Category Archives: Women Ancestors

Sibling Saturday: Sarah, Louisa and Luthera Tidd

I’ve wanted to write about these sisters since I first looked into their lives, as these women seemed to have had a very close relationship. The bonds they shared extended beyond their childhood years in ways not common in our … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Helen A. Harris Deming: The Old Farm House

April is National Poetry Month, so in celebration I want to get out there the Helen A. Harris Deming‘s poetry that I’ve found published in newspaper archives in order to acknowledge the amazing woman that she was. Helen composed this … Continue reading

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Florence Irvine Chandler (1879-1962) : Head, Heart and Hands

This summer, I visited Seneca Falls, NY, with my aunt and cousin, to take in the charm of the historic town and visit the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Seneca Falls was the site of the first women’s rights convention … Continue reading

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“An Old Fashioned Way of Spinning” : Memories of Harriett Farnham Harris

Family stories are such a treasure, and I am very fortunate to have the loan of a cache of family records, letters, photos and compiled histories from my brother about our father’s side of the family. Among the stories I’ve … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Helen A. Harris Deming: “Only to Watch, Only to Wait”

A poem by Helen A. Harris Deming (aka Mrs. L. L. Deming). This was published in The Ohio Farmer, July 13, 1867.

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Mary Jane Beach (1833-1924) : From Farm Girl to Mother of International Singer

My 3rd great grand aunt, Mary Jane “Jennie” Beach had a long, interesting life, filled with all the ups and downs, twists and turns, joys and sorrows which marks the journey for most of us. Jennie was the only daughter … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Helen A. Harris Deming : “Wilt Thou Miss Me?”

A poem by Helen A. Harris Deming (aka Mrs. L. L. Deming). This was published in The Daily Cleveland Herald, September 9, 1857.

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