Monday, October 5, 2009

Family Events ~ October 4 - 10

[Wow, I've been a slug the last week. It's just been SO crazy at work! I know I am late, but didn't want to let this week pass by without posting at least a few family events.]

October 4 ~ This say is marked by the death, in 1985, of my great-grandaunt, Hilda Lena [GRABER] BUPP.

October 7 ~ On this day in 1876 my great-grandfather, Thomas Leopold RITCHIE is born in St. Andrews Scotland. I don't have any pictures of Tom when he was young so I am using my favorite picture of him pictured with 2 of his own sons - the younger boy on the left being my Grandpa, David Ritchie.

This day is also marked by the death, on Tom's 15th birthday in 1891, of his father James RITCHIE in York, Ontario, Canada.

Once again - something I never knew. How hard it must have been for Tom that his father died on his birthday.


  1. i am so glad to have found your site - and cannot wait to sit down and read every word and absorb every post and photo - my own genealogy site is still such a work in progress - but i truly love working on it as i'm sure you do yours - you've lovely photographs and so much history - while i have a bit of history on my father's family, my mother's is missing so much - in any event, just wanted to say hello - and have a great day!

  2. Hi 'cousin x ?' I too have a blog ...well two ... 'Glimpsing the past' is where I put FH layouts and a bit of background ... Shozzys Place is anything but built around my love of scrapping.

  3. Hi Diana, I nominated your blog for the Kreativ Blogger award - you can pick it up at Ancestor Soup! Thanks for some great reading.

  4. I continue to search for my elusive family and devour every bit of genealogy and family history I can find.
    It must have been awful for 15 year old Tom to have always remembered his birthday by the reminder that his father was no longer with him. Thank you for sharing your family with us.
    ~ Yaya

    Yaya's Home


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