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Ghost Town Gal (#46616557)
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kelly sullivan
RE: Absolom Hardin's Diary
Thank you for your research and the information you shared with me. The transcriptions I have read, are well done, however, I was hoping you may have had an idea where the original diary was located or
photos of the original pages, that I might make an attempt at pulling out some of the illegible entries via digital photo programs, working with the light and contrast, etc... I have been fortunate in working with copies of and or photoing, copying older writings and bringing some almost invisible ones to enough clarity we could finally read what was written... thank you again for your kind help, Kelly
Added by kelly sullivan on Apr 15, 2015 1:13 AM
kelly sullivan
Absolom Hardin's diary 1847
Do you know if there are any photos of the original diary available? thank you, Kelly
Added by kelly sullivan on Apr 12, 2015 10:17 AM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
RE: The Oregon Trail
My Young's lost a son, Richard, who fell while trying to climb into a moving wagon. The wheels went over his head. He was 8 years old. I can't imagine what it must have been like for the parents to leave a child behind.

There was a member of the train, Absalom Hardin, that kept a diary of the trip. I have a wonderful cousin who transcribed the whole thing and sent out copies. This is how we learned of Richard's death.
Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on Apr 04, 2015 12:25 AM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
Thank you for your message. We had to be in Salem last week so we stopped at the End of the Trail museum in Oregon City. We had a great time. I hadn't been to Oregon City for decades and my husband and I were enchanted by the town.
Did you see the episode of Who Do You Think You Are with Kelsey Grammer? He was also surprised by his Oregon Trail roots. They showed him among the trail ruts about 35 miles from here. You might find the program on Youtube.
All four of our daughters are adopted. I am so happy you were able to trace your family!
Happy Trails ;0)

Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on Mar 18, 2015 8:57 AM
Rick Foster
James McCluskey at St John's
Found your man the other day. And as soon as I edit the raw image I will upload it. You have been waiting for this one for a while and glad to be of help..
Added by Rick Foster on Mar 17, 2015 7:27 PM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
I left a bit of info on George Luther Boone's memorial page. I love your interest in the Oregon Trail. I am a 5th generation Oregonian and have two main families who came on the trail in 1847 and 1853, the Young's and the Younger's. Later Nancy Jane Young married Nero Littleton Younger and the two families became one big family. Thank you for the research you do!
Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on Mar 12, 2015 10:03 PM
Joseph Papalia
RE: Scott Holden, findagrave memorial 109713108
Thank you for bringing this mistake on my part to my attention. I have corrected it by removing the picture.
Joseph Papalia
Added by Joseph Papalia on Feb 09, 2015 6:58 PM
Bob Marlowe
RE: Abel Stearns' memorial 42662686
You are welcome. That's what we do...
Added by Bob Marlowe on Feb 05, 2015 10:45 PM
Joan Jackson
DUVALL family
Please contact me about DUVALL family.
Added by Joan Jackson on Feb 03, 2015 1:38 PM
Marjorie Elizabeth "Peggy" Lloyd
Found some information on Marjorie Elizabeth "Peggy" Lloyd.

Her real name was Gloria Freeman. She was the daughter of Gloria Gabrielle Freeman of Pennsylvania (Mother later changed name to Dorothy Callison.)Father was unknown and reported to be from Nebraska.(They never married.) Baby Gloria was put up for adoption and was adopted by Harold and Mildred Lloyd when she was five and name was changed to Marjorie Elizabeth but went by Peggy from the the very beginning.

She attended Westlake school for girls then later both USC and UCLA and majored in Art.
Her life with with the Lloyd's was guarded and High but never spoiled. After the kidnapping of Lucky Lindy's son Harold got bodyguards for the children one even taught Peggy how to roller skate.

Peggy was on the cover of Life magazine twice first time was April 20th 1942 and then again on the cover on the cover of the May 23rd 1943 edition.Earning her a title of "Cover Girl." She did her first film apperence in a short called "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No.4" in 1942.

She also was appeared in the 1944 Gene Kelly Rita Hayworth Film "Cover Girl" as the Mademoiselle Cover Girl.

Peggy Married twice first was to Almond Bartlette "Bart" Ross (B: July 15 1953 Died in 1970 don't have a day and month yet.) they married on April 17 1948 after Peggy's 23 birthday. They had a son David Lloyd Ross on May 26 1950 the two divorced three years later.

Peggy became a major apart of the Hollywood social elite and dated frequently she then met Actor Robert "Bob" Patten (Born Oct 11th 1925 Died Dec. 29th 2001 He was in films such as 12 o'clock High and the Airport series.) The union lasted 8 months and when they filed for divorce and during the proceedings Peggy discovered she was again pregnant.

Bob tried to reconcile but Peggy refused and the divorce was finalized in Dec 1956. Peggy gave birth to a second son Robert Patten Jr. on Aug 3 1957.

Peggy never remarried and moved to Newport in Orange County California. She gave a interview for the L.A. Times in 1972 during a series of articles on adoption and how she was searching for her birth mother. It paid off Peggy was able to find her mother the same year and reunited.

Peggy continued to live in Newport and died there on Nov 18th 1986 after fighting Lung Cancer. (burial is unknown will still look.) Got the info from: , and Life Magazine.

Hope this helps with most of the gaps.
Added by Chiefsgirl1974 on Jan 13, 2015 9:14 AM
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