Several weeks ago, I ordered a copy of the death certificate for Harry Rudeen. Harry Rudeen was my grandpa Lawrence Rudeen’s older brother. He died young, at the age of only 25. I wanted to confirm the family lore about his cause of death: diabetes.
One of my most frustrating brick walls in my genealogy research has been my 4x-great-grandfather, John Fraser. We have records for his two marriages and the births of his six children, but nothing about his own birth or death. And not for lack of trying!
Though it’s been a slow year on the blog, it’s been a productive year of genealogy nevertheless!
Since my trip to Wisconsin in August, I’ve been wondering about James Campbell, brother to my 3x-great-grandmother Ann Campbell. He served in the Civil War and died in action. I wanted to learn more about his military service.
In this last installment in the series of stories that my Great Aunt Esther told me, we turn to a tale of murder! Esther told me that after her uncle Alfonso Hanson and his son both died (as we saw in Part 4), His wife remarried. She and her second husband were found murdered in […]