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A Further Look at Proe and Co.

A Further Look at Proe and Co.

In a previous post, I had discovered that my English ancestors went all the way back to Wigan during the Industrial Revolution. Since then, I have discovered a couple more interesting details. As shown above from the The London Gazette, December 26th, 1905, not only were they cab proprietors, but also coach builders and funeral … Continue reading

A Look at My English Relatives: Bate(s) and Proe

A Look at My English Relatives: Bate(s) and Proe

Unlike other genealogy posts, this will have documentation in reverse order. For starters, this post will not begin with Reverend Albert Ernest Bates, but rather his father: Clifford W. Bates. According to the 1940 Census, this is Clifford Bates (from Rhode Island), with his wife, Natalie (from Maine), with his children: Albert and David. They … Continue reading

On My Last Name: Shochat

On My Last Name: Shochat

My last name is with me everywhere I go, notably, although I have attended many political events, I did write out my name in full, when I did not have to. Why? I am deeply connected with my Jewishness.I love being Jewish, and I love my last name. (Again, my Twitter has it spelled out fully!) … Continue reading

A Look at My Newfoundland/English Cousins

A Look at My Newfoundland/English Cousins

My great-grandmother’s mother, Bessie Trimm, had several siblings, including Evangeline Bradley (nee Trimm), Sarah Jane Adey (nee Trimm), John Trimm, and Rebecca Ann Trimm. This is about Rebecca’s side of the family, who moved back to England. Alfred Edward Stephens and Rebecca Ann Trimm While still a resident of Newfoundland, Rebecca married Alfred sometime around … Continue reading

A Look at the Complete Tallied Votes for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, 1970

A Look at the Complete Tallied Votes for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, 1970

During the election of 1970, my grandfather Rev. Albert Bates, ran for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, as part of the old Massachusetts Prohibitionist Party. The Secretary of the Commonwealth, Milford Democrat John “Jack” F. X. Davoren, was  charged with overseeing the Elections Division. My grandfather doesn’t just share one page with former Governor Michael S. Dukakis, former Governor … Continue reading