Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Beginning on 19 Sep 1890 and finalized on 4 Dec 1893, Sarah S Turner’s application and supporting documents required to file for and receive her husband Isaac Turner’s Union Civil War Pension totals 57 pages: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Pensions- 23 pages Depositions- 24 pages from 5 people, including 8 pages …

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J L Bell from Boston 1775 posted this interesting item from The Massachusetts Historical Society’s site. Josiah Flagg was a “Surgeon Dentist” in 1796 Boston: This advertisement assures Bostonians that Dr Flagg: “Traisplants [sic] both live and dead Teeth with greater conveniency, and gives less pain than heretofore practiced in Europe or America:—Sews up Hare …

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The remains of the Texas Governor’s Mansion after Sunday’s fire: According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “(Gov. Rick) Perry’s office has expressed strong interest in rebuilding the 152-year-old landmark, which has been home to Texas governor’s from Sam Houston to George W. Bush. In addition to a sprinkler system, the renovation project, first estimated at …

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I just got home from work and checked the online version of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. And what I just read made me furious and heart-broken at the same time! The historic Governor’s Mansion in Austin burned early this morning, with the fire believed to be intensionally set. Built in 1856, it is the oldest …

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