The Scrappin Genealogist

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fearless females: day #9

Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.

I chose a census because I keep my other documents in my binder in my office, and I'm not at home write now. This is the state census of Nebraska taken in 1885 for Fillmore County. The lines are particular interest are lines 30-33.

Alice Amelia Kirwin was born in 1863 in Ohio to Irish parents. She married Charles William Folden, who was seven years older than she. He was born in Iowa. The couple met in Nebraska and married 30 October 1880. They settled in Fillmore County, where in 1885, they had two little girls. The oldest was Nellie (Ellen Jane) who was four years old when the state census was taken. She was born in Nebraska along with her sister, Alta (Alta May), who was one at the time of the census. After the census was taken, Alice had an additional two children - Charles Leonard and Stella Winnie. Stella Winnie died at the age of three. Alice followed her youngest child a year and a half later and passed away on 18 Jul 1892 at the age of 28.

Here's a photo of Charles and Alice on their wedding day:

I don't know why, but I feel a tremendous loss with this lady. She died so young, and her children were so young when she passed on. It makes me sad that they didn't have her in their lives but a short time.


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