Saturday, February 24, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where Were Your Ancestors in 1900?

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1)  Where were your ancestors in the year 1900?  Make a list with their ages and location (with the street  address if you know it).

2)  Share your information in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or on Facebook or Google+.  Please leave a link to your post in a comment to this post.

Here's mine (I used my pedigree chart to figure this out):

*  My grandparents Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) and Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) got married in Leominster, Mass. in June 1900.  They were living with their parents in Leominster before that.

*  My great-grandparents Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) and Harriet (Hildreth) Seaver (1857-1920)  resided at 146 Lancaster Street in Leominister, Mass., along with Harriet's mother Sophia (Newton) Hildreth (1834-1923).

*  My 2nd great-grandfather, Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) resided at 7 Cedar Street in Leominster, Mass.

*  My great-grandparents, Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) and Julia E. White (1848-1913) resided in 42 Summer Street in Leominster, Mass.

*  My second great-grandparents, James Richmond (1821-1912) and Hannah (Rich) Richmond (1824-1911) resided in Putnam, Connecticut on Richmond Road.

*  My great-grandparents, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) and Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944) resided on Watkins Avenue (now Hawthorn Street) in San Diego, Calif., with their son, my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976).

*  My great-grandparents, Charles Auble (1848-1916) and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952) resided at 515 West Adams Street in Chicago, Illinois, with their daughter, my grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977).  

*  My 2nd great-grandparents, David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer (1832-1901) resided at the corner of Horton and Ella Streets (now 30th and Ivy) in San Diego, California.

*  My 2nd great-grandmother, Abigail A. (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931) resided on Watkins Avenue in San Diego with her daughter's family.

*  My 2nd great-grandmother, Sarah C. (Knapp) Auble (1818-1904) resided at 411 Chestnut Street in Terre Haute, Indiana. 

So I have 20 ancestors living in the year 1900.  Eight were in Leominster, Mass., two were in Putnam, Conn., six were in San Diego, Calif., three were in Chicago, Illinois, and one was in Terre Haute, Indiana.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I have 24 who were alive in 1900.

Janice M. Sellers said...

I have 17 ancestors I know were alive and four possibles.

Linda Stufflebean said...

I didn't have any 3X greats who lived into the 20th century, but most of my 2X greats did:

Snowy said...

OK, Randy, I love an assignment on a Sunday morning.

The brief version (skipping surnames and addresses) -- LIVING IN 1900 --

All 4 grandparents (all still single) -- living in Illinois, Michigan and two locations in Vermont (Rutland and Burlington).

7 of 8 great grandparents -- widowed gt gm in Kansas, married couples (one in Michigan, and two in Vermont).

3 of 16 great great grandparents -- widowed gt gt gm in Kansas (took me YEARS of cranking microfilm readers to find her with a son that year), married couple in New Hampshire.

That's only 14 -- but fairly well spread out across the country.

Carol Snow

Barb said...

Here's a link to my "Saturday" geneaology fun! I have 23 documented direct ancestors who were alive in 1900. I included a google map of locations for extra "fun" today.

Lois Willis said...

I have 20 direct ancestors who were alive in 1900. My post is at
I also included a google map of the locations.