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#21 VictoriaRose

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

The Gray Family

As they were in the year 1899


Alexander Sebastian Gray II
b. 1850
An earnest, long-time clerk at the local bank

and his wife of 20 years

Helena Douglas Gray
b. 1864
The daughter of a hard-working Greek immigrant family (They changed their last name to something "American" when they came to this country)

and their seven beautiful and healthy children,

Leonora Iris Gray
b. 1880
The eldest daughter and also the wittiest. She prefers to be called Nora.
Hermia Caroline Gray
b. 1881
The most beautiful of the Gray's daughters. She is also an excellent dancer.
Alexander Sebastian Gray III
b. 1883
The eldest son of the Gray's. He is quite the playboy, being that he is quite good looking and knows it. Prefers to be called Trey.
William Clarence and Theresa Catherine Gray
b. 1886
The twins are completely opposites. Will loves reading and works tirelessly at his education with hopes of becoming a doctor when he is older. Tessa is a wild child, much preferring running through the woods or riding horses to reading books. While Tessa uses everything possible to annoy and upset her mother and father, Will is constantly striving to please.
Zachary Douglas Gray
b. 1890
The youngest boy in the Gray family. Zach is very much the baby of the family, used to always getting everything he wants when he wants it.
Virginia Scarlett Gray
b. 1898
The youngest child of the Gray's. A good natured baby who adores all of her older siblings. Is known as Ginny



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Year: 1899
Location: Manhattan, New York

DH: Joseph Arthur Simmons
*born in 1850
*earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank

& his wife of 20 years,

DW: Marguerite Claude Simmons "Margaux"
*born in 1864
*daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from France

They have been blessed with seven healthy children aged 1, 9, 13, 13, 16, 18 & 19.

DD1: Margaret Rose Simmons "May" (b. 1880)
DD2: Joyce Elizabeth Simmons "Beth" (b. 1881)
DS1: Joseph Arthur Simmons "Joe" (b. 1883)
DS2/DD3: Henry Walter Simmons "Harry" / Charlotte Anne Simmons "Lottie" (b. 1886)
DS3: Philip Claude Simmons "Pip" (b. 1890)
DD4: Mary Evangeline Simmons (b. 1898)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

The year is 1899 and you are currently visiting the Hall family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.


The couple is made up of...


DH: Matthew Bryon
-born in 1850-
-earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank-

& his wife of 20 years,

DW: Juliet Austin
-born in 1864-
-daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from England-

They have been blessed with seven healthy children aged 1, 9, 13, 13, 16, 18 & 19.

DD1: Julia Rose (b. 1880)
DD2: Bertha Claire (b. 1881)
DS1: Matthew Bryon (b. 1883)
DS2/DD3: Timothy Maynard/Charlotte Josephine (b. 1886)
DS3: Jacob Brown (b. 1890)
DD4: Eve Peyton(b. 1898)

After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later.



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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

The year is 1899 and you are currently visiting the Hall family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.


The couple is made up of...


DH: Matthew Bryon
-born in 1850-
-earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank-

& his wife of 20 years,

DW: Juliet Austin
-born in 1864-
-daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from England-

They have been blessed with seven healthy children aged 1, 9, 13, 13, 16, 18 & 19.

DD1: Julia Rose (b. 1880)
DD2: Bertha Claire (b. 1881)
DS1: Matthew Bryon (b. 1883)
DS2/DD3: Timothy Maynard/Charlotte Josephine (b. 1886)
DS3: Jacob Brown (b. 1890)
DD4: Eve Peyton(b. 1898)

After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later.



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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

The year is 1899 and you are currently visiting the Bennett family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.

The couple is made up of...


DH Walter Edward Bennett
born in 1850
earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank


& his wife of 20 years

DW Eliza Spencer Bennett
born in 1864
daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from France.


They have been blessed with seven healthy children aged 1, 9, 13, 13, 16, 18 & 19.

DD Liesel Heather Bennett (b. 1880)
DD Joyce Katherine Bennett (b. 1881)
DS Walter Edward Bennett Jr. (b. 1883)
DS/DD Henry Leonard Bennett / Mary Charlotte Bennett (b. 1886)
DS George Spencer Bennett (b. 1890)
DD Eve Juliet Bennett (b. 1898)


After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later - in the next century at least.

Next stop - 1909!



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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

The year is 1899 and you are currently visiting the Howard family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.
The couple is made up of...

DH: Walter Emmanuel Howard
*born in 1850
*earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank

& his wife of 20 years,

DW: Georgia Flynn Howard
*born in 1864
*daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from (you choose)

They have been blessed with seven healthy children aged 1, 9, 13, 13, 16, 18 & 19.

DD1: Georgiana Iris (b. 1880)
DD2: Beulah Grace (b. 1881)
DS1: Walter Emmanuel Jr. (b. 1883)
DS2/DD3: Elliot Graham and Priscilla Claire (b. 1886)
DS3: Samuel Claire (b. 1890)
DD4: Stella Evangeline (b. 1898)

After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later - in the next century at least

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

LN - Griffin
DH - Henry Tobias [49] [b. 1850 m. 1879]
DW - Marguerite James [35] [b. 1864 m. 1979]
DD1 - Margaret Rose [19] [b. 1880]
DD2 - Edna Lucy [18] [b. 1881]
DS1 - Henry Tobias [16] [b. 1883]
DS2/DD3 - William Graham and Elizabeth Alice [13] [b. 1886]
DS3 - Joseph James [9] [b. 1890]
DD4 - Natalie Emma [1] [b.1898]

The Griffin Family
Harry and Marge
Molly ~ Edie ~ Toby ~ Will ~ Beth ~ Joe ~ Nat



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

The year is 1899 and you are currently visiting the Beck family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.

The couple is made up of...

DH: Arthur Zachary
*born in 1850
*earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank


DW: Natalia Timothy
*born in 1864
*daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from (you choose)


DD1: Natalie Rose (19)
DD2: Shirley Louisa (18)
DS1: Arthur Zachary (16)
DS2/DD3: Louis Walt (!3)/ Amelia Marie (13)
DS3: Alexander Timothy (9)
DD4: Mary Viviette (1)

After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later - in the next century at least

Arthur (49)

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Shirley (18)

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Arhur (16)

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Louis (13)

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Mary (1)

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:30 PM

The year is 1899 and you are currently visiting the Collins family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.

The couple is made up of...


DH: Charles Elias nn. Chaz
*born in 1850
*earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank


& his wife of 20 years,

DW: Felicity Austin
*born in 1864
*daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from
England.

They have been blessed with seven healthy children aged 1, 9, 13, 13, 16, 18 & 19.

DD1: Gwyneth* Lillian (b. 1880)
DD2: Hermia Edith (b. 1881)
DS1: Charles Elias nn. Charlie(b. 1883)
DS2/DD3: William Graham / Josephine Catherine (b. 1886)
DS3: Louis Austin (b. 1890)
DD4: Stella Hermione (b. 1898)

After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later - in the next century at least ;)

*Both Felicity and Gwyneth mean happy.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

The year is 1899 and you are currently visiting the King family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.

The couple is made up of Michael Oliver King & his wife of 20 years Delilah Juliet King (nee Neil). They have been blessed with seven healthy children, Eve Arabella King [1], Samuel Neil King [9], Patrick Solomon King & Priscilla Sara King [13], Michael Oliver King [16], Mehitable Jane King [18] & Delila Rose King [19]

After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later - in the next century at least.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

The year is 1899, and you are currently visiting the Cook family, a nice upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, New York. Topics range from what to expect in the next century, your travels, children, old stories, President McKinley's campaign, and that beautiful chiffon your hostess bought for her eldest's honeymoon evening wear.


The couple is made up of...


DH: Martin Arthur

*born in 1850

*earnest, long-time clerk at a local bank


& his wife of 20 years,


DW: Eliza Owen

*born in 1864

*daughter of a hardworking immigrant family from Russia


They have been blessed with seven healthy children aged 1, 9, 13, 13, 16, 18 & 19.


DD1: Elizabeth Rose {b. 1880}

DD2: Shirley Faith {b. 1881}

DS1: Martin Arthur, Jr. {b. 1883}

DS2/DD3: Edmund Clarence/Alice Jane {b. 1886}

DS3: Nicholas Owen {b. 1890}

DD4: Eve Clarissa {b. 1898}


After a lovely visit with your friends (and a wonderful dinner!) it is time to head back to the train station. You promise to keep in touch while you travel and hope to visit again sooner than later - in the next century at least!






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