Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV Wendell Frank Applegate was born on January 10, 1924 in Lewis Co., Kentucky to Alfred Glenn and Opal (Latham) Applegate. He had three siblings--Rosetta Grace (b. 1918), Joseph Oran (b. 1921) and Alice Gertrude (b. 1926)--and the family rented a farm on Old District [...]
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Applegate Origins Part II: John Gates
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV Every researcher is familiar with genealogical brick walls: those ancestors who just refuse to be found. Some relatives claimed that my great-grandfather, John Gates, was adopted and grew up in Kentucky; others, that he changed the family surname and grew up in New York. [...]
Wordless Wednesday: The Beneficient Lemon
Wurlitzer Theater Organs & Jukeboxes
Seven years ago, my family and I took a road trip around Western New York to visit my parents' childhood homes, to check-in with a few distant relatives and to make copies of some records in the local archives. My dad's family church--St. Albert the Great Roman Catholic Church in North Tonawanda--was located next-door to [...]
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