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    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] Brown & Dyer Carniva
    2. Heidi Dedrick-Doherty
    3. Thanks a lot for the suggestions - will do! ----Original Message Follows---- From: "Bill Barry" <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [CARNIVALS] Brown & Dyer Carniva Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:28:58 -0700 On 6/16/06, Heidi Dedrick-Doherty <[email protected]> wrote: >Hi - my name is Heidi and I'm trying to help a friend of mine learn a >little >bit more about when her mother and father traveled with this carnival. Her >mother was a Medium and her father, an Algonquin Indian, was in the Wild >West Show. This was during the mid to late 1920's. > >Since I've been able to find nothing - anything, no matter how small, would >be helpful. > >Thanks, Heidi. You might try the 1910 or 1920 Federal census for Pawnee Oklahoma. My great-grandfather Edward J. Barry is in the 1910 census there listed as a Carnival Roadman. On the pages around him are lots of other people with Carnival occupations. Good luck, Bill Barry ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== To contact the List Admin: mailto:[email protected] To unsubscribe send an email to: [email protected] (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe in the body of the message. ============================== Census images 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871, plus so much more. Ancestry.com's United Kingdom & Ireland Collection. Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13968/rd.ashx _________________________________________________________________ FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar – get it now! http://toolbar.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200415ave/direct/01/

    06/21/2006 05:04:35
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] Brown & Dyer Carnival
    2. Matteson Richard
    3. Heidi, If you are willing to show the given and surnames of this couple, I will be able to search those censuses and other databases. You could let me know the names if that is ok with her and I will make a focused search. Best to send those data directly to me and I will respond directly to you. Bill Barry's insights seems very useful! Dick Matteson College Park, MD [email protected] On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:28:58 -0700 "Bill Barry" <[email protected]> writes: > On 6/16/06, Heidi Dedrick-Doherty <[email protected]> wrote: > > Hi - my name is Heidi and I'm trying to help a friend of mine > learn a little > > bit more about when her mother and father traveled with this > carnival. Her > > mother was a Medium and her father, an Algonquin Indian, was in > the Wild > > West Show. This was during the mid to late 1920's. > > > > Since I've been able to find nothing - anything, no matter how > small, would > > be helpful. > > > > Thanks, Heidi. > > You might try the 1910 or 1920 Federal census for Pawnee Oklahoma. > My great-grandfather Edward J. Barry is in the 1910 census there > listed as a Carnival Roadman. On the pages around him are lots > of other people with Carnival occupations. > > Good luck, > Bill Barry > > > ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== > To contact the List Admin: > mailto:[email protected] > > To unsubscribe send an email to: > [email protected] > (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe > in the body of the message. > > ============================== > Census images 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871, plus so much more. > Ancestry.com's United Kingdom & Ireland Collection. Learn more: > http://www.ancestry.com/s13968/rd.ashx > > >

    06/16/2006 08:36:39
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] Brown & Dyer Carniva
    2. Bill Barry
    3. On 6/16/06, Heidi Dedrick-Doherty <[email protected]> wrote: > Hi - my name is Heidi and I'm trying to help a friend of mine learn a little > bit more about when her mother and father traveled with this carnival. Her > mother was a Medium and her father, an Algonquin Indian, was in the Wild > West Show. This was during the mid to late 1920's. > > Since I've been able to find nothing - anything, no matter how small, would > be helpful. > > Thanks, Heidi. You might try the 1910 or 1920 Federal census for Pawnee Oklahoma. My great-grandfather Edward J. Barry is in the 1910 census there listed as a Carnival Roadman. On the pages around him are lots of other people with Carnival occupations. Good luck, Bill Barry

    06/16/2006 09:28:58
    1. Brown & Dyer Carnival
    2. Heidi Dedrick-Doherty
    3. Hi - my name is Heidi and I'm trying to help a friend of mine learn a little bit more about when her mother and father traveled with this carnival. Her mother was a Medium and her father, an Algonquin Indian, was in the Wild West Show. This was during the mid to late 1920's. Since I've been able to find nothing - anything, no matter how small, would be helpful. Thanks, Heidi. _________________________________________________________________ Is your PC infected? Get a FREE online computer virus scan from McAfee® Security. http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?cid=3963

    06/16/2006 09:23:13
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] Looking for name of traveling carnival.
    2. elizabeth mcintyre
    3. Thank you so much for your reply. I'm thinking I might have him narrowed down to Jackson Taylor maybe born in Shrewsbury, Sullivan Co., PA. I know he had a brother Mathew, ggreat grandfather. I can only find Mathew on the census and know for sure it's him in 1880 in Cuyahoga, IL. Mathew lists his birth as 1853 in PA, both parents born in PA and my mother remembers her grandmother mentioning the stores around the coal mines on visits. I have a picture of Jack around 1920 and my mother seems to think he owned a carnival that traveled so it's really hard to find him on the census. Her grandmother mentioned he was in South America often too. No one ever knew where to find him. Matteson Richard <[email protected]> wrote: I made a quick run through censuses 1850 to 1930 and found over 50 that were born in the 1850s and were born in Pennsylvania. Their census locations ranged from Pennsylvania to Michigan to Florida and etc. San Quenton was the home to one who was a "guest" of the Federal Government!!! I believe that if you were to be able to provide data on Jack's birth town or city location and whether hie ever married and had a family and where that family might have been located, I might be able to search more productively for him. Also, if you know which state his father was born in and then his mother was born in that might help sort out the Jack Taylor you seek The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 censuses have parents birth Countries or States listed. Dick Matteson College Park, MD On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 05:58:34 -0700 (PDT) elizabeth mcintyre writes: > My mother told me her great grandfather's brother used to work for or > own a traveling carnival. She said she's pretty sure he used to > travel to South America with them. > His name was Jack Taylor and it had to be around the late 1800's > through the early 1900's. He was born in Pennsylvania in the > 1850's. I'd appreciate any info or an idea on where to even begin > looking. Thanks. > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com > > > ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== > To contact the List Admin: > mailto:[email protected] > > To unsubscribe send an email to: > [email protected] > (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe > in the body of the message. > > ============================== > Jumpstart your genealogy with OneWorldTree. Search not only for > ancestors, but entire generations. Learn more: > http://www.ancestry.com/s13972/rd.ashx > > > ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== To contact the List Admin: mailto:[email protected] To unsubscribe send an email to: [email protected] (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe in the body of the message. ============================== Census images 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871, plus so much more. Ancestry.com's United Kingdom & Ireland Collection. Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13968/rd.ashx __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

    06/10/2006 03:16:34
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] Looking for name of traveling carnival.
    2. Matteson Richard
    3. I made a quick run through censuses 1850 to 1930 and found over 50 that were born in the 1850s and were born in Pennsylvania. Their census locations ranged from Pennsylvania to Michigan to Florida and etc. San Quenton was the home to one who was a "guest" of the Federal Government!!! I believe that if you were to be able to provide data on Jack's birth town or city location and whether hie ever married and had a family and where that family might have been located, I might be able to search more productively for him. Also, if you know which state his father was born in and then his mother was born in that might help sort out the Jack Taylor you seek The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 censuses have parents birth Countries or States listed. Dick Matteson College Park, MD On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 05:58:34 -0700 (PDT) elizabeth mcintyre <[email protected]> writes: > My mother told me her great grandfather's brother used to work for or > own a traveling carnival. She said she's pretty sure he used to > travel to South America with them. > His name was Jack Taylor and it had to be around the late 1800's > through the early 1900's. He was born in Pennsylvania in the > 1850's. I'd appreciate any info or an idea on where to even begin > looking. Thanks. > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com > > > ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== > To contact the List Admin: > mailto:[email protected] > > To unsubscribe send an email to: > [email protected] > (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe > in the body of the message. > > ============================== > Jumpstart your genealogy with OneWorldTree. Search not only for > ancestors, but entire generations. Learn more: > http://www.ancestry.com/s13972/rd.ashx > > >

    06/09/2006 11:56:53
    1. Looking for name of traveling carnival.
    2. elizabeth mcintyre
    3. My mother told me her great grandfather's brother used to work for or own a traveling carnival. She said she's pretty sure he used to travel to South America with them. His name was Jack Taylor and it had to be around the late 1800's through the early 1900's. He was born in Pennsylvania in the 1850's. I'd appreciate any info or an idea on where to even begin looking. Thanks. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

    06/08/2006 11:58:34
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] ROBINS' CIRCUS
    2. Joan Asche
    3. Hi, Technically this list is for carnivals, and carnival folks. There is a list for the circus and Circus Folks and it can be found: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Occupations/CIRCUS-FOLK.html On 4/1/06, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote: > I don't know if this is the right place to ask this or not--are/were > circuses and carnivals, etc. one and the same or different? Samuel Fowler Givens > was connected with circus in Philadelphia, PA. > > This is from the Sussex County, NJ, Sussex Register, August 19, 1909: > > "Samuel Fowler Givens was in town on Saturday with Robins' Circus of which > he is manager. Fowler has been associated with shows form away back in the > seventies, and being a native of Sussex county was well known in this vicinity > where he once resided." > > Does anyone have any information on this Robins' Circus? > > Mona, Richmond, IN > > > ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== > To contact the List Admin: mailto:[email protected] > > To unsubscribe send an email to: [email protected] > (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe > in the body of the message. > > ============================== > Search Family and Local Histories for stories about your family and the > areas they lived. Over 85 million names added in the last 12 months. > Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13966/rd.ashx > >

    04/02/2006 01:34:02
    1. ROBINS' CIRCUS
    2. I don't know if this is the right place to ask this or not--are/were circuses and carnivals, etc. one and the same or different? Samuel Fowler Givens was connected with circus in Philadelphia, PA. This is from the Sussex County, NJ, Sussex Register, August 19, 1909: "Samuel Fowler Givens was in town on Saturday with Robins' Circus of which he is manager. Fowler has been associated with shows form away back in the seventies, and being a native of Sussex county was well known in this vicinity where he once resided." Does anyone have any information on this Robins' Circus? Mona, Richmond, IN

    04/01/2006 03:28:39
    1. KATIE ROSE SCHAUB
    2. >The grandmother of our family (Katie Rose Nee Scherbel Schaub) left to join >a carnival or circus in Southern MN near Mankato on the 26th day of >Jan. 1876. > The family did not hear from her again until later years when she was blind >and needed someone to care for her. Her daughters did not take her >in as she > had abandoned them when they were young. She may have married > again to a Mr. > Miller.I have checked with Circus records at Wisconsin and nothing > was found > there. Any information would be appreciated.

    03/20/2006 02:07:03
    1. Circus Queen: Mollie Arline Kirkland Bailey
    2. Trevia W Beverly
    3. Here in Houston we have 'Miss Mollie' buried at Hollywood Cemetery (see below). Go to the Handbook of Texas Online at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/ and enter the words Circus Queen in the seach area. Biographical material will be found here. In 1989 a Texas Historical Marker was dedicated at her gravesite. You may read (and print out) the marker text by going to the Texas Historical Commision ATLAS site at http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ Scroll down to Enter the Atlas and then you'll be able to enter the County: Harris, and then go to Bailey, Mollie. from my book, Rest: A Historical Directory of Harris County, Texas, Cemeteries (1822-2001) Including Burial Customs and Other Interesting Facts, With a Listing of Past and Present Communities, Funeral Home and Monument Companies. 1st Edition 1994; 2nd Edition enlarged from 307 to 509 cross-indexed listings. Compiled by Trevia Wooster Beverly (Tejas Publications & Research, Houston, 2001). 223. HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY: 3506 North Main, Houston 77009. 713.227-5109. At North Main & Interstate 45 feeder road (about 25 ft. from corner). 1895 -. 60 acres, 22,000+ graves on banks of Little White Oak Bayou. Mausoleums. Sexton's records available for staff research only at a fee. Julia Ideson 1880-1945, Houston's first city librarian; Dr. John Ralston; Mollie Arline Bailey 1841-1918, who was a Confederate spy and nurse, operated a showboat on the Mississippi River, and with her husband, Gus, created Bailey's Circus. Extensive Mexican-American burials. Some of Houston's earliest Asians are buried here, notably, Shinpei Mykawa, a Japanese nurseryman who introduced rice growing to the area in 1906 and for whom the town of Mykawa (qv) was name for after he fell to his death under a rice machine in 1907. Includes a State Historical Marker for Mollie A. Bailey (1844-1918), "Circus Queen of the Southwest." RECORDED: Cemeteries of Harris County, Texas Vol. II, 1985, Lorine ! Brinley. 493C http://www.texasescapes.com/They-Shoe-Horses-Dont-They/Mollie-Bailey.htm and many other articles will come up by placing the name Molly Bailey in your search engine. Hope this is useful to someone -- and I'd appreciate hearing from anyone directly connected to this family. There ae some discrepancies in the history and some of us are trying to sort out the complete factual history. Trevia Wooster Beverly Houston, Texas

    03/20/2006 01:59:34
    1. Jack Macurio - Wild West Shows
    2. Sharon
    3. Hi: My name is Sharon and I am researching my grandfather, who was a circus and carnival showman all of his life from age 14 until he died in his 60's. My grandmother ran away with him when she was 18 yrs. old and joined his act. Jack Macurio was an expert sharpshooter, roper, and knife thrower, and grandma Louise was his "target". He used to shoot cigarettes out of her mouth, amongst other things. Grandpa was part Cherokee and often used names such as "Chief Black Wolf" in his acts. The specialty was wild west shows and we have pictures of Louise and Jack in one cosume set - cowgirl and cowboy. Grandpa traveled with various shows at various times, but his act was his own "business" and we have copies of his letterheads, letters, ads from newspapers, etc. He was also in some vaudeville stage acts and also in a few movies. When Jack and Louise's children - my mom and uncle, were small, Grandma no longer felt that this was a good life for them, and she and Grandpa parted. Louise went on to build a new life and Grandpa had a new assistant named Sue Ray. Jack Macurio was born, we believe, in Mexico in 1886. My grandmother's maiden name was "Bezio" and she was born and raised in Marinette, WI. Would love to hear if any of you have ever heard of Grandpa Macurio's act which would have been running from about 1900-1949. Thanks!

    03/06/2006 12:50:48
    1. Oops--Re: Samuel Fowler GIVEANS
    2. Sorry, I meant to hit delete and hit send on my previous message concerning Samuel Fowler GIVEANS. He was noted in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Philadelphia. There was a newspaper article in a Sussex Co., NJ newspaper where he was sued by two of his performers for non-payment of services. I just wondered what the outcome of that was. And if anyone else had any information about that in Philadelphia newspaper accounts. Samuel was married to a Cecelia Thomas MILLER--her second marriage. Cecelia and Samuel F had one son, Samuel Fowler Giveans, Jr. Thanks. Mona, Richmond, IN

    02/28/2006 07:11:17
    1. Samuel Fowler GIVENS/GIVEANS, circus in Philadelphia, 1900
    2. I am trying to learn more about my collateral ancestor, Samuel Fowler GIVENS/GIVEANS (b. 1842) who had a circus in Philadelphia. A native of Sussex County, New Jersey, he was sued

    02/28/2006 07:07:14
    1. PLEASE READ: Admin Announcement
    2. Joan Asche
    3. A new mailing list for ancestors who worked in the movie industy is now available. This list is available for anyone who worked in this industry from actors/directors to janitors any time frame or location. http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Miscellaneous/MOTION-PICTURE-ANCESTORS.html

    02/28/2006 05:09:53
    1. PLEASE READ: Welcome from the Admin
    2. Joan Asche
    3. I would like to welcome all new members to this new list. At this time I would like to ask that everyone post there interest in the topic. But when I post mine please don't boo me off the list okay?!? To my knowledge I have no ancestors who made a living in this entrainment business. My purpose for the list is that 1) rootsweb didn't have one and 2) I hope to enrich my limited knowledge on the subject, and 3) I can't find any factual data on the Internet PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: *Do not use the reply button on this message but start a new one with a subject line that pertains to your research/question/interest. ** When replying to message please do not daisy chain posts. Keep the most recent or a snip of the most recent as a reference but please remove any previous messages and taglines. ***Digest users please change the subject lines and remove any digest material before posting.

    02/28/2006 05:03:22
    1. Re: CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D Digest V06 #2
    2. Bev Gray
    3. Sorry List Admin, I forgot to cut the tail off! B

    02/21/2006 05:15:37
    1. Re: CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D Digest V06 #2
    2. Bev Gray
    3. Hello Richard, your story reminded me of something I heard from the one person I have ever met who was associated with a carnival (her parents owned one) she said " you can't beat a carny" indeed ! bev On Feb 21, 2006, at 6:00 AM, [email protected] wrote: > > > CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D Digest Volume 06 : Issue 2 > > Today's Topics: > #1 Hello! [Holly Garverick > <[email protected]] > #2 Re: CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D [Bev Gray > <[email protected]>] > #3 Re: [CARNIVALS] Hello! [Matteson Richard > <[email protected]] > #4 Re: [CARNIVALS] Re: CARNIVALS-AND- [Matteson Richard > <[email protected]] > > Administrivia: > To post to the mailing list send a plain text email to: > [email protected] > > If using the reply feature CHANGE the subject line to represent your > message. > > REMOVE all digest material before posting. > > To unsubscribe from CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D, send a message to > > [email protected] > > that contains in the body of the message the command > > unsubscribe > > and no other text. No subject line is necessary, but if your software > requires one, just use unsubscribe in the subject, too. > > To contact the CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D list administrator, send > mail to > [email protected] > > > ______________________________ > > > From: Holly Garverick <[email protected]> > Date: February 20, 2006 11:58:43 AM EST > To: [email protected] > Subject: Hello! > > > Hello! I am so thankful this list is out! My great grandfather, > "Prof." Edwin E. Brown ran shooting galleries with an unknown > carnival. He was also a tattoo artist. He was "married" to Sadie and > she was tattooed as well. In the early 1900's, my grandfather was > behind one of the shooting galleries and got shot in the leg with a > bb. > > My great grandfather used to have a lot of native american artifacts, > supposedly from the Indians that travelled with their carnival. I am > trying to find info on him and have hit brick walls. > > I do know they travelled alot through St. Louis, Indiana and Chicago, > and finally locating in Michigan. > > Thanks! > > ______________________________ > > > From: Bev Gray <[email protected]> > Date: February 21, 2006 1:20:47 AM EST > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D Digest V06 #1 > > > We all seem to be looking for the long-lost who, very successfully, " > ran away from home and joined the circus" so that they WOULDN'T be > found... does anyone have any success stories here? > Thanks, bev in toronto > > ______________________________ > > > From: Matteson Richard <[email protected]> > Date: February 21, 2006 1:29:26 AM EST > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [CARNIVALS] Hello! > > > Holly, I briefly looked at various censuses and discovered that there > were many Edwin E.. Browns in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. > Might you know when your great grandfather was born? Where he was born > and who was his father and mother and his siblings - if you know > those?? > I may be able to get back to the 1850s if you have some of those > data... > Dick Matteson College Park, MD > > On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 8:58:43 -0800 Holly Garverick > <[email protected]> writes: >> Hello! I am so thankful this list is out! My great grandfather, >> "Prof." Edwin E. Brown ran shooting galleries with an unknown >> carnival. He was also a tattoo artist. He was "married" to Sadie >> and she was tattooed as well. In the early 1900's, my grandfather >> was behind one of the shooting galleries and got shot in the leg >> with a bb. >> >> My great grandfather used to have a lot of native american >> artifacts, supposedly from the Indians that travelled with their >> carnival. I am trying to find info on him and have hit brick walls. >> >> >> I do know they travelled alot through St. Louis, Indiana and >> Chicago, and finally locating in Michigan. >> >> Thanks! > > ______________________________ > > > From: Matteson Richard <[email protected]> > Date: February 21, 2006 3:12:52 AM EST > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [CARNIVALS] Re: CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D Digest V06 > #1 > > > Bev, A good question! Perhaps it is "all in the trying". > I used to always try and find a Carnival in a > nearby town on weekends and just play the booths until quitting time > Usually we had a small gang and were somewhat unruly! Mostly, > though, I tried to win the main prize at each booth (Who didn't!). > I practiced shooting at a home made hoop nailed to a pole - endlessly > it seemed. Then, one time when at the basketball shoot, at the > Carnival > I sidled up and did everything I could to look awkward. The man then > challenged me to shoot ten shots and if I made JUST nine, I would get > the main prize - a football with a dollar taped to it. I paid for the > ten > shots > and made the first 8 baskets cleanly and openly marveled at my great > luck. > Then the man handed me a ball for the next shot. It was barely > inflated > and looked much bigger than the other ones! As one might expect, I > could > > not put in either of the last two shots and gone was my dream of > winning > the "main" prize! Dick Matteson > > Tue, 21 Feb 2006 01:20:47 -0500 Bev Gray <[email protected]> writes: >> We all seem to be looking for the long-lost who, very successfully, " >> >> ran away from home and joined the circus" so that they WOULDN'T be >> >> found... does anyone have any success stories here? >> Thanks, bev in toronto >> >> >> ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== >> To contact the List Admin: >> mailto:[email protected] >> >> To unsubscribe send an email to: >> [email protected] >> (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe >> in the body of the message. >> >> ============================== >> Search Family and Local Histories for stories about your family and >> the >> areas they lived. Over 85 million names added in the last 12 >> months. >> Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13966/rd.ashx >> >> >> >> >>

    02/21/2006 05:13:35
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] Re: CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS-D Digest V06 #1
    2. Matteson Richard
    3. Bev, A good question! Perhaps it is "all in the trying". I used to always try and find a Carnival in a nearby town on weekends and just play the booths until quitting time Usually we had a small gang and were somewhat unruly! Mostly, though, I tried to win the main prize at each booth (Who didn't!). I practiced shooting at a home made hoop nailed to a pole - endlessly it seemed. Then, one time when at the basketball shoot, at the Carnival I sidled up and did everything I could to look awkward. The man then challenged me to shoot ten shots and if I made JUST nine, I would get the main prize - a football with a dollar taped to it. I paid for the ten shots and made the first 8 baskets cleanly and openly marveled at my great luck. Then the man handed me a ball for the next shot. It was barely inflated and looked much bigger than the other ones! As one might expect, I could not put in either of the last two shots and gone was my dream of winning the "main" prize! Dick Matteson Tue, 21 Feb 2006 01:20:47 -0500 Bev Gray <[email protected]> writes: > We all seem to be looking for the long-lost who, very successfully, " > > ran away from home and joined the circus" so that they WOULDN'T be > > found... does anyone have any success stories here? > Thanks, bev in toronto > > > ==== CARNIVALS-AND-SIDESHOW-ACTS Mailing List ==== > To contact the List Admin: > mailto:[email protected] > > To unsubscribe send an email to: > [email protected] > (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe > in the body of the message. > > ============================== > Search Family and Local Histories for stories about your family and > the > areas they lived. Over 85 million names added in the last 12 > months. > Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13966/rd.ashx > > >

    02/20/2006 08:12:52
    1. Re: [CARNIVALS] Hello!
    2. Matteson Richard
    3. Holly, I briefly looked at various censuses and discovered that there were many Edwin E.. Browns in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Might you know when your great grandfather was born? Where he was born and who was his father and mother and his siblings - if you know those?? I may be able to get back to the 1850s if you have some of those data... Dick Matteson College Park, MD On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 8:58:43 -0800 Holly Garverick <[email protected]> writes: > Hello! I am so thankful this list is out! My great grandfather, > "Prof." Edwin E. Brown ran shooting galleries with an unknown > carnival. He was also a tattoo artist. He was "married" to Sadie > and she was tattooed as well. In the early 1900's, my grandfather > was behind one of the shooting galleries and got shot in the leg > with a bb. > > My great grandfather used to have a lot of native american > artifacts, supposedly from the Indians that travelled with their > carnival. I am trying to find info on him and have hit brick walls. > > > I do know they travelled alot through St. Louis, Indiana and > Chicago, and finally locating in Michigan. > > Thanks!

    02/20/2006 06:29:26