Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Genealogy Fun

Well it's Saturday and that's time for Randy Seaver's Saturday fun. See here for more info on today's "assignment":

First name I was given: Cary House
First census result: 1930 census in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri
Cary W. House, male born about 1861 (age 69) in Maryland, Widower, Roomer
Alonso Dickinson, head of house, 38 years old
Elda Dickinson, wife, 35
Five kids: Gilbert, Alberta, Alonso Jr., Eldon, and Nelda.

Can't really find any other results on this person. Maybe this is a transcription error. It looks like the name could also be Cory Hause, or similar names.

Second name I was given: Donna Watts
First census result: 1930 census in Havre, Hill, Montana on Kennedy Avenue
Donna E. Watts, age 42 (born about 1888), in Illinois, Single, Lodger
Ruth Robertson, age 39, head of "house"
Twenty other "lodgers" listed, and one 8-year old listed as a boarder

I also find Ms. Donna E. Watts in the Washington death index. She died 25 July 1975 in Des Moines, Washington, at the age of 87.
In 1920, I find her as a roomer in Cascade County, Montana.
In the SSDI, she is listed with birth date 19 January 1888 and death July 1975 with last residence in Seattle, King, Washington.
That's about it on Ms. Donna Watts.

This was a fun exercise and gave me a chance to use my research skills. It seems like good practice for someone like me, who would like to be a "professional genealogist" one day, maybe sooner than later.

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