Saturday, February 26, 2011


My apologies, folks. I have to take an indefinite blogging vacation. I will be back, hopefully soon.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wrong Grave

Here is a story in the Dayton Daily News this morning that represents how serious miscommunication might happen during times of mourning. Until I read the whole story, I was hesitant to write this post (yes, I am biased).

I have already written what are my two cents. That will be published tomorrow morning. I'd like to hear what you have to say without my bias being included.

I should add that I do not know any of the persons involved personally and that I have nothing to gain or lose regardless how the end result is decided.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Uncle Moses

Here is another episode of Celebrating Ancestors. My Uncle Moses HARGROVE is shown here with his girlfriend, name unknown. To the best of my knowledge, Uncle Moses never married nor had any children. He was the third child of Oliver Turner and Clara (DUNCAN) HARGROVE. This uncle is the one I know the least about. Born 13 Feb 1923 in Georgia, died 12 Jul 2004 in Los Angeles, California. I do believe that Uncle Moses was in the CCC with Uncle James and that he moved to Cleveland when he left Youngstown. I believe that he also lived in Chicago. Looks like he may be the few of my ancestral family members that liked big city life. I specify ancestral family members here because I do have 1st cousins that live(d) in larger cities. So I just want to specifically say that he would be the few of previous generations, preferring larger cities.

I have been able to determine that he and neither of his brothers ever lived on Myrtle Ave. That means they were all grown and gone.

Note to descendants: if you ever happen to find the book I hope to write, you will find there two other tidbits that I prefer to not publish here.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Recent view, Hawkinsville Georgia

Recent view, Hawkinsville, Pulaski, Georgia

The Lovejoy Company Dry Goods building???

Northeast corner of Commerce and Jackson Streets. I have determined that this building to the far left, is the same building as The Lovejoy Company Dry Goods building was in 1908 on Main Street facing south. See my previous post Lovejoy Company.

The actual street address is undetermined at this time. I used Google Streetview to find this current street location and used the adjacent buildings to determine this is the same one. I did use the Steve Morse One Step to attempt to determine if what was Main Street is now Commerce Street. Evidently Hawkinsville is not a large enough city (>25,000) to have been indexed. Next steps:

1. Contact the local public library and historical societies to request they verify my findings and see if they have any more information. They would also be verifying that what was Main Street is now Commerce Street.

2. Ask the library and historical society what business currently occupies this building and what is the address.

3. Attempt to find if there are any other LOVEJOY or STEWART families in the area. That would most likely be white LOVEJOYs and black STEWARTs.

After I have found answers to those questions, determine some more next steps based on if my determination is correct. If incorrect, ask the library and historical society if they can assist me to the correct location of The Lovejoy Company Dry Goods building and if it still stands.

Giving credit where credit is due, thank you to the author of the Jigsaw Genealogy blog for providing the inspiration to take these next steps. See the Services page regarding Pictures.

288 words. I better get moving, I have 5712 words to go.

Monday, February 7, 2011

AOL to Acquire Huffington Post

AOL acquires Huffington Post

If you aren't familiar, this is where Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak publishes.

Read about the acquisition on CNN.