Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Parents' 40th Anniversary

My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last year. That's such an incredible milestone. Here's a layout with their wedding photos and a photo from their 40th Anniversary Party.

Kit: Blushbutter's Unicorn and Fairy clipart kit

Fonts: Fiolex Girls (40th and dates) and Quill (Your Love...)

Software: PSP X2

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thomas D. Oviatt

This is my great-great-grandfather, Thomas D. Oviatt.


Thomas D. Oviatt

Thomas was born July 22, 1838 in the town of Jackson, New York. He was the second of two children born to Samuel and Lydia Loudon (McMillan) Oviatt. Thomas’ mother died when he was only three years old. His father remarried and had another child with his new wife.

Thomas married Isabelle R. (Arnott) on December 7, 1869. They had six children together—4 boys and 2 girls.

He was listed as a farmer in the census records. His daughter, Margaret, said that his chief occupation was going West very often and bringing back a carload of horses, farm horses, driving horses, etc.

Thomas did have his teaching certificate, but by the time he wrote his will (two days before his death) he could no longer even sign his name. He died October 6, 1887 and was laid to rest in Woodlands Cemetery at Cambridge, New York next to his beloved wife.


Feather pen, plaque and vellum from Blushbutter's Good Men Kit

Book from Blushbutter's Craft Scrapbooking Kit

Rest from Blushbutter's Gentle kit.

Fonts: Edwardian Script ITC (name) and Pristina (journaling)

Software: PSP X2