Biography Builders Dec/Jan 2017. Given Name "C"

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Because Christmas and Chanukah both start with the letter "C", this Month Dec. 15 through Jan. 15: The theme is "given name C".

That's first names that begin with "C" for instance Caroline, Caleb, Chris.

Biography Builders Goal: To make profiles as complete as possible with well-written biographies and sources. You should research as much as you can find on a person, writing the information onto the profiles to create as complete a life story as you can for that person. Sourcing should be full citations. This includes adding categories and links to events and people connected to that profile and citing all those additions. See the first month for examples of how to participate.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section.

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • 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.
  • One of the suggestions was 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/Projects.
  • 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, linked below.

Use "comments" below to ask questions.

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

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Genealogically Defined. If you've been adding this to profiles...use [[Space:Genealogically Defined|Genealogically Defined]] this allows the "What links here" to work properly.
Does that mean I have to go back through all my profiles and change from the old template to the new format? Or is there a bot doing that?
I would say that's up to you Michelle. It's ok if they don't show up in the "What links here." They are still marked Gen Def.
I can't figure out the purpose of the "What links here feature?" It just looks like one long list of profile names that are not alphabetical.
I've never looked at the list myself. But I suppose it's so people can see what profiles are using a page, but if it's not even alphabetical it doesn't help much.

19 Answers

+8 votes
 
Best answer
OK. I think I have enough to keep me busy, At least there seems to be a lot called Charles.

1. Charles Arblaster https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Arblaster-70 Added biography, more sources, found second wife, added parents and children, census data, England sticker, genealogically defined.
2. Charlotte Bocking https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bocking-54 Added biography and England sticker. genealogically defined.
3. Charles Bottom https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bottom-280 Added biography, more sources, wife, census data, England sticker and genealogically defined,
4. Catherine Elizabeth Branford https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Branford-38 Added biography, husband and children, census data, England sticker and genealogically defined.
5. Charles Clay https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Clay-2657 Added biography, wives and children, census data, England sticker.
6. Charles Count https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Count-22 Improved biography, put sources inline, added census data, children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
7. Charles William John Count https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Count-37 Added biography, census data, children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
8. Charles Count https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Count-71 Added biography, England Sticker, genealogically defined.
9. Charles Eyre https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Eyre-648 Added biography, more sources, census data, parents and children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
10. Charles Eyre https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Eyre-712 Created profile, added biography, wife and children, sources, census data, England sticker.
11. Catherine Gyte https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gyte-91 Added biography, census data, England sticker, genealogically defined.
12. Catherine Gyte https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gyte-92 Added biography, England sticker, Died Young sticker, genealogically defined.
13. Clara Green https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Green-23229 Added biography, more sources, parents (found mother already on wikitree), England sticker, genealogically defined.
14. Christopher Storer Gyte https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gyte-175 Added biography, census data, England sticker,
15. Charles Gyte https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gyte-194 Added biography, England sticker, Died Young sticker, genealogically defined.
16. Charlotte Morgan https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Morgan-5661 Added biography, census data, parents and children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
17. Catherine Hargett https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hargett-186 Added biography, picture, died young sticker, England sticker, genealogically defined.
18. Charles Frederick Ibbotson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ibbotson-103 Added biography, census data. more sources, England sticker.
19. Charlotte Mapplebeck https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mapplebeck-34 Added biography, more sources, census data, husband and children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
20. Charlotte Mapplebeck https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mapplebeck-42 Added biography, more sources, census data, England sticker.
21 Catherine Moore https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Moore-32298 Added biography, census data, England sticker, Died Young sticker, genealogically defined.
22. Charles Nuttlall https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nuttall-395 Added biography, census data, children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
23. Clara Durham https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Durham-2386 Added biography, more sources, census data, children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
24. Charlotte Gyte https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gyte-359 Added profile, biography, sources, grave photograph, England sticker, Died Young sticker, genealogically defined.
25. Charlotte Shepherd https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shepherd-4382 Added biography, more sources, census data, children, England sticker.
26. Clara Nuttall https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nuttall-460 Added biography, census data, England sticker, genealogically defined.
27. Clark Sokell https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sokell-24 Added biography, census data, England sticker, genealogically defined.
28. Clara Sokell https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Adding_to_WikiTree Added biography, census data, sourced marriage, England sticker.
29. Charles William Thomas https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Thomas-25576 Added biography, census data, England sticker.
30. Caroline Sandy https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sandy-275 Added biography, census data, parents and children, England Sticker, genealogically defined.
31. Charles Light Whitaker https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whitaker-3219 Improved biography, added census data, children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
32. Clara Rogers https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rogers-17785 Added biography, census data, England sticker, genealogically defined.
33. Clara Oldknow https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Oldknow-13 Added profile, biography, census data, husband and children, England sticker, genealogically defined.
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Mach 6 (67k points)
selected by Anne B
I see you found plenty of "C" to keep you busy. Thank you
Thanks Anne, I need these challenges to keep me motivated. I have been on wikitree for a year next month and have put on over 3000 profiles in the hope of preserving years of work and making it available for others. A lot of them still need more sources and tidying up. Trouble is, almost every time I do a biography I add more people.
+8 votes

Okie-doke. Selected first profile to work on:

 . . .and may be the only "C" to get done. She is the spouse of an orphan i adopted quite awhile ago, to work on and see much to do and many family profiles to add, none if them beginning with C   She will keep me busy for quite awhile.

  1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Given-17  Catherine Given: Biography and sources added, Father added and connected him to the WikiTree, She now has a Mother also,
  2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gibbs-83 Cornelia Gibbs, daughter of above Catherine. Added sources, biography and photo
  3. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Skillingstad-10 Christine Skillingstad - updated sources and created a biography. 
  4. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/J√•sund-1  Cornelius Malmin - updated sources and added a biography
  5. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gibbs-366 Catherine Gibbs Holmes - added a biography from what little information is available
  6. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Davis-30330 Clara Lucinda Davis Tatlock - added biography 
  7. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harder-469 Clara Harder Siebe. Updated sources, added biography and photos
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (302k points)
edited by Patricia Roche
This "C" BB theme is proving to be a great incentive to work on profiles, that otherwise would be ignored forevermore. Thank you Anne :)
Thanks Patricia, I was looking at Christine's profile. Some of the expressions on the faces in the family photo are priceless. It was pretty common for folks to try to look serious, but the disgruntled (can I be somewhere else look?) made me laugh. I've seen it on my brothers in photos.
+9 votes
by Connie Graves G2G6 Mach 4 (43.5k points)
edited by Connie Graves
Very droll Connie :)
You do nice work Connie, Carlos and Madge, are lovely together. My grandfather also got gassed in the war and spent a lot of time recuperating and then had recurring bouts of lung trouble.
Your comments are much appreciated.  Few people are aware of the severity and long-term effects of World War I. Carlos and Madge share an interesting niche in history.
+9 votes
Great - I'm in. Didn't realise how quick the last month went and I didn't get all the profile done that I wanted to lol
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (114k points)
You and me both Michelle. I keep getting waylaid.

First one done

Curnick-68 Charles Gilbert : Birth, marriage death, burial, 1861-1911 census details, list of children with birth year/place and research notes.

and a sad one Bachell-7 Caroline - Baptism, birth year/place, marriage, 1841 & 1851 census - list of children with birth year/place, emigration and burial just 2 years later.

Aylward-243 Charles an apt one as he married Ann Christmas, and in 1841 was living with his sister-in-law Mary Christmas). Added baptism, marriage date/place, list of children with baptism dates/place. 1841 census. Details of wife's death, and his death date/place. Genealogically defined.

Another sad one - Robinson-24485 Charles. Baptism, marriage, list of children, 1841 & 1851 census and death. Research notes. 

Tagg-116 Cornelius. Birth year/place, baptism, parents, marriage & spouse, newspaper report, list of children with birth year/place, death, burial and 1841-1911 census - genealogically defined

Lanham-586 Constance Dorothy. Birth date/place, baptism date/place, marriage year, spouse, death date/place and burial date/place. Not added children's names as they are probably still living - Genealogically defined apart from children names not listed.

Payne-9695 Coventry Payne - a debatable Baronet - lots of interesting newspaper reports detailing his lineage and the reason to the questionable title of Baronet - I would like to expand on this family at some point in time as I only added the most relevant newspaper reports  referring to genealogical facts, and there is so much more to add.

Unfortunately I didn't get as many done as I intended, but have been busy helping a new wiki-tree cousin get up to speed and connect to me. 

 

Michelle, I'm just getting around to counting (got waylaid again) You reached 100. Congratulations.
+10 votes

I'm in. A person can only bake so many Cookies.

1. Caroline Jane Hedley Anderson Rooth. Gen. Defined
2. Clarence Alfred Kinsey Denison. Gen Defined
3. Caroline Amelia Jackson Symmes. Gen. Defined
4. Cawthra Mulock. Gen. Defined
5. Clemoh Clifford Reeves

by Laurie Cruthers G2G6 Pilot (117k points)
edited by Laurie Cruthers
Since Caroline died as recently as 1949, the cemetery probably has a record of her burial. Getting hold of someone might be difficult if the cemetery is small. Or if the church is still located there it would be worth checking church records.
Thanks, Anne, that's a good idea.
+7 votes

Oh, dear.  Not a single 'C' in my direct line 5 generation tree, but I'm sure there are some siblings to help out with.  Here I go:

1.  Charles Huddy Norrington - his father was another Charles, and his mother Charlotte - do I get extra points? LOL
2.  Caroline (Damerell) Trout - also known as Catherine
3.  Caroline (Edgcumbe) Edgecombe
4.  Charles Alfred Blagdon
5.  Charles Walter Bovett

by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (741k points)
edited by Ros Haywood
Thanks Ros
+6 votes

I'll give this a go. I'm sure I can find some C's I can make at least above average or better.
1. Caleb Harrington - Bio, Sources DEFINED
2. Charles Harrington - Bio, Sources DEFINED
3. Charles Harrington - Bio, Sources DEFINED
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by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
edited by Bob Keniston
Thank you Bob
+9 votes

I love biobuilding!! This is such a busy time, but I hope to get a couple done! I will link them when completed.

  1. Charles Porter Davis Jr
  2. Charles Porter Davis
  3. Caroline Ann Rockwell
  4. Charles M Davis
  5. Court Shannon West -- added photo, biography, categories and notes, enhanced census information. My 2nd great uncle is genealogically defined.
  6. Clyde Gerald French
  7. Claude Albert French
  8. Charles Blanchette -- expanded census information, added biography, added children with sources, add notes. My 4th great grandfather is genealogically defined.
  9. Charles Henry Haven
  10. Charles Gilbert Toombs-- added biography, category and notes, enhanced census information, child. My 4th great uncle is genealogically defined.
  11. Clyde Elmer West
  12. Chauncey Sylvines Zornes
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (590k points)
edited by Emma MacBeath
I should be dusting and vacuuming as we speak, but I'd rather be wikitreeing.
I know.  I have my day job to work on, but for several minutes there I was biting my nails trying to decide if I should work first or do some bio building.  Work won.  A paycheck kind of matters :-)
It only took four long months, but I have finally reached 10 profiles!!
[trumpet fanfare] Congratulations!  [confetti throwing]
+7 votes
I am in this month.  Have some "C"'s I am working on. I will update the details when I finish them.

 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Merry-258 Cornelius Merry

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Merry-486 Cornelius Merry Jr.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Showalter-466 Cecil Showalter

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pruett-445 Caryl Pruett Showalter

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Benham-739 Curtis Monroe Benham
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
That is a super profile about Cornelius Merry. I never even think about there being Irish in New England that early.

Note in the following excerpt: It is unclear what word you meant to use between 1673 ___ 1675.

a Northfield settler of 1673 an 1675 who in the later year had a grant of 11
Thanks Anne. It was fun to research him. What a character he was!  I will check the excerpt.  I appreciate your help.
+4 votes
I am in for a challenge.
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (422k points)
+6 votes

I'll do a few: 

1. Clinton Many (1920 - 1967)

2. Clinton Seth Abbott (1889 - 1939)

3. Charles Marsh (1898 - 1971): Not sure if he counts, I had written the bio before but hadn't included links to family members or his immigration category, so I added those. I also had to correct an error I made about his immigration. 

4. Clifford Rose (1903-1965)

5. Charles Marsh Jr. (1924 - 1993) - I didn't make a profile for his wife because I have no information for her besides her maiden name (no dates or locations either). 

6. Caterina Colletti Porretta (1867-1943)

by Amanda D. G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
edited by Amanda D.
That's enough changes, as far as I'm concerned, to count Charles. Thank you.
+7 votes

I have over 20 C profiles that I could work on! I probably won't get to them all, but will add them here as I go.

  1. Charles Frederick Steidtmann, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Steidtmann-3
  2. Charles Frederick Steidtmann Jr., https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Steidtmann-2
  3. Cornelius Barnhisel,  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnhisel-27
  4. Charles Wesley Barnhisel,  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnhisel-25
  5. Charlotte Bogan, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bogan-150
  6. Cyrus Payne Connolly,  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Connolly-1592
  7. Christine Hansen,  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hauser-991
  8. Charles Jackson Holden,  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Holden-3363
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Mach 5 (57.5k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
Virginia to Missouri, (Cyrus). That's an interesting migration.
Thanks Anne! It was actually Virginia to North Carolina to Missouri. Not sure why the Connollys ended up in Missouri, or whether any of their other children besides Bailey moved with them, but then I'm not very far along on researching this family yet.
+6 votes
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
edited by Anne B
I cant count this one. I did it a long time ago, but I am particularly proud of it.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Todd-76 Christopher Todd.
I like that one, It looks good and its interesting. Love the pictures.
I love the way pictures improve a profile, so try to add them when I have appropriate pictures.
Yes, pictures are good, Perhaps I should make a bit more effort to include them. Trouble is, I cannot wait to find out more about the next person.
Really nice work Anne!  I enjoyed reading the bios.
+6 votes

I don't think I've ever done this challenge before! I'll give it a whirl.

  1. I'm gonna work on the bio of Catherine (Warren) Bellamy, my great-great-great uncle's wife's mother. (Hence why she got sources but no work beyond that. I even wrote a to do note on the profile 5 years ago and probably haven't looked at this profile since!) -- Done as much as I can with the sources I've been able to find!
  2. Camille Daigneault, my great great great uncle -- Done but again with not a tonne of sources!
by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (419k points)
edited by Lianne Lavoie
It's interesting how sometimes you can find tons of items (maybe too many) about a person and other people hardly a drop in the bucket. Those two look "done" as they can be for the moment.
+2 votes
OK I'll bite. Since I am doing it anyway I will help out with the C's.
by Gwen Fleming G2G6 Mach 2 (22.1k points)
+3 votes

This is my first time playing!

I just completed Charles McIntosh, a golf-club maker in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is related to me through his wife.

 

by Janet Berkman G2G2 (2.7k points)
edited by Janet Berkman
It's because in your link above you have him as Mcintosh-3501, when actually he is McIntosh-3501.  Capital letters are important to computers! :)
Thanks! Corrected.
Ah.. perhaps a play on words. You're playing and he made Golf clubs to play golf. It looks good Janet, Thank you.
+2 votes

I just updated https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fitzgerald-3364 with my first genealogically defined profile that included inline references.  It's my first and I hope it is up to scratch. 

Now that I've done 2, I will make a list.

  1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fitzgerald-3364 Catharine Fitzgerald Boothe
  2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lipscomb-471 Charles Craig Lipscomb
by A Nony Mouse Moffett G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
edited by A Nony Mouse Moffett
Looks good, I added <references /> to make the inline citations work
I had a look and saw what you did so I could do likewise in the future.  Thank you for the fix.
+3 votes
I've never joined this challenge and always find bios to be a daunting thing to make interesting in most circumstances. I've peeked at several of the profiles you have improved and it's amazing to me what great work you all do. THANK YOU.
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (544k points)
Your welcome from us all
+4 votes

I thought I started an answer this last month, but I guess I was so excited that I just jumped into the profiles!  Here is what I have completed:

  1. Cora May (Oakes) Panagakos - Expanded biography and added in-line citations for every fact
  2. Constantine Stavros Panagakos  - Expanded biography and added in-line citations for every fact
  3. Cora May Wharton - Added biography with employment information and sport played in high school, added in-line citations for every fact, added photos
  4. Carolyn Brandmier Barry - Added biography, added in-line citations for every fact, profile is now genealogically defined.
  5. Charles Clyde Crawford - Added biography, added in-line citations for every fact, profile is now genealogically defined.
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (519k points)
edited by Star Kline
Congratulations Star you have now written 10 bios for Biography Builders. I noticed that Charles Clyde Crawford (lots of Cs) has a "red" category. thank you.

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