American History in Real LifeMovies in the past have often shown characters that were touched by historical events. Yet sometimes, the truth is often more fantastic than anything Hollywood can devise. These stories of real people show how the events of the past touched their lives. Some times the stories are dramatic, sometimes simple, but all in all they weave a tapesty of the richness of the American experience.
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In looking at family history, sometimes only a fleeting glimpse of a person appears that illuminates their lives. One such story deals with Aduella Price Norvell (born May 23, 1820 -died September 1909 in Petersburg, Virginia). Aduella was the daughter of … Continue reading
Americans traveled far more in the 19th century than we globe trotters of the 21st think. Death at sea was quite common, either from ship wreck, under mysterious circumstances, or illness. Once such death happened to Joshua Norvell. Joshua … Continue reading