Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):
1) Who is one of your relatives (ancestor or not) who behaved poorly during his or her life? It can be any time period.
2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on tjhisp ost, or in a comment on Facebook or Google+.
Here's one of mine:
Charles Auble (1849-1916) was my great-grandfather, husband of Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) and father to my maternal grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977).
Great-grandpa Charlie apparently lied to Georgianna throughout their courting in Chicago and marriage in Milwaukee,. Wisconsin. He said he was born in October 1864 (age 35) in the 1900 U.S. Census, was age 54 in the 1910 U.S. Census, and his date of birth is listed as 31 October 1854 in his death certificate.
By family accounts, Charlie was fond of strong drink. So much so that he fell down the stairs in the house on F Street in San Diego and ruptured his gall bladder, then lingered bed-ridden for three months before he died, leaving a wife and 15 year old daughter to remember him not so fondly.
Charlie was a painter and interior decorator - I think it was probably painting houses and fences and things, rather than art, because he was a member of the Painter's Union in Chicago and San Diego. I can't find any newspaper items about Charlie in the San Diego newspapers on GenealogyBank about him, other than an obituary and several listings as an election official in April 1916 (but he died 23 March 1916).
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