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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.
Since April 2010, I have served 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

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

More info on "Gertrude Buchanan" I would be really confused at this point, but other evidence proves this"Gertrude" is Lottie's daughter, who was born as "Verona May Higgins". Is this confusing or what? Read on ... Washington Births, 1907-1919 Name: Verona May Higgins Birth Date: 1 Jul 1917 LOCATION: Whatcom Sex: FemaleRace: White Father's name: Owen Higgins Mother's name: Lottie Buchanan Image Filename: 2746 Washington Births, 1907-1919 Original data:[Adopted by Edwin (Edward) and Clara Buchanan as Gertrude Buchanan.] In the 1920 census, Lottie and her daughter are living with Jennie and most of the rest of the family. In that census, the little girl is referred to as Gertrude Higgins (the ditto line representing "Buchanan" being there, but over-written by "Higgins"). She is described as a grandchild, aged 2 6/12. 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. Indexed by Just received this from Susan:Hi Bill I have 2 Birthdays for you. I don't have the year they were born, but even so it might help. This came from Grandmas Birthday book. Lottie Buchanan April 16 Gertrude Buchanan July 2 From the SSDI we have a perfect match for the birthdate of "Lottie M."Buchanan :Gertrude ENDICOTT Birth Date: 16 Apr 1901 Death Date: Jul 1978 Social Security Number: 574-07-1042 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Alaska [She lived in Sitka] Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 98119 Localities: , King, Washington [Seattle] Note that the date is off by one day for her daughter Verona/Gertrude, as the birth registration says July 1. Each new piece of evidence seems to confirm that the older GertrudeBuchanan, (who later married Jack Endicott and lived at Sitka, Alaska) is Lottie M. Buchanan. But I welcome any new evidence to the contrary. With all of the name changes, this is a challenging but FUN family to sort out. Bill

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