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Thomas Trask’s horse

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

In a previous post we wrote about Elizabeth Elen Dean and her husband, Thomas Charles Trask.  Both were born in Ontario, but immigrated (along with other Trasks) to the U.S., settling in the Sand Beach, Huron Co, Michigan area.  Thomas was a farmer and the family homesteaded 3 1/2 miles west of Sand Beach.

We found the article below on page 2 of the 5 Sept, 1892 Port Huron, MI Times Herald.

We’re glad the horse was OK.

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More on the Leitchs

In a previous post we wrote about the Leitchs.  Mary Leitch was the great grandmother of Hilda Muriel McEachern, William John Fraser’s wife.  You can read that post here.  You can read more about William and Muriel here.

We were recently contacted by one of the direct descendants of this family who had this additional information to share about the family’s early days in Ontario.

“They settled in Caledon first with several other Scottish families. Caledon is on Niagara escarpment, very rocky land due to glacial debris.  It was not great for farming. They found the Erin area better and it is 1/2 hr further west. They all spoke Gaelic and were members of the Disciple of Christ church which I gather was a Calvinist free church in the highlands. They’re the same family as those listed in the old school house blog in Bingham.”

Ruins of the stone church known as the Erin Centre Church of Christ Disciples in Coningsby, Erin Township as it appeared in 1978. Located on sideroad 17 and the 4th or 6th Line of Erin Township, the church was opened in June 1860 and was the largest Disciples Church in Ontario. It officially closed in 1912.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

We have written several posts about Edmund S. Black, a prominent Michigan lawyer.  You can read find them by using the search feature in the top right-hand corner of this page.

Edmund and his wife, Sarah Etta McKernan Black are buried in Woodland Cemetery in Marine City, St. Clair Co, MI.  Photos of their gravestones are below.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

In last week’s post we shared a bit about Carrie Price Loney from a 1923 Oakland Tribune article.

As we mentioned in that post, Carrie and her husband, Archibald Malcom Loney, were chiropractors/osteopathic/drugless physicians who practiced in the Los Angeles/San Pedro/San Francisco area in the first half of the 1900’s.

Census records track Archibald’s career path from janitor in 1900 to masseuse at the Hot Springs Hotel in Paso Robles, CA in 1910 to osteopathic physician in 1920 to drugless physician in 1930 and 1940.  Both he and Carrie graduated from California Chiropractic College (aka Oakland Chiropractic College), June 4, 1914.  This institution opened in 1913, and they, along with 58 other students, were in the first graduating class.

You can read an interesting chronology of the school here.  Note: Jack Lalanne was also a graduate of this school.

In 1917 California defined a “drugless physician” as a person who was a graduate of a school, the course of instruction of which was intended to qualify the person to practice a physical system of the healing art without the use of drugs or the practice of surgery, except the cutting of the umbilical cord.

In 1918 Archibald and Carrie had offices at 226 Sixth Street, Rooms 9 – 10, in San Pedro, CA.

Archibald and Carrie also had offices in the (W. I.) Hollingsworth Building in Los Angeles.

1919 – Archibald and Carrie were both at 821 Hollingsworth Building.

1921 – Archibald and Carrie were both at 702 Hollingsworth Building.

1923 – Carrie reopened her office at 702 Hollingsworth Building.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

While researching Thomas Henry and Flora McPhee Loney, we enjoyed discovering a bit about their son, Archibald Malcolm Loney and his wife, Carrie Price Chase Loney.  Both were chiropractors/ osteopathic/drugless physicians, practicing in the Los Angeles/San Pedro/San Francisco area in the first half of the 1900’s.  We’ll write more about that soon.

Throughout our research we’ve found that sometimes learning where someone was on a certain date or during a certain timeframe can be the key that unlocks a door to discovering other things about that person and their families’ lives.  With that in mind, we are sharing this  19 Feb, 1923 Oakland Tribune article mentioning Carrie as a passenger in a Pickwick limited stage accident.

Thankfully Carrie does not seem to have been seriously hurt and but was one of those treated at a hospital for bruises.

You can read about Pickwick coaches here.

 

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

Our last two posts have been about Edmund S. Black. You can read those here and here and also read our previous posts about him here, here, and here.

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Edmund died 20 June, 1913. This was just a few months after he had gone to Washington D.C. as an elector of Progressive Party and “deposited” Michigan’s vote for Theodore Roosevelt.

We found this obituary for him in the 21 June, 1913 Port Huron The Times Herald.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

In some of our previous posts about Edmund S. Black (you can read all of them here, here, here, and here) we have mentioned that Edmund was, at one time, a salt inspector – appointed as such by the governor, he held the position for the two years before he entered the bar.

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Truth be told, he had such an illustrious career as an attorney, and was busy with so many other things, that we sort of glossed over that part and didn’t even question what exactly a salt inspector is and why one was needed in Michigan.

Then we found the article below in the 26 Aug, 1911 Port Huron The Times Herald.

The paragraph that caught our attention is the third from the last…

“He is a stockholder and Attorney for the Davidson-Wonsey Salt Co and through his familiarity with the salt situation in this state is often called in consultation with other Salt interests, at the present time representing the salt people in their attempt to abolish the Salt Inspector’s office.”

From our research, we learned that The Davidson-Wonsey Co was located in Marine City (Edmund’s home) and operated two wells at 1,750 feet and 1,900 feet.

Just why the “salt people” wanted the Salt Inspector’s office abolished remains a mystery, but their efforts were successful and the office was abolished in 1911.

Those curious about what Edmund’s salt inspector responsibilities might have been during the two years he held the position may find these State Salt Inspector of the State of Michigan Annual Reports from the late 1890’s of interest.

To read about the history of salt in Michigan go here.

 

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