Connecticut

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One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut became part of the Union on January 9, 1788.

In area, it is the third smallest U.S. state (5,544 square miles), but it is among the most densely populated (3,574,097 as of 2010). The name "Connecticut" is from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.”

The state lies in the midst of the great urban-industrial complex along the Atlantic coast, bordering Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island Sound to the south and New York to the west. The state motto is "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" (“He who transplanted still sustains”)

A photo of the sons of Charles Swain: Kneeling Robert Edmund Swain (1858-1915) Sitting Charles Daniel Swain (1853-1927) Standing George William Swain (1856-1928)
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1856 - 1928 1856 - 1928
A photo of Dad, Tibor Nemeth, and the guys back in Bridgeport, Connecticut (he emigrated from Hungary).
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Nov 2, 1936 - Apr 2, 1995 1936 - 1995
Added May 26, 2015 by: David Nemeth
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Mary Frances Robinson, born in Saco, York county, Maine, to Henry A. Robinson and Mary F. ??. Married Emory J. Rockwood, Oscar Byron Greene and Josiah Toms. Picture taken in New London, Connecticut.
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Paul (on the left) and me (Stephen) approx. 1962. This is my favorite picture of the two of us together.
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Jun 29, 1958 - Apr 25, 1981 1958 - 1981
Added Sep 24, 2020 by: Stephen Sardi
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Botton, l to r: Richard Eshner, Janet Bonney Andrews, Lucian Tercyak Top: cousin of Richard Eshner
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Jun 11, 1946 - Aug 28, 1985 1946 - 1985
Added Feb 22, 2020 by: Lucian Tercyak
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This photo was published in the Bridgeport Post (now Connecticut Post) shortly after Paul's accident. His age and address as described were incorrect -- he was 22 at the time, and lived in New Haven.
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Jun 29, 1958 - Apr 25, 1981 1958 - 1981
Added Sep 25, 2020 by: Stephen Sardi
Stephen Sardi
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A photo of 'Fay' Norkus Stopa, sister of the bride Anna Norkus, & groom Stephen Kyer with unknowns. Anna Norkus (1915-1991), daughter of John & Julia Norkus of Stratford, CT, married Stephen Louis Kyer (1915-1993), 25 Sep 1937 in Bridgeport. Photo by her cousin, B.S. Norkus
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1915 - 1991 1915 - 1991
A photo of Peter Olds with his new puppy named Lady.
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Back of photo reads, "C E Trowbridge, Ropling." Photo taken by S. H. Waite of Hartford, Connecticut.
Added Oct 6, 2007 by: Patricia Rock
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This is the back of Paul's previous headstone, in place from April 1981 to August 2020.
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Jun 29, 1958 - Apr 25, 1981 1958 - 1981
Added Mar 11 by: Stephen Sardi
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This is the front of Paul's previous headstone, in place from April 1981 to August 2020.
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Jun 29, 1958 - Apr 25, 1981 1958 - 1981
Added Mar 11 by: Stephen Sardi
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Was taken in 1970s
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Oct 7, 1946 - August 1980 1946 - 1980
Added Oct 14, 2020 by: Amy Bot
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This is the back of the Sardi family headstone. When Paul and I were growing up, one of our favorite albums was 'Dark Side of the Moon' by Pink Floyd. We must have listened to it hundreds of times. One night, in a reflective mood, Paul told me that if anything happened to him, he wanted this verse from the album on his headstone. At heart, he was a poet and for some reason, he found this verse particularly appealing.
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Jun 29, 1958 - Apr 25, 1981 1958 - 1981
Added Oct 11, 2020 by: Stephen Sardi
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This is the front of the Sardi family headstone at King's Highway Cemetery, which replaced the previous one for my brother that had been in place for almost 40 years. The original had his name. the years he lived, and the inscription: "The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want". On the back was a chess piece King with the inscription "Checkmate". After my parents died (in 2016 and 2018), they were buried next to Paul and this stone shows the three of them.
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Jun 29, 1958 - Apr 25, 1981 1958 - 1981
Added Oct 11, 2020 by: Stephen Sardi
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This was Paul taken for his class picture, around 1975. It is a 'picture of a picture' since digital photography did not exist at the time.
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Jun 29, 1958 - Apr 25, 1981 1958 - 1981
Added May 28, 2020 by: Stephen Sardi
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Anna Norkus (1915-1991), daughter of John & Julia Norkus of Stratford, CT, marries Stephen Louis Kyer (1915-1993), 25 Sep 1937 in Bridgeport. Photo by her cousin, B.S. Norkus
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1915 - 1991 1915 - 1991
This was the leadoff photo in an album that Bertha Allen rescued in New Mexico. She asked what to do with it. I offered some counsel, and she kindly put it in the mail and made me its curator. I'll be glad to pass it on in my turn, to anybody with interest and/or a family connection. Some images include cryptic identification; most don't. They appear to date from within yelling distance of the start of the twentieth century. This one bears the logo of its professional photographer in Bridgeport, Connecticut. As I figure out more connections, I'll return to these entries to update them. Barbara Gosse has other Seeley & Warnock portraits in her Smith Marsh Card Burgess tree in Ancestry and suggests that this could be "one of the Burgess boys."
Added May 27, 2017 by: Richard Anderson
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A photo of the hometown of the Mischak family - Collinsville, Connecticut
Added Dec 25, 2014 by: Michael Mischak
Michael Mischak
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Lucille E Austgen Barrett,and her mom Elsie Frieda Reginka Austgen - Deborah Garey Barrett is in the middle: Left is Lucille - She married Marshall Barrett and had 4 children- John, Thomas, Donald, and Cindy.- Right is her mom Elsie Frieda Reginka Austgen, She was married to John Austgen and had 2 children Lucille(Barrett) and Harriet(Gasbarra). Deborah Lynn Garey Barrett is me- the tall one in the middle- I was married to her youngest son Donald Spencer Barrett. This is Xmas 1978 Killingworth Ct. We drove to Ct.from Atlanta to see Lucille and Elsie. I really loved them. Don and I divorced in 1981. He died in 2003. All Barretts and Ausatgens are in Homewood Memorial Gardens Homewood Illinois- and can be found at www.findagrave.com
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Sep 1, 1918 - Nov 10, 1996 1918 - 1996
A photo of my mom ,age 17.
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Added Aug 17, 2014 by: Barbara Warren
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