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Marriage for George Birkett

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Rachel

Rachel Report 6 May 2013 22:47

Thank you all for your help which greatly appreciated and all the information you have supplied.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 22:30

Re Grace and some f the children in Seattle at 1910..
Husband Skelton is back in Kansas with his other son, therefore they must have been living between Kansas and Seattle as they are all found in Seattle at 1922

1910 United States Federal Census about
Skelton Burkett
Name: Skelton Burkett
[Skelton Birkett]
Age in 1910: 52
Birth Year: 1858
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1910: Glick, Kiowa, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Skelton Burkett 52
Harold H Burkett 26
Jess Monroe 24 Hired Man


1920 United States Federal Census about Skelton Birkett
Name: Skelton Birkett
[Shelton Birkett]
Age: 62
Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1920: Glick, Kiowa, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Home owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Skelton Birkett 62
Harold H Birkett 35
[25]
Shirley Birkett 28
Maurine S Birkett 4
Jean L Birkett 2

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Skelton Birkett
Name: Skelton Birkett
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1922***
Street Address: 5008 12th av NE
Residence Place: Seattle, Washington

1930 United States Federal Census about Grace G Birkett
Name: Grace G Birkett
[Grace G Bickett]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Ohio
Race: White
Home in 1930: Seattle, King, Washington
View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Grace G Birkett 72
Donald S Birkett 47
Frederick J Birkett 44
Gertrude A Christofferson 24
Nettie M Bryant 52
Grace B Umback 13
Emerson White 25
Occupation: Live Stock Dlr

Washington, Deaths, 1883-1960 about Grace G Birkett
Name: Grace G Birkett
[Grace G Gleason]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1858
Death Date: 13 Oct 1931
Age at Death: 73
Death Location: Seattle, King, Washington
Father: Silas Gleason
Mother: Sabra Warren
Record Source: Washington State Death RecordsSpouse:
Grace G Birkett
Publication Title: Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1922

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 22:19

Yes Rachel,
All the evidence says so.

I am certain that the info on Findagrave caused the confusion.
George was Skelton Snr's son, but he wasn't Florence's father.
Her father was almost certainly Skelton Jnr

The Seattle link more or less proves that too.

Rachel

Rachel Report 6 May 2013 22:15

The following is taken from the History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties Illinois:

This is part of the write up I have in my possession:

By his marriage Skelton and Mary had the following 7 children:

Their names are: Henry, who at present is a resident of Springfield, Ills,; John who was a resident of Kansas, and was drowned while bathing in a river. He was at the time in his 22nd year. Skelton, a farmer and resident of Greenwood County, Kansas: Harriet died in her second year; George, a farmer, also a resident of Greenwood County, Kas.; Mary and Elizabeth are yet at home.

I am starting to think that this Florence is the daughter of Skelton and Grace Gleason.

I am now thinking that the Florence that married Ebin Walter Pyle is the daughter of Skelton and Grace Birkett.

I have found records for all the rest of the children and their families.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 22:11

EH No ! Looks like Skelton was simply not on the 1910 return, as he was in Kansas with his son Harold!
I have moved on to US Diectories and Skelton, Grace G and son, Donald Sketon are all still in Seattle at 1922
son Donald Skelton Birkett was still living in Seattle in 1942.. WW2 draft

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 22:01

Well, if Grace was married to Skelton they certainly separated at some point as evidenced by the census records. I wonder if that's why his cremains (is that an American term?) were unclaimed?

Could it be that George was a loved uncle who stayed close to his niece so they're all buried in the family plot?

Must admit I had to go on Google maps to check out the locations - Kansas city is slap bang on the border of states Kansas and Missouri.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 21:50


Aww! I'm Sorry MarieCeleste. XX

Re Findagrave...
George Skelton is on the family grave with his parents stating he died in 1954.
Florence A Pyle is also buried here.
However, there is no evidence that George was Florence's father.
I am guessing that the person who updated the info, assumed that they were father and daughter... there is no real evidence.

Now for the confusion....
Skelton Birkett...
George was last found in Missouri, which does seem to be where SKELTON's remains are held!
Birth: Jul. 10, 1856
Death: Sep. 23, 1940

These are of un-claimed cremains in storage at the cemetery. Please contact the office on how to claim them if interested.

Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Does this mean that George lived as Skelton and vice versa, because their profiles match each other right up until.... they died... and then reverted to their original names.
It's a cunundrem right enough!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 21:43

You beat me!

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 21:32

AH HA!
Looks like George never married!

1870 United States Federal Census about George Birket
Name: George Birket
Age in 1870: 11
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1870: Okaw, Shelby, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Shelbyville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Skelton Birket 40
Elizabeth Birket 21
Henry Birket 18
John Birket 16
Skelton Birket 13
George Birket 11
Mary Birket 9
Elizabeth Birket 6
Jane Birket 1
Thomas Lenover 23
Wm A Whithill 23
John Whithill 20
Elizabeth Webb 16
Hannah Harvy 38

1880 United States Federal Census about George Birkett
Name: George Birkett
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1880: Salem, Greenwood, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer & Stock Raiser
Race: White
Line: 21
Roll: KS1885_52
Household Member(s):
Name Age
Geo Birkett 26
J H Gerrison 27 Male

Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 about Geo Birkett
Name: Geo Birkett
Census Date: 1 Mar 1905
Residence County: Greenwood
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Eureka
Birth Location: Illinois
Family Number: 155
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Race: White
Line: 21
Roll: ks1905_59
Household Member(s):
Name Age
Geo Birkett 46

1940 United States Federal Census about George Birkett
Name: George Birkett
Age: 81
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Home in 1940: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
View Map
Street: West 12th Street
House Number: 310
Inferred Residence in 1935: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 85A
Institution: Stats Hotel *** (THIS IS A LARGE HOTEL, )
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 21:32

Hi Rachel - I do agree that they are 2 different people (have posted the 1870 above).

I'm still not 100% convinced on the accuracy of the FindAGrave transcription, bearing in mind that they're not official records and are possible prone to mis-transcription and human error.

Will still keep looking ......

Rachel

Rachel Report 6 May 2013 21:19

Yes George definitely had a brother Skelton as I have two write ups on Skelton Birkett Senior born 1820 in Cumberland, England who married Mary Bland and later married Elizabeth Lenover. In the write up it lists all his children.

Henry
John
Skelton
Harriet
George
Mary
Elizabeth

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 21:18

So I see Marie Celeste ,
I'm not convinced!
Both daughters that were named on the opening thread are children of this couple,
Skelton and Grace
Am currently looking at a potential brother named George.
Born Illinois circa 1858?

EDIT: fixed text got my named muxed-ip

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 21:10

Apparently we're on the wrong tack GL - that's his brother. :-(

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 21:09

This looks like it

spouse: Gracie Gleason **
Name Skelton Birkett
Birth Date 1856
Birthplace
Age 22
Spouse's Name Gracie Gleason
Spouse's Birth Date 1857
Spouse's Birthplace
Spouse's Age 21
Event Date 15 Nov 1878
Event Place Douglas, Kansas
Indexing Project (Batch) Number M72513-3
System Origin Kansas-EASy
GS Film number 1547790
Reference ID

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 21:05

Rachel, are you 100% that George and Skelton are brothers and not the same person?

It's just such a huge coincidence that Grace Gleason and daughter Florence are also in Seattle Washington in 1910 where your Florence was just before she married .......

EDIT: Yes - I see from the 1870 that they are brothers, oh well!

1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Skelton Birket
Age in 1870: 40
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: England
Home in 1870: Okaw, Shelby, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Shelbyville

Household Members:
Name Age
Skelton Birket 40
Elizabeth Birket 21
Henry Birket 18
John Birket 16
Skelton Birket 13
George Birket 11
Mary Birket 9
Elizabeth Birket 6
Jane Birket 1
Thomas Lenover 23
Wm A Whithill 23
John Whithill 20
Elizabeth Webb 16
Hannah Harvy 38

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 21:00

I think this may daughter Margaret Pyle

1940 United States Federal Census about Margaret P McClure
Name: Margaret P McClure
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Kansas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Wellington, Sumner, Kansas
View Map
Street: Washington
House Number: 1408
Inferred Residence in 1935: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
Residence in 1935: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 63A
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 3rd year
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Allison C McClure 26 Male Theatre Manager
Margaret P McClure 24 Wife

Rachel

Rachel Report 6 May 2013 20:59

George had a brother Skelton Birkett born 1856 and he married Grace Gleason in 1878 they also had a daughter Florence born 1890.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 20:59

This is Grace's death so we now know her maiden name:

"Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960"
Name: Grace G. Birkett
Event Date: 13 Oct 1931
Event Place: Seattle, King, Washington
Gender: Female
Race (Original):
Age (Formatted): 73 years 9 months 13 days
Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Skelton Birkett
Father's Name: Silas Gleason
Mother's Name: Sabra Warren
GS Film number: 2022825
Digital Folder Number: 4221548
Image Number: 2408
Reference ID: 3395

Sources
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N35C-2PX

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 6 May 2013 20:56

1920 United States Federal Census about Eben Pyle
Name: Eben Pyle
[Elen Pyle]
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Kansas
Home in 1920: Wichita Ward 2, Sedgwick, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Florence Pyle
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Home owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Name Age
Eben Pyle 36
Florence Pyle 29
Mary Ruth Pyle 6 dau . b Kansas
Margaret Pyle 4 dau. b Kanasa
[4 3/12]
Alice Williams 16 Servant
1930 United States Federal Census about Margaret Pyle
Name: Margaret Pyle
[Margaret Pughe]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1916
Birthplace: Kansas
Race: White

Home in 1930: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
View Map
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Eben W Pyle
Father's Birthplace: Kansas
Mother's Name: Florence Pyle
Mother's Birthplace: Kansas
Name Age
Eben W Pyle 47
Florence Pyle 40
Mary R Pyle 16
Margaret Pyle

1940 United States Federal Census about Eben Walter Pyle
Name: Eben Walter Pyle
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Kansas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
View Map
Street: Faulkner
House Number: 901
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 1B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 13
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Eben Walter Pyle 57
Florence Pyle 50
Edith Tettlers 21 Occ MAID

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 20:54

Yes, it is them. It looks like Grace and George/Skelton separated - they're living in different parts of the US after 1910.

Grace & family in 1910:

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Grace G Birkett
Age in 1910: 53
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1910: Seattle Ward 10, King, Washington
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio

Household Members:
Name Age
Grace G Birkett 53
Donald S Birkett 26
Fred Birkett 22
Florence Birkett 20