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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Relative is Prisoner in Stillwater Prison, Minnesota

Robert Cecil Warren was born to Dessie Anna Robertson and Dana Wyman Warren on 23 Apr 1895 in Iowa. Died 4 Dec 1955 in San Francisco, CA.

I was on Google trying to find information on my  first cousin x2 removed, when I came a cross a website: Saint Paul Police Historical Society-Benedict G. Fischer, St. Paul Police Patrolman.

The article starts out with a robbery spree 3 men started in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, where a policeman ends up shot. Robert Cecil Warren being one of the robbers was caught almost immediately. He was unarmed.

Here's the link for the full story:

Robert Cecil Warren was in the Prison Band and Orchestra 3 years after being incarcerated. He asked if he could purchase an instrument but was denied. He made another request, asking for $50 on this time his request was approved.
The crime spree started 6 Aug 1917 and Robert entered Stillwater Prison on 24 Oct 1917.
He applied for parole many times but was paroled on 29 May 1923 after serving 5 1/2 years. It is said that he was married and had a child, sending letters and money home often.
During the time he was incarcerated, the state paid Warren's wife $10 per month in support of herself and child. This was the standard amount for a women and one child, and it was in addition to Warren's wages of $8 to $9 per month.
What enlightened me to research Robert was his father Dana Wyman Warren, He walked out on hs family. In 1911 his wife brought suit against Clara E Graham for alienating husbands affections and was awarded $2,000.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mappy Monday

Levin, Dommin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommon, Germany

This is where my Kubberness line is from. My grandpa Kub use to tell everyone he learned to walk on water, which happens to be true. He was only a year old when they set sail for America in 1888 on the ship "Trave".

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for all the beautiful, strong, enduring women in my family. This Thursday I would like to start with my Great-Grandmother Cora Alice Amick-Couch. She was married to James Baird Couch who was killed ina shotgun accident. His son Earl age nine at the time and James were out hunting some animal that was killing chickens or livestock. Jame went over a fence and Earl handed him the loaded shotgun it must of got stuck or something and it went off, instantly killing James. I couldn't imagaine how Earl at age nine must of felt. Cora had to sell 160 acre farm in Elgin, NE to move her and the children to Sioux City, Iowa where her sister Rachel, whom they called "Blossom" lived.

Cora must have been a tough brave women in January 1909 to pack up and take her kids that far. Carrie Phyillis being the oldest at age 12, then Earl James age 10, Raymond Jacob age 8, Dorothy (my grandmother) age 6, Gladys Mae age 5, Goldie Mae age 2 and Jewell Bernice in Cora's belly at the time born in May 1909.

Cora found a small house close to Blossom and set up housekeeping. She immeditally starting washing clothes for anybody she could but mostly for single working men. She raised all seven children with a washboard, and stove heated irons. As the children grew they would pitch in, doing whatever they could to make a few pennies.

Carrie Phyillis died at age 28 from her appendix. Raymond died at age 28 from a bad heart he had all his life.
What a remarkable women! Some family members that knew her said she was always mean and crabby. Well If I had to bury my husband and was left with six kids and one in the belly I would be too. Plus she lost two of her children at young ages.
Cora If I could of met you, I would give you a big hug and say "You are a remarkable lady!"

Next time I will tell you of another women I am thankful for Ruth Gwendola Converse-Kubberness.

Research Tips

Documenting our immigrant ancestor's

I will start with my Kubberness line:

Johann Frederick Theordor Kubbernus and his wife and children came to America in 1888 on the ship the "Trave"

George Edgar Robertson

George Edgar Robertson was my grandfather on my mother's side. He was born 17 Jan 1894 in Sioux City, Iowa and Died 20 feb 1962 in livermore, CA. He married my grandmother Dorothy Couch on 13 Jan 1921 in Sioux City, IA. They had 6 children.
Edgar Raymond (Ray) Robertson born 18 dec 1921 Sioux City, IA
Dorothy Lillian (Dot) Robertson born 9 Jun 1923 Sioux City, IA.
Jewell Mary (Dolly) Robertson born 26 feb 1925 Sioux City, IA
George Edgar Robertson born 30 Jun 1927 Sioux City, IA
John James Robertson born 21 Mar 1933 Sioux Falls, SD died 25 Jun 2007 Sacramento, CA
Ruth Genievieve Robertson born 2 May 1935 Sioux Falls, SD

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Helping Hand

I love to help my friends with their family tree and see there reactions at the things I find. I decided to post what I have researched on three different lines I have been working on. So once a week I will be posting A Helping Hand. I will choose a line and post it hoping to help others and get some feedback in return.
Here's my first post.

Deserae Leingang Frohlich is a good friend of mine that works with me, she wanted to find out about her Native American Roots. Here's where the journey started.

Her grandparents on her maternal side:

John G Leingang born 9 March 1939 in Fort Yates, ND to George Ardell Leingang and Agnes Lipp.
he died at age 73 in Mandan, ND on 16 Aug 2012 and buried in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, in Mandan, ND.
He was educated  in Solen/Fort Yates area. He served in the United States Army. He was a farmer and rancher, also a bartender at Ralph's Bar.
He married Alma Elizabeth LaFromboise in 1966 in Fort Yates ND

I wont post there children because most are still living.
Alma Elizabeth LaFrombroise born 24 Nov 1941, died 24 Nov 1974 North Dakota, her parents were Edward Antoine LaFromboise and Regina. He was born in 1897 in South Dakota. So far this is all information I have on her parents.
Edward Antoine LaFromboise's parents were Frank Wankicum LaFromboise born 6 Jun 1869 in Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, died in 1941 in Fort yates, North Dakota and married in 1892 in North Dakota to Sallie Mary Bain born 20 Aug 1875 in South Dakota.
Sallie Mary Bain parents were William Bain and Margaret (Maggie) Holyface and Maggie's dad was Chief Sleepy Eyes
That's all the information I have so far on Bain/Sleepy Eye lines
Frank Wankicum LaFromboise's parents were Joseph Narcisse LaFromboise born Dec 1928 in Turtle Mountains, North Dakota, died 1905 in the Turtle Mountains, North Dakota, he married Josephine Josette Catara (Parents Madesle Catara & Jsephine Baurassa) She was born about 1820.
Joseph Narcisse LaFromboise parents were Joseph LeBlanc LaFromboise born about 1800 in Canada, died about 1879, married Marie Cecil Dumont.
Joseph LeBlanc LaFromboise Father was Andre Joseph Claudeu LaFromboise.
John G Leingang's parents were George Ardell Leingang born 2 Aug 1914in Morton County, North Dakota, died 7 Sep 2006 Bismarck, North Dakota. He married 3 Aug 1938 Solen, North Dakota to Agnes Lipp born 26 Feb 1919 in Strasburg, North Dakota, died 3 jun 2010 Mandan, North Dakota
Her parents were Lorenz Lipp and Elizabet Voller.
I will add her line another day.
George Ardell Leingang's parents were Anton G Leingang born 2 Nov 1884 in St Anthony, North Dakota, died 13 Dec 1950 Burleigh county, North Dakota, he married 21 Oct 1907 in Morton County, North Dakota. To Margaret Bullinger born 2 Dec 1888 in Russia, died 18 Oct 1949 in Morton County, North Dakota
Anton G Leingang's parents were George Leingang born 6 Sep 1862Felsenberg, Bereson, Ukraine, died 16 Jul 1956 in Morthon County, North Dakota. He married Brigretta Walbaum.
Appolonia was his second wife as far I can tell by researching but haven't any solid source's yet.
If anyone has anything to share with these lines please feel free to contact me I would be happy to share information on any of the lines I post. Until next time happy hunting.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mother and Daughter Work at JcPenny

Dorothy Couch Robertson worked at J.C. Penny's as a salesperson and a bookkeeper in the 1950's, she worked there for 5 years.
Her daughter Ruth Robertson Kubberness worked there for 3 years as salesperson and dressed the mannequins and decorated the windows. How fun to work with your mom.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Cavit Line

Paragraphs from Ellen Burnett Cavitt Book

By 1725 we find that the first son of Moses Cavet had made the break and arrived in America. This was Alexander Cavet. Born in 1705, Alexander, at 20, is spoken of as a Covenanter. It is supposed that his entire family was of the same mind. John and Sheridan followed Alex and arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736, John moving later to Augusta County, Virginia where he died. The father of these three men (with his four younger sons) came to America having moved from Scotland to Ireland in 1738 and to America in 1750.
At that time, Patrick (spelled Patric) was 15 years old. It was this son of Moses 1st who lived to be 100 years old, fought in the Revolution with his sons, Andrew, James and John. His brother, Moses, killed at Kings Mountain 10-17-1780, was accompanied in the latter days of the siege by a fifteen-year-old son, Richard, who many years later when living in Madison County, Alabama, was granted a pension for his Revolutionary fighting which, according to his account, lasted for about 10 years, through two enlistment’s, as was customary with citizens who were not professional soldiers.
Patric's brothers, Richard and Michael, may also have been soldiers in the American Revolution but it is difficult to make definite the identity of persons with five of the same name in one family connection. At one time, there were five Moses Cavets and five Richard Cavets during the 1735 to 1800 period.
Alexander Cavet, son of Moses 1st and brother of Patric, was killed when his family was massacred in 1793. It is possible that he too saw service in the war for freedom from England, though there are no records by which we have substantiated this idea. One Alex Cavet is spoken of in Pennsylvania but it is known that Alexander Cavet lived eight or ten miles N-W of Knox City (Knoxville) Tennessee, at Cavitt Springs in Cavet Fort, at least during 1793.
So we can see that these men who were willing to banish themselves from their own country for religious freedom would also be the ones willing to do their part of the fighting for freedom from any tyrannies. The records give at least six Cavets (Cavitts) as Revolutionary soldiers.
In 1729 when the synod adopted the Westminster Confession and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, they provided for slight variations in doctrine in order "not to strive to force a Scottish, an Irish, an English, or a Welsh type of Presbyterianism" upon the whole of the new country.
Presbyterians took a prominent part in the Revolutionary War which was often spoken of by the British as the "Presbyterian Rebellion." John Witherspoon, president of Princeton College, and Moderator of the first General Assembly was the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Two Presbyterian groups separated from the established Church of Scotland were called the Covenanters who organized the Reformed Presbytery, 1743, and the Seceders who organized the Associate Presbytery. Both the groups sent ministers to America. In 1753 the Associate Presbytery of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was organized. It was to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Cavitts first came. In 1773, the Reformed Presbytery (Covenanters) of America was constituted. In 1782, these two very similar groups united as the Associate Reform Church. Their motto was, "The Truth of God -- Forbearance in Love". Their belief was and is that Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church has given it the ministry and ordinances of God and that He expects His Church to bear witness in all of life, making known His love to all people, believing that the responsibility for fulfilling this mission rests equally on the minister and the laity.
Ruth Watson Morris, DAR Nat. No. 157392
Ruth E. Watson applied for membership in DAR by right of lineal descent in the following line from Patrick Cavitt, who was born in Ireland 1735, married in Pennsylvania, and died 1835 and who served in the War of Revolution. Was on tax list in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1779-1782.
County, Illinois.
I (Ruth E. Watson) was born in Scotland Township, McDonough County, Illinois. I am daughter of Hugh Watson, born March 26, 1851, died ____, and his first legal and lawful wife, Jennie Blazer, born November 3, 1854, married March 25, 1882.
The said Jennie Blazer was the daughter of Davied Blazer, born 1825, died 1874, and his first and lawful wife, Nancy Ann Cavitt, born 1831, married 1853.
The said Nancy Ann Cavitt was the daughter of James Cavitt, born 1790, died 1853, and his second legal and lawful wife, Jean Crooks, born 1800, died 1886.
The said James Cavitt was the son of Patrick Cavitt, born 1735, died 1835, and his second and lawful wife, Mary Porter, born ___, died 1835.
And he, Patrick Cavitt, is ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence while acting in capacity of private soldier. Patrick Cavitt was a private in the Revolutionary Army under James Poe in the Cumberland Militia Third Co., commanded by Col. Alex Brown. Date of enlistment 1782.
Volume No. 6, Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Pages No. 576.
Revolutionary ancestor was married at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania