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Marriage for George Birkett

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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 22:19

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.

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
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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

Rachel

Rachel Report 6 May 2013 22:47

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