Posted in 1900 to 1930

Otie

Mom called her step-sister Leota “Otie”. Otie’s mother was 11 years older than Emery McDonald, which was not common in those days. Mary Ellen Sprague…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

McDannald Ancestors

I agree with you that the name McDonald had different spellings, but usually it happened in different branches of a family or different generations. I’ve…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

McDannald

That is not a typo in the subject. Apparently, our family name was McDannald. See the attached 1930 census and the zoom to the lines…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Mommy’s Recipes

These are recipes that Mommy (Mayme Bredimus) gave to Nancy’s mother, Mary Louise. Nancy still has her mother’s recipe box with the handwritten cards. It was…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

Mommy Poppy and Two Sons

Cedar Rapids family outing abt 1914 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Franklin Arthur, Mary Emma, Francis Leslie and Robert Leo Bredimus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa RLB MEB…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

Robert Leo Bredimus

Another tranche of priceless family photos. Where they have been the last fifty-plus years is a mystery, other than Bitsy uploaded them to Ancestry in…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

Gracie McDonald

Our maternal grandmother: Grace Mabel Anne Hendrix McDonald. I noticed several of the photos I’m about to post were uploaded to Ancestry by Bitsy in…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

Emery Herman McDonald

I have discovered some additional information about our grandfather McDonald. This will fill in some blanks but also raises more questions. Emery married Gracie on…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Photos of Mom from Bitsy

These photos of our Mother, Elsie Jewel Bredimus, were uploaded to Ancestry by her daughter, Bitsy (Mary Elizabeth Gaeta). They were not public and I…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

More Bredimus History

Maurine, daughter of Maurice, was named “Mauricea” at birth. They must have changed it soon after. Nicholas died young at age 57 of unknown causes…

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