Oral History and Geneology

“Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.” Deuteronomy 32:7

The Art of Matchmaking Shadchanut

The Art of Matchmaking Shadchanut

The Art of Matchmaking Shadchanut The following 1902 letter was found within the Rutstein-Paretzkyn family archives. The letter contains many Yiddish proverbs and provides sociological insight into the activities of matchmakers and the culture of...

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The Story of Daniel Griffen Dove

The Story of Daniel Griffen Dove

Daniel Griffen Dove (1828-1910) is a man whose origins and story has been one of intrigue and mystery for generations of Dove historians and genealogists.[1] Nothing is known about him or his family except that that Daniel’s father may have been named Louis and may have been from Scotland. Daniel Griffen is said to have been born on May 7, 1828 in either Greenwich, Connecticut or New York. He…

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The Valedictory Speech of Mabel Dove

The Valedictory Speech of Mabel Dove

Miss Mabel Dove was the valedictorian of the evening. She is a girl of striking intellectuality, and the delivery of her address was harmonious with its fine conception. Her voice was pure, vibrant and penetrating, being heard with the greatest ease. Her subject was an odd one; “The Gods Sell Us Everything For Toil,” and she spoke as follows: The subject of the rewards of toil and….

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THE LIFE & ANCESTRY OF MABEL ISABEL DOVE

THE LIFE & ANCESTRY OF MABEL ISABEL DOVE

Mabel Isabel Dove (1880-1957), was born June 13, 1880, the third of five children born to Dr. Solon Willet Dove (1850-1934) and Julia Adelia McClure (1854-1927) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mabel’s maternal grandparents were Orrin McClure (1818-1894) and Elizabeth Patterson (1826-1868). Mabel’s paternal grandparents were Daniel Griffen Dove (1828-1910) and Ruth Elizabeth Beers[1] (1832-1911)…

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Poetry of Mabel Dove

Poetry of Mabel Dove

After looking in the dictionary, I think I should simply call the following “some lines that rhyme.” For I do not presume to claim that these are a poetry I only felt the urge to express myself in rhymes, wishing they might be good, but knowing full well they are not. A Confession This awful junk isn’t worth reading, I know it , but yet I will write. I ‘spose I just set my mouth going.

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Biography of John Bernard Gibbs

Biography of John Bernard Gibbs

John Bernard Gibbs (1872-1944), was born on December 5, 1872, the second of four children of Pleasant Gains Gibbs (1839-1909) and Mary Catherine Graves (1851-1932). He was born in Maynardsville, Union County, Tennessee, which in 1870 contained 155 people. He was the grandson of William Daniel Gibbs and Elizabeth Jane Johnston, the great-grandson of Nicholas Gibbs Jr. (1772-1814), and…

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Essays of John Bernard Gibbs

Essays of John Bernard Gibbs

Columbus discovered America. His discovery of America was one of the world’s most sublime ventures in faith, the significance of which we can never overestimate. Joaquin Miller, that great poet of the Sierras, has given us a poem which stirs the heart to a profound depth in which he records the log of the Santa Maria, and the program of America: “Then pale and wan he paced the dock, And..

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