I have voted in every election, primary and general, in which I could vote since I came of age many, many years ago. For me, voting is my right and my responsibility as an American citizen. Too many people for too long were denied this right. Who am I to squander it?
Ninety-seven years ago today—18 August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.
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On this day, 7 August, in the year 1924, Henry Conrad Trone, my 3rd great-grandfather, passed away.
Born on 9 March 1844, in Carroll County, Maryland, Henry Conrad Trone was the first known child of Adam Conrad Trone and Rebecca Ellen Erb.
On this day, 1 August, in the year 1916, James Bernard Williams, my spouse’s 2nd great-grandfather, passed away.
Born on 20 May 1841, in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, James Bernard Williams was the third known child of Philip Williams and Susannah Jane Record. The couple already had a son, Aaron W. Williams, who was born in 1838, and a daughter, Emily Williams, who was born in 1839.
On this day, 25 July 1848, Josiah Good passed away in Sharpsburg, Maryland. He was my 5th great-grandfather.
Circa 1740, Josiah Good’s uncle, Joseph Chapline, was the first to settle in the area,. In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, Joseph Chapline laid out the first town in Washington County, naming it Sharps Burgh, in honor of his friend Horatio Sharpe, the proprietary governor of the Province of Maryland. The early residents of Sharps Burgh in the 1760s were primarily of English, German, or Swiss ethnicity. Many local farmers grew wheat.
On this day, 14 July 1882, Philip Williams, my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather, passed away in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Phillip Williams was born on 12 February 1812, in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph Williams and Jane Williams, who were married on 3 February 1796, in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He joined elder sister Maria Williams, who was born in 1796.