31 January 2012

Hannah Maria Taylor

Last time I shared some findings on the Taylor family. Continuing that theme, I thought I better get to know Pearl's parents, William and Ada Rose Taylor.

From their tombstone, we learn that Ada Rose died the same day as her baby Hannah. So, the search began in trying to find their death certificates. I couldn't find one for Hannah, and then I thought... since it appears that she died the day she was born, with only the one date on the tombstone, maybe she didn't have one. So I looked for a birth certificate instead.
Source: Weber County, Utah, Birth Certificates, cn 485, 1909; Weber, Sep 1-15, image 17, Hanna Maria Taylor birth certificate, 9 September 1909; digital images, Utah Office of Vital Records, Utah State Archives (archives.utah.gov : downloaded 10 January 2012).

Interesting items:

  • While her name is listed as "Hanna Maria" on the birth certificate, the tombstone lists "Hannah" which I think is more correct since I found out later that was the spelling of Ada's mother's name.
  • Hannah is the ninth child, but only seven are living, so I know I have to look for 8 more children, 7 since I already know about Pearl.
  • Hannah was not born prematurely but she was Stillborn.
  • The doctor who filled this out crossed out Ada's last name "Taylor" thinking it wasn't her maiden name. But it was...they both had the last name Taylor.
  • I'm fascinated by the date, 9/9/09 and that Hannah was the 9th child.

10 January 2012

Learning about the Taylor's

I'm continuing my work on the Lund family, but now I'm focusing on the next two generations...particularly the wives and their families. Today, during naptime, I chose to research a bit more about Edith Pearl Taylor's family (she went by Pearl). Here was all I had to go on:

Grandma Pearl was born about 1892 based on her marriage certificate. She was married on 18 Jan 1911 to Victor Erastus Lund. According to my MIL her father was William and her mother was Ada. She lived in Plain City, UT and died when my husband was a young boy. That's it!

First, I hoped to verify the dates for Pearl's birth/death. Since I knew that Edith died in Plain City, I searched for her gravestone on FindAGrave.com.
I think their children's names are listed across the bottom, but it's difficult to read. I'll have to go see it in person sometime. What was really helpful on the FindAGrave.com website was the "family links". There I found her parents - William and Ada Rose. Their gravestone also gave me a lot of new information.

In addition to the gravestone, another user "Burnt Almond Fudge" added the picture of William's Death Certificate. So I tracked it down myself. With these three finds, I now have a lot more information about Pearl and her parents...in fact, I now know her paternal grandparents' names. Score!

Source: State of Utah, Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956, entry 18685, William Taylor, 11 April 1942; digital images, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Utah State Archives (archives.utah.gov : downloaded 10 January 2012); Series no. 81448.


1 Place of Death
a.)    County
b.)    City or town
c.)     Name of hopital or institution
d.)    Length of stay: In hospital or institution
In this community

2518 Lincoln Ave.
25 Years
2 Usual Residence of Deceased:
a.)    State
b.)    County
c.)     City or Town
d.)    Street No.
e.)    If foreign born, how long in U. S. A.

2518 Lincoln Ave.

a.)    Full Name
b.)    If veteran, name war
c.)     Social Security No.

William Taylor

4 Sex
5 Color or Race
a.)    Single, Married, Widowed, or Divorced
b.)    Name of husband or wife
c.)     Age of husband or wife if alive _ years.

Ada Rose Taylor

7 Date of Birth
September 3, 1870
8 Age
71 years, 7 months, 8 days
9 Birthplace
Plain City, Utah
10 Usual occupation
Retired Farmer and Laborer
11 Industry or Business

12 Name of Father
John A. Taylor
13 Birthplace of Father
14 Maiden Name of Mother
Hannah Poulson
15 Birthplace of Mother
Christiana, Wales
a.)    Informant’s own signature
b.)    Address

(signed) Earl Taylor
Carlin, Nevada
a.)    (Burial, Cremation Removal)
b.)    Date thereof
c.)     Place: burial or cremation

April 15, 1942
Plain City Cemetery
a.)    Mortuary
b.)    Signature of funeral director
c.)     Address
d.)    License no.
e.)    Was body embalmed
f.)     Embalmer’s license no.

Lindquist & Sons.
(signed) Clyde A Lindquist
19 Date received local registrar
     Registrar’s Signature
April 15, 1942
     (signed) A. B. McQuarric
20 Date of Death
April 11, 1942
21 I hereby Certify, That I attended deceased from _____ to _____ that I last saw him alive on not seen alive, death occurred on the date stated above, at about 8 A.
Immediate cause of death cardiac dilatation  / (duration) sudden
Due to Arteriosclerotic heart disease  /  (duration) years
Due to Generalized arteriosclerosis  /  (duration) years
Other Conditions _____
Major mindings:
     Of operations: none done
     Of autopsy: none done
22 If death was due to external causes, fillin the following:
a.)    Accident, suicide, or homicide (specify)
b.)    Date of occurrence
c.)     Where di the injury occur?
d.)    Did injury occur in or about home on farm, in industrial place, in public place?
e.)    While at work?
f.)     Means of ingury

Yes, Feb 24
(signed)E.R. Dumke
Mar 2, 1926 / Ogden, Utah
23 Signature
(signed) L.W. Benson M.D.
April 13, 1942
Ogden, Utah

05 January 2012

Learning more about James K. Harvey

The Lund Family book is complete...thus the quiet blog. I've focused all my energy on getting that done, and then took a few weeks off. Well now I'm back and decided that the next book will continue where the first left off. Since The Lund Family focused on the Lund's immigration to America and concluded with Mathias and Pauline, the next will continue with the Victor-Edith and Eugene-Alene generations.

Alene Anderson, Troy's paternal grandmother, was married three times.
All I know about her first husband is -
Name: James Kenny Harvey
Married: 1 June 1939 to Alene Anderson
This comes from Alene's own "Book of Rememberance"

According to Brent, Alene's son, she divorced James a few years before she married his father Eugene in 1946. So, my search begins for James Harvey. Unfortunately, since he was born after 1911 his death certificate is not available online. I did a general search on FamilySearch.org just to see what was out there. I found one hit that looks promising:
Source: "Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966," digital image, Utah State Historical Society, Family Search (familysearch.org : downloaded 5 January 2012), entry for James Kenneth Harvey, died 26 February 1966; citing Veteran Records, FHL microfilm 485,503; Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

Harvey, James Kenneth
Serial Number: 6552063
Rank: Pvt
Organization: Inf
Branch: Army
Period of Service: Peacetime
Date of Enlistment: 16 January 1934; Place: Fort Douglas, Utah
Date of Discharge: 3 August 1935; Place: Fort Douglas, Utah
Date of Birth: 30 March 1917; Place: Ogden, Utah
Place of Death: 26 February 1966; Place: Ogden, Utah
Place of Burial: City: Ogden; County: Weber; Cemetery: City; Plot Location: P1 R B1 10 L 3
Remarks: {blank}
Marker: Govt Ogden City Cem Fwded 4/25/66

I believe this to be the correct James Harvey and this gives me a bit more information about him including his birth and death dates and next of kin. I'm not sure if Marietta Harvey is his wife or mother. I also need to find a marriage record for James and Alene.