Among my farming ancestors this would have been the last month of the harvest and the beginning of colder weather. How much harder it would have been to keep an infant warm during the fall and winter months than during the late spring and summer. And harder to wash and dry diapers a century or more ago than now. I give great credit to those early mothers. I know they knew nothing of the conveniences we have but not knowing didn't make the work any easier. They -- and their husbands, too -- probably knew little of leisure time.
October 6 Adam D.
October 8 Natasha and Jesse D.
October 9 Marsha P.
October 9 Bob and Jan D.
October 12 Hester and Tim Q.
October 15 Max Q.
October 23 Valerie D.
Parents and Grandparents
October 26, 1872 Mary Thompson
October 28, 1845 Elizabeth Jane (Bess) Laws
Among My Collateral Lines
October 1, 1862 George W. Proud
October 2, 1877 Thomas Charles Fletcher
October 2, 1916 Howard Meinzen
October ~3, 1904 Benjamin Hashman
October 3, 1942 Donald Gilbert Gerner and Arlene P. Persing
October ~6, 1806 Jane (Emma (Nelson) Bickerstaff's mother)
October 7, 1886 Charles Edward Sticker
October 7, 1888 Bertha (Birdie, Betty) Meinzen
October 9, 1895 Brendice Kathryn Gerner
October 10, 1864 Jacob Froman
October 11, 1847 Isabella Laws
October 16, 1846 Emma Gerner
October 18, 1870 Gust Froman
October 19, 1893 Hurd Hendrickson Campbell and Mary Ann Doyle
October 20, 1906 Andrew Earl (Andy) Bickerstaff
October 22, 1886 Christian Gerner and Amanda Daubenspeck
October 22, 1897 Elizabeth Meinzen
October 22, 1916 Lucille M. Gerner
October 23, 1873 Alexander Roe
October 27, 1904 Elvira C. Snair or Snare
October 27, 1926 Marian V. Bickerstaff
October 30, 1864 William Turner
October 30, 1948 Andrew Earl Bickerstaff and Iva M. Traichel
Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary!