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Yeah, so, I definitely need to PAFT.  Like Kerstin said before, as I’m searching for secondary source info I keep finding tons of primary source docs.  Which will come in handy in the wee hours of the morning.  I also had anticipated eventually narrowing my focus down from the Russo-Japanese war to something more like the Portsmouth Peace conference, and there is suprisingly lmuch less on the conference than I had originally assumed.  Can’t find the Chris Bombaro assignemnt, anybody remember how many sources we need?

In response to Professor Osborne’s comment on my previous blog I did some digging to found out if my great g-dad’s name really was Pobert, and not Probert or Robert(which would make since since both my grandfather and father are named Robert).  But is name was indeed Pobert.  His wife’s given name was also Bessie (which I usually think of as a nickname for Elizabeth).  This paints the picture in my mind of the past generations of Faughts being uneducated farmer-people, which Butterfield would not approve of.  Prof. Osborne also mentioned the possibility of the name Probert, which was very common in the day like names like Ashely for guys(Scarlett’s love interest in Gone with the Wind anyone).  My maternal grandfather’s name was Courtney, which we now think of more as a name for girls, not six foot five manly men with Irish brogues. 

In response to Professor Osborne’s comment on my previous blog I did some digging to found out if my great g-dad’s name really was Pobert, and not Probert or Robert(which would make since since both my grandfather and father are named Robert).  But is name was indeed Pobert.  His wife’s given name was also Bessie (which I usually think of as a nickname for Elizabeth).  This paints the picture in my mind of the past generations of Faughts being uneducated farmer-people, which Butterfield would not approve of.  Prof. Osborne also mentioned the possibility of the name Probert, which was very common in the day like names like Ashely for guys(Scarlett’s love interest in Gone with the Wind anyone).  My maternal grandfather’s name was Courtney, which we now think of more as a name for girls, not six foot five manly men with Irish brogues. 

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