Saturday, February 6, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestral Families in 1920?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1) Where did your ancestral families reside in 1920?  Do you know their addresses or locations?   Have you visited the home? Who was enumerated in the 1920 in each family?  Are any of your ancestral families missing from the 1920 U.S. Census even if they should be in the census?

2)  Put it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link in a comment to this post.

Here's mine:

Here are my ancestral families and where they resided on 1 January 1920:

1)  Grandparents:  The Frederick W. Seaver family resided at 290 Central Street in Leominster, Worcester County, Mass.  The household included:
Frederick W. Seaver -- head of household, male, white, age 42, married, born MA, father born MA, mother born MA, superintendent of a comb shop, a salaried worker, rents home, able to read, write and speak English
Bessie R. Seaver -- wife, female, white, age 38, married, born CT, father born England, mother born CT, no occupation, able to read, write and speak English
*  Marion F. Seaver -- daughter, female, white, age 18, single, born MA, father born MA, mother born CT, attending school, able to read and write, and speak English
*  Evelyn Seaver -- daughter, female, white, age 16, single, born MA, father born MA, mother born CT, attending school, able to read and write, and speak English
*  Ruth W. Seaver -- daughter, female, white, age 12, single, born MA, father born MA, mother born CT, attending school, able to read and write, and speak English
Frederick W. Seaver Jr. --  son, male, white, age 8, single, born MA, father born MA, mother born CT, attending school, unable to read and write, able to speak English
*  Edward R. Seaver -- son, male, white, age 6, single, born MA, father born MA, mother born CT, attending school, unable to read and write, able to speak English
*  Geraldine Seaver -- daughter, female, white, age 2, single, born MA, father born MA, mother born CT, unable to read and write, unable to speak English

2)  Grandparents: The Lyle L. Carringer family resided at 2054 Harrison Street in San Diego, San Diego County, California.   The household included:
*  Lyle L. Carringer -- head, rents, male, white, age 28, married, can read, can write, born CA, father born PA, mother born KS, an auditor in a dry goods store, a worker
Emily K. Carringer -- wife, female, white, age 20, married, can read, can write, born IL, father born NJ, mother born Canada
Betty Carringer -- daughter, female, white, age 5 months, born CA, father born CA, mother born IL
Georgia K. Auble -- mother-in-law, female, white, age 50, a widow, born in Canada, parents born Canada, immigrated in 1889, naturalized in 1898

3)  Great-grandparents The Frank W. Seaver family resided at 149 Lancaster Street in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  The household included:
Frank W. Seaver -- head of household, male, white, age 66, married, born MA, father born MA, mother born MA, an assistant superintendent at a horn shop, a salaried worker, owns home free of mortgage, able to read, write, and speak English
Hattie L. Seaver -- wife, female, white, age 62, married, born MA, father born MA, mother born VT, no occupation, able to read, write and speak English
*  Harry C. Seaver -- son, male, white, age 34, single, born MA, father born MA, mother born MA, a button turner in a button shop, a wage worker, able to read, write and speak English
Sophia Hildreth -- mother-in-law, female, white, age 82, widow, born VT, father born MA, mother born MA, retired, able to read, write and speak English

4)  Great-grandparents:  The Henry Austin Carringer family resided at 2105 30th Street in San Diego, San Diego County, California.  The household included:
Henry A. Carringer -- head, owns home with a mortgage, male, white, age 66, married, able to read and write, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania, a cabinet-maker, works in a furniture store, a worker
Della A. Carringer -- wife, female, white, age 57, married, able to read and write, born in Wisconsin, parents born in New York/New York
Abbie A. Smith -- mother-in-law, female, white, age 75, widow, able to read and write, born in New York, father born in England, mother born in New York
*  Mary S. Griffith -- a lodger, female, white, age 45, single, able to read and write, born Michigan, father born Delaware, mother born New York, a music teacher, piano, works on own account.

5)  Great-grandparents:  Georgianna (Kemp) Auble resided with the Lyle L. Carringer family at 2054 Harrison Avenue in San Diego.  Her husband, Charles Auble (1849-1916) died in 1916 in San Diego.

6)  2nd Great-grandparents:  Sophia (Newton) Hildreth resided with the Frank W. Seaver family at 149 Lancester Street in Leominster, Mass.  Her husband, Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) died in 1899 in Leominster.

7)  2nd great-grandparents:  Abbey (Vaux) Smith resided with the Henry A. Carringer family at 2105 30th Street in San Diego.  Her husband, Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) died in 1894 in McCook, Nebraska.

That's all - just two parents, four grandparents, five great-grandparents, and two 2nd great-grandparents were alive on 1 January 1920.  All potential living ancestors were enumerated.  

I have been inside only the Henry A. Carringer home in San Diego.  I grew up in the second floor apartment above the first floor after the house was improved and moved to 2115 30th Street.

I have driven and walked by the other ancestral homes listed here, but not been inside them.  The 290 Central Street home in Leominster has been demolished since my last visit.  

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6 comments:

Liz said...

Randy, that was a great topic, but it was a lot of work! LOL. I've been at it for over 2 hours!

Here's mine:

https://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2021/02/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html

ByAPearl said...

Randy, here's my contribution

https://geneajournalsbyapearl.wordpress.com/2021/02/06/my-ancestral-families-in-the-1920-us-census/

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here is mine. 25 ancestors in 1920

https://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2021/02/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html

Linda Stufflebean said...

I'm late today with my link. I've been enjoying the warm weather by cleaning the dead leaves out of the rocks in our courtyard. :)
https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2021/02/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-128/

Lacie P said...

Here is my post -->My post.

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