Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present
Genealogy involves searching for family members who died before we were born. When we add new names to our family tree we are usually left wondering how they lived and what events shaped their lives and experiences. The times they lived in were shaped by major world events as well as local trials and tribulations. In an effort to better understand our ancestors, we are going to create what is called a “Time Line”. The plan is to make up a list of events that effected and influenced the lives of people who lived in Kittson County during the last 150 years or so.
We need help creating this list. The easy items were things like World War I and II and the Korean War. But how about Floods, Fires, and other Disasters. If you can remember hearing about a situation that effected your parents and grandparents as well as friends and neighbors lets us hear about it. Give us what information you can and we can search through the records and try to come up with exact dates and maybe some more facts. The list will be organized by the dates, along with the details. When you know the dates between when your family members were born and died you can check the Time Line and discover the events that had a hand in shaping who they were. This is going to be an on going process while we flesh out the dates and information. At some point we will create a Group called Time Line but for now this forum will be a work in progress.
Keep in mind the event should be something that effected more than just the lives of one or two persons.
We are not interested in when Uncle Ole rolled his pick-up or when granny set fire to the kitchen while making dandelion wine. (Sorry granny)
It appears that nothing has been added to this timeline since 2010 or is it now in a different place? I have always wondered why my great-grandparents would take their 2 boys (John & Charles Edkins) and move to Fond du Lac, WI. I know it happened after 1901, but have not figured out when they made the move. I was hoping to find something in the timeline.