Tonight's Genealogy Fun is to:
1) Which of your ancestors were alive in 1909?
2) Tell us where your ancestral families were living in 1909. What country, state, county, city/town, etc. Who was in the family at the time? Use the 1910 census as "close enough."
3) Have you found each of these families in the 1910 census?
My great-grandfather, Isaac Ashley Carlisle (age 67), great-grandmother, Sarah Ann "Anna" (Camfield) Carlisle (age 56) and grandfather, Daniel Michael Carlisle (age 24) were living at 803 Main St, Buchanan, Michigan. My great-great grandmother, Sarah Ann (Wisner) Camfield (age 91) also lived with the family.
My great-grandfather, Joseph Harrison Camfield (age 62) was estranged from his family and living in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN.
My great-grandmother, Sarah Arazina "Rose" (Graham) Camfield (age 57) was living in South Bend, St Joseph, IN, possibly at 525 Scott St, where she was living at the time of the 1910 census. Living with her were two of her daughters, my grandmother, Pearl Vivian Camfield (age 23) and Ruby Blanche Camfield (age 21).
My great-great grandmother, Jane (Rawlings) Berry (age 79) was living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In 1911 she was enumerated at 410 Cumberland with her daughter and son-in-law, Arthur John M. and Caroline (Berry) Wilson. On the census her age was given incorrectly as 84.
My great-grandmother, Charlotte Theresa Kate (Hollington) Berry (age 34), a widow, was living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. On 1 Sep 1909 she married Harvey Harry Sanders (age 31). With her were her two sons, Thomas David Berry (age 11) and my grandfather, Kimberly Powell Berry (age 9).
My great-grandfather, James Kelly (age 53), great-grandmother, Isabella (White) Kelly (age 44) and grandmother, Mary Leith Kelly (age 9) were in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In 1911 they were living at 17 4th Ave, in the Capitol District.
So in 1909 all four of my grandparents, seven great-grandparents and two great-great-grandmothers were living.