Monday, July 21, 2014

Where Were They 100 Years Ago.

 1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 19 July 1914 - 100 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.


Calvin Fay Jones  was dcd;;;  he was in a local cemetery that later was removed. Nashua IA area. Yes I have photo of his home. Also of the rural cemetery he is now on in with family.

Hannah Young Jones was born in 1850  Ill. and so she would be 64 and was dealing with the land and dispersement of goods of Calvin. 

son **
Carl Fremont Jones  b 1887  was a ranch hand  Swan Land and Cattle Co. , Slater, Platte Co. WYO.
in 1914.  
Victoria Mae Foulk Jones moved from Waterloo area of Iowa, Washburn to Slater, Platte Co. Wyo by train with her only son, at that time.

dau: Nora  b 1870 m Iver Jepson, many moves He was killed in Florida. 

son: George b 1872 m Belle Fox ,  20 Dec 1893 
son:  Alva      b 1874 Chickasaw Co. IA  m  31 Mar 1987 ,  Zelia Augusta Noble, talked on the phone to 
             family members of this line. Still communicate with Cedar Rapids, IA kin.
son:  Walter b 1880 m 22 August 1913 Ia to Elizabeth Spooner,   Story to big to put here. 
             I met Lucy Jones the  wife of 1 of his dcd sons and we talked and visited for 20 years.
              Yes, she shared pictures and stories when she found Uncle Gerald O Jones and I 
               here in San Diego. They had spent 40 years looking for my Uncle who saved her husbands 
              life as a young boy of 9 or so.
               Ruth is the daughter and she married Ralph Moen  died in Oregon.
son LaMont Earnest  b 1882 Pearl Rock, IA m Lulu Maybelle Torrey, 
           His son Donald Gene Jones died this spring in Sacramento, CA ( knew him for 20 + years)
            Met one of his brothers when he drove truck and Dad worked at the Feed Mill in the 1950's.

         Prior to Grandad going to Wyoming, he and G Uncle Monte had store in Waterloo, IA.
         After much troubles with family. He came to California. He raised his family in northern CA 
         Valley area.  They are many still there. His back was broke in a race with horse and a buggy 
         and the buggy wheel broke his back. This involved Carl and Monte.  

Harvey Edward Foulk b 18 Oct 1867  in Ill. m 19 Oct. 1892 Blackhawk Co. IA Prominent Citizen of Waterloo, IA,  Later lived in Washburn. House still lived in by family today. He disappears one year on a run of wheat to Russia. No one has found him.

Margaret Mae Eastman  b  6 Oct 1864 BlackHawk Co. IA  they were in 1910 in Eagle, Blackhawk Co. IA.   Victoria was aged 12 .  So aged 14 in 1914.  She remarries late in life to Mr Archer.

1920 they were in Platte Township 22 north E# 9, This is in Wheatland, Wyoming area. Dad showed me their home many times. It was on the outskirts of  Wheatland.  Their oldest was  my Grandmother  Victoria Mae Foulk Jones  2 sisters and 4 brothers.

Victoria Mae (Ida)  Foulk Jones ** wife of above.

Her Grandfather William Henry Foulk b 22 Feb 1846 Somerset Co. PA m 1865 in DeKalb Co. ILL and then moved to IA.  He was on the homestead at the time of 1914.  Helped build the town of Washburn, also worked the Rock Island RR.  Originally known as the Burlington, Cedar  Rapids, Mennessota RR, now Rock Island. He was a Conductor. Christian Church Waterloo Congregation.
93 at death.

Her  Grand Mother was Katherine MYERS b 20 May 1845 Perry Co. PA.  as above married in ILl, 
then moved to IA. Very probably knew each other when in Perry Co. PA prior to husbands  birth.
This line marries in and out twice. They celebrated a GOLDEN ANN 7 years before her death in 1922.  The house still there as of a year ago.

Franklin Marion Hoffman b 1860 Greene Co. PA lived Moravia IA with wife  dies 1940.
Samantha Abigail Duvall b 1860 Fayette Co. PA   she dies 1904 IOwa.
Three living children and many heartaches dcd infants.

After her passing Mom and family said he moved to Wyoming to be near the bulk of his family that had  moved from IA to there. He was a BrickLayer and owned his own company according to family.  He died a month before I was born.  He walked behind the wagon train herding the animals with his dog from PA to IA.   He was oldest living born of Sanford and Rachel Hoffman of Greene Co. PA that came to Iowa after the Civil War.

Cecil Lee youngest of the three children married and moved to WYO after learning the climate there was  better for his asthma.  Most of his children born in IA Mom was born in WYO.
He went back and forth until they had enough money to move and knew that his health was definitely better in WYO. Dryer climate.  He worked for the Duvall's on their ranch south of Wheatland. Big Ranch.

His brother Robert married and stayed in Iowa. His sister Grace married  Grandad's wife's brother. Daniel Scott mar Grace Hoffman, Cecil Hoffman ma Inez Scott. 

I met and knew many of my Scott relatives. Great Uncle Harrison was a Circus Performer. I have a card with his picture on it from the circus. He lived in CO in the 1950's.  I knew and communicated with Great Aunt Fern the baby sister in Casper for many years until her death.  Of course I did not meet Gretrude, nor John , not sure about Walter. I may have met him once.

Cornelius Scott b 1856 Moravia, IA d 4 Dec 1918 Lenox, IA wife Ella Warden b 1862 Polk Co. IA died 1918 Foster Moravia IA.   3 girls adn 4 boys. listed above. 

 I never met G Aunt Grace she died from cancer and Uncle Robert (BOB) was in Iowa. I met her husband and her children and some of them grew up with me as a young person in northern CA.

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