An autograph dated May 29, 1945 given by my grandfather Lundquist to his son Richard (my uncle).
I never knew my grandfather – he passed away on May 28, 1979 when I was just one year old. However, I heard so many wonderful things about him while growing up. Recently, I stumbled upon a short life history he wrote in 1976. Enjoy! I was born in the home of my father and […]
The Lundquist story begins on February 9, 1834 with the birth of my second great grandfather Karl Gustav Lundquist. Karl was born in Luckebo, Lerbeck, Socken, Sweden. Karl’s original surname was “Larsson;” however, as Swedish families typically changed their surnames, Karl and his brother Johannes took upon themselves the surname of “Lundqvist.” It is believed […]
One of my favorite pictures! From left to right: Aunt Saundra, Aunt Bev, and my dad.
Such a classic picture: Saundra, Beverly, my dad, and Steve.
This is the story of my great grand aunt, Mahalia Hunley. While researching the siblings of my great grandfather Harrison, I was instantly drawn to Mahalia’s unusual name. Apparently, Mahalia means the “tender one” in Hebrew. Mahalia, who went by “Haley,” was born in September 1889 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. On November 12, 1908, at […]
thecivilwarparlor: Pocket Watch of Lt George Dixon From The Sunk Sub The Hunley The pocket watch that belonged to the commanding officer of the Civil War-era submarine “H.L. Hunley,” Lt. George Dixon. The watch was retrieved from the Hunley and archaeologists hope to use it to determine the time the sub sank on February 17, 1864. […]