GENEALOGY

Obsessed with Family History!!!

Since I have a few blog posts in various stages of development and haven’t worked on them recently, thought I’d share with you a little about my family history obsession and the fun, fascination and frustrations I’m having with it.  (That’s not even getting into the DNA side of things — since more of my… Continue reading Obsessed with Family History!!!

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“Easy Ed” Millar (1925-2018)

Vegas Jazz DJ and musician “Easy Ed” Millar  passes away at 92 My Dad’s cousin Edgar Lee Millar passed away at his Las Vegas home on Sunday, November 18, 2018, two weeks before his 93rd birthday. The only child of Benjamin Harrison Millar (“Uncle Ben” to most of us) and Fannie Luella Gelbach Millar in… Continue reading “Easy Ed” Millar (1925-2018)

GENEALOGY · Ireland

Jack Slattery and the Luck of the Irish (Sweepstakes, that is…)

According to his daughter Sharon Slattery Beach, her Dad Jack Slattery bought an Irish Sweepstakes ticket every year – but in the fall of 1952, his ticket was finally drawn!! “Dad was so excited when he got the news but I think he died before the race. His horse didn’t do well but Mom got… Continue reading Jack Slattery and the Luck of the Irish (Sweepstakes, that is…)

GENEALOGY · Ireland

The Irishman Who Lost His Toes in Wichita… and so Regained his Family Home in Kilrush!

Michael Francis (Uncle Frank) Slattery  (1863-1922) My 2nd Great Uncle Frank Slattery was born in the “market” town of Kilrush in County Clare, Ireland and died there in 1922. But in between lies quite a story! He was the sixth of nine children born to Thomas Slattery and Margaret Mulvihill, whose first child, also named… Continue reading The Irishman Who Lost His Toes in Wichita… and so Regained his Family Home in Kilrush!

GENEALOGY

Show Biz Part 1 — VAUDEVILLE: Lloyd Byron Millar / aka Gus Elmore!

Our Relatives in Show Biz – I originally started to write a single post about various members of our family who had been involved in show business – from vaudeville to television to music, theater and film–but quickly realized that there were some great stories that needed their own place. The first of these is…… Continue reading Show Biz Part 1 — VAUDEVILLE: Lloyd Byron Millar / aka Gus Elmore!

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Ben H. Millar’s Amazing Leather Notebook!!

Last October when my Ben (DiGregorio) and I were finishing up our teardrop camping trip around the Southwest, Texas and the Midwest visiting relatives and National Parks, we were finally headed back home and stopped briefly in Las Vegas to say hello to my Dad’s cousin, Edgar Millar.  He had alerted me that he wanted to… Continue reading Ben H. Millar’s Amazing Leather Notebook!!

GENEALOGY · Ireland · photo restoration

Photo uncovered – is it really the Slattery Brothers in Kilrush?

Last September and October, Ben and I had wonderful visits with my Slattery/Millar cousins in Texas, Kansas and Nevada, some of whom I hadn’t seen in 50 years!  We had a great time catching up and meeting some of their families – and while we were there, some amazing photos and family records came my way.  In… Continue reading Photo uncovered – is it really the Slattery Brothers in Kilrush?