Monthly Archives: August 2012

Graveside Ceremony Presents a Step Back in Time

I was the first to arrive at the cemetery that Sunday morning, a morning that was both clear and cool.  Only 10 am, the weekend regulars who normally come to honor a family member, dust off a marker or leave … Continue reading

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Sesquicentennial Generates Abundance of Historical Offerings

 In celebration of discovering two Civil War veterans on my family tree last year I indulged in the purchase of several books related to this turning point in American history. (Thank you to my great-grandfathers William Donar and Edward Kennedy for … Continue reading

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Searching for a Phantom Uncle in Depression Era Records

There’s a mystery man in my family’s past and I aim to find out more about him. His name is Mathew Donar, my mother’s younger brother. He was only 21 years old when he died in 1936, almost 20 years … Continue reading

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