William Mason, husband of Esther Krist

25 Sep

Here are more records pertaining to William Mason as the husband of Esther Krist. You will note that he goes by Mason on both the 1920 and 1930 census and so do his children.

William Thomas Mason WW1 Draft Card:

William Thomas Mason Draft Card

William Thomas Mason Draft Card

William Mason and Esther on 1920 Census:

Name: William Mason
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Cleveland Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
District: 106
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read:
Can Write:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Sheet Number and Letter: 24A
Household ID:
Line Number: 9
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1821362
Digital Folder Number: 004383993
Image Number: 00597
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William Mason Head M 26 Kentucky
Esther K Mason Wife F 26 Ohio
Delbert W Mason Son M 2 Ohio
Evelyn R Mason Daughter F 0 Ohio

Citing this Record:
“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDP1-94N : accessed 25 Sep 2014), William Mason, Cleveland Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 24A, family , NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821362.

William Mason and Family on 1930 Census:

Name: William Mason
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
District: 0549
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Household ID: 25
Line Number: 84
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 1761
GS Film number: 2341495
Digital Folder Number: 004638900
Image Number: 01034
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William Mason Head M 36 Kentucky
Esther Mason Wife F 36 Ohio
Delbert Mason Son M 13 Ohio
Evelyn Mason Daughter F 10 Ohio
Ernest Mason Son M 8 Ohio
Harold Mason Son M 6 Ohio
Richard Mason Son M 4 Ohio
Timothy Krist Boarder M 35 Ohio
Ruby Krist Boarder F 37 Ohio

Citing this Record:
“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4ST-YQ5 : accessed 25 Sep 2014), William Mason, Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0549, sheet 1B, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1761.

Anna Maria Dawson’s Family of Cleveland, Ohio

25 Sep

Anna Maria Dawson was the first born child of Mary Maria Ellison and James J. Dawson. Mary Maria Ellison was the only full-sibling of my 3rd great grandfather Benjamin Walker Ellison.

Anna was born 16 SEP 1859 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States and died 29 DEC 1936 in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. She married Roelof Ralph Krist on 12 FEB 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio. They had three children: Ruby F., Esther, and Timothy. I do not think Timothy ever married.

I have found Ruby’s marriage record: Ruby married William M. Fain on 26 NOV 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ruby’s Birth ~ 15 AUG 1891 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio and Death ~ March 1973 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA

Ruby Krist Marries William Fain

Ruby Krist Marries William Fain

Esther married William Mason 24 NOV 1915 in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Her Birth ~ June 1893 in Ohio. You will note that William Mason’s mother’s name was Cella Fain. And Ruby marries a Fain in 1938.

Esther Krist married William Mason

Esther Krist married William Mason

I am looking for the descendants of Mary Maria Ellison in my quest for further information and photographs on Benjamin Walker Ellison. I have as of yet, found a cousin willing to share a single photograph of Benjamin Walker Ellison. Please contact me if you can help.

Mary Elrod, wife of Colonel William Elrod Death Notice

24 Sep

Mary Elrod, wife of Colonel William Elrod, mother of Joseph Elrod, died 23 SEP 1849 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, PA. She was 81 years old.

Thank you to the Butler Area Public Library for sending this to me.

Mary Elrod Death Notice

Mary Elrod Death Notice

John Ralston Jr and Joseph Elrod

24 Sep

John Ralston Jr and Joseph Elrod were written about in Ruby Ralston’s book The Search for Our Ralston Ancestors.

According to Ralston, John Ralston Jr. was a captain in the PA militia and knew Elrod from there. John also purchased land from Elrod and the land records were transcribed.

You can read theseRalston1 Ralston2 Ralston3 Ralston4 Ralston5 Ralston6 Ralston7 RalstonCoverPage pages by clicking on them.

Thank you to the Butler Area Public Library for sending these to me.

Benjamin W Ellison’s Death Notice

28 Aug

Charlevoix county herald. (East Jordan, Mich.), March 08, 1913, Image 5

BWEDeathNotice

William A. Ralston’s Obituary

28 Aug

WmARalston'sObit.

Michigan Insane Asylum Records Update

16 Aug

There seems to be a lot of confusion about how to get or ask for hospital records under governance by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

First, you must ask for the court order to view the records from the judge in the county that the Asylum was located. Not the county your family was living in; although, sometimes they are the same county. You call the court and ask for the name of the judge who authorizes medical record releases and then write that Judge, addressing him/her properly, for a court order for the medical records of so and so at the __________ Asylum/State Hospital.  Your letter should be respectful and polite and should include your relationship to the patient, when they died, and why you feel that the records would help you (ie. to complete your family medical history). You should have a pretty good idea of when the person was there. If you are denied a court order and are willing to fight over this, then you can call back and argue with them that you will go through the process if need be to gain access to these records.

Second, the person was committed in the county in which they resided at the time and this generated probate court records. So these records fall within the county the person lived in, and this may not be the same county the asylum was in. Some counties have allowed these records to be digitized and available and you should exhaustively search the internet (including familysearch.org) for these records before you call or bother a court. I advise finding these records first as they will tell you when the person was sent to the asylum and why.

Third, if you live in state you can call your state rep or senator to assist you, and you can complain that these records are kept under lock and key but other records with private and personal data are available to anyone- such as the 1940 census. You can emphasize the importance of having these records to complete your family medical history as mental illness has an hereditary component.

Fourth, if you live out of state, you can call the state rep or senator for the district in which the Asylum was located and explain your difficulty in getting your family’s medical records for this asylum. The records are all in the State of Michigan Archives in Lansing and are under threat of destruction.

Good luck. You will need to be persistent and the records may not even tell you much.

Sheriff’s Sale of Joseph Elrod’s Property

13 Aug

Here is the article the kind folks at Butler County Historical Society sent me on the Sheriff’s Sale of the land in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania Joseph Elrod had inherited from his father. He loses his property in a lawsuit from James Clark.

JosephElrodSheriffsSale

This explains possibly why he was living with Nancy Ralston in 1850 (according to the census) yet he still owned the property. He didn’t lose it until March 1851. Now the trick is to find the court records pertaining to the lawsuit.

Joseph Elrod Adjutant 61st Regiment Pennsylvania Militia

4 Aug

I believe this is Joseph Elrod who moved to Slippery Rock, Butler County, PA by 1840. He was from Elizabeth Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

1819 Pittsburgh Gazette

1819
Pittsburgh Gazette

This is Joseph Elrod of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania handling his father’s estate:

The_Pittsburgh_Gazette_Fri__Nov_4__1831_

NP Townsend Found A Cow in Wisconsin

4 Aug
Daily Free Democrat 18 JUL 1853

Daily Free Democrat
18 JUL 1853

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