Monthly Archives: May 2012


The mission of this blog is to share family history and memories. Many of my ancestors lived in Fort Dodge, Iowa – there has been an ancestor or relative of mine living in Webster County since 1880, when William and Lydia Burrell brought their family here from Wisconsin. It’s possible that some of Lydia’s family had been here prior to that – it’s one of the mysteries to be discovered. So when I found out about WikiTree, I quickly got […]

Addressing issues

So I’m still working on figuring out this photo of the three Swenson girls and my mom, Janice Burrell. Mom assures me that her cousin Jane looks more like her older sister (Beverly, in back), than like her twin, so Jane is on the right and Joan is on the left. The next question is where was this photo taken? At first I thought the building in the very far left might be Phillips Middle School – once known at […]