Lincoln Presentation at Sons of American Revolution Oaks Chapter (Michigan)

SAR Oaks Chapter (Michigan) with Bill Nash

 

I was honored to attend the Sons of the American Revolution (Oaks Chapter) membership meeting, June 9, 2011, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan this week. We had fellowship over a wonderful dinner, followed by my presentation of “Abraham Lincoln-Items for Consideration.”  I had set up the presentation in “show & tell” fashion- describing how the various items related to Lincoln. Some of the items were obvious-others were not. Here are a few of the items I discussed. See if you can guess how they might relate to Lincoln:

1) A turtle, 2) Volk life mask (that’s easy!), 3) military utensils from the Civil War, 4) a .41 caliber pistol ball, 5) a Derringer pistol, 6) a Confederate five dollar bill, 7) a bullet probe.

I also included in the presentation 3 items of curiousity involving popular errors. One item was the issue of the “last photograph” of Lincoln. Another item was Abraham Lincoln’s “Ten Cannots.” And finally, I displayed a small statue of Lincoln with a quote on it from—-President Kennedy! Except it doesn’t ascribe the quote to Kennedy. It is there on the base of the statue as if Lincoln said it.

Finally, I had provided the members a narrative of the Lincoln assassination night that I personally wrote-full of errors. The members were asked to identify the errors in the story as wriiten. Not one of the members got the count right, but I awarded a prize to the three members who had the highest numbers of errors identified. No one went over the correct figure.

All in all, it was a great night. I thank the Oaks chapter of the SAR for inviting me and allowing me to talk about my favorite subject-Abraham Lincoln!

SAR Oaks Chapter member Bill Nash

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3 Responses to “Lincoln Presentation at Sons of American Revolution Oaks Chapter (Michigan)”

  1. B. Nash says:

    Nancy: You probably need to contact the Michigan Society SAR. I’m a member but not a genealogist. Go to the National SAR Website and find where the State Society links are. Good luck in your search!

  2. Nancy Bain says:

    I am trying to find information regarding my father who was a member of SAR in Detroit Michigan. I would like the ancestral links between him and his revolutionary member. My fathers name was Templar Sanford Cawthorne, born 1901 (SAR: vol 22, Natl ID 81872, State ID 2176). His revolutinary ancestor was William Sanford 1752. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Nancy Bain says:

    I am trying to find information regarding my father who was a member of SAR in Detroit Michigan. I would like the ancestral links between him and his revolutionary member. My fathers name was Templar Sanford Cawthorne, born 1901 (SAR: vol 22, Natl ID 81872, State ID 2176). His revolutinary ancestor was William Sanford 1752. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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