Thursday, December 31, 2020

QUO VADIS, COUSIN SAM?

this page updated 30 September, A.U.C. 2772  [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, 2019

      shortcut to previous half:  JULY — DECEMBER, 2018


THEM DAM WRITERS ONLINE
An online magazine by a group of people whose roots are in the Grand Coulee Dam area. "Our mission is to preserve and share history vividly through written word and art."


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

________


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 Klickitat, Yakima, and Kittitas Counties
with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington
Interstate publishing co., Chicago, pub 1904
archive details      full text

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]

____________


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.

____________


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

________


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


________



Saturday, December 28, 2019

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

25      26      27      28      29      30      31



SEPTEMBER


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



OCTOBER


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



NOVEMBER


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



DECEMBER


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

____________


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

On-This-Day.com - The best source for daily historical events ...
www.on-this-day.com/

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History – Facts Of The ...
www.historynet.com/today-in-history

Gaston gazette


Thursday, July 25, 2019

JANUARY — JUNE, 2019


____________

back      2010-2019 INDEX      next
____________



JANUARY


                                     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



FEBRUARY


                                                                                                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



MARCH


                                                                                                 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

SUN 31



APRIL


                  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



MAY


                                                      WED 01      THU 02      FRI 03      SAT 04

SUN 05      MON 06      TUE 07      WED 08      THU 09      FRI 10      SAT 11

SUN 12      MON 13      TUE 14      WED 15      THU 16      FRI 17      SAT 18

SUN 19      MON 20      TUE 21      WED 22      THU 23      FRI 24      SAT 25

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



JUNE


                                                                                                           SAT 01

SUN 02      MON 03      TUE 04      WED 05      THU 06      FRI 07      SAT 08

SUN 09      MON 10      TUE 11      WED 12      THU 13      FRI 14      SAT 15

SUN 16      MON 17      TUE 18      WED 19      THU 20      FRI 21      SAT 22

SUN 23      MON 24      TUE 25      WED 26      THU 27      FRI 28      SAT 29

SUN 30





Sunday, January 20, 2019

In the news, Friday, January 11, 2019


________

JAN 10      INDEX      JAN 12
________


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

________

from Laudable Practice  Blog

THE EMBARRASSMENT OF ANGLICAN SOCIAL TEACHING?
Related to yesterday's post, do read the latest offering from The Hipster Conservative on 'The Idea of an Anglican Society', addressing the place of the Market in human society.  Attention is drawn to the Book of Homilies urging the "keeping and hallowing [of] Sunday".  The Homily points to the commercial reasons given for not doing so: if they have any business to do, though there be no extreme need, they must not spare for the Sunday ; they must ride and journey on the Sunday ; they must drive and carry on the Sunday ; they must row and ferry on the Sunday they must buy and sell on the Sunday ; they must keep markets and fairs on the Sunday : finally, they use all days alike ; workdays and holy days are all one.

________


from Orthodox Christianity - orthochristian.com
Organization in Moscow, Russia

CONSTANTINOPLE EXARCH SAYS HEAD OF BELARUSIAN CHURCH DOESN'T WANT AUTOCEPHALY BECAUSE HE'S AFRAID OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF HIS FLOCK
The Russian Orthodox Church fears the self-identity of its flock and His Eminence Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl fears the spiritual growth of his flock, according to Archbishop Daniel of Pamphylia, one of the two Constantinople Exarchs to Kiev who helped prepare for December 15’s “unification council.” While speaking about Ukraine in an interview with the BBC, Abp. Daniel also addressed the possibility of autocephaly in several other countries.

UKRAINIAN DIASPORA CHURCHES UNDER CONSTANTINOPLE DON’T ACCEPT SAINTHOOD OF TSAR NICHOLAS AND FAMILY
It is fine if the Russian Orthodox Church wants to venerate Tsar Nicholas II and his martyred family as saints, but the Ukrainian Church abroad does not accept this canonization, according to Archbishop Daniel of Pamphylia, one of the two Constantinople Exarchs to Kiev. The topic arose when Abp. Daniel spoke of the possibility of the new Ukrainian nationalist structure canonizing saints in a new interview with the BBC. Note that the Ukrainian Churches in the diaspora are under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, not of the canonical Church in Ukraine.

________

from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

________


In the news, Thursday, January 10, 2019


________

JAN 09      INDEX      JAN 11
________

posted for navigation. content to be added.

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

________

from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

________




In the news, Wednesday, January 9, 2019


________

JAN 08      INDEX      JAN 10
________


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

________

from Hoover Institution
Nonprofit Organization in Stanford, California

Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Simcha Rotem, one of the last-known surviving fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April-May 1943, died in Jerusalem on December 23, 2018, aged 94. His death prompted a good deal of global coverage, since the story of the Ghetto Uprising—not to be confused with the Warsaw Home Army Uprising of August-October 1944—is an integral one to the story of Jewish resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War.

________

from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

________


In the news, Tuesday, January 8, 2019


________

JAN 07      INDEX      JAN 09
________


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

________

from DW News (Deutsche Welle)
Broadcasting & Media Production Company in Bonn, Germany

German hacker behind massive political data leak identified
German authorities say a 20-year-old, acting alone, was behind a huge leak of personal data concerning leading politicians and celebrities. The man has confessed, but questions remain about German cybersecurity.

What does China want to achieve by 'modifying' Islam?
On Sunday, Chinese authorities announced their plan to Sinicize Islam through a five-year plan. According to a report published in the state-run Global Times newspaper, on January 4, representatives of Islamic associations from eight Chinese provinces participated in a Beijing seminar and discussed the outline for how to align Islam with Chinese norms. A government official said it was important for China's Muslim community to "improve their political stance and follow the [Communist] Party's lead."

________

from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, HIGH, non-profit organization

The 5 Governors Who Got A's on Their Fiscal Report Cards in 2018
Now that 2018 is over, how did your state’s governor do on their fiscal policy report card? The highest rated governor in Cato’s 2018 fiscal report card was Susanna Martinez of New Mexico and the lowest rated was Jay Inslee of Washington.

The Two Energy Futures Facing America
Energy improvement does not depend on geography or race but on the right institutions. Sustainable energy—available, affordable, and reliable—requires private property rights, voluntary exchange, and the rule of law. here are two energy futures for America. One is freedom and prosperity. The other is politics, conflict, and waste. As with other goods and services, energy’s availability and affordability will depend on whether natural incentives and economic law are respected or hampered by government policy.

School Security Is Now a $3 Billion Dollar Annual Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Kids?
US taxpayers spend nearly $700 billion each year on K-12 public schooling, and that eye-popping sum shows no sign of slowing. In fact, as more non-academic programs are adopted in schools across the country, the price tag for mass schooling continues to swell even as achievement lags. One ballooning school expenditure is the vast amount of money allocated to school safety. US schools now spend an estimated $2.7 billion on security features, from automatically locking doors to video surveillance and facial recognition software. That amount doesn’t include the additional billions of dollars spent on armed guards at schools. Federal spending on school security is also rising, with the US Department of Homeland Security recently awarding a $2.3 million grant to train high school students how to act like first responders in the event of a mass casualty, like a school shooting.

Greedy Politicians Are Already Wrecking the Legalized Cannabis Industry
On New Year’s Day 2018, California became the sixth state to end prohibition by legalizing the sale of recreational cannabis. In addition to striking a blow against the disastrous War on Drugs, the full-fledged legalization of marijuana was also expected to trigger an economic boom throughout the Golden State, as it did in other states like Colorado. Now that the first year of legal cannabis sales has come to a close, however, it appears that reality has fallen short of the initial projections. And thanks to California’s proclivity for excessive regulation and taxation, the “green rush” that the state hoped for has yet to come to fruition.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ready to tax the rich to make her Green New Deal a reality. The tax hikes on the rich would be one of the least radical parts of the agenda. It’s no exaggeration to say that if implemented, the Green New Deal would upend our way of life and destroy the liberty and prosperity that Americans of all backgrounds currently enjoy.

George Washington’s State of the Union Address Holds Lessons for the 21st Century
It was a time when government knew its limits and its proper place, and the people did too. A few million people will be watching when President Trump delivers his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress on January 29. The first State of the Union address was delivered in about ten minutes by George Washington on this very date—January 8—in 1790. At barely 800 words, it was the shortest of them all (which now number nearly 230). Like the federal government itself, the subsequent ones grew far more in size than in quality

________

from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

________


In the news, Monday, January 7, 2019


________

JAN 06      INDEX      JAN 08
________


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

________

from National Review
RIGHT BIAS

The Health of Nations
Tucker Carlson’s monologue heard round the world is interesting on its own terms. In it, he argues against a conservatism that consistently prizes commercial interests above those of everyone else. I encourage you to watch or read it in full. Yet the response on the right is as interesting as Carlson’s monologue itself, for it reveals a discomfort among some conservatives for balancing the tensions that exist in our coalition and in our ideology.

________

from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

________