Monday, March 1, 2021

Howard Freeman Abbe

 I generated a list of all the people born on Feb 28th in my Legacy Family Tree file.  The first one I picked to post about was Howard Freeman Abbe.  He is a descendant of Edmund Rice. He was my 6th cousin 4 times removed.  

Since everyone has been talking about the new Deep Nostalgia feature at MyHeritage, I chose to give it a go with a photo I found of Howard.  This is the original photo, from a yearbook:

And here is the animation! Not bad at all considering how little they had to work with!

Howard Freeman Abbe was born 28 Feb 1889 in Springfield, Massachusetts to James Pease Abbe and Mary Alice Ormrod.

The Evening Herald, Fall River, Massachusetts; 8 Nov 1913

"HOWARD F. ABBE.  Howard F. Abbe died in Springfield Thursday after a long illness.  He was 24 years of age and employed as an assistant in the mechanical department of the Technical High school in that city.  He was a brother of Miss Lena P. Abbe, a member of the Durfee High faculty"

Notes regarding database cleanup:

I generated a file for the descendants of  Sarah (White) Wilder, born 1680.  This made a 180 page book, with a name and location index, which I then reviewed and made some merges.

I can not emphasize enough how much work I have to do still on database cleanup!! I use Legacy Family Tree Deluxe, but sadly it does not integrate with Ancestry.  When I download my tree to add sources to the Legacy file, it often duplicates people, and don't even get me started on the way Ancestry does source citations....

After a couple hours of working on the 180 page book, I generated a new one...this gave me a new book that was only 171 pages, I left off at the beginning of the 4th generation...

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