20 January 2009

History isn't always correct

William Henry Manion is a prime example of incorrect history. When I began the search for history on those buried at the Paupers Cemetery, I found a great deal of information, I thought, on William. I quickly discovered that the William I found had died in Idaho at nearly the same time, but was not the right man.

I still can't say why William Henry Manion of Spokane, WA ended up on the list of those buried at the Paupers Cemetery. Here is what I do know though. I finally stumbled across his burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. The birth and death dates in their records match mine. He was born 27 July 1892 in Canada and died 18 Mar 1937 in Kootenai Co, ID, even though he was a resident of Spokane, WA at the time. He was then buried on the 22nd at Holy Cross Cemetery. It's not like he was buried at the Paupers Cemetery and then later moved to his home town. Possibly he was visting family or working at the time of his death.

He married Eva and they lived at 1817 E 1st in Spokane, WA. They had one daughter, Patsy, who was about eight years old when he died.

I spoke to a gal at Holy Cross Cemetery and there is no record of his body being moved from one location to the other, so no one knows for sure why there was a mix up that lead other former researchers to believe the he was buried at the old Paupers Cemetery.

It just goes to show you that you should leave no stone unturned, pardon the pun.

05 January 2009

Enough Already!!!

I'm sorry for my lack of maintaining my blog, but even now I'm sitting here shivering. So I must keep this brief. My office is a basement office. My little space heater kicked the bucket, a basement window broke when an iceicle went through it so it is like ice down here. My husband plans to move my computer upstairs where it is nice and warm, but until then you won't here from me much. As a matter of fact you may not even here from me much at all until this white stuff stops burring us!

My spare time is spent shoveling snow or staying warm up stairs working on one of my quilts instead of down here freezing on the computer.

Here is a little of what it looks like around here under five feet plus of snow. Even my metal roof can't get rid of the snow fast enough before we end up with ice dams and have to shovel it off.

This photo above was taken on the first day of the snow fall Dec 18th. With in a 24 hour period we had recieved 34 inches of snow.
These two above were taken two days later as we began to dig out of the snow. The mound around the ladder is where we started to shovel off the roof.
These last two were taken on New Years Day. Compare the two of the tree out in the middle of our back yard and you'll see how much more snow we got. We now have about five feet of snow. This is the craziest winter I have ever seen here.

Now that my fingers are numb I'm going back up stairs to warm up before I go to work.