Yesterday marked the anniversary of the passing of my second great-grandmother, Ella V. (Long) Thomas, who died 98 years ago on 18 September 1922. Although I never met her, she raised a truly admirable daughter, my great-grandmother, whom I have mentioned in previous posts.
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On this day, 7 October 1875, Margaret (Felix) Noel passed away. She was my 4th great-grandmother.
Born circa 1797, in Berwick Township, York County, Pennsylvania, Margaret Felix was the daughter of Joannes “John” Felix and Elizabetha “Elizabeth” Keefer/Keffer. She had one known older brother John Felix, who was born 10 October 1777.
I am a full-fledged history geek and language addict. (There, I said it…The first step is admitting you have a problem.)
History is my passion. I relish past facts and events like others savor fine wines. While some may find it a little dry to their taste, I find history robust and full-bodied.
Comprehending and dissecting language is also an obsession. I am so fixated on etymology that I even research the origin and meanings of family surnames, letter by letter, and post them in this blog. (Oh yeah, I have a serious problem. I think my family will be fitting me for a straitjacket soon.)