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30 September 2015

Wordless Wednesday: 1939 Oath of Allegiance for the U. S. Navy

This is from a collection of photos and papers of a deceased family member who was in the US Navy during WWII.

I wonder what the current oath looks like?

1939 Oath of Allegiance


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28 September 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Thomas J HANLON)

During a visit to the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa, I found their library had thousands of registration cards from World War I.  I scanned about 30 of them for names in my family tree (not necessarily related).  I have not found these in any database, anywhere online.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

Thomas J Hanlon was born in Exira, Iowa and was 29 years 10 months old when he was inducted at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa on the 3rd of July, 1918.  Thomas is living at the same address:  1527-33rd, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, as Edward Hanlon, who we talked about a month ago.'

I believe this is the FindAGrave Page for Thomas J Hanlon.


25 September 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Bertha Jumper Carpenter (1897-1984) Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa

Bertha Carpenter was born the 9th of March 1897 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa and died the 10th of August 1984 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

This was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries:
Funeral Card for Bertha Carpenter (1897-1984)
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23 September 2015

21 September 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Thomas G HANLON)

During a visit to the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa, I found their library had thousands of registration cards from World War I.  I scanned about 30 of them for names in my family tree (not necessarily related).  I have not found these in any database, anywhere online.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

This one is for Thomas G Hanlon.  Thomas was born on the 10th of March 1889 in Lyle, Minnesota.  He was inducted at Mason City, Iowa on the 25th of July 1918.

This is the FindAGrave Page for Thomas ( The FindAGrave page might have the wrong place of birth, or it was entered incorrectly on this card?)


18 September 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Henry Otis 'Hank' Milburn (1901-1965)

Henry Otis Milburn was born the 10th of October 1901 and died the 18th of January 1965.
This is from a scrapbook of family funeral cards.
Funeral card of Henry O. Milburn
This is the timeline I have for Henry:
Timeline for Henry Milburn

I have found no children for Henry & Dorothy.  This is his family group sheet:



14 September 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Samuel HANLON)

During a visit to the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa, I found their library had thousands of registration cards from World War I.  I scanned about 30 of them for names in my family tree (not necessarily related).  I have not found these in any database, anywhere online.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

This one is for Samuel Hanlon.  Samuel was living in Toledo, Tama County, Iowa at the time of his enlistment in the Regular Army at Ft. Logan, Colorado on the 26th of May 1917.   He was born in New York City.

Camp Dodge Military Registration Card for Samuel Hanlon

11 September 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Mrs. Anne M. Cattern (1897-1982) Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin

Mrs. Anne M. Cattern was born on the 16th of November 1897 and died the 20th of January 1982. Funeral services were at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin.  Anne was the wife of Guy Carl Cattern.

This was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries.
Funeral card for Mrs. Anne M. Cattern (1897-1982)

09 September 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Robert Morris and Mary Mundorf; Saint Paul, Howard County, Nebraska

While researching in Saint Paul, Howard County, Nebraska, I came across this marriage announcement from 'The Phonograph' newspaper.  This is the marriage of Robert Morris and Mary Mundorf.


Transcription: "On Tuesday, May 10th, 1927 at Emporia, Kansas occurred the marriage of Robert Morris and Miss Mary Mundorf both of this place. The wedding ceremony was performed by Reverend Father Hennessey, pastor of the Catholic Church of that city. The bridal couple were accompanied by Tony Janeleuwicz of Loup City, and Miss Josephine Nosal, of this place.

The young couple have resided here for a number of years. The groom is the son of Mrs. Hannah Morris and at the present time he is operating the George Pyne farm, northeast of this city, where he has taken his bride and where they will make their future home. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Mundorf and she has resided in our midst for several years. She is a ladylike young woman and there is no doubt but what she will be a good companion for the bright young man who selected her for his helpmate and life companion.

The Phonograph desires to extend its few words of congratulations and best wishes to the happy young couple on this important event in their lives and we hope they will be happy, contented and prosperous all the days of their lives."

Wordless Wednesday: Carl Elgin (1887-1939) Appanoose County, Iowa (husband of Clara Morlan)

 Carl Elgin (1887-1939) Appanoose County, Iowa (husband of Clara Morlan)

Carl Elgin - Clara Morlan's husband
Pedigree of Carl Elgin (1887-1939)


07 September 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Owen T. HANLON)

During a visit to the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa, I found their library had thousands of registration cards from World War I.  I scanned about 30 of them for names in my family tree (not necessarily related).  I have not found these in any database, anywhere online.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

This one is for Owen T Hanlon.  Owen was living at 1003 Jones St, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa at the time he was inducted at Sioux City on the 1st of October 1918.

This is the FindAGrave Page for Owen.

Camp Dodge Military Registration card for Owen T Hanlon

02 September 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Bluford Morlan

I believe this photo is of Amos Alfred Bluford Morlan.  The photo was found in a box of pictures that belonged to my grandmother Nellie Morlan Milburn.
Bluford Morlan (original has been sent to the Drake Library, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa)

Bluford Morlan's pedigree