Monday, December 24, 2012

On This Day - Dec 24th

On This Day...

1143 - Death: Miles Fitzwater,
1627 - Birth: Mary Stone, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
1685 - Birth: Mary Morgan, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
1710 - Birth: Edward Lucas, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
1714 - Death: Susannah Butler,
1778 - Alternate Death: Richard Hopwood, Valley Forge, Delaware
1836 - Birth: Charles Eugene Day, Sheffield, Lorain County, Ohio
1849 - Birth: William Payton, Crawford County, Indiana
1896 - Death: Signe Halvorsdatter Omdahl,
1903 - Birth: Harrison Fisher Durand, Yankton, South Dakota
1903 - Residence: George Harrison Durand, Yankton, South Dakota
1903 - Residence: Lillian Mabel Fisher, Yankton, South Dakota
1918 - Death: Herbert Peter Theisen,
1920 - Burial: Mary Steichen, Calvary Cemetery, Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota
1920 - Burial: Mary Steichen, Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minnesota
1937 - Death: Julia Leonandy, Stearns County, Minnesota
1980 - Death: Dennis Eugene Sikes, Winn Parish, Louisiana

A quick note...  Look at the first entry on this list.  Miles Fitzwater died in 1143.  I guess it's entirely possible, but I have zero documentation.  How this got here is that there is a faction out there that believe my Day lineage goes back through Dee and back further to Welsh aristocracy. I once followed this lineage and had entered all of it I could find into the tree.  I later decided I had much too little evidence to support it, and eliminated everyone beyond the point where I had even some shred of credible evidence, including the whole Dee and Welsh lineage.  Apparently I missed one Miles Fitzwater when I purged, as this is the only line that purported to go that far back in time.   I was tempted to remove him before posting this list, but decided to include him just for this little object lesson in avoiding wishful thinking and relying on the evidence.

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