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TAHS Website Updates for Dec. 2006

Dec 21, 2006

Wow! It sounds so cliche, but WHERE did the year go?
Once again, so many wonderful people have contributed to
this site and made it such a glorious repository for area
history. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Holidays are a great time to dig out those "mystery photos"
when the family is all together. Be sure to have your
archive-safe pens available for everyone to help identify
those old photos.

It's also a good time to gather medical history. Have a
pre-printed form for each family member to fill out and
leave with the family "historian." Use them to compile a
medical history on your family. When making a report, you
don't have to mention names, but rather preface it with "on
the paternal (or maternal) line, (name of
illness/condition) is prevelant - or something to that
effect. We recently discovered a condition that runs in the
paternal males in our family which can be life-threatening
if not treated, but it is not often diagnosed unless the
doctors know to look for it. If found in time, it can be
treated successfully.

Have a wonderful, safe holiday season with your family and
friends. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas (not
intended as a "political statement" - merely a heartfelt
wish from me to you!)

For a direct link to the following new entries, please see
our WHAT'S NEW? page of website:
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm
Dec. 2, 2006 - Christmas in the Country 4pm
Dec. 2, 2006 - Luncheon at Leon Methodist Church 1 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2006 - Sandy Pine Elk Farm - Fresh Cut Trees,
Sleigh Rides, Santa 10am
Dec. 9, 2006 - Prophetstown Annual Candy/Cookie Sale 9am
Dec. 10, 2006 - Tampico Methodist Church Kid's Christmas
Craft Party 2 - 4p
Dec. 16, 2006 - Old Fashioned Christmas Gathering at Asa
Crook House 2 - 4p
NO MEETINGS IN DECEMBER FOR TAHS OR TALRPC!
Dec. 18, 2006 - Martha's Circle 1:30p @ Tampico First
United Meth. Church
Dec 23, 2006 - Last day open for the season for YORKTOWN
GENERAL STORE 9-5
Dec. 23, 2006 - Sandy Pine Elk Farm OPEN HOUSE - VISIT WITH
SANTA 10-5


OBITS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obits.html
Mrs. Mary La Due 1927 - Submitted by Melva Taylor
Glenn Daft 1929 - Submitted by Melva Taylor
Luther J. Bound 1937 - Submitted by Melva Taylor
Velma Richardson 1966 - Submitted by Melva Taylor
Ida May Lane (Mrs. Marvin Hollis) - Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1913 - Hazel May Owens (infant)
1913 - Death of Helmar Weishaar (infant)
1921 - Dorothy Celine Ford (child)
1921- Edgar A LaDue
1920 - Mrs. Kate Ford
1913 - Mrs. Susan (nee Wright) Britt
1914 - Austin T. Foy - Submitted by Les Niemi
1937- Fred France
2006 - Willis Snowden, Jr.
2006 - Leslie Wright
2006 - Raymond Shaheen
2006 - Maurice Blasdell
2006 - Phoebe Lehman
2006 - Carolyn J. Balagna

FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS
Index:
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Family_Photos_Index.html
Added more photos to DOW Family Album - Submitted by Linda
Kolb
Added more photos to the DENISON Family Album - Submitted
by Linda Kolb
Added military documents for Cyrus Whipple - WHIPPLE Family
Album - Submitted by Linda Kolb
New! KOLB Family Album - submitted by Linda Kolb
L. W. Denison (Denison Family Album) - From an 1899 Tampico
Tornado article

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html
2006 Christmas-in-the-Country Royalty
1913 - Cuts Children Off in Will (includes surnames: Dow,
West, Denison)
1913 - Fairfield Union Graduation
1913 - Auto Nearly Kills Kate Cuniff
1921 - F. A. Brewer Receives Appointment
1920 - (Grant Metcalf Family) Receives Memorial From France
1913 -Charged with Murder - Austin Foy and Wife and Mrs.
John Greenman Reported Arrested in Canada I have added
additional information and a link to more details on this
case 8:43 a.m., 12/12/06. 12/14/06: added contact info for
acquiring court records from Canada
1913 - Burke Heirs Lose Will Suit
1913 - Pitney House Changes Hands
1913 - Lights Not Needed on Rigs
1913 - More $ in Autos Than in Hogs
1913 - Straight North & South Road (through Tampico)
1913 - Kenneth Oliver Receives Carnegie Bronze Medal (added
this to existing articles)
1899 - Tampico Public Schools (includes photos and brief
bios on teachers)
1899 - History of Modern Woodmen (includes photos & brief
sketches on charter members)

GIFT SHOP
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Gift_Shop.html
St Marys Year Book (Beautiful!)
Tampico History Booklet (16 pps)

FAMILY HISTORY CHARTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/FamilyHistories_GenCharts.html
Descendants of Thomas Dow - submitted by Lynn & Craig Kolb
Descendants of Alvah HOGEBOOM - submitted by Ron Dugan

MESSAGE BOARD
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
Ellis Island Look Ups
Allen County Public Library
Fred Gerken
Renner
John Kempster
William Maynard
Grant Wendland
Free Access to Immigration Lists
Canadian Census Blank Forms
Blank Census Forms (USA)
Earl & Fred Foy
McKenzie/Foy/Greenman
Love-Adams, Hannah

BIOGRAPHIES (Parentheses indicate where to find them from
the TABLE OF CONTENTS)

P. R. Porter (Bureau Co. 1885) - Requested by Rex
Chamberlain
Seaton Family - Requested by Rex Chamberlain

MARRIAGES/ENGAGEMENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Marriages_Engagements.html
1913 - Sly - Swift
1913 - McKenzie - Gillette

Merry Christmas!
Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
Email: tahs@thewisp.net

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