Category Archive: Papa’s Ancestors

People from Papa's family

Aug 15

Belle’s Box -3

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This entry is part 4 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 4 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxYou can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which …

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Aug 14

Belle’s Box – 2

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This entry is part 3 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 3 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxYou can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which …

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Jun 21

Belle’s Box – 1

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This entry is part 1 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 1 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxYou can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, was Papa’s great-grandmother. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which are in my possession. I …

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Jun 21

Belle’s Box — Cast of Characters

This entry is part 2 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 2 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxYou can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. This series of posts will center around the items that were in the box. If …

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Jun 20

Belle’s Box

My mother-in-law’s grandmother was a tiny woman named Belle Lamunion. She lived from 1864 to 1948: she was born in New York and died in Michigan. She and her first husband Henry H. Fellows were the parents of either eight or nine children, the records aren’t completely clear. The Lamunion family were apparently close, and …

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Jun 04

Genealogical Breakthrough

I recently exchanged e-mail with a descendant of one of Papa’s dead-end ancestors. That person is a descendant of a sibling of Henry H. Fellows, I’ll call him JB. I had found little on JB previously. He was named in him mother’s pension claim file after his father died at during the Civil War. He …

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May 13

Reunion Time

If you can find Henry H. Fellows, and his wife, Belle Lamunion on your family tree, you are invited to the reunion of their descendants. I once wrote about some treasures in Belle’s box. Historically, Belle’s family “got together”, but sometime later the reunion of what was then the Fellows family, was called a Fenton …

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Aug 07

Small World

M-in-L’s family reunion was last Sunday. To be as specific as she is, “My mother’s family was the one that got together”. M-in-L was thrilled as more and more people drove in. We think there were about 110 or so, but we didn’t have everyone sign in. I guess that’s new for next year. We …

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Feb 15

Soap ends

What in the world do you do with the ends of your bars of soap? I don’t really think there is much soap in the soap. Not so long ago, if you took a bar of soap out of it’s wrapping it would dry out and harden up. I always brought them home and stored …

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