Dec/Jan 2018/2019 Biography Builders - Dec/Jan Deaths

+14 votes

This month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is people who died in December or January. (See Anniversaries for those on your own Watchlist.)

Thank you for your support.

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.
  • 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.

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
edited by Chris Whitten
I hope it's not too late for the count. I started working on someone with no death date this morning and discovered that she died in January.

Switch to the next Challenge, Last half of January 2019.

Ok thanks

23 Answers

+9 votes
I'm Game

1. Arthur Leonard Gehl died 2 December 1972.

2. Anna Kise Krebs died 3 December 1920.

3. Margaret L Webb died 3 December 1978.

4. Adelia Katherine Gehl died 3 December 1965.

5. Amy Esther Clark died 21 Dec 1999.

6.Nora Embell Seeley died 22 Dec 1972.

7. Olive Mary Card died 8 Dec 1909.

8. Matthias Weis died 28 Dec 1966.

9. Louis Raymond Sader died 1 January 1983.

10. Arthur Gehl died 5 january 1907

11.Christina Umhoefer died 5 January 1987.

12. Anna Mary Brahm died 15 January 1942

13. Antonia Szatkowski died 19 January 1954

14. Mary Ethel Magin died 20 January 1899

15 Clara Claas died 24 January 1957
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 1 (18.9k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
Way to go, Jennifer!  You've completed almost one each day.
+8 votes
I am game also.
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (422k points)
+10 votes
I am game too.

1.  Joanna Matson Buckingham died 9 Dec 1846.

2. Samuel Andrew Buckingham died 27 Dec 1841.

3. Josiah Clough died 5 Dec 1755.

4. Dr. Joshua Lee died 29 Dec 1842

5. Catrina Hermsen died 17 Jan 1838

6. Louisa (Swathwood) Short died 26 Jan 1915

7.  Laura Ann (Benham) Barber died 22 Dec 1918

8.  Samuel Prewitt died 1 Jan 1836

9. Hannah McWilliams died 19 Jan 1828

10.  Perry Showalter died 30 Dec 1912
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
You created some truly magnificent profiles, Caryl! Excellent writing, excellent sourcing, and I love your use of pictures in the profiles.
Thanks for your kind words Star!  I appreciate it very much.
+8 votes

I'm in for this one!

  1. Leona Beatrice Murray - d. 23 Dec 1991
  2. Alfred Leonard Bjorkgren - d. 17 Dec 1925
  3. Charles Richard Murray - d. 19 Jan 1982
  4. Ruth Anna Morgan - d. 23 Jan 1959
  5. Hilda Amalia Björkgren - d. 15 Jan 1894
  6. Svante Johanna Bjorkgren - d. 14 Jan 1914
  7. Johanna Steidtmann - d. 23 Jan 1931
  8. Mertie Lavina Bjorkgren - d. 31 Dec 1961
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Mach 5 (57.5k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
+8 votes
I might actually be able to do this one this month, woo hoo!
by T Counce G2G6 Mach 5 (59.4k points)
+7 votes
  1. Deborah (Wager) Henchman, d. 1 Dec 1730
  2. Fred Krull, d. 1 Dec 1964
  3. Martha Menge, d. 2 Dec 1887
  4. Margaretha (Ehlers) Thiessen, d. 2 Dec 1905
  5. Elizabeth Woodward, d. 3 Dec 1678 
  6. Nathan Haskell, d. 4 Dec 1838
  7. Daniel Haskell, d. 4 Dec 1768
  8. Sophia (Konicek) Rayman, d. 4 Dec 1921
  9. Caroline Maria (Hinds) Frankfurt, d. 4 Dec 1964
  10. Paul Novak, d. 6 Dec 1975
  11. Cornelius Perkins Jr., d. 20 Dec 1858
  12. Mark Perkins, d. 20 Dec 1756
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Mach 8 (89.1k points)
edited by Traci Thiessen
+7 votes
Hi Bob,

I am in again for this month.
by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 9 (96.3k points)
+6 votes

I'm new to the site, but would very much like to join you all. Very interested in learning best practices for profile and biography build out. I've started one so far, but have a little ways to go on it still.

Complete list:

Donald Earlen Bohlen (1911 - 1992)

Emily (Phillips) Bohlen (1906 - 2004)

Eli Wesley Bolin (1839 - 1862)

James Cecil Phillips (1908 - 1972)

by Steven Bohlen G2G6 (8k points)
edited by Steven Bohlen
Looks good so far. And, welcome to the wonderful world of biographies and profiles.
You did great work with your grandfather's profile, Steve.  I wish I had done such good work when I first started on WikiTree!  The concise timeline is a nice idea. Keep up the great work!
Thanks a ton for the kind words, Star. I'm having fun learning how to build out biographies. There are some really great profiles and biographies out there to model after. :)
+5 votes
I'll participate.  Thank you for organizing this.

1. Albert Thomas Fratus, died 1 December 1967.

2. Clarence William Ringeisen, died 2 December 1991.

3. Aurea Marguerite Poirier, died 23 December 1982.

4. Laura Poirier, died  11 January 1914.
by Judith Brandau G2G6 (7.6k points)
edited by Judith Brandau
I can’t take credit for starting this, but the thought is appreciated.
+5 votes
I'll see what I can get to.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (621k points)
+5 votes
I'd like to take part this month thanks
by Corina Seal G2G4 (4.3k points)
+5 votes
I am in for this one.
by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 9 (96.3k points)
+5 votes
I'm in for this one - there's at least 50 to choose from!

If I forget to update this post at the end of the challenge, please check my challenge log:
by John Rosser G2G6 (8k points)
Scratch that....distractions ensued! I'll try to pick up the January ones in next challenge.
+5 votes
Interesting twist - I'm in!
by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (666k points)
+5 votes

I found some on my Watchlist.

1. Anna Brown d. December 3, 1781

2. Edward Harrington d. December 6, 1792

3. Esther (Fletcher)(Parker) Proctor d. December 6, 1693

4. James Locke d, December 11, 1745

5. Thomas Harrington d. December 20, 1834

by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
edited by Bob Keniston
+5 votes

I’d like to give it a go!

1. Charlie Lee Conn d. 4 Dec 1981

2. Curtis Conn d. 24 Dec 1944

by Randy Conn G2G6 (6.3k points)
edited by Randy Conn
+3 votes

I finally have time to participate in this challenge - a Christmas present to myself!

  1. Daniel Oakes, died December 28, 1924
  2. Johanna Koch Oakes, died December 24, 1947
  3. Stephen Augustine, died December 22, 1952
  4. Eleanor Oakes Roof, died December  26, 1959
  5. Charlie Rohme, died December  27, 1959
  6. Harry Dobson, died January 24, 1917
  7. Mary Jackson Thompson, died December 4, 1930
  8. Lawrence Thompson, died December 8, 1950
  9. Hetty Rustay Belles, died December 28, 1933
  10. John Burke, died December 22, 1945
  11. Anna Burke, died December 28, 1940
  12. Richard Eva, died December 25, 1900
  13. Sarah Oakes Ammerman, died January 10, 1938
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (519k points)
edited by Star Kline
+4 votes
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
edited by Anne B
+3 votes
I've had a couple of weeks off but will try to fit some in now Christmas is over!
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (114k points)
+2 votes

I'm a little late to the game this month.

I have these two:

1. Edward Clyde Ulmer

2. Carrol Dale Baty

and I'll try to get these done before the end of the cycle:

Lida Florence (Benskin) Hitchler

Frank Edward Herling

by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (666k points)
didn't get to the last two, just holding with #1 & #2

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