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Remember the Women! Heading up the Branches of our Women's Family Tree, Part 2 By Erica Dakin Voolich
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Born mid-1800s, lived thru wars, depressions, the vote: Mary Alice Smith Dakin, Caroline (Carrie) Matilda Helsten Evans, Mary Louisa Helsten Pomeroy, Alice Copeland Harvey, Martha Elnora (Nora)... More > Worthington Richardson. Nora, lived thru the Chicago Fire, life-long learner became entertaining speaker at the women’s groups. Hired by the WPA to help research and write the Historical Survey of Oak Park — a town she new so well. Four raised on farm or tannery. When her husband died, Mary L ran lumberyard and hardware store on farm. Mary A taught, married postmaster-general store owner, sold the business and moved to a farm. Carrie married entrepreneur contractor, moved to Gt Barrington MA during a building boom and back to care for aging parents. Took over family business of a mill, not tannery. To send children to college, Alice ran boarding house, then moved to Oak Park. They met life’s challenges, nurtured and raised families who met the demands of the 20th century. — see Remember the Women! part 1, (2016)< Less
A Ring and a Bundle of Letters By Erica Dakin Voolich
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When Marion Dakin died in 1974, a bundle of letters was found in her desk -- all in Swedish. Years before she died Marion had given her granddaughter “old family rings” to use for her... More > wedding -- one came from Eric Helsten, or so she thought. Her grandfather Eric Helsten was a tanner who immigrated from Sweden in 1845, initially settling in Haviland Hollow NY and then in Gaylordsville CT. He married another immigrant, Mary Hearty, who came from Ireland in 1848. These letters are from Eric’s mother and twelve siblings dating from 1845 until he died in 1903. This is the story of Eric and Mary’s life, in the US with the accompanying story of life back home as told through these 86 letters and documents. Included are two chapters with genealogical information on Eric Helsten’s maternal and paternal ancestors in Sweden -- including Swedish family names of Alfvars, Bouvin, Chevet, Dandanell, Dubois, Gilljam, Hellsten, Hultman, Krutmeijer, Martin, Österman, Pousette, Robbert,Tillman, Tussin.< Less
Bulls Bridge By Erica Dakin Voolich
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This is the story of the building of the Bulls Bridge Power Plant in Gaylordsville, Connecticut and of the addition to it in 1912. The vision of a Connecticut politician, Nicholas Staub, realized,... More > and the effect on one farm family. This is the story of Rob Dakin, as a young man watched the digging of the canal for the power plant go across the fields of their farm, then when the plant was completed, the locals didn't get electricity. Rob went to college, came back years later as one of the engineers on the building of the addition to the power plant which brought electricity to the surrounding neighborhood. Rob documented the building of the addition and 27 pages of his photographs of the power plant's construction are included. It includes Dakin family genealogy and life stories from the original immigrant Thomas Dakin down to Rob and his children.< Less
A Ring and a Bundle of Letters By Erica Dakin Voolich
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When Marion Dakin died in 1974, a bundle of letters was found in her desk -- all in Swedish. Years before she died Marion had given her granddaughter “old family rings” to use for her... More > wedding -- one came from Eric Helsten, or so she thought. Her grandfather Eric Helsten was a tanner who immigrated from Sweden in 1845, initially settling in Haviland Hollow NY and then in Gaylordsville CT. He married another immigrant, Mary Hearty, who came from Ireland in 1848. These letters are from Eric’s mother and twelve siblings dating from 1845 until he died in 1903. This is the story of Eric and Mary’s life, in the US with the accompanying story of life back home as told through these 86 letters and documents. Included are two chapters with genealogical information on Eric Helsten’s maternal and paternal ancestors in Sweden -- including family names of Alfvars, Bouvin, Chevet, Dandanell, Dubois, Gilljam, Hellsten, Hultman, Krutmeijer, Martin, Österman, Pousette, Robbert (Robert), Tillman, Tussin.< Less
Quilts in our Family: Dakin, Richardson, Voolich By Erica Dakin Voolich
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This is a documentation of the quilts owned by the Dakin/Voolich family. The quilter who made the Richardson quilts is unknown. Most of the quilts are by Mary Alice (Smith) Dakin, who was born in... More > Kent CT in 1855 and died in Gaylordsville in 1931. The other quilts were made by Erica Voolich. There are pictures and family history background information on the quilts, on Mary Alice (Smith) Dakin, on her family, and on the Richardsons who owned their quilts.< Less