Sunday, February 25, 2018

Claim Your Ancestor #34: 21 children, 5 were alive in 1900

Hello, this is for the student who gave me a very detailed family tree, written in bright bold pink and green and purple and blue so I wouldn't get lost in the generations.

I was very surprised to find one of your ancestors (Susan Wingate - listed first on tree) on the census listed as a 45 year old widow who had 21 children and only 5 of which were alive.  That's heartbreaking.  I think about the region they lived in and I consider everything but disease and violence are the top of my list.

 Did you know about this?

We should explore.