Monday, February 28, 2011

Frederick Dead End?

Over the past few months I have been traveling to and from Chicago, almost on a weekly basis. There has been little time for genealogy research and blogging. However last week, I entered another Frederick name into the Family Search search engine and was rewarded with some new information.

In my seemingly never ending attempt to find direct family members in this line of mine, I either have hit brick walls or dead ends. This might also be just that...another dead end.

I have blogged about my happy dance back in the fall regarding my grand uncle,
Albert L. Frederick also listed as Burt L. Frederick, when I found his death certificate on Family Search.


My latest find was the untimely death of his daughter, Sarah Frederick, at age 21 on December 26, 1927. Sarah was the only child of Burt and his second wife, Louise Saltzer. Sarah's death ends that branch.....

A yellow highlighter would have been sooo much better...lol

........but, maybe not. Well over a decade ago, I was sent some handwritten Frederick family genealogy. The papers were written circa 1909 and Raymond Frederick is listed as Burt's son by his first marriage. In fact, Burt's second marriage and daughter, Sarah, are not listed in this genealogy. Burt does show his marriage to Louise in 1904, as his second on the 1910 Illinois Census.

So, the brick wall continues....who was Burt's first wife? Did he have a son named Raymond Frederick? Did that marriage end in divorce? Where did Raymond Frederick go? Where is Burt in 1900? Why did the 1890 census burn????

Descendants of Alfred Frederick and Lucinda Orr Frederick:

1. Alfred L. Frederick--maybe a son, Raymond Frederick
2. Walter William Frederick--died as a young man
3. Robert Bell Frederick--I am in contact with one descendant
4. Edna Mae Frederick--one daughter, no children
5. Martha Marie Frederick--my line

Raymond Frederick, son of Albert L. Frederick.....did you exist and are your descendants out there????


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Friday, February 25, 2011

Lost and Found--Archie Holleran

Archie Holleran

Thank you to Leslie over at Lost Family Treasures who has inspired me to also poke through antique stores looking for family items that might find a home through a blog article. I found this photo in an antique store in the Cheat Lake area of West Virginia during a vacation over July 4th, 2010.

The back of the photo is marked, "Archie Holleran." I turned to ancestry and was able to locate an Archie McGuffie Holleran, who could be the man pictured.

Archie McGuffie Holleran was born on April 14, 1880 in Venetia, Washington County, Pennsylvania the son of John and Elizabeth Holleran. I believe that Elizabeth's maiden name is McGuffie. Archie lists his employment as music teacher on his World War I draft registration. John and Elizabeth raised their family on a farm in Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Victorian Architecture--Coffin Corner


I have made many trips inside older homes....even lived in one for about a decade; however, an architectural feature called the "coffin corner" was new to me.


Today we had the pleasure of touring the Jane Addams Hull-House now sandwiched by the campus of University of Illinois Chicago. Having been a sociology major back in the day, this was an exciting feature to my last day here this week.



As the placard states, the coffin corner is a niche added to the top of the stairs in Victorian homes to aid in the removal of the coffin. Back in those days, folks usually died at home and the body was laid out in the parlor on the first floor. The niche gave a little "wiggle room" in maneuvering the coffin around the bend in the upstairs hallway and down the stairs.


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Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Uncle John

High School Graduation Photograph

JOHN AIDEN HUGHES
February 7, 1929-October 30, 1990


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