The Casbon Family Reunion, October 1901, Valparaiso, Indiana

Casbon family reunion 24 October 1901; author’s collection (Please! Click on image to enlarge and see names) I’ve had this photograph for so long that I don’t remember where or who it came from. I believe I was given a copy sometime in the 1990s when I was just starting my genealogy research. Many of… Continue reading The Casbon Family Reunion, October 1901, Valparaiso, Indiana

Mable Ruth’s Mystery Marriages

Mable Ruth Casbon; scanned image of undated photo; courtesy of Claudia Vokoun Mable Ruth was the only daughter of Thomas S. (1870­­–1955) and Ella (Downs, 1873–1936) Casbon. She was born at Deep River, Lake County, Indiana on 11 August 1893.[1] Most published records indicate that she never married. However, I have come across evidence that… Continue reading Mable Ruth’s Mystery Marriages

Four Men—a Postcard

Do you like postcards? I must admit that I haven’t sent one in decades—even before the days of email and social media. And I can’t recall the last time I received one, either. Here’s a postcard that was never mailed. “From right to left: Uncle Lawrence, Mr Williams, Father, Uncle Charley”; courtesy of Claudia Vokoun… Continue reading Four Men—a Postcard