Sarah Agnes and Nettie Christina Mellen, Sisters Born too Close to Each Other

According to my volume of Descendants of Simon Mellen, c. 1636-1694, pages 195-196, two sisters were born within 8 months of each other. Sarah Agnes Mellen was born 13 November 1869 and Nettie Christina Mellen was born 15 July 1870.

There is an incorrect date for one of the two.

The source I gave, Cutter’s Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, volume 4, page 2171, shows the dates given above.

Checking the Massachusetts vital records on the NEHGS website, americanancestors.org, for Cambridge, I find that an unnamed female surnamed Mellen was born on 20 November 1869. This is likely to be Sarah Agnes Mellen.

Nettie Christina Mellen, on the other hand, according to the NEHGS records, was born in July 1871, and died 14 July 1872, aged one year. There was no day given in the date field of the birth record.

Sunday’s Obituary: Silas T. Holsclaw – Seattle

S. T. Holsclaw Funeral Today

Funeral services for Silas T. Holsclaw, 5907 45th Ave. S.W., will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in West Seattle Christion Church.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetry under direction of West Home Funeral Parlors, with committal service by the Knights of Pythias.

Mr. Holsclaw, 83, was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He died Monday after an illness of three weeks.

A native of Boone, N.C., he came to Seattle fom Grangeville, Idaho; 32 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and shipwright.

He was a member of the West Seattle Christian Church, the Knights of Pythias and the Dokies, a branch of that order.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret D. Holsclaw, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Henson of Boone, N.C.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949.

 

Sunday’s Obituary: Hazel C. Atkinson – Seattle

Mrs. Atkinson Dies

Mrs. Hazel C. Atkinson died at her home at 13717 6th Ave. S.W. Thursday after a two-year illness. Born in Hazen, N.D. 33 years ago, she came to Seattle in 1942. Surviving are her husband, Dan, dispatcher for the Consolidated Freightways; three children, Patricia, Douglas and Viki Janeal; her mother, Mrs. Forrest McDonough of Clakston; five sisters, Mrs. Albert Kassens of Seattle, Mrs. Clark Nelson of Moscow, Idaho; Mrs. Ralph Pratt of Grangeville, Idaho; Mrs. George Claycomb of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. John Glover of Placerville, Calif.; four brothers, Travis McDonough, Twin Falls, Idaho; Jack, Lewiston; Clyde, Clarkston, and John, Boise.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Yarington’s White Center Funeral Home.

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Atkinson, Hazel, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 18 December 1949

The Blethen Genealogy book

Back in 2013 I put together a new version of the Blethen Genealogy, which is in the public domain. This reformatted and reset version is a fairly faithful reproduction of the original. The Blethen Genealogy takes the family back to the New England colonies and to Wales.

While I do have some questions about the veracity of some of the lineages, it is an interesting read.

My 2013 version is available on Lulu.com, just follow the link below:
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

New Version of Lifelines

There is a new version of lifelines on github, 3.2.0 alpha. It is a 64-bit conversion of the venerable genealogy program and scripting language.

So far it works fine for me on Fedora Linux 30.

Here’s the link: Lifelines on Github.

NPM

Back from hiatus

I realize that it has been five years since I last posted here.

I’ve been busy with other things and just wanted to check in here.

One of my ongoing projects has been to reset and edit a copy of History of the Lunt Family in America.

Another project is to research the New England Wyeth family to get a better understanding of how they are related to me. I’m also writing out a publishable article on the family.

Sunday’s Obituary: Lawrence E. White, Seattle, Washington

Rock Victim’s Services Set

Funeral services for Lawrence E. White, 12, who died Thursday in Maynard Hospital of injuries suffered when struck in the head by a rock hurled in play by a schoolmate, will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Funeral Home. Private cremation will follow. Lawrence was in the sixth grade at John Muir School. He had more than nine years of perfect Sunday School attendance at the Mt. Baker Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. White, 3115 Cascadia Ave., and a sister, Phyllis Mary.

(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, 1 April 1950, page 14)

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