Friday, June 26, 2015

page xi -- The Burch Family Tree

updated 10 May 2016

There are a number of references to family in the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection. To minimize confusion, I have reproduced below a portion of my family tree (beginning with Thomas Burch b.1637 in Dorchester MA, off screen) as prepared by my mother, Faith Arnold Diver, Earl J. Arnold's daughter. The area of interest is highlighted.

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Of particular interest are these notations about Earl J. Arnold's employment:

newspaper reporter:

Hartford Times
Courant
Bristol Press

public relations/publicity:

New Departure Company

Chamber of Commerce executive:

Bristol CT
Lake Worth FL
Hartford CT
Willimantic CT
Waltham MA (1929-1961)

Emma Jane Arnold (b. 1850 Bristol CT), compiler of the Arnold scrapbook, was a charter member of the Grand Army of the Republic's Women's Relief Corps.

Emma Jane's husband, Robert Earle Arnold (b. 1848 Broadalbin NY), whose career began as a clockmaker in Bristol CT, was a disabled Civil War Veteran. He served in the cavalry as a member of the 1st Connecticut Volunteers. He was later assigned to Washington DC where at some point he drove carriage for President Lincoln. After his military service, he spent some time in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State attempting to recover from a chronic lung condition. Unfortunately, he did not recover, and died when his youngest son Earl was less than a year old. Upon his death in 1885, Emma Jane began the project that would become the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.


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