skovde, Sweden with the birth name Anders Gustaf Bly. Immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1870 and married Mary Rebecca McCart in 1880. He is buried in Salem Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri. He was the brother of Franz Adolph Bly and Mary [...]
Gustafva Cherlotta Olausdotter Bly 1856-1888 Charlotta was born in Skovde, Sweden, the daughter of Olaus Johansson and Anna Stina Eriksdotter. She came to the United States in 1881 with her two-year-old daughter. She married Franz Bly in Moberly, Missouri in 1881, and they had four more children in Missouri. Charlotta died shortly after the birth [...]