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8851 The Genealogical Registry of Norwalk, Conn at USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut. Source (S03447)
8852 The Genealogy of Desc. (in part) of Samuel Ladd of Haverhill Mass. by Franklin Ladd Bailey 1896. Source (S03448)
8853 The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America by Henry Marvin Benedict. Source (S03449)
8854 the Genealogy of the Benedicts in America: He was fifth justice of the peace, appointed May 1738, and first judge of the district, and held both offices until his death. He was a member of the Connecticut legislature for thirty-one sessions between May 1737 and Oct. 1766, inclusive. He was chosen Deacon, Sept. 19, 1770. BENEDICT, Thomas (I05545)
8855 The Genealogy of the Benedicts of America": was a drummer 7th Co, Drake's (2d) Regt., 1777, in the Revolution. Received 600 acres of land in Homer, as a state gratuity for full term of service, 3 years. He came to Ridgefield from So. Salem, with his wife Amy (Seward?) BENEDICT, Ambrose (I05187)
8856 The General Assembly of Connecticut made Timothy Cleveland an ensign of the Second Company of the Canterbury trainband in Oct. 1742. He was later a lieutenant in the same company, and was appointed captain in May 1745. CLEVELAND, Capt. Timothy (I89139)
8857 The Georgia Bealls and Their Kinfolk. Source (S03450)
8858 The German princess, Anne of Cleves, undertook an arranged marriage with Henry in January 1540. the King, however, refused to consummate the marriage, and the marriage was annulled in July.

Described by Henry as the 'Mare of Flanders', Anne was dull, ugly, and spoke no English. 
CLEVES, Anne Of (I12088)
8859 The Giles Memorial Genealogical Memoirs by John Adams Vinton. Source (S03451)
8860 The Goodwins of Hartford Connecticut dtd 1891 by James Junius Goodwin. Source (S03452)
8861 The Great Migration Begins, Vol. III:

ORIGIN: Droitwich, Worcestershire
REMOVES: Marshfield by 1643

FREEMAN: admitted 1 January 1632-33. In list of Plymouth Colony freemen of 7 March 1636/7. In Plymouth section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen, then erased and entered in Marshfield section of same list. In Marshfield section of 1658 and 29 May 1670 lists of Plymouth Colony freemen.

EDUCATION: He signed his will. His inventory included "1 Bible and 7 other books" valued at 12s.

OFFICES: Plymouth Colony Assessor, 27 March 1634
Deputy for Marshfield to Plymouth General Court 7 June 1642, 27 September 1642, 29 August 1643, 10 October 1643, 5 June 1644, 20 August 1644, 6 June 1649, 4 June 1650, 5 june 1651, 7 June 1652, 7 June 1653
Committee on laborers' wages 5 Jan 1635/36
Coroner's jury, 3 May 1653, 14 February 1654/5
Grand Jury, 7 Marc 1636/7, 5 june 1638, 6 June 1654
Committee on provisions for he governor, 3 June 1657
Petit jur, 7 June 1636, 4 October 1636
Plymouth member of colony commtee on highways, 5 March 1638/9
BIRTH: Baptized Droitwich, Worcester, 3 May 1599, son of Edward and Magdalen (Oliver) Winslow

DEATH: Buried at Salem 13 September 1672

MARRIAGE: Plymouth in June 1634 "Elen Adames"; she was buried at Marshfield 5 December 1681, aged 83. 
WINSLOW, Kenelm (I62307)
8862 The Great Migration:

ORIGIN: London
REMOVES: Taunton by 1643, Rehoboth by 1647
RETURN TRIPS: England 1656 (probably), and return to new England by 1660
OCCUPATION: Baker (in England). Magistrate
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Morton speaks in general terms of John Brown's religious activities (Morton 171-72)
FREEMAN: 5 January 1635/6. In lists of 7 March 1636/7 (as "gen.") and of 1639 (as Assistant)In Rehoboth section of 1658 list of Plymouth Colony freemen
EDUCATION: His inventory included "a parcel of books" valued at L412s. His wife signed her will by mark. Her inventory included "a parcel of books" as one item in a group of items values at L712s.
OFFICES: Plymouth Colony Assistant, Plymouth Council of War, Commissioner from Plymouth to the United Colonies.....

BIRTH: By about 1591 based on estimated date of marriage
DEATH: Rehoboth 10 April 1662
MARRIAGE: By about 1616 Dorothy (?). She died at Swansea 27 January 1673/4 and was buried there 29 January 1673/4 ("Mrs. Dororthy (sic) Brown the wife of Mr. John Brown Senior deceased the twenty seventh day of january 1673 being the ninety and eighth year of her age or thereabouts and was buried upon the 29 of January 1673"

ASSOCIATIONS: On 17 April 1635, "Jo(hn) Browne," aged 40, was enrolled at London as a passenger for New England on the ELIZABETH (Hotten 68). On 15 April 1635, "James Walker 15 years & Sarra Walker 17 years servants to John Browne a baker & to one W(illia)m Brasey linendraper in Cheapside" were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the ELIZABETH (Hotten61).

The deed of 23 November 1655 tells us that John Brown of Rehoboth was uncle to the above James and Sarah Walker, which makes it likely that he was identical with the "Ho(h)n Browne a baker" who was in 1635 master of James Walker. Furthermore, since we known that John Brown of Rehoboth was not in New England until 1635, the probability is hight that the "Jo(h)n Browne", aged 40, who boarded the same ship with James and Sarah Walker on 17 April 1635 is the same man. If this identification is correct it would appear that John Brown travelled separately from his wife and children.

James and Sarah Walker may have been children of the widow Walker who appeared at Rehoboth with her son Phillip Walker some years later (Early Rehoboth 3:26-27), which would make John Brown or his wife sibling to widow Walker or her husband. 
BROWNE, John (I08520)
8863 The Hamilton Herald-News September 4, 2008

John Wesley Armstrong 54, of Hamilton, died Aug. 29, 2008 in his home after a
lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Sept. 2, 2008, at Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Darvin officiating. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Riley Funeral Home.

Mr. Armstrong was born June 11, 1954 in Kountz, the son of Travis Armstong and Birty Faye Newton. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Wesley was an avid motorcycle rider. He enjoyed swimming at Parsleys Crossing and was a very simple easy going nice guy. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his father, a sister Cathy Fellers and one best friend and brother-in-law John Fellers.

Survivors include his two sons, Travis Armstrong of Breckenridge, J.J. Armstrong; four brothers, David Armstrong, Ernest Armstrong of Fort Worth, Richard Beaty and Brandon Beaty ; three sisters, Patricia Morris and Charlene Stockton, Connie Armstong and seven grandchildren, Travis, Jasmin, Mariah, Tristen, Stetson, Lane, Taylor.
Riley Funeral Home

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Maintained by: Dee Winter
Originally Created by: Elreeta Weathers 
ARMSTRONG, John Wesley (I86621)
8864 The Hartford Day Spring, March 16, 1950

Leland Balfour Rites Planned

Leland Balfour, 59, former local resident and father of Mrs. Hildreth Larsen of Hartford, died Tuesday morning following a heart attack at his home at Benton Harbor.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Calvin chapel. The Rev. Howard Blaning, pastor of the Congregational church of Benton Harbor, will officiate, with burial in Arlington Hill cemetery, Bangor. Surviving, besides Mrs. Larsen are four sons, Kenneth of Newark, N. J., Marshall of Coloma, Leland, Jr., of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Wendel of Benton Harbor. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Marian Smith of Bangor, and three brothers, Harrison of Watervliet, Grover of Kalamazoo and Arthur of Battle Creek.

Balfour was born at Bangor, the son of Herbert and Vannie Balfour. His wife died 12 years ago.

Obituary transcribed by K. Clinard.

Son of Herbert & Vannie (Miles) Balfour (bio by: K. Clinard)
BALFOUR, Leland Stanford (I79682)
8865 The Hartford Day Spring, March 9, 1938

Burns In Stove Blast Fatal To Edna Balfour

Sad Rites Held Saturday For Hartford Fire Victim, Mother of Five Children

Friends and neighbors gathered in deep sympathy Saturday afternoon at the funeral rites held at the Zuver & Calvin chapel for Mrs. Edna Balfour, 44, victim of a fire tragedy at the family home on Beeny Road early last Wednesday morning.

The Rev. A. E. Murphy, pastor of the Federated church of which Mrs. Balfour was an active member, conducted the services and burial was in Arlington Hill cemetery at Bangor, the family having formerly been residents of that community. Mrs. Grace Gearing sang, with Mrs. Leatha Combes as accompanist. Casket bearers were C. E. Rittase, E. W. Ewald, Dan Lightner and Lee Harley, members of the Hartford township board of which the husband of the deceased, Township Treasurer Leland S. Balfour, is also a member, together with Arthur Dowd, Bruce M. Boyers, Warren Clark and Edward Bonning.

The death of Mrs. Balfour occurred at Mercy hospital, Benton Harbor, early Wednesday evening, nine hours after she was fatally burned in a stove blast. Use of kerosene that had been used to wash out the crankcase of a car to kindle a fire in a heating stove resulted in the tragedy.

Mr. Balfour was starting the fire. As he poured the oil on kindling that had already been ignited the can of oil blazed in his hands. His first impulse was to carry the flaming can out of doors, but that became impossible and he hurled it through a door into the kitchen where Mrs. Balfour was preparing breakfast. She was trapped in the small room which instantly became a mass of flames.

Before hurling the can, Mr. Balfour shouted to others in the house to flee. Their daughter and a girl friend, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Darlington, who was staying with her, ran from the house. Believing that his wife had followed them, Mr. Balfour himself ran out of doors only to learn that his wife was still in the kitchen.

Rushing back into the inferno he found her lying on the floor, overcome by the flames, and carried her out of the house. He was severely burned about the face, hands and arms in the rescue. Mrs. Balfour suffered burns that nearly covered her body, while her clothing was partly consumed by the flames.

She was rushed to the Benton Harbor hospital by Dr. Evan Garrett. The physicians immediately despaired her life. The shock of the extensive burns, they feared, would prove fatal, and it di within a few hours, although every effort was made to ease her suffering and save her life.

Mrs. Balfour told physicians at the hospital that had she not waited in the kitchen to pump a pail of water with which to fight the fire she would not have been burned. It was then that she was trapped by the flames, she said.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Crapo, Mrs. Balfour was born in Amherst Nebr., on May 9, 1893, but had long been a resident of Bangor and Hartford. She was an able assistant during the three years her husband has served as township treasurer. Outside of her home her major interest was in the work of the Federated church, where she was a member of the Loyal Daughters class, teacher of the intermediate class of girls in the church school, and chairman of the Dorcas circle of the Woman's Council.

Besides her husband, she is survived by five children, Kenneth C., Marshall E., Leland S., Jr., Hildreth A., and Wendell Herbert, all of Hartford. She also leaves three sisters, Miss Edith Crapo, of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Laura Hunt of Lawrence and Mrs. Mabel Morehead of Bangor, and other relatives.

The Balfour home, known as the Patrick Carney place just west of the village limits, was damaged before Hartford firemen cold extinguish the blaze. The flames had been partially checked by a small fire extinguisher before the department arrived, but the kitchen in which Mrs. Balfour was trapped was badly scorched, doors charred and other repairs made necessary.
CRAPO, Edna (I13670)
8866 The Hastings Reminder, November 4, 2003

Lloyd Mutschler, age 81, of Clarksville, passed away at Pennock Hospital on Thursday morning, Oct. 30, 2003. He was born in Campbell Township on Aug. 28, 1922 to Marion and Mary E. (Jackson) Mutschler. Lloyd was a lifelong resident of the Clarksville area where he was loved by his family and friends and was well known for his good sense of humor.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Marion and John; daughter, Joan; and brother, Lyle. He is survived by his children, Bliss (Telma) Mutschler and Lloyd (Robbie) Mutschler of Clarksville, Richard Mutschler and Judy (Leo) Parker of Saranac, Jackie (Dave) Kilbourn of Lowell, Elaine (Lloyd) Lake, Rose (Henry) Hopkins and Mary (Roger) Dukes of Stanton, Jill Rios of Lansing, Shirley (Erven) Brokaw of Fenwick, and Imogene (Dave) Salas of Coldwater; sister, Helen Strickland of Lake Odessa; sister-in-law, Janet Mutschler of Saranac; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 at the Koops Funeral Chapel in Clarksville. Burial will follow in Clarksville Cemetery. Arrangements by Koops Funeral Chapel, Clarksville.
MUTSCHLER, Lloyd G. (I75321)
8867 The Historical and Biographical Family Record kept by Wm Twelvetrees, Farmville Va Oct 1890, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03454)
8868 The History of Northern Wisconsin (Marathon County, Wis.) 1881. Source (S04319)
8869 The History of Ridgefield Connecticut - Births. Source (S03883)
8870 The History of Ridgefield Connecticut - Marriages & Deaths. Source (S03882)
8871 The History of the Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Mass. lists the wife of Jared Elliot as being Elizabeth Smieton.

Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut, vol. 1, list the wife of Jared Elliot as being Hannah Smithson.

Not sure which is correct. 
ELLIOT, Rev Jared (I20858)
8872 The History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties of Ohio, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03456)
8873 The Hough-Harris Cemetery - CTGenWeb. Source (S03457)
8874 The Hurt Family History copied from Rollin Hurt's notebook written in 1907, loaned to Ruby Taylor in 1962. Source (S03458)
8875 The Iberia Sentinel, October 11, 1951
Relatives and friends were shocked when the sad news reached here that Charles R. Slawson of
the Madden community died suddenly of a heart attack last Friday at a bus depot in Kansas City while
getting ready to return home from a visit with relatives. Mr. Slawson was a well known_____ father
having spent his entire life in the Madden community south of Iberia. He passed away at the age of 77
Funeral services were held in Iberia at the Methodist Church, of which he was a member, Sunday
afternoon, the Rev. Bennet Holt officiating. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives were present to pay
their last respects. Interment was made in the Madden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under
direction of Hedges Funeral Service of Iberia.
Charles Robert Slawson, son of Joseph and Emma Slawson, was born Aug 10, 1874 and departed
this life Oct. 4, 1951 at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 24 days. On Aug. 18, 1895, he was united in
marriage to Phoebe Blyze and to this union ten children were born. Three passed away in infancy. His
wife preceded him in death in April 1940. Since that time he had made his home with his children and in
the Jobe Kinder home.
In 1912 Mr. Slawson united with the Madden Methodist Church and remained true in this faith all
his life.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maggie Ferguson of Edwardsville, Ill., Mrs. Bessie Hancock
of Crocker, Mrs. Blanche Alexander of Dixon; four sons, Sherman and Everett of Crocker, Melvin of
Kansas City, Kans., and Glen of Iberia; five brothers, Wes of Iberia, Frank of Swedeborg, George of
Bristow, Okla., Jim of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Claude of Louisberg, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Mae
Morrow of Iberia; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends 
SLAWSON, Charles Robert (I51015)
8876 The immigrant Reed ancestor was Captain John reed, who was born in England in 1633. In the English revolution he was for some time an officer in Cromwell's army. Born and raised in the tumult of that upheaval in behalf of representative government it is not surprising that he caught the full force of its spirit, and at the earl age of sixteen he became a soldier, rendering important service to the cause.

A souvenir of this service which his descendants would hold priceless could they now recover it--the sword he wore--was preserved in the family for more than a century, but was finally lost sight of.

All traditions agree that he was eminent for the strong will and high-toned moral character for which Cromwell's officers were renowned. He was from Cornwall, England, and is supposed o have belonged to the large family of Reeds in Dorsetshire, one of whom, Col. John Reed, is mentioned in the parliamentary records as having held the Castle of Pool against the King's army.

It was well known that men who had been prominent in the Cromwell regime found England to be an unsafe place for such as they as soon as the throne was re-established in 1660, and this may have been what decided him to emigrate. Coming to this country in 1660 he settled first at Providence, Rhode Island, where he married Mrs. Ann Derby, a widow who had three children by her first husband, Francis Derby, and she became the mother of John Reed's five children.

He was doubtless a man of considerable means, and in 1684 he removed to Norwalk, Connecticut, having purchased a large tract of land there. In time the locality took its name from his family, and became known as "Reed's Farms." Establishing himself in the western part of the town he built his house on a favorable site a short distance easterly of the Five Mile River, a creek which forms the western boundary of the town. it stood on the north side of the old post road, and nearly two miles from Long Island Sound. the site is nearly four miles west of what is now the city of South Norwalk.

After the death of his wife, the date of which is not recorded, John Reed married again, this time also a widow, a Mrs. Scofield of Stamford, Connecticut. he died in 1730 at the age of ninety-seven, and was buried in his own field. 
REED, Capt. John (I46103)
8877 The Ionia Daily Sentinel-Standard, Monday, June 28, 1948

Maude S. Gray, 77, died Saturday afternoon at the Ionia County Memorial Hospital after being a medical patient there for the past ten days. She was born near Lake Odessa at the farm home of her parents located on the Barry-Ionia county road.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crapo.

Mrs. Gray had resided at 333 West Washington street, where she was a seamstress by trade.

Surviving her are a grandson, Garold Gray of Ionia.

Funeral services will be held from the Bradley funeral home Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock with Dr. Paul Stewart officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa 
CRAPO, Maude S. (I75441)
8878 The Ionia Sentinel-Standard, Monday, November 24, 1947

William Laird, 89, of Lake Odessa died at the Ionia Convalescent Home Sunday after a lengthy illness.

He conducted a lumber business in Onaway for 12 years and before that in Tennessee. He moved to Lake Odessa 36 years ago upon retirement.

Laird is survived by his wife, Mamie, and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Aldrich of Vermontville.

The Rev. Ronald Hoffman of Calvary U. B. church in Lake Odessa will conduct the funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Pickens funeral chapel. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
LAIRD, Willam (I75439)



Funeral services for Mrs. james Caldwell, 36, town of Harmony, who died suddenly on Tuesday morning were held at (?) Thursday morning at the home with the Rev. Francis Flannegan, St. Mary's Church, officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Pallbearers were Albert, Goon, P. L. Chesmore, William Decker, Frank Barlaes, W.H. Clark and John Clark.

Source: Janesville (WI) Daily Gazette,
Sep 28, 1923, page 9)

Received from Joe Chester  
SLAWSON, Leah (I51770)
8880 The Kirbys of New England by Melatiah Everett Dwight. Source (S03460)
8881 The Ladd Family by Warren Ladd, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03461)

By a Special Contributor.

Mrs. May Preston Slosson, wife of Prof Slosson of Platt University, has recently been appointed chaplain to the Wyoming State Penitentiary at Laramie.

Before her formal appointment as chaplain, Mrs. Slosson devoted several hours each week to teaching the convicts. When the Governor of the State decided that the welfare of the prisoners called for the appointment of a chaplain, he naturally turned to the clergy, and it was expected that some popular preacher of the day would receive the appointment, and with one voice petitioned the Governor that Mrs Slosson be made State chaplain.

Mrs. Slosson is a native of New York State, and studied at Cornell University, where she was one of the first women enrolled; she was also the first woman to receive from the university the degree of Ph.D. In her undergraduate days she attracted the notice of President White and the late H.H. Boyesen, and was distinguished in her college course for her knowledge of literature and her readiness in composition, in both prose and verse.

"The chaplain's work is still in the experimental stage," Mrs. Slosson says, in speaking of her appointment, "and marked results cannot yet be looked for. What I am trying to do for the prisoners is to awaken hoe in their hearts, to reiterate words of encouragement, to give them a desire to cultivate their higher natures. Hope is the best ally a chaplain can have in persuading men to reform, aided by a realization of the truth that those men are not unlike others--
save these chains' of untoward circumstances. I try to make my afternoon sermons at the penitentiary as practical as can be; one series of talks on the ideal man took some manly quality for the text, each Sunday for instance, courage, honesty, industry, and so on. Sometimes I read to the men, sometimes I simply talk. I get the best music I can, and if some distinguished orator comes to Laramie I beg a talk for my boys.

"How much I am doing for their reformation I cannot tell; they do love me, and that gives me courage to go on, and a certain leverage. The men are visited when sick, and their personal letters to the chaplain receive careful attention and an earl answer. They are urged to visit the chaplain when released, and many do so, and assure me of their determination to live a better life. many things encourage me, however, in my work; for one thing, the warden's report that cases of insubordination have deceased 50 per cent, since my appointment."

Upon occasions Mrs. Slosson has been asked to preach at different churches. "Whether I preach a really sermon or only deliver a lecture, I cannot say." 
PRESTON, May Genevieve (I45457)
8883 The Lancastrian period was marked by almost continual warfare. Baronial revolt and war with Welsh patriots broke out in the first decade, and dynastic war during the last, with prolonged warfare in France occupying most of the intervening four decades, when King Henry V opened the final phase of the 100 Years' War. He recovered many English possessions, but they were all lost during the reign of his son, Henry VI. the loss of the French possessions, together with the weak government of Henry VI, led to the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses, a campaign led by the supporters of Richard, Duke of York and Protector of England, during the illness of his cousin, Henry VI, to place Richard on the throne instead of Henry.

Soon after succeeding his father, Henry V revived the 100 Years' War with France. In 1415, Henry defeated the French army at Agincourt, and by 1420 he had forced the French King, Charles VI, to accept him as heir. This pact was sealed by Henry's marriage to Charles's daughter, Catherine. 
ENGLAND, Henry V King Of (I21336)
8884 The last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne succeeded William of Orange in 1702. Shortly after Anne;s accession, England declared war on France in the War of the Spanish Succession. In the course of this conflict Britain gained four great victories in battle, and established itself as a major European power. ENGLAND, Anne 'Stuart' Queen (I90707)

May 24, 2005

I was born on October 23, 1931 on a farm in Sister Bay, Wisconsin to Edward and Ruth Olson. I had 2 step brothers, Lloyd and Gunnar and 1 full brother, Bertil. All of the above family are deceased. My Dad passed away from cancer when I was only 7 years old. Gunnar joined the army when World War II broke out. The farm was too much for Mom to take care of, so she sold it and had a little house built closer to town.

During the summer months, we all worked. I picked cherries on my Uncle Wally's farm, until I was old enough to have a baby sitting job. Later I worked at a Grocery Store and Ice Cream Parlor.

When I was 12 years old, a week of Evangelistic Meetings were being held in the Village Hall. At one of these meetings, I accepted the Lord as my Saviour and was later baptized at church.

My high School years were filled with good times. My church (First Baptist of Sister Bay) had a good Youth Program for us as well as a good Sunday School teacher. Sunday afternoons were often spent with friends. I grew up having a "best friend". Her name was Marjorie, and we spent a lot of time together. Quite often after the Sunday Evening Service, a group of us friends would get together and do something, like go out for a hamburger or go to the Ice Cream Parlor. Sometimes, during the summer months, we would go to the park and go swimming and on occasions, we would build a little fire and roast marshmallows.

Now when winter rolled around and we had a good snow, we would dig out our sleds. There was a big long hill by our place, which was perfect because if you hit it right, you could go all the way down to the lake (if it was frozen over). However, you had to cross the main highway to get there. So one person would stand by the highway, and watch for cars. If there was one coming, and they knew you couldn't make it across, you would have to stop somehow, usually by plowing into a snow bank. Of course, even that was fun! Anyways, it was a nice long ride down, the hard part was having to walk back up! When Green Bay froze over, and we knew it was safe, we wold go out on it with our sleds and skates. I did not have ice skates, so I would use my roller skates - better than nothing!

I also took piano and violin lessons. I played in the church orchestra on Sunday Evenings and sometimes played a duet with my teacher, who was the choir director at church. When I was old enough, I sang in the choir too.

At sometime, during my last year of High School, my church had a group of young people come and hold special meetings, children's meetings, do visitation, etc. The group was a part of an organization called "God's Invasion Army", which was sponsored by the Baptist General conference. This group left a deep impression on me. They encouraged the young people and older ones too, to give up a year of their life, without remuneration, to join God's Invasion Army and serve the Lord in this way. They emphasized that special talent was not necessary, only a willing heart. I began to feel that this was something that the Lord wanted me to do. So the year I turned 19, I sent in my application and was accepted.

The year 1951 was an amazing year for me. After 6 weeks of training in St. Paul, Minn., I traveled with the group of about 50, to Southern California, stopping for a week in Salt Lake City, Utah first. As we traveled up the coast of California, we were divided into small groups as we went to different conference churches. We traveled by cars and two 12 passenger buses. There were a couple teams that were organized to go across Canada and then down into the Midwest area. I was in one of those teams. It was a long dusty trip, no air conditioning, but of so beautiful. One place we went we could only reach by boat. One home we stayed in had no electricity. I had to iron my clothes with irons heated on a wood stove - reminded me of what my Mother had to do when I was a child. As the year ended, my final trip was to go with a group out to Colorado.

I thank God for this wonderful year, and the many great experiences I had traveling with this awesome group of young people and sharing my faith with so man in so many different ways. So after a year like that, there was no way I could just go back home to "life as it was". I applied to Moody Bible Institute and was accepted.

When I returned home from the "Army", I found out tat my Mom was quite ill. (She never told me that she was not feeling well, because she did not want me to miss what I was experiencing and come home.) This left me wondering if I would really be able to go to Moody in the fall. Bert, and his wife,Donna, lived in a railer in the back yard and were watching over her, but I felt that it would be my responsibility to take care of my Mom. I prayed that God would heal her, but that was not His plan. About a month after I came home, God called her Home to be with Him.

I really loved my 3 years t Moody - lots of studying, lots of fun too. I carried a full load of classes and had 2 Practical Christian work assignments each week, such as teaching Sunday School, going to different Missions for services, going out on visitation, etc. In my last year of school, I decided to take piano lessons too, which required 1 hour of practice a day. When I started my second year, I was told that there was an opening on a Gospel Team - they needed someone to present the Evening School Program at Moody. Even though I was already carrying a full load, I thought it would be fun to do that. So I auditioned and was chosen. We went out to various churches twice a month and held a service and I plugged Evening School.

And then of course, I had to pay my own way through school, so I had to work. My first job was cleaning offices at school. Then I worked at a Drug Company, even packaged suppositories! Finally, my roommate Alice and I got jobs with a couple who made health food. We would sit facing each other with a scale between us, filling and weighing bags of this flour like stuff. They provided uniforms for us, because by the end of the afternoon we were covered with it. They were good to us, we had a radio to listen to and the refrigerator was always full of goodies for us and at Christmas time there were bonuses. It was a messy job, but it paid my bills!

After graduation in 1955, I was offered a position at the Addison Street Baptist Church in Chicago, as Secretary and Missionary. The pastor at Addison was my pastor from back home. There were a lot of young people there and I worked with them also, I was in charge of the Primary Sunday School Dept., directed the VBS Program, and was a leader in the Girl Scouts. I also sang in the choir. Every year I directed a Junior Girls Camp at Camp Hickory and spent many weekends there doing "book work" and helping with registration. My roommate, Eunice and I also set up and got a Library going for the congregation to use.

I worked at Addison for 8 years and made many friends, some of whom have been "life long" friends. I shared an apartment with Eunice for 11 years.

After these 8 years, I was offered the position of Secretary of the Midwest Baptist Conference. I worked there for 3 years, still doing camp work in the summer. Working for the Conference brought me in contact with the pastors in the area, one of whom was Chuck Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist church in Crown Point, Indiana. A few times he stopped by my office, and would tell me about this young man, who was his song leader and choir director. He really wanted me to meet him. When he told me that his wife had passed away and he had 3 little girls, I must admit a "wall went up" because I did not think that was something I waned to get into. However, one time when Chuck stopped by the office, he invited me to come to his church some Sunday and have dinner with he and his wife, Madalyn and they would invite Andy too. I gave in, figuring it wouldn't hurt to just meet the guy. So I went.

After dinner, Andy took me to his house to meet his Mom and his girls. When I saw these 3 beautiful little girls, my heart just melted. And now girls, you know the rest of the story. Many trips back and forth between Chicago and Crown Point, spending time together, falling in love with each other, and finally getting married on august 6, 1966. I thank God that He brought us together and made us a family. My girls are very dear to my heart. I love being their new Mom.

Besides being wife and mother and making a home for my family, I did the bulletins for the church each week and worked off an on at Lavines Dept. Store. When I got to know the ladies at church, I organized a Ladies Ensemble. We not only sang at church, but other places too. What a blessing that was and we had so much fun practicing together.

After 7 years in Crown Point, we sold our new house and moved to Florida. This was Andy's dream and I knew it would happen some day. We stayed in a condo unto our new home was ready. We found a "Church Home" with the McGregor Baptist Church, and I joined the choir and have been singing in it for 31 years now. In order to make ends meet, I went to work at Maas Brothers (now Macys) Dept. Store. I worked there for over 20 years.

In December of 1993, I had my first compression fracture in my back, due to osteoporosis. Being tat I was then 62, I decided to retire and collect my retirement pay (which wasn't much). It is now 2005 and I have had 5 more fractures in my back. With the last one, I had surgery on it. It's called Kyphoplasty. I also had Open Heart Surgery to replace my faulty Mitral Valve in January of 2001. they gave me a calf's valve.

So this has been my life in a nut shell these past 73 years. What's ahead only the Lord knows, but I'll keep walking with Him until He calls me Home.

but for now, I have so many blessings - my wonderful family, my 9 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren (One is through Shelton's marriage to Janene - his name is Austin). I just wish I could see them all more often.
-I Have many friends, some go way back to Addison Days.
-I enjoy being a part of the Worship Choir at Church.
-I also sing in the Senior Adult Choir. We are called "The Prime Time Singers."
We learn a Musical every year, and then take a bus trip and sing it in various places along the way. This is so much fun!!
-I enjoy the Senior Adult Bible Study each Thursday Morning.
-Love just sharing my life with my wonderful husband through good times and bad.

In closing, here are a few songs that I have come to love over the years: Great is Thy Faithfulness, Amazing Grace, How Great thou Art, I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary, Till the Storm Passes By, Jesus Paid it All, Until Then, Because He Loves, Jesus Led Me All the Way, I can Only Imagine, If You could See Me Now, and all the songs about Heaven. I'll Meet You in the Morning, The Midnight Cry, I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy.

P.S. Here is something else I wanted to tell you about my childhood. As you know, I was born during the depression, so times were hard. After my dad died, we lived on a monthly welfare check until Bert and I both reached 18. There always was enough food, but most of my clothes were "homemade", even underpants. If I ever got a dress that came from a store, it was usually a gift from someone or a hand me down, and I was elated. mom was a good seamstress and could make most everything, sewed for both Bert and I.

Presents at Christmas time were always pretty scarce. One Christmas I had hung up my stocking in hopes that Santa would come. When I got up in the morning and looked under the tree, there was only one box for both of us. Mom had taken my stocking and tied it onto the box. The box came from some of Mom's friends who lived in Chicago.

But in spite of not having much in my early years, I was a happy child, I had my brother to play and fight with and I have good memories of "life on the farm". We only had kerosene lamps. We had to carry in all our water from the pump outside, and our bathroom was the little "two holer" down the path in the back of the house, with the Sears Catalog inside.
OLSON, Donna Mae (I41985)
8886 The line of Abraham Ambler is hazy due perhaps to the destruction many years ago of valuable Westchester County land records, and of the records of North Castle and Pound Ridge.

No trace of Abraham Ambler is found after the deed of 4 Dec., 1750, but he was dead by 25 Nov., 1771, as is shown by a deed given by his son Samuel Ambler on that date. Abigail Ambler appears on first List of Bedford Congregational Church, 1737-43. 
AMBLER, Abraham (I02114)
8887 The Living Bible - Paraphrased. Source (S03462)
8888 The Macomb Daily - October 9, 2007

Marc P. Palombit, 49, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, after a long illness.

Mr. Palombit is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son, Jeffery M. (Rachel); grandson, Ethan marc; mother, Bernadette; mother-in-law, Lee Bassett; siblings, Christine Gallagher and Rudi Palombit; sisters-in-law, Susan Bassett, Barbara (Matt) Lambert and Nancy (Gary) Wittenberg; and nieces and nephews, Penny Bare, Richard, Ross and James Palombit, Bernadette Platt, Brian Gallagher, Scott and Stephanie Lambert and Abby and Annie Wittenberg.

He was predeceased by his father, Rudolph; father-in-law, Arthur Bassett; and brother, Richard (Sandra McCoy) Palombit.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at A.H. Peters Funeral Hoe, 20705 Mack Ave. (at Vernier), Grosse Pointe Woods. Interment will be private.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7 p.m. rosary recital.
PALOMBIT, Marc P. (I65367)
8889 The manor of Bradford Peverell in Dorset County, England, was held by Nicholas, and afterward by nine of the Meggs family. The manor house was occupied in 1896 by the Middleton family. This house was in the Peverell and Meggs families from 1410 to 1610. In the great banquet hall is to be found a large illuminated window, representing the coat of arms granted to William Meggs by a patent dated June 4, 1479, in the reign of Edward the Fourth. MEGGS, Nicholas (I38577)
8890 The marriage between Joan and David of Scotland was designed to bring a cessation to the hostilities between the two countries. ENGLAND, Joan Of (I57371)
8891 The marriage was preceded by a settlement made by Thomas which granted to Agnes an annuity of L30 for life issuing from all his lands at Rowbarton, occupied by his mother-in-law, Alice Hutchings, for her life. On the same day, John admitted to a life interest in his father's properties at Obridge and Staplegrove and Pyrland, partly occupied by Thomas' wife Johane (nee Hutchings). Agnes' marriage took place at St. Peter's Tiverton, 31 Jul 1597, 13 1/2 months before her father's death. Agnes herself was bur. Taunton 6 June 1622. the above Thomas Trowbridge Sr. was a leading citizen and charitable founder, a mercer, with a Tudor mansion, extant, in the high street, and had served as constable and portreve of the castle manor. Agnes' husband John Trowbridge was sole son and h. at his father's death 1620, and served Taunton as Mayor & Magistrate 1629 & 1637, and also as warden of St. Mary Magdalen, constable & portreve of Taunton castle manor. TROWBRIDGE, John (I82219)
8892 The marriage with Hannah Pine was unconventional in that the bride was 45 years old, and eleven years older than the 34 year old groom. Willson Slason was, like his brothers-in-law, a prosperous farmer, living a few households away from the Pines. Willson's father had been an executor of Hannah's father's will, and had been on the Methodist episcopal Church Board of Trustees with him. Willson himself also served on the same board and, in 1865, was Rye Town Supervisor.

Other than the bequest in her father's will in 1828, the two deeds signed with her brother and sister in 1847 and 1848, and enumeration in the 1850 census, hannah left no records.

Hannah Pine and Wilson Slawson had no children. 
SLAWSON, Willson D. (I52460)
8893 The Mayflower Descendant - A Quarterly Magazine Of Pilgrim Genealogy and History 1901 Vol. III (Name: Massachusetts Society of mayfloer Descendants 1901;). Source (S03463)
8894 The Mayflower Descendant Vol. 35 No. 2 @ Source (S03464)
8895 The Mayflower Quarterly - March 2011 - Vol. 77, No. 1. Source (S04389)
8896 The Mayflower Quarterly - September 2003, Vol., 69, No. 3, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03466)
8897 The Mayflower Quarterly - September 2006, Vol. 72, No. 3. Source (S03467)
8898 The Mayflower Quarterly - September 2009, Vol. 75, No. 3. Source (S03468)
8899 The Miami Herald on January 28, 2001

Louis Penzi(1909-2011)

101, of Miami passed away Jan. 25, 2011. Born in Fanna, Italy and came over when he was 12 years old with his mother & sister. He learned the tile & terrazzo trade from his father Pete and brother Clemente becoming a combination craftsman in the trade. He began his career with a national contractor traveling throughout the States. In NY, he met Rina Boz whom he married and settled down in Miami (1935). He built 3 homes and 2 warehouse buildings in Miami. He loved to hunt, fish, and was a bowler until the age of 93. A past master of his lodge, he was a Shriner & 32nd degree Mason and was a life member in Lionism.
He was predeceased by his first wife Rina in 1974. He is survived by his second wife of 32 years: Dorothy; beloved son Louis Jr. (Patty); Grandchildren, Mark and Angela Penzi; Nephews, Raymond & Sergio Penzi; and Nieces, Mary Madalena, Kathy Lanza, and Valerie Hinkell. the family will receive friends Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 pm. A service will be 12 pm at Memorial Plan Lithgow Bennett Philbrick Funeral Home. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. 
PENZI, Luigi (I65357)
8900 The Middletown church records state that Mrs. Rachel Blake died of a "lingering difficulty." ALVORD, Rachel (I02087)

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