Monday, December 29, 2008

John Freund on Robert Lounsbury & descendents

In the seventeenth issue of the Lounsbury Tree is an article by John Freund entitled "Robert Lounsbury and some of his descendants in western New York." Bill Mac Donald has drawn out this excellent article and placed it in Adobe Acrobat format so that the orignial tables retain their form. Many thanks to our good editor.

Some find Adobe Acrobat a very large program for reading pdf files such as the Freund article. Windows computers that find the large program a challenge migh find the smaller (and still free) Primopdf program more palatable.

Click for article or download on the blue text.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fall 2008 issue available

Editor Bill Mac Donald has published Issue 47 of the Lounsbury Tree. It is linked at right.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Benjamin Piper Lounsbury & Grandaughter Alice Lounsbury

  Benjamin Piper Lounsbury was born January 25, 1851 and lived in Wisconsin until moving to the Fontanelle, Iowa area in 1883 where he bought a farm. He married  Ellen Lucillia Aspinwall and they had two children, Agnes, and Benjamin Howard. He, (B.P.L) died February 1926. Alice, my mother, was born October 6, 1906 to B.H.L and Edna Woodruff and is still going strong, for 102!  This picture of grandfather and graddaughter  was taken in 1917 near Canby, Iowa.

From Dick Woodruff.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lounsbury pictures

If you have Lounsbury pictures dating before 1920 and would like them posted here, please send it to me with a description of the photo (who, where, when, occasion, if known).

Bob Fraser
thefraser [at]

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Richard Parker about Alice Gwendolyn Lounsbury

My mother, Alice Gwendolyn Lounsbury/Parker will turn 102 on Oct 6, 2008. A large gathering of relatives will meet for the 13th straight year to celebrate the event. With two children and their spouses to keep track of her, she still lives alone in her own home.
Her "line", I guess you call it, is Richard, Richard, Henry, Nathan, Nathan, Daniel, Ira, Benjamin, Benjamin.
She is the eldest of seven children of Benjamin Howard Lounsbury and Edna May Woodruff L. The only other surviving child is Elinore, the youngest (83).
Apparently the Lounsburys heeded the word to "be fruitful and multiply".
I am Richard Parker. Not a historian exactly because I don't have the concentration or patience, but a lot of the stuff seems to accumulate around here. My aunt, Helen Lounsbury did an awful lot of the work of excavating information years ago.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day

For all those Lounsburys (with varied spellings) who live or lived in Canada or have ancestors who did, happy Canada Day (although your ancestors may have celebrated Dominion Day.)

-bob (from Michigan)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It's spring and a new tree has arrived!!

Editor Bill Mac Donald has birthed Number 46 of the Lounsbury Tree. It's a strapping one, coming in at 28 pages. It is linked at the right. Enjoy!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Another Lounsbury Tree and another link

Al Lounsbury had a copy of Issue 15 of the Tree and editor Bill Mac Donald has scanned it and now it is linked on this site. Thanks Al. If anyone has the two remaining missing issues, would you leave a comment with an address that we can get to you?

"Blue Sky Girl" provided us with a link to "Lounsburys of New York" and I have added that to the Lounsbury Genealogy links in the right column. Thank you Blue.

-bob fraser

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lounsbury, Donald Hall (23 July 1917 - 5 Jan 2008)

The obituary is posted at
(If the long URL does not work, try: Person ID at the site is 100882766.

Bil Mac Donald, our editor, will include the obituary in the next issue of the Tree with additional detail and at least one other photograph. The link above may not be permanent.