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Friday, November 11, 2011

Sepia Saturday 100. A special celebration




Congratulations Alan on this milestone in the progress of your
Sepia Saturday 
hit.

My gratitude to you and Kat for your work on this, as It has definitely kept me on my toes in the field of genealogy and study of my ancestry.

My submission today is one that I have recently acquired and truly represents, for me, the benefits and the perfect SS. subject.
John Tobin
Paternal Great grandfather
From the News Leader of Springfield Ky.  Feb 18, 1915

Mr. John Tobin died at his home in the country last Friday (Feb 12, 1915) after an illness of several days of Acute Indigestion. He was 67 years of age and was born in Ireland, being the son of the late Patrick Tobin. When he was quite young he came with is parents to this county where the family lived in New York for several years after which they came to Kentucky. 40 years ago (1875) Mr. Tobin was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Fitzgerald a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs David Fitzgerald. After his marriage Mr Tobin and wife went to Indiana to live and continued his residence there until sometime after the death of his wife Maggie.Later he returned to Ky. and settled in Washington County where he resided until his death. He married the second time, his wife being Miss Lizzie Oliver who survives, Mr. Tobin was a successful farmer and stock raiser and a very worthy citizen of the county. He was always held in highest regard by all who made his acquaintance and in his death the public has lost a valuable citizen. He is also survived by the follow children: Mrs. Patterson of Louisville, Mrs. Irvin Mann of Marion County and Will Tobin of the US Army, Mrs. Will Buckman, Mrs. Albert Rudd,(my paternal grandmother), Miss Mattie Tobin and Messrs. John and Hugh Tobin of the county. Funeral services were conducted at St. Dominic Church by Rev. Father Hennessy on Monday morning and burial was at St. Dominic Cemetery.

I remember my grandmother Ella Tobin Rudd telling us of the trek from Indiana to Kentucky in a covered wagon and their experiences with the Indians along the way.
My gm, being the oldest daughter became the caregiver of her siblings.

I remember Aunt Lizzie Tobin in her late years while I was a young girl. It was not until now that I learned where she fits in my family tree.
Today I am grateful for the resources to find ancestry records abound all around me.


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22 comments:

Postcardy said...

It must have been fascinating for a young girl to hear a first hand account of a covered wagon and Indians.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Neat history and great photo.

Darryl and Ruth :)

tony said...

The Real Wild West.Hard To Imagine His Life ....[the trek from Indiana to Kentucky in a covered wagon and their experiences with the Indians along the way.]....wow.His Life Was The Real Deal.

Little Nell said...

How lovely to be able to hear those real stories from the past from the people who actually lived through them.

Rudee said...

Acute indigestion? Interesting diagnosis and a great story altogether.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Exactly what I thought Rudee, If that is the case I could have died years ago before I got my GB out.
LOL
QMM

Karen S. said...

Oh what great family stories to hand down throguh your generations...long live our family's history and the retelling of it all! What lovely flowers in your header photo!

Kristin said...

I was thinking appendicitis perhaps. That is a good photo you have of him.

Janice said...

Interesting post and a very nice picture of your great grandfather.

Christine H. said...

I wonder if it was actually a heart attack misdiagnosed as indigestion. So interesting to imagine traveling by covered wagon.

Nancy said...

What a life your great-grandfather lived -- coming to America from Ireland, then moving again to Indiana, and back, AND travelling by covered wagon. That was a tender obituary. It seems that many genealogical records are becoming easier to find. Congrats on this find!

barbara and nancy said...

I'm always fascinated with these early stories of immigrants. What courage it took to travel across the country in a covered wagon. What adventures they had. So nice that you have that record.
Nancy javier

Bob Scotney said...

Covered wagons and Indians don't have the sam ring when you see them on film or TV. To have heard a first hand account is something special.
Great post, Peggy.

H said...

A super photo of your G-GF and a lovely tribute too. He certainly had an interesting life!

Alan Burnett said...

And that is what Sepia Saturday is all about : a great old image that takes us to some excellent memories bound within a framework of genealogical facts. Perfect for Sepia Saturday 100. Thanks.

Jinksy said...

Makes one glad for modern medical science! LOL

imagespast said...

Congratulations on your genealogical find, and here's to many more! Jo

Pat transplanted to MN said...

A great photo and story...the causes of death back then are amazing, indigestion for several days...wonder what must have been going on.

barbara and nancy said...

Covered wagon and Indians and then to be felled by indigestion!!!
Barbara

TICKLEBEAR said...

Glad you were able to clarify yet another chapter in your genealogy.
:)~
HUGZ

Brett Payne said...

Thanks for sharing your recent acquisition. It's always exciting to add another piece to the puzzle.

Liz Stratton said...

Don't you love it when the pieces all come together! Interesting how often folks forget to mention those second marriages.