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    Advanced Search functions - Elasticsearch

    Thanks for the non-response, a bit the same when i posted about damaged encyclopedia links. No wonder I stopped posting anywhere else on the forum board and here I will not be either:(
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    Other movement part Wanted Rockford Watch Company Handbook 2006 by John Fogarty, also a Cheshire Watch Co Watch/Movement

    Still looking to buy one of these books if anyone has one that they would like to part with; "Rockford Watch Company Handbook" John Fogarty 2006. Thanks:)
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    Hi Tom, Tried a search this morning for Rockford Pocket Watch & just Rockford, the first only showed results back to 2020 the 2nd went back only to 2016, previously I have been able to see results from much earlier, have you any idea with what is happening?? I am using the latest edition of...
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    Thanks Tom.
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    Searching posts

    In relation to searching for certain terms in posts (in this case the use of "Rockford") I have notice for the last 1-2 weeks that I am only getting a return of entries that date back to 2019 (this happens whether using inverted commas or not), nothing from an earlier date is found, can anyone...
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    The one accomplishment of which I am the most proud - a wonderful daughter.

    A Great thing Clint, very nice to see another of the younger ones making their way, gives you some hope for the future:)
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    It is not mine to upload, but on the certificate there is the Bride, Groom, Rabbi and the witness, whether the witness is a friend or one of the Faith I do not know, but the hand writing is in 4 different hands, so then we have four different people which does not include the Bride & Groom...
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    I hope it is Jerry but without other forms of historical data of some sort it is always going to be "maybe it is", this is especially so when I had a quick look in the census records to see how many Jacob Franks where around in the same era in America that all could have owned the watch (there...
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    Interestingly I am wondering why as being President of the Company he would not have taken a 23 Jewel Grade 305 open face as it was top of the range, I suppose this would be dependent on when a person was looking to have one (what year and what was available)? Still a very nice watch and the...
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    I have a few Ancestors that fiddled their age quite a bit on official documentation back in the day, so it does not surprise me at all:)
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    I think either the linked site might have the dates a bit out of whack or Jacob was a bit dishonest about his age as you have alluded to (this would not be the first time it had been done by people), just double checked and definately the correct certificate:)
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    Her name is as follows (on certificate) when they were married; "Flora Griesheimer", there also later appears to be an addition added, this appears later down the track on some documentation; "Flora Griesheimer Louer".
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    I do not know, he could have been in a hurry on the day he did his signature for this, I do not think one will ever know. Anything is possible as there a multiple scenarios and without some historical proof it is hard to say it is categorically his. To make a more informed guess on the "case...
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    I just had another look on the certificate to check how the Bride signed, this to see if some of the letters were signed the same way in her name as Jacob's signature. If a bureaucrat had filled out the certificate I would expect to see the same letters that are in each name very similar to each...
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    Personal Watch Former President Rockford Watch Co--Jacob Franks

    I just do not know, it will be interesting to see what pops up, I have not been able to find stuff that was signed by him during his time with the Rockford Watch Company.

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