Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

I haven't participated in SNGF for quite some time but this looked interesting...    our assigned mission tonight from Randy at Genea-Musings is to check out the dMarie Time Capsule website, select a date from our family history and share the information. 

I selected the birth date of my paternal great-grandmother May Kidwell, born Feb 24, 1903. 

Following are some prices and a few statistics of the time:
Bread: $0.04/loaf
Milk: $0.29/gal US
Car: $500
House: $4,000
Stamp: $0.02/ea
Avg Income: $703/yr
DOW Avg:  49

One of the top books of 1903 was The Call of The Wild by Jack London. 
One of the top toys of the year was Crayola Crayons
I also learned that on this date in 1903, the US signed the agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.    

Great site to get more insight to our ancestors lives!   Thanks Randy!

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