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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday Birth Date Of Great Grandparents William McCormack and Rebecca

Name:William Mccormack
Birth Year:1710
Spouse Name:Rebecca
Spouse Birth Year:1714
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Last night while doing a little research as I am updating my pedigree charts I found the record

of William McCormack and his wife Rebecca last name unknown marriage.

This record gives me their birth date.  Sadly no last name for Rebecca given.

They are my 6th great grandparents on my father's side. 

Arthur Zion  1921 - 2008
Perry Zion 1886- 1958
Jonathan Adam Zion 1861- 1927
John H Zion  1831 - 1920
McCormack Zion  1795 - 1863
Lucy McCormack 1772- 1854
William McCormack 1745- 1775
William McCormack  1910 -1775

Wonderful found treasure now back to redoing my pedigree charts and building my files for documenting my work
Thanks for stopping by happy hunting

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sadness Fills My Heart 1910 Census 2nd Great Uncle Found Wisconsin Insane Asylum

Sadness Fills My Heart As I Search Records For My Ancestor George Ephriam Hall my 2nd great uncle brother of my great grandfather Arthur R Hall.

Recently I was working on the Hall family line filling in information and when I came to George.  I saw that he never married and died when he was 44 years old.

George was born in Union, Rock, Wisconsin to George Wilbur Hall 1832 - 1892 and Louisa Maria Reynolds Hall 1832 - 1899.

George was one of six children, Charles, Arthur, Florence, Mark and Agnes.

On July 27th 1892 his father passes away and almost 7 years later on the 11th of March 1899 his mother passes away.

In the 1900 census George is 31 years old, single and renting a farm.  Living with him is his sister Florence 35 years , sister Agnes 28 years and an uncle Theodore Phillips.age 80 years.

In 1905 he is still living with his two sisters but uncle Theodore is no longer living.

By 1910 George's health is failing and he is in the Rock County Insane Asylum listed as an inmate.

George passes away the 07th of Aug 1913 of tuberculous.  He is buried in the Maple Hill cemetery where other members of the family are buried.

Thanks for stopping by, happy hunting . You can read other posts on the Hall family here

Amanuensis Monday Post 11 Obituary Arthur R Hall 1884 -1919

Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the Transylvanian Dutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:"

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

Today's posting is the obituary of Arthur R Hall my great grandfather.

Arthur R. Hall was born in Evansville, Wis., September 19, 1863, where he spent his boyhood days until he graduated from the Evansville Seminary in 1884. He was married to Miss Mabel J. Coleman, at Denver, Colorado, August 28, 1891, at which time he moved to Chicago, where he lived seven years. In 1898, he moved to Nebraska, and in the spring 1919, settled near Crawford. there were three daughters born, Mrs. Alta Zion, of Craig, Colo., Mrs. Belle Sturm and Miss Pearl Hall, of Crawford.
Mr. Hall died at the home of his eldest daughter in Craig, Colo., July 8, 1919, where he and Mrs. Hall and their daughter Pearl, were visiting.
The remains were brought back to the home in Crawford, where funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon, July 12, by Rev. Mearl C. Smith, and the body was laid to rest in the Crawford cemetery.

Thanks for stopping by, you can read other posts on my hall family here

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Searching the Lives of my ancestors from birth to death Grace M Hall Brunsell 1893 - 1983 1st Cousin 2 times Removed

Tonight my quest was to find out information for one of my ancestors through the line of my great grandfather Arthur R Hall

Tonight's choice was his niece Grace, all I had when I started was her parents names and that she was born about 1894.  She is the daughter of grandpa Arthur's brother Mark Hall and Mary Cassady Hall.

So off the ancestry I went. There was a leaf that told he I had a hint.

What I found was the record of her birth and christening which gave me her birth date of  05 Nov 1893.

This is the record found

 in the Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928
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Name: Hall
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Nov 1893
Birth Place: Union, Rock, Wisconsin
Father: Mark A Hall
Mother: Mary Cassaday
FHL Film Number: 1305582
Source Information
Ancestry.com. Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"Wisconsin Births and Christenings." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
This database is an index extracted from more than 1.4 million birth and christening records from Wisconsin. Learn

Next leaf was to find a distant relative 's tree that gave me her married name of Brunsell.

Grace married Carl Oscar Brunsell the 24th of  February 1916 Stoughton Dane Wisconsin

They had 5 children during their marriage.

This information gave me the census reports and find a grave site

I ended the night at Maple Hill Cemetery with the only picture showing is the cemetery entrance post.
No pictures of the head stones have been taken as of yet.

Grace died 24 of February 1838 and Carl passed away 19th of July 1930

I wish that the picture of the grave was posted.
Buried in this same cemetery is Grace's father Mark Alonzo
I will be spending some time searching more information on Grace and her husband.  Plus finding out who else is buried in this cemetery.

Grace is my first cousin 2 times removed

Thanks for stopping by..Happy hunting for your roots.