Who is Sylvia Gard?

Who is Sylvia Gard? While helping Joe Cartwright with his tree, I came across this 1900 census page and saw a person not mentioned on any other family records. Sylvia Gard age 3 lives in Fugit, Decatur, Indiana with William and Eva Yates in 1900. William and Eva have been married five (5) months when… Continue reading Who is Sylvia Gard?

Tramps on the railroad – 1900

If you can’t find information for a relative on the tree, then maybe he or she was a tramp, who was killed and buried in an unknown grave. Here is a story that has five tramps being killed, while stealing a ride, on the B. & O. R. R. — I copied the story and… Continue reading Tramps on the railroad – 1900

Jackson, Michigan 1900

When looking for your ancestors in old census records aren’t you sometimes frustrated because nothing comes up when you do a search? Why can’t I find ”old Uncle Harry” in the 1900 census, he was born in 1895 so he should be there? Well, maybe this is one of the reasons; “Small Pox Quarantine”.  … Continue reading Jackson, Michigan 1900