This blog will focus on the life and ancestors of my grandmother, Pansy "Joni" Louise Lancaster as I research her families. Additional ancestral surnames include: Allen, Coor, Cox, Ellis, Hughes, Kethley, Lancaster, Loveless, Martin, Medlock, Neel, Nixon, Perry, Polly, Porter, Ro(d)gers, Singleton, Walker, Welch, Whitfield, Wilkins, & Young.
Determine where your ancestral families were on 19 July 1914 - 100 years
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?
Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or
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I’ll start with my maternal
My great grandparents, Thomas Newton Johnston (1885-1951) and Nell L. Hutson (1888-1919) were living in Gustine, Comanche County,
Texas. Their eldest son, my grandfather, Tom
J. Johnston Jr, (1912-1973) was living with them.
Thomas Newton Johnston’s parents, Reuben Mack Johnston (1841-1924) and Olivia Jane Jones (1859-1914) were also
living in Gustine, Comanche County, Texas. Olivia died later that year on 11
Nell L. Hutson’s parents, Peter Hayden Hutson (1853-1930) and Sarah Helena “Sallie” Selman
(1858-1916) were probably living in Gustine, Comanche County, Texas.
My great grandparents, George Warren Lancaster (1893-1964) and Lela Ann Loveless (1896-1951) were living in Erath County, Texas,
probably not far from the county seat, Stephenville. Their daughter, my
grandmother, Pansy Louise Lancaster
(1913-2013) lived with them.
George Warren Lancaster’s parents, William Carl Lancaster (1873-1946) and Martha Jane “Doll” Coor (1873-1942)
were living in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
William Carl Lancaster’s parents were George Wilson Lancaster (1839-1919) and
Martha Jane “Mattie” Polly
(1855-1932). George W. was probably living in Dublin, Erath County, Texas.
Mattie had remarried Noah Park and was living in Imperial County, California.
Lela Ann Loveless’ father was A. Ebenezer “Ebbie” Loveless
(1851-1929) and he lived in Erath County, Texas on a farm. Her mother had
previously passed away.
I have no photos of the farm
houses in Texas.
My paternal line:
My great grandmother, Julia Ann Sievert (1854-1928) lived in Hamilton, Ravalli County,
Montana. My grandfather, William Cyril
Hork (1899-1967) lived with her. They lived at 601 South 5th Street. Cyril’s
father, John A. Horkhad died in
1906. I have a photo.
601 South 5th, Hamilton, Montana
My great grandfather, John H. Sullivan (1854-1932) lived in Anaconda, Deer Lodge County,
Montana, probably at 1016 East 3rd (the address from the 1915 city directory). His
daughter, my grandmother, Anna Marie
Sullivan (1892-1979) graduated from Montana State Normal College in June
1914 so might have stay there or moved back to Anaconda and lived with her
father. Her mother, Anna Marie Gleeson died in 1912.
My great-great grandparents, John Gleeson (1835-1915) and Margaret Tierney (1835-1920) lived in
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon at 410 Ross Street. There are tall city
buildings there now but I have a photo of the house!
410 Ross Street, Portland, Oregon
So I had 21 direct line
ancestors living on 19 July 1914!