A genealogy of the Lake family of Great Egg Harbour in Old Gloucester County in New Jersey : descended from John Lade of Gravesend, Long Island; with notes on the Gravesend and Staten Island branches of the family. This volume of nearly 400 pages includes a coat-of-arms in colors, two charts, and nearly fifty full page illustrations – portraits, old homes, samplers, etc. The coat-of-arms shown in the frontspiece is an unusually good example of the heraldic art!
The Lowell Historical Society of Lowell Massachusetts published 2 volumes of “contributions” to the recording of the history of Lowell Massachusetts at the turn of the century. These contributions were preceded by the contributions by the Old Residents Historical Association of Lowell, Massachusetts. Table of Contents Volume I Bunker Hill, The Battle of, and Those Who Participated Therein from the Towns from which Lowell was Formed, Mrs. Sara Swan Griffin Fiske, Rev. John, by Henry S. Perham Francis, Mrs. Sarah W., by Miss Mabel Hill Lincoln, Abraham, Centennial Anniversary of Introductory Address, Solon W. Stevens Recollections of Lincoln in Lowell
Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.
The founding of Dartmouth College at Hanover in 1769 was an event of great interest and importance to the early settlers of Norwich. Besides the advantages it promised for the convenient higher education of their children, advantages to which they were fully alive, as shown by their liberal subscriptions in land and money to its endowment, the building up of such an institution in the immediate neighborhood created an instant demand for labor and supplies of every kind. The president, Doctor Wheelock, through his Indian pupil, Samson Occum, and other agents, had collected in England and Scotland several thousand pounds
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Margaret F. Erskine died August 9, 1978, at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she has been a patient for four weeks after 5 years of failing health. Born July 2, 1918, in Saginaw County, Michigan, she was the daughter of John and Catherine Brady. On May 1, 1953, she was married at Angora, Indiana to Ray Erskine. Mrs. Erskine was a resident of Wallowa County for the past 3 months. Services and internment were held in the Riverside Cemetery of St. Charles, Michigan. Survivors are her husband Ray of Joseph; a son, George T. Marko of
Marjorie Erskine, 83, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 22, 2005, in Grants Pass at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Her graveside memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward in the Oregon Trail Room of the Rodeway Inn, 810 Campbell St. Marjorie will be interred next to her husband Wayne E. Erskine, who died in December 2000. Marjorie was born on July 25, 1921, at Stuart, Iowa. She married Wayne Erskine on June 8, 1941. Marjorie enjoyed her family and many friends. She was an avid book reader and