Monday, December 31, 2018

QUO VADIS, COUSIN SAM?

this page updated 14 January, A.U.C. 2771  [A.D. 2018]


Route 132, Candiac, Quebec, Canada
     The initial focus of this blog is the area of Eastern Washington encompassing the northern parts of the Big Bend Country and Northern Washington; and the people who have lived in the area; and particularly the ascendants and descendants of Thomas Brownfield Seaton (1843-1920),  Louis Joliet (1645-1700), Thomas-Jacques Taschereau (1680-1749), Maria Jane Beamish (1819-1889), Eleonore de Grandmaison (1620-1692), Andreas Peterson Longacre (1657-1718), and Col. George Eskridge (1660-1735), and many other direct ancestors; and James Alexander (1749-1835), Samuel C. Rinker (1844-1912), and Jasper Burton Norman (1892-1956), who are related, and many others to whom I am connected, and who explored and settled a continent and helped to build two great nations.  My extended family tree includes the Lee family of Virginia and all 44 presidents.  As this work progresses other parts of the United States and Canada will come into focus, including Cass County, Missouri; Pembina, North Dakota; Northern Virginia; and Quebec, to name a few.  I will also be following some lines of history back into Europe, including one line to 4th century Saxony.

      "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." - Edmund Burke in Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1793.

      "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana in Reason in Common Sense, 1905.

      "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - Attributed to George Santayana (1863-1952)


      This post is set to remain at the top of the blog as a home page, with a general table of contents and other information.  (Quo Vadis means "where are you going.")

COPYRIGHT, PERMISSIONS & BLOG POLICY



BLOG TABLE OF CONTENTS


IN THE NEWS
Indexes for the years 1850 to 2010 have been constructed. Content will be added as I get to it.

      About this section

      shortcut to current half:  JANUARY — JUNE, 2018


THIS DATE IN HISTORY
including fixed holy days, commemorations, birthdays, anniversaries, deaths, and other special occasions, as well as significant local, regional, national, and world events

Daily Quotations
From "Thought for today" postings on Facebook

Connections Index  [new section under construction]
How I'm Related or Connected to Famous People

PICTURE GALLERIES

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MANUSCRIPTS

FROM PIONEERS TO POWER
Having received permission, I have begun posting the book, FROM PIONEERS TO POWER, about the building of the Grand Coulee dam and the people who pioneered the area, including many members of my family.  TABLE OF CONTENTS

A HISTORY OF COULEE CITY, WASHINGTON
By Leslie Edwin Lillquist, WSU Dpt. of History, 1969
Permission received in a conversation a few months before his death.

ROSS FAMILY RECORD
This is the book that really got me into blogging.  This unpublished manuscript, prepared by Henry Ross Wiggs in 1971, tells of the descendants of J. William Ross (d. 1824), his son Drummond Ross (1816-1856), Drummond's wife Maria Jane Beamish (1824-1889), and her second husband, Achille-Antoine Fleury Taschereau (1836-1886).  Maria and Fleury were my great grandparents.  Index


BOOKS

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BIG BEND COUNTRY
embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin counties, state of Washington
Western Historical Publishing Co. 1904; C. S. Blog edition
archive details:      Part 1 (pp. i - 520)      Part 2 (pp. 521 - 1024)

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF STEVENS, FERRY, OKANOGAN AND CHELAN COUNTIES,
Western Historical Publishing Co. 1904.
archive details

CONQUEST of the COEUR D'ALENES, SPOKANES & PALOUSES
The Expeditions of Colonels E. J. Steptoe and George Wright against the "Northern Indians" in 1858.  By Benjamin Franklin Manring; Inland Printing Company, Spokane, Wash. 1912.
archive details
Col. Edward Jenner Steptoe was my 3rd cousin 5x removed.

FROM SEA TO SEA (chapters 22-37)
In Vol. 16 of THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF
RUDYARD KIPLING ©1899
NEW YORK.  CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS.  1906.
An account of Kipling's visit to America in 1889

HISTORY OF THE CITY OF SPOKANE AND SPOKANE COUNTRY, WASHINGTON
From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, By N. W. DURHAM
The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1912.
archive details:      VOLUME I      VOLUME II      VOLUME III

SPOKANE AND THE SPOKANE COUNTRY, PICTORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL
De Luxe Supplement.  The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1912.
archive details:      VOLUME I      VOLUME II

Illustrated history of Spokane County
Rev. Johathan Edwards, W. H. Lever, Publisher, 1900
archive details

Early Okanogan History
by William Compton Brown
archive details

History of Old Walla Wall County
embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin Counties
W. D. Lyman, S. J. Clarke publishing co. 1918
archive details:     VOLUME I      VOLUME II

History of the Yakima Valley, Washington
comprising Yakima, Kittitas, and Benton Counties
W. D. Lyman, S. J. Clarke publishing co. 1919
archive details:      VOLUME I      VOLUME II

An illustrated history of north Idaho
embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho
Western Historical Publishing Co. 1903
archive details      full text


OTHER

COULEE CITY INDEX

BIG BEND TOWNS INDEX

BIG BEND CEMETERIES

ANCESTRY INDEX

OBITUARY INDEX
(family tree members):

FAMILY TREE RESEARCH INDEX

FAMILY SCRAPBOOK INDEX
Grand Coulee Dam, Coulee City, Military Service, Spokane

JUDITH BURDACK ARTICLES

THE LEES OF VIRGINIA

SCRAPBOOK MISCELANEOUS INDEX

INDIANS (NATIVE AMERICANS) INDEX

RAILROADS INDEX
Many of the settlers in the Big Bend area, including many members of my family tree, came from their previous homes in the Railroad Migration after the completion of those lines in the late 1880's and early 1890's.  These railroads were and continue to be essential to the region.

WASHINGTON FAMILY INDEX

COMING EVENTS
[not currently being  maintained]

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COUSIN SAM'S LIBRARY
On July 12, 2011, I opened this blog as a reference library for much of the source material related to research for my other blogs, as well as other material, such as collections of quotations, web links, Archive links, and such, so that I can keep the  focus of this blog on family and place.

COUSIN SAM'S FAITH
On July 13, 2011, I opened this blog on religion, politics, and opinion, which are matters of faith, with faith being understood as not merely believing, but what we believe and why.  These subjects are not well suited for inclusion in my other blogs, which are concerned with who, what, when, and where. This blog is about the fifth "w", why.

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CONTRIBUTIONS


     It takes a lot of time to research and transcribe the kind of information going into this blog. Donations using the PayPal Donate button at the top right are most welcome.  Donations in the form of checks made out to Samuel Taschereau will also be accepted at the snail mail address.

     If you have articles, stories, letters, or documentation that you think may be of interest to this blog, you may send it to me either by e-mail or snail mail.

e-mail: rfsamt@gmail.com

snail mail:  S. F. Taschereau
                 4822 N Nelson, Apt 5
                 Spokane, WA 99217

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Ancestry Research Web Sites & Links:     http://cousinsam.blogspot.com/2011/06/web-sites-links-ancestry-research.html  Including Open Library selections

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages. http://www.archive.org/index.php

state history publications:
http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/publications.aspx


University of Idaho Historic Photograph Collection List


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Friday, December 28, 2018

THIS DATE IN HISTORY INDEX


JANUARY


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

25      26      27      28      29      30      31



FEBRUARY


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

25      26      27      28      29



MARCH


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

25      26      27      28      29      30      31



APRIL


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

25      26      27      28      29      30



MAY


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

25      26      27      28      29      30      31



JUNE


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

25      26      27      28      29      30



JULY


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

25      26      27      28      29      30      31



AUGUST


01      02      03      04      05      06      07      08      09      10      11      12

13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

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SEPTEMBER


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25      26      27      28      29      30



OCTOBER


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13      14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23      24

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NOVEMBER


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DECEMBER


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sources:

This Day in History — History.com — What Happened Today in History

On This Day - NYTimes.com

This Day in History: October 24 — Infoplease.com
www.infoplease.com/dayinhistory

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www.on-this-day.com/

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History – Facts Of The ...
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Gaston gazette


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

JANUARY — JUNE, 2018


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JANUARY


                  MON 01      TUE 02      WED 03      THU 04      FRI 05      SAT 06

SUN 07      MON 08      TUE 09      WED 10      THU 11      FRI 12      SAT 13

SUN 14      MON 15       TUE 16      WED 17      THU 18      FRI 19      SAT 20

SUN 21      MON 22      TUE 23      WED 24      THU 25      FRI 26      SAT 27

SUN 28      MON 29      TUE 30      WED 31



FEBRUARY


                                                                           THU 01      FRI 02      SAT 03

SUN 04      MON 05      TUE 06      WED 07      THU 08      FRI 09      SAT 10

SUN 11      MON 12      TUE 13      WED 14      THU 15      FRI 16      SAT 17

SUN 18      MON 19      TUE 20      WED 21      THU 22      FRI 23      SAT 24

SUN 25      MON 26      TUE 27      WED 28



MARCH


                                                                           THU 01      FRI 02      SAT 03

SUN 04      MON 05      TUE 06      WED 07      THU 08      FRI 09      SAT 10

SUN 11      MON 12      TUE 13      WED 14      THU 15      FRI 16      SAT 17

SUN 18      MON 19      TUE 20      WED 21      THU 22      FRI 23      SAT 24

SUN 25      MON 26      TUE 27      WED 28      THU 29      FRI 30      SAT 31



APRIL


SUN 01      MON 02      TUE 03      WED 04      THU 05      FRI 06      SAT 07

SUN 08      MON 09      TUE 10      WED 11      THU 12      FRI 13      SAT 14

SUN 15      MON 16      TUE 17      WED 18      THU 19      FRI 20      SAT 21

SUN 22      MON 23      TUE 24      WED 25      THU 26      FRI 27      SAT 28

SUN 29      MON 30



MAY


                                      TUE 01      WED 02      THU 03      FRI 04      SAT 05

SUN 06      MON 07      TUE 08      WED 09      THU 10      FRI 11      SAT 12

SUN 13      MON 14      TUE 15      WED 16      THU 17      FRI 18      SAT 19

SUN 20      MON 21      TUE 22      WED 23      THU 24      FRI 25      SAT 26

SUN 27      MON 28      TUE 29      WED 30      THU 31



JUNE


                                                                                              FRI 01      SAT 02

SUN 03      MON 04      TUE 05      WED 06      THU 07      FRI 08      SAT 09

SUN 10      MON 11      TUE 12      WED 13      THU 14      FRI 15      SAT 16

SUN 17      MON 18      TUE 19      WED 20      THU 21      FRI 22      SAT 23

SUN 24      MON 25      TUE 26      WED 27      THU 28      FRI 29      SAT 30



Friday, February 16, 2018

WATERVILLE


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Barn near Waterville



HARTLINE


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Town of Hartline


2-11-2018. Note the old jack house on this end of the elevators is gone, replaced by the big steel tanks.
The silvery colored one in the old photo is still standing, though it has had a new elevator installed.
It seems that the end elevators are also still in place. In the early photo, there were about 3 or 4 different
owners of the elevators. Now there are two, which will be officially merged into one on 4-1-2018.


12-4-59


BIG BEND TOWNS INDEX


Almira

Creston

Ephrata

Hartline

Mansfield

Soap Lake

Waterville

Wilson Creek

Saturday, February 10, 2018

In the news, Friday, January 26, 2018


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JAN 25      INDEX      JAN 27
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Information from some sites may not be reliable, or may not be vetted.
Some sources may require subscription.

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from The Living Church
Magazine of The Living Church Foundation (Anglican)

The claims of conscience
Popular appeals to conscience carry with them more than a whiff of the dramatic, or even the melodramatic. In common parlance, one either has a conscience torn by a problematic moral decision, unable to resolve the dilemma or plagued by uncertainty after the fact, or one is propelled to action, willy-nilly, by the demands of one’s conscience. But the conscience is not sovereign. God, who sits as judge on the last day, is sovereign.

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from The New Yorker

What Britain’s “Minister of Loneliness” Says About Brexit and the Legacy of Jo Cox
The idea that the government might fix loneliness, as it continues to cut social programs, is as baseless as the Brexit delusion of restored independence.

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from Psephizo  (Blog)

How to interpret the Bible
Many ordinary readers of the Bible feel very nervous when interpretation is mentioned. For some, ‘interpretation’ means ‘making the Bible mean what it doesn’t say.’ For others, it becomes the realm of experts who are schooled in complex issues of language and philosophy and threatens to remove the possibility of reading for themselves. They are offered the priesthood of the commentator, who tells them from expert knowledge what the ‘true’ meaning of the text is. But interpretation is impossible to avoid, in part because of the nature of language, in part because of the nature of the Bible, and in part because of the nature of Christian faith.

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from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

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from Washington Association of Wheat Growers
Nonprofit Organization in Ritzville, WA

A group of Washington wheat farmers joined other growers yesterday in Olympia to testify in a Senate Labor and Commerce Committee public hearing on SB 6529, a bill that places unworkable restrictions and onerous reporting requirements on pesticide applicators. The bill would require a pesticide user to provide written notice of an intended pesticide application to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) four business days in advance.

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from Willamette Week

The Third Oldest McDonald’s in America Will Be Demolished In Portland Next Month
McDonald's was once as well known for its architecture as its burgers, with gigantic and distinctive golden arches forming the structure of each burger joint. And up to now, one of the last few McDonald's to maintain that distinctive architecture was located in Portland, on Southeast 91st Avenue and Powell Boulevard. But soon, the old McDonald's will be no more. The classic 1960s building will be bulldozed next month, food blog Eater reports, to make room for a fancy new McDonald's with self-service kiosks.

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In the news, Thursday, January 25, 2018


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JAN 24      INDEX      JAN 26
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Information from some sites may not be reliable, or may not be vetted.
Some sources may require subscription.

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from Competitive Enterprise Institute
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

Bringing Net Neutrality Back from the Dead Would Be a Big Mistake for Congress
Congressional Review Act resolutions to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s December rollback of new neutrality regulations are making their way around both chambers on the Hill. As of this writing, the House effort has 110 Democrat co-sponsors and there are 50 co-sponsors in the Senate. While it’s heartening to see so many in Congress taking an interest in agencies’ regulatory activities, passing this CRA resolution would be as bad an idea as net neutrality regulations themselves were.

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from The Conversation US
Media/News Company in Boston

The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face
Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.

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from Forbes
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, MIXED, American business magazine

Stonyfield Calls Critics 'Trolls' With 'Fake Names' After Backlash Against Ad Featuring Young Girls
New Hampshire based yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic released a video advertisement on Tuesday featuring elementary school-aged girls talking about the alleged dangers of “GMOs.” Hundreds of viewers swiftly lambasted the advert for perpetuating false ideas about agriculture and “using children to support fear-mongering.”

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from iFIBER ONE News (WA)

Smithsonian exhibit on Native American veterans on display at Wanapum Heritage Center
A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian featuring the history of Native American veterans is now on display at the Wanapum Heritage Center “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces” reveals the history of Native American veterans through art, photography and essay. The exhibit documents 250 years of Native American contribution to the U.S. military. The exhibit runs now through May 8 at the heritage center located next to Priest Rapids Dam along state Route 243. Admission is free. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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from Law and Liberty
Website in Indianapolis, Indiana

Defunding the Palestinian “Refugees”
Recently, the Trump Administration announced it was cutting in half the United States’s contribution to Palestinian refugees. One issue that should be addressed is the whole concept of a Palestinian refugee.  Many people are not aware that the entire issue of Palestinian refugees is another example of a double standard.  The United Nations does not consider refugee status to be hereditary.  As a result, under the ordinary UN standard, a large group cannot continue to be refugees generation after generation.

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from The Living Church
Magazine of The Living Church Foundation (Anglican)

Catholics and prayer in public schools
The conjunction of two recent articles on American Catholic history, specifically the history of prayer in schools, provides a timely warning for church involvement in politics: straightforward descriptions of policies as liberal or conservative may not be very useful, exaggerating supposedly ideological threats may prove deceptively easy, and, finally, being part of a majority can badly affect our discernment.

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from Orthodox Christianity
Organization in Moscow, Russia

TSAR NICHOLAS AND FAMILY CANONIZED BECAUSE PUT MORAL IDEALS ABOVE THE CROWN—PAT. KIRILL
In addition to their holy deaths, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized Tsar Nicholas II and his family as saints because they placed moral ideals above the royal crown, His Holiness Pat. Kirill stated at the opening of the 26th annual Nativity Readings yesterday, reports RIA-Novosti. The theme of this year’s Readings, held inside the Moscow Kremlin, is “Moral Values and the Future of Mankind.” The Nativity Readings are a Church-public forum held annually in the sphere of education, culture, social service, and spiritual-moral enlightenment.

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from Redoubt News
CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE,  MIXED,  right wing militia movement blog

Liberal Fear-Mongers Push Anti-Constitution Agenda
The liberal progressives want to stop Freedom of Speech, except for them. They want to stop Freedom of the Press, except for the select government propaganda sites. They want to stop freedom of religion, except for their favorites. And they want to change the US Constitution to be more “Democratic”. They want the Constitution to be fundamentally changed, and the country along with it. The Constitution does not give anyone any rights. Neither does the government. Rights are God-given, bestowed upon you from birth. The Constitution only guarantees that the government will recognize those rights.

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from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

Former Washington First Lady Lois Spellman dies
Former Washington first lady Lois Spellman died Wednesday just days after her husband, John. Born Lois Elizabeth Murphy in 1927 in Havre, Montana, she met John Spellman in a Spanish class at Seattle University, Spellman biographer John Hughes wrote in his book about the former governor. They were married for 63 years.

NTSB report: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit signs before train crashed south of Tacoma
The engineer on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma in December, killing three people and injuring dozens, said he didn’t see or didn’t recognize the signposts and signals along the track indicating a drastic drop in speed limit, a new report from federal investigators says. It was only the engineer’s second time driving a train in that direction on a newly opened stretch of track, known as the Point Defiance Bypass.

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