|Reproduced from a carte de visite|
Moore's Photographic Studio
No. 54 North Side Public Square
New Lisbon, Ohio
In my recent attempt to gather all my research into one blog on each ancestor, my maternal great grandparents need attention. Over the years I would blog in bits and bobs about these folks; brick walls, happy dances, burials, reunions, photographs and on and on. Hopefully, this blog will draw it all together and fingers crossed, add something new.
The marriage of Alfred F. Frederick and Lucinda Bell Orr was the union of two early settler families of Columbiana county: Frederick and Orr. Additionally through the Frederick Family, the Betz/Bates surname and through the Orr Family, the Cannon and Fife surnames.
There are two Frederick Families living in the area. I descend from Nicholas and Catherine Frederick who came to Columbiana County, Ohio from Pennsylvania in the early 1800's.
Alfred F. Frederick
Alfred F. Frederick and his twin brother, Albert Frederick, were born on May 1, 1836 in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. (Incidentally, my maternal great grandfather and I share May 1 as a birthday). The twins were the second and third children born to Joseph Charles Frederick and Mary Betz Frederick, joining a one year old sister, Melvina Frederick. Joseph was engaged in the cooper trade, in Franklin Square, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.
|1850 Ohio Federal Census|
District 220, Salem Township
September 19, 1850
|1860 Ohio Federal Census|
Venice Township, Seneca County
June 7, 1860
|Lucinda "Lou" Bell Orr|
carte de visite
|1870 Ohio Federal Census|
Franklin Square, Salem Township, Columbiana County
July 5, 1870
During the 1870's three children were born. William Walter Frederick, born on October 2, 1871 in Franklin Square, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. Robert Bell Frederick, born on October 25, 1873, in Franklin Square, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio and named for family friend Robert Bell. Edna Mercedes Frederick, born on August 24, 1876 in Columbiana, Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.
On April 8, 1880, my maternal grandmother, Martha Marie Frederick was born in Columbiana, Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.
|1880 Ohio Federal Census|
Columbiana, Fairfield Township, Columbiana County
June 19, 1880
Alfred Frederick, age 47, railroad brakeman, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio.
Lucinda Frederick, age 35, wife, keeping house, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio.
Albert Frederick, age 10, son, attended school, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio.
Walter Frederick, age 8, son, attended school, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio.
Robert Frederick, age 6, son, attended school, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio.
Edna Frederick. age 3, daughter, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio.
Martha Frederick, age 2/12, April, daughter, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio. My maternal grandmother.
The brakeman would run from car to car on top of the train and turn a wheel on top of each car to stop the train.
This enumeration is the first that Alfred is listed as working for the railroad. He remained on the rails his entire life and his two sons, Robert and Albert were also employed in various positions with railroads.
I included a couple of additional names when I cropped the 1880 census report above. Notice the Robert Bell Family are enumerated directly under the Fredericks. Lucinda lived with the Bells and was enumerated with them on the 1860 Ohio census. Mrs. Dorothy Betz Bell is Alfred Frederick's first cousin 1 time removed.
Robert Bell, age 55, dentist, born in Ohio, father born in Delaware and mother born in New Jersey.
Dorotha Bell, age 47, keeping house, born in Ohio, father and mother born in Pennsylvania.
Thomas R. Bell, age 15, adopted son, student, born in Ohio, father born in Wales, mother born in Pennsylvania. Thomas Rodger Johnson is his legal name. Thomas married Cora Orr in 1885. He followed his adopted father into dentistry.
Lena D. Bell, adopted daughter, age 3, at home, born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio. Lena Dorothy Bell retained her adopted surname, although Maukerman is also listed on her Find A Grave.. She married Charles Homer Pfrimmer in 1892.
|The Frederick Children|
From left to right: Albert "Burt" L Frederick, Edna May Frederick, Robert "Bob" Bell Frederick, Martha "Mattie" Marie Frederick and William Walter Frederick.
I identified this cabinet card as Lucinda Orr Frederick. A deep dive into the approximate date this photograph was taken involved finding the photographer, D.C. Bryant. Naturally, I figured he studio was located in Lisbon, Salem or Columbiana, Ohio. Was I ever wrong. David C. Bryant operated a photography studio in Indianapolis, Indiana. The address on the card limits the years to 1886-1889. Now the question, what was Lou doing in Indianapolis? I have not yet located a relation she might be visiting. Did the Frederick family live there for a brief period of time?
Albert "Burt" Frederick followed his father into employment with the railroad as a brakeman. He was living as a boarder in the home of James A. McCready, an engineer with the railroad in Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. On September 12, 1889, twenty year old Albert married nineteen year old Georgetta "Georgia" E. McCready. Georgetta was born on March 10, 1870 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to James A. McCready and Josephine Rawlings McCready.
One of the questions I have had, is when the Frederick Family left Columbiana County, Ohio and moved to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. When Burt married in 1889, the Fredericks were still living in Ohio.
I have been able to piece the 1890's together through various newspaper articles and the obituaries of Alfred and Lucinda; although some of the time recollections in the obituaries is not 100% correct.
|The Salem Daily News|
May 8, 1896
The family moved from the town of Columbiana, to the town of Salem in Columbiana County, in the early 1890's. From two newspaper articles, they lived on Fair Street.
|McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|
I wonder if Alfred is actually living in McKees Rocks, boarding there, while his family lives in Salem, Ohio. It makes sense as he would be on Pittsburgh and Lake Erie trains running between Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This was a shocking obituary. I learned that my maternal great grandfather had one of his legs removed during an accident in Youngstown, Ohio, while he was working as a brakeman. Again, he is listed as living in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Is the entire Frederick family living there now? By the way, my maternal great great grandmother, Mary Betz Frederick was not buried with her husband, Joseph Charles Frederick in Washingtonville as mentioned in the obituary. She is buried in Franklin Square.Alfred and Lucinda experienced the horrible loss of their son, William Walter Frederick on February 29, 1899 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. The obituary mentions that his home was in Pittsburgh, which leads me to believe that the family has now relocated to that area.
|Esplen, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|
|Pittsburgh Daily Post|
September 3, 1899
No doubt now, The Frederick Family is living in the borough of Esplen, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A small neighborhood sandwiched in between McKees Rocks and Shearden.
On September 3, 1899, twenty three year old Edna Mercedes Frederick married twenty six year old Henry G. Zeiger at her parents home, River Avenue, Esplen, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Henry, sometimes called Harry, was born on March 31, 1872 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the son of Stewart B. Zeigler and Althea D. Gunning Zeigler.
|1900 Pennsylvania Federal Census|
Esplen Brough, Allegheny County
June 7, 1900
Alfred Frederick, head, born May 1836, age 64, married 32 years, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio, employed as a switch tender, renting a house at 614 River Avenue in Esplen.
Lucinda Frederick, wife, born June 1854, age 55 years, married 32 years, mother of 5 children, 4 alive, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio.
Robert Frederick, son, born Sep 1873, age 26 years, single, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio, employed as a railroad flagman.
Mary Frederick, daughter, born April 1880, age 20, single, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio, employed as a scool teacher. My maternal grandmother
Nancy McCormack, mother-in-law, born April 1817, age 83, married 65 years, mother of 6 children, 2 alive, born in Ohio, father born in Scotland, mother born in Ohio.
|Woman switch tender|
Great family information enumeration. Alfred continues to work as a switch tender for the railroad, at age 64, missing a leg. The switch tender was the employee who threw the switches to change the location of the tracks. Alfred had a house across from the railroad tracks in Esplen and would have been able to work locally.
|Three Face Goblet|
|5125 Liberty Avenue|
The Frederick's have moved up into the Pittsburgh area in the Bloomfield neighborhood. Alfred continues to work as a switchman and my maternal grandmother is a clerk at the Frick Building. Shockingly the house they lived in at 5125 Liberty Avenue has survived.
|The Evening Review|
East Liverpool, Ohio
12 September 12, 1906
|Lucinda Orr Frederick|
with a kitten
|The Pittsburgh Press|
16 December 16, 1909
|The Evening Review|
East Liverpool, Ohio
16 December 16, 1909
|Areas in and around Pittsburgh where the Fredericks|
lived from 1898-1909
|1910 Pennsylvania Federal Census|
Bellevue, Allegheny County
May 2, 1910
|1920 Pennsylvania Federal Census|
Avalon, Allegheny County
January 1, 1920
|The Salem News|
February 11, 1927
|Pittsburgh Daily Post|
12 June 12, 1927
|Alfred Frederick is sitting in a wheelchair beside the nurse|
- Albert "Burt" L. Frederick, born on July 29, 1869 in Franklin Square, Columbiana County, Ohio, died on June 26, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Married first, Georgetta E. McCready on September 12, 1889 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. They had two sons, Raymond Alfred Fredrick 1889-1961 and Harry Harr Frederick 1894-1940. Married second, Louise Marie Saltzer, unsure of actual date. One child, a daughter, Sarah L. Frederick 1906-1927
- William Walter Frederick, born October 2, 1871 in Franklin Square, Columbiana County, Ohio, died on February 22, 1899 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio.
- Robert Bell Frederick, born on October 25, 1873 in Franklin Square, Columbiana County, Ohio, died on January 27, 1959 in Avalon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Mary Alice Bradley on June 20, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Children: William Walter Frederick 1907-1909, Donald Bradley Frederick 1909-1958 and Robert Bell Frederick, Jr. 1911-1976.
- Edna Mercedes Frederick, born on August 24, 1876 in Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, died on January 25, 1961 in Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Married first, Henry G. Zeiger (first name sometimes listed as Harry and surname often listed as Ziegler)) on September 3, 1899 in Esplen, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Children: Alethea Marie Zeigler 1899-1901, Robert Caldwell Zeigler 1901-1902 and Mary Alethea Zeigler Quinn 1903-1969. Married second, William Clinton Gween between 1910-1918 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
- Martha Marie Frederick, born on April 8, 1880 in Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, died on January 6, 1971 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Married Charles Edward Stark on June 10, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. One child, a daughter, Martha Jean Stark Hughes 1921-1999. My grandparents and mother.
-Alfred Frederick and Lucinda Orr Frederick--Tombstone Tuesday
-Alfred Frederick--Train Accident 77th Carnival of Genealogy
-Alfred Frederick--Monday Madness
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