One reason why I collect postcards is that they reflect the geographer in me. Once upon a time I studied geography – at Middlebury College in Vermont and then on to graduate school at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois.
Here are some postcards of Skowhegan Maine – a place I visited in the summer of the early 1950’s – a visit to a friend and her family who had a summer cottage on a lake there. I took the train from Boston to get there. So far as I know the friends (twins) I visited are still alive but their parents and older sister are no longer with us.
This card would pre-date my visit in the 1950’s.
I am familiar with Lake Winnepasaukee in New Hampshire and its cold water. And I am also familiar with Manchester Connecticut.
I purchased this image online thinking it was a postcard but no, the reverse side was truly just gray cardboard.
But I am still pleased with my purchase.
The transfer of information for my 8th Grandfather Capt. Matthew Beckwith Sr didn’t work. What next?
I could copy the information manually.. I think I’ll try that.
Capt Matthew Beckwith Sr
8th Great Grandfather
Birth Sept 22, 1680 Pontefract, Yorkshire England Parents Thomas Firth Gillian Beckworth and Anne Dynley
Arrival 1635 Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
Marriage 1637 Hartford Connecticut to Elizabeth Mary Lyne
Birth of daughter Elizabeth 1647 Elizabeth Beckwith 1647-1722
Death October 20,1680 in New London Connecticut when he was 70 years old. He died in an accident. A jury decided “He came to his death by mistaking his way in a dark night, and falling from a clift of rocks”
His occupation was Ship Owner and Planter
I am trying to transfer some genealogy information to my word press blog. I have information from Ancestry.com on Capt Matthew Beckwith Sr my 8th Great Grandfather.
Now we’ll see if the above reference works.
Fascinating family story. It has similarities to my own.
The Trumbull House has been sold. From what I understand, the new owner plans to create nine one room Studio Apartments in the main house, two more apartments in the barn and to add on to the Little House to form a home for his family.
I will be devoting at least the next few weekends – maybe many more – to a Memorial of the house that has been an anchor for my family for almost 100 years and to the people who made it a HOME.
I find it especially hard to decide what to post because I have been writing about this house and the people who lived there, daily, for almost 9 years. Do I want to focus on the individuals – special events – everyday events – pictures – I just cannot decide which direction to choose. This weekend I am going to focus on…
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