I have a ‘Scrapbook’ my paternal grandmother, Agnes S. King Warner, made with clippings from newspapers and cards dating from 1910 to the 1960s. While I have had the Scrapbook for years and looked at it when I first got it I haven’t looked at it in years. I decided to take a look at it recently to refresh my memory of what was inside. I had done some genealogy years ago but when I received the Scrapbook I wasn’t actively doing genealogy at the time. I remembered there being clippings of family events. As a girl I can remember being at my grandparents on Mondays when Mrs. Laura Rogers would call and ask my grandmother if she had any news of family happenings for the local Newspaper (The News Review) for the Calverton section. I remember the excitement when you would see your name in the newspaper for a birthday, etc.
I found something very exciting! First for some background information. My paternal great grandparents (on my grandmother Agnes King Warner’s side) are George W. King and Sarah Rowan King. Their pages from my Legacy family tree.
I found the following invitation, place tags and newspaper clippings about my great grandparents in my grandmother’s scrapbook…
While I knew there had been a 50th Anniversary celebration and I had seen the pictures I know had other pieces of valuable and fun information.
I now have a copy of the invitation, the place tags, I know the name of the company my Great Grandfather George worked for, that the Celebration was also a renewal of their vows, I know their address, I know the name of cousins of my Great Grandfather that I never knew, I know the date and location of the celebration, who the guests were, and I also know where family members were living at the time.
Thanks Grandma for saving all these treasures for us to see all these years later! Now I will have to take these treasures and ‘scrapbook’ them on archival pages in my Heritage Scrapbook album to preserve them even longer.
I would enjoy hearing from you if you have additional information or stories to share. More finds later.
Enjoy the journey,