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Whether permanent or not, this blog is now combined with my other one Alchemy of Clay. http://blackmtnbarb.blogspot.com/
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Eugenia Booth Miller, 69 years before me

Since there are more things known about the past than the future, let's consider my ancestors relative to 69 years, (the magic number of my age that this blog is memorializing.)

That's why time traveler stories touch only briefly on a future, and a lot of past times.  So if I look back to an ancestor that would have been 69 in 1942 (the year I was born) ...they would have been born in 1873.  Mmm, I dare say I can look on the good old family tree and find someone.  It doesn't matter if they didn't actually live to 69, because it's the magical birthday I'm tracking this time.  (In the future I'll check and see how many ancestors did make it to the year of their 69th birthday)



Oh my goodness...the woman I was named after was born Jan 30, 1873.  She was my great-grandmom, Eugenia Almetta (Almeda) Booth Miller, and she died Jan 1, 1936. She raised my mom and my grandmom, and had married Charles Mueller (Miller) October 28,1896, an immigrant from Germany.  They had 4 daughters, including my grandmother, Mozelle Booth Miller.  I was named Barbara Booth, rather than Eugenia.

I'm going to share this great news (well, only if you put a parameter on history that says, look at it this way...) on Sepia Saturday this week.  See what other folks are sharing here.
http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/2013/01/sepia-saturday-158-5-january-2013.html

14 comments:

tony said...

Eugenia looks the cameraman Squarely & Honestly in Eye.A fine looking woman .

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Eugenia is one of those names that should be resurrected! I'll be looking for the story about how you were named Barbara instead.

Wendy said...

I like the concept of finding ancestors who were (or would have been) 69 when you were born. I might have to apply this idea to my own blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alan Burnett said...

It is a fascinating game you play with family trees, dates and ages. You make me want to carry out the experiment myself. Now who was born in 1884?

Bob Scotney said...

I think you have started a hare running with this post. I shall have to check back on the family tree I have put together to see what I can find. There will not be an Eugenia that's for sure.

Karen S. said...

Oh I agree with Alan, although we all know that wasn't his birth year! hahaha! But this was such a cool idea, and very interesting, so fun that you thought of it.

Kristin said...

You know I will now have to go find someone who was or would have been 66 when I was born in 1946. Very interesting post.

Postcardy said...

I think you need a lot of ancestors to play this game, unless you are really lucky.

Mike Brubaker said...

An interesting idea to combine numerology with genealogy. I like the name Eugenia and it deserves to come back. It may be only a coincidence but one of the most popular women of that name was Empress Eugenia, the wife of Napoleon III who was Emperor of France from 1853 to 1871. She lived to 1920, aged 94, but her husband died on 9 January 1873, a curious coincidence with your great grandmother's birth.

ScotSue said...

I think you have started something here. Like other bloggers, the idea of identifying coincidences in birth years appeals to me. I have only come across one so far which delighted me - my own daughter was born January 15th - 114 years to the day after my great grandmother.

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

It has been really fun to read the comments, especially to hear all the ideas that have been generated from my little one of looking for the 69th year ancestors. Will keep looking for more fun here!

Tattered and Lost said...

Interesting concept. Sadly I only look back at the relatives that died the year I was born. Were they sad to have missed out on my birth? I'm sad I never got to meet each of them.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

She looks like a smart, wise, kind and no-nonsense kind of a woman. Like a teacher or a librarian.

Thanks for sharing her with us,

Kathy M.

Kathy said...

Yes - a fun idea to explore! When I saw 69, it resonated with me because I am in one of those (dreaded?) "9" years myself.