Missouri

Linda on October 28th, 2009

The Versatility of the Coffee Grinder Upfront warning! If you easily suffer from queasiness, you may want to skip my introductory posting on Treasure Thursday. If not, I will forge ahead with my story. Originally, this coffee grinder was used on the Bly family farm in Moberly, Missouri to–grind coffee!¬† I would estimate that it […]

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Linda on October 27th, 2009

My grandmother and a friend dressed for the season.

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Linda on October 20th, 2009

Mary Rebecca McCart Leavene was known as “Molly”. She was born 19 October 1860 in Chariton Chariton, Missouri near Bynumville., the third child of John McCart and Narcissa Brockman. She married Andrew Lee Leavene (Anders Gustaf Bly) 26 Jun 1880, in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri. Molly and her sister, Belle (my great-grandmother), married brothers and […]

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Linda on October 19th, 2009

Mary Rebecca McCart Leavene was known as “Molly”. She was born 19 October 1860 in Chariton Chariton, Missouri near Bynumville., the third child of John McCart and Narcissa Brockman. She is buried at Salem Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri.

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Linda on October 13th, 2009

A cousin sent me this photo to ask for help in identifying her, and I was unable to match her to any images I have. Does anyone know this lovely young girl from Missouri?

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Linda on October 12th, 2009

This is the tombstone of my paternal grandmother, Mabel Vogan Bly. The symbol on her stone¬† is the Motto of the Order of the Eastern Star–F.A.T.A.L. (with five-pointed star)– which stands for “Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely.” Mabel was not quite 35 years old when she died suddenly of pneumonia, leaving her husband and two […]

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Linda on October 6th, 2009

This is another image from the Missouri collection, featuring a young girl with her dog and cat. One of the remarkable features about the photo is the enormous bow that she has on the back of her hair.

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Linda on October 5th, 2009

Louisa Wilhilmena Stein Vogan 1856-1937 My great-grandmother, Louisa Wilhimena Stein Vogan, was born 9 Oct 1856 in West Sunbury, Butler County, Pennsylvania to Lucinda Mann Lawrence and Dr. Charles Frederick Stein. She married Julius Harlan Vogan of Harlansburg, Pennsylvania on 9 Aug 1875. Together, they had six children–two born in Pennsylvania, and four born in […]

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Linda on September 29th, 2009

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.

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Linda on September 28th, 2009

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 […]

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