In keeping with adding the names of my 2nd gr-grandparents, this block is in memory of John Hankinson, an English immigrant. According to the 1841 & 1851 England censuses, John, a brick layer, his wife, Alice, and their children were living in Liverpool. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1851. For more than twenty years (1854-1876) John was listed in the NYC Directories as a mason with his business at 464 Greenwich St. and residence at 36 Renwick. Both are in the area of the Holland Tunnel in lower Manhattan.
I chose to copy this inking that Barbara had posted on her blog a while ago.
Would you believe the first time around I didn't leave space for a seam allowance? What was I thinking?? This is version #2 :)
DIED AT NEW YORK CITY
MARCH 15, 1885
AGED 64 YRS 11 MOS 30 D'S
When John died the attending physician was Samuel S. Purple, a founding member and past president of the NY Academy of Medicine and for many years the editor of the NY Genealogical and Biographical Record. After all these years the Purple name continues to haunt me. My grandmother Maud Hankinson Davis states her mother was Mary Purple but I haven't yet been able to make that connection.
So back to Chimney Sweeps for a minute . . .
Here's a little piece I made in 2004 based on a doll quilt that was documented by HQPNJ.
In 2006 Barb V. and her friend, Mary, were co-chairs of GSQs Friendship Quilt. I had to provide the red fabric for my block so this is what I chose.
A wonderful assortment of reds and one lucky winner :)
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