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|qashqai||William Hastings, your 15th GGF|
William was beheaded by Richard of Gloucester (later Richard III) for his stance on the succession of Edward V. Edward V was placed, with his brother, in the Tower of London and quietly disappeared (died) They became known as "The Princes in the Tower" Shakespeare immortalized this in his tragedy of "Richard III". Some thought Margaret Beaufort was responsible for their death, some Richard III. The controversy over this is still not resolved. In fact, the I saw a photo that shows a man pointing his finger and saying, "I tell you for the last time, Margaret Beaufort did not kill the Princes in the Tower!" said Jean Luc Picard. The author of this is saying that an incident in the 16th century won't be resolved in the 24th.
Added by qashqai on Feb 19, 2017 5:41 AM
|Deborah Cook||RE: Frank Mason Brown|
When Frank Mason Brown was a Senator in California he introduced the bill into Congress to allow construction of the Amador Central Railroad. That was in 1878. Even back then it was required that government approve projects such as this and it was sometimes difficult to gain support from government officials for small railroads. But Frank took up the banner and it was approved. Unfortunately, the railroad was not built until 1904 so he did not live to see his efforts come to fruition.
I am writing a book on passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Your great-great-grandfather was heavily involved in that movement as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, 43rd Congress. In fact, he took some critical decisions that influenced the passage of Civil Rights legislation at that time. I have never been able to find a photograph of Congressman Ward from the 1870s. Do you have one? If, by any chance, there are letters or papers in your family's possession relating to political events in 1873 to 1875, I would be extremely grateful if you could allow me and my colleagues to see them.
Please feel free to contact me: FriedlandeA1@SouthernCT.edu.
Thank you very much,
Dr. Alan Friedlander
Southern Connecticut State University
Added by Alan F. on Feb 21, 2012 9:05 PM