Our great aunt Fern passed away last night at the age of 101. She was the daughter of Missouri pioneers and had 17 siblings. She was a wonderful story teller, and we will miss her humor, her folksiness, and her wisdom. Her service will be tomorrow, and she will be buried in Oakland Cemetery, Moberly.
Benjamin Bly was my paternal grandfather, who was born in Moberly, Missouri and died in Kansas City, Missouri. He came from the farm in Moberly to the hustle and bustle of Kansas City when he was about 18 years old. He and his brother, Adolph, found work at the streetcar company; later, he apprenticed as […]
Franz Adolph and Isabelle Rose McCart Bly This is the tombstone of my great-grandparents, who are buried in Moberly, Missouri. Nothing appears to be unusual, and it looks like a good source of genealogy proof material. But here is where the lesson lies–be skeptical of the genealogy “proof” you locate–it doesn’t always give you the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.