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OMAHA SOCIETY WEDDING – (Marion Edith Orcutt & Alfred James Beaton)

The engagement and wedding of Marion Edith Orcutt and Alfred James Beaton, 1899, Omaha, Nebraska. Continue reading

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GILDED AGE GIRLS- Three Orcutt Sisters in Omaha

The Orcutt family packed up and left Durant, Iowa, on August 13, 1887, bound for Omaha, Nebraska, where opportunities beckoned. Shortly after they moved into their elegant new home, Edith Orcutt, my maternal great-grandmother, celebrated her eighth birthday. She had … Continue reading

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THE ORCUTT FAMILY HOME – OMAHA, NEBRASKA

Family historians research every aspect of their ancestor’s lives, including where they lived. We search for addresses by following a paper trail: census records, directories, land deeds, tax records, and newspaper articles. Once we have an address, we google it … Continue reading

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EDITH ORCUTT BEATON – DAUGHTER OF A 19TH CENTURY ENTREPRENEUR – PART I

My mother and grandmother captivated me with tales about my great-grandmother, Edith (Orcutt) Beaton. Her friends called her Edith, but her family used the nickname “Dee Dee.” My grandmother, Anna Jane (Beaton) Hyde, described Edith as “the sweetest mother in … Continue reading

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Brace of Burglars

Have you documented, photographed,  and insured your valuables?  Do you have an inventory of your treasures, old and new? If not, maybe you should reconsider. Aside from fire and natural disasters, theft is also a threat to your possessions and … Continue reading

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