With the naming of veterans on Facebook, I decided to try listing those in the genealogy database.  For the protection of privacy and prevention of identity theft, you won’t be able to see details of those that are still living unless you identify yourself as a close relative.  The way you do that is requestContinue reading “Veterans”

St. Jacques Man Is Dead

Escanaba Morning Press – July 21, 1917 Publius Oagnon, aged 5S years expired at 6:30 o’clock last night at his home in St. Jacques.  Heart trouble was responsible for his death.  He had been ill several weeks but his death was unexpected.  Mr. Gagnon conducted a general store at St. Jacques and was one of the oldest menContinue reading “St. Jacques Man Is Dead”

Coles County Notes

From History of Coles County, Illinois, by Charles Edward Wilson (1905): “The first Salisbury School House (No. 31) was built about 1855-56, in the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 10-11-10.  Some of the first teachers were: Andrew Edwards, Valentine McGahan, John Ingram and John Redman.  A second house was built later, but wasContinue reading “Coles County Notes”

Little Flock

From History of Coles County, Illinois, by Charles Edward Wilson (1905): “Little Flock Regular Baptist Church was organized at the Center School House, in the southwest corner of Section 15-11-10, on November 29, 1862.  Among its organizers and early officers were: L. Gilbert, Jeptha Parker, Nathan Austin, John Alexander, Levi Sanger, Jesse Sanger, and T. J. Thornton.  ItsContinue reading “Little Flock”

Almeda Giffin Wood, 1937–1919

Died Mrs. Almeda J. Wood, who was born in Indiana in October, 1837, died Sunday, December 28th, 1919, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Grant, at Taneyville.  She was the widow of J. J. Wood, who died some eighteen years ago since which time she has made her home most of the lime with Mrs. Grant.  She had lived in Taney countyContinue reading “Almeda Giffin Wood, 1937–1919”

John Paudois, 1963–2021

John Jules Paudois September 20, 1963–May 23, 2021 John passed on May 23, 2021 from cancer, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born in Medford, OR on September 20, 1963 to Alvin John Paudois and Barbara Mae Vance. John spent his youth in Medford enjoying motocross racing and baseball.  In 1995, John suffered a traumatic brain injury in a carContinue reading “John Paudois, 1963–2021”

Former Resident Dies On Visit

August 6, 1963¹ Mrs. Addie¹ Keast, 50, of 132 Bennett Rd., Valley Farms, Mich., who was visiting relatives here, died suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Courier, 1525 N. 20th St., at 8:30 a.m. today. She had suffered an asthmatic condition for sometime. She was born March 23, 1908 in Stonington and was reared there, lived in Crystal Falls and livedContinue reading “Former Resident Dies On Visit”

John Paudois

by one of his grandchildren In 1886, Jules Julian Pierre Paudois moved from France to Canada with his wife, daughter Josephine, and son, Jules Pierre Paudois II, by freighter.  Jules II was later married to Marie Mesnage.  Mary Marie Mesnage was a widow.  She and her four daughters moved from France to Quebéc, Canada.  HerContinue reading “John Paudois”

Brief History of Salisbury

by Samuel Sargent in the Charleston Daily Courier One of the interesting features in connection with the flag-raising at Salisbury last week in honor of the boys from that community in the service of their country was a summary of the history of that section whiph was given by Samuel S. Sargent, as follows: John HulenContinue reading “Brief History of Salisbury”