Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Chinn & Ellis

 I have been looking for some time for a marriage announcement and a record for my relative, Joseph Chinn and his wife, Vera Todd Ellis. I finally found this in the Lexington (Kentucky) Leader during last year's research trip to the Lexington Public Library. Tells me a lot, eh? No.

First of all, I can't find a marriage record for them. Not in Cincinnati, and have never found one in Kentucky or Indiana, either. This is it. And I wonder how long it took them to drive up to Cedar Point in 1913. I think it highly unlikely they married anywhere other than that tri-state area. Back to the research log.

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Monday, January 12, 2015


We had a fabulous Saturday, here in Cookeville. It was sunny and brisk, just what I expect for January in mid Tennessee. It was also opening day at our local animal shelter's new facility. It is truly awesome and such a long time in coming. It has space for 150 dogs and 50 cats. It has an adorable cat playroom and the kennels are built so the dogs can go in and out through their own doggy doors. It was hard to not walk out with a new addition.

This week is a hectic one here in our household. Hope DH and I are up to it!

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sympathy Saturday - Chauncey Percival

From the  Utica Daily Press,  Utica, New York, obituary; 11 January 1905.


Rome, Jan 14 - Chauncey Percival died at 7:30 this evening at his home in West Rome, aged 74 years. He was born in Deerfield and when a child his parents moved to Annsville and there he lived till four years ago, when he moved to West Rome. Surviving are his wife and three children: Grove Percival, Mrs. James R. Dixon and Mrs. Edith Marvel, all of Rome also two brothers and one sister, George and William Percival and Mrs. Melissa McMullen of Camden. Deceased had always followed the occupation of a farmer. He was respected by all who knew him.

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