Tag Archives: George Benedict Latchford

A Rookie Mistake

You’ve been introduced to my maternal grandfather in a previous post, NYPD Blue: George Benedict Latchford. By all accounts he was a well-respected officer who served the New York City Police Department with distinction for about 32 years, from 1926 … Continue reading

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The Latchfords Come to America

In early March of 1890, 27-year-old William Latchford boarded the RMS Umbria at Queenstown, Ireland, in County Cork, for the 32-day voyage to his new home in America. He left behind his parents, Francis and Elizabeth Cassells Latchford, as well … Continue reading

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Records in the Mail

I ordered a copy of my maternal grandfather’s State of New York Certificate and Record of Birth online from the City of New York Municipal Archives. It arrived in the mail last week. There’s really no new information on George … Continue reading

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The Graduates

Liam Morrison Murphy graduates from Plano East Senior High School today. His cousin Mary Cage graduated from Ponder High School last week. Mary, by the way, was Salutatorian of her class of 75 Ponder graduates. Way to go, Mary! Liam’s … Continue reading

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Cousin Norman

I made some pretty interesting finds in my research around the Blakeley family this past week. The most interesting find? We’re related to Norman Rockwell! Yes, Norman Perceval Rockwell, popular 20th-century American painter and illustrator, is a distant cousin. Norman, … Continue reading

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NYPD Blue: George Benedict Latchford

I had a nice dinner tonight with my brothers Brian and Mike (thanks Mike for picking up the tab) and my Aunt Mary Latchford Kennedy. Mary is in town for the wedding of Brian’s daughter Colleen. We had a great … Continue reading

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Seventh Son

I was digging around on my computer looking for something to write about in this week’s blog post when I came across a few images I’d forgotten I had. They were among some pictures and clippings my mom (Catherine Latchford … Continue reading

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