Tuesday, July 22, 2014

52 Ancestors: #29 ~ Basil Marion Webster, Another Uncle of "The Traveling Dentist"

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.

Basil Marion Webster
Basil Marion Webster

Last week, I introduced you to George Washington Webster, who was an uncle of my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

Today I'd like to introduce you to another of Frederick's uncles, Basil Marion Webster.

Basil was born on 22 January 1848 in Racine, Meigs, Ohio to his parents
Moses Augustine Webster and Amanda Melvina Carlisle.

As I mentioned in last week's post about George Washington Webster, my great-grandfather, Frederick, apparently lived with three of his paternal uncles at some time during his life. Basil Marion Webster was one of these uncles that Frederick lived with.1

Basil married Kittie B. Burnett, daughter of Isaac G. Burnett and Rebecca B. Bryant, on 15 July 1869 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa.

Basil and Kittie were the parents of two children.

  1. Carl Gordon Webster (1870-1871)
  2. Nellie Webster (1872-1960)
According to the History and Genealogy of the Governor John Webster Family of Connecticut,2 Basil was a banker and had previously been a physician.

Basil lived most of his life in Iowa. He passed away on 6 March 1919 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa at 71 years of age. He was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


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1 Hand-written history of places Frederick lived during his life. It was written in Portuguese and most likely written by Debs Warren Webster, Frederick's son.

2 Webster, William Holcomb, and Melville Reuben Webster. History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut, with Numerous Portraits and Illustrations. 1st ed. Vol. 2. Rochester, New York: E. R. Andrews Printing, 1915. 1184. Print.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 18, 2014


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Updates, Disclosures, and a New Employee... Oh My! AND Five Fabulous Family Reunion Ideas by Janet Hovorka, author of The Chart Chick
  2. Generations of Family Signatures by Kristin Cleage Williams, author of Finding Eliza
  3. 15 Gems You Can Find on Death Certificates AND Getting Around Salt Lake City by Kristina Rees, author of Losing My Census
  4. REMINDER FOR THE GENEABLOGGER WORLD WAR ONE CHALLENGE AND A REMINDER: THE FOURTH AMERICAN CIVIL WAR BLOGPOST CHALLENGE DEADLINE by Bill West, author of West in New England
  5. Sentimental Sunday: The Sad Demise of a Family Tradition by Carla Lee, author of Sassygenealogist
  6. Sentimental Sunday: Heritage Garden by Midge Frazel, author of Granite in My Blood
  7. Changes to the Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small
  8. Copyright and microfilm by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
  9. Discovering a new cousin: Don Knotts by Becky Jamison, author of Grace & Glory Plus
  10. A Brick Wall Tumbles Down! With Tips! AND Oh no! My ancestor was illegitimate! by Elise Ann Wormuth, author of Living in the Past
  11. How’s That Bio? Tell Their Stories by Carol Bowen Stevens for Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration
  12. Creating an Ancestor Timeline on Pinterest by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  13. U.S. National Archives to use Wikimedia to publish documents and photos by James Tanner, author of Genealogy's Star
  14. Not So Wordless Wednesday: Another Great Google Find! by Andrea Kelleher, author of How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
  15. Findmypast and Wall to Wall introduce Who Do You Think You Are? Story! by Find My Past Blog
  16. IT WAS “TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE LIBRARY” WEEK… by Cari Taplin, author of GENEALOGY PANTS
  17. Reviving Your Tired Family History Blog by Lynn Palermo, author of The Armchair Genealogist
  18. How to Stop Spammers From Stealing Your Facebook Identity by Kerry Scott, author of Clue Wagon
  19. The FamilySearch Genealogy Mobile App by Lee Drew, author of Family History with the Lineagekeeper
  20. Dangerously Humid: 3 Die in NYC by Sheryl Lazarus, author of A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
  21. Relative Finder by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Grandpa's Postcards
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Carl and Hilda Gillberg

Last month, my husband and I traveled to San Diego, California for vacation. On our way there, we stopped at the cemetery where my paternal great-grandparents, Carl Albert Gillberg and Hilda Maria (Carlsson) Gillberg, are buried. I wanted to visit and take a picture of their grave marker. 



As you can see, Carl and Hilda share the same grave marker. They are buried at Glen Haven & Sholom Memorial Park in Sylmar, California.

Glen Haven Cemetery is located off of Lopez Canyon Road. Here's a Google Map image showing the cemetery.




Carl and Hilda's grave marker is located in the Roselawn Section, Plot 46.  The star in the image below is where the Roselawn Section is located.



And this is a picture of me standing behind Carl and Hilda's grave marker.



Carl and Hilda's grave marker is not too far from a tree and is close to one of the roads in the cemetery.



The links below are for Carl and Hilda's Find A Grave memorial pages.

Carl Albert Gillberg

Hilda Maria (Carlsson) Gillberg

I'm so glad my husband and I stopped to visit my great-grandparents' grave marker on our way to San Diego.

Thanks for reading!


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Monday, July 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #28 ~ George Washington Webster, Uncle of "The Traveling Dentist"

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.



In last week's 52 Ancestors post, I introduced you to my 3rd great-grandfather, Moses Augustine Webster.

Today I'd like to introduce you to one of Moses' sons, George Washington Webster.

George was born on 8 September 1845 in Racine, Meigs, Ohio to his parents, Moses Augustine Webster and Amanda Melvina Carlisle. George's oldest brother was my 2nd great-grandfather,
Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster. As such, he was an uncle to Ebenezer's son, and my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

For some reason, my great-grandfather, Frederick, spent some time living with three of his father's brothers during his youth. George was one of those uncles that Frederick lived with. I don't know why Frederick lived at the homes of his three uncles, but it was very nice of them to let him live with them.1

George Washington Webster married two times. First he married Josephine Hannah Bliss on 7 February 1868 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa. George and Josephine were the parents of one child, a daughter named Josephine Augusta Webster, who was born on 21 November 1868 in Benton County, Iowa. Sadly, George's wife, Josephine Hannah passed away on 8 December 1868, just seventeen days after she gave birth to their daughter Josephine Augusta.

George married a second time. He married the younger sister of his first wife. Her name was Georgiana Bliss. George and Georgiana were married on 23 February 1870 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa.

George and Georgiana were the parents of seven children, five of whom were living at the time the 1900 U.S. census was taken. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of one of the children who passed away.

George and Georgiana's children:

  1. Georgiana Maie Webster (1872-1950)
  2. Nettie Ann Webster (1882-1892)
  3. Mary Grace Webster (1884-?)
  4. Myrtle Amanda Webster (1886-1892)
  5. Reverend Joyce Basil Webster (1891-1974)
  6. Blaine Bliss Webster (1893-1969)
  7. Unknown Child (died before 1900)
Through census records, I've learned that during his lifetime George lived in Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and finally Oklahoma. George was listed as a farmer in the 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910 censuses. In the 1920 census, George didn't have an occupation listed. He was seventy-four years old at the time the 1920 census was taken.

George passed away on 11 March 1927 in Luther, Oklahoma at eighty-one years of age. He was buried at Pond Creek Cemetery in Pond Creek, Oklahoma.

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved



1 Hand-written history of places Frederick lived during his life. It was written in Portuguese and most likely written by Debs Warren Webster, Frederick's son.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 11, 2014


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. 4 Ways to Pick a Newspaper Research Subscription Site by Kenneth R. Marks, author of THE ANCESTOR HUNT
  2. The Haf Brothers ~ by Gini, author of Ginisology
  3. What is the relationship of bloggers to genealogy? by James Tanner, author of Genealogy's Star
  4. What was the Life of a Company Musician or Bugler like in the Civil War? by Cindy Freed, author of Cindy Freed's Genealogy Circle
  5. Remember the time when Mom smashed her face? by Devon Lee, author of A Patient Genealogist
  6. The Best Thing About An Intestate Court File by Nancy, author of My Ancestors and Me
  7. An Adoption on a Train by Schalene Dagutis, author of Tangled Roots and Trees
  8. New Genealogy Crowdsourcing Initiative: Digitizing War of 1812 Veterans' Gravestones by Diane Haddad – Genealogy Insider for Family Tree Magazine Blog
  9. Scrivener for Geneablogging? by Denise Olson, author of MOULTRIE CREEK GAZETTE
  10. John Pleasant Smith Sr – Was His Death an Accident or Murder? by Valerie Hughes, author of Genealogy With Valerie
  11. There’s a Fire! Remain Calm! by Amy Johnson Crow for Ancestry.com Blog
  12. Researching Legal, Probate & Court Records Found in Newspapers by Gena Philibert-Ortega for GenealogyBank.com Blog
  13. Writer's Blog Hop by Wendy, author of Jollett Etc.
  14. Wedding Wednesday ~ Morris Moskowitz Marriage License by Elizabeth Handler, author of A Jewish Genealogy Journey
  15. Finding Eliza and the Power of Family History by Lynn Palermo, author of The Armchair Genealogist
  16. Storytelling by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring
  17. Decisions, Decisions by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small
  18. Selecting an Ancestor to Appear in the Main Position When You Sign In by Jeff Hawkins for FamilySearch Blog
  19. Another Genealogy Tool -- And A Proposed Project Idea To "Pay It Forward" (July 10, 2014) by John D. Tew, author of Filiopietism Prism
  20. When Irish Eyes are Smiling AND Happy to renew my sub to Ancestry by Jill Ball, author of Geniaus
  21. Journey to the Past is Now on Pinterest by Brenda Leyndyke, author of Journey to the Past
  22. Who Do You Think You Are Returns to TLC on July 23rd by Kristie Wells for Ancestry.com Blog

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Grandpa's Postcards
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


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