Throwback Thursday: Just Chill

Since it’s summer, I couldn’t resist using a “throwback” of a picture I found of a cousin sun bathing while on vacation. The above photo is of Geraldine Hobson Goebel, my 3rd cousin 4x removed (on my John “Raccoon” Miller line).  This photograph was in the Chicago Tribune in August of 1938.  Geraldine’s husband, Erwin…

Throwback Thursday: Life in Color

When looking for “old” family photos, sometimes you don’t have to just look at the black and white ones.  Take this picture for example.  It is of my 2x Great Grandparents, Edward Lee Hanna and Louisa Lyda Carpenter.  I know nothing about this photo except for the names of those in it.  I also don’t…

Throwback Thursday: A Family Funeral

This is the funeral of Thomas Balton Disney who lived in Knox County, Kentucky. The year is 1904. Can you imagine the conversation before this picture was taken? “Hey, grab those chairs and set the casket on it. Okay, now everyone gather around and say cheese!”

Throwback Thursday: Show Me the Money

For today’s “Throwback Thursday”, I am sharing some of the documents found when Eve Weidner attempted to get her husband’s (John Miller) Revolutionary War pension.  If you notice in the first document, it states that Eve is 100 years and 6 months old.  It seems that Eve was a go-getter late in life.  The second…