Monday, October 5, 2009

Family Events ~ October 4 - 10

[Wow, I've been a slug the last week. It's just been SO crazy at work! I know I am late, but didn't want to let this week pass by without posting at least a few family events.]

October 4 ~ This say is marked by the death, in 1985, of my great-grandaunt, Hilda Lena [GRABER] BUPP.

October 7 ~ On this day in 1876 my great-grandfather, Thomas Leopold RITCHIE is born in St. Andrews Scotland. I don't have any pictures of Tom when he was young so I am using my favorite picture of him pictured with 2 of his own sons - the younger boy on the left being my Grandpa, David Ritchie.

This day is also marked by the death, on Tom's 15th birthday in 1891, of his father James RITCHIE in York, Ontario, Canada.

Once again - something I never knew. How hard it must have been for Tom that his father died on his birthday.