Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Street Car Named Ortega

Trolley car running down the middle of Main Street – c1910 – Jacksonville, Florida Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/28665 A young man and some friends dropped their nickels in the coin box and hopped on the street car. … Continue reading

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Samuel Abrams – Civil War Soldier

Today marks the anniversary of the death of my paternal 3rd great grandfather, Samuel Abrams, in 1866. In his honor, I thought it best to pay tribute to him by sharing a transcription of an affidavit of one of his … Continue reading

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Happy 133rd Anniversary!

Today, January 20, 2014, marks the 133rd anniversary of James Ball Fletcher and Laura Lee who were married in 1881 in Suwannee County, Florida, by Elder John H. Townsend.  I wrote in a previous post Third Time’s the Charm about the … Continue reading

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