Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ela of Salisbury

My genealogical researches have uncovered dozens of devout ancestors. This is the seventh installment of a series of posts titled “Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful”, documenting the lives of those who served God.

In the previous post of this series, I discussed the life of Ebles I de Roucy, my 30th great-grandfather. Now I will focus on Ela of Salisbury (my 24th and my 25th great-grandmother), who died on this day 24 August 1261.


Ela of Salisbury was born in 1187, in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. She was the only surviving child of William FitzPatrick, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, Sheriff of Wiltshire, and Eléonore de Vitré.

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Matilda Jane (Robinson) Harwick

On this day, 19 August 1929, Matilda Jane (Robinson) Harwick passed away. She was my spouse’s 2nd great-grandmother.

Matilda Jane Robinson was born on 17 January 1857, in Hamilton Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, to parents Irvin Robinson and Mary Martha Croasmun. She joined a sister, Melissa, age 3.

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Henry Roush

On this day, 16 August 1847, Henry Roush (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather) passed away.

Henry Roush was born in 1787 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. His parents are unknown. It has been suggested that Henry Roush might be the son of John Jacob Roush, who married Barbara Elizabeth Wittenmyer in 1774, in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. However, this is merely conjecture.

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James Eugene Ardinger

On this day, 11 August 1946, James Eugene Ardinger (my 2nd great-grandfather) passed away.

Born on 20 July 1866, in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, James Eugene Ardinger was the third child of James Christian Ardinger and Emma Jane Nitzel. He joined two older sisters, Elizabeth Florence Ardinger (born September 1862) and Ada Mary Ardinger (born circa 1865).

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Ciao Italia!

In life’s travels, we often take side trips. Some side trips prove to be integral aspects of our life’s journey, as in higher education, career choices, marriage, and having children. Others prove to be enlightening and exciting diversions.

In this series, Passport to the World, I will revisit some of my life’s travels. My travels have helped me discover unknown aspects of myself and have demanded that I challenge my self-imposed boundaries and limits. Because of my travels, I am learning to walk beyond who I am and embrace change.

My first stop in the series was France. The next stop is Italy.

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