Last half of January 2019 Biography Builders - Died in January

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This half month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is people who died in January. (See Anniversaries for those on your own Watchlist.) Beginning February 1st, the Bio Builders will be going back to a first of the month Challenge

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.

asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (169k points)
1/2 month as in Mid Jan to Mid Feb or is it a 2 week challenge?

If a 2 week challenge is this to get the challenge to coincide with the calendar month going forward?

Like it says in the subject: Last half of January.  Then it says in the body of the question that it will be going back to the first of the month. smiley

What I get by WT'ing before my first cup of coffee!

Just love this comment from a graduate of the England Project Orphan Trail training programme and though I would share with you all

 "...crafting a biography with enough colour that someone will enjoy reading it and picking away at knots and tangles till I make some progress  "Quote by Stephen Trueblood 2019"

Great quote!  Thanks for sharing, Janet.

11 Answers

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I was only able to do 1 this month ...

  1. Raymond Stewart, d. 1 Jan 1994
answered by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Mach 4 (40.6k points)
edited by Traci Thiessen
+4 votes

I have a few!

  1. Flavius Josephus Wells - d. 17 Jan 1938
  2. Clifford Wilton Murray - d. 10 Jan 1968
  3. Jean Baptiste Meche - d. 1 Jan 1774
  4. Marie Therese "Tharzile" Savoie - d. 7 Jan. 1854
answered by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Mach 3 (36.5k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
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I'm in for this mini-Challenge!

  1. Benjamin Robert Eva, died 1 Jan 1953
  2. Edward Jackson, died 20 Jan 1953
  3. Luther Richards, died 12 Jan 1985
  4. Charles Rustay, died 5 Jan 1938
  5. John Engler, Jr., died 11 Jan 1935
  6. Barry Booth, died 20 Jan 2012
  7. William Globosits, died 26 Jan 2013
answered by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (497k points)
edited by Star Kline
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answered by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1m points)
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Will try to do a few this month or rather next 15 days

1. 7 Jan 1847 aged 4

2. Ted (grandad) Died 20 Jan 1981 aged 82 WWWi & WWII Veteren

3. Cyrus  Died 22 Jan 1941  

4.  George Hall  Died 23 Jan 1917 

5.  Edward Died 23 Jan 1969  

6. Edward Died 28 Jan 1939  

7. Bartholomew  Died 29 Jan 1901  

answered by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 5 (50.1k points)
edited by Janet Wild
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I'll see what I can find.
answered by T Counce G2G6 Mach 4 (45.9k points)
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1. Virginia Bowden died 27 January 1927 in Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan.

2. William Perry Card died 27 January 1918 in Minnesota
answered by Jennifer Robins G2G6 (9.2k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
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Working towards finishing two per day (to get caught up from connections blitz)..

1. Marie Helen Brausch (d. 15 Jan 1945). 

2. Anna Augusta (Brausch) Krabbe (d. 2 Jan 1947)

3. Adam Vestner (d. 25 Jan 1941)

4. Catherine Simmler "Katie" Baldinger (d. 20 Jan 1945)

5. Norbert Broerman (d. 12 Jan 1966) 

6. Harold Chester Greenhalgh (22 Jan 1959) 

7. Lavinia (Godfrey) Reynolds (d. 3 Jan 1872) 

8. Ruth (Napier) Watson (d. 25 Jan 1981)

9. Anna Elizabeth (Grosscup) Leddon (5 Jan 1961)

10. John McLaughlin (d. 30 Jan 1902)

Got sidetracked playing in a tournament.  Back to what is important and added bios for:

11. Pat Mainer Neff (d. 8 Jan 1986)

12, John Baldinger Spoor (d. 1 Jan 1928)

13. Edward A. Vestner (d. 8 Jan 1971)

14, Henry Aloys Nurre (d. 12 Jan 1929) 

15. Ella Frances (McGowen) McMurrey (d. 1 Jan 1952)

16. Marvin Horace McMurrey (d. 13 Jan 1961) 

17. Frederick Victor Grosscup (d. 7 Jan 1937)

18. Annie Josephine (Swaney) Grosscup (d. 30 Jan 1907)

19. Imogene Greenwood Bishop (d. 6 Jan 1852)

20. Mabel F. (Collins) Dowd (d. 3 Jan 1956)

21. Frederick J. Wittmaier, Jr. (d. Jan 1988)

22. Margaret M. (Lyon) Rudd (d. 8 Jan 1911)

23. Frederick Jacob Wittmaier (d. 14 Jan 1919).

24. Abigail (Allyn) Rudd (d. 20 Jan 1857)

These poor people need some help to finish decent bios:

25. Lavinia (Godfrey) Reynolds (d. 3 Jan 1872) (needs help)

26. Mary Adeline (Close) Nurre (d. 13 Jan 1992) (needs help)

27. Margaret Elizabeth (William) Watson (d. 11 Jan 1959) (needs help)

I have 10 more to do before the end of the month. . . . getting caught up in the hopes I'll get back to my own family.  

28. Elisha Hulbert Palmer (d. 17 Jan 1895)

29. Ellis (Loomis) Palmer (d. 9 Jan 1893)

30Cornelia (Kissam) Palmer (d. 21 Jan 1926)

31. Donald Malpas Cole

32. Daniel Lewis Nye (d. 4 Jan 1989)

33. Emily Judson (Beckwith) Cole (d. 27 Jan 1928)

answered by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Mach 3 (31.6k points)
edited by Kathy Rabenstein
You're doing great, Kathy!  But I'm curious - what kind of tournament did you play in?
Duplicate Bridge
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I'll see if I can get at least one done - starting with Annis Higley Hodges my 5GGrandmother who apparently didn't approve of the marriage of her son to my 4GGrandmother. Even she deserves a decent profile.

answered by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 2 (26.9k points)
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I'm in for this one.
If I forget to update this post at the end of the challenge, please check my challenge log:

answered by John Rosser G2G6 (6.5k points)

Scan-a-thon interrupted momentum this month but I managed a few:

  1. Rosser-390 — William Walters ROSSER (died 1 Jan 1875)
  2. Rosser-143 — Griffith Walters ROSSER (died 1 Jan 1919)
  3. Rosser-380 — Sarah (ROSSER) PENNY (died 2 Jan 1903)
  4. Rosser-146 — Thomas Henry Walters ROSSER (died 2 Jan 1898)
  5. Rosser-160 — Alfred Walters ROSSER (died 10 Jan 1870)
  6. Durward-52 — William DURWARD (died 25 Jan 1932)
  7. Rosser-161 — William ROSSER (died 26 Jan 1871)
+3 votes

I got wrapped up in other profiles, but finally found one that fits both the first part of this months challenge and this part of this months challenge.

Thomas Chandler Curtis, wrote bio, fixed citations to inline citations, added military and probate info & citations, etc.

answered by T Counce G2G6 Mach 4 (45.9k points)
Wonderful bio, great sources, and images!  You are fortunate to have such a nice photo of a Civil War veteran.  Keep up the great work!
Thank you, the photo has been in the family for a while.

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