Week 47. You know what this means, don’t you? Only 5 more to go!
The theme for Week 47 was “Sporting.” Football players or baseball players in the family? How about an ancestor who was a good sport about things? Or did you do your own thing last week?
Whoever you wrote about, leave a link in the comments below. Also, while you’re recuperating from the food coma (it was Thanksgiving in the U.S. yesterday), take a look at the posts from Week 46.
Since it is a holiday weekend (at least here in the U.S.), you might be diving into some family history projects. If you’re going to be doing some scanning, take a look at my easy, low-tech tip for labeling photos as you scan.
Upcoming Optional Weekly Themes:
- Week 48 (November 26-December 2) – Thankful
Watch for December themes coming soon!
No players in this family of mostly women! The records I need to complete BMD research on this family are in a French archive that has not yet put their civil records online. While they are working on it (they were to go online by 2015) I promise to be a good sport!
52 Ancestors: #47 The SCHLOESSER-CONSBRÜCK Family
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
I wrote about my dad, who was quite an athlete. I have his high school letters, as well as photos and newspaper clippings.
Charlie PYLE (1924-1993)
I wrote about William Alfred (Billy) SILTO – a professional footballer (soccer player) in Swindon England – I had to “go wide” on this one
Golf-I wrote about family that enjoyed it. Multigenerational photo included.
Not recalling any ancestors who were notable athletes, I did recall a couple who were known to take part in hunting – though this is perhaps a bit of a stretch for this week’s sporting theme.
That I know of, I don’t have any sporting ancestors. So, I picked a traveling ancestor. After her husband died, she applied for a passport and went to Holland for a month.
Hockey in Canada, eh! Cousin Arthur Austin CRESWELL was captain of the Regina Victorias Hockey Club who were crowned the “World’s Amateur Champions” in 1914. Then he went to war.
Claudia, here is another example of geographic overlap of our family. My great grandfather Charles Edwards (last week’s story) lived in Keslo, Washington from 1922 until the early 30’s when he moved to the Grand Coulee Dam site to open a service station (another coincidence). I can’t help but wonder if Arthur Austin Creswell and Charles Edwards might have known one another. Great story, by the way. Being from Saskatchewan myself, I can also take vicarious pride in his hockey achievements!
It was hard to find any sports-related ancestor in my family but I wrote about my Uncle Wally who played football in High School and College.
The link to Walter Hudson Peterson is http://manyplacesmanyfacesblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/52-ancestors-year-2-47-walter-hudson.html
In honor of New Zealand’s recent ruby World Cup championship, I wrote about my Kiwi ancestor who played for the All Blacks in the 1930s.
William Archibald “Archie” STRANG (1906-1989)
Congratulations New Zealand!
Writing this blog post made me look at old photos and I think I’ve identified one with Josephine that I didn’t realize I have. Would love to hear other opinions.
Josephine B. Horne (week 48 – 2015)
TROEDSON – Week 47 “Sporting”: Theodore Christopher Troedson
My first cousin three times removed played rugby football, and also participated in sailing and rowing.
MARSHALL, Elizabeth 1602-1641 – she married well-known Thomas TROWBRIDGE – Week 47 The young family arrived in New England, but Elizabeth died much too young after only a few years.
I keep finding some of the craziest things on my paternal side.
Earl Lawrence TRAUTMAN (1893-1964) : “Auto Salesman Arraigned in Hit and Run” or How my Grandfather Got into the 1940 Census Twice
This week I did the third of the series on Wills in the Manbeck family. Leonard’s will, hand written in German, and fortunately for me, translated in probate, reveals that he wore spectacles and owned books! This is the eldest of the German immigrant family in my husband’s line, and the last of the Manbecks that I will pursue.
One of my 3rd great grandparents, about whom I know very little.
ELLIOTT – Short and sweet; my Uncle Jack Elliott played football for Winfield High School in tiny Winfield, TX. Wish I had a picture of him back in the day to feature, but a WWII pic was all I had! My Pinterest board address here:
For a partial list of surnames I’m researching, check out my Ancestry profile page by searching for “pattidi123” in the member directory.
Levi Yogi Bough – Basketball Player receives recognition for achievements over 50 years ago. http://shelleyskylinejourney.com/2015/12/06/52-ancestors-47-sporting-levi-g-bough/
Just realized I posted the wrong week so here’s week 47 – Willie Marion George. Turns out she had pictures of my great-grandmother in her photo collection.
I wrote about my 2nd great grand uncle David Sampson of Craven County, NC. He was well known chef and a good hunter. Hunting is often considered a sport so that’s why I chose him. Here’s the link: http://www.howdidigetheremyamazinggenealogyjourney.com/2015/12/52-ancestors-52-weeks-2015-edition-47.html