Tag Archive: Yearnd

Mar 21

William Henry Yearnd (1883-1948)

Judge William H. Yearnd

William was my grandfather. I originally posted this short biography on my old website, more than ten years ago. I am finally getting around to adding it here. Birth and parents William Henry Yearnd was born ca 1883 in Howell Michigan. I have found no birth or baptism record. His birth and parentage is supported …

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Jan 20

Anniversary January 20, 1951.

My parents, James Austin Yearnd and Marjorie Helen Herrington, were married on this day in 1951. The wedding was held at my grandmother’s home, 703 E. Division, Cadillac, Michigan. The picture hanging in the wall on the right is hanging in my house today. It is an English water color, about 15 x 28 inches, …

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Jul 13

Remembering Dad

I have a bundle of things to do today, but I am barely treading water. The reason is that my father died on July 13, 1979, 31 years ago today. Somehow, that 31 years seems like a long time, but the events seem like they happened yesterday. James Austin Yearnd, Sr., 1927-1979 I remember the …

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Jun 03

Treasure Chest Thursday — Aunt Jane’s Treasures

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesWhen you wish to know or understand someone, it is helpful to consider what they think is important. When my Aunt Jane passed to a better place on 5 February 2002, I was called upon to clean out her apartment. There were other …

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Apr 27

Tuesday’s Tools – Saving an Image from Seeking Michigan

There are a host of professional genealogists who offer tips, shortcuts and tricks to make life easier for the rest of us. Along the way, each of us picks up tidbits of knowledge which help us survive, or at least become our own standard way of accomplishing tasks. Once in a while, when I feel …

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Mar 29

DNA, Another Step in the Search

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy Research

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy ResearchIf you haven’t read about my search for my great-grandfather’s surname, you can find out more here, here, and here. After I found my grandfather’s family, I was thrilled, and did quite a few happy dances, visited the cemetery, got his will …

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Feb 16

Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games Task 4E

Javascript required. Made with WordItOut I used Word it Out to create this graphic which shows the surnames in my family. Somehow, just the names seem very incomplete, so here is a little more. The Johnstons and the Rapiers arrived in Huron County, Ontario from Scotland, where they married. Long and Myers arrived in Ontario, …

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Dec 03

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Service Flag

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesYou may or may not be familiar with the Blue Star Mothers, an organization of mothers of service members. I recently read the history of the Blue Star Mothers, and learned that the group was organized in Flint, Michigan. I am a Michigander, …

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Nov 20

Honoring My Mother

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Mother left us for a better place on June 6, 2007. I was fine for a while, and the not fine, and then fine. I rode the roller coaster of life and found joy in daily routine, family and friends, my garden and my genealogical research. A year ago today we buried her ashes at …

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Oct 22

Jane Johnston’s Locket

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesThis locket was given to me on Christmas, by my Aunt Jane Yearnd Devereaux. Aunt Jane was my father’s sister, her full name at birth was Margaret Jane Yearnd. This note which accompanied the locket describes three items, I will get to the …

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