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Thomas Edison, King George V, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Flo Ziegfeld

April 16, 2016

 

What do these these seemingly random group of famous historical figures have in common? Well that is today's interesting discovery!

 

While I was building my family tree and adding information about my 5th cousin, Robert Jocelyn Durrand, and his wife, Claire Brookes, I ran across a number of hints about Claire's family. Since I hate to waste historic information, I decided to add some of Claire's family into the tree. After all, Claire married into the family so her children and her relatives are all related to me in one way or another.

 

When I got to Claire's aunt, Blanche Brookes, I came across her marriage certificate. She married a man named Eugen Sandow. I saw Blanche's father, Warwick Brookes, listed as a witness for her, and for Eugen, a Florenz Ziegfeld. 

 

I know the name Ziegfeld from the old Ziegfeld Follies and old