Thursday, 27 October 2016

Week 43: Inquest on Preston Woman

Every once in a while I will find a newspaper article about a Palin that I just cannot place, whether the Palin is in our tree or another branch.  Today’s blog is about one of those instances, and finally able to put all the pieces together.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Week 42: Argonaut Four

Lucy Margaret Palin was born in 1895 in Wells, Somerset to Richard Palin and Agnes Mary Coles.  Before she was two years old the family emigrated to Ontario and the next child, Ethel Emily was born in Collingwood, Ontario in 1867.

Lucy Margaret was raised in Collingwood and had two sisters and two brothers.  In 1878 her father died.  Her mother continued to raise the children in Collingwood and in 1889, Lucy Margaret married Frederick Harold Thompson, a coal and wood merchant. 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Week 41: And now for something completely different

I could not begin to tell you how many times I have been asked are you/we related to Michael Palin of Monty Python fame or Sarah Palin ex-Governor of Alaska.  
 Here is the scoop!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Week 40: Douglas Vernon Palin

This week’s blog is about another one of my grandfather’s brothers.  He was a bit of an odd duck from the family stories I have heard and from everything that I have been able to piece together I see that he did definitely had a story or two to tell.