Author Archives: Pat Shaul

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related"

Roy and Ray Churches – 117 Years Ago

Twin sons, Raymond Charles and Roy Thomas were born to Robert Richard and Hannah Almira [Myra] Lee Churches on 15 October 1901.  The brothers were my first cousins, twice removed.  Aunt Myra was my great grandmother, Effie Lee Weaver’s sister.  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Justin Rosenthral Jenks!🎆🎂🎆

Justin Rosenthral Jenks, my first cousin, three times removed, was born 150 years ago today on 12 October 1868, to Leman Case Jenks and Lucinda Crandle.  Justin was the second son, following Albert Arlington (1856) in the birth order for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, GG Aunt Emmer!

Today marks the 162nd anniversary of the birth of my 2 times great aunt, Emmer Estelle Lee, 11 October 1856.  Aunt Emmer was the daughter of Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks.   She was followed in birth order by her … Continue reading

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GGG Grandfather Jenks – 217th Birthday🎂

On October 7, 1801, Morris Jenks, my 3 times great grandfather, was born in Berkshire, New York, to Laban and Prudence White Jenks.  The 19 year old Morris migrated from New York to Oakland County Michigan with his parents and … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Anniversary!

It was 403 years ago on 28 September 1615, in St. Peter’s Church at Drayton Charwell, Oxford, England that my 10 times great grandparents, Thomas Welles and Alice Tomes were married.  The Welles family migrated to New England in 1635 … Continue reading

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Happy 105th Wedding Anniversary!🥂

  On September 25, 1913, at St. James Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan, Irene Mae Jenks married Joseph George Jones.  Irene was born to Oliver Torrey Jenks and Evelyn Roselia Seymour on 3 June 1893.  Joseph was born … Continue reading

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189 years ago, Laban Jenks passed away … and then moved.

Laban Jenks, my 4 times great grandfather, passed away on 15 September 1829 in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan at the age of 57.  Grandfather Jenks was born 11 June 1772 in Smithfield, Rhode Island to Jesse and Mary Smith Jenks.  … Continue reading

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