November 27, 2014

Preserving Past Family Home Locations With Google Street View

1105 Spring Street

Sentimental Sunday

If you read the title of this article, it might be a bit misleading in that I was able to get the photo below with just Google. I did use SnagIt (which I LOVE!) too to capture the image.  I am not real adept at using Google with SnagIt,  so that’s why you see that silly magnifying glass thing in the picture.  Google presents the opportunity by supplying the street view; SnagIt makes it easy to capture.  No doubt there are other ways.

My Grandpa Elvin “Al” and Grandma Lillian “Eppy” (Epstein)  Moline lived on the second floor in this building probably from the 1950’s to the late ’60’s.  The address is 1105 Spring Street, Seattle, WA.  I think it’s called the Decatur Condos now.  They had the apartment at the bottom of the photo, which included the small balcony.  Grandma was a sun worshiper, so no doubt she was delighted to have a way to get outside.  Their apartment was a corner one, so the three windows from left to right shows the size of their one bedroom abode.

The far left window was their bedroom whose window was really a cool patio door that opened to the balcony. In the middle was the living room, and I think one side of those windows might have opened to the balcony also.  The kitchen windows are last to the right of the three.  My brother has the drop leaf table that used to sit in front of  the kitchen window.

This apartment had an effect on me I can’t quite explain.  We lived in an old farmhouse in Tumwater.  This apartment was the opposite side of the coin and seemed very posh to me.  A couch on one wall in the living room, and two club chairs with a beautiful wooden secretary faced it from the opposite wall.  There were nice paintings on the walls and tasteful knick knacks scattered here and their, but not overdone.  Grandpa Molines’s father was a furniture maker, so I suppose an appreciation for fine furniture rubbed off on him.  Grandma (she was my mom’s step mother) was a bridge player and a registered nurse, so she was very social and was used to being with people all the time, from all walks of life.  Some of the jokes she told would make you blush.

Last, but not least, was one more attraction for Dave and I when we visited the grandparents in this building.  We were always pumped to get in the elevator and ride to…the second floor.  That was pretty anticlimatic, so we would beg Mom to let us go “exploring”.   We made a beeline right for the elevator and rode it up and down lots of times before we saw the same people more than once.  They gave us the “eye” and we knew we had to give up our fun before someone reported us to the office.  We never once did anything destructive or even thought to do that.  We were just kids out of our element. Good times! Good memories!

 

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Patent Searches

How To Find Inventors In Your Family

The above link is a short post I did some time ago, but it fits in perfectly with this week’s topic of Patent Searches for 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy.  You may find some amazing new information about your family members that you hadn’t known before.  Read my article to see where I found patent information.

iPentimento Smile For The Camera – Oh Baby!

gale-yates-baby-picture

Keyword for the 7th Edition of Smile For the Camera is “Oh Baby!” I have tons of baby pictures for many of my family members. Do you? Some, I find quite amusing, and some just terribly sweet and innocent. It’s hard to pick a favorite, so I will choose some of from the category “people no longer with us” so I can identify them by name. Here goes!

The above is a picture of my dad William Gale Yates when he was just an innocent little baby. He got much less innocent just a few short years later.  Dad was born 16 March 1920 in West Plains, Missouri.

Above: Lydia Yates. Lydia was the daughter of my Great Uncle Lem Yates. She was born 24 December 1918 here in Washington State. Her mother was Della Baughman. The photo was taken by Jeffer’s Studio, Olympia, WA.

And, last but not least, is this baby picture of my Great Aunt Cerilda Yates. She was born 24 December 1900 near Brandsville, Howell County, Missouri to parents Jim and Cerilda Breedlove Yates. My Great Grandmother died a few days later on 02 January 1901 of what they called “*child bed fever”. The younger Cerilda was the 9th child born to Cerilda and Jim Yates. This is one of my favorite baby pictures in the family photo collection because I find it fascinating to see her dress, the chair she is seated in, but most of all, that droopy nipple on her baby bottle.


*Modern Language Association (MLA):

“childbed fever.” Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 06 Nov. 2008. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/childbed fever>.

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Genealogy Re-posts from Pentimento – 2

Another sampling of my previous genealogy posts originally written for my Pentimento blog!

Roane County Tennessee Cousins  Some of my family links to Roane County, TN.

Women’s History Month 2007: Joyce Moline Huntley, RN In honor of my aunt Joyce.

Cyndi’s List – U.S. – Vital Records Cyndi Howell is the genealogy link diva. This is just one of the thousands of links on her site.

SOS, Missouri – State Archives: Birth and Death Records If you are doing any genealogical research in Missouri, this is a must visit site.

Add New Information To Your Family Tree In Just 15 Minutes  I bet you can do it!

Geni.com Launches to Create the World’s Family Tree  This is not new news now, but still, if you are beginning genealogy right now, this site can be very helpful.

Census Records: What can they tell you? Not just names and locations, there is a whole story about your family hidden in a census record.

10 Things to Do at the Cemetery  No, not bad things. These are 10 tips to make your visit to a final resting place pay off.

MY TOP 10 PLACES TO FIND GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION ONLINE If you read no other link in this post, read this one!

Advice for Beginning Genealogy Just starting to research your family tree? This is simple advice that will make your quest much easier

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