September 2020 BioBuilders - People with an 'S' surname

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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 (208k points)

19 Answers

+12 votes
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 9 (96.6k 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 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-230

 2.    Carrie Edna (Senft) Myers https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-199

 3.    Carrie May (Sprenkle) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sprenkle-282

 4.    Charles George Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-231

 5.    Chauncey Edward Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-171 (keeping)

 6.    Clayton C. Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-209

 7.    David Sylvester Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-218  

 8.    Edna Eva (Senft) Kemper https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-183

 9.    Edward Franklin Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-235

10.    Edwin Washington Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-193

11.    Ervin Sylvester Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-184

12.    Flora Celesta (Senft) Wolf https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-205

13.    Florence May (Senft) Keeney https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-181

14.    Francis Eugene Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-203  

15.    Guy Jonas Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-186

16.    Hallie Romaine (Senft) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-208

17.    Hamilton S. Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-178

18.    Harvey Clayton Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-210

19.    Helen Loraine (Senft) Melhorn https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-216

20.    Hettie Stramata (Senft) Kessler https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-206

21.    Isaac Henry Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-207

22.    Jennie Viola (Senft) Stambaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-180

23.    June Estella (Senft) Zerlant https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-220

24.    Lamanda (Ziegler) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ziegler-1889

25.    Leona Mary Jane (Senft) Ernst https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-187

26.    Lester Amos Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-211

27.    Lloyd Serenus Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-200

28.    Lucy Mae (Senft) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-217

29.    Mabel Estella (Senft) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-201

30.    Mabel Susan (Becker) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Becker-8177

31.    Martha Savella (Yohe) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Yohe-217

32.    Mae F. (Sprenkle) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sprenkle-283

33.    Melvin Francis Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-204

34.    Naomi Henrietta (Senft) Klinedinst https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-198

35.    Nettie Viola Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-197

36.    Paul Leroy Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-234

37.    Raymond Hamilton Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-185

38.    Roena Isola Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-195

39.    Romaine Margaret (Senft) Haar https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-182

40.    Sadie Mary (Becker) Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Becker-8178

41.    Sterling Ross Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-194

42.    Vernia Edgar Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-196

43.    Wayne Edgar Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-214

44.    William G. Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-237

45.    William Henry Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-170 (keeping)

46.    William Roy Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-202

47.    Wilson A. Senft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Senft-238

by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
edited by Kathy Rabenstein

Spahr Family (all orphaned)

48.    Aaron David Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-219

49.    Alice Katharine (Spahr) Wire https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-221

50.    Amanda Jane Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-216

51.    Anna Elizabeth (Spahr) Luckenbaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-214

52.    Carrie Esther (Spahr) Longanbach https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-229

53.    Catherine Emig (Zinn) Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Zinn-611

54.    Charles Reuben Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-310

55.    David Aaron Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-103

56.    Emma (Spangler) Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spangler-1412

57.    Emma Artie (Spahr) Hobaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-217

58.    Emma Jane (Spahr) Bentzel https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-230

59.    Grace E. (Spahr) Fishel https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-226

60.    Harry Andrew Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-225

61.    Helen Marie (Spahr) Altland https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-228

62.    Irene Romain (Doll) Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Doll-842

63.    Jacob Henry Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-215

64.    Lloyd Clayton Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-234

65.    Lucy Alice (Bowersox) Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bowersox-267

66.    Luther A. Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-307

67.    Margie Ellen Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-231

68.    Mary Alice (Smith) Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-222973

69.    Mary Elizabeth (Spahr) Altland https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-227

70.    Morgan Eugene Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-232

71.    Nora Alverta (Spahr) Tshudy https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-224

72.    Rosa Viola (Spahr) Anderson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-233

73.    Ruthanna (Spahr) McKinley https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-235

74.    Sydnie Allen Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-313

75.    Unnamed Infant Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-308

76.    Vergia Leah Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-312

77.    William Jessie Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-220

78.    John Wilson Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spahr-218

79.    Sarah Jane (Jacobs) Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jacobs-12290

80.    Hazel Emma (Miller) Spahr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Miller-72422

Also finished in September:

Spitler

81.   Carson Earl Spitler https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spitler-383

+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 (448k points)
edited by Patricia Roche
+9 votes
+8 votes
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
edited by Janet Wild
+9 votes
by Angelina Pease G2G6 Mach 1 (11.2k points)
edited by Angelina Pease
+8 votes

In for this month's challenge

1.  Mary (Clough) Sanborn  b. 1750

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
+7 votes
I'll try to do a few this month...
by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
+6 votes
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (758k 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 (11.8k 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 Mach 9 (94.4k points)
edited by Christine Frost
+6 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 4 (45.0k points)
+4 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 (486k points)
Not a all. Have fun.
+4 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 (124k points)
edited by Michelle Wilkes
+3 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 G2G Rookie (290 points)

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