Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Epps Island 4th Grade Photograph

The 4th Grade class of 1981-82 at Epps Island Elementary School in Houston, Texas. I am the front row, 3rd child from the right.
Epps Island Elementary School, 4th Grade class, 1981-82
Houston, Texas

Monday, July 30, 2012

Epps Island 3rd Grade Photograph

The 3rd Grade class of 1980-81 at Epps Island Elementary School in Houston, Texas. I am in the 2nd row from the bottom on the far right.
Epps Island Elementary School, 3rd Grade class, 1980-81
Houston, Texas, 12 Feb 1981

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Epps Island 2nd Grade Photograph

The 2nd Grade class of 1979-80 at Epps Island Elementary School in Houston, Texas. I am standing in the middle row, 2nd from the right.
Epps Island Elementary School, 2nd Grade class, 1979-80
Houston, Texas, 25 Feb 1980

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Epps Island 1st Grade Photograph

The 1978-79 1st Grade class at Epps Island Elementary School in Houston, Texas. I am in the middle row, 2nd from the left.
Epps Island Elementary School, 1st Grade class, 1978-79
Houston, Texas, 16 Feb 1979

Friday, July 27, 2012

Epps Island Kindergarten Photograph

This photograph is of the 1977-78 Kindergarten class at Epps Island Elementary School in Houston, Texas. I am in the back row on the far left.
Epps Island Elementary School, Kindergarten Class, 1977-78
Houston, Texas, 21 Feb 1978

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kenneth and Rose Erickson Wedding Photo

This is a photo of my grand uncle Kenneth Iver Erickson and Rose Margaret Flahive on their wedding day, 14 Feb 1935.
Kenneth Iver Erickson and Rose Margaret Flahive
14 Feb 1935

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Anna Christina Nelson Family

This is a photo of my 2nd great-grandmother Anna Christina Nelson and her children in 1940.
Iver Frank Erickson, Selma Finelia Erickson, Anna Sophia Erickson, Anna Christina Nelson,
Esther Ceraphia Erickson, Ewald Walfred Erickson, and Mauritz Emanuel Erickson, 1940

Monday, July 23, 2012

Clark Thompson Photograph

This is a photograph of my grandfather, Clark Minard Thompson, taken in 1932, probably for his graduation from Bentley College of Accounting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Clark Minard Thompson, 1932

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Evelyn Erickson Photograph

This is a photograph of my grandmother, Evelyn Thorst Erickson, taken in 1926.
Evelyn Thorst Erickson, 1926

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Iver Erickson Children Photograph

This is a photograph from 1910 of the three oldest children of Iver Frank Erickson and Maude Emeline Covell.
Donald Covell,  Evelyn Thorst, and
  Kenneth Iver Erickson, 1910

Friday, July 20, 2012

Paul Thompson Children Photograph

This is a photocopy of a photograph of the children of Paul Thompson, the immigrant ancestor for my Thompson ancestry in America. The photograph was taken in 1898.
Children of Paul Thompson, 1898
Esther Lauretta, Emma Julia, Alice Maria,
Edith Paulina, and Austin William Thompson

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Adda Wanda Anders Photograph

This is a colorized photograph of my grandmother Adda Wanda Anders taken on 25 Jun 1927 when she was almost 3 years old.
Adda Wanda Anders, 25 Jun 1927

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Roy Anders Children Photograph

This is a photograph of my grandmother Adda Wanda Anders and her siblings Joyce Mae and Roy Jacob, Jr. It is not dated but is probably from circa 1930 as Roy looks to be somewhere around 2 years old.
Roy Jacob, Jr.; Joyce Mae; and Adda Wanda Anders
Circa 1930

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Roy Jacob Anders, Sr. Bible

This Bible was owned by my great-grandfather Roy Jacob Anders, Sr. Images of the pages with relevant genealogy information are shown below along with a transcription following.
Front cover

Page before Family Register page
Family Register page

Children's Names page
Marriages page

Deaths page

A transcription of each page is given below. All information in brackets [ ] has been added for clarification.

Family Register Page
- Husband, Roy Anders - born October 6, 1898 [Roy Jacob Anders, Sr.]
- Wife, Georgia Pegoda Anders - born July 25, 1903 [Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda] (Walker County, out from Riverside)
- Married, December 31, 1923
- Roy died Dec. 22, 1957

Page before the Family Register Page
- Robert Lee Anders born June 8, 1863 [father of Roy Jacob Anders, Sr.]
- Jimmie Addie Anders born December 13, 1874 [Anders is maiden name; mother of Roy Jacob Anders, Sr; this date is correct - her grave marker is incorrect]
- married January 10, 1893 [Robert Lee and Jimmie Adda marriage]
(children born to them)
- Lilly Ethel Anders born Jan. … [brother of Roy Jacob Anders, Sr.]
- Roy Anders born Oct. 6, 1898 [Roy Jacob Anders, Sr.]
- Lilly married J. M. Johnson
- Born to her James Melvin Johnson, born Aug. 2 …

Children's Names Page
- Adda Wanda Anders born October 11, 1924
- Joyce Mae Anders born August 27, 1926
- Roy Jr. Anders born March 18, 1928 [Roy Jacob Anders, Jr.]
Grandchildren (all born in Huntsville Memorial Hospital)
(omitted - all still living)

Marriages Page
- Roy and Georgia Anders - December 31, 1923, married 34 years when Roy died December 22, 1957
- Robert Lee and Jimmie Adda Anders - January 10, 1893
- Adda Wanda Anders married George Baldwin Jan. 20th, 1945 - 8 P.M. First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Tex
- Joyce Anders married James J. Dougherty Nov. 27, 1946 - 8 P.M. at Home
- Roy Anders, Jr. married Amy Jean Wilson on April 16, (Sat) 1949 in Santa Ana, Calif, First Baptist Church (military wedding)

Deaths Page
- Robert Lee Anders died June 1, 1928
- Jimmy Adda Anders died April 19, 1952 [this date is correct; her grave marker is incorrect]
- Roy Anders husband of Georgia died Dec. 22, 1957 at about 2:00 P.M.  Buried Dec. 24, at 10 A.M. from First Baptist Church, Rev. W. Y. Pond, Jr. and Rev. Garrett officiated.
- Georgia F. Anders, wife of Roy, died August 19, 1970, buried August 21, 1970 at 2 P.M., First Baptist Church, W. Y. Pond officiated.  Buried by Roy in Addicks Addition of Oakwood Cemetery.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Clark Thompson - 1940 US Census

As successful as it was, I am glad to be done going page by page in the 1940 United States census. My last find includes my grandparents Clark Minard Thompson and Evelyn Thorst Erickson. They are in lines 1 and 2 of the image below (Hartford County, Connecticut enumeration district 2-23, page 61B). The process of finding this record was interesting.

I have a 1940 selective service registration card for my grandfather. Using Google maps, I mapped his 1940 home address and found the nearest cross streets. I then used the "find enumeration district by intersection" feature in the 1940 census at ancestry.com. This led me to the right enumeration district that had some 20 odd pages. Of course, near the end of the pages, there they were. The internet is an amazing tool...

1940 United States Census
Hartford County, Connecticut, ED 2-23, page 61B

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Austin Thompson - 1940 US Census

Page by page searching is working remarkably well in the 1940 United States census. I have also found my great-grandparents Austin William Thompson and Orpha Vandermade. They are in lines 75 and 76 of the image below (Muskegon County, Michigan enumeration district 61-40, page 10B).
1940 United States Census
Muskegon County, Michigan, ED 61-40, page 10B

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Iver Erickson Family - 1940 US Census

Still enjoying the page by page search of the 1940 United States census, I found my great-grandfather Iver Frank Erickson and his family. They are in lines 39 through 45 of the images below (Muskegon County, Michigan enumeration district 61-65, pages 20A and 20B). My 2nd great-grandmother Anna Christina Nelson is also present.
1940 United States Census
Muskegon County, Michigan, ED 61-65, page 20A
1940 United States Census
Muskegon County, Michigan, ED 61-65, page 20B

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lucinda Gregson - 1940 US Census

Still going page by page in the 1940 United States census, I found my 2nd great-grandmother Lucinda Gregson. She is on line 1 of the image below (Muskegon County, Michigan enumeration district 61-65, page 8B).
1940 United States Census
Muskegon County, Michigan, ED 61-65, page 8B

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Loretta Jones - 1940 US Census

Again, going page by page in the 1940 United States, I found my 3rd great-grandmother Loretta Josephine Jones. She is on line 63 of the image below (Walker County, Texas enumeration district 236-11, page 19B). She is living with the wife (Mary Rebecca Jones) of her deceased brother Edmon Foster Jones and her daughter Mary Myrtle.
1940 United States Census
Walker County, Texas, ED 236-11, page 19B

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Roy Anders Family - 1940 US Census

Going page by page right after the 1940 United States census was released, I found my great-grandfather Roy Jacob Anders, Sr. and his family. They are in lines 74 through 79 of the image below (Walker County, Texas enumeration district 236-1, page 7B), my grandmother being the oldest child in the family. My 2nd great-grandmother, James "Jimmie" Adda Anders, is also present.
1940 United States Census
Walker County, Texas, ED 236-1, page 7B

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

S.C. Baldwin Family - 1940 US Census

Going page by page right after the 1940 United States census was released, I found my great-grandfather Spencer Clarke Baldwin, Sr. and his family. They are in lines 21 through 25 of the image below (Walker County, Texas enumeration district 236-1, page 2A), my grandfather being the youngest child in the family.

1940 United States Census
Walker County, Texas, ED 236-1, page 2A

Monday, July 9, 2012

Oak Forest Elementary 1st Grade Class

This is a photograph for the 1st grade class in 1951-52 at Oak Forest Elementary School in Houston, Texas. My father is in the 2nd row from the bottom, 2nd from the left.
Oak Forest Elementary, 1st Grade class, 1951-52
Houston, Texas, 1951

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Garden Oaks Kindergarten Class

This is a photograph for the Kindergarten class in 1950-51 at Garden Oaks Elementary School in Houston, Texas. My father is in the top row, 2nd from the left.
Garden Oaks Elementary, Kindergarten Class, 1950-51
Houston, Texas, 1950

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Another Huntsville Reunion Photo

This is another photo taken at a class reunion for the 1942 class of Huntsville High School (in Huntsville, Texas). The year of the reunion is not known. My grandparents, George Avner Baldwin and Adda Wanda Anders, are sitting in the front row, 3rd and 4th from the right.


Huntsville High School Class of 1942
(undated photograph)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Huntsville High 1942 Class Reunion

This is a photo taken at a class reunion for the 1942 class of Huntsville High School (in Huntsville, Texas). The date for the photo is 11 Jun 1955. My grandmother, Adda Wanda Anders, is sitting in the exact middle of the front row, 8th from the left and right.

Huntsville High School Class of 1942
11 Jun 1955

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Today in Family History - 03 Jul

My 6th great-grandfather Gilbert Denton (Erickson line) died on this day in 1778 during the Wyoming Massacre. I believe he is only one of two direct ancestors that I know of that died during war.

Because of confusion between him and one of his sons, documentation of his death is confusing and scarce. The best the family has been able to determine is that Gilbert died during the massacre while his son Daniel (who was reported killed in the massacre) is well documented to have lived into the 19th century. Gilbert's name on the Wyoming Massacre memorial is listed as "D. Denton."