Monday, February 15, 2010

Frank Dalby of Albion, Illinois

Anyone considering the trip to Albion, IL, in Sept 2011 might be interested in the sort of life our forbears lived there. The image above is the obituary of Frank Dalby -- sheriff, sportsman, musician and store proprietor (he also had a music store which is not mentioned in the article). Those of us who are past our prime might object to the description "aged" of a man who was 61!
Frank was the son of Samuel Dalby, who had come to Albion in 1835 with his father Robert. Robert had been the village schoolmaster, Clerk to the Vestry (parish clerk) and clerk to the Guardians of the Poor at Tong in Yorkshire.


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