Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Madness--Alfred Frederick

Mad ancestors or elusive ancestors who drive US mad" 
Amy Crook of Untangled Family Roots is starting a new meme for those of us researching our ancestors. This will occur each Monday as a recurring meme similar to Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday.

Alfred Frederick
Carte de visite
In my possession

     Where oh where did my great grandfather, Alfred F. Frederick die? I have had good success tracing him throughout his life, but his death has been a major stumbling block for well over a decade. He was last living in Avalon, Pennsylvania with his son, Robert B. Frederick. I have photos of him with my Mother in the very early 1920’s. 

     Alfred was a railroad man and perhaps he took a train to visit relatives and died in their home. I will admit that the Frederick family is pretty extended. 

     Alfred F. Frederick. I have only seen his middle initial listed once. I have also seen him referred to as Nick, but I have no idea where that nickname would have come from.

Parents: Joseph C. Frederick and Mary Betz1 both of Columbiana County, Ohio 
Born: May 1, 1836 in Columbiana County, Ohio2 
Died: February 9, 19273 
Buried: Firestone Cemetery, Columbiana County, Ohio4 
Married: Lucinda Orr on October 22, 1868 in Columbiana County, Ohio5 
Children of Alfred Frederick and Lucinda Bell Orr Frederick:
  1. Albert Frederick6—1869-? Another Frederick MIA 
  2. William Walter Frederick7—1871-1899 (died in Youngstown, Ohio) 
  3. Robert Bell Frederick8—1873-1959 (died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 
  4. Edna May Frederick9—1876-1961 (died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 
  5. Martha Marie Frederick10—1880-1971 (died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) My maternal grandmother
      Following Alfred Frederick through the Federal Census: 
1836-1950—Living with his parents in Columbiana County, Ohio11 
1860—Living with his cousin, Sarah Frederick Lepard, Attica, Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio12 
1870-1898—Columbiana County, Ohio13 
1900—Esplen, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania near McKees Rocks14 
1910—Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania15 
1920—Avalon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania16 

     When Alfred died, Albert, if he was alive, could have been living in Chicago, Illinois. Robert, Edna and Martha, all married were living in the Pittsburgh area. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!!!

Note:  This is a very early blog.  Much has been found since 2009.  Check out the other Frederick blogs on Flipside.

-FREDERICK, ALFRED and LUCINDA ORR--Marriage Record--Fearless Females #4


-FREDERICK, ALFRED--Train Accident 77th Carnival of Genealogy

-FREDERICK, ALFRED--Monday Madness

-FREDERICK, ALFRED--Place of Death

-FREDERICK FAMILY--Pittsburgh City Directories

-FREDERICK, LUCINDA  BELL ORR--16th Smile for the Camera--Bling

1. 1850 Ohio Federal Census, Columbiana County, Salem Township, District 202.
2. Firestone Cemetery, Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, Old Section 8, Rows 15 & 16.
3. Firestone Cemetery.
4. Firestone Cemetery.
5. Columbiana County Marriage Records, Book # 5, Record 441.
6. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 1, Page 76, Number 126.
7. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 1, Page 80, Number 208.
8. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 2, Page 57, Number 61.
9. Columbiana County Ohio Birth Records, Volume 2, Page 61, Number 225.
10. Ohio Certificate of Birth, Birth Records from the state of Ohio, Columbiana County, Volume 3, Page 55, No. 105 AND Volume 3, Page 55, No. 128.
11. 1850 Ohio Federal Census
12. 1860 Ohio Federal Census, Attica Post Office, Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio, page 13 (233).
13. 1870 Ohio Federal Census, Franklin Square Post Office, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Page 12 & 13 (310-311) and 1880 Ohio Federal Census, Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio ED 47, page 40.
14. 1900 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Allegheny County, Esplen Borough, ED 381, Sheet 5A.
15. 1910 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Allegheny County, Bellevue Borough, ED 13, Sheet 23A.
16. 1920 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Allegheny County, Avalon Borough, ED 5, Sheet 10A.

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  1. Hi there - Alfred F. Frederick is buried in Columbiana Cemetery in Ohio. Check out the link for all of the details:
    Hope this is him.


  2. Thanks Sharon! That's my