Category Archives: McConaughy Research and Stories

Matrilineal Monday – Beryl Catherine Richert Siefken

Beryl Catherine Richert was born in Lisbon, Linn County, Iowa on October 25, 1905 to George Daniel and Mabel (Moses) Richert.  Her brother Edward was two when she was born.  When she was a toddler the family moved to Jerauld … Continue reading

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Matrilineal Monday – McConaughy family

I don’t have as many stories to write about my maternal ancestors.  Mostly because my Aunt Terri has done such a wonderful job researching this line that I haven’t had to put quite the amount of work into it as … Continue reading

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Census Sunday – Another Example of my Tangled Tree

It wasn’t until I took a good look at this 1920 census for District 51, Anaheim, California that included my third great grandparents’ on my maternal side that I realized another tangled branch on my tree.  Gerhard & Helena Siefken … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Newspaper clippings my Grandma kept

Here are some newspaper clippings my Grandma McConaughy kept.  I have no idea how old they are but they all hold true today, especially The Lazy Man’s Psalm.

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Those Places Thursday – K+J Hardware Store

My maternal grandparents owned a small hardware store in a very small town in the 1970s.  In fact, the hardware store was really a general store.  I remember every time we came to visit grandma and grandpa if we arrived during … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – My mom is going to Kill me!

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Wordless Wednesday – Marshall Parmenter Family

original in possession of Larry McConaughy

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Tombstone Tuesday – Where will I be laid to rest?

As a genealogist, death doesn’t bother me.  The dying part does, but not death.  I love wandering around cemeteries. And I spend time thinking about the problem of where I will be laid to rest.  As a Christian I realize … Continue reading

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Zada Violetta Brown – Sunday’s Obituary

Zada Violetta Brown (1871-1966) “Zada Violetta Brown, the daughter of Delbert and Margaret Gillian Brown, was born at Viola, Ia., on March 12, 1871 and passed away after a lengthy illness, July 5, at the age of 96 years.  She … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – Maria Parmenter

For my first Sunday’s Obituary post I thought I would post the most interesting family obituary I have.  There were actually three obituaries in three different local papers.  I will transcribe two of them here.  These obituaries, as well as … Continue reading

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