Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
In 2010-2018 Iserved in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hi Bill, I came across a card that was signed by Mary Buchanan. The name after Buchanan I don't recognize. It is spelled Newlean. Have you got any ideas if this is our Mary Buchanan? Your cousin Susan Hi Susan, This is Mary M. Buchanan, the daughter of James A Buchanan and JennieHodgson. ***** 154 ***** Mary BUCHANAN, daughter of James Alexander BUCHANAN and Jennie Annie HODGSON, was born about 1901 in Lopez Island, San Juan County,Washington. Mary married (1) to _____ NEWLAN born about 1900 in Washington(?). Marymarried (2) 1932 in Philippine Isl. to Joseph SAMSONIN born about 1900 inWashington(?).----- NOTES FOR Mary BUCHANAN:RESIDENCE: (1960) Wicksburg, Arizona.Mrs. Mary Sampson of CaliforniaMrs. Mary Sampson, of Wicksburg, Ariz The card shows us that her husband's surname should be spelled Newlean. Maybe on Wednesday I will be able to find more about him in the 1930 census. I also show her second husband's name as Joseph Samson or Samsonin. Maybe hewill be in Washington in the 1930 census too.I hope all is well out your way. Your cousin, Bill Buchanan Well, yesterday was really busy at the Family History Centre. I spent the first half of my shift helping a man researching his Norwegian ancestors, and he was ecstatic when I found them arriving at Ellis Island. Then I spend the rest of my shift helping a man researching his family in western England, with limited success. This left me only about 15 minutes to do my own research while downloading the lastest podcasts. When my shift ended, I went to the other FHC in Edmonton, where I could relax and do my own stuff for a while. I updated my blog, and I was able to find Mary in three censuses. In 1910 she is a child in her parent's family, in 1920 she is living with a Jennie (probably her mother) and siblings, and in 1930 she is married to John E Newlean and living in San Francisco. Her younger sister Florence is living with them, otherwise I couldn't be sure it was the right family. Lastly, I think I found the birth and death of her husband listed in SSDI and the Pedigree Resource Files. 1910 United States Federal Census about James A Buchanan Name: James A Buchanan Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Birthplace: Cair Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Ireland Mother's Birth Place: Ireland Spouse's name: Jennie Home in 1910: Lopez, San Juan, Washington Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Year of Immigration: 1868 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age James A Buchanan 57 Jennie Buchanan 29 Charley Buchanan 29 Carrinne N Buchanan 13 [Corrine Norman] Cara E Buchanan 11 Lattie M Buchanan 8 Mary M Buchanan 7 Carl M Buchanan 4 Clifford C Buchanan 3 Robert S Buchanan 1 10/12 Lyal Viscar 19 Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lopez, San Juan, Washington; Roll: T624_1667; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 239; Image: 725. 1920 United States Federal Census [James A and Jennie seem to be living separately by this time] Name: Jennie Johnstone [Hodgson?] [Johnstone is written over Buchanan] Home in 1920: Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington Age: 34 years Estimated birth year: abt 1886 Birthplace: Canada Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Canada Mother's Birth Place: Canada Marital Status: Married [1891] Race: White Sex: Female Home owned: Rent Year of Immigration: 1891 Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 210 Household Members: Name Age Jennie Johnstone 34 [Head, Married, Canada-English, Canada-English, Canada-English, General Work, Milk Products Co.] Lottie Buchanan 18 [Daughter, Divorced, Washington, Canada-English, Canada-English, Waitress, Restaurant] Mary Buchanan 17 [Daughter, Single, Washington, Canada-English, Canada-English, General Work, Milk Products Co.] Carl Buchanan 14 [Son, Single, Washington, Canada-English, Canada-English, None] Clifford Buchanan 12 [Son, Single, Washington, Canada-English, Canada-English, None] Robert Buchanan 11 [Son, Single, Washington, Canada-English, Canada-English, None] Everett Buchanan 8 [Son, Single, Washington, Canada-English, Canada-English, None] Florence Buchanan 6 [Daughter, Single, Washington, Canada-English, Canada-English, None] Gertrude Higgins 2 6/12 [Grand daughter, Single, Washington, Washington, Washington, none] [Higgins is written over a horizontal line indicating ditto i.e. Buchanan] Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington; Roll: T625_1944; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 252; Image: 210. 1930 United States Federal Census Name: Mary Newlean Home in 1930: San Francisco, San Francisco, California Age: 27 Estimated birth year: abt 1903 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's name: John E Occupation: Education: Military Service: Rent/home value: Age at first marriage: Parents' birthplace: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John E Newlean 31 Mary Newlean 27 Florence Buchanan 16 Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 201; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 486.0. [I believe this is John Newlean's death. He lived in California and died in Washington] Social Security Death Index Name: John Newlean SSN: 561-05-3921 Last Residence: 98273 Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States of America Born: 4 Dec 1897 Died: Oct 1973 State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951 ) Source Citation: Number: 561-05-3921;Issue State: California;Issue Date: Before 1951. And his birth, as the dates are a perfect match] Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢ Pedigree Resource File Johan Edward Newlean Compact Disc #100 Pin #851024 Sex: M Birth: 4 Dec 1897 Place: Ferndale, Whatcom Co., WA Death: Oct 1973 Place: Burlington, Skagit Co., WA ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Father: Jonas Nilsson Disc #100 Pin #850997 Mother: Ingeborg Maria Johnson Disc #100 Pin #851021 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Spouse: Mary ? Disc #100 Pin #851030 Marriage: Place: ? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Notes and Sources: Notes: None Sources: None ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Submitter: Donald HENDRIX 63 Fern Place, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250, United States of America ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Submission Search: 2906898-1110104174804 URL: CD-ROM: Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #100 CD-ROM Features: Pedigree View, Family View, Individual View, Reports, Downloadable GEDCOM files, Notes and Sources. Order Pedigree Resource File CD-ROMS ---------------------------------------------------------------------- So that is what I found. I found nothing on her second husband, Joseph Sampson or Samsonin. Bill


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