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) .

 

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – A Family’s Increase

Idea courtesy of Genea-Musings:

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — A Family’s Increase

Hey genea-folks, it’s Saturday Night again, time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Pick one of your sets of great-grandparents – if possible, the one with the most descendants.

2) Create a descendants list for those great-grandparents either by hand or in your software program.

3) Tell us how many descendants, living or dead, are in each generation from those great-grandparents.

4) How many are still living? Of those, how many have you met and exchanged family information with? Are there any that you should make contact with ASAP? Please don’t use last names of living people for this – respect their privacy.

5) Write about it in your own blog post, in comments to this post, or in comments or a Note on Facebook.

1) So I tweaked it a little and did all my great-grandparents and hubby’s maternal great-grandparents and his paternal grandparents:

Harry Fetherkile (1884-1980) and Lottie Smith (1887-1926)
William Gott (1880-1944) and Mary Squires (1891-1974) – I only included the issue from this relationship, not their other marriages and children.
August Peterson (1868-1950) and Anna Simonson (1880-1963)
John Vernak ?? and Mary ?? Not sure about these names – multiple posts issues!

Christian Petersen (1874-1953) and Jennie Mattson (1878-1925)
Alfred Farley (1874-1962) and Lurena Hill (1881-1965)
Marko Matulic (1890-1979) and Marga Gospodnetic (1896-1974)

2) I made a Descendants List report in Family Tree 2014.1.  Then I counted for each generation.  I made a spreadsheet using Google Sheets to keep track of the info.

3) Their descendants, that I am aware of, by generation:

4) So the increase is at least 14 persons and up to 61 for each line, and probably more.  There are some who may have reproduced since the last family update.  There are branches, because of location and drama, that are incomplete.

Of the 120ish descendants for my side, 94 are still alive!!  I have met/known 95 of the descendants from my great-grandparents.  Most of those I have not met live in another area of the country and are of a later generation.  My Vernak line is also questionable – I’ll leave the details to a future post!

On hubby’s side, there are about 126 descendants with 109 still alive.  He has met/known 77 of his great-grandparents/grandparents descendants.  His paternal grandparents were immigrants and we, at this time, don’t know how many siblings they had, how many descendants are still living in Croatia.  We know of one small incomplete branch but that is it.

Interesting exercise – I realize I need to reach out to living relatives.