My maternal granduncle, Albert "Burt" L. Frederick, was one of my genealogical brick walls--"was" being the operative word. I never heard a word about him and would not have known he existed except for his birth record and the 1880 Ohio census. The stumbling block was looking for Albert Frederick. When I found his mother's obituary I saw he was listed as Burt Frederick and living in Chicago. Just the hint I needed. Off and running.
Albert Frederick was the first child born to Alfred F. Frederick and Lucinda "Lou" Orr Frederick on July 21, 1869 in Franklin Square, Columbiana County, Ohio. It makes sense that Alfred honored his deceased twin brother, Albert Frederick, by naming his first born son, Albert. I have never seen what Albert's middle initial "L" stands for.
|Albert "Burt" L. Frederick|
|1901 Pittsburgh City Directory|
|1903 Pittsburgh City Directory|
|1910 Illinois Federal Census|
Chicago, Cook County
April 18 & 19, 1910
Burt L. Frederick, head, age 40, married twice, married 6 years, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio, working on his own account as a yardmaster at a freight yard, renting an apartment at 5303 Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. Six families live in the apartment. All the men heads of the household are employed with the railroad.
Louise Frederick, wife, age 25, married once, married 6 years, one child, one alive, born in Pennsylvania, both parents born in Pennsylvania.
Sarah Frederick, daughter, age 3, single, born in Illinois, father born in Ohio, mother born in Pennsylvania.
Bert Fredrick, head, age 51, born on Ohio, both parents born in Ohio, employed as a conductor with the railroad, renting the second floor of a house at 6601 Wood Street, West Englewood, Chicago, Illinois.
Louise Fredrick, wife, age 32, born in Pennsylvania, father born in Germany, mother born in France.
Sara Fredrick, daughter, age 13, attended school, born in Illinois, father born in Ohio, mother born in Pennsylvania.
Louise's birth year is 1888 and the born in Pennsylvania matches; however her parents country of origin do not match the 1910 census. Does that mean anything?
It was a red letter day when Illinois death information began to be posted out on ancestry. Not only did I find this valuable piece of information, but I also finally found where Burt's father and my maternal great grand father, Alfred F. Frederick died. Burt in Chicago and Alfred, not that far away in Highland Park. I wonder if Burt ever visited his Dad at the Home for Railroaders located there?
I have been rewarded with pulling the trigger on subscribing to ancestry's newspaper option and then adding the option of newspapers after about 1920. Burt's obituary gave me a peek into his personal life and solidified that he and is family do connect to me.
Albert "Burt" L. Frederick died at age fifty four, at his home, 6545 Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois, on June 26, 1924.
|From Find A Grave|
Burt was buried in Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois on June 28, 1924. I added his information to Find A Grave back in 2010 when I found the death information. In 2018 his grave marker was added under a separate listing. The symbol shown n the marker is that of the Shriners.
I learned from the obituary that my grand uncle was very involved with free masonry in Chicago.
|Medinah Temple Shrine Mosque|
|Scottish Rite Cathedral and|
|Englewood 59 Commandery Knights Templar|
Often I end the blog with the death of the direct relation; however, I decided to continue on with Burt's family.
Albert's oldest son, Raymond Alfred Frederick was living in the Chicago area and married Dorothy Bohne on September 5, 1916. Burt's first grandchild, Ruth Dorothy Frederick, was born on June 5, 1922 in Chicago. Was Albert close with his son? Did they gather for holidays? His son's were raised by his first wife, primarily in California.
Three years after her father's death, Sarah L. Frederick, age twenty one, died at her home, 7350 South Halstead, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Her parents are listed as Burt L. Frederick and Louise Saltzer. The birth information for Burt is incorrect. He was not born in Pennsylvania.
December 27, 1927
|Find A Grave photograph|
Louise Frederick, widow of Albert, now alone in Chicago as her daughter has died, found an apartment to rent at 2350 Halsted Street in Chicago for $65.00 a month. Numerous other people are also renting rooms in the building. Louise is listed as a widow and is not employed.
On April 29, 1933, Louise Marie Saltzer Frederick married divorcee, Frederick "Fred" Wadley in Cook County, Illinois Fred had five children children from his first marriage to Edna Rebecca Evison. One child, a daughter, died as an infant. Frederick was born November 12, 1887 in Kane County, Illinois. He was the son of Lester S. Wadley and Mary May Quinn.
The 1940 Illinois census lists Fred and Louise living at 7922; however, the enumerator did not list the street. They lived in the same house in 1935 and 1940. Fred was employed with a building contractor as a carpenter.
On November 20, 1940, Louise Marie Saltzer Frederick Wadley died at age fifty three in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
|Find A Grave photograph|
Louise was buried at Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Chicago. I assume that she is buried beside her first husband, Albert "Burt" L. Frederick and her daughter Sarah L. Frederick.
Fred Wadley died in 1972 and was buried in the Wadley/Evison plot in Fairmont-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Illinois along with his divorced wife and several of their children.
Children of Albert "Burt" L Frederick and Georgetta "Georgia" E. McCready Frederick:
- Raymond Alfred Frederick, born May 18, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died on March 15, 1961 in Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Married first, Dorothy Bohne, on September 5, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. One child, a daughter, Ruth Dorothy Frederick Mayer. Married second, Cecelia E. Humphrey. One child, Richard Clark Frederick. Served with the United States Army Air Service Aeronautics during World War I.
- Harry Harr Frederick, born on July 12, 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died on February 14, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Married 1923, Dorothy Starcher. Divorced about 1929. One child, a daughter, Mary K. Frederick.
Child of Albert "Burt" L. Frederick and Louise Marie Saltzer Frederick:
- Sarah L. Frederick, born on May 16, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and died on December 26, 1927 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
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