Saturday, January 11, 2014

Death and Burial Locations


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Genealogy tip for today: Death and Burial Locations

When researching your person you may notice that he died in such and such place but you can’t find him buried anywhere in the area. If you can locate a death certificate, it may indicate where the deceased is buried. Lots of times a person will die in one place and be buried somewhere else.

 If it was before vital records were kept there are other records you can look for that can give you a clue. See where a will was filed, check where other family members lived, or find out if the census records can give you any suggestion.

Take my grandfather for example. He was from New York State, but he spent the last three years of his life in Arkansas with his daughter. He passed away in Arkansas, and there was even a funeral service for him there. He was shipped back to New York where another funeral was held and the burial. Why was this the case?

When this is the situation, usually it’s because of family connections, or some other connection that is just as meaningful. (An example of this is Neil Armstrong who requested he be buried at sea because of his life and service in the military.) In this case you need to look at the areas where the different events take place and see if you can determine the reason.

Sometimes, folks had lived in one place for a long time and a spouse is buried there. The survivor may move, die in another location, and then request to be buried at the previous location. Not always, but you may find other relatives that in live one or the other place. This can imply a reason for the events taking place in 2 or more places.

When you find this scenario, always think of it as a clue that may yield still more information and give you additional insight into your family’s life.

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Francis Scott Key

49 BC

Julius Caesar leads his army across the Rubicon River, plunging Rome into civil war.

Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," dies in Baltimore.

Alabama secedes from the Union.

Lincoln accepts Simon Cameron's resignation as Secretary of War.

At Fort Smith, Arkansas, hangman George Maledon dispatches four victims in a multiple hanging.

British troops massacre 1,000 dervishes in Somaliland.

Russian General Yudenich launches a WWI winter offensive and advances west.

The French enter the town of Essen in the Ruhr valley, to extract Germany's resources as war payment.

The German police raid the homes of dissident clergy in Berlin.

Adolf Hitler orders forces to be prepared to enter North Africa to assist the Italian effort, marking the establishment of the Afrika Korps.

Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., becomes the U.S. Army's first black general, his son would later become a general as well.

Japan invades the Dutch East Indies at Borneo.

The Soviet Red Army encircles Stalingrad.

President Harry S. Truman proposes free, two-year community colleges for all who want an education.

Negotiations in China between the Nationalists and Communists open as Tientsin is virtually lost to the Communists.

A collection of previously unexhibited paintings by Pablo Picasso are displayed for the first time in Toronto.

Honda announces it will build the first Japanese-owned passenger-car assembly plant in the United States–in Ohio.

The Irish Government announces an end to a 15-year ban on broadcasting by the IRA and its political branch, Sinn Fein.

Illinois Gov. George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on the state's death row in the wake of allegations that Chicago police detective and commander Jon Burge tortured confessions from some 200 suspects over a 19 year period.

Alexander Hamilton


Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. Secretary of Treasury, killed in a duel with Aaron Burr.

H. George Selfridge, founder of Selfridge and Co., Ltd., coined the phrase "the customer is always right."

Alan Patton, South African novelist (Cry, the Beloved Country).

Rod Taylor, actor (The Birds).

Jim Hightower, radio host, author, social activist; created concept of the "Doug Jones Average"—how is "Doug Jones" (i.e., your neighbor) doing financially—as a better measure of the economy than the Dow Jones Average.

Ben Crenshaw, pro golfer; nicknamed "Gentle Ben," he won the Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995.


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Today’s Recipe
Soups for Cold Winter Days

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cans (28 ounces each) whole peeled tomatoes in juice (with basil if available)


Step 1

In a 5-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat; add oil and onion, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and tomato paste; cook 1 minute.

Step 2

To saucepan, add thyme, broth, and tomatoes, breaking up tomatoes with your fingers. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, 30 minutes. (Remove thyme sprigs before blending.)

Step 3

Using an immersion blender, puree soup in pot, leaving a fair amount of the tomatoes in chunks. Or, working in several batches, puree half (5 cups) of the soup in a conventional blender until smooth; return to pot. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


Now You Know!