Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day - Father Tree

Happy Father's Day! My wife gave me this cross-stitch several years ago, showing 12 generations of Haskell fathers from my son back to the first William that came to Gloucester, Massachusetts with his two brothers, Roger and Mark back in 1635. I thought it would make a great Father's Day post in remembrance of all the ancestral Haskell fathers in my line.

© 2011, copyright William C. Haskell

Sunday, June 5, 2011

This Is The Face of Genealogy

Here are some of my true faces of genealogy. 

My great grandfather - Frank Owen Haskell (1863-1931)
my 2nd great grandfather - Alfred Haskell (1817-1906)
my 3rd great grandfather - Amos Haskell (1787-1868)

© 2011, copyright William C. Haskell

Frederick Holbrook - Death Record

I located the death record for my 3rd great grandfather, Frederick Holbrook on (accessed on 5 June 2011). Here is a transcription and digital image of the record.
Transcription (bold text is what is entered into the form):
Full Name of Deceased Frederick Holbrook

Usual Residence Brattleboro [stamped]
If in Hospital or Institution, Its Name [BLANK]
Color White
Age 96 Yrs. 2 Mos. 13 Days
Single-Married [BLANK]
Occupation Bank president
Widowed-Divorced [BLANK]
Birthplace Conn.
Father's Name John Holbrook
Father's Birthplace Mass.
Mother's Maiden Name Lady Knowlton
Mother's Birthplace Shrewsbury, Mass
Date of Death April Month 28 Day 1909
Disease Causing Death Senile Exhaustion
Contributing Disease Bronchitis 91
Medical Attendant S.E. Lawton
Town Brattleboro [stamped]
William S. Newton [stamped] Town Clerk

Source Information: Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data:
  • Vermont. Vermont Death Records, 1909-2003. Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier, Vermont.
  • Vermont. Vermont Death Records, 2004-2008. Vital Records Office, Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, Vermont.
© 2011, copyright William C. Haskell