December 11th, 2010

book cover humor

historical update


Holy crap.

Within days of posting about Albion history and the mysterious Fred Markey who carved his name in my garage, my LiveJournal friend angstchic  found a possible match, a person of the same name who would have been around 12 years old at the time:

https://beta.familysearch.org/s/recordDetails/show?uri=http://pilot.familysearch.org/records/trk:/fsrs/rr_295489754/p_368154429&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D

It gives his home as Allen County, but that borders Noble County and it's not the most common name in the area at the time -- so it's very possible. And what 12 year old of the era didn't carry around a carving knife?

As if that wasn't enough, Angstchick also found an online version of a rare history of early Albion, which was published in 1908 by the New Era Publishing House of Albion:

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24186818M/Popular_history_of_Noble_County_capitals_and_greater_Albion

It recounts the 1859 courthouse fire, which opens my history of the Albion Fire Department. Thanks so much for going the extra mile and finding this information!