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1926C Henry Frank Avisc

Born in Kenilworth, Utah, on this date in 1922: cousin Avis Vale Myers. Her father was Henry Borbidge Myers, grandpa Dan Myers’ brother. Pictured: Avis, Frank, Henry. Read more …

1881 Anton Lundec

Born in Gausdal, Norway, on this date in 1856: Anton Amundsen Solseth, whose surname became Lunde after immigration. He was the father of Henry Olavus Lunde, who married Manda Larson. Their wedding anniversary was noted on 6 February. Todays featured photo, courtesy of cousin Andrea Otto, is one of very few in my archive that was made in old Norway. Read more …

1888-2013 Sams Cr Churchi

Married in Frederick County, Maryland, on this date in 1829: Michael Zepp and Mary Ann Young, third great-grandparents on my mother’s side. I know very little about them, except that they are buried at Sams Creek Church of the Brethren in Carroll County, Maryland, where they had lived for many years. I visited their gravesite in 2013. Read more …

Born in Vernon County, Wisconsin, on this date in 1890: grandaunt Manda Larson (m. Lunde). Pictured above with the eldest three of her four children; and below with daughter Helen. Manda was a half-sister of Isaac Larson. She died in 1935; I don’t know of any contact between our families, until I heard from cousin Andrea Lunde Otto a couple of years ago. Read more …


No close family anniversaries. Died in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England on this date in 1616: William Shakespeare. His presumed birth date is also 23 April (1564), based on his baptism three days later. Below: publicity masthead for Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, playing June 2 – Oct. 9, 2015. = = = Also, born in Santa Monica, California, on this date in 1928: that other icon of the theatrical arts — Shirley Temple. No Shakespeare, she!

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