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One was a Bookie and other one was a Racing Judge.

Its no wonder I am some horse. Smile
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Great grandfathers? One was a sandhog, digging tunnels etc in NYC the other settled in Oklahoma and I believe he had a little store or worked in it, not sure.
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One was a farmer who emigrated from Scotland to Nova Scotia. The other was a carpenter in a little village in Denmark.

John
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On 2010-08-18 15:46, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
The other was a carpenter.
John

That's great!
I always loved the guitar solo in "Goodbye to love",probably a little after your great grandads time though. Smile
To my shame,I really don't know what my great grandparents did,or even where they came from.
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Mother's side: German cobbler, railroad brakeman and farmers.
Father's side: One was a Welsh coal miner and I have no idea about the others.
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My mothers father was a fisherman in Scicca Sicily.
My fathers father was a sheppard in Scicca Sicily.
They both moved here when they were in their teens

My parents were both born in suburban Philadelphia, and they met at a roller skating rink. My father was quite a skater, and was very popular with the ladies. My mother wasn't allowed out of her fathers house at night until she was 25 years old. She was very shy, and he was very agressive. Their marrage lasted 61 years.
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My father was a Scot. The racing judge is the Scot side of the family. My mother was English.

I once said to a pal of mine “My Great Grandfather was a Judge.” and he replied, “Not a very good one.” Smile
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My fathers father was an art and set director with MGM (and others I believe) including movies like "Sining in the Rain". He was also drinkin buds with Walt Disney and was the designer of Main Street at Disneyland!

My maternal grandfather did everything from run numbers in NY as a lad to selling insurance and other products later to support his family then spent the last several years of his life rehabbing old Victorian houses and buying, refinishing and selling early American antiques!

My dads dad passed when I was young so I didn't know him well but my moms father was a huge influence in my life and passed when I was in my early 20's.
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One was a farmer, raised hogs, and I'm not sure what the other one did.
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What did your GREAT granddad do? HOAKY SMOKEY

Man I would have to do a search in a Sicilian court house to even find out what my GREAT granddad's name was.
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On 2010-08-18 15:46, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
One was a farmer who emigrated from Scotland to Nova Scotia. The other was a carpenter in a little village in Denmark.

John


What happened to the other two?
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2010-08-18 15:46, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
One was a farmer who emigrated from Scotland to Nova Scotia. The other was a carpenter in a little village in Denmark.

John




What happened to the other two?

How many great granddads can one person have? Smile
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I did not think that I would have to do this but:

Your parents are one generation back
Your grandparents are two generations back
Your GREAT gradnparents are three generations back
Your GREAT, GREAT grandparents are four generations back

Now go back and read the original question SLOWLY
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On 2010-08-18 17:59, LobowolfXXX wrote:
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On 2010-08-18 15:46, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
One was a farmer who emigrated from Scotland to Nova Scotia. The other was a carpenter in a little village in Denmark.

John




What happened to the other two?

How many great granddads can one person have? Smile
Ray.


Ummmmmmm... Well, in most polite societies, it would be one different dad for each of the four grandparents, so... 4?!
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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Sorry.
Granddad and great granddad brain freeze.
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My Granddad was a taylor, my great Granddadad worked at a large jewelry store as a master watchmaker. In those days to be certified as a master watchmaker, one had to be able to make all the parts of the watch except the mainspring.
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My dad operated a crane at ICI in england. My granddad operated crane at ICI in england. My Great Grandad operated crane at ICI in england.
My other Great Grandad was a farmer in Napanee Ontario.
My other great granddad was a mohawk indian from the reserve at Desoronto.
Not sure about the fourth.
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Lobo is correct. Based on census reports on my dads side the other great grandfather was a bakers assistant in NYC (my dads family were all in NYC until me) while on my mothers side the other grandfather was an indian and they didn't bother with keeping track of what he did or didn't do. My mothers mother also has no records other than when she passed away.

Grandparents one was an engineer at Edison Electric in New York after a stint in the merchant marines while on the mammy's side he worked or owned a store until losing in in the depression then became a custodian at the highschool. He was also the assistant coach on the ball team and coached Mickey Mantle (Commerce Oklahoma) at highschool. My aunts first experience with the, uh, bat was with Mickey at around age 13. Mickeys bat was known all over town. By coincidence my mothers best friends (well former as my mother is no longer living) son was the director of the school district over Commerce and the principle of Commerce Elementary is a member here and my cousins kid was a bad influence on his daughter, small world huh?
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Never mind read as Grandfather not great sorry.
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On 2010-08-18 17:59, LobowolfXXX wrote:
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On 2010-08-18 15:46, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
One was a farmer who emigrated from Scotland to Nova Scotia. The other was a carpenter in a little village in Denmark.

John


What happened to the other two?


No idea. I never knew three of my grandparents. The only one I knew told me that his father was a carpenter back in Denmark, but made no mention of his father-in-law. Both he and my grandmother were from Denmark, but unfortunately there are only a few Danish surnames. There are just too many Jensens for me to find out much about my maternal grandmother's family.

I knew from a number of sources that my paternal grandfather grew up on a farm in Malagash County, Nova Scotia. A bit of web searching indicated that his father emigrated from Scotland. His wife (my grandmother) was from Boston; but again I know nothing about her family.

Thanks for asking.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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