Friday, November 22, 2013


George E Donham and Sarah Adelaide Studley were married in Abington, Ma. on
7May 1869, possibly in East Abington which later became Rockland. I don't know
how or where they first met. They had a total of five children, the names of whom
I found in the Federal Census images on All were born in Rockland,
Ma :

Anna Catharine Donham, b.1869, d.1871.

Sarah Agnes Doham, b.12 Jul 1871, d. 1959.  Never married. She worked as a

Benjamin  C. Donham, b. 4Aug 1873  d. ? Married with three children. An engineer.

Wallace B. Donham, b 26Oct 1877, d. 29Nov 1954 at Cambridge, Ma. Married with
four children. A banker.

George H. Donham, b. 29Feb 1880, d.9Oct 1958 Worcester, Ma. Married with three
children. Owned a poultry farm.

As I searched for information on George's family I came across a document image for
his son Benjamin that made my jaw drop:

This is a U.S. Consular Certificate of Registration of American Citizen for Benjamin
Curtis Donham of Rockland Ma. It was issued by Thomas Sammons  U.S. Consul
General at Seoul, Korea on 28May 1908.  It says Benjamin arrived on 6 Oct 1905,
that he was married to Edith McKean and that they had two children who had
been born in Korea. Benjamin was there to construct waterworks

I set out to find more information.

To be continued,

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