Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Night Fun -- Where My Mother's Family Was a Hundred Years Ago


Randy Seaver, a blogger at Genea-Musing, has created a wonderful blog theme called Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Here is today’s mission:
Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
1) Determine where your ancestral families were on 1 January 1913 - 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 or Google+ Stream post.
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Here is the location of my family in 1913.  This is my mother's side of the family.  I have no photos of their homes.  Most of the sources are from the 1910 census.

  • My grandfather, Tom Johnston was living with his parents, Thomas Newton Johnston and Nell L Hutson in Comanche Co, Texas.  He was just a few months old.  They lived on Gustine & Swan Hill Road in the 1910 census.[1]
  • My great-great-grandfather, Ruben Mack Johnston and his wife, Olivia Jane Jones, were living also on Gustine & Swan Hill Road near Thomas Newton Johnston (according to the 1910 census).[2]
  • My great-great grandparents, Peter H Hutson and Sarah Helena Selman, were living on a general farm in Gustine Precinct 2 in Comanche Co, Texas.[3]
  • My great grandparents, Warren Lancaster and Lela Ann Loveless were living on the farm outside of Stephenville, Erath Co, Texas.  They had been married just 15 days earlier.[4]
  • My great-great grandparents, William Carl Lancaster and Martha Jane “Doll” Coor, were living in Stephenville, Erath Co, Texas.  My great-great-great grandfather, George W. Lancaster Sr was living with them.[5]  
  • My great-great-great grandmother, Martha Jane Polly was living in Imperial, Imperial Co, California with her second husband, Noah Flood Parks.[6]



[1] Texas, Comanche, 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T623, roll 1541, Justice Precinct 3 (part of), enumeration district (ED) 7, sheet 1a, p. 168a, dwelling 8, family 8, Thomas N. Johnston, accessed 23 Nov 2011.
[2] Ibid.

[3] Texas, Comanche, 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T624, roll 1541, Justice Prec 1, enumeration district (ED) 5, family 357, Pret K Hutson, accessed 4 Apr 2011.

[4] Marriage Record, Erath Co, TX, Book M, pg 278, Lancaster-Coor, 1912, FHL film #1428410.

[5] Texas, Erath, 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, digital images (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T624, roll 1550, Stephenville, enumeration district (ED) 19, sheet 225, dwelling 225, family 225, William C. Lancaster, accessed 13 Mar 2011.

[6] California, Imperial, 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, digital images (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T624, Imperial Twp, enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 7b, Noah F. Park.


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