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Raul Gonzales
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Another wrinkle in my quest to find whether my grandmother was born in Mexico or Texas.
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What was happening in 1929?
Where is Grandma from? -part
two. In an earlier blog post you can read here , I went through
all the different documents stating where my grandmother, Raquel Farias was born.   I had collected
various records some stating Mexico, others Texas.   I thought m...
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Finding Harry (part V)
A Final Note from the Infirmary This day, 101 years ago, there was likely a late
knock at the door.  Lydia (Boreham) Chinery had perhaps gotten her 4 boys
ages 3, 5 and 7 years old, plus a 9 month old to bed.   Her husband
probably was not at home as eviden...
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Finding Harry (part IV)
Here is the only picture of I know that exists of Harry
Chinery.   It is unknown what year this
picture was taken.   Given he was 11 when
he was writing his letters, I can’t imagine this picture is far off. Harry Augustus Chinery c 1915 Harry writes his let...
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Part III of my series "Finding Harry".
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Finding Harry (Part III)
A second letter from the Infirmary In previous blog posts ( Finding
Harry ) I discussed following the trail that Harry Augustus Chinery left for
us.   101 years ago today, little Harry Chinery wrote another
letter to his mother from the infirmary. [1]   It ...
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Part 2 of my "Finding Harry" series. Today's post explores the raid mentioned in his letter.
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Finding Harry (Part II)
The Raid on Bury St. Edmunds In my previous blog post “Finding
Harry”   Harry in a letter written a letter to his
mother, he mentioned he had heard from “Gladys “ and she “did not seem very
frightened by the raid.”   From the first
time I read his letter, I...
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