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Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Mother's Will Made Some People Mad

This is one of the executrixes from the will mentioned in yesterday's post.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Signing My Will and Irritating Some Children

This German native signed her will in 1920 in Quincy, Illinois. A few of her children were not too happy with it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Witnessing That 1798 Marriage

This individual witnessed the father of the bride's letter of permission from a 1798 marriage in Virginia.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Son Can Get Hitched

This is the signature of the father of the groom on a marriage in 1798 in Virginia. Another of my 6th great-grandfathers.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Daughter Can Get Hitched

This signature comes from a 1798 marriage bond in Virginia. Born in the mid 1700s, this individual is my 6th great grandfather.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another Signed the Funeral Book

This individual signed the funeral book for Peter Verikios in the Calumet City, Illinois, area in the 1940s.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Two Fused as One

These two signatures are somewhat difficult to separate out. They come from the same 1948 funeral book from the Calumet City, Illinois, area as did yesterday's signature.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Signing a 1948 Funeral Book in Chicago

This individual signed the 1948 funeral book of Peter Verikios in the Calumet City, Illinois, area. This is one that I don't know who it is supposed to be.

Friday, March 11, 2011

My 1918 Passport

This US government employee applied for a passport in 1918.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I am the Secretary for the Dills Lodge

This signature comes from the same 1913 letter mentioned in yesterday's post. This one's easy too.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Helping out the Neighbor Whose Really Sick

This signature is from a November 1913 letter from the West Point, Illinois Masonic lodge requesting reimbursement for nursing and funeral expenses for a neighbor who needed assistance and didn't have ready funds to pay for it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Self-Employed in Bartonville

This resident of Bartonville, Illinois, was 61 years old and running his own business when he registered for the World War II draft.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Born In Clayton

This 64-year old native of Clayton, Illinois, was self-employed at the time of the World War II draft registration. Might not have been married either as the "person who will always know your address" was a George Rosendale.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Contractor Signs for the Draft

This Missouri native was a contractor working in Alton, Illinois, when he signed his World War II draft card.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Peorian Passport Paper

This native of Peoria, Illinois was thirty years old when he applied for a passport in 1889. Any thoughts on this name?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just What Is That First Letter?

He's no relative of mine, but this 58 year old native of Woodford County, Illinois, was living in Iroquois County when he registered. And while he's not a relative, I've got ones with this first name and ones with this last name.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Got Myself in Trouble During the Civil War

This individual signs a bond that appears in his file in the Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Citizens 1861-1865. Bond signed in February of 1865

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

In Favor of My Assessment

This signature comes from a 1779 assessment petition in Amherst County, Virginia.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Becoming An American in the 1930s

This Greek native signed naturalization papers in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1930s.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Giving Son Some Property

This English native signed a document in Harford County, Maryland in the 1810s.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Witnessing a Relinquishment in 1861

This individual witnessed the widow's relinquishment mentioned in yesterday's post from the 1860s in Indiana.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mother's Relinqishment

This individual witnessed the relinquishment his mother signed in Indiana in 1861 regarding his father's estate. This is the best scan I could get.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wayne County Native Signs His Card

This 46-year old Wayne County, Missouri, native signed his World War 2 draft card in Ogle County, Illinois.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wish He Had Filled Out the Form

This German native applied for a passport in Nebraska in 1909. His handwriting is much better than the person who actually filled out the form.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Returning to Visit my Swiss Relatives

This Swiss native was born in 1862 and obtained his passport in 1922 in Davenport, Iowa. Indicating he was going to Switzerland to visit relations, it was too bad he wasn't specific about where he was born or the villages to where he was going.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

From Denver--to Tioka

This undated postcard signature is most likely from the 1870s or 1880s and was sent from Denver, Illinois, to Tioka (Tioga), Illinois.