Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where Were They 100 Years Ago?

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)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 18 May 1919 - 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 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. Seaver (born 1911, my father), Edward R. (born 1913), and Geraldine Seaver (born 1817).  I have 15 year old pictures of this residence, which has been demolished.

*  My great-grandparents Frank W. Seaver (born 1852) and Hattie (Hildreth) Seaver (born 1857) resided at 149 Lancaster Street in Leominster, Massachusetts with my 2nd 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-grandparents Henry Austin Carringer (born 1853) and Della (Smith) Carringer (born 1862) resided at 2105 30th Street in San Diego, California with Della's mother, my 2nd great-grandmother, Abbie A. (Vaux) Smith (born 1844), lived with them.  I have many pictures of this residence, which now stands at 2115 30th Street..

*  My grandparents, Lyle Carringer  (born 1891) and Emily (Auble) Carringer (born 1899) resided at 2054 Harrison Avenue in San Diego, awaiting the birth of my mother in late July 1919.  Emily's mother, my great-grandmother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (born 1868) may have lived with them in San Diego or at another unknown address.

So I have 12 direct ancestors living at this time, 100 years ago.  One parent, four grandparents, five great-grandparents, and two 2nd great-grandparents.


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Yvonne Demoskoff said...

I found 15 ancestors living in 1919.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my link: I had 16 living ancestors, but one one house photo.

Lacie Madison said...

Here is my post.