Our 132nd consecutive Annual Reunion returns to the traditional in-person format! Our focus this year is on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s branch of the family. The fun happens August 5-7 in Springfield, Missouri. Reunion details have been posted. Reproduction of a cabin the Ingalls family lived in for several years
A Protective Coat for Everything
Francis Harrington Glidden, a descendant of Capt. John Locke of Rye, sometime seaman and merchant, turned to varnish and made history. In 1866 he started as a varnish salesman, and in 1875 started his own varnish company that turned into the Glidden Varnish Company, making varnishes for furniture, pianos, carriages and wagons. He built it into the largest varnish company …
The 2021 reunion will be August 7! As last year, the business meeting will be held online (Zoom), with a remembrance at the Locke Memorial for those in town. An announcement was sent to all members June 9, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harry Mowe Opens Bowling Alley
In 1909 Harry Plummer Mowe, 7th geat-grandson of Capt John Locke, and his brother-in law William Lessor opened the Arcade Bowling Alleys on Daniel Street, in Portsmouth. They rebuilt the entire building for this purpose and the new alleys were said to be the best in the state, with the latest in ball-return equipment, and with a fine steel ceiling …
Supplement I Back in Stock
Supplement I books are back in stock! You can order Locke Genealogy Supplement Volume I (1979) on this site. Supplement I is pictured along with the reprint of the original 1916 genealogy and Supplement II (2001), both of which can also be ordered here.
Side Trip to Rye Historical Society
The Rye Historical Society opened up for us on the third day of the reunion.