Civil War Hero Ancestor Makes Front Page

Imagine picking up your local newspaper and seeing your ancestor’s photo on the front page in preparation for a monument of him to be unveiled in your community. That’s exactly what happened to Grand Rapids, Michigan resident Patty Provot a few weeks ago.

She was staring at an old photograph of a Civil War veteran, who bore a striking resemblance to her great-great grandfather.

“I thought, ‘Boy, those people looked a lot alike because that looks like Alonzo Woodruff,'” Provot said.

It was.

Read more at the Grand Rapids Press blog here.


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