Michael and Alison Delahunt have two terrific children.
One was photoed as he phoned home from summer camp in Wisconsin. He recounted his adventures on canoing-camping trips, and the latest episodes in the new Harry Potter book.
This sweet girl was also photographed at summer camp in Wisconsin.
She got together with her cousin Martha and her Aunt Mary Jane.
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- ArtLex is a dictionary of visual art — especially for artists, students, and educators interested in art production, criticism, history, aesthetics, and art education. Michael hopes ArtLex will satisfy needs that students of these disciplines have for increasing their understanding of words used in art reading, writing, and conversing. Take a look!
- Alison Delahunt's portfolio of graphic design projects.
- While browsing around pages about Michael's art program. You'll also find copies of lessons on how to make masks with plaster bandages, game theory and maze design.
- Our "Morris Chair" purchased and refurbished.
- How Michael got a Mohawk in June 2003.
- Via Geni.com, here is a portion of my family tree.
- Uncle Samuel Newbury Manierre was a great storyteller. Michael tracked down the source of three of his favorite tales: Howard Pyle's Pepper and Salt. Those stories are reproduced here.
- Michael's Aunt Mary Jane Manierre Foote tells about a Breakfast Party in her family's house in 1930s Milwaukee.
- Michael has edited a memoir written by a sister of his great-great grandmother. In 1883, Jeanette Sergeant Ames Rice (1822-1900) penned this as a birthday present for her niece, Francis Newbury Bagley (1833-1898). It's a remembrance of their lives in the 1830s, from the time they lived in Massachusetts through their pioneer experiences in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa. Michael added notes, illustrations, genealogical diagrams, and an epilogue. You may download a copy of Tales That Have the Rime of Age. [4.8 MB. This and the documents described below are PDF files. To view them, you must use a free download of Acrobat Reader.]
- George Manierre II (Michael's great-grandfather William Reid Manierre's brother, and his grandfather George Manierre III's uncle) who lived from 1845-1924, wrote "The Manierre Family in Early Chicago History" in 1911 for his sons (2.6 MB). It was published in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, October, 1915, volume 8, number 3, pp 448-58. George II remembers his father, George Manierre I (1817-63), who arrived in Chicago in 1835, and became a newspaper editor, a circuit court judge, and a founder of the Republican party. George II remembers seeing his father help runaway slaves. He accompanied his father at the 1860 Republican Convention to witness Abraham Lincoln's nomination as presidential candidate. George II remembers the family home on Michigan Avenue across from where Grant Park is today, the house's burning in the "Great Chicago Fire" of 1871, and much more about life in early Chicago. A second article by George Manierre II was published in 1917: In "Early Recollections of Lake Geneva (Big Foot Lake), Wisconsin," George II remembers his grandfather William Reid (1788-18?), the laird of Castle Hill, Glasgow, who emigrated to the USA in 1840, and pioneered what later became a popular Wisconsin resort community (2.2 MB. Wisconsin Magazine of History, December 1917, volume I number 2, pp 142-148.)
- George Manierre I (1817-1863) was a pioneer Chicagoan, husband and father of five, a lawyer, a circuit court judge, an abolitionist, a sometime politician and newspaper editor. In 1878 Thomas Hoyne wrote and published a 48-page biography: Biographical Memoir of the Honorable George Manierre. I added 26 page index with notes. (75 MB) George Manierre was my great-great grandfather — the father of William Reid Manierre, who was the father of my grandfather, George Manierre III, who was the father of my mother, Suzanne Manierre Delahunt.
- A more distant ancestor (great-grandfather to Jeanette, above) was a Puritan missionary to Mohican Indians in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Reverend Mr. John Sergeant (1710-1749) arrived in the Berkshire wilderness in 1734. The house he built is maintained as a museum. Here is a letter John Sergeant sent in 1743 (8 MB) "to Dr. Colman of Boston containing [his] proposal of a more effectual method for the education of Indian children; to raise 'em if possible into a civil and industrious people; by introducing the English language among them; and thereby instilling into their minds and hearts, with a more lasting impression, the principles of virtue and piety." In some ways Michael's endeavors resemble those of his gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather!