September 2020 BioBuilders - People with an 'S' surname

+12 votes

This month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is people with an 'S' surname. 

Thank you for your support.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section:

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • names of children, if any
  • death date/place

Biography Section:

  • Written (full) sentences stating the facts above, adding inline sources to each fact.
  • Is the profile '''Genealogically Defined?'''
  • As a general rule biographies should be in your own words. Paraphrase and rewrite, don't copy/paste.
  • Baptism, burial, military, and other life events with inline sources.
  • Something to "humanize" the person, such as career or avocation with sources.
  • List of children with at least one pertinent fact.
  • Some list siblings. (I think this takes up real estate.)
  • Explanatory remarks, if needed (e.g. disputed persons information, Research Notes, whatever needs extra explaining).
  • Photos or pictures, background. Not a must, but nice (you need to own the copyright unless they are in the public domain).
  • Categories.
  • Connection to the Global Tree.
  • All duplicates merged or initiated.
  • Links to persons and events, perhaps from Wikipedia.
  • Historical context as related to the person's life.
  • Sources, Sources, Sources.

You can see some ideas on where to find some of this information on the Biography Builders space page.

Use "comments" below to ask questions.

NOTE: Biography Builders will not show on the tracker. Please add a list to your answer.

in The Tree House by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (223k points)

19 Answers

+12 votes
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (149k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
+10 votes
I haven't had any luck in the two previous months; I'll give this one a try!
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+10 votes

Senft family profiles completed and orphaned (except 2):

 1.    Anna Elizabeth (Senft) Hoke

 2.    Carrie Edna (Senft) Myers

 3.    Carrie May (Sprenkle) Senft

 4.    Charles George Senft

 5.    Chauncey Edward Senft (keeping)

 6.    Clayton C. Senft

 7.    David Sylvester Senft  

 8.    Edna Eva (Senft) Kemper

 9.    Edward Franklin Senft

10.    Edwin Washington Senft

11.    Ervin Sylvester Senft

12.    Flora Celesta (Senft) Wolf

13.    Florence May (Senft) Keeney

14.    Francis Eugene Senft  

15.    Guy Jonas Senft

16.    Hallie Romaine (Senft) Senft

17.    Hamilton S. Senft

18.    Harvey Clayton Senft

19.    Helen Loraine (Senft) Melhorn

20.    Hettie Stramata (Senft) Kessler

21.    Isaac Henry Senft

22.    Jennie Viola (Senft) Stambaugh

23.    June Estella (Senft) Zerlant

24.    Lamanda (Ziegler) Senft

25.    Leona Mary Jane (Senft) Ernst

26.    Lester Amos Senft

27.    Lloyd Serenus Senft

28.    Lucy Mae (Senft) Senft

29.    Mabel Estella (Senft) Senft

30.    Mabel Susan (Becker) Senft

31.    Martha Savella (Yohe) Senft

32.    Mae F. (Sprenkle) Senft

33.    Melvin Francis Senft

34.    Naomi Henrietta (Senft) Klinedinst

35.    Nettie Viola Senft

36.    Paul Leroy Senft

37.    Raymond Hamilton Senft

38.    Roena Isola Senft

39.    Romaine Margaret (Senft) Haar

40.    Sadie Mary (Becker) Senft

41.    Sterling Ross Senft

42.    Vernia Edgar Senft

43.    Wayne Edgar Senft

44.    William G. Senft

45.    William Henry Senft (keeping)

46.    William Roy Senft

47.    Wilson A. Senft

by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (291k points)
edited by Kathy Rabenstein

Spahr Family (all orphaned)

48.    Aaron David Spahr

49.    Alice Katharine (Spahr) Wire

50.    Amanda Jane Spahr

51.    Anna Elizabeth (Spahr) Luckenbaugh

52.    Carrie Esther (Spahr) Longanbach

53.    Catherine Emig (Zinn) Spahr

54.    Charles Reuben Spahr

55.    David Aaron Spahr

56.    Emma (Spangler) Spahr

57.    Emma Artie (Spahr) Hobaugh

58.    Emma Jane (Spahr) Bentzel

59.    Grace E. (Spahr) Fishel

60.    Harry Andrew Spahr

61.    Helen Marie (Spahr) Altland

62.    Irene Romain (Doll) Spahr

63.    Jacob Henry Spahr

64.    Lloyd Clayton Spahr

65.    Lucy Alice (Bowersox) Spahr

66.    Luther A. Spahr

67.    Margie Ellen Spahr

68.    Mary Alice (Smith) Spahr

69.    Mary Elizabeth (Spahr) Altland

70.    Morgan Eugene Spahr

71.    Nora Alverta (Spahr) Tshudy

72.    Rosa Viola (Spahr) Anderson

73.    Ruthanna (Spahr) McKinley

74.    Sydnie Allen Spahr

75.    Unnamed Infant Spahr

76.    Vergia Leah Spahr

77.    William Jessie Spahr

78.    John Wilson Spahr

79.    Sarah Jane (Jacobs) Spahr

80.    Hazel Emma (Miller) Spahr

Also finished in September:


81.   Carson Earl Spitler

+8 votes

OK - will do a few. Have a lot of S profiles, but unfortunately, most are folks that I proved their existence with a parish record and nothing more, so not much to write about them

  1. Joseph Speer
  2. Mary Fountain Speer
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (561k points)
edited by Patricia Roche
+9 votes
+8 votes
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (249k points)
edited by Janet Wild
+9 votes
by Angelina Pease G2G6 Mach 1 (14.7k points)
edited by Angelina Pease
+8 votes

In for this month's challenge

1.  Mary (Clough) Sanborn  b. 1750

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
+7 votes
I'll try to do a few this month...
by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (240k points)
+6 votes
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (770k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
+8 votes

I haven't done BioBuilders in a few months. I'll try to finish at least five bios this month!

1. George Shields

2. John Edgar Shields

3. Georgien Shields Hopkins

4. Bessie Summerson Houck

5. Mary Summerson Hunter

6. Margaret Shields Leeds - not quite done with this one yet; it's one where I thought the person's life story would be rather straightforward -- I thought wrong!

by Lauren Hopkins G2G4 (4.2k points)
edited by Lauren Hopkins
+8 votes
This is a good opportunity to work on a line of my family I haven't researched in a while. Count me in!
by Kathryn Hogan G2G6 Mach 1 (15.3k points)
+8 votes

I can't find the one I put up a few days ago so will start again!

1. John Shaw

2. Rhoda Shapcott

3. Vera Sexton

4. Arnold (Mick) Shipley

5. Jacob Shalders

6. Alexander Shaw

7. Roger Sydenham

8. Harry Smith

9. Eva Stein

10. Mary Stanton

11. Mary Smith

12. Frederick Stanton

by Christine Frost G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
edited by Christine Frost
+7 votes
I'm a little Johnny Come Lately this month and the next few months will be very busy for us. I hope to complete a few, though
by Alicia Taylor G2G6 Mach 5 (58.3k points)
+5 votes
Hi Bob,

Just saw this note for Bio Builders! Is it to late to add a few 'S' surnames even though it is 14 September?
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (679k points)
Not a all. Have fun.
+5 votes

A bit late starting this month as I have been very busy, but hopefully I can get a few in before the end of the month

#1 Edward Smith

#2 Edward Smith - added parents and DNA research section

#3 Charlotte Bowers Haggar late Parsons nee Spurgen aka Spurgeon

#4 Richard Spurgen/Spurgeon

#5 Sarah Spurgeon nee Thompson

#6 Sophia Norton nee Sandwell

#7 Jeremiah Sandwell

#8 Paris Sandwell

#9 Nicholas Sandwell

#10 Rachel Sandwell nee Deal

#11 Jeremiah Sandwell and connected to parents 

#12 Elizabeth Sandwell nee Stonnar/Stannar

#13 John Sandwell 

# 14 Jethro Sandwell

#15 Thomas Sandwel added newspaper report of his unfortunate death - from bruising it seems!

# 16 Stephen Sandwell

#17 Martha Sandwel(l) nee Simmons

#18 Susanna Martyn nee Simons

#19 Mary Simons nee Allen/Allin

#20 Sarah Simmons/Simons nee Grant

#21 John Sibley (1783-1869)

#22 John Sibley (1817-1873)

#23 George Sibley (1840-1921)

#24 Samuel Sibley (1775-1843)

#25 Samuel Sibley (1737-1815)

#26 James Sibley (1790-1865)

#27 Willie aka William Sibley (1873-1958)

#28 Ivy May Bore nee Sibley (1899-1979) and connected her to her father.

#29 Florence Victoria Fisher nee Sibley

#30 Elizabeth Alice Sibley nee Hicks

#31 Mary Ann Sibley nee Davis aka Davison

#32 Jane Davis aka Davison nee Shelly

#33 Sarah Edwards late Sibley nee Clark

by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (141k points)
edited by Michelle Wilkes
+4 votes
I participated this month.

1. [[Sawyer-6057|Eliza Sawyer]]

2. [[Sawyer-6535|Stephen Sawyer]]

3. [[Sawyer-6548|Paul Sawyer]]

4. [[Scott-1342|Esther Scott]]

5. [[Smith-93604|Olive Smith]]

6. [[Snowman-6|Eunice Snowman]]

7. [[Snowman-27|Comfort Snowman]]

8. [[Stone-4198|Sarah Stone]]

I don't know how to format the list of names so that they link to profiles. Help?
by Sharon Piersma G2G3 (3.2k points)

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