I wrote about Rodney Earl Lundquist (my grand uncle) last year. Rodney was born on October 16, 1923 in Smithfield, Utah. On January 4, 1943, Rodney enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Private. Recently, I stumbled across some wonderful photographs and documents pertaining to Rodney’s time in the military. Of particular interest was a letter […]
Today we feature James Alonzo Holman, my third great uncle. James was born on September 1, 1835 in Beaver, Pennsylvania. As the oldest boy in the family, he developed a sense of responsibility at an early age. This was particularly true when the family was driven from their home in Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1851, James […]
Today we feature Sarah Earl, my third great grandmother. Sarah was born on July 2, 1835 in Scarborough, York, Ontario, Canada. Sarah’s grandfather, Henry Earl, belonged to a group of Loyalists who left America in 1783 to found New Brunswick, Canada. Around 1836, Sarah’s family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and […]
Today we feature Hiram Swinfield Large (1908-1968), my first cousin three times removed. Hiram grew up in Virginia and was a miner by profession. In October 1931, Hiram married Garnet Mullins (1910-2002). *Wednesday’s Leaf celebrates ancestors recently added to a growing family tree.