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A photo of the Fortuna children at the death of their father. Their father died unexpectedly leaving their mother, who could neither speak or read English, to care for 5 children. She refused to return to Calabria, she wanted a better life for her children.
A photo of Walter Thomas McHugo and family, son John Walter McHugo, wife Kathleen “Kay” Browne McHugo A Family Portrait
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John Walter Mchugo
Dec 16, 1923 - Aug 3, 2010
Tucson, AZ, USA
A photo of Arthur Burton Marcher.... this is his family. He is standing behind his mother. He would have been 11 here.
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Arthur Burton Marcher
May 6, 1889 - May 16, 1969
Cambridge, VT
A photo of Phineas Gage in 1850, holding the tamping iron that caused his brain injury. He was a construction foreman (in charge of blasting) on the railroad, age 27, when an accidental early explosion occurred. The explosion drove a tamping iron (large iron rod, 1.25 inches in diameter) into his head. A large part of his left frontal lobe was destroyed. After the accident, with the bar still in his head, it is reported that he sat up, talked, and walked to a wagon. Sitting in the wagon for the 3/4 mile ride into town, he was seen by a doctor. The doctor said: "When I drove up he said, "Doctor, here is business enough for you." I first noticed the wound upon the head before I alighted from my carriage, the pulsations of the brain being very distinct. The top of the head appeared somewhat like an inverted funnel, as if some wedge-shaped body had passed from below upward. Mr. Gage, during the time I was examining this wound, was relating the manner in which he was injured to the bystanders. I did not believe Mr. Gage's statement at that time, but thought he was deceived. Mr. Gage persisted in saying that the bar went through his head. Mr. G. got up and vomited; the effort of vomiting pressed out about half a teacupful of the brain [through the exit hole at the top of the skull], which fell upon the floor." The doctor removed some coagulated blood, some of the protruding brain, and some skull (bone) fragments, then bandaged his head and cheek. Gage survived but his personality and temperament were changed. Later in his life, some social skills and personal skills returned and he worked as a stagecoach driver in Chile and later as a farmworker in Santa Clara County, California. He died of an epileptic seizure (which was being treated by bleeding) in San Francisco, CA on May 21, 1860 at age 37.
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Phineas Gage
1823 - May 21, 1860
Charles and Cara MacDonald Olds holding the wedding cake made by Cara's sisters, Margaret and Emma.
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Charles F. Olds and Cara Kent MacDonald on their wedding day. Cara's sister, Emma is in the background. Our Wedding Day!
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A photo of Addie Neddo (Adelaide Nadeau). Addie was the wife of David Pombrio
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A photo of Mary Whitman at 224 Grove in Bennington, VT
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Picture found at antique shop (not my family line). Written at bottom - Aunt Abbie Clark. Picture taken at Montpelier, Washington, Vermont.
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This is Pvt. Lodwick D. Underwood at the age of 15 circa 1862, in his Vermont Uniform that was the identifying characteristic of the famous Vermont Brigade (aka the "Old" Brigade or the 1st Vermont Brigade).
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Lodwick Daniel Underwood
Feb 22, 1846 - Sep 29, 1923
East Wallingford, VT, United States
Blanche Cora Carpenter ~ 1930, Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.
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Doris "Dot" Lucy Copeland ~ 1930. Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.
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Doris "Dot" Marjorie Chapman ~1930, Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.
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Myrtle Abbie Codding "Micky" ~ Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. 1930
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Annis Estella Carpenter "Ann" ~ Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. 1930
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Bernice May Crosby "Bunny" ~ Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. 1930
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Eleanor Ruth Dix "Dixie" ~ Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. 1930
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Albertine (Goulet) & Russell Brechin in Barre, VT, USA. Possible Marriage Photo - OCT. 9, 1933
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MY MOM, Alice Barbara (Brechin) O' Hearn - born JUNE 12, 1938 - BARRE, VERMONT. Photo taken circa 1955 at Spaulding High School, Barre, Vermont. **DIED (ALZHEIMER's) in "VALLEY TERRACE" Assisted Living Facility - NORWICH, VERMONT - May 7, 2011... Buried w/Dad in STOWE, VT - "RIVERBANK CEMETERY" Married ROBERT J. O'HEARN (Syracuse, NY - Aug. 12, 1932 - June 22, 2010, White River Jct. VT) - at "Blessed Sacrament (Catholic) Church" STOWE, VT - JULY 6, 1963 ALICE was the 3rd eldest (oldest girl) of SEVEN children born to RUSSELL & ALBERTINE (GOULET) BRECHIN of BARRE VT... She attended "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL" in the mid-50's / then went to "UVM" (University of Vermont / BURLINGTON) as a CLASSICS MAJOR... SHE HAD SEVEN (7) CHILDREN between 1964-1973. ALICE Lived mostly on RIVER STREET - ALSTEAD, NH 03602. She was an ENGLISH / LATIN TEACHER for many years at "GREEN MOUNTAIN UNION HIGH SCHOOL" - Chester, VT.
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Alice "Bertha" Barbara (Brechin) O'Hearn
Jun 12, 1938 - May 7, 2011
Clarence Salls, photo taken around age 18 in Vermont circa 1900
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This is a picture of Joshua Vita Montefiore (1762-1843). It was in the back of a Reader's Digest Condensed book because one of the stories inside made reference to Joshua Vita Montefiore and they gave a small bio in the back with the photo.
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photograph of Belle Woodward, wife of 1. Northrop; 2.Dings
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Anson Felton, born 06 Feb 1825 in Tunbridge, Vermont and died 12 Jul 1897 in Royalton, Vermont.
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Clayton Woodward hauling logs at his father, Ken Woodward's home near South Royalton, Vermont in 1920.
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Mabel Viola (Davis) Geno & Her Sister, Florence (Davis) Palmer in Windsor, Vermont
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A picture of my Grandparents, Victor & Mabel (Davis) Geno
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This is a photo of Split Rock Road, Ethan Allen Park, Burlington, Vt. added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A photo of Lindbergh Day in Springfield Vermont, July 26 1927.
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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Feb 4, 1902 - August 1974
Catherine Jane Stuart/Stewart Hoyt, wife of Timothy Scicles Hoyt
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Photo of Catherine Jane Stuart / Stewart, wife of Timothy Scicles Hoyt, and baby Mary Hoyt taken in 1864 or 1865
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Photocopy of postcard (Original in possession of Douglas Ross, Woodstock, VT) 1906. LOOKING NORTHWEST - Elm Street Bridge, Spanning Ottauquechee River, Woodstock, Windsor County, VT
This photo shows a local politician in Woodstock Vermont voting about a liquor proposal in the 1940's. Before there were fancy voting machines people used ballots and a piece of paper - tallying votes was not much fun! Interesting to note, the first use of paper ballots during an election is believed to have occurred in Rome 139 BCE.
Orlando George Page, Son of Austin Nelson Page and Sarah Lodena Peavy. Born Feb 28 1868 and living in Irasburgh, VT in 1910 census.
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Orlando George Page
Born: Feb 28, 1868
Class picture with teacher, no idea who anyone is in picture. Please let me know if you can identify any as this was in with family pictures from my Grandparents, surnames Standish and Casey.
This is a photo of Charles and Loretta Smollins added by Donna Standish-Ashbery on October 25, 2011.
My 2nd Great Grandfather Thomas Dunn and possibly his son Patrick Dunn
My 2nd Great Grandfather Thomas Dunn (husband of Esther Jane Shippee) and possibly their son Patrick ~ tin type photo ~ circa 1860?
Catherine Kate Dunn Standish is far right. I'm not sure who the other women are.
Grandpa Edward Donald Standish Sr. circa 1915 (abt 15 yrs old) near an antique car.
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