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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

Methuen, Massachusetts

Methuen, Massachusetts

For two years, I also had the pleasure of living in Methuen, Massachusetts, where I had worked a few jobs. Methuen is also the only place in the world, named just that. No other city or town bears this name. According to The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, … Continue reading

Tower Hill, Lawrence

Tower Hill, Lawrence

For twelve years I lived at Tower Hill, in Lawrence, MA, for nearly 14 years. I was close to the Reservoir, and Bellevue and Immaculate Conception Cemeteries. The most distinctive feature though, was the High Service Water Tower, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. According to Municipal History of Essex County … Continue reading

My 9/11 Experience

My 9/11 Experience

I remember 9/11 for a lot of reasons, the same things as many, many others. But there is other things that specifically relate to my family. As indicated several times before, I have a terrible relationship with my family, and I don’t feel upset about this. There is nothing to feel upset about at all. … Continue reading

On the Shakespeare Bust at Beach Street

On the Shakespeare Bust at Beach Street

Someone on Waymaking.com, which according to their website “provides tools for you to catalog, mark and visit interesting and useful locations around the world” has a posting describing this, titled “Shakespeare Bust, 15 Beach Street – Boston, MA“: In Boston, in an area on the edge of both Chinatown and the Theatre District, is a … Continue reading

Of Oskaloosa, Kansas in 1888 and 1889

Of Oskaloosa, Kansas in 1888 and 1889

Although I had originally thought that in Beattie, Kansas in 1899, the city was the first to elect a full council of women plus mayor. I was actually wrong. That honor actually belongs to Mayor Mary D. Lowman of Oksaloosa, Kansas in 1888, 10 years before, who was re-elected with another women council in 1889. … Continue reading

Of Beattie, Kansas in 1899

Of Beattie, Kansas in 1899

On April 4th, 1899, the little Kansas town of Beattie held their election, and the entire election went to women. The most prominent women of the town had decided to run for municipal election that year, women won every municipal office in that small town. According to the Northwestern Christian Advocate, Volume 47: The women … Continue reading

More on the Prohibition Party

More on the Prohibition Party

Just how did the Prohibition Party get excluded from the ballot? Obviously, national trends were a large part of it. This Alcohol Problems and Solutions article explains: The Prohibition Party of the United States was formed in 1869. Before the civil War (1861-1865) temperance groups had promoted voluntary abstinence from alcoholic beverages. That great conflagration had diverted … Continue reading