June 2012


For awhile, I will showcase some of the items found in my dad’s WWII memorabilia.

During the “Operation Market” of 23 September 1944, my father was the co-pilot of a C-47.  According to one of the pages in his photo album, “The 1st pilot asked me to reboard our flight path so that we would always know just where we were.  We were towing a glider filled with medical supplies and people.  The flight path is marked at left and bottom of map, and stops at the point that our glider pilot released the tow rope, several miles from DZ.   We turned right, ‘Hit the deck,’ and returned to Fulbeck.”

I am including 2 pages of my father’s maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie

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For awhile, I will showcase some of the items found in my dad’s WWII memorabilia.

Another “Manifest” – MANIFEST FOR AIR TRANSPORT OF ALLIED EX-POW

On this second page, there are names that “sound” French – Leon Gerard, Antonin Ecale, Adonis Fourtier, to name a few.  There are many ranks listed – Soldat 2o Cl, Sous Officier, Sergent, Soldat Io cl, etc.  Their Army Serial Numbers are also listed.

At the bottom of the page, it is interesting that this is stated:

“I CERTIFY THAT THE INDIVIDUEIS LISTED ON THIS MANIFEST HAVE BEEN DISIN-

FESTED AND ARE AUTHORIZED EVACUATION FROM GERMANY BY AIR.”

Maggie

For awhile, I will showcase some of the items found in my dad’s WWII memorabilia.

Another “Manifest” – BRITISH 31

On this second page, there are names that “sound” British – Lawerence Pace, Austin Dunn, George Woods, to name a few.  There are many ranks listed – Craftsman, Pvt, Sglmn, etc.

At the bottom of the page, it is interesting that this is stated:

“I certify that these men have been dusted with DDT power and are ready for air evacuation.” [Note:  I have not typed exactly as typed with cross-outs.]

Maggie

Orlow and Phenie Cordelia Jones Babcock were my great-great grandparents.

Daniel P. Babcock was born 1 February 1818 in Riga, Monroe County, New York. 1  “… Left two sons—Harlow N., born Oct. 11, 1850 ; married Lydia Fisher, of Waushara Co., Wis., Feb. 22, 1873, and now lives in Stoughton, Dane C., Wis., where he is foreman in a large flouring-mill ; Charles F., born April 29,1857, in Springvale ; is living with his mother on the homestead, which consists of 85 acres of land, valued at about $40 per acre ; P. O. Ladoga.”2

I have contacted the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to obtain the death certificate for Daniel Babcock, if available.  I have also checked out the Wisconsin Historical Society Genealogy Index, and have determined that the only record they have for Daniel is the biographical sketch which I have been referencing (The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…).  Hopefully, there will be a death certificate for Daniel.

Until I know whether or not a death certificate is available, I hesitate to send for any other documents.

Maggie

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SOURCES

  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.

 

For awhile, I will showcase some of the items found in my dad’s WWII memorabilia.

The first item that I will talk about has this written in a label at the top of the page:

“Transported liberated POWs from Germany to reception camps in western France.  This is one of the manifests.  There are two more on the following pages.  I had several trips—some to Munich.”

On this first page, there are names that “sound” French – Gustave Foucher, Michel Chaumier, Emile Levisse to name a few.  Gustave Foucher was the rank of Sergent with Ser. No 198.  All of the names are under the heading, STALAG XIIA LIMBURG.  All of the others are the rank of PVT, and have their serial numbers listed as well.

At the bottom of the page, it is interesting that this is stated:

“Certified these men have been deloused.”

Maggie

Orlow and Phenie Cordelia Jones Babcock were my great-great grandparents.

Daniel P. Babcock was born 1 February 1818 in Riga, Monroe County, New York. 1  “… Left two sons—Harlow N., born Oct. 11, 1850 ; married Lydia Fisher, of Waushara Co., Wis., Feb. 22, 1873, and now lives in Stoughton, Dane C., Wis., where he is foreman in a large flouring-mill ; Charles F., born April 29,1857, in Springvale ; is living with his mother on the homestead, which consists of 85 acres of land, valued at about $40 per acre ; P. O. Ladoga.”2

In previous blogs, I have shown the residences of Harlow and Lydia Babcock.  Now, I will show what I know about Charles F. Babcock.

Known is that sons Harlow/Harlo and Charles F. were living with their parents, Daniel and Adelia, in 1860 and 1870.3, 4  Also known is that by 1 June 1880, both of the sons were no longer living with their widowed mother.5

By 1900, Charles F. Babcock is residing in Dawes County, Nebraska.  He is married to Phebe C.  They were married about 1885 per the census.  In the household, as of 8 June 1900, are Charles (age 43, born Wisconsin), Phebe C. (age 42 born Iowa), Alpha M. (age 13 born Nebraska), Wallie P. (age 12 born Nebraska), Gwyn (male, age 6 born Nebraska), Curtis (age 1 born Nebraska), and Michael Mcgrath (boarder).6

By 1910, Phebe is a widow and continues to reside in Dawes County, Nebraska.  In the household, as of 4, 5, and 6 May 1910, are Phoebe E. (age 53), Wallace P. (age 21), Gwyn H. (male, age 16), and Curtis F. (age 11).7  According to a Nebraska gravestones website (awaiting permission to post information from gravestone), both Charles and Phebe are buried in Nebraska.  And, Charles did die 1900-1910.

By 1920, Phebe is a widow and continues to reside in Dawes County, Nebraska.  She is living with her son.  In the household, as of 24 January 1920, are Gwyn Babbock (male, age 25), Phebe Babbock (mother, age 61), and Aaton P. Slaton (nephew, age 9).8

In 1930, Phebe continues to live in Dawes County, Nebraska.  The census names are very difficult to read – her name appears to be Peyce.  As of 7 April 1930, the following are in the household:   Peyce Babcock (age 69, born Iowa), Gwyn Babcock (son, age 34), and Jewel Slaten (granddaughter, age 22).9

According to a Nebraska gravestones website (http://nebraskagravestones.org/), Phebe did die after 1930.

This concludes what I now know about the Daniel Babcock family.  My next post will include some ideas for research!

Maggie

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SOURCES

  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.
  3. 1860 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule,  Springvale, p. 83 (penned), p. 951 (penned), dwelling 616, family 622, D P Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 1408.
  4. 1870 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, p. 30 (penned), dwelling 235, family 237, Daniel Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 1714.
  5. 1880 U.S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, SD 1, ED 60, page 1A (penned), p. 493 (stamped), dwelling 4, family 4, Adelia Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 1426.
  6. 1900 U.S. census, Dawes County, Nebraska, population schedule, Evergreen, SD 6, ED 82, Sheet 2B, page 0676 (penned), dwelling 33, family 34, Charles Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, no roll number.
  7. 1910 U.S. census, Dawes County, Nebraska, population schedule, Evergreen, SD 6, ED 94, Sheet 5A, page 212 (stamped), page 3808 (penned), dwelling 78, family 78, Phoebe E. Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T624, roll 841.
  8. 1920 U.S. census, Dawes County, Nebraska, population schedule, Evergreen, SD 6, ED 103, Sheet 8A, page 222 (stamped), page 4697(penned), dwelling 80, family 86, Gwyn Babbock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 March 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T625, roll 981.
  9. 1930 U.S. census, Dawes County, Nebraska, population schedule, Crawford, SD 23-9, ED 1, Sheet 7B, page 0899 (penned), dwelling 152, family 172, Peyce Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 March 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 1271.

 

This hotel was located in Campbellsville, Kentucky.  My grandfather, John Rodman Bradshaw, was the manager of the hotel from May-September 1927.  My sister currently has the ledger that he used while managing the hotel, but I have a copy of it.  My grandmother and mother were there at the same time, helping him to manage (my mother was born in 1926, so she didn’t do too much).  The hotel must have been quite popular, as there are also many letters from past and future visitors to the hotel.  I do not know why the hotel closed.

According to page 117 in the book, Campbellsville (DeSpain, Joseph Y.  Campbellsville.  Charleston, South Carolina:  Arcadia Publishing, 2010), “Lorain Wells, also known early as Morrison Well, was located five miles from Campbellsville on the Greensburg pike in the Shiloh area.  The Caldwells assumed ownership from G. D. Smith and Jim Morrison…In 1927, J. L. Bradshaw [it was really J. R. Bradshaw] managed the resort when the owner, Julia Caldwell, sold to L. E. Woodward of Deatsville, Kentucky.  The buildings accommodated 42 people in a two-story hotel…”

Below is an advertisement of the hotel.

Maggie

 

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