I started out this morning, planning to spend at least part of the day writing. I got sidetracked. This is o.k. I’ve been working on a book. At least I think it’s going to be a book. I like the way it started, but I’m not sure where I want to go with it. I even have a loose plot outline that I’m not sure I’m even going to use. My mind is just a blank today where this is concerned. I Got Nothing!!!!!!
To make matters worse, a new book arrived in the mail for me. I’m beset by distractions all around.
I found another interesting item with regard to Mary Luthe (Hill). She lived in a Russian/Polish community in 1940s Miami. This is consistent with what I know of her relative Marie Luthy. There are quite a few Luthe, Luthy, Lute, Lutz, Leety, from the Russia/Poland area. At the time these immigrants were born, I believe the line between Russia and Poland was not as clear as it is today. Don’t quote me on that. By the way, the picture above is from Miami, 1930. Still don’t know if Mary was murdered or not. I’ll let you know if I ever find out.
In other genealogical news, last night I reread a reference I had saved that applies to my Great Great Grandmother, Catherine A. Walker. I realized when I read this again, that there is no way the person I thought was her father was actually her father. Oh No! Such is the fun of genealogy!
So, I put the name of this new person, Rev Robert Walker, in the search parameters and came up with zilch. Catherine A. Walker married a man named James Edward Ward in Cornwallis (then a township), Nova Scotia. They were married in 1856 by a Rev A.S. Hunt in a Baptist ceremony. Catherine is listed in his notes as being the 7th daughter of Rev. Robert Walker. Her mother is not listed and may have been deceased. Here is an early map of Nova Scotia, showing Kings County, where the Township of Cornwallis was and where the Township of Horton was. Horton is where Catherine was born and James Edward Ward was born in Beech Hill. I do not know if Beech Hill still exists. Kings County was later incorporated into Hants County, at least in part. I’m still learning my Nova Scotia history.
Catherine and James went on to have 11 children. The last was my Great Grandmother, Nellie May Ward, the mother of Arlene Urquhart, who I wrote about the other day.
It’s been a strange day. I started this blog wondering about how much ancestral memories play a part in who we are. Are they linked to our DNA. Maybe not, but I believe they are linked somehow. I know that there are certain familiarities I have with certain places and things that could only come from somewhere in my ancestors past.
Well, more on that at some other time. I want to thank all of you who have been reading and following my blog. It’s been a nice added incentive.