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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 21: Hobbies

The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here.

This week's prompt is - Hobbies.

Childhood hobbies & collections
  • Did you share a "passion" with a family member or friend?
  • Tell us about it - How, why, where
  • Do you still have any old hobbies - the ones that have been with you since childhood?
  • Do you still have those childhood collections?

I have had many hobbies over my lifetime: collecting stamps, postcards, and lapel pins, model railroading, writing, bird watching, and genealogy. Some I did as a child and some I took up in adulthood.

Collecting. My first true hobby was stamp collecting. I was introduced to stamp collecting by George Ann Olander in the 4th or 5th grade. She gave me a little bag of cancelled stamps and my parents bought a small world stamp collecting book. Some of the stamps I remember were the old World War II stamps of  Nazi-era Germany.  I also remember the many stamps with Queen Elizabeth pictured on them. Later, I got more sophisticated with the stamp collecting, focusing only on new U.S. stamps and such things as plate blocks. I worked on my collection off and on over the years and today collect only the US stamps that interest me and any of the used commemorative stamps that come in our mail.

I also have collected postcards, both those that come in the mail and those I have purchased at a place I've visited. I had a great collection from the two trips across the United States and Canada I took aboard Greyhound during two different summers in the 1970's. However, those were lost and my collection is much smaller. 

Now I tend to purchase lapel pins as well as postcards when I travel because they do not take up as much room (fitting nicely in the suitcase pockets). I haven't found a nice way to display them yet but I'm determined to.

Over the years I have collected other things: depression era glassware, anything with ducks or swans, troll dolls, books, electrical insulators, and dollhouse furniture. Mostly these things are stored in boxes in the garage.

Model Railroading. I have always liked trains. Three different railroads ran through my childhood town of Pittsburg, California so I got to see lots of trains. Being a girl, however, I didn’t get the toy trains that my brothers got but I still played with them. Once I graduated from high school I found a local model railroad club in Walnut Creek and I joined it. I was the only woman at the time, though some of the wives were active during the club open houses. I worked my way up to Senior Engineer and even served on the board as secretary for a few years. I modeled the Great Northern Railway because they had pale blue cabooses and blue locomotives. I also liked the Western Pacific Railroad and the Sacramento Northern Railway to model. When my girls were born, model railroading went to the back burner. Mostly what I do now is volunteer with the occasional conventions. I am currently the secretary for the Pacific Coast Region of the National Model Railroad Association.

Writing. I have been writing stories since I was in 5th or 6th grade. I used to think up stories about my many characters as I tried to fall asleep at night. I wrote my first novel in college instead of working on homework or studying for finals. Funny how my best inspiration occurred during finals week.  Over the next 30 years I wrote several novels or parts of novels, but I have not tried to get any published. I just enjoy reading them myself. I haven’t written any fiction in a few years. I now focus most of my writing to genealogy writing: writing about my family on my two blogs and completing two family histories on my Gleeson family and my husband’s Nilsen family.

Bird Watching. I began paying attention to birds when I was just in high school. My girl friend's mother really liked bird watching and had a pair of binoculars ready on the table next to the window. I still remember the first bird I identified by myself: a killdeer pair in Danville who were playing the "broken wing" to steer us away from their nest. I learned some bird calls while taking a class in college. My most active birding has occurred since I have retired. My co-workers bought me new binoculars when I retired and I now have time to attend the week-day birding trips with the Mt. Diablo Audubon group. I keep a "life" list and got to add Bald Eagle, Greater Roadrunner, Cactus Wren, Gambel's Quail, Gila Woodpecker, and Curved-billed Thrasher from a trip this spring.

 Genealogy.  This hobby has really taken over my life. I find I do something genealogy related every day: whether I’m researching, writing, filing, scanning, reading, volunteering, or learning new methods. I currently only research my own family as well as my husband’s family but as I work my way through ProGen 21 course, I may begin to take clients soon. I volunteer also with several genealogical societies: finishing a 6 year term with Contra Costa County Genealogical Society (where I served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President), in my second term with California Genealogical Society as Secretary, and teaching classes for both of the above societies. I write for three blogs, two of my own: Mam-ma’s Southern Family and My Trails into the Past, and for the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society’s blog.  I hope to write more about my children’s families by writing more books.

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 34: Easter Memories

The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here.

This week's prompt is - Easter Memories
  • What does Easter Mean to you?
  • A religious event?
  • The first main break (in the UK) since Christmas and New Year
  • A more general Spring/Autumn event
  • Easter Bunnies
  • Eggs
  • Chocolate
  • Traditions
Easter has always been a fun holiday for me. Family got together and the weather was nice enough for all the children to play outside, even if we were all dressed in our best Sunday church clothes. Easter meant a new dress for Easter Sunday Mass. My birthday is also in the spring and often my new birthday dress doubled for a new Easter dress, too. 
Easter 1957, Dad, me, brother Steve, Mom
Some fun memories include dyeing hard-boiled eggs using the little cardboard kits with the colored dye tablets.  My mother always used coffee cups to fill with the different color dyes. This was a big ritual we did on Saturday afternoon. With six children, she boiled at least 3 or 4 dozen eggs, so there would be enough for the hunt. The youngest children were always so impatient and their eggs were usually very light in color or end up a muddy color because they dipped them in every cup! I liked my eggs to be a rich dark color, so really ended up coloring less than the rest.
1961 Easter, brother Jon, cousin Terry,
brother Steve, me, cousin Melanie
holding my sister, Danna

The hunt the next day was fun. My dad always found the weirdest places to hide the eggs—some so high up, none of the kids could see them. We never found them all on Easter and one or two would turn up weeks later smelling pretty bad. I never was a big fan of eating the eggs when I was younger (I love them now). I only ate the white part then.
My sisters Sabrina & Renee
with the Easter Bunny

Traditional Easter food was ham, scalloped potatoes or potato salad, and green beans. Hors d'oeuvres included such things as baby smoked oysters, spring onions and salt, radishes cut to look like flowers, onion dip with Granny Goose potato chips, pickles, and olives. I don’t remember dessert. Maybe there was pie, cake, or ice cream.
Easter 1979: Bunny Cake
Morning tradition included checking out what the Easter Bunny brought. The baskets would be found on the front or back porch: candy nestled in a basket with plastic green grass. I loved jelly beans and chocolate eggs best. Easter was also the end of Lent and we could finally eat candy again—so we got a piece quickly into our mouths before our parents knew. Then off to church for Mass. Mom didn’t go, so had a nice breakfast waiting for us: either eggs and bacon, or pancakes, or perhaps pastries.


Then the cousins and grandparents came and there was lots of fun!  

I have fond memories of Easter with my own children. I tried to do the same traditions with them: give up candy for Lent, color Easter eggs, have the Easter Bunny leave a basket of treats on the washer, go to Mass Easter morning, and have an Easter egg hunt. We usually went to my parents' house for dinner and the same great food would be had by all!
Easter 1992: my daughters Margaret &
Elizabeth visit to the Easter Bunny
Easter: a great start to the spring season and a fun way to spend time with family.
Easter Eggs 2014
Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Friday, April 18, 2014

52 Ancestors, Week 11: Martin Gleeson (1859-1924)

This is week 11 of the “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge” by Amy Crow from No Story Too Small.  I am a bit behind but intend to catch up.

This week I’m writing about Martin Gleeson (1859-1924).

Martin Gleeson was born 25 Jan 1859 to John Gleeson and Margaret Tierney.[1] He was their first child. If they used common Irish naming patterns, they named their first son after John’s father, Martin Gleeson (1787-1859). Martin would have never known his paternal grandfather who died in October of the same year he was born.
baptism at St. Philips Church, Richmond, Ontario

Martin lived on the family farm in Carleton County, Ontario until about 1879, when they all moved to Dakota Territory. On 7 October 1880, he presented himself to the clerk of the District Court in Davison County with his intention to become a naturalized citizen.[2] He became a citizen on 6 November 1886.[3]
The five Gleeson sons of John & Margaret Gleeson.
Not certain which one is Martin, but he would be the oldest.
Martin purchased about 142 acres of land for $10 in Dakota Territory on 30 May 1881.[4] The records from the Bureau of Land Management showed his sister’s husband, John H. Sullivan, land not for from his.  Census records and directories indicated that Martin had a dairy farm.

He married sometime in 1893 or so to Hannah Kane.[5] They had three children: Marguerite (1894-1962), Florence Ann (1896-1979), and Frederick Kane (1899-1938).[6] Hanna was born 4 Jan 1860 in Michigan and died 3 Feb 1917 of pneumonia.[7] She was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell, South Dakota.[8]
Martin moved to Oregon and was living on a farm on Watson Road in Beaverton, Washington County in 1920.[9] His two daughters lived with him.

He died on 18 Aug 1924 in Bend, Oregon.[10] It was due the result of an injury he sustained on 24 July the same year. A board that was going through a planer split at the Brooks-Scanton planning mill and a large splinter went into his hip. [11] He actually died from pneumonia but his body couldn’t fight the infection. According to the obituary, Martin had arrived in Oregon six years prior and had served as the county commissioner and city councilman.

The funeral was held 20 Aug 1924 at St. Francis Catholic church and he was buried at the Pilot Butte Cemetery in Bend. There is no photo of a tombstone, though there are tombstones for his two daughters who were also buried there.[12]



[1] St. Phillips Church, Richmond, Carleton Co, "Ontario, Canada, Parish registers, 1836-1917," digital images, FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org, film 1304679, B2, Feb 1859, Martin Gleeson. The baptism record gave the birth of “25th of January last.”
[2] Davison County, Dakota Territory, 2nd Judicial Division Court, Declarations of intention 1880-1886, p 24, 1880, Martin Gleeson, familysearch.org (http://familysearch.org : accessed21 Apr 2013) citing Declarations of intention (first papers),V00229, 1878-1886, film 1220949 item 23, from South Dakota State Archives, Naturalization Records, Box 2 of 24.
[3] Davison County, South Dakota, “Petitions for naturalization 1882-1892 vol 2D, box 12,” p 133, 1886, Martin Gleeson familysearch.org (http://familysearch.org : accessed21 Apr 2013), citing Citizenship papers (second papers), v. 2D (V00239), 1882-1892,  film 1221054 Item 1, from South Dakota State Archives, Naturalization Records, Box 12 of 24.
[4] U.S. Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, Dakota Territory, volume 12, p 134, Martin Gleeson, digital images, familysearch.org (http://familysearch.org : 30 Jan 2013), citing Digital images of originals housed at Records Improvement, Bureau of Land Management, Washington, D.C.
[5] Based on married 6 years on the 1900 census.
[6] “Mrs. Gleeson Called Beyond,” obituary, Mitchell Daily Republican, 3 Feb 1917, p 5.
[7] Ibid.
[8] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 102004392, Calvary Cemetery, Mitchell SD, Hannah Kane Gleeson.
[9] Washington Co, Oregon, 1920 Federal census, pop. sched., ED 436, sht 3, p 280b, dwl 91, fam 79, Martin Gleeson, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 Jun 2012), citing NARA roll 1505.
[10] Oregon State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, State no. 88, Local no. 57, 1924, Martin Gleeson.
[11] “Fatal Complication Sequel to Injuries,” The Bend (Oregon) Bulletin, 18 Aug 1924, Martin Gleeson.
[12] A researcher, Deborah Herrison, checked cemetery records in 2003 and found records of his burial but at the cemetery only the daughters, Florence Ann and Marguerite had tombstones.

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 20: The Feeling of Home

The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here.

Home means different things to different people, so this week we are going to explore what it means to us:
  • What does it feel like?
  • How do you recognize it?
  • What makes it home - people, place, time?


Home first of all is in Contra Costa County, California. This county is located in Northern California and is part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We have a temperate weather—not to cold and not too warm overall.

In winter, though, it can be pretty frosty in the morning. Sometimes the Tule fog can linger for many hours after sunrise or appear just at dusk and that keeps it pretty cool. In summer, if the coastal fog remains off shore, our high temperature can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit until the hot central valley heat finally draws the fog from over the ocean into the Bay Area and cooling us down again in the 80’s.

I’ve always wanted to try living somewhere else when I was younger: on a farm or horse ranch, on a beach, in the mountains, in a foreign country, or along a river. But now at my age, I am glad I stayed here where I think it’s the best place on earth to live. We’re 40 minutes from the ocean and 3 hours from the mountains. One could surf in the morning and snow ski in the afternoon all in one day (of course I would never do either--give me a good book to read sunbathing on the beach or sitting in front of a roaring fireplace).

Mt. Diablo 2012
There is one sight that really means home to me: Mt. Diablo. Whenever I am away from home on vacation, it is the first sight of the mighty 3,864 foot mountain appearing behind Walnut Creek that makes me truly feel home. It is truly a physical landmark that has been a part of my entire life, from its green hills in the spring, the yellow grass of the summer and fall, to the occasional snowfall in the winter. I have wonderful memories of hiking and camping on the mountain with family and Girl Scouts.

Mt. Diablo. My beacon calling me home.

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 19: Who Do You Miss?

The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here.

This week’s prompt is “Who Do You Miss?”
  • People who live elsewhere and that we will not see over the festive seasons
  • People that have passed away.
  • Who do you miss?
  • Why do you miss them?


People who have passed away that I miss:

My mother. I miss being able to pick up the phone and ask for her advice. I miss playing games with her such as Scrabble, Gin Rummy, and Categories. I miss her big pot of vegetable (actually she called it ‘refrigerator’) soup that she would cook all day on the back of the stove. It was so good on a good winter day.

My grandmother, Nana. I miss her reading stories to us, singing to us as we washed dishes, and the candy jar on her desk. I miss the new pajamas every Christmas that we opened on Christmas Eve. I miss lighting votive candles in church with her and putting pennies and nickels in the poor box.

My dad.  I miss going to football and baseball games with him. Of course I never got interested in football when he switched teams from Oakland Raiders to the San Francisco 49ers. But we still had the San Francisco Giants in common. I miss sitting around the backyard in the afternoon and evening just talking and having drinks. I miss the big house where the whole family could easily fit together for a holiday meal.

My grandmother, Mam-ma.  I miss her southern accent and the twinkle in her eye. I miss hearing the stories of the old days in Texas on the farm before she married. I miss the Christmas cookies she spent a month baking that were all so delicious. We all fought over the peanut butter balls. I miss the special lunches we would have on our birthday.







But I have wonderful memories of them and so glad I was able to spend as much time with them as I did.

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Source Have You Used the Most?

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing encourages us every Saturday to have a bit of Genealogy Fun. Today's event is about finding statistics about the sources in our genealogy database.  He wants to know:

  • How many sources do you have in your database?
  • What is the source to person ratio?
  • Which master source do you have the most citations for?
Then we're to tell about it in a blog post.  So here goes:

I use RootsMagic for my genealogy program. I have a total of 1123 master sources with a total of 6727 citations and I have 6170 people in my database.  So my source to person ratio is 6727/6170 = 1.09.

Now, my number would be a lot higher, except many of my sources are still listed in the person notes and have not been moved to the individual events.  When I used PAF, I kept my sources in the person notes in chronological order.  As I work through a family, I convert them slowly to event sources.

My most used source is Find-a-grave with 446 citations.  Coming in second is Folkräkning in Åsenhöga, Jönköping, Sweden. The Texas Deaths, 1890-1973 has 123 citations and in fourth place is California Voter Registration 1900-1968 with 74 citations.

If I didn't separate out the U.S. Federal Census by county and state, I'm sure the census sources would be pretty high on the list.

The source to person ratio will rise as I continue to move the source citations from Notes to Events.

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

52 Ancestors, Week 10: David William Lundquist

This is week 10 of the “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge” by Amy Crow from No Story Too Small.  I am a bit behind but intend to catch up.

This week I'm writing about my husband's great-uncle, David William Lundquist.

David William Lundquist was born 3 Oct 1898 in Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa to Pehr Alfred Lundquist and Mathilda Lovisa Eriksson-Holm.[1] Dave was the youngest of three children. He had a brother, John Edward and sister, Agnes Hilma Carolina. 

Alfred, Dave, Agnes, John, Lovisa

Dave grew up on a farm and was 17 when his father sold the farm and the family moved to Merced County, California where he purchased land in the Hilmar Colony. They attended the Hilmar Covenant Church. His sister, Agnes married the oldest son of the minister.

Dave attended Heald’s College in Oakland and lived during that time with his sister, Agnes and her husband, Arthur Nilsen.[2] He worked for the Standard Oil Company following his schooling. 

He later served in the California National Guard, enlisting 4 Oct 1928 and attained the rank of sergeant by the time he was discharged on 3 Oct 1931.[3] He served as the company clerk for Co. A, 185th Infantry. The family saved the newspaper articles identifying has having near perfect attendance record.[4]

After the service and the death of his father, Dave worked as a farmer on the family land and some land he purchased. He grew several crops and sold almonds to the Blue Diamond Growers. 

He was also very active in the Hilmar Covenant Church, the Hilmar Volunteer Fire Department, and the Hilmar Grange and Farm Bureau.[5]

Though Dave never married, he enjoyed being with his nieces and nephews, especially those who came to live with his mother after his sister, Agnes died. When he died, he left his estate to his eight nieces and nephews.[6]

Dave died 14 Oct 1984 at a Turlock hospital following a brief illness.[7] He was buried at the South Hilmar Cemetery in Hilmar, California. Many came to the funeral. His estate took several years to complete because of the almond contracts.





[1] Montgomery County Iowa Register of Births, Book 3, p 147, David W. Lundquist, FHL 1481705.
[2] Outcalt, John, History of Merced County California: With A Biographical Review of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present (Los Angeles, Calif.: Historic Record Co., 1925), pg. 670, P. A. Lundquist; California, California Voter Registration 1900-1968 (Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com), David W. Lundquist, suppl prec 241, no. 21; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
[3] National Guard of the United States & the State of California, David W. Lundquist Military Papers, Discharge Record.
[4] These are a variety of clippings, probably from the Modesto News Herald, no dates or page numbers available.
[5] David W. Lundquist, obituary, The Modesto Bee, 16 Oct 1984, p B3.
[6] Last Will and Testament of David William Lundquist, executed 22 Oct 1981, Turlock (Stanislaus Co) California.
[7] David W. Lundquist, obituary, The Modesto Bee, 16 Oct 1984, p B3.


Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Ragu Challenge: 3-2-1 CITE! - Birth of Anna Marie Gleeson Sullivan

I am accepting the 3-2-1 RAGU Challenge of Dear Myrtle: Take three sources and write two paragraphs about one event.

This is a great challenge. Instead of just inputting the information found from a single source (like a birth certificate) into the genealogy program (I’m using RootsMagic), I’m taking the information found from multiple sources and correlating them. Through writing the paragraphs, I can explain my reasoning as to why I think the information is probably correct for the one event. However, I don’t think I can write this out in only two paragraphs. The three sources would need a paragraph each, at least.

The birth event is for my great-grandmother, Anna Marie Gleeson Sullivan. She was born 13 Feb 1860 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada.  The first source for her birth is the baptism record from St. Phillips Church in Richmond, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada.[1]  This source is the parish records where baptisms, marriages, and deaths were recorded together in chronological order.  I viewed a microfilmed copy that was digitized on FamilySearch.org.  The information about the events themselves would be considered primary information. The events were recorded at the time of the events.

On 4 March 1860, Ann Gleeson, the daughter of John Gleeson and Margaret Tierney, was baptized. The transcript of the baptism record is:

“B.6. March 4th 1860. On the fourth of March eighteen hundred and sixty, I the undersigned Priest baptized Ann born on the thirteenth February last, of the lawful marriage of John Gleeson and Margarett Tierney  The sponsors were William Tierney and Ann Carroll.   P. O’Connell.”


Here the Catholic Church baptism record of Ann Gleeson stated her birth date of 13 Feb 1860. The baptism date is considered primary information; however the birth date is secondary information, given to the priest probably by the parents. Because the baptism was within a few weeks of her birth, the birth date is probably correct.  There is no indication whether the parents were present at the baptism and the one sponsor named William Tierney could possibly be a sibling of Margaret Tierney.

The next source for her birth is the 1900 U.S. Federal census in Deer Lodge County, Montana.[2] This source stated her birth month and year were Feb 1860. There is no indication as to who the informant for this information was. The information stated in the census record is secondary. However, the information on Anna’s birth does match what was learned from the baptism record. The abstraction of this census is:

Sullivan, John H, June 1854, 45, married 18 yrs, b. IR. came in 1866, 36 yrs, na, electrician
            Anna, wife, Feb 1860, 40, m 18 yr, 6/5 living, b. Can, came 1880, 20 yrs
           Nellie, dau, May 1873 [should be 1883], 17, sing, b. Dakota, parents IR/Can, at school
                        Loretto, dau, Feb 1885, 15, sing, b. Dakota, parents IR/CAN, at school
            Cyril, son, Feb 1887, 13, sing, b. Dakota, parents IR/CAN, at school
            Ethel, dau, Feb 1891, 9, sing, Montana, parents IR/CAN, at school
            Anna, dau, Oct 1893, 7, sing, Montana, parents IR/CAN, at school
            Katie, niece, Jun 1877, 23, sing, Minnesota, parents IR, dressmaker


The third source for her birth is her death certificate.[3]  This death certificate stated she died on 3 Jan 1912 in Deer Lodge County, Montana and that she was born 13 Feb 1860 in Canada. The abstract of the certificate is:

Anne Gleason Sullivan, b. 13 Feb 1860, age 51 yrs, 10 mos, 10 days. Housewife, b. Canada, Father: John Gleason, b. Canada. Mother: Margaret Tierney, b. Canada. Informant: John Sullivan, 212 E 5th St. Anaconda. Death: 3 Jan 1912. Cause: melancholia, contrib.: exhaustion. J. Spelman, MD. Burial: Mt. Carmel. 5 Jan 1912. Undertaker: Lawler & Climer, Anaconda.


The information about her death is primary information provided the physician who cared for her. However the information about her birth was provided by the informant listed on the certificate which was John Sullivan. It does not state directly that John Sullivan was her husband, however, she died at 212 East 5th Street and his listed address was the same. The spelling of “Gleason” on the certificate is one of the variations found for Gleeson. This source also listed her parents as John Gleason and Margaret Tierney, however, it was secondary information provided by her husband, John Sullivan.

These are the only sources I have that directly state Anna Sullivan’s birth as 13 Feb 1860. Her tombstone listed only 1860 as her birth[4] and the obituary listed her age as 51.[5] She would have been 52 in just about 6 weeks later.

In conclusion, Anna Marie Gleeson Sullivan was born 13 Feb 1860 to John Gleeson and Margaret Tierney in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada.  If I was also trying to prove her parentage, I would have used the additional source such as the 1880 U.S. Federal census where she was listed as daughter of John and Margaret Gleeson.




[1] "Ontario, Canada, Parish registers, 1836-1917," digital images, FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org, St. Phillips Church, Richmond, Carleton Co, 1860, Baptism B6, Ann Gleeson.
[2] 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Deer Lodge County, Montana, population schedule (digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Jun 2011), citing NARA microfilm publication T623), Anaconda, ED 15, sht 1, dwelling 24, family 24, John Sullivan.
[3] State of Montana, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, #55281, 1912, Anne Gleason Sullivan.
[4] Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Anaconda, Montana, Sec A, row 3, lot 29, “Annie M. Sullivan,” photo of tombstone taken by Lisa S. Gorrell, Aug 1999.
[5] “Mrs. Annie Sullivan of Anaconda is Dead,” The Daily Miner, 4 Jan 1912.

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past