|Anonymous||Frank Martin Thompson|
Hi Mike -
I really appreciate your contributions and research re the Bell Tower @ NCSU.
Frank Martin Thompson was my father's 1st cousin so he's my 1st cousin once removed.
A few years back, Dr. Banks Talley invited me and my brother for a tour of the Thompson Gymnasium. At that time it was in the process of being renovated for a theater and arts center.
Would like to exchange some information re Frank M. Thompson.
|Kevin Roberson||John William Thompson|
Could you link Michael Thompson and Martha Thompson to John William Thompson. They are his parents.
|Dana Garrow||RE: Corp. Wade H. Miller|
It was a pleasure to take the photo for you! My oldest son graduated from NC State and we are big fans so it was an extra special photo and I'm glad to help out! Use them as you need
|Michael V Drachman||RE: Photo for 1LT Frank Thompson|
Mike,, my pleasure.. and yes,, post it up on Ancestry with Attribution..
|John C. Anderson||George McCoy|
Only the person that posted a photo can remove it. You should contact the contributors to see if they'll remove a photo. Anne Cady has posted 3 and may be willing to remove 1 of them.
|John C. Anderson||George McCoy|
Only the person that posted a photo can remove it. You should contact the contributors to see if they'll remove a photo. Anne Cady /a>Added by John C. Anderson on Nov 12, 2013 5:21 AM
|Doc Wilson||RE: Photos for Grant, Gregory, Jensen, Speas, Sykes, and Winstead|
Yes, you may use the photos -- with attribution. I have been using a couple of aliases on Find A Grave -- long story -- but to make things simpler for people like yourselves who want to make use of the material I have posted, from now on I'm going to use a variation on my real name. So the attribution should read "Photo [or Research] by Paul Wilson, Fayetteville, NC."
(Not for myself, but if you want to give a little more gloss to what you're posting on your website, you could say "Dr. Paul F. Wilson, Fayetteville, NC"; I have a PhD in Theatre History, and I try to use the same standards in my genealogy and WWI research that I use in my Theatre research.)
Charles Speas was the brother of my great-uncle-by-marriage. Sgt. Speas's oldest living relative is my mother's cousin, and I have asked the cousin about Sgt. Speas on a couple of occasions, but he has no information. The cousin was born about four years after Sgt. Speas's death, and he said that no one in the family ever talked about him. It was said in such a tone that I didn't pursue it any further.
The material on the Find A Grave page you noted was drawn from a number of sources, but -- IIRC -- the one that proved most useful -- and where I got the photo -- was THE HISTORY OF THE 105th REGIMENT OF ENGINEERS, DIVISIONAL ENGINEERS OF THE "OLD HICKORY" (30th) DIVISION; compiled by Capt. Willard P. Sullivan and Capt. Harry Tucker (New York: George H. Doran Co., 1919). The 1919 copyright date means it's in the public domain, so technically the photo doesn't need an attribution, but if you're going to give one it should be to the book, not me. Also a fully-scanned copy is available digitally from a number of sources, though there should be one in the library at NCSU (I found the one I used originally in the state and local history collection of the downtown library in Winston-Salem).
I know we've been in contact before, but I don't know if I told you this, so here goes (again, maybe): I spent two weeks in France this past July with the express purpose of taking photos in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries for the dead of World War I. In only two weeks I didn't have the time to photograph every single stone, and besides, my good friend Marijke Taffein (who lives only a couple of miles from the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery) has set that as _her_ goal << ;-) >>, so I concentrated on (1) men from North Carolina (I would be non-sexist and say "men _and_ women from North Carolina, but [so far] I haven't found any women from North Carolina), (2) men from the 30th Division, which, as you know, is the Division most men from North Carolina served with. I have been kind of slow
to post those on Find A Grave - I had over 6000 to sort through, and then the new semester at the college where I teach got started -- but if you are looking for anyone specific I can sort through and see if I have them in my files.
BTW, I've found it very useful to set up a file just for my military research with the Family Tree Maker program. Any genealogy program would do, but the advantage of using Family Tree Maker is that anything that Ancestry.com has in their collection Sgt. Speas's draft card, for example, which is where I originally got the info he worked for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway becomes searchable directly through FTM without having to open another browser window.
When I first joined Find A Grave (many more years ago than the header on my Find A Grave home page would seem to indicate) I found myself getting really territorial about letting people use my photos or my research. I was sort of like the seagulls in the movie Finding Nemo who can only say "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!" But I've mellowed since then for one thing, the idea that anything found on the internet is automatically in the public domain (which is wrong, but it's out there) has become so pervasive that one just can't fight it. I've found so many of my photos from Find A Grave an Ancestry.com family trees that, if I were a lawyer and hired myself to fight each and every one of them, I could live off nothing but those cases and make myself rich in the process.
But I digress . . .
I own a hard copy of the Old Hickory's official divisional history, and a digital copy of the 105th Engineers history. Let me know how I can help further.
|Fran Bundy||RE: Caroline Lumsden|
Mike, I found last night that John may have remarried because a John Lumsden of Wilson, NC married in 1915... So maybe Caroline divorced him or died? I may be able to find something via the Pendleton Genealogical Society in SC. The Miller/Reed family was fairly well known in Anderson, SC, as Caroline's grandfather was a judge there. Some years ago I read a book written based on the diary of Emmala Reed Miller, Caroline's mother.
The Reeds were in the same social circles as mine in my father's and mother's lines. If I find anything, I will let you know. Thanks for your work on this project. We will find her... it just may take a while. Fran
(By the way, Caroline's twin sister, married into my family and Caroliine's picture is in the book mentioned above.)
|Fran Bundy||Caro Miller Lumsden|
Mike! She did marry John Lumsden. Google
"Caro Miller Lumsden" and The Gerogetown Daily will pop up. Caro's husband was on trial for manslaughter .... Caro's brother, Reed Miller, was well known in NY and he was at John's trial. WOW... It does not get much better than than for proof.
|Fran Bundy||RE: William Nicholas|
Mike, I looked at those marriage records again. This could have possibly been a different person. I'm going to make a note on it.
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