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#5950079 - 07/14/17 01:55 AM Born in the 1800's
rchell Offline
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Registered: 07/30/15
Posts: 203
Loc: South Alabama
I remember my great grand mother who was born in 1884 and died in 1962, I was 9 years old. Any one else remember the old, my great grandmother would not listen to the radio or watch tv, she never cut her hair and it was near her knees when not rolled up and tied.


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#5950080 - 07/14/17 03:14 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
Caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 32
Loc: AK, Northwest Arctic Borough
My Father in law was born 1903, my wife 1969,(14th of his 15 kids, 5 with his first, 10 with his second wife) his parents were "just getting grey when they had Koksiiniq" (youngest of 5, died in 2007 at 104 years old.)according to an interview with a lady who knew and lived close to my wifes grand parents, and was a best friend to my wifes auntie Aktuk. In the 1910 census they were both given "Christian names" when the Friends Church did the name collecting and counting, and listed as born 1860.


Edited by Caribou (07/14/17 03:15 AM)
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#5950087 - 07/14/17 04:39 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
Sshaffer Offline
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Registered: 05/06/17
Posts: 42
Loc: West Virginia
When I was about 8 in 1965 there was a lady that was about 90 that lived next door to a friend of mine. She had been married to a man who was much older than her who had fought in the civil war.

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#5950135 - 07/14/17 06:43 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 670
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I only got to meet one great grandparent, my paternel grandfather's mother. She was born in 1890, near Commerce, GA (along with most of that side if the family) but moved to Abbeville SC before my grandfather was born.

Even as a kid I thought it was so cool to have a speak with a link to the previous century.

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#5950138 - 07/14/17 06:44 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
tomahawker Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 913
Loc: ohio
Great grandpa born in 98. Lots of stories farming with horses.
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#5950139 - 07/14/17 06:45 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: Caribou]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 670
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Caribou
My Father in law was born 1903, my wife 1969,(14th of his 15 kids, 5 with his first, 10 with his second wife) his parents were "just getting grey when they had Koksiiniq" (youngest of 5, died in 2007 at 104 years old.)according to an interview with a lady who knew and lived close to my wifes grand parents, and was a best friend to my wifes auntie Aktuk. In the 1910 census they were both given "Christian names" when the Friends Church did the name collecting and counting, and listed as born 1860.


Is your FIL still alive? Have a copy or a link to that article.

I can barely imagine living till 60 up there but 100....WOW!

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#5950144 - 07/14/17 06:58 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
harleydparts Offline
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Registered: 04/16/13
Posts: 1101
Loc: east TN, USA
My grandmother was born in 1896, passed on in 2001, her mind was strong till about the last six months of her life. My grandfather was born in 1900 and passed on in 1989, strong mind till the end. The stories of every day life were fascinating. Of course in about 30 years my grandchildren are going to be telling their friends 'My papaw was born in 1959, the stories of every day life were fascinating '.

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#5950149 - 07/14/17 07:06 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
Jonesie Offline
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Registered: 08/08/07
Posts: 658
Loc: Monroeville NJ
My grandfather on my dads side was born in WV 1898 moved to Oklahoma in I think 1908/09. My grandfather on my mothers side was born in NJ 1907. Both quit school in the 8th grade to provide for the family. Both was men that could do anything. They could sit down a figure things out, think on things and come up with solutions, Both was hard tough men, yet both was very loving (unless they got made LOL) and Both very humble. Both was always willing to teach me and both told great stories of the early days. I think most of it was true LOL Most of my hunting and trapping foundation based on habits and behaviors came from these 2 man. Although most of the methods they used then would not be approved of today LOL
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#5950166 - 07/14/17 07:30 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 2706
Loc: MI
My grandfather was born in Poland and immigrated on his own at 14 years old to usa Chicago. Stories of running alcohol during probation as well as bring of all things, eggs into Chicago (mafia controlled eggs in to Chicago) that was a differnt time Funny how things once were. His wife, my grandmother, was born in Chicago but had returned to Serbia as a child, told me stories of WWI and about the "luftfisch" that were dangerous and deadly. Airplanes

I miss hearing their stories, another story my grandfather told me was that while digging marrow with a crane, he was told to "immediately bury" the large bones that would sometimes be found in the marrow. He said some where very large

Running booze in southern Wisconsin during proabition got pulled over by sheriff and proceeded to get drunk with him

Grandma had a great fear of water because on her return trip from Bosnia to USA her sister died on the ship, burial at sea was the norm. Sharks followed the ships and she witnessed them devouring her sister when she was dropped in to the ocean

I found a 1931 census on the internet when the internet first came out (before advertisers and big companies controlled the search engines) it was from 1931. Cook county Illinois it revealed things about them that confirmed some of their stories

I really wish I had spent more time asking about the past, for the last three years of my grandfathers life we fished together almost every Wednesday night He was 93 when he died He had his 5th open heart surgery and I visited him in the hospital, he told me he missed grandma (she had died 8 months earlier). I told him " well I always told you that you were to stubborn to die, until you decided it was time" so I said " grampa you go ahead and go see grandma, I will see you again in a few years" he died the next day in his sleep.
I miss that guy
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#5950195 - 07/14/17 08:08 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
seniortrap Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2932
Loc: michigan,USA
My late wife's grandma and grandpa both born in 1885. Grandpa worked on the railroad when he was a 13 year old boy.
He worked the woods as a skidder for $1.00 a day. He had to send the money home. When he got married, Grandma said that's not happening anymore.
Later he worked for Henry Ford in the engine department for model T's. He passed in 1976.

Grandma raised 3 children (one was killed along with a friend by a trolley car) in Detroit. She worked over 60 different jobs in her life.
As a very young girl the family left a farm in the lower part of the state by way of buckboard. When crossing a river, they lost a brother.
She lived to be 102. The last two years was bad after a stroke.

The stories they could tell.
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#5950205 - 07/14/17 08:29 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
TurkeyTime Offline
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 498
Loc: NW MO
There was a story in our rural electric magazine a couple of months ago about a brother and sister here in MO whose Dad had fought in the Civil War. I believe they are in their 80's. Their Dad was young and joined the war at the end. Married a lady when he was in 60's and she her early 20's so the numbers made it what it is.

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#5950209 - 07/14/17 08:34 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
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My father was born in 1893. He died when I was 8 years old, so I really wasn't old enough to distinguish his characteristics from those of younger guys.
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#5950214 - 07/14/17 08:45 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
tjm Offline
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Registered: 11/11/11
Posts: 6250
Loc: SWMo.
All my grand parents were born in the 1800s, I knew 3 of them and quite a few great uncles and and aunts as well as others in their age groups. Of course the stories were often about people they had known in their youth. Mothers paternal grandfather was with Sherman in Georgia and she had many tales about him. Dads paternal grandfather was involved in many of the Civil War battles in Mo. and Ar. and there were stories that he had told that I heard second hand.

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#5950227 - 07/14/17 08:56 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
OhioBoy Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1591
Loc: Ohio


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#5950254 - 07/14/17 09:29 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
tomahawker Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 913
Loc: ohio


Edited by tomahawker (07/14/17 09:31 AM)
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#5950260 - 07/14/17 09:37 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: tjm]
Muskrat Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2931
Loc: Southwestern Wisconsin
When I was a teenager in the 60s living on the river, an "older couple" lived next door. Walt and Ruth Hanson. They were in their 80s. Walt enjoyed telling stories of his boyhood days and in later years watching Lake Onalaska fill up as the dams were being constructed on the Mississippi River. He knew where to fish on that lake as he knew the valleys, road ditches, and hills that were now submerged. When I left for the military in 1970 I never saw them again. But the stories Walt told stuck with me forever.

I shared many of those stories with my students over the years, especially during the aquatics unit, talking about lake aging, and how Lake Onalaska was aging and how I knew this old fella who had witnessed the birth of the lake. I'll never forget the looks on the faces of the kids when I had them do the math to determine what year they were born in.

After the year 2000 it dawned on me the kids I had in class now were all born in the 1900s, and how that might be of significance one day. As I shared the stories over the years 'til retirement in 2010 I would wait for the looks of amazement and then tell them something that really set them back. I said to them . . . if you all live to be "old people", whatever age that means to you, there will come a day when some little boy or girl will find out you were born in the 1900s and then you too will witness the look of amazement on their faces. And you could see that sink in, some more, some less, but they all understood.

Now that I substitute teach mostly in the dead of winter I've shared the story less and less. And now that it's 2017, going on 2018 next graduation date, I'm afraid last year's seniors will be the last class that has more than a few students who were born in 1999. Probably this year none.

And so it goes, eh?

My brother and I worked the typical lawn mowing jobs, but we also ran 800 hooks a day setlining in the summer and trapped in the winter. Fortunately for me there were a couple of older fellas in the area that didn't mind sharing knowledge and techniques. Few they were, as most of 'em didn't share a thing. But the few that did were heroes in my mind, and I watched, listened, learned, implemented, and modified.

I happened to run into the daughter of one of these fellas just this year at the nursing home where Dad resided. She's a volunteer there, and is in her early 70s. We were having coffee and she happened to come in and Mom shared that she had grown up on Brice Prairie. I asked her what her last name was, she shared, and I said Arnie must have been your father. The look on her face was one of disbelief. She said hardly anyone knew of Arnie, and I was one of very few who remembered him at all.

Then I shared the story of Arnie with her, and how this wiry old man was definitely one of my top five heroes in life. Every morning he'd drive that old pickup truck down to the boat landing where he kept this old wooden boat, loaded it with tubs and setline boxes, and rowed out to retrieve his lines on the lake. Couldn't afford an outboard motor, but rowed everywhere on that lake and back sloughs coming in off the Black. Arnie was the only setliner who was patient with me. Shared his knowledge about where the clam beds were to secure bait, how to rig the trotline, and where to set at different times of the season.

His method of rowing is one I picked up and continue to this day. Alternating the oar swing, instead of pulling back on both at the same time, was his technique. And I adopted it, as Dad wouldn't let me use the 9 horse Johnson 'til I was 12. I rowed all over that lake too.

By the time I was finished with the Arnie stories she was visibly moved. She said no one ever told her stories like that. Of course she remembered her father being the fisherman and trapper, but had no idea of him sharing with anyone and the aftereffects.

I treasure the memories of the few "old guys" that took the time to teach me what I needed to know to get started and refine the techniques. I also vividly recall the "old guys" that wouldn't let me near their fur sheds, but that was okay too, as I represented competition, and competition meant less money in their pocket.

It was the faceless ones that educated me on the other side. Those who snapped my traps, stole my traps or cut my setlines or stole our catch, the ones that taught me early in life that there will always be these sorry excuses for humanity, as my father used to collectively classify them.

Appreciate the older ones. They've been there, done that, for the most part. Long before the internet, long before VHS tapes, these fellas learned mostly through trial and error. If you've got one nearby, be patient, listen to the stories. There's gold in there somewhere. Hopefully you'll recognize it when it comes by.
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#5950265 - 07/14/17 09:41 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: tomahawker]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 670
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: tomahawker


Thanks for posting that. Even in the mid-50s was sure a different time. I get the show was hosted by Winston but still got a chuckle out of 96 year old Seymour who could barely walk, being given a can of pipe tobacco as a thank you.

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#5950271 - 07/14/17 09:44 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2903
Loc: Oregon
My grandfather Teodor was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1882 and immigrated to the US when he was 19. He promised his friends he would be back as soon as he had made a fortune. In 1938 my dad (born 1910) went to Sweden and knocked on the door of Teddy's best friend. With tears in his eyes Pers told my dad: "Teodor! You aways said you would come back....and you did! You haven't changed a bit!"
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#5950312 - 07/14/17 10:53 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 12400
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Not much history on this side of the pond compared to the old country.I have pictures of my grandparents on my dads side at their wedding in the early 1900's,on the farm.The farmhouse I visited when I was young was over 300 years old with relatives still living there.Many old farmhouses,pubs etc there over 300 years old with people still living there.The nearby town of Monasterevin has been there since the 7th century.I visited a pub on the north shore of Jersey in the channel islands that was over 1000 years old,the big stone blocks where people walked down into the pub had grooves worn in them from the foot traffic.The large oak slab was the original bar.

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#5950336 - 07/14/17 11:37 AM Re: Born in the 1800's [Re: rchell]
Larry Baer Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 522
Loc: Peoria County Illinois
My grandpa was born in 1885 in Loysville PA. north of Carlisle PA. He trapped and hunted the Susquehanna valley and Sherman's creek that runs into it. I have a picture of my Great Grandpa with a bunch of rats on the back of a wagon around 1900. He hunted until about 1968. He said he never liked trapping because his dad always made him pick up the rats out of the water. When he was a kid he and his two brothers would go out and pick up chestnuts and then when they had a wagon full he would ride with his Dad to Harris burg and they would trade for oyster for Thanksgiving. They hunted for their food - it was not like now. They had a spring house with pork, eels and fish preserved in it and they hung salted pork in the eves of the house in the attic. My Dad said he stayed in their house when he was a kid around 1939 and they had a walnut tree that dropped it's nuts all night long on the tin roof that kept him awake. My grandpa lived to be 102 and died in 1987 at home where he lived with us.

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