TSGS Cruiser Blog

Friday, July 29, 2011

"Obsolete Occupations"


Here is a great example of local obsolete occupations involving street cars found on the grave marker of Frank T. Lefler buried in Section 67 of Evansville's Oak Hill Cemetery. Wonder if the local paid for the marker or was he an official of the Local?

This photo & a nice link to other obsolete jobs was submitted by Christopher Myers (March 2010). Check this site for photos of some workers performing some obsolete jobs: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124251060

Here is a great list of job titles from "yesteryear" that genealogists & historians encounter and wonder just what was that job: (Found on Cyndi's List http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiashlan/occupations.html

This reminds me of a joke... there were these two country cousins of mine that were very patriotic and with all of the strife in the world today, these two strappy young men decided to enlist in the military to help the good ol' USA fight aginst its enemies. The recruiter took one look at these two hillbillies and thought "no way!" He told them they were only accepting those that had needed skills. Oh, boy, this sure excited my cousins! Elroy excitedly stated that he was a "pilot" which really impressed & surprised the recruiter. He told Elroy to go in the other room to fill out enlistment papers. Clem with a big grin proudly stated that he was the best firewood cutter in Jenkins County. Well, the recruiter said that they really did not need firewood cut or otherwise. Clem retorted: "Well, you took Elroy and you have to cut it before he can pile it!" - JGWest

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tombstone Thursday - Ladd


Teresa Ladd
Born April 15, 1836
Died December 23, 1902

"Since She Has Left Us We all feel like a Broken Hand"

This stone is on a farm on the Sandlick Road in Caldwell Co., Ky.

It was ordered from Sears & Roebuck Co.

- Submitted by Ken Gilkey [Photographer unknown]

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair 2011


2011 County 4-H Fair
The Vanderburgh County Fair 25 July - 30 July 2011

The following are some photos I took at the fair with my cell phone, that did not turn out well, but will give everyone a little peek at a few exhibits.
Above are 6 of the 4-H Genealogy Project Notebook exhibits and below are 2 of the 3 champions that will go on to the State Fair next week.

The 4-H Americana project always have some of the most incredible exhibits. This one is a collection of a family member's Civil War jacket, sword, etc.

The 4-H Woodcraft exhibits are always very nice. This piece of the covered bridge below got Honorable Mention. The piece is completly flat, but the road appears to just come up & out at the viewer. Notice the squirrel on the road.

- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dock at the Library - TSGS Meetings/Events


ATTENTION: Everyone interested in German Genealogical Reserarch & German American Heritage.

The German Heritage of the Tri-State area is considerable. If you are interested in finding out more about this heritage you are invited to come this Sunday, July 31, 2011, from 1:30 to 3:30 to the Bayard Room at Willard Library. Karin Marie Kirsch will lead a discussion of what we already know about these Germans and what we hope to find out. Bring your questions.

Karin is in charge of establishing a TSGS German Special Interest Group (SIG)... this group should become a great group to be involved with! Everyone is invited!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Marker/Plaque/Monument Monday


Fulton Park, at Fulton and Franklin.

These monuments were rededicated on Friday, 22 July 2011. Germania Maennerchor club members rededicated this monument in the park, originally placed there in 1987 to honor the German heritage of the Lamasco area and Evansville's West Side.

"The rededication is a celebration of our 50th. consecutive Volksfest," said Paul Bockstege, a past president of Germania Maennerchor. "The monument was originally there to celebrate 300 years of Germans coming to America. And we had some new singers and members put on the monument this year." http://twitter.com/courierpress/status/94560632019492864

- Photos taken & submitted by Christopher Myers