1. Parker Covered Bridge in Mill Creek Township, IN--discovered on the Putnam County Library in Greencastle, IN site and found color phos elsewhere.
2. Found old Butler homestead in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland at 12 Uplands Road and have phos of what it looks like today.
3. Found 1945 Parker rental house in Temple, TX next to Hillcrest Cemetery. A realtor did a driveby to confirm & historian Patty Benoit is writing an article on Dr. Sterling Glen Parker's service at McCloskey General Hospital as an orthopedist who amputated wounded soldiers by the trainload.
4. Interesting Butler history on the Ormond line--spelled Ormonde after 1682. There's a connection to Anne Boleyn via James Butler, the 7th Earl of Ormonde. I found old Irish maps showing the Ormondes in south Ireland near Kilkenny Castle, our family homestead.
5. My grandfather Harold Gear Butler drove a motorcycle with a wicker sidecar in Cambridge, MA in the early 20th C; I remember the pho of his wife, Gertrude, and 1yo baby Eleanor in a wicker sidecar. While no one can find the pho, a cousin in Hawaii confirmed it was of this
I welcome comments and new info from anyone at all. Together, we embrace our family history--its stories, legends, odd facts, stray musings, and cold case scenarios.