This month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is people who died in July.
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Frank, I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois which was not incorporated until 1902. Ernest was born in Cicero and that was his residence in 1900. He lived in the best part of town at 600 North Kenilworth. Trulia has a picture of the house which is currently valued at $658,918. Frank Lloyd Wright's home was a few blocks away.
I hope that helps a bit on your project. You may need it when you try genealogically defining a man with four wives. :)
I had hoped to complete 50, but life happened and several took many days to complete. Most of these have been orphaned and are up for grabs by relatives.
1. John Snyder Rohrbaugh died 16 Jul 1914
2. Ida May (Mantel) Robenstine died 13 Jul 1969
3. Anna Marie (Selzer) Robenstine died 16 Jul 1990
4. Roy “Newton” Robenstine died 13 Jul 1967
5. George Washington Swartz died 1 Jul 1881 (One of two orphans that took a week each to research and write. The other I worked on for a week and gave up because I wanted to get 50 done. I'll finish him later.)
6. Edward Neff died 1 Jul 1994
7. Anthony Rohrbach died 3 Jul 1880
8. Samuel Mummert died 4 Jul 1911
9. Charles Olin Adams died 5 Jul 1963
10. Edward Wolfgang died 6 Jul 1943
11. Anna Maria (Snyder) Rohrbaugh died 6 Jul 1887
12. Muriel Liggitt died 8 Jul 1960
13. Faith Appleby died 8 Jul 1993
14. Laura Bell Arnold O'Neill died 9 Jul 1941
15. Ralph Wolfgang died 9 Jul 1942
16. Lewis Roy Wedding died 09 Jul 1966
17. Florence Gertrude Murray died 10 Jul 1886.
18. Mary Kathryn (Mummert) Altland died 11 Jul 2012
19. George V. Masemer died 13 Jul 1926
20. Keturah (Stanton) Mulford died 13 Jul 1915
21. Ethel Frances Stauffer died 13 Jul 1921
22. Otis Spitler died 13 Jul 1959
23. Curtis Robenstine died 14 Jul 1937
24. Cyril J. O'Neill died 14 Jul 1944
25. Wilber Howard Rabenstein died 15 Jul 1974
26. Ralph Silas Morris died 16 Jul 1945
27. William Roscoe Bonsal died 17 Jul 1979
28. Paul Robenstine died 18 Jul 1970
29. Richard Stanton died 20 Jul 1873
30. Elizabeth Montgomery (Clement) Kille died 21 Jul 1962
List continued in another message.
I'll do a few this month!
I also worked on this profile, Alfred Rivette-18 -- a profile I adopted a while back which showed death date in July. While fixing up his bio I realized his death date was really in March, but he deserved a biography anyway!
I'm looking forward to this month's challenge! 1/12th of my tree with known death dates should be a big pool to choose from!
Special thanks to Bob for all his hard work for this project and also special thanks for going to bat for us to get a sticker last month. It was a rough reception and Bob handled it with grace and poise. Thanks for all you do!
1. John Mullins (abt. 1718 - 01 Jul 1772)
2. Rebecca Susannah (George) Baty (1840 - 1867)
3. George William Hitchler (1859 - 1915)
4. Karl Johann (Olofson Harts) Helgren (1845 - 1929)
I’m in! :-)
Improved profiles so far:
Great theme. I am in this month.
1. Edwin White died July 27, 1880
2. Lewis Armistead died July 3, 1863
3. Ann Tibbets Starbuck died July 29, 1736
4. William Clifford Pruett died July 23, 1968
5. Mary Starbuck Folger died July 22, 1763
6. William Hamilton Pruett died July 29, 1902
7. William Ungewitter died July 30, 1899
8. Jehu Higgins Pruett died July 24, 1866
Died in July:
I will be joining in this month. My grandfather died this month (in 1978), and I've been researching him for a while. Seems like a great month to honor him and his service in two wars. So, I will start with him.
Great theme. I will do several this month.
1. Eugene P. Summerson - died July 1, 1946. My great-grandfather; beginning to research him was one of my gateways into genealogy several years ago! I consider this bio "improved" but not "finished."
2. Sarah Miller Summerson - died July 8, 1921
I'm in again!
#1 Charles Molloy attached Autosomal DNA chart showing matches to descendants of Laurence/Lawrence family
#2 Minnie Obray d. 5th July 1965
#3 Mary Walker nee Whiting d. 1st July 1863 added profiles for 2nd husband and children
#4 Betty Sherman late Childs nee Ristbridge d. 7th July 1874 added profiles for 2nd husband and children
#5 Martha Louisa Gilbert late Day nee Lumbers d. July 1929
#6 Florence Nott nee Wennan supposedly died/buried 12th July 1816
#7 George Henry Sandwell died 15th July 1938 - I'm still working on this one as he was very busy during his life! Created profiles for both wives and children.
#8 John Feak(e)s d. 18th July 1846 ...173 years ago today! Added profiles for his children
#9 Richard Phillpott Found his gravestone and added photo to profile - added death date 3rd July 1919
#10 Charles Laurence d. 30 July 1880 - added a category, tidied text and added profile for son
#11 Susan Nunn nee Feaks d. 31st July 1881 - added profiles for children, tabulated 1881 census details
#12 Nancy Ray Johnson nee Blackbourn d. 25th July 1838 - added profiles for children
#13 Phoebe Jane Lavell nee Curnick d. 22nd July 1978 Added 1901 census details and tabulated other census details
#14 Thomas Curnick d. 25 July 1883 Added grave details
#15 Susan Prudence Molloy d. 10th July 1845 Added source for death and added "died young" template
#16 Jane Campbell late Micklewright nee Harding d. 23rd July 1922 Added profiles for children
#17 Hannah Walford nee Preese Added in census details - adding profiles for children and parents
I am in again this month, have a few to review, okay its the last day not sure where the month went but here are a few I have done some work on.
1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Elliott-6378 my nana needs a little more work
2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Knight-13849 added several sources and wife - no details of 2 children found
Just finished the Cornish poet and novelist Jack Clemo, who died July 1994. A bio built with nearly all my Wikitree hats piled onto my head: Notables, England, Cornwall, BioBuilders and (a non-Wikitree hat) Poetry!
I'm in for this month
1. Freeman Harry Beers - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beers-1724
2. Johnny Harrison Beers - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beers-1723
3. Myrlin Raymond Card - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Card-1179
4. Lulu C. McCain - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McCain-763
5. Lulu A. Simpson - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Simpson-14862
6. Blanche B Beers - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beers-1725
7. Grace W. Wilson - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wilson-63243
8. Cora May Francis - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Francis-6134
9. Louis Lyman VanNatter - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/VanNatter-120
10. Katharine Angelina Claas - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Claas-87
11. Lewis Krebs - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Krebs-741
12. Helen Edith Hancock - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hancock-6647
I saw Lulu Simpson and thought we were related, then I read the bio and found she was in Minnesota, not Ohio.