Anna Maria Alma Flansburg

Anna Flansburg, Jessie Belle [White] Dayton’s mother, was born in Chester, NY, April 3, 1855.  She was one half-Dutch.  Her father, William Flansburg, was a pure-bred Dutchman, and he came from a long line of colonial American Dutchmen in the 17th century New Netherlands colony.  Anna was a preacher’s kid.  […]

Faith of Our Fathers

Doreen McCutcheon, my cousin Doris Lamos’ daughter asked me, a couple months ago, what I knew about the faith of our Dayton fathers.  I believe we Daytons have a rich heritage of the Christian faith.  I’ll tell you what I know of it, and you can decide.  Christian faith is […]

Letter to the Editor

DFH Volume 1 Issue 25 From time to time I receive a comment to an article which must be shared with you.  This month’s is a doozer.  My proofer, Izzie, is on the verge of insubordination and being fired for her telling it like it is.  She didn’t suck up […]

Neighborhood Caroling

DFH Volume 1 Issue 25 By Jim Dayton    The Joy of Christ in Christmas was never so real as the evening our neighborhood in Connecticut got together for caroling and refreshments. We lived in a new 88-acre development, and we were all corporate gypsies.  Its residents came from every […]