Clan Carmichael is honoured
Clan Carmichael will be the Honored Clan at the Eighth Annual
Tennessee Highland Games held October 3-5 2003 in Murfreesboro,
The Annual General Meeting, which will feature elections of five
members of the Board of Directors, will be held in conjunction with
these games on Saturday, October 4, after the conclusion of the
A board meeting will be held during the day. Jeanette Simpson and
Kath Gambill are planning another tea for the AGM which will be an
event not to be missed. The annual meeting and the tea will be held
in the meeting room of the Hampton Inn.
For more information contact The Eagle Gate, Clan Charmichael USA,
Grover T. Brinson, Editor, 1332 Hermitage Road, NE, Rome, GA
Georgenia Youmans MacLeod of Flint, Michigan, the mother of
incoming Clan MacLeod Treasurer, Richard MacLeod of Glen Ellyn,
Illinois, died on February 10, 2003 in Chandler, Arizona.
Born January 13, 1913 in Flint, she was 90 years of age, and had
lived her entire life in the Flint area. For many years, Mrs.
MacLeod practiced Optometry in Flint. On April 20, 1940 she married
Archie MacLeod, who died in 1987. Mrs. MacLeod was a lifelong member
of the Dexter Street Gospel Chapel, and a longtime member of Clan
In 1986, she and Archie were part of a group of MacLeods who took
part in a reception to welcome to Michigan the then president of the
Clan MacLeod Society of Scotland, Donald Alistair MacLeod and his
wife, Estelle, prior to their attendance at the 1986 Annual General
Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, where Donald Alistair was the
guest of honor. Survivors include Charles and Nila MacLeod, Robert
and Maureen MacLeod, Richard and Cynthia MacLeod, Dorothy and
Douglas MacLeod, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and
her lifelong friend, Vivian Richards.
Lorena B. McLeod, a retired registered nurse, and a Life
member of Clan MacLeod Society, died in Mannsville, New York. She
had previously lived in New York City and Blauvelt. She was a member
of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church of New York City, the
Greenbush Presbyterian Church of Blauvelt, and the Nature
Conservancy at Pulaski.
Born in Utica, New York in 1921, she graduated from high school in
Rochester, received a registered nurse's degree from Strong Memorial
Hospital in 1942, and Bachelor of Science degree in nursing
education from Oneonta State University in 1968. With her
Baccalaureate and teaching certificate she worked in the New York
City vocational training system and taught practical nursing to
hundreds of young adults.
She married Dr. Stuart W. McLeod on June 14, 1944. He was a
physician and Naval Officer, and they both served in the armed
forces during World War 2. She was a proud McLeod and was inspired
by the Motto of "Hold Fast." After the war, the couple settled in
upstate New York where Dr. McLeod was a family physician associated
with the Oswego County Health Services, where he died March 29,
1976. Survivors include three sons, two sisters, six grandchildren,
and two great grandchildren.
Occupational Hazards! What do these mean?
Try your luck at guessing the job descriptions for the following job
1. Allsorts Stripper
2. Ankle Beater
6. Body Ironer
7. Bottom Shooter
9. Cow Leech
15. Twist Hand
17. Fear-Nothing Maker
21. Up and Down Man
23. Saggermaker's Bottom Knocker
Occupational Hazards?! Answers:
1. Allsorts Strippers - A sugar confectionery worker who prepared
the licorice for rolling and cutting.
2. Ankle Beater - A young boy who assisted a drover in driving
cattle to market.
3. Beater - A Fuller. In charge of a machine which disintegrates and
4. Batter - A woman who beats raw cotton with a bat.
5. Bluffer - The landlord of an inn.
6. Body Ironer - A laundry worker who ironed the starched parts of
shirts on a special machine.
7. Bottom Shooter - Similar to a bottom sagger.
8. Clouter - maker of nails.
9. Cow Leech - veterinarian.
10. Knocker-Up - A man paid to wake up mill workers who were on
early shifts, by using a long pole to knock on bedroom windows.
11. Mugger - (also a Pigman) A seller of crockery (Pig = common
12. Slapper - A pottery worker who prepared clay for the potter by a
13. Striker - Blacksmith's assistant.
14. Tiger - A small groom who wore traditionally a yellow vest with
15. Twist Hand - A lace machine operator.
16. A Wailer - A boy employed in a mine to pick out impurities, such
as slate from coal.
17. Fear-Nothing Maker - A weaver of a thick woolen cloth known as
18. Twangey - A Tailor.
19. Nimgimmer - A surgeon
20: Spragger - A worker in a mine or quarry who is in charge of
filling and emptying carts and wagons.
21. Up and Down Man (Also known as a Coal Whipper). An unloader of
coal from ships which required a whipping action by jerking it up
and down onto the deck using a mechanical device.
22. Bummaree - A middleman between a wholesaler and retailer at a
23. Saggarmaker's Bottom Knocker - The sagger maker was a pottery
maker who made the containers that fine stoneware was put into
before firing. The bottom knocker was a young boy who assisted him.
With thanks to the wonderful Stovall Journal!
Do you remember when.....
" You could get your weight for a penny?
" Doctors made house calls?
" Everyone dressed up for church?
" Humor was clean and funny?
" Families ate their meals together?
" People hardly ever locked their doors?
" Drivers used their arms as turn signals?
" "Fibber McGee and Molly" and "Amos n" Andy" were the popular radio
" Sweethearts rode in the rumble seat?
" Burning the midnight oil meant keeping the lantern lit?
" One doctor took care of all your ailments?
" You eagerly watched for Burma Shave signs along the road?
" Saturday night baths in a No. 10 washtub?
" You had to rewind the alarm clock every night?
" Central heat came from a pot-bellied stove?
With thanks to The Stovall Journal.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which
thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he
cares about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable
creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by
the exertions of better men than himself.
Author unknown. Thanks to The Stovall Journal.
Civil War photographs wanted!
If you have a photo of your ancestor who fought in the War Between
the States on either side, that picture is very important to the US
Army Military History Department. For many years, they have been
seeking photographs of the men who served in this war. If you have a
picture like this, please send a good copy, with information on
state, regiment and company, to the Army Department. They will
acknowledge your photo and it will be catalogued and filed. You can
also request a search for a picture of one of your ancestors that
you don't have - as someone else may have sent it in to them. There
is no charge for this service.
Contact the Department of the US Army Military History Institute
Carlisle Barracks, PA 170913-5008.
Ethel K. MacNeal Scottish Harp Scholarship awarded to Cathcart
Royce Neil McNeill, FSA Scot, Chairperson, COSCA (Council of
Scottish Clans & Associations) Scottish Harp Scholarship Committee,
announces that Mrs. Cynthia Cathcart of Silver Springs, Maryland is
the 2003 scholarship winner.
Mrs. Cathcart has studied harp for nine years with Bill Taylor,
Alison Kinnaird, and Ann Heymann. She will use the scholarship funds
for private study with a Smithsonian Scholar in early music or to
study with a member of the Folger Consort.
Mrs. Cathcart has won the National Harp title twice, once in Texas
and once at Grandfather Mountain.
She has presented concerts at St. James Episcopal, St. Paul's - the
Diocesan Convention at the National Cathedral and was the opening
concert at the Somerset Harp Festival. She is also a pianist.
She is connected to Scotland by Clans Ogilvie, Hamilton, Lamont and
Macneil. She is a Friend of Fraser.
Those interested in applying for the 2004 Ethel K. MacNeal Scottish
Harp Scholarship may contact Royce Neil McNeill, COSCA, 1824
Stoneyridge Dr., Charlotte, NC 28214.
<www.OnceNews.com> offers historical GA newspapers
The main feature of
is an easy-to-use database of newspapers that are preserved on
microform for use by researchers. These newspapers date from 1763 to
the present and span the entire history of Georgia as a state as
well as some of the history of Georgia during its colonial period.
The newspapers listed are available on microfilm from many libraries
across the state.
For more information on OnceNews contact Fernleaf Solutions, PO Box
903, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Does anyone know of a tie between the McCORD and the GLECKLER
families? I have just learned of a SARAH McCORD GECKLER (McCORD
is the middle name and GLECKLER is the surname), born 22 September
1847 and died 18 September 1908. She was the daughter of German
parents, JOHN GOTTLIEB GLECKLER and MARY MAGDALENE DILLYARD/DILLARD/DILGER.
The families were between Germany and Illinois. If you have any
information, please contact Scott & Roxanne Munns at
Pomeranian Town Hall Seminar
set for October 2003
An all day seminar featuring Martha and Les Riggle, Pomeranian
Genealogists presented by The Pomeranian Special Interest Group of
the Immigrant Genealogical Society.
The seminar will be held Saturday, October 25, 2003 at the Magnolia
Park United Methodist Church, 2828 West Magnolia Boulevard, in
Burbank, California 91505.
For more information contact Toni Perrone at: 909-696-1756.