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Frances Jean Bloom Ghertner (1921-1978)

I came across this picture of my mom in a batch of scans from Memphis. She has the ever present cigarette in her hand. She’d toss it on the ground, temporarily, to make a golf shot but not for a … Continue reading

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Em was the “Head of Household” in 1940

In the center of this page header photo is Lynton “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985) agt the time of his Bar Mitzvah in Germany circa 1910. As I said earlier, the 1940 US Census became available to the public last April. However … Continue reading

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Mud-slinging, Mayhem & Murder

In January 1865,  teen age brothers Charles &  Michael Henry De Young and an elder brother Gustavus (who were all uncles of Edward Rhine, 1st cousin 2x removed of Jean (Bloom) Ghertner started a San Francisco entertainment slanted newspaper, The Daily … Continue reading

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Lenny hoofed it to meet Jean

Frances Jean Bloom, whose home was Little Rock, Arkansas, attended school at Nashville’s Ward-Belmont College, a very prestigious ‘finishing school’ for girls, mostly from Middle Tennessee. It’s likely Leonard Cooper Ghertner was still living at his family’s home at 1702 … Continue reading

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