Monday, September 15, 2014

Samuel Vaughen, Father of Mrs. Wilfred Cameron

Taken from an unknown newspaper article:

Samuel Vaughen, was born in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, worked National Tube Co., and was responsible for many inventions.  The furnaces in use are due to his genius.

Excerpts from Mr. Vaughen's biography taken from the USGenWeb Archives (also here):

SAMUEL W. VAUGHEN, superintendent of the blast furnace department of the Cambria Iron company, at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is a son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth J. (Beatty) Vaughen, and was born...September 16, 1851. His father is a native of eastern Pennsylvania, and came to Johnstown in the year 1853. He remained there for a short time, then removed to the State of Ohio, where he remained about one year, then returned to Johnstown, and still resides there. He has been employed for many years as an engineer in charge of stationary engines at the Cambria Iron company's blast furnaces.

Samuel Vaughen, then grandfather of our subject, was of English descent, and a native of Lebanon county, Pennsylvania. He died in Johnstown in 1868, aged sixty-six years. The mother of our subject, Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Beatty) Vaughen, is a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where she was born in 1833. Her father, William Beatty, was a native of Scotland, who emigrated to America when quite young. 

In 1873, Mr. Vaughen was married to Miss Elizabeth H. Seese, daughter of John Seese, of Johnstown. This union was blessed by the birth of four sons and four daughters; one of these Elizabeth J., died at the age of three years. The others are: Carrie B., Anna G., Jerry, John W., Lillie B., Samuel, and Robert.

The Samuel Vaughen family was enumerated twice in 1900; once in Ohio and once in Pennsylvania:

United States Census, 1900
Black River Township Lorain City Ward 5, Lorain, Ohio, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Samuel W Vaughen M 49 Pennsylvania
Wife Elizabeth H Vaughen F 48 Pennsylvania
Daughter Carrie B Vaughen F 25 Pennsylvania
Son John W Vaughen M 22 Pennsylvania
Daughter Lillian Vaughen F 18 Pennsylvania
Son Samuel W Vaughen M 16 Pennsylvania
Son Robert Vaughen M 6 Pennsylvania

United States Census, 1900
Johnstown city Ward 21, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Sam Vaughen M 49 Pennsylvania
Wife Elizabeth H Vaughen F 48 Pennsylvania
Daughter Carrie B Vaughen F 28 Pennsylvania
Daughter Gertrude A Vaughen F 24 Pennsylvania
Son Jerry Vaughen M 26 Pennsylvania
Son John Wm. Vaughen M 20 Pennsylvania
Daughter Lillian Vaughen F 18 Pennsylvania
Son Sanil W Vaughen M 16 Pennsylvania
Son Robert A Vaughen M 5 Pennsylvania

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bridget Cameron In 1861

Census Year: 1861
Surname: Cammeron [sic]
Given Name(s): Bridget
Age: 49
Province: Canada West (Ontario)
District Name: Lambton
Sub-District Name: Sombra

Bridget Cameron, b. Ireland, age 49, single [Widowed]
Ellen Cameron, b. LC, age 26, married
Mary Cameron, b. UC, age 16, single
Malcolm Cameron, b. UC, age 14, single
Sarah Cameron, b. UC, age 11, single
Joanna Cameron, b. UC, age 7, single
Isabella Cameron, b. UC, age 6, single
Dan'l Cameron, b. UC, age 2, single

Log house; 1 1/2 stories, housing 1 family

2 Males; 6 Females

Friday, September 12, 2014

George Inglis Cameron

Records from the Library and Archives of Canada include Veterans Death Cards: First World War and the microfilm where they can be found.

When Veterans Affairs was notified of the death of a First World War veteran, a death card was created... .

George Inglis Cameron
Date of Death: 9-9-59
Next of Kin: Mrs. Rose Enman [or Erman], Sister
28 N. Albert Street, New Glasgow, Pictou Co., N.S.

George was enumerated in the 1891 N.S. census with his father, James Cameron, mother, Catherine, brother, Ewen, grandmother Christine Cameron, and uncle, Malcolm Cameron.

Found here in the 1901 Census.
Item Number: 1100612
Surname: Cameron
Given Name(s): E George [DOB 18 Sep 1888]
Age: 12
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Pictou
Sub-District Name: Garden of Eden

More information from George Cameron's 1915 Attestation Papers:
He was born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Date of Birth: 18 September 1888
Mother: Mrs. Catherine Cameron of Pictou

Monday, September 8, 2014

Millard Cameron

Records from the Library and Archives of Canada include Veterans Death Cards: First World War and the microfilm where they can be found.


Millard Cameron 
(Additional facts here)

There was more information in the Soldiers of the First World War database:

Millard Cameron was born September 8, 1884, in Nova Scotia.  His brother (next of kin) lived in British Columbia.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Camerons In A 1794 NY City Directory

Source: Fold3

Publication Title: City Directories for New York, New York directories for New York City, 1786-1922.
Year: 1794, Page Number: 31

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Miss Jean Cameron Of Berea College

Newspaper extracts from the Tri-Counties Genealogy and History by Joyce M. Tice:

Newspaper Clippings  July 12, 1912  -  Sylvania [Pennsylvania]

Miss Jean Cameron, of Berea College, Berea, Ky., stopped over for a day or two and spent the 4th with her brother, *Rev. A. G. Cameron.  She is on her way to Nova Scotia where she expects to spend her summer vacation.

United States Census, 1900
Columbia Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania
*Head Alex Cameron M 46  Nova Scotia
Wife Jennie H Cameron F 33  New York
Son  Hugh A Cameron M 10  Pennsylvania 
Son Neil A Cameron M 8  Pennsylvania
Son Donald H Cameron M 4  Pennsylvania

Name: Jean Cameron
Event Type: Census
Event Place:  Berea, Madison, Kentucky
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Birth Year (Estimated): 1861
Birthplace: Canada English
Immigration Year: 1885
Father's Birthplace: Canada English
Mother's Birthplace: Canada English
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Jean Cameron F 49 Canada English
Katherine Bowersox Roomer F 40 Pennsylvania
Mary E Welsh Roomer F 47 Massachusetts
Kate Coddington Roomer F 40 Indiana
Leanar E Orr Roomer F 44 Ohio
Emma Haagan Roomer F 47 Pennsylvania
Absalom L Golden Roomer M 36 Kentucky
Margaret Golden Roomer F 35 Kentucky

Head of Household Name: Angus Cameron
Forks St-Mary, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Catharine E Cameron F 59y Nova Scotia
*Alex George Cameron M 26y Nova Scotia
A ... Jane Cameron F 24y Nova Scotia
Angus Hugh Cameron M 23y Nova Scotia
David N Cameron M 19y Nova Scotia
Catharine E Cameron F 16y Nova Scotia
Daniel G McIntosh M 5y Nova Scotia

Jean is listed as a surviving sibling living in Detroit in her sister Mary Ann's 1936 obituary.  Is she not the correct Jean?  Or was her date of death 1938, not 1928?  Perhaps Jean was a deceased sibling and the obituary was wrong or wrongly transcribed. Or is there another explanation?

Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952
Name:   Jean Cameron
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 24 Aug 1928
Event Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Gender: Female
Age: 72
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 28 Jan 1856
Birthplace: Newtown, Nova Scotia
Birth Year (Estimated): 1856
Father's Name: Angus Cameron
Mother's Name: Eliza Catherine Gunn