Saturday, September 13, 2008

College football and genealogy

Writing in Friday's issue of the Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio), Michael Arace reports on Robert Neal's report on his Methodist relatives, Granville and Oliver Frambes. Granville sold much of the land on which Ohio State University now stands; Orville went west as a missionary and founded the Los Angeles Academy which became the University of Southern California. Without this pair of brothers tonight's college football extravaganza might not have been possible.

If you're more interested in the Frambes families than in the score of the OSU-USC showdown, one starting point a couple of moderately well sourced online databases are at worldconnect when you search on Granville Frambes. Orville married a Stevens, and Google Book Search shows snippets of a Stevens book that at least mentions Frambes.

1 comment:

Jasia said...

As passionate as I am about genealogy, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, tops college football Saturdays at my house!!!

Much as it pains me to root for OSU I will be this week. But only because I want them to be sittin' on top when Michigan plays them in November. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.