Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grace Ware Holbrook Journal Entry - Post 13

June 9th - Sunday [1918]
      We climbed Skyrocket in the morning - Miss Lubovitsky, Michael, Cabot & I, and found quantities of strawberries on the hill. We discussed growing things in general and enjoyed ourselves very much. 
      Michael received from Miss Follett a letter on democracy which stirred everyone, especially him, by the general attitude with which it was received as much as anything else. We played tennis a little, after Cabot had departed & the letter was read aloud to all by mother, leaving them to discuss matters by themselves.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Jabez C. Haskell

Cemetery: Pond Cemetery, New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine
Photo Date: 8 November 2009
Subject Name: Jabez C.and Lucinda (Purinton) Haskell

Transcription of Gravestone #1: JABEZ C. HASKELL/DIED/June 27, 1875/AE. 76.
Transcription of Gravestone #2: LUCINDA/wife of/Jabez C. Haskell/Died Sept. 11, 1852,/AE. 45 yrs. 7 mos./[epitaph illegible]

Jabez's gravestone death date conflicts with the New Gloucester Vital Records which includes the following entry: Jabez C. Haskell died January 27th, 1875 aged 76 years.

Lucinda's gravestone death date matches the New Gloucester Vital Records provides the following entry: Mrs Lucinda Haskell died Sept 11, 1852 aged forty-five years.

The New Gloucester Vital Records also provide the following marriage record: Joined in Marriage Mr Jabez C. Haskell and Miss Lucinda Purinton both of New Gloucester Dec 2, 1827.

Gravestone #1 - Jabez C. Haskell

Gravestone #2 - Lucinda Haskell
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - Mary C. Diller Letter - Feb. 4, 1943

Here is the transcription of another letter from Mary C. Diller to my grandmother Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell.

Feb. 4th, 1943.
My Dear Cousin: -
     It is a long time since I have heard from you or cousin Nellie Torrey.
     She usually writes me about "Xmas" time; but she did not write me this last "Xmas" and I am afraid she is sick or passed away.
     Will you please write me as I am anxious to know if she is in good health and still living?
     This terrible War so depressing.
     Is your son old enough to be in this World's War?
     How are you all?
     My Eldest son John Cabot Diller is Major in the Air Corpse somewhere over seas.
     I am anxiously awaiting official announcement of his safe arrival.
     His wife and four children are moving from Meridian, Connecticut to a warmer climate in Florida.
     She feels her heavy burden keenly and I do hope she can stem the tide.
     Major John Cabot Diller was at Miami and Busch, Florida six weeks.
     Then sent to Harrisburg, Pa after three weeks stay.
     The Majors were sent to Washington, D.C. 2 1/2 weeks.
     Given a Furlough and son John went home to Meridian, Conn.
     From there he was sent to San Francisco, California awaiting transportation to go over seas.
     After that sent to New Port, Virginia.
     "Xmas" morning a telegram announcing he had sailed for over-seas.
     His wife calapsed [sic] in a Real Estate Car looking up a home to move to.
     She was carried to a stranger's home and a Dr. summoned by the good lady of the house.
     Result a nervous break down.
     However she wrote  she must go on and do her part to win this terrible War.
     I do hope she can survive her terrible ordeal.
     Meridian climate too cold for her.
     Hence she is seeking a warmer clime.
     Her four children in school.
     To be placed to another school.
     I do hope and pray that she may be able to stand up under the terrible strain.
     She writes however she shall always love Texas she calls her husband nevertheless.
     I have been in three Wars and shall be so thankful when it is over.
     Please do write all are well. Love, cousin Mary C. Diller

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Grace Ware Holbrook Journal Entry - Post 12

June 8th [1918]
      Yesterday it rained hard, & later in the day it cleared & grew colder. We remained here through the day doing various bits of housework.
     Today Miss Lubovitsky & I drove with Edwards to Brattleboro & stayed to lunch with Aunt Molly. Mr Moffitt met me & we went over the lists for camp candidates.
     Mother & Michael arrived later, with the Dabneys & Cabot in time for afternoon tea. Michael handed He was most excited over his Boston visit & with all that happened there - The Barrys dined with them, also Sarah Bradley & Miss West. Then Michael went to see Gerard's pictures, shopped with Cook, had tea with the Bradleys etc. We played tennis before dinner for a short time - and danced for the benefit of with several spectators about. presented me a huge box of candy with remarks that it was "so very small".

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Grace Ware Holbrook Ancestral Chart 2

This chart continues from Grace Ware Holbrook Ancestral Chart 1. This chart begins with John Holbrook b. July 10, 1761. Surnames on this chart include: Holbrook, Turner, Hunt, Lane, Hersey, Bradford, Rogers, Richards, Pabodie.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grace Ware Holbrook Ancestral Chart 1

Here is an ancestral chart that was filled out by my grandmother, Grace Ware Holbrook. Lots of information here that I need to document and source. These old charts are some of my favorite genealogy notes that were handed down by my grandmother. Surnames on this chart include: Holbrook, Goodhue, Knowlton, Edwards, Nourse, Mason, Parker, Ware, Cabot, Rogers, Sabin, Mayes, Brooks, Forman, Tufts, Wyckoff

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Major Jacob Haskell

Cemetery: Lower Cemetery, New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine
Photo Date: 30 Jun 2007
Subject Name: Major Jacob Haskell
Transcription: In memory of/Majr. Jacob Haskell./died Sept. 29, 1825./AEt. 82.

Jacob Haskell was b. 12 Aug 1745 to Jacob and Tabitha (Day) Haskell in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts (Gloucester VR to 1849). Based on this birth date and the death date on his gravestone, this would put his age at 80 at time of death not 82. I have also seen an alternate death date for Jacob as 29 Sept. 1820.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - Mary C. Diller Letter , Jan. 1, 1941

 I transcribed this New Year's card/letter from Mary C. Diller to my grandmother Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell/

Jan. 1st 1941,
My Dear Cousin:
      So few of us are left. I want to keep in touch with them.
      How are cousin Will Cabot [William Brooks Cabot] and family? Also Dear Nellie Torrey? I fear cousin Nellie must see so lonely in this rushing world; but one should be so thankful we are so fortunate to have a home in the U.S.A. Our President is doing his best to keep us out of War.
      Do you have Relatives in Europe? If so your heart must ache for them.
      These are indeed strenuous times and stands [?] one in hand to be ready to meet our Maker. I hope you all keep well.
      I am enclosing to you a clipping of inquiry so you know of this John B. Cabot of Boston? I suppose cousin Will Cabot of Boston might give one some information but I have never been able to get his address.
      I met him years ago with Dear Uncle Norman Cabot [Norman Franklin Cabot] at the Worlds Fair Chicago, Ill. The year before my marriage.
      My son John has four children. Three boys and a sweet little Lucia. They live at Meridian, Conn. 3186 Emlock Road. Son Roland has no children but a very sweet wife. We are quite well but my eyes poor. A Happy New Year to you all with much love. Cousin Mary C. Diller

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - Grace Ware Holbrook Journal Entry - Post 11

June 6th [1918]
     Mother & Michael went early in the car on their way to Boston for two or three days stay. They planned to stop at Camp Devens to see Cabot on the way down. Later, I took the car down to the repair shop - as the shaft & bearing were broken. At the Episcopal Parish House there was a meeting of Public Health workers of the County, to discuss the possibilities of cooperating & organizing with the Red Cross, for a larger field of work & workers. Miss Mary Gardner spoke then & also in the afternoon - in an appeal for the public health work. Miss van Patten & Miss Wakefield gave outlines of their work among others, & all was well & clearly expressed.
     I met Mr. Moffit to talk over plans for camp etc - & made beginnings at least toward a settlement of ideas.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Kashima Maru Passenger List

When my grandfather, Merrill Haskell, went to Vladivostok, Russia in 1919 he sailed out of Seattle on the S.S. "Kashima Maru". He saved a copy of the passenger list, which provides details about the ship, the itinerary, and a list of the passenger. He is listed as a Saloon Passenger on page 4 as "Haskell, Mr. M., New York, N.Y.". The others he was traveling with, include "Norwood, Mr. R., New York, N.Y." on page 5 and "Wood, Mr. E.P. and Mrs., New York, N.Y." on page 6.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Book of Dates (1932) - Post 8

[Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell Book of Dates, continued]
[Entries entered in the order they are written, which indicates they were probably written after the fact. Some entries entered in pen and others in pencil]
In Brattleboro
April 30               Aunt Molly passed away
July                     Wild River NH
June                    The Forks MH [Merrill Haskell] & I
July & August     At Aunt Molly's house, children, Cousin Ellen Robinson, Kath Tarbox, Teresa, Mrs    Curtis, Uncle Will, Goodhues
September          Owen at Oakdale School in fall
Jan 30                Connys & Franks to supper
[Jan] 31            Gulick - Halny to dinner
Feb 4                 Gulicks & Mrs Robinson here
[Feb] 5             Mrs Bind here to supper with Gulicks
[Feb] 21           To Connys for dinner
[Feb] 29           Brattleboro
[Feb] 20           Called on Merrills with Owen & Lucy
Mar 1                Mr Allan Butterfield died
[Mar] 31           Eva Tracy to lunch with grandchildren
Apr 14               F_____ Gulick & Franks to dinner
July - Aug         Pony rides    Church Fair July 12, July 4 Uncle Will to Yarmouth, Lomards July 21 with Shirleys,   Newfane Field Day July 22, Elizabeth Marshall to lunch, A. Fisher July 8
May 5 + 6       Boston
May                Nelly Hurlbutt here from Occ[upational] Ther[apy] School

Junior League meetings
Mrs Little here
Joined Col Dawes

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Eliphalet Woodman

Cemetery: Lower Cemetery, New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine
Photo Date: 18 May 2008
Subject: Eliphalet Woodman
Transcription: In/memory of/Eliphalet Woodman,/who died/April 23, 1802/AEt. 21.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Grace Ware Holbrook Journal Entry - Post 10

June 5th [1918]
     Miss Lubovitsky, Michael & I went to the village for various errands - while I was at Mrs Cavanaugh for a shampoo, Miss Lubovitsky & Michael were at Hanrahans [?] looking at dresses, etc.We reached home just in time for lunch - Michael drove for the second time and did very well, and Miss Lubovitsky said nothing to distract attention, inspite of its being a trial lesson.
      Miss Lubovitsky's dresses were tried on in the afternoon, with remarks from all as to their suitability. Later, Michael and I played tennis for a short time before going to meet Mr. Barrows and Mr. Merrill. On the way down, while Michael drove the car, the thrust bearing of the gears broke and we had to leave the car at Mosher's Garage, & join the others in their car to go up the West River. Michael talked of Russian customs, court occasions, friends, home and many other things, while we sat in the back of the car. Mr. Merrill's farm was beyond Staubbach Falls - past isolated farms and gateways - in fact at the end of the roadway. The country is very wild and beautiful about there and quite fascinating. The time passed rapidly & as the farm is about nine miles from Brattleboro, it took some much longer than I supposed it would. We had at 9.30 dinner, and the others had only just finished as they waited a long time for us.

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