Monthly Archives: March 2017

Flora – Up Close and Personal

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The photos in this gallery were obtained from a couple of photo albums that were passed down through Flora’s children.  I have removed names to protect the living.  The dates on these photos range from 1912 when Flora was 2 years old through the early 90s before she passed away.  She seemed to have stopped taking photos in the early 50’s. Please enjoy these memories of Flora and her family and friends. Click the image to view in full size. […]

Flora Louise Black

Documented History Flora Louise Black was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on 18 March 1911 according to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.  Her parents were Albert Cornelius Black and Katherine A. Mack.   According to Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Flora was born at 11pm to Albert C. Black and Katie A. Mack. At the time, they lived at 1441 W. 36th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Albert was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Katie was born in Indianapolis. […]

Charles Beckett Buchanan

Documented History Charles Beckett Buchanan was born 4 January 1913 according to the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current. His social security number was issued by Indiana.  He is the first person I’m researching from the Buchanan family.   In 1920, Charles lived on Lafayette Street in Pike County, Pakota, Indiana according to the Census. He lived with his twin brother, Carlin age 7, their sisters Versa age 9 and Lois age 5 as well as their parents Maurice G […]

Mary Belle Blake

Documented History On 16 January 1908, Mary Elizabeth Beyl and Charles Arthur Blake had a little girl at 3pm. They named her Mary Belle Blake.   At the time, they lived at 634 East Georgia Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Charles was 30 and Mary was 29 at the time. Charles was a solicitor and driver.   According to the 1910 United States Federal Census, Mary Belle Blake lived at 910 Bates Street, Center Township, Indiana with her parents, Charles Arthur Blake […]

Helen Marie Blake

Documented History Helen Marie Blake was born in Columbus, Indiana on 17 June 1898, per Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Her parents were Charles Arthur Blake and Mary Elizabeth Beyl.   According to the 1910 United States Federal Census, Helen Marie Blake lived at 910 Bates Street, Center Township, Indiana with her parents, Charles Arthur Blake and Mary Elizabeth Blake, and her sister Mary Belle Blake. Charles was 31 and Mary was 30 years old at the time. Helen was […]

Weekly Recap – March 6-26, 2017

Where I Started When I started this website, I had already been working on my family tree on Ancestry.com for several years.  The problem was that I started off as a beginner and I did a few things I wish I hadn’t done. For example, I attached a lot of personal family trees to my own thinking that it was getting me further in my research.  I guess you could say it was a shortcut.  But it led to many […]

Charles Arthur Blake

Documented History Charles Arthur Blake is not a blood ancestor.  He was the son in law of Jacob William Beyl Sr. Charles Arthur Blake was born 24 July 1879, per U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.   According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Charles lived at 117 South Liberty, Indianapolis, Indiana with his parents and siblings. His parents were Zack Blake, age 54, born October 1845 and Adda G, age 44, born December 1855. They had […]

Edna Mae Applegate

John Edward Beyl |  Edna mae Applegate Margaret Louise Beyl Viola Mildred Beyl Charles Edward Beyl Mary Lou Beyl Frederick Eugene Beyl Documented History Edna Mae Applegate in my most recent ancestor from the Applegate Family.  She was born on 16 December 1894 in Crothersville, Indiana, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.   According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Edna lived with her parents and siblings in Jackson County, Vernon Township, Crothersville, Indiana on 19 June 1900. Her parents […]

Margaret Elizabeth Kern

Documented History Margaret Elizabeth Kern was born 5 November 1855 in Indiana, per Find A Grave and Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Margaret married Jacob Beyl in 1871, per the 1900 United States Federal Census.   According to the 1880 United States Federal Census, Margaret Elizabeth lived with her husband and their two children at 228 Jackson Street, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana in 1880. Her husband was Jacob Beyl, born in France, 32 years old who worked as a RailRoad Laborer. The […]

Jacob William Beyl Jr.

Documented History Jacob William Beyl Jr. was born 6 March 1876, per his Death Certificate.  This is also confirmed by the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918.   The 1880 United States Federal Census has Jacob living with his parents and sister at 228 Jackson Street, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana in 1880. His father is listed as Jacob Beyl, his mother listed as Elizabeth. Jacob Jr. is listed as William and his sister listed as Mary. Jacob Sr. […]