Tuesday, December 12, 2017

1909 Dayton, Ohio Directory

1909 Dayton, Ohio Directory
GIRLS

Aletta- came across this in an old directory. Aletta Van Wie was a teacher in Dayton, Ohio.


Celina - a spelling of Selena found in a 1909 directory for Dayton, Ohio. Wife of Matthew Van Ostrand (hmm, a relative of Frank Van Ostrand?)


Isora - lady in a 1909 Dayton, Ohio directory, wife of William H. Van Riper. 
 
Linnie - name of a saleslady in a 1909 Dayton, Ohio directory. Linnie H. Van Skaik.

Phillice- an unusual spelling of Phyllis I came across in a 1909 directory for Dayton, Ohio. She was the wife of Frank Van Ostrand, painter.



BOYS

Grenville

Pretty Font

Love this font that I found in an old directory for Dayton, Ohio.



The fellow did motorcycle and bicycle repairing.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury

 

I'm not sure how Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury is related to Nancy Kingsbury (who married Caleb Baldwin). But I'm sure they are related. Her husband Caleb recorded another famous revelation in Mormon Scripture, received by Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail. Her father was Judge James Kingsbury and she was likewise from the same part of Ohio.  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought this Thursday

 Perhaps you have heard of Scheherezade, the beautiful princess who tells a tale to the sultan that lasts 1,001
 Nights (the story, or stories, really, are often just called the Arabian Nights). She tells the story in such a way in order to preserve her life, as this sultan has the habit of killing his wife after his first night with her. Scheherezade, though, has better luck than most due to her clever storytelling that preserves her life. Well, here is a little feast of Babylonian names, and perhaps they will help give insight into the rather long and complicated name of Scheherezade.



GIRL NAMES

A ha zu nu - Babylonian, meaning "their sister".


Aja ku zu ub ma tim - Babylonian, meaning "Aja is the splendor of the country".

E li e ri za - Babylonian, meaning "exalted is her planter".



BOY NAMES

A mur be li -  Babylonian, meaning "I saw my lord".

Di nam ili  - Babylonian, meaning "Judge, my God".

E a ra bi - Babylonian, meaning "Ea is great" (Ea is a Babylonian god).

Ha li lum- Babylonian, meaning "friend".

Ib ni shu ilu shu- Babylonian, meaning "His god has created him".

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday's Names

GIRLS

Amarielle - There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ananya - There were 181  girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Han -  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Maha - There were 40 girls named this in 2012  according to the Social Security Administration.

Sanjana -  There were 74 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Vyla - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS


Davier- There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Deegan - There were 222 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaheim- There were 77 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Matvey -  There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Subhan -  There were 41 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yuv - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.