The Scales Mound American Legion Auxillary Unit #1058 compiled a list of Scales Mound High School graduate names, and published them in “Scales Mound High School Through the Years 1896-1993”. Graduates from 1924-1945 are … Continue reading High School Graduates from Scales Mound, Illinois, 1924-1945
So I was going through some of my grandmother’s pictures and found a few of me as a child. This was a good reminder to me that not all history is from other generations. It’s good to take a look at your own history.
All pictures taken at the home of Grandma and Grandpa Davis [Spud and Marian (Bohnsack) Davis] in Scales Mound, Illinois. My cousin Dan Davis bought the farm from them in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Last year, he tore down the old homestead to build a new house. The brick is being recycled.
I think my favorite pictures are:
- the one of me as a baby and my hair is sticking out as if I’ve been electrocuted.
- the pictures of me with cats. I’m pretty sure I’m torturing the poor devils with my love and affection.
When I was young, my parents and grandparents listened to Paul Harvey. I enjoyed listening to his stories and I can still hear his voice signing off with the words … Continue reading God Made a Farmer
I found a newspaper clipping of a marriage announcement for my maternal grandfather’s parents Viola Bausman and Percy Davis while going through some genealogy files once belonging to Viola’s sister, … Continue reading Marriage: Viola Bausman and Percy Davis
A few months ago, I was going through some of the genealogy files I received after my maternal grandmother died in 2011. It was an unexpected pleasure to find the marriage announcement for my mother’s paternal grandparents Viola Edith Bausman and Percival Leland Davis. The announcement was in pristine condition, in an envelope addressed to Percy’s maternal uncle James Hicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bausman announce the marriage of their daughter Viola Edith to Mr. Percival L. Davis on Thursday, July seventeenth nineteen hundred and thirteen Freeport, Illinois
At Home after August first Scales Mound, Illinois
This is a picture of my grandfather Stanley “Spud” Davis’ high school graduation class. He graduated from Scales Mound High School, Scales Mound, Illinois, in 1933. The Scales Mound Class … Continue reading Scales Mound High School, Class of 1933
When I was finishing my book, I wanted to include a bit of family history of my grandfather’s first wife, Cleone O’Neill, whose parents were Joseph Patrick O’Neil and Loretta … Continue reading Five Generations of Loretta (Cherry) O’Neil Boyle’s family