Saturday, February 24, 2024

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Did Your Ancestors Meet Their Spouses?

  Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  How did your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and other greats meet each other?  Do you know any details?

2) Tell us about your ancestors meeting each other in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

*  I wrote about how my parents met in Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - How Did Your Parents Meet?

*  I think that my paternal grandparents (Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) and Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)) met at a social event in Leominster, Massachusetts in about 1899.  Bessie played the organ and piano, and Fred may have met her at a church function or some sort of music recital.

*  I think that my maternal grandparents, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) and Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) met at a social event in San Diego, perhaps in 1916 or 1917 (they married in 1918).  I have a newspaper article that lists them both at a social event for young people.  Lyle worked at Marston's department store in downtown San Diego and Emily may have met him shopping while she was in High School, or perhaps she worked at Marston's after her father died in March 1916.

*  I know how my great-grandparents Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) and Abbey Ardelle "Della" Smith (1862-1944) me.  Austin had land adjacent to Della's father's land in Cheyenne County, Kansas in the early 1880s, and they both acted in melodrama theater plays in Wano, Kansas.  

*  I think that my great-grandparents Charles Auble (1849-1916) and Georgianna Kemp (1968-1952) met in Chicago, Illinois in about 1895-1897, perhaps at a social function.  They married in 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

*  I think that my great-grandparents Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) and Hattie Hildreth (1857-1920) met in the early 1870s when they were neighbors (houses across the street from each other) in Leominster, Massachusetts.

*  I think that my great-grandparents Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) and Julia E. White (1848-1913) met in Killingly, Connecticut in about 1866-1867 (they  married in 1868) in an Episcopal Church in Killingly.  


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Hope you're feeling better, Randy!

ByAPearl said...

The only story I know is my parents:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my list:

Janice M. Sellers said...

I only know two stories, but I have guesses for several others.