Sunday, November 7, 2010

Brick Wall Shattered--Alfred Frederick


Happy Dance and Hallelujah!!! I have been looking for this information for over a decade....the birthplace and death place of my maternal great grandfather, Alfred Frederick. Something so easy has been so mysterious.

I have been to the cemetery where Alfred and my great grandmother, Lucinda Orr Frederick are buried. Lucinda was easy....she died in Bellevue, Pennsylvania and I was able to obtain her death certificate and even her obituary on a visit to Bellevue years back.

Alfred lived in Bellevue and Avalon, Pennsylvania...small towns outside Pittsburgh...during the later years of his life. There are photos of my Mom as a young child with her maternal grandfather in Avalon. All of his children, except on lived in that area. His oldest son I tracked down to Chicago in 1920.

I have checked both Pennsylvania and Ohio death certificates to no avail.



Tonight, on a whim, I put his name into the Family Search Org. search engine and presto....there before my eyes was his death information. Sure enough, he died in Illinois. The information I found:

Alfred Frederick

Date of Death: February 9, 1927

Death Place: Highland Park, Lake, Illinois (NEW INFORMATION)

Age: 90

Birth Date: May 1, 1837 (we share the same birth date!!!)

Birthplace: Washington, Ohio (NEW INFORMATION)
**Actually, I think this should be Washingtonville, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio and not Washington**

Occupation: Retired Brakeman

Residence: Rail Road Men's Home

Burial Date: February 12, 1927 (NEW INFORMATION)

Burial Place: Columbiana, Ohio

Lesson Learned: Keep checking back at Family Search Org. New records are constantly added.

Now please excuse me....I have some updating to do on my Family Tree Maker.


© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

7 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!! I have had a few wonderful hits at FamilySearch lately too. You need that HAPPY DANCE graphic of mine! WAHHOOOOO

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  2. Wooohooo! Congratulations - and how exciting that you have the same birthday!

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  3. How wonderful you found that long sought after information!!

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  4. Wonderful! Congratulations! One day maybe Family Search will help me like this! :-)

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  5. Congratulations! However I think the birth date is 1837 and not 1937 (otherwise he'd have died before he was born). I take it you share the same birthday but not the same birth year. Otherwise I want to know your secret to looking so fabulous as a 173 year old woman.

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