Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Frank E Lindly



Frank E. Lindly
US Army
Sep 17 1901 - Jan 11 1979

Son of Ulysses Grant and Amelia Grace (Horton) Lindley
He was born September 17, 1901 in Iowa
He died January 11, 1979 in Wisconsin
Laid to rest in the Gays Mills Cemetery in Gays Mills, Wisconsin

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sylvia's Diary is now on Twitter!

A couple months ago I was reading through Sylvia's diaries and was once again admiring her brief, but informative, sentences on her daily life in the early 1800's. To this Gen-Y'er, her short choppy sentences reminded me of tweets. As an avid user of Twitter, I wondered what it would be like to read her daily entries, one by one, in the form of a tweet.

So, I got in touch with my contact at the DAR Museum here in DC (the diaries were donated to the museum) and asked if I could tweet the daily entries from the transcripts that they had shared with me. I was given the all-clear a few months ago and am now tweeting away.

The best part is that since her diaries started in March of 1801, I have been able to tweet an almost daily account of from her life 210 years ago! So, come join in the adventure!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Judson, Sarah & Bernice Wilkinson


Sarah Emeline (Gray) Wilkinson
Born September 1879 in Excelsior, Richland Co., Wisconsin
Married Judson W. Wilkinson on 12 Feb 1905 in Crawford Co., Wisconsin
Died 1948 in Wisconsin
Laid to rest at the Union Hill Cemetery in Mt. Zion, Crawford Co., Wisconsin

Judson W. Wilkinson
Born May 1877 in Little, Grant Co., Wisconsin
Married Sarah Emeline Gray on 12 Feb 1905 in Crawford Co., Wisconsin
Died 1962 in Wisconsin
Laid to rest at the Union Hill Cemetery in Mt. Zion, Crawford Co., Wisconsin

Bernice Wilkinson
Presumed daughter of Judson and Emeline (Gray) Wilkinson
Born 1912 in Wisconsin
Died 1912 in Wisconsin