Harriette Kathlyn Tolf 1909-1954

Every once in awhile I will stumble across a photo that makes me do a double-take. Do you have any of those in your tree? A picture of one person who looks so much like someone else in your tree you almost think it’s a… well…an impossibility? This picture had that effect on me. I never saw…

A Second Look at May

Happy first day of June! I hope you’ve already noticed that May was BIG Improvement Month here at where2look4ancestors. 95 new obituary transcriptions was just the beginning. I also added 100+ new resources to the Places-United States page and 45 to the Things page. Then I sprinkled a few new resources on the Places-Worldwide page for good measure.…

Beloved Wife of John

Cancer ended my grandmother’s life January 19th, 1954. She was 44 years old. From the Chicago Daily Tribune, January 1954: “WALTON – Harriet Walton, beloved wife of John, loving mother of Donald and Joan, fond daughter of Harry Tolf and Julia Chinell, dear sister of Earl, Oliver, and Francis, niece of Raymond and Katherine Tolf. Service Saturday,…

Carl Tolf 1768-1827

My 5th great-grandfather Carl Tolf was born on this date in 1768 (246 years ago!) in Svenarum, Jönköping, Sweden. Here’s  a brief pedigree for the cousins following this line: Carl TOLF (1768-1827) married Helena Jonasdotter WIDERBERG and they had a son named Carl Jonas; Carl Jonas TOLF (1795-1833) married Maja Lisa LIDSTROM and they had a son…

August Birthdays

Happy August birthday to my incredibly wonderful husband and to our beautiful granddaughter, to my sister, my paternal grandfather, my uncle Bob, my cousin Bill, my grand-uncle Bud, and my first cousin once removed Faith. Birthdays among my (possibly) German Clarkes: A second great grand-aunt Zora E CLARKE was born in Maryland on the 19th of August…

July Anniversaries

Ancestors in my family tree who married this month include: 01 Jul 1910 Myrtle Alvira YOUNGBERG and John L MILLER in St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan. Myrtle was a first cousin thrice-removed who married Joseph when she was 18 years old. Just a few years later, she married Joseph Philip FRIEND, a Motion Picture Machine Operator.…