Lynda Byrne

AncientFaces Member since Dec 22, 2002

About: As the genealogy & local history librarian at Wareham (Mass)Free Library, I am always interested in finding family histories and photos from our area. Some early family names here are: Bates, Besse, Bourne, Burgess, Bumpus, Maxim, Fearing, Swift, Gibbs, and Savery. The early 20th Century brought to our town, many ethnic groups seeking work in the cranberry industry. We are proud to share our history with families of Finnish, Cape Verdean and Italian descent. We must all remember that photographs are more than just faces. They were taken to capture a moment in history.

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Eddie & his trained crow.The photo, taken during a break in England was sent to him 30 yrs. later by an 82nd buddy.
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George F. Ames Jr., Petty Officer 2nd class (cook) visits with his grandfather, Jesse Snell in Wareham, Ma.
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William H. Snell at age 26. Photo taken before leaving home in Wareham, Ma.
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Eddie Ames at Pilgrim Memorial School: Children leaving the outlying village primary schools would enter Pilgrim Memorial in center Wareham Mass. It was...
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Newly married George & Ella Ames, spend a day with her father, Jesse, her sister Grace and Effie & Geo. LaGasse (aunt & uncle). East Wareham, Ma. A wagon...
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George F. Ames: Bridge Academy in Dresden,Maine now houses the town library. The young man in the back row is my grandfather, George F. Ames. Can anyone...
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Victoria J. Westgate Stringer 1849-1916, was the mother of 21 children. She was nicknamed 'Biddy' for her resemblance to a mother hen with her brood. She's...
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1905 photo of Bernice Maria Snell, Elmer Snell, Grace Frances Snell, Esther Louise Snell, and Ella Josephine Snell, Josie & Jessie Snell's Children: This was...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Mackie enjoys her 7th birthday party with her Onset playmates. Her father Jimmy ran the dining room and her mother, Georgianna kept the inn...
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Bernice (Snell) & Pauline Liffers with Esther (Snell) & Eugene Biodeau; Cape Cod or Bust: Heaven knows what they were up to! The sisters(front seat)had just...
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Lynda Byrne The town of Wareham, Ma. has been home to the Bumpus family for over 300 years. John & Jacob, were 2 of the 12 children of Edouard Bompasse, who came to Plymouth in 1621 on the Fortune. In the late 1600s, they and their families settled in what was then Rochester. John owned the large tracts of land that were known later as the 4 Great Sea Lots; land that was inherited by his sons and encompassed what is now the entire center of Wareham. John & Jacob were the owners of several grain and saw mills, having dammed the rivers to provide power. They were responsible for the building of many homes in the town, many of which still stand today. Both Jacob and John died just before Wareham was separated from Rochester and incorporated in 1739. Today, there are hundreds of Bumpus (and Bump) families nationwide who descend from this French Huegonot line.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Bumpus