Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

There is a most interesting article in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, discussing the mineral water baths of Mineral Wells, Texas: Carol Elder is bringing back something that’s been missing from this North Texas city for more than 40 years — mineral baths. In a sparsely furnished 8-foot-by-11-foot room, customers of the Famous Water Co. can …

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“Did Butch Cassidy, the notorious Old West outlaw who most historians believe perished in a 1908 shootout in Bolivia, actually survive that battle and live to old age, peacefully and anonymously, in Washington state? And did he pen an autobiography detailing his exploits while cleverly casting the book as biography under another name?” An interesting …

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has a really interesting article about some recent additions to Greenwood Cemetery’s mausoleum: The eight life-size statues of the Founding Fathers in Independence Chapel at Greenwood Memorial Park were hand-carved in Italy from Carrara marble and stand on ornate pedestals. Quite a few of my ancestors are buried at Greenwood Cemetery. …

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I was leaving the downtown Fort Worth Public Library this afternoon and glanced up a flat-screen TV in the lobby: “Mass shooting at Fort Hood” was the message on CNN. I stopped in my tracks. You see, my aunt and uncle live near Killeen, the town adjacent to Fort Hood. Both are teachers and my …

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