Found Documents

The Baron (Baroni) Immigration From Italy

The Baron (Baroni) Immigration From Italy

Colleen’s great, great grandmother Giaele (Jean) Bottomly was born in Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy on December 28, 1870.   Rivarolo Mantovano is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Mantua in the northern Italian region Lombardy, located about 110 km southeast of Milan and about 30 km southwest of Mantua. A= Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy     B = Lugano, Switzerland c= Le Havre, France […]

Wylda Baron Designs Traveling Canine Kennel

Wylda Baron Designs Traveling Canine Kennel

I came across this vintage newspaper article about Wylda Baron, great, great aunt of Jean Yerks (Colleen’s mom). It was published in the Chicago Tribune  on 7 March 1926. (Click to enlarge) “Windshield, shock absorbers and public attention are parts of this new type of traveling kennel designed by Wylda Baron of Long Island to conform with all state laws concerning the carrying of dogs on automobile running boards.  Fido […]

Beattie Letter, Circa 1850-1900

Beattie Letter, Circa 1850-1900

This letter has been handed down through the generations and wound up in my mother’s possession.  The envelope that the letter was in was addressed to a Mrs William Russell of Miami, Florida.  Across the top of the envelope, it had “Record of Beattie Family from Edith” written on it.  I don’t know who she is yet, but suspect that she is […]