RaymondFranklin Bass

AncientFaces Member since Aug 01, 2015

About: Retired and uninteresting. Researching Cards and Family of Francis Walker 1777-1839 and Olive Sipperly/Shippee 1779-1840 whose daughter, Clarissa Walkler 1817-1859, maried William Peleg Card 1811-1878 of Pownal. Have traced Cards thru William Card 1710-1784, Pownal, VT to Rhode Island, and on to England and a John Cardy 1542-1647. Looking to more fully confirm and add data (always.) Esp Wm Card as a Loyalist in the Battle of Bennington and any early Card photos that I can get my hands on ... esp of Franklin W. Card 1844-1898, Vet of the 49th MA and 57th MA. I know what his 2nd wife, my great grandmother, RACHEL CORBIN, looked like --- I'd like to eye-ball him. He is a very intetesting character. Far from an angel (his own son shot him in 1895), he was a war hero in the worst of wars -- and despite the aforementioned family spat, he was not disowned by his family. Like my father, I carry his name.

Researching: Jordan, Graham, Francis, Walker, Bowers, Warner, Glenn, Card, Green, Corbin, Whipple, Bass, Dean, Briggs, Shippee, Glynn, Macleish, Homer, Boulger, Michalenko, Sipperly

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This is a cropped photo from a book entitled: NORTH ADAMS MASSACHUSETTS OFFICIAL SOUVENIR BOOK OLD HOME WEEK SEPT. 5 TO 11, 1909 Issued by the Publicity Committee of North Adams ... It is Not Copyrighted ... 170 pages in but unnumbered, this photo appears among others on what would be page 106. It is available for downloading on the internet.
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RaymondFranklin Bass loveconquers29192, I am interested. I do not know how too contact you through this forum. rbass
Feb 09, 2010 · posted to the story From The Little Big Horn To Project Gemini
RaymondFranklin Bass The alternative is nearly subsistence wages with virtually no opportunity for advancement. I'm one of those die-hard union members -- I'll take ha! everytime. rb
Feb 09, 2010 · posted to the story I Heard Uncle Art Sing
RaymondFranklin Bass There is no way to accurately determine either the rate of alcoholic consumption, or deaths resulting from that consumption, during Prohibition. I don't doubt that, in terms of absolute numbers, we currently have more of both than we did 80-90 years ago --- but then, we have double the population in this country now. The fact that Prohibition wasn't 100% successful never entered into my thinking. Nothing, and certainly no Law, is or has ever been completely successful. Let me tell you what did enter into my thinking: 1. The root cause, the linchpin, of the rise and growth of organized crime (which continues to this day, despite what the FBI is telling us) was Prohibition. Think of the mayhem, the pain, the bloodshed, laid at the feet of the Mafia and other organized criminal organizations. They were, and are, everywhere. I am not claiming that Prohibition created criminal gangs, but it allowed them to rise to heights of efficiency and power that would not have been possible without it. This was and is an enormous factor in our lives and the lives of all those who lived during the last century. 2. In part, we have become a nation of scoff-laws as a result of Prohibition. For a half a generation, all segments of society in this country were engaged in violating the law (segments, not all people.) They knowingly and willingly did so. During that half-generation, three generations participated: grampa and gramma, mom and dad, and their sons and daughters. 3. The numbers of people that were maimed, blinded, or killed (make that murdered) by poisonous ‘bathtub gin’ are incalculable. All to make a buck. 4. Which is another lesson reinforced by Prohibition. We may never rid ourselves of the effects from the above. *** When you compare the benefits gained as a result of Prohibition against the harm inflicted, Prohibition was a failure. The Temperance Movement sought to eliminate the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages because it did not truly believe that there was any other way to eliminate the evils of what they called John Barleycorn. They were wrong -- or should I say that they were not 100% successful ? Nonetheless, this nation is far better off because of their efforts than it would have been without them.
Feb 09, 2010 · posted to the story Sometimes A Sweet William Is A Stinking Billy **
RaymondFranklin Bass Thank you........ You know, when my mother was researching the family history more than 40 years ago, (her notes have been lost) she found a murderer. He killed his bride of about a week. She was a circus or a carnival performer, as I remember it, and he became infatuated with her. He was very contrite, but could supply no reason for his deed. They hung hm. I haven't found him yet, but I'm keeping both eyes peeled..... (Ouch... ! it hurts just to say that....) rb
Feb 09, 2010 · posted to the story McGee Gets His Comeuppance