On Easter Sunday in the year 1931, our Grandma Elizabeth was at Goldfish Pond with her baby boy . . . a baby girl would join the family the following January . . . that baby girl grew up to be our Mom . . .
On that long ago Sunday, Elizabeth captured the above snapshot of one of the goldfish, saying that it was "partly out of the pond after a piece of popcorn" . . . this Goldfish Pond was apparently a favorite place for an outing for this little family . . . a few years later the following snapshot was taken . . .
This is our Mom and her brother, sitting on the edge of Goldfish Pond . . . this would have been mid-1930s . . . mayhaps on another Easter Sunday . . .
More than three hundred years before the above images were captured on film, that little body of water was known by another name . . . Ingalls Pond . . .
Near this pond was the home of Edmund Ingalls, one of the founders of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this pond can be seen on the following map . . . towards the right . . . and in the bottom third of the image . . .
On an unspecified day in the month of March in the year 1648 . . . Edmund Ingalls would meet a watery death when the horse he was riding fell through a faulty bridge while crossing the Saugus River on a journey to Boston from his home near Ingalls Pond . . . this Boston Street crossing can be seen in the bottom third of the above map . . . to the far left . . .
This Edmund Ingalls is said to be the 5th great-grandpa of President James Garfield . . . he is the 7th great-grandpa of American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder . . . and as a result of on-going research regarding the ancestors of our Mom, just this past week this same Edmund Ingalls was revealed to be the 10th great-grandpa of the Mom of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .
Other blogposts regarding the same Edmund Ingalls . . .
- Barbara Johnson from Wisconsin
- Cow Hampshire
- Historians out & About
- My Maine Ancestry
- Nutfield Genealogy
- Omah's Corner
Relationship to me
EDMUND INGALLS (1595 - 1648)
FAITH INGALLS (1622 - 1690)
daughter of EDMUND INGALLS
HANNAH ALLEN ( - 1698)
daughter of FAITH INGALLS
HANNAH HOLT (1677 - 1747)
daughter of HANNAH ALLEN
LYDIA FARNUM (1699 - 1746)
daughter of HANNAH HOLT
RUTH FOSTER (1722 - 1760)
daughter of LYDIA FARNUM
LUCY PORTER (1751 - 1822)
daughter of RUTH FOSTER
JONATHAN BARKER (1785 - 1860)
son of LUCY PORTER
TIMOTHY BARKER (1809 - 1870)
son of JONATHAN BARKER
JERUSHA MARILLA BARKER (1841 - 1899)
daughter of TIMOTHY BARKER
THOMAS WARREN ALONZO SMITH (1866 - 1920)
son of JERUSHA MARILLA BARKER
ELIZABETH MARILLA SMITH (1912 - 1932)
daughter of THOMAS WARREN ALONZO SMITH
daughter of ELIZABETH MARILLA SMITH
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