Friday, July 25, 2014

1929 Directory

Well what happened! Before I knew it, I went from working in March to sitting here in July trying to figure out what happened to all those months....time is a fickle friend.

A lot has happened to me in the last few months and I will try to let all my diehard fans...yes all two of you... know all about the fun I have been having. 

But for today, it's back to work for me.  I finally have got a few minutes to work on some actual research. 

In the Spotlight section of the The Weekly Genealogist put out by the NEHGS on 23 July 2014, Valerie Beaudrault talks about a new website called the Fort Collins History Connection.  She states, "The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Poudre River Public Library District have collaborated to create the Fort Collins History Connection website."  I found this a tad bit interesting as my Timbrel family is from around that area.  So I headed on over there and did a quick search for
"Timbrel" and what do you know I got a hit.  Sweet! Well, two to be more precise.  But the first one is the pretty cool hit. 

It is a "1929 Fort Collins Directory" and in it, it lists my Great Grandpa Lesile Timbrel as living in Loveland on 143 10th Street. 

I had heard that the Google car was here in Elko a couple weeks ago and it must have been in the back on my mind for all this time. Because I decided to look and see if it had made a pass through Loveland Colorado.  Happily it has!!

This is a picture of the house located at 143 10th St Loveland, CO.  According to Larimer County records it is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath.  I would love to be able to visit this home and see the inside.  It has probably gone through many changes since my Great Grandparents lived there in 1929.  My Grandpa Lloyd and his older brother Kenny and older sister Juanita lived in this house also.  I can imagine them playing outside and running up and down the sidewalks.  Not sure when my Grandpa got polio but it very likely could have been in this house.  Interesting to see someplace and realize that part of your past was there. 

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