This & That
Many, many thanks to Mary Turek for sharing this wonderful story of her ancestor, and his journey on the orphan train that took him so far away from his family. We hope you enjoy, but please remember this is copyrighted material.
©Mary E. Turek April 1998
Here is a link to a really neat page on Facebook that has tons of great Native American pictures. If you get a chance, check it out!!
Ever wonder what day of the week you were born? What day someone died on? What day of the week a historic event took place? Here is a quick and easy site to take a look at - perpetual calendar. And while you are there, take a look at the other stuff on the list at the left - it's a great resource for all kinds of good information!
Who would have thought that an item of genealogical significance would be found at a nature center?
While visiting the Remington Nature Center recently, a display of old Peace Medals came to my attention. Peace Medals were given by agents of the U.S. Government to the chiefs of Native American tribes as a display of their honorable intentions when negotiating. Each president had their own unique design. In the display case there is an example of a George Washington Peace Medal. Accompanying it is a letter from the Smithsonian, authenticating the medal in 1907. What caught my eye was that the letter was addressed to one J. F. Quinn ~ and I knew at once this was the grandfather of our very own NWMGS member, based on previous research that we had completed on this family! The museum has been most gracious in assisting with information regarding the artifact. It just goes to show there is genealogical information in the least likely of places!
Visit Remington Nature Center website for more information on their wonderful programs!
Actor Clint Eastwood has family ties to the Buchanan County area. His great-great grandparents are buried in Agency cemetery.
GGreat Grandfather: James Howard McClanahan b: 1819 GGreat Grandmother: Virginia Lafayette White b: 1824 d. 1913
Great Grandfather: James William McClanahan b: 1850 Great Grandmother: Matilda Belle Boyle b: 1860
Grandfather: Waldo Erroll Runner b: 17 FEB 1882 in Colorado Grandmother: Virginia May McClanahan b: 10 AUG 1886 in Missouri
Father: Clinton Eastwood b: 11 JUN 1906 in California Mother: Margaret Ruth Runner b: 1 SEP 1909 in California
# Name: CLINTON (ACTOR) EASTWOOD
# Suffix: JR.
# Sex: M
# Birth: 31 MAY 1930 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA