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    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Admin Post Please Read
    2. Dee
    3. Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, Rootsweb mail lists are back on-line! Yay! If you need help navigating the new system: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp <http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp> I hope everyone will begin utilizing this list and the many others available at Rootsweb. If you have any questions about this list please fee free to send me a message! Have a great day! Dee Admin http://www.genlady.com <http://www.genlady.com/>

    04/06/2018 10:11:59
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Looking for my Grandfather
    2. David
    3. Hi, you may have some luck at the circus site:[email protected] My Grandparents were with Siebrand Bros. for many years maybe even in the time period you are interested in. Good luck, Dave Clark -----Original Message----- From: Kathryn Karppinen Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:49 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Looking for my Grandfather Does anyone out there have any information about Seibrant Bros Shows? Would have been operating in Omaha, Nebraska in 1929.All I have is his name, Edward Sylvester Casey. He was 38 on 10/2/1929, the day my Mom was born. Her birth certificate lists his name, the employer, and was born in Waukesha Wisconsin. Anything you can find will help a lot! Thanks, Kathryn _______________________________________ To contact the list admin: [email protected] ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/11/2011 05:16:28
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Looking for my Grandfather
    2. Bill Barry
    3. On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Kathryn Karppinen <[email protected]> wrote: > Does anyone out there have any information about Seibrant Bros Shows? Would > have been operating in Omaha, Nebraska in 1929.All I have is his name, > Edward Sylvester Casey. ¬†He was 38 on 10/2/1929, the day my Mom was born. > Her birth certificate lists his name, the employer, and was born in Waukesha > ¬†Wisconsin. > > Anything you can find will help a lot! Kathryn, Billboard magazine on books.google.com shows a Siebrand Brothers that operated in Wisconsin, if that helps any. Bill

    08/10/2011 11:40:10
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Looking for my Grandfather
    2. Kathryn Karppinen
    3. Does anyone out there have any information about Seibrant Bros Shows? Would have been operating in Omaha, Nebraska in 1929.All I have is his name, Edward Sylvester Casey. He was 38 on 10/2/1929, the day my Mom was born. Her birth certificate lists his name, the employer, and was born in Waukesha Wisconsin. Anything you can find will help a lot! Thanks, Kathryn

    08/10/2011 09:49:00
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Carnival worker in Washington state
    2. Terri Sprague
    3. I am looking for information about a Charles E. King who worked with a carnival mostly in Washington state. He was born about 1901 in Sioux City, Iowa. These are the facts, as I know them - On 15 Jul 1944, date of 2nd marriage, he was listed as being 43 years old. On 20 May 1945, date of younger daughter's birth, he was listed as being 35 years old. Worked as a Roustabout at a carnival that played in the Washington state area. The name of the carnival starts with a 'C.' He was also known to have a sideshow act, billing himself as "Mr. Freezo," or something similar. 2nd wife, Mary Louise Creavy, had a sideshow act, in the same carnival, billed as "Amazing Electric Girl." Father and Mother both worked at a carnival. Father was full blooded Sioux and was 6' tall. Mother was French or French/Canadian and was 3' 11." Names unknown. Has 2 children from 1st marriage. 1 male, 1 female. Names unknown. Was raised by paternal Grandmother, possibly on a reservation. Name unknown Was sentenced to prison, in Washington state, on a bank robbery charge. All the above information was supplied by client without documentation. My client is also my friend. Her mother will not even discuss her father and she has started destroying the documents that she has in her possession. Terri Http://www.tlsprague.com Shawn's Mom 1980-2006 Http://northwest-wanderer.spaces.live.com

    02/15/2008 07:35:48
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] vaudeville acts in the Midwest
    2. George and Dawn Wheat
    3. I am resending what I wrote earlier in December. I have now put the picture of the unknown carnival/vaudeville men on AncientFaces.com. I put it under the mystery section and it is entitled "Tent Entertainment". I also added the surname HENRY to it. I cropped the picture but if anyone can identify anyone of the unknown men, I can send you a better picture of them. Dawn __________________________________________________________ My grandfather had a traveling vaudeville/music act that he did in a big tent at various towns in the Midwest. He home based out of Mountain View, Mo. I know he went to Iowa, Mo., Oklahoma, Ark., Texas, and maybe even New Mexico. His operation was pretty small and mostly his immediate family acted in the plays but I do have a picture of three men who also worked with him (no names mentioned). If anyone needs to see the three men, I will be putting the picture on Ancient Faces after Christmas. If you can identify the men as your ancestors, we could talk. My grandfather had converted an old Dodge Bros. truck into a mobile home for his family. Besides acting, he was an artist and sold his paintings along busy roads in the Midwest. He also did gold leaf work on banks and churches, was an undertaker, a building contractor and he made large signs for businesses to put along the roads. In other words, he was a jack of all trades. His vaudeville act consisted of plays, comedy acts and lots of country music. He played the fiddle, his wife played the guitar and his kids played the mandolin, harmonica and other things. His name was J. D. Henry and his business card said they went by the name: The Ozark Rubes. One card said they were "Daddy and Peggy Henry". His wife's real name was Frances Goodwin Henry. Dawn

    12/30/2007 03:05:50
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] vaudeville acts in the Midwest
    2. George and Dawn Wheat
    3. My grandfather had a traveling vaudeville/music act that he did in a big tent at various towns in the Midwest. He home based out of Mountain View, Mo. I know he went to Iowa, Mo., Oklahoma, Ark., Texas, and maybe even New Mexico. His operation was pretty small and mostly his immediate family acted in the plays but I do have a picture of three men who also worked with him (no names mentioned). If anyone needs to see the three men, I will be putting the picture on Ancient Faces after Christmas. If you can identify the men as your ancestors, we could talk. My grandfather had converted an old Dodge Bros. truck into a mobile home for his family. Besides acting, he was an artist and sold his paintings along busy roads in the Midwest. He also did gold leaf work on banks and churches, was an undertaker, a building contractor and he made large signs for businesses to put along the roads. In other words, he was a jack of all trades. His vaudeville act consisted of plays, comedy acts and lots of country music. He played the fiddle, his wife played the guitar and his kids played the mandolin, harmonica and other things. His name was J. D. Henry and his business card said they went by the name: The Ozark Rubes. One card said they were "Daddy and Peggy Henry". His wife's real name was Frances Goodwin Henry. Dawn

    12/20/2007 04:10:29
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Digest, Vol 2, Issue 3
    2. Sandy Vincent
    3. I a looking for information on Leonard Hansen who worked for a carnival about 50 years ago. I believe he lived in Florida and served in the military before that. Any suggestions or clues would be appreciated Thank you Sandy

    12/20/2007 03:22:46
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] names of carnival
    2. Carlette
    3. ----- Original Message ----- From: Lloyd Warner To: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:52 PM Subject: names of carnival My father worked in a traveling carnival in the midwest in the 1920s. Any info on the names of carnivals of that time would be appreciated. Lloyd Warner [email protected]

    12/19/2007 01:47:38
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] names of carnival
    2. Carol Mieske
    3. I was looking for Carnivals in Calif and Nebraska in the 1920's, but haven't been in contact with anyone. Sorry I can't help you. Carol ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlette" <[email protected]> To: "Lloyd Warner" <[email protected]>; <[email protected]> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 6:47 PM Subject: Re: [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] names of carnival > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Lloyd Warner > To: [email protected] > Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:52 PM > Subject: names of carnival > > > My father worked in a traveling carnival in the midwest in the 1920s. Any > info on the names of carnivals of that time would be appreciated. > > Lloyd Warner [email protected] > _______________________________________ > To contact the list admin: > [email protected] > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word > 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the > message

    12/19/2007 01:14:44
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] List Update New Rootsweb Survey
    2. Joan Asche
    3. Hello all, Rootsweb is asking for your opinion. Please this is not a topic for list discussion simply passing along a bit of news that some may be interested in. Read the article and leave comments at http://blogs.rootsweb.com/newsroom RootsWeb Survey We've posted a 12-question survey and would really appreciate your input on why you use RootsWeb and how we can all work together to make it an even better place to do family history. We're working hard to understand your needs better and better - please click http://www.zoomerang.com/recipient/survey.zgi?p=WEB2266SZ6T5HV to give us your thoughts. J. Asche List Admin

    02/20/2007 11:58:46
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] MEXICAN CIRCUS COMES TO TEXAS
    2. Trevia W Beverly
    3. New to the list, but thought perhaps someone would be interested - Trevia Wooster Beverly Houston, Texas 100 years ago --------- November 8, 1852 The circus comes to town! On this day in 1852, the first recorded mention of the distinctive Mexican circus in Texas appeared in the San Antonio Ledger. Though the performing groups may have been in Texas prior to this date, this newspaper report marked the first documentation of the circuses in the Lone Star State. The Mexican circuses evolved over the years from sixteenth-century performers called voladores (flyers) and Spanish minstrels and jugglers to include maromeros (acrobats) by the seventeenth century and dramatic performers in the eighteenth century. By the time they got to Texas, the Mexican circuses had incorporated Italian, English, and American influences, including the English clown. Carpas (tent circuses) proved popular into the twentieth century throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South and Central Texas, and several companies made San Antonio their home base. The carpas, often family-based, delivered commentary on Tejano social life and influenced the development of Mexican-American theater. Links to related Handbook of Texas Online articles http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/ MEXICAN CIRCUSES MEXICAN-AMERICAN THEATER TEJANO SAN ANTONIO, TX

    11/08/2006 01:12:22
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Carnival References
    2. Joan Asche
    3. Would anyone have any recommended websites or published materials concerning Carnivals and Sideshows that would be helpful in the general research of the subject? Thanks, Joan Asche

    09/02/2006 09:23:37
    1. [CARNIVALS & SIDESHOWS] Wild West Show - Jack Macurio
    2. Sharon
    3. I am still seeking anyone who may have heard of a Wild West sideshow or act featuring JACK MACURIO, my grandfather. He had his own act which he performed in multiiple carnivals and circuses throughout the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's. He often presented himself as a Cherokee Indian and sometimes called himself "Chief Black Wolf". He was an expert sharp-shooter, roper and knife thrower. For a time, my grandmother was his assistant, but after their divorce in 1921, his assistant was a woman named SUE RAY. He also performed in various Vaudeville shows onstage and in a few movies. He died in 1948, but there could still be a few carnival/circus folks out there who may remember him. Email Sharon at: [email protected] Thanks

    08/31/2006 01:08:33
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS-&-SIDESHOWS] Wake Up Sleepy List!
    2. Heidi Dedrick-Doherty
    3. Hi - this is Heidi and I am particularly interested in the Brown & Dyer show during its run in the 1920's. As part of that, I am also interested in the Dakota Max Wild West back end show. A friend of mine's father was in the Wild West show that ran with Brown and Dyer in the mid to late 20's. Thanks, Heidi. ----Original Message Follows---- From: "Joan Asche" <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: [CARNIVALS-&-SIDESHOWS] Wake Up Sleepy List! Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:00:05 -0400 Hi all, It's been awhile since the list has had any discussion so I thought it might be a good idea to ask everyone to check in and let us know what your interest is in CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS. I personally have no particular individual or organization that I am researching so my interest in the topic is purely academic. Joan Asche List Admin To contact the list admin send an email to: [email protected] _____________________________ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message _________________________________________________________________ Get the new Windows Live Messenger! http://imagine-msn.com/messenger/launch80/default.aspx?locale=en-us&source=wlmailtagline

    08/28/2006 04:02:55
    1. [CARNIVALS-&-SIDESHOWS] Wake Up Sleepy List!
    2. Joan Asche
    3. Hi all, It's been awhile since the list has had any discussion so I thought it might be a good idea to ask everyone to check in and let us know what your interest is in CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS. I personally have no particular individual or organization that I am researching so my interest in the topic is purely academic. Joan Asche List Admin

    08/28/2006 04:00:05
  1. 08/16/2006 04:18:37
    1. leonard Hansen
    2. Sandy Vincent
    3. I am looking for any information on a Leonard Hansen from Florida that worked with Cooks Amusements in 1950's. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Sandy

    08/15/2006 10:15:05
    1. LIST UPDATE
    2. Joan Asche
    3. Hello all, Just a quick update to let you know that the planned migration for this list that was scheduled for today was postponed until Thursday. For anyone interested the schedule and additional information may be found http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/migrate_sched.html Once this list is moved to the new service it should not present any problems with how you receive you mail. But if have any questions just email me at [email protected]

    08/15/2006 06:13:05
    1. PLEASE READ IMPORTANT LIST UPDATE
    2. Joan Asche
    3. Hello all, Just a quick list update to let you know that this mailing list is scheduled to be migrated to the new mailing list service on Tuesday, August 15. The change will mostly affect anyone who is subscribed in both list and digest modes. You will no longer be able to subscribe to both lists modes with the same address. You can belong to both modes if you like but you will need to subscribe to them using different email addresses. You can always use a free online email service such as yahoo, hotmail, or gmail. Anyone who would like an invite to gmail please contact me at [email protected] For peer to peer help or any other questions regarding the mailing list migration and how it will affect you there is a new mailing list to help. To subscribe to the list, send an email with the word "subscribe" in the subject line to: [email protected] If you would like to subscribe to the list digest, please send an email with the word "subscribe" in the subject line to: [email protected] For additional information regarding the list migration see: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/migrate_sched.html Please do not discuss this on this list. If you have any questions please direct them to the List-Update Mailing list. Sincerely, Joan Asche Admin

    08/12/2006 07:43:55