52 Ancestors Posts · Critchlow · Yetter

52 Ancestors Week 8 Challenge: Heirloom, Mary Alice Critchlow Yetter’s School Bell

This week’s 52 Ancestor challenge theme is “Heirloom.”¬† The heirloom I immediately thought to write about is my great grandma, Mary Alice Critchlow Yetter’s school bell. Four generations of teachers in my family have been the keepers of the bell since about 1892. Great Grandma Mary Alice Critchlow was born on 8 August, 1871, in… Continue reading 52 Ancestors Week 8 Challenge: Heirloom, Mary Alice Critchlow Yetter’s School Bell

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#Genealogyphotoaday – Great Grandpa Dillard Shipman

#Old Mom adored her grandpa, Dillard Shipman! She described him as a kind and gentle man. Dillard was born in 1871, so he saw many technological changes in his lifetime. During his lifespan, the radio, telephone, and television were invented, and each one amazed him! He had difficulty wrapping his mind around how television worked,… Continue reading #Genealogyphotoaday – Great Grandpa Dillard Shipman

52 Ancestors Posts · John Yetter · Yetter

52 Ancestors Week 7 Challenge: Valentine, a Yetter Love Story

I attribute my love for genealogy to my 2nd great grandfather on my dad’s paternal line, John Yetter. John captured my attention and drew me in. He made me want to find out more about him, and he “hooked” me on genealogy! It’s all his fault that I drive my friends crazy with talk of… Continue reading 52 Ancestors Week 7 Challenge: Valentine, a Yetter Love Story