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Friday, October 25, 2013

Problem with Blogger

Not sure what happen but I noticed today most of the images from the post and the blog have gone missing. I will replace the images as I can relocate them because I do not always keep these once the post is published.

Really strange.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Waco TX Jan 1874

A request for Agents for a new book was posted in the January 3rd edition of The Waco Daily Examiner, Waco, TX (Check here for the The Waco News-Tribune) The image isn't good so I will post a transcript of what I could make out.

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We want Agents everywhere for a new book, and beautifully illustrated  work, the author's own adventures, entitled "Wild life in the far West," Comprising incidents of nearly thirty years of hunting and trapping, captivity among the Comanches, in the Indian wars, _ _ _ with Apaches, Grizzly Bears, etc. _ _ _ _ interesting. Send for Illustrated Circular and the most liberal terms, or if in haste to begin work, send $1.00 for complete outfit to   F. A. HUTCHINSON & CO,  New Orleans, La.

I found a reprint of this book, Wild life in the far west: personal adventures of a border mountain man on Amazon.com. written by Capt. James Hobbs.

James Hobbs is buried in the Dayton National Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Ohio. His memorial on Findagrave.com states he was the great-grandson of Chief Tecumseh.

24 January 1874

I was not able to locate any further information on Joshua I. Johnson who passed away in Waco on 22 Jan 1874 as stated in this brief news report:

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It seems the McClellan House was busy as they had some distinguished guest

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Judge Powhatan Lockett of Ala.was a CSA veteran, having served as the Military Store Keeper. I found 19 pages of military records for him on Fold3 under the Alabama Confederate Civil War records section. Here is his signature from a letter written in 1863:

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He is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co. Ala.


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Walter Walters

I was looking through some old newspapers online and I came across a short article about a young man drowning on the 8th of June 1884 in Ft. Worth, TX

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 --Walter Walters, a young man 23 years of age, was drowned at Fort Worth on the 8th of June, while in the river bathing. Walters was in the employ of Santa Fe railroad company, and was to have returned to his former home, at Ann Arbor, Michigan on the 15th inst., to be married to a young lady of that place.

Of course I attempted to locate his memorial on Find A Grave and I did find one but I am not sure if it is the correct one since there was no headstone shown to verify the dates.
Walter Walters
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL
What we can take away from the article is that Walter was born some time in 1861; he worked for the Santa Fe railroad; that he died on June 8, 1884 in Ft. Worth, TX.  This city covers over 350 miles and spreads into Denton, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise counties.

I went to Ancestry.com to see if I could find a census for a Walter Walters in Michigan born about 1861.

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Source Citation:
Year: 1880; Census Place: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan;
Roll: 586; Family History Film: 1254586; Page: 120C;
Enumeration District: 132; Image: 0241.

Perhaps someone who is researching this family will find this small amount of information helpful.