Tuesday Treasure | April 28, 2009

Before she married my grandpa, Dorothy Harris was a grade school teacher in Appleton and Clintonville, Wisconsin. Soon after her wedding to Russell Weller, Dorothy began to keep a scrapbook containing family related newspaper clippings and other mementos. The book she used was a small grade school composition book.

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The first articles pasted in the book are about her own father’s death in 1935. The last one is a small article about she and my grandpa entertaining guests at their Clintonville home in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary in 1954.

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Tuesday Treasure | April 21, 2009

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My great grandparents, Orville and Katherine (Seybold) Harris brought this parlor clock with them to Appleton, WI when they moved from Waldo, FL in 1895. The clock is a Waterbury and was manufactured in about 1874. It was handed down to my grandparents and then to me in the late 1980’s. The clock still runs and, with periodic maintenance, keeps pretty good time.

The Waterbury Clock Company was located in Connecticut and was a major clock producer in the late 1800’s. In 1942, it was bought by Norwegian investors and, soon after, became known as United States Time Corporation. The company introduced the popular “Timex” watch shortly after the WWII.