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hyde park girl scout
RE: Helen Fink
Hello Leslie,
We have the date of wedding it is: Mr. & Mrs. Fink were married on June 14, 1919 Will tell them to try Yonkers. Thank you for your help, and good luck on getting your place fixed.
Added by hyde park girl scout on Oct 13, 2015 2:44 PM
hyde park girl scout
Helen Fink
My mom is working on a project for the hyde park historical society. They were wondering if you knew where Helen was married? They have a recording of her from the 70's and want to add her bio.
I put up a wedding picture of her on her memorial.
Added by hyde park girl scout on Oct 10, 2015 5:47 PM
Bill Guion
RE: Dr. John Gray Blount
Thank you for the clarification. There have been several people in my family tree lately where the available information has been contradictory. You have eliminated the frustration on Dr. Gray, and I appreciate it.

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Added by Bill Guion on Aug 30, 2015 12:27 PM
Bill Guion
Dr. John Gray Blount
Find A Grave Memorial# 25558828

In the text for the memorial, it says "John Gray was the only son of Dr. William Augustus and his wife, Katherine (Masters) Blount.

But near the bottom of the page five siblings are listed, including Samuel Masters Blount and William Rodman Blount.

Should I assume that the earlier text is in error?
Added by Bill Guion on Aug 29, 2015 2:25 PM
Thank you for suggestion on my mother and grandmother's records regarding spelling of last name Lackie/Lackey. It is actually spelled both ways on legal records. Half siblings spell one way, half the other, too.

Thank you.
Added by Carol on Aug 09, 2015 4:48 AM
Gary O. Green
Judge Stephen Bragaw
Here is a biography that might be helpful. In addition, he was the first president of the North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

Stephen Cambreleng Bragaw was born in Washington, North Carolina, February 22, 1868. He was the second son in a family of eight children whose parents were John Goldsmith and Ann Cambreleng Hoyt Bragaw. He died in Washington, January 8, 1930.

His father, John Goldsmith Bragaw was born on Long Island and came to Washington in 1857. The Bragaw family was descended from Bourgon Bracard, a French Huguenot. The family was a distinguished one and many were prominent in the Cause of Independence during the Revolution. John Goldsmith Bragaw was connected with the transportation companies in and around Washington. His wife was Ann Hoyt, the daughter of Henry C. Hoyt and granddaughter of Eli Hoyt, one of the largest merchants of this area before the óCivil War.

Stephen Bragaw grew up in Washington after the war when the town was fighting to restore itself and the wealthiest families were reduced to comparative poverty.

He attended Trinity School at Chocowinity for a year then secured an appointment to the Naval Academy of Annapolis but did not accept. He later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three years. He worked and saved and borrowed in order to secure his education.

When he left school, he taught at Pollocksville in Jones County. From 1889 to 1891 he taught at Newbern Collegiate Institute.

In 1891 at the summer session at the Univesity Law School he completed the full law course in two months and ten days. In that same year he was licensed to practice law and began his practice in New Bern where he was elected City Attorney in 1893.

He married that year Maude Haywood Amyette of New Bern. The following year he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, as President of the Gilbert Elliott Collection Company. After a year he returned to Washington in 1895 due to ill health.

He served as Mayor in 1897-8, as City Attorney from 1900 to 1906, as County Superintendent of Schools 1902-03, and as State Senator from the Second Senatorial District in 1904. In

1912, Governor W. W. Kitchin appointed him Judge of the Superior Court from the First Judicial District; he was elected for the full term but resigned in 1914 because of his health. He resumed the practice of law in his home town. He had partnerships with Collin H. Harding, Hallett S. Ward, and Small & McLean.Later he became a consulting attorney for other lawyers
Added by Gary O. Green on Jul 30, 2015 9:31 AM
Caroline Heinitsh
You have so much good info on this lady and you are related to her. I am not; my interest in her is because she is buried in a cemetery I completed. Thought you'd like to have the memorial so you can add what you feel is appropriate. I would appreciate it if you would leave the obit, though. Keep sending info-I'm always glad to get it.

Added by Anna on Jun 28, 2015 1:11 AM
Laura Gulick #95960361
What is your source for her birth location of the City of Raleigh? Thanks, LG
Added by LostGeneration on Jun 22, 2015 6:32 AM
Julie Truax Ballard
Mary Elizabeth Woolslayer Kistler
Hi, I received your message. This Mary Elizabeth Woolslayer was the daughter of James Woolslayer and Elizabeth Barney. The Woolslayer family is quite big and there must have been two Mary Elizabeths.
Added by Julie Truax Ballard on May 04, 2015 10:17 AM
walley morse
Howard Gibson
WOW you do get around. Thanks for the update on Uncle Howard. I will make those corrections. And just a great THANK YOU for all that you do. Walley Morse
Added by walley morse on Apr 18, 2015 6:53 AM
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