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Trowbridge Family History

After the Norman Conquest of 1066, there was a wave of migration to England which also brought the name Trowbridge. The surname was derived from the Old English word for wooden bridge, according to House of Names.  Click to learn more about the family history. Initially, I always check the site to see what information they have. Five hundred fifty seven thousand historical documents is quite a bit of information to sort through. With 80,000 birth, marriage, and death […]

Minnie Pearl Winton

The 1910 United States Census tells me that Minnie Pearl Winton lived with her husband Moris G. Buchanan (Maurice Grant) in Illinois at the time.  He was 26 and she was 19 years old, they were newly weds.  It confirms that they lived in Avena, Fayette, Illinois and that Minnie was born in 1891.  Both spoke English and both were able to read and write.  They did not have children at this time. According to the 1920 United States Census, […]