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a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)

    During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history … Continue reading

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My Grandfather, the 1912 World Series, and Harry Hooper’s Catch; Plus, a Couple of My Own Favorites

    In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three, with one tie. The eighth and final game was played on Wednesday, October 16, 1912, at Fenway Park in Boston. … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “My Boyhood”

    The following post is in both the form of a downloadable Word document (below) and text that follows.     — Roger W. Smith       *********************************************************** Roger W. Smith, “My Boyhood”       Birth I … Continue reading

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Thomas Smith (1837-1902)

    My great-great grandfather, Thomas Smith, was born on May 25 1837, almost certainly in the village of Milton in the County of Dumbarton in Scotland. (One source confuses things by indicating that he was born in Glasgow; this … Continue reading

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T. Gordon Smith (1885-1967), memorial service

  A memorial service for my grandfather T. Gordon Smith (1885-1967) was held at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Arlington, Massachusetts on November 22, 1967.   transcript of T. Gordon Smith memorial service

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Thomas Smith, Jr. (1861-1894) and Jennie (Wright) (Smith) Simpson (1863-1948)

    My great-grandfather, Thomas Smith, Jr., was born on April 13, 1861 at 1:20 p.m. at 22 James St. in Glasgow, Scotland. He was the oldest surviving child of Thomas and Jane (Gilchrist) Smith. (An older son, John, had … Continue reading

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