Tagged: Milton

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Ghost Stories from Childhood

My eldest son, William, is fascinated with ghosts, and not just because of Halloween. His ghoulish obsession actually began last year when he played with some old Ghostbusters toys, and grew after his great...

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Homer Hagenbuch’s Scrapbook, Part 1

Sometime before 2005 my father, Homer Hagenbuch’s (b. 1916), sister, Ellen Hagenbuch (b. 1926), presented him with a scrapbook filled with a few photos, lots of newspaper clippings, and several old postcards that their...

Limestoneville School Class Photo 1911 Detail 1

School Picture Day

An important day in the calendar of public school life was “picture day.” Having taught elementary school and serving as an elementary principal, all told for 35 years, that special day was filled with...

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Mother’s Day: May 10, 2020

The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908. It was initiated by Anna Jarvis as a memorial to her mother in Grafton, West Virginia at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church. A campaign was started to...

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The Mysterious Peter Hagenbuch

When I was about 13 years of age, I began my journey of learning about and researching our family history. I had a copy of the family tree which William Hagenbaugh of California had...

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The Grandfather They Never Knew

Recently, there have been several articles written about Hiram Hagenbuch (b. 1847, d. 1897). Dying as he did, at age 50 due to typhoid fever, there has been little information to pass on to...