I wrote to her from the time I was about 8 years old. It was a practice in our home to write our family because we lived so far away from them. We stopped writing, when she died in January of 1958 the year I graduated high school.
Sometimes I can remember things she wrote about other times I so long for those letters that talked about her family. I do have pictures of her both younger and older. She did marry twice. Her first husband disappeared when selling grain to Russia and supposedly went with grain to Seattle to make sure it made the ship. GGrandfather Harvey Edward Foulk is another story.
She was born 6 October 1874 BlackHawk Co. IA. Her death was 23 Jan 1958 in Washburn, Blackhawk Co. IA. She is buried in Washburn, IA. Downline descendants live in the house today and we write often.
1870 WITH PARENTS WM H AND CATHARINE FOULK HARVEY 3 AND ARTHUR F 1. CEDAR, BLACKHAWK CO. IA WATERLOO.
1920 WITH WIFE MARGARET MAE EASTMAN IN PLATTE TOWNSHIP 22 NORTH E #9 WYO.
ARTHUR W 21 BELVA L 19, CLAUDE O 17, BLANCHE E 14, IRA E, 12 ALVINA K 10, HERBERT E 6.
HERBERT AND DAD WERE NEAR IN AGE. :>) CLAUDE AND BLANCHE BORN IN MINN OTHERS IA.
1910 HARVEY AND MARGRET ARE IN EAGLE, BLACKHAWK IA. VICTORIA 1ST CHILD AGE 12.
Victoria Mae MARRIED AND DAD BORN 1913. GREAT UNCLE CHARLIE JONES TOOK THEM TO BLUE MOUND MINN FOR MARRIAGE. Have copy of orignal marriage certificate from Blue Mound. Minn.
Family information on http://susischattyperformances.blogspot.com/
Margaret Mae Eastman's parents were George Herbert Eastman and Lydia Trowbridge.
George was born in Connecticut and died 12 Nov 1910 in Iowa they married 28 Oct 1860 in Black Hawk Co. IA
Lydia was born 4 Sept 1841 Edwardsville, NY, died in Waterloo, IA area.
Abijah Stoddard Eastman was George's father. He was born in Connecticut 1778 and died 10 March 1852
Abijah vol 48 nu 131 History and Gen of the Eastman fam by guy S Rix (2v) Concord NH 1801 (1000pg )197
Ill Public land Purchase Records Name:
Eastman Abijah S
29 Sep 1849
Abijah's wife was Esther THOMAS (?) Another family story for Esther. She was born 1796 in Ct. She is of Indian heritage.
Grandma said she could be either Thomas or WOOD. I tracked it greatly and believe it is Thomas. Have documentation to show reason for Thomas.
I have four boys and 1 girl for Abijah.
His father was Vespasion Eastman and mother Eunice Stoddard. (Would love information on her).
Vespasion was born about 1754 and died 6 Sep 1828 Rodman Jefferson NY .
His father was Azariah Eastman and Ruth Jenkins. Azariah was born abt 1718 died 1777 in Fairfield, Connecticut aged 59
I have five boys in my files for Azariah and Ruth.
Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 4 Sep 1935, 248; 20 Sep 1935, 880; 26 Sep 1935, 909
His father was Peter EASTMAN b 20 Jan 1784 died 1764. wife Mehitable ROOT b 27 May 1688 died 1760. married in 1708. Her parents Hezekiah ROOT and Mehitable FRAIRY.
His father was Joseph EASTMANb 8 Nov 1650- 4 April 1692 and Mary Tilton 8 Feb 1647 .
His father was Roger EASTMAN b 4 April 1610 d 16 Dec 1694 m Sarah Smith and at least one more
Snow was Joseph's mother I believe.
His father is John EASTMAN from England b 1579. More but on older computer.
Data from census, Wills, LDS files, cousins research. my research. But done pre 2000.
Also from the Roger EASTMAN book LDS had on shelves years ago.
Started in 1960.