Monday, February 23, 2015

Charles McDonald Cameron, Minor

Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Packet index 1797-1901...:

12 years old on February 23, 1899

Probate File #26377:

Image 866 [Last Page]
From the estate of Thomas L. Cameron [document signed by Mrs. Mary Cameron]

6 January 1900
Minor Children Living in Detroit:
  • Frank Cameron, age 18, Feb. 26, 1899
  • Thomas Louis Cameron, age 14, May 17, 1899
  • Charles McDonald Cameron, age 12, Feb. 23, 1899

That Frank A. Cameron, late of Owosso, Michigan, father of said minors, is dead and the petitioner is the mother of said minors

Friday, February 20, 2015

Christiana Hosmer Cameron In Niagara

A Cameron in the Niagara County Grantee index [New York, Land Records, Niagara Grantee index 1800-1891 A-G]:

Christiana Cameron To S. Howden 
Lot 3
15-8-30 [Section/Twp./Range]

This one?
Name: Christina Hosmer Cameron
Maiden Name: Hosmer
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1910
Wilson, Niagara, New York
Birth Date: 1824
Death Date: 1910
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Angus Cameron's Cow

Corunna [MI] Newspaper published April 27, 1899, online at the library:

Angus Cameron, who lives five miles from Prescott, bought a cow about 18 months ago which recently died of a mysterious disease. A postmortem was held, and a four-ounce hunting case stem-winding, Elgin movement gold watch, No. 951,129, was found in the animal's stomach. The cow cost $40, but the value of the watch is said to be higher.

From an Elgin Watch site:

Search Results For "951,129"
Serial Number   SN Range Quanty Name Year grade size code   jewels Adj/reg/etc.
--------------  -------- ------ ---- ---- ----- ---- ------ ------ ------------
        951129    950001  10000      1881  92*   16s h3g3l     11j
    first run of grade 92;  produced for 15 years;
    1129 of 150000 in grade
grade total runs   first yr  last yr class  size  code   jewels Adj/name
----- ----- -----  --------  ------- -----  ----  ------ ------ ----------
 92  150000  51        1881     1895   26    16s  h3g3l     11j
(*) notes on grade 92:  # Elgin MCs say a few were 14s
Class 26:         16s HC 3/4 lever model 3
     92     150000 made 11j gilded  Elgin MCs say a few were 14s
    114     114000 made  7j gilded
    127      14000 made 11j
    135       6000 made 15j gilded  single plate or train&barrel bridges?
    136       7000 made 15j  single plate or train&barrel bridges?

This Angus Cameron?

Logan & Churchill townships, Ogemaw, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Angus Cameron Head M 45 Canada Eng
Alma Cameron Wife F 26 Canada Eng

Elizabeth Stewart Cameron

Necrology is a database at the Cleveland Public Library with the following entry:

Id#: 0047288
Name: Cameron, Elizabeth Stewart
Date: February 14, 1920
Source: Source unknown;  Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #012.
Notes: Cameron-Elizabeth Stewart, mother of Ellen, Duncan, Robert and James, Feb. 13, at 2:20 a. m., at the residence 18113 Windward road, Beachland, age 79 years.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Cameron In The Prerogative Court Of Canterbury

A Cameron extract from . American Wills & Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1610-1857. by Peter Wilson Coldham:

Cameron, Abigail, of New York City, widow of Alexander Cameron, Lieutenant of the Royal Navy. Administration to Leonard Streate Coxe, attorney for the son, William H. Cameron, in New York. (Jan. 1808).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Christina (Cameron) Atkinson

Alexander and Euphemia (Thompson) Cameron's daughter, Christina:

Name: Christina Cameron Atkinson
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 14 Oct 1945
Event Place: Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Age: 90
Marital Status: Divorced
Birth Date: 18 Apr 1855
Birthplace: Brockville, Ontario
Father's Name: Alexander Cameron
Mother's Name: Euphema Thompson

Christina had two sons; Alton Cameron Atkinson and Arthur G. Atkinson:

Census  1920
Detroit Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Alton C Ackinson Head M 37 Michigan
Anna Ackinson Wife  F 34 Kentucky
Christina C Ackinson Mother F 60 Canada
Arthur G Ackinson Brother M 35 Michigan

Arthur Atkinson married Cora Sophia Burkart, who was the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Wirth) Burkart.  Cora was the 1st cousin, 3x removed, of my son-in-law.