June 2019 Biography Builders - People married in June

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This month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is people married in June. Seems like the most popular month to get married. What month did you get married?

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 Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
Okay guys, I am new to this.

So, I look in my (extensive) watchlist for June weddings, and then try to improve their bios, do I have that right? But how do I find the June weddings? Birth and death dates are easy...

And, am I supposed to "report back" to this group with the ones I have done?


Debbie the Noob
Go to your watchlist and click on anniversaries.  This will give you a list of those born, died or married in June!
Answer the post, then list the names, with ID, in the answer.As you do more bios, edit your answer.

I'm going to pass on this one...hopefully I'll be in next month. Happy BioBuilding everyone smiley


When will the data for May be entered into the spreadsheet?


I’m going to add it tonight.
Awesome! Thank you for all that you do!

25 Answers

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by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
edited by Kathy Rabenstein
+14 votes

I'm in. ready for a month of fun

1. William Perry Card https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Card-1186  

2. Aldora P.Parr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Parr-2252 

3. Joseph Frank Gehl https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gehl-93

4. Josephine Kathryn Claas https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Claas-36 

5. Margaret Elizabeth Wehner https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wehner-126 

6. Phillip Gehl https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gehl-61 

7. George Livingston Francis https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Francis-6135

8. Leah Doris Peterson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Peterson-11275 

9. John Baldwin Judson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Judson-642 

10. Hepsibah Lake https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lake-2526 

11. Leslie James Bowden  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bowden-2651

12.Rhoda L. Oakes  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Oaks-669

13. Clinton Vern Clark  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Clark-37225

14. Elvira L. Yonkers https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Yonkers-18

15. Arthur Mathias gehl https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gehl-177

16.Katherine Bartholomew https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bartholomew-1810

17. Clarissa W. Hasse https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hasse-228

18. Harold Ladkau https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ladkau-1

by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 2 (25.6k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
+12 votes
I was married in June, as were my parents!  But we are all still alive!  But I will look to see if I have any profiles who were married in June to potentially improve the biographies.
by Barbara Geisler G2G6 (7.8k points)
My wife and I are April, and my parents are September, but I’m sure there are some June marriages on my watchlist.

I found one you can work on:



I'm pretty sure you can use your own profile. When we were doing the adoption, I was told I could use mine - just not other living people.
+12 votes
I’m in. There have to be few June marriages on my watchlist.
by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
+13 votes
I'll do some, I must have someone who married in June.

1. Charles Eyre https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Eyre-648
2. Ann Gyte https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gyte-158
3. John William Wharmby https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wharmby-26
4. Lucy Grayson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Grayson-640
5. Wesley Walker https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Walker-27948
6. Annie Gyte https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gyte-240
7. John Webster https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Webster-8277
8. Jane Ashton https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ashton-1954
9. Thomas Arblaster  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Arblaster-77
10. Lucy George https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/George-6319
11. Walter Turton https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Turton-670
12. Emma Dawson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dawson-7721
13. Christopher Turton https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Turton-671
14. Ellen Needham https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Needham-1830
15. Leonard Winsor. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Winsor-414
16. Charlotte Ridout https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ridout-530
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Mach 7 (75.6k points)
edited by Joan Whitaker
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Methinks its going to be a more narrow pool than M surnames wink

I'm in.  Now, to find June weddings...


1. Robert Pyle Robinson (1869 - 1939) - Delaware Governor - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Robinson-13462, & his wife:
2. Margaret Hollingsworth (Fouraker) Robinson (1878 - 1962) - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fouraker-8
3. Leroy Newton Baty (abt. 1892 - aft. 1953) - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Baty-263
4. Lola Ruth (Hitchler) Baty (1899 - 1989) - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hitchler-2
5.  Rachel (Unknown) Miller (1757 - 1841) - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-472362

In process: I dunno yet

by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (767k points)
edited by SJ Baty
Me thought wrong - I found a lot of June weddings, yay!
+10 votes

I have a number of June marriages for ancestors whose profiles I can improve count me in this month.

I am working on 2 of 4 direct line ancestor marriages on 26th June. Both my husband and I had ancestors married on this date grandparents and these great grandparents.

Alfred Roberts and Tamsey Savory

William Gadsby and Susannah Cox

by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 7 (74.6k points)
edited by Hilary Gadsby
+11 votes

Let's find a few of those!

1. Alfred Tennyson - Great English poet

2. John Trueblood - Blacksmith, early Quaker, important Trueblood ancestor

3. Mary Trueblood - His wife

4. Clara Hyman - Native of New Orleans

5. Daniel Brickell - Pioneer OB-GYN in New Orleans

6. Anastasie Brickell - His wife

7. Alice Wadeson - Early Lincolnshire Quaker

8. Henry Bacon - Her husband

9. Joseph Denis Landry - Early Louisiana farmer

10. Elizabeth Labauve - His wife

11. François LaBauve - Elizabeth's father, another early Louisiana farmer

12. Eloise LaBauve - His first wife

13. Marie-Angèle LaBauve - His second wife, also married in June!

by Stephen Trueblood G2G6 Mach 3 (33k points)
edited by Stephen Trueblood
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I think most of my profiles that had June marriages are pretty much complete already, so I will try to add in some DNA data and categories and any other more obscure details if I can find them!

#1 Elizabeth Powell Nee Stringer m. 26th June 1837

#2 Benjamin Powell m. 26th June 1837

#3 Sarah Simmons nee Dennison m.20th June 1829

#4 Charles Dennison m. 1st June 1835

by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
edited by Michelle Wilkes
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I am in for this month have a few to add, started and forgot to add here. Will try for a few more this week.

1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Langridge-8 married

2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Edwards-1368

3. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Luecy-1 married 

4. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Michell-591

5. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/East-1016 married


by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
edited by Janet Wild
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by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
edited by Traci Thiessen
+8 votes
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Mach 6 (63.4k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
+8 votes
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
edited by Anne B
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Great theme. 

1.   Thomas Shaylor 3x paternal great grandfather married on June 22, 1826 to Jane Simmons.

2.  Jane Simmons  3x paternal great grandmother married on June 22, 1826 to Thomas Shaylor

3.  William Center  3x maternal great grandfather married on June 11, 1852 to Elizabeth Morrow

4.  Elizabeth Morrow  3x maternal great grandmother married on June 11, 1852 to William Center

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
+10 votes

June wedding! I am in :) Looking forward to this challenge.

  1. Addison Price, Sr. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Price-17664
  2. Vadis Holt https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Holt-7832
  3. Barbara Diane Fivas https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fivas-1
  4. Richard Stapley https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stapley-210
  5. Calvin G Streets https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Streets-140
  6. John Michael Tilley https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tilley-2232
  7. Ellen Streets https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Streets-144
  8. Fred Blaker https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Blaker-78
  9. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bonner-1839
  10. Carrie Armstrong https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Armstrong-13739
  11. Terry Wray Decker https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Decker-4924
  12. Alfrus Trawick https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Trawick-194
  13. George Frederick Crooke https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Crooke-209
  14. Amanda Kidd https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kidd-3425
  15. John Douglas Tilley https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tilley-2233
  16. Katherine Elder https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Elder-2829
  17. Herman Annis https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Annis-517
  18. Ann McDaniels https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McDaniels-549
  19. Virgil Dean Clevenger https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Clevenger-844
  20. Nancy Stalder https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stalder-134
  21. Leslie Beryl Frankenbery https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Frankenbery-21
  22. Hazel May Horan https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Horan-379
  23. Joseph Maxie Rigby, Jr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rigby-1080
  24. George Streets https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Streets-258
  25. Nancy Stewart https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stewart-30785
  26. Janis Sharon Nobles https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nobles-631
  27. Gary York https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/York-5229
  28. Evaline M. Robinson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Robinson-30418
  29. Charles Edward Pigg https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pigg-538
  30. Lillian Kunkel https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kunkel-711
  31. Delbert Nebeker, Sr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nebeker-52
  32. John Baty https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Baty-100
  33. Lenora Martin https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Martin-24443
by Alicia Taylor G2G6 Mach 3 (33.1k points)
edited by Alicia Taylor
+8 votes
I am in as well.  Not sure which profiles I am going to work on, I will have to go through and look at all the profiles and see which ones.  I will post a list as soon as I make one.
by Rodney Jones G2G6 (7.1k points)
+6 votes
I am in for this month
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (454k points)
+9 votes

Back for my second month! It looks like I have 10+ profiles on my watchlist that will fit this theme. Hopefully I can get to at least five of them.

1. Ethel "Bessie" Browder Hotze - my maternal great-grandmother

2. Maggie Oliver Stamper - my 2x great aunt

3. Charles R. Hotze - my maternal great-grandfather; husband of Bessie above

4. Robert Baldwin Summerson - a 1x cousin 3x removed from a branch of the family I became interested in about a year ago. He was a movie theater operator in Virginia and West Virginia.

5. Mary C. "Dolly" Skaggs Summerson - Robert's wife, at least for a time. Dolly is related by marriage to two of my family lines.

edit: Completed my goal of 5 for the month! Hopefully I can get one or two more.

by Lauren Hopkins G2G2 (2.3k points)
edited by Lauren Hopkins
+7 votes

First one complete. It was an easy one - my parents.


Second one not so easy. Lots of unsourced information available which will require additional work.


Third with a surprise ending; they married in June 1891, but must have divorced between 1910 and 1913, when he married again;




by Deborah Terrill G2G6 (6.4k points)
edited by Deborah Terrill
+7 votes
I had an interesting experience yesterday. I was working on a 4th g-grandfather and -mother, married in June. When I started looking for all their children, I discovered they aren't my ancestors after all! There were 2 boys with exact same name, born within a couple years of each other, in the same town.  It took me a while to figure out who was related to who. And rewarding!

Interestingly, the Ancestry trees all have the incorrect parents listed. Which is why I never use them.
by Deborah Terrill G2G6 (6.4k points)
Great discovery, Deborah!  This is why I look at Ancestry trees as hints, not as facts.  Your super sleuthing skills are what makes WikiTree stand out from Ancestry, FamilySearch, and other sites.
I use Ancestry.com for the sources, but rarely rely on the trees. When I do look at the trees at all, I strongly vet the sources. I've had to untangle more than one mess! I finally turned off the notifications there for family tree hints

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