Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jack Donar: A Snapshot in Time

A few years ago I received a death certificate in the mail that I’d ordered for my uncle Jack Donar (1902-1929). I had a pretty tough time transcribing the document due to the poor penmanship of the clerk who recorded … Continue reading

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Like Father (Grandfather), Like Son (Dad)

On this date over a century ago, April 1, 1909,  my father, Gerald Joseph Desmond, was born in Chicago, IL.  And that’s no April Fool’s joke! Happy Birthday, Dad! It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the (family) tree … Continue reading

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