Remembering the Tornado of 1979

2019-10-04T11:10:39-04:00September 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

On October 3, 1979, a devastating tornado hit the village of Poquonock in Windsor at 3 PM. Three people were killed, 143 hospitalized and 350 others were treated in emergency rooms. Sue Banks was one of the Poquonock residents at home with her children that afternoon. These are her memories from that day.

Windsor’s Irish Legacy

2019-02-13T14:16:42-05:00March 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Everyone pretends to be a wee bit Irish on March 17, but Windsor has a stronger connection to the Emerald Isle than one day of shamrocks and green attire. In fact, Irish immigrants flocked to Windsor during the 19th century looking for work and a safe place to raise their families. Twenty percent of Windsor’s population was first or second-generation Irish by 1860.

Poquonock Roots and Spiritual Wings: Missionary Traditions in the Marshall Family

2019-02-13T12:20:38-05:00November 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Carrie Phelps Marshall Kendrick (1883-1963) was regarded as one of Poquonock's history keepers. Born on lands that had been farmed by her family for eight generations, I wondered what drew Carrie to Georgia where she married her husband Alexis Dawson Kendrick (1873-1931) in 1904 and began family life.

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