My Grandmother did What?

My Grandmother did what


From Lisa:  Grandfather, Herman Bolst, owned a Bakery in Longmont, CO that sponsored a Hockey team

From Phil: Grandfather, Ingolf Quam, left Norway as a 19 year old to travel to his uncles home in Idaho. The only English he knew was apple pie and coffee.

His Great-grandfather, Frank Bartlow worked for the Ringling Bros Circus. He was later killed by a circus elephant in Iowa.

From Bob: His mother Lil learned to be a trapeze artist with Ringling Bros Circus in Bloomington, IL., but was prevented by her mother when she wanted to travel with the circus.

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  1. Anne

    My Great Uncle Floyd Marcoe founded Marcoe Candy in Tacoma, WA (Now known as Marcoe &Sons Candy in Seattle). It has been a staple at the Puyallup Fair since 1930. When the Japanese were interned there in 1942, daily he would slip candy thru the fence to the children.


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