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Ancestor – James Joseph McCaul

James Joseph McCaul was born to James MCCALL and Kathleen Duignan on July 29, 1897.  He was born in Bundorn, County Cavan, Ireland.  I know he had both brothers and sisters, but little has been told about them to me as I collected data. James lived with his wife, Kathleen Murphy, in County Kildare, Ireland.  I know the family owned a pub in the town they lived in.  Eventually, just before World War II, the family moved to London, England.  This always seemed a curious move to me, as I know James fought for Irish Independence.  In London, the family owned and operated 5 pubs.  I have heard many stories about London during the war since my marriage.  My father-in-law was a teen during the war and volunteered as a lookout during … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ancestor, Irish research

Surname – Nelson from Bolton, Lancashire, England

  This Nelson line is my husband’s maternal line.  They have traced their line back to a Richard Nelson in Bolton, Lancashire, England born about 1615.  They had probably been there for generations previous, and stayed at least 9 more generations after that.  I know that my mother-in-law is in touch with the cousin who has traced their line, but I am not sure of anyone else who researches this line.  I am just starting to learn the ins and outs of English research, so it will be a while before I know more than what I have on this line. … Read entire article »

Filed under: English research, Surname Saturday

Arthur Alfred Ellkin (1895-1969) of Buena Vista, WA

Arthur Alfred Elkin was born August 31, 1895 in Brush Prairie, WA.  His father was Edward Eldridge Elkin and his mother was Margaret Elvira Marrs.  They were both from Virginia, originally, and took the Oregon trail out from MO.  Arthur was their 8th child. Arthur Alfred Elkin married Etta Ethel Stonehocker on September 24, 1916 in Buena Vista, Tillamook County, Oregon.  They had 5 children together. Arthur Alfred died on February 20, 1969 in Tucson, Pima County, AZ.  This is listed as the place of death on his SSDI record.  You can link to the Rootspersona Tree here. *Most of the information I have on this line of my family came from my great Uncle Edwin Elkin, Arthur’s son.  I will be working on the sources of this information and inputting it into … Read entire article »

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