Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestors 100 Years Ago?

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 16 September 1917 - 100 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.

Here's mine:

*  My grandparents Frederick W. Seaver (born 1876) and Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver  (born 1882) resided at 290 Central Street in Leominster, Massachusetts with their children:  Marion (born 1901), Evelyn (born 1903), Ruth (born 1907), Frederick W. (born 1911, my father), Edward R. (born 1913) and Geraldine (born 1917).  I have rpictures of this residence, which was just torn down in Leominster.

*  My great-grandparents Frank W. Seaver (born 1852) and Hattie (Hildreth) (born 1857) Seaver resided at 149 Lancaster Street in Leominster, Massachusetts with my great-great-grandmother Sophia (Newton) Hildreth (born 1834).  I have a 1910 picture of this house, plus recent photographs, which still stands in Leominster.

*  My great-grandfather Thomas Richmond (born 1848)  resided at 124 Cedar Street in Clinton, Massachusetts with his daughter, Annie (Richmond) Pickford and her family.  I don't have a photograph of this house.

*  My great-grandparents Henry Austin Carringer (born 1853) and Della (Smith) Carringer (born 1862) resided at 2105 30th Street in San Diego, California with their son, my grandfather Lyle L. Carringer (born 1891).  Della's mother, Abbie A. (Vaux) Smith (born 1844), lived with them.  I have many pictures of this residence, which now stands at 2115 30th Street..

*  My great-grandmother Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (born 1868) resided at 2140 F Street in San Diego, California with her daughter, my grandmother Emily Kemp Auble (born 1899).  I don't have a photograph of this place.  

So I have 13 direct ancestors living at this time, 100 years ago.


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GeneGinny said...

You can find my contribution at This took me much longer than I expected to write. Thanks for the challenge, Randy.

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine

Linda Stufflebean said...

I've tracked down my ancestral families, living varied lives:

Anonymous said...

Late entry - thank you for this nice challenge Randy! :)