Prune picker

Prune picker is a Depression Era term for a native Californian. It was not a complement. In the thirties when I was a boy there were times that I was the only prune picker in a group. Everyone else had been born somewhere else.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Capt Lyman Bennett Munson. 2nd cousin, 5 times removed.

Here is an item I culled out of The Munson Record. Should be interesting to my family and friends in the Northwest. Especially those near Boise. He was captain of a company raised to fight in the Oregon Indian Wars of 1855-1856. He followed in the steps of his ancestor, Captain Thomas Munson, who fought in the New England Indian Wars of the 17th century.  The news article on his death is dated 1884. He could have lived in Boise 20 to 30 years.

3 comments:

  1. I think Boise is a lovely place. I didn't know we had family history there, though.

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  2. I have read of Monsons all over the country. Captain Thomas had one son. That son had nine sons. Those 9 had 17 sons. That is a good start on populating the earth. The first American born in Java was the child of a missionary named Munson.

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  3. Steven lived in Boise I believe

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