AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
AfriGeneas Does It Again ......Thank You!!!!!
Yes, there are genealogy "angels". I received an email from a researcher located in Shreveport, LA. The email contained a newspaper article on the Rev. Anderson Bridges, a great-great grandfather of mine.
The article appeared in the 28 Feb 1885 edition of the Cleveland Gazette, it was in the form of a death notice/memoir. This person had been following postings on AfriGeneas over the years. They said this was a favor to me, for my help to others in researching their genealogies. What a gesture and what a treasure!!! Thank You Shreveport!!!!
Here is a transcription of the article as written:
This item appeared in a column under the heading of SPRINGFIELD and was preceeded by a poem written by the Rev. Henry W. Tate and followed by an item concerning a lecture to be given in Troy, Ohio at Solomon Temple No. 1498, G.U.O. of O.F.
Click on the PDF file icon
…… From Wikipedia …..The Cleveland Gazette was a weekly newspaper published in Cleveland, Ohio from August 25, 1883 to May 20, 1945. It was an African American newspaper owned and edited by Harry C. Smith, initially with a group of partners. Circulation was estimated between 5,000 and 18,000. The Gazette became the longest-publishing African-American weekly in the U.S., earning its nickname "The Old Reliable" by never missing a Saturday publication date in 58 years.
Messages In This Thread