Category Archives: Jarvis family

Why do we gather?

People gather together for all kinds of reasons.  Book clubs.  Bowling leagues.  Birthday parties.  Sometimes they come together regularly year after year, sometimes just for a short period of time.  Family reunions.  Girls’ nights out.  House parties.  We all find … Continue reading

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Sesquicentennial

As our nation begins the commemoration of the sesquicentennial (i.e., 150th anniversary) of the Civil War, I have been spending a lot of time researching one particular ancestor of mine who was involved in the war.  My great-great grandfather Lewis … Continue reading

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Dying in 1918

Death can strike anytime, and in 1918 it struck hard. The Flu Pandemic of 1918 killed millions of people across the world.  Ambrose Jarvis, my great-great grandfather, was probably one of its victims. On Ambrose’s death certificate, the cause of … Continue reading

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