The Birthday Book

  • Laura Jessie Lomax & the Birthday Book- Wisest $45 Ever! One summer in the early 1990s, I was traveling on vacation across Colorado. I was blessed to travel thousands of miles with my family almost every summer and we frequently ended each trip in Glenwood Springs. This particular year, I recall wandering through an amazing antique shop and a nearby jewelry and… Read more...
  • Laura Jessie Lomax, Part 2- Start With What You Know Welcome back to our exploration of Laura Jessie Lomax's Longfellow Birthday Book and our research into her life, family, and journeys. As we reviewed in this first post, the name "Laura Jessie Lomax" is handwritten on the first page with the date 12/25/17. In searching the entries of the pages,… Read more...
  • Laura Jessie Lomax, Part 3- When the Puzzle Pieces Start to Fit! In part 2 of this series, we reviewed possible entries in Laura Jessie Lomax's Longfellow Birthday Book for the names listed on her Missouri state death certificate for her father, Moses L. Lomax, and mother, Laura Cook. We found a birthday entry for both a Moses Lafayette (April… Read more...
  • Laura Jessie Lomax, Part 4- Oh Brother! In part 3 of this series, we reviewed a likely Illinois state marriage index record for Moses L. Lomax and Laura Cook, the parents of Laura Jessie Lomax as listed on her death certificate as well as recorded in her Longfellow Birthday Book. We explored 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census records for Laura… Read more...