Mysterious Poisoning

Minnie Benner is my 3rd great-grandmother. Paris green, also known as Schweinfurt green, emerald green, or Vienna green, is an insecticide, rodenticide, and pigment invented in 1814 in Schweinfurt, Germany. Sources: Article: "Mysterious Poisoning," Evansville Journal (Evansville, IN), 17 Mar 1896, p. 1, col. 2, art. 2. Accessed on genealogybank.com, 19 Dec 2019. photo credit: …

And She’s Dead Again

Two weeks ago, I wrote that finding an obituary had resurrected my 2x great-grandmother, Fannie Grace. This post won’t make much sense if you don’t read that post first. I found an obituary of another of Fannie’s brothers. This time Mary, who I believed to be my 2nd great-grandmother, has the last name Elder, has …

All About Connections, Following the Kelleys to Iowa, Part 3

Part 1 Of this series of posts was about a woman named Mary Hibbard Stewart and the possibility of her being my 3rd great-grandmother. TL;DR: Mary lived near my 2nd great-grandfather John Kelley in two different states from 1850–1880. Part 2 established that Mary was the right age, had not yet married John Stewart when …