Tag Archives: Ralph E. Handy

my Revolutionary War ancestor

      The following is the text of an email of mine to a friend today.   — Roger W. Smith, April 18, 2017     ************************************************************     Scott —   My mother’s ancestral link to the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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A Walt Whitman Letter; and, What Can Be Inferred from It about Letter Writing in General

    Camden [NJ] Friday noon, 26th Sept.     Dear son Pete,   Your letter of yesterday came this forenoon—that was a rather serious runaway of cars in the tunnel a week ago—& mighty lucky to get off as … Continue reading

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Ralph Ellis Handy, college yearbook

University of Massachusetts, class of 1914 Ralph Ellis Handy was my maternal grandfather                    

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Edward Marshall Hart (1853-1907) and Elizabeth Frances (Hewins) Hart (1859-1925)

  Below is a downloadable Word document comprising a genealogical report about Edward Marshall Hart (1853-1907), his wife Elizabeth Frances (Hewins) Hart (1859-1925), and their family. They were my mother’s maternal grandparents.     — Roger W. Smith     … Continue reading

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Henry Thomas Handy (1845-1916) of Cataumet, MA

            Posted below as a downloadable Word document is an article about my mother’s paternal grandfather Henry Thomas Handy (1845-1916).   — Roger W. Smith     handy-4

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Ancestral connection between spouses: Ralph Ellis Handy (1893-1947) and Annie Congdon (Hart) Handy (1894-1972)

    Posted below as a downloadable Word document is a brief article discussing the fact that my maternal grandparents  Ralph Ellis Handy (1893-1947) and Annie Congdon (Hart) Handy (1894-1972) had a common ancestor.   — Roger W. Smith   … Continue reading

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