52 Relatives in 2018 #50 Marathon Burton Jr. (1934)

Marathon Benjamin Burton Jr.

relationship: Uncle

birth: 27 July 1934 in Wapello County, Iowa, United States

parents: Marathon Benjamin Gott Burton (1911-1977) and Elvera Evelyn Peterson (1914-1989)

death: 27 July 1934 in Wapello County, Iowa, United States

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burial:  Munterville Lutheran Church Cemetery, Munterville, Wapello County, Iowa, United States

photo taken by me

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.

52 Relatives in 2018 #49 Mary Harriet Squire Marshall Gott Burton (1891-1974)

Mary Harriet Squire Marshall Gott Burton

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relationship: great-Grandmother

birth: 30 March 1891 in Albia, Iowa, United States

parents:  Marathon Hattis Squires (1854-1931) and Nancy Harriet McCann (1860-1932)

marriages:

  1.  David Marshall (1889-1952) on 21 March 1908 in Albia, Iowa, United States [both fathers acted as witnesses]squire MARSHALL mary MR
    1. Divorce 28 Jan 1910

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      Divorce announcement in the Albia Republican newspaper 10 Feb 2010 on page 1.  Found at Digital Archives of the Monroe County Historical Society.
  2.  William Leroy Gott (1880-1944) on 17 March 1910 in Polk, Iowa, United States  [record says this is her first marriage but it is not; sister Emma was witness]Squire GOTT mary MR
    1. Divorce 4 Mar 1916, Monroe County, Iowasquire gott mary divorce record
  3.   Franklin George Burton (1880-1868) on 14 July 1916 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa, United States  [sisters Emma and Ruth were witnesses]squire BURTON mary MR

children:

  • Anne Izetta Gott (21 Jul 1910-1932) married George Wallace Wagner (1908-1996)
  • Marathon Benjamin Gott Burton (1911-1977, birth name Gott, used stepfather’s name Burton from young age until death) married Elvera Evelyn Peterson (1914-1989)
  • Mary Elizabeth Burton (1924-2010) married Vernon Billy Millard (1920-2001)

death:   age 82, 15 March 1974 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, United States

burial:  Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, United States

picture taken by me.

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–37. Microfilm. Record Group 048. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.   Monroe County, Volume 431

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–37. Microfilm. Record Group 048. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.  Polk County, Volume 437

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–37. Microfilm. Record Group 048. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.  Appanoose County, Volume 467

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2014.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

FamilySearch.com. Iowa State Divorce Records, 1906-1937 [database online.] Salt Lake City, Utah film #2454071, image 434, retrieved 12/15/2018

FamilySearch.com. Iowa State Divorce Records, 1906-1937 [database online.] Salt Lake City, Utah film #2454070, image 464, retrieved 12/15/2018

 

 

SNGF – Her Ancestors in the SSDI

Genea-Musings Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!
It’s Saturday Night again – time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  Michael John Neill wrote a blog post this week listing his ancestors that have an entry in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).  He had seven ancestors in the SSDI.

2)  This week, review your files and determine which of your ancestors have an entry in the Social Security Death Index (free on FamilySearch.org – see https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535).  How many do you have?

3)  Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a status line on Facebook or Google Plus.  Leave a comment with a link to your blog post if you write one.

6 officially found, 7 if you include my “Grandpa Burton”, 8 if you also include my Dad who passed a few months ago.

My father passed too recently to be found in online Social Security Death Index.  I’m assuming he will since my mom is getting his Social Seccurity.

Grandfather:  Marathon Benjamin Gott Burton (1911-1977)
Grandmother:  Elvera Evelyn Peterson Burton (1914-1989)
Grandmother:  Helen May Fetherkile Vernak (1906-1993)

Great Grandfather: Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980)
Great Grandfather:  William Leroy Gott (1880-1944)
Great Grandmother:  Mary Harriet Squires Marshall Gott Burton (1891-1974)

Not biologically related but married Marathon’s mother when he was 4, Marathon used his last name for remainder of life.
Great StepGrandfather:  Franklin George Burton (1880-1968)

52 Ancestors #10 Elvera Evelyn Peterson Burton (1914-1989)

Elvera Evelyn Peterson Burton

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Elvera and Marathon Burton, date unknown but this is how I remember them.

relationship:  paternal grandmother

birth:  25 February 1914 in Munterville, Polk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States.  Grandma was born on the family farm.

parents:  August Carl Carlsson Peterson (1868-1950) and Anna Simonson (1880-1963)

marriage:  married to Marathon Benjamin Gott Burton (1911-1977) on 27 July 1933 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, United States

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children:
Marathon Benjamin Burton Jr. (1934-1934) died day of birth
Marilyn Joyce Burton Hampton (1937-2016)
living (1939 – )
living (1946 – )

residences:  Prior to her marriage, Grandma lived in the same house she was born in.  After their marriage, Grandma and Grandpa moved often between Iowa and California.  Child 1 born in Iowa, child 2 born in California, child 3 born in Iowa, child 4 born in California.  They continued this back and forth until the mid 1950’s when they stayed in California.

1915:  Dudley, Polk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States
1920:  Polk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States
1925:  Polk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States
1930:  Polk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States
1934:  Wapello County, Iowa, United States
1935:  Bell, Los Angeles County, California, United States
1937:  Los Angeles County, California, United States
1939:  Iowa, Burton farm just outside of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, United States (parent born here)
1940:  1136 1/2 North Blinn, (Wilmington/San Pedro) Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
1940-1946  Sometime during this time they moved back to Wapello County, Iowa, United States
1946:  Los Angeles County, California, United States
1946-1955 Sometime during this time they moved back to Wapello County, Iowa, United States (source:  father and aunt’s memory and stories)
1956 Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States
after 1977  Oceanside, San Diego County, United States.  Here until death.

other things about her:
She attended the Munterville Lutheran Church growing up.  Her first child is buried here.
She made the best banana shakes whenever I stayed the night!!
Her great-great granddaughter is named after her.  See post on Evelyn Mary.

death:  25 May 1989 in Oceanside, San Diego County, California, United States

burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park ; Cypress, Orange County, California, United States

 

 Elvera Evelyn “Vera” <I>Peterson</I> BurtonI took this photo and posted to FindAGrave.com

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–37. Microfilm. Record Group 048. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.
Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Wapello, Iowa; Roll: 686; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 2340421
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

Title: San Pedro, California, City Directory, 1940
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.

Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 24 February 2018), memorial page for Elvera Evelyn “Vera” Peterson Burton (25 Feb 1914–25 May 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89663556, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress), Cypress, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by barbmatu (contributor 47757217) .

 

52 Relatives in 2018 #1 Benjamin F. Squires (1883-1966)

While I like the concept presented in 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks, some of the prompt words were just too difficult for me to use as a writing prompt last year.  This year I am modifying it to better fit me and calling it 52 Relatives in 2018!  #52RelativesIn2018

Here are my “requirements”:
1) I will try to pick a relative who had a birthday, marriage, or death in the previous week.

2) Write a short “biography” of the person.

See, it’s pretty simple.  Here’s my first one.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SQUIRES
relationship:  Her 2nd great-uncle

birth:  6 January 1883 in Illinois, United States  [the 1880 US census has his parents living in Henry Co, Illinois]  to Marathon Hattis Squires and Nancy Harriet Mc Cann.

death:  11 July 1966 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, California, United States

burial:  Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, San Bernardino Co, California, United States 

image taken by me!

marriage:  to Charlotte May “Lottie” Anderson on 3 February 1906 in Knox Co, Illinois, United States

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Uncle Ben and his parents and siblings moved from Henry Co, Illinois to Monroe Co, Iowa sometime between 1880 and 1900 (census records).  Uncle Ben moved back to Illinois to work as a Coal Miner near Brereton, Illinois.  He met and married Aunt Lottie and they moved from Henry/Knox County region of Illinois to Monroe Co, Iowa  sometime between 1906 and 1910.  When Uncle Ben registered for WWI, he was living in Monroe Co, Iowa and still working in the mines.

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Uncle Ben and Aunt Lottie never had children.  They did take in their niece Anne Izetta Gott (my paternal grandfather’s sister).  My Grandmother never knew the full story behind this.  My Aunt has an invitation to Annie’s 6th birthday party which invited my grandfather (who was 17 months younger than Annie).  I wish I had a picture of that!

I am unable to find the 1920 Federal Census for them.  Annie is not with her mother or father in 1920 so I presume she is still living with Uncle Ben and Aunt Lottie.

Sometime between 1927 and 1930, Uncle Ben, Aunt Lottie, and Annie moved to San Bernardino Co, California.   Annie married in 1927 in Iowa so we know they were still in Iowa at that time.

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I found California Voter

In 1930, they were living in Redlands, San Bernardino Co, California.  Annie and her new family were living next door and Uncle Ben’s sister Ruth Ann Squires Hodenfield was in the same town.  Annie died 2 Oct 1932.  Her husband and children moved back to Iowa by 1935.  Sister Ruth and her family also moved back to Iowa by 1935.

Uncle Ben and Aunt Lottie moved into Los Angeles Co, California sometime between 1930 and 1934 – closer to my grandparents/his nephew and continued to live in Los Angeles Co, California until death.

In the 1928-1930 Voter Registration for Redlands, California, Uncle Ben is listed as a Socialist.  In 1934 for Los Angeles Co, he was registered as Democrat.  In 1942, he lived in Azusa, California and worked for Helms Bakery (oh, the memories of the bakery truck!)  On a side note, Uncle Ben’s WWII registration form lists my grandfather as the person who would know his address.

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I vaguely remember Uncle Ben and Aunt Lottie.  He made me a doll house when I was young and my parents still have the table he made them.  We call it the Uncle Ben table!

When I saw this picture online, I knew the person who posted it must be related – I have the same one!  Here is a picture of Uncle Ben and Aunt Lottie in 1956 at their 50th wedding anniversary.  The family resemblance to my grandfather is remarkable!

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photo from personal collection

 

Citations:

“Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940,”  database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99D-QNNN?cc=1803970&wc=326F-BZS%3A146199201 : 3 March 2016), 1412063 (004031824) > image 448 of 1362; county offices, Illinois.
Year: 1880; Census Place: Hanna, Henry, Illinois; Roll: 213; Family History Film: 1254213; Page: 345A; Enumeration District: 112
Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Year: 1900; Census Place: Pleasant, Monroe, Iowa; Roll: 449; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0088; FHL microfilm: 1240449
Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Year: 1910; Census Place: Mantua, Monroe, Iowa; Roll: T624_414; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0099; FHL microfilm: 1374427
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Registration State: Iowa; Registration County: Monroe; Roll: 1643221
Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm
Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937; Record Type: Microfilm Records
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014
Year: 1930; Census Place: Redlands, San Bernardino, California; Roll: 188; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0070; FHL microfilm: 2339923
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147
Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968
Ancestry.com. California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2017.