Rose Francis Evans Noise

Rose is one my paternal Great Grandmothers.  She was born in Fairfield, Ohio and she died 82 years later in Fairfield, Ohio.  Her story started July 6, 1886 and ended August 8, 1968, 18 months before I was born.

My knowledge of her story starts in 1910 with the US Census.  She was 23, married with two children.  Perry and Rose Noice lived on 622 King St. in Lancaster, Ohio where most of my paternal side can be found.  Her son Harold was born in July of 1908, and Wilfred was born in September of 1909.

I don’t have a marriage date for Perry and Rose so I will guesstimate around late 1907 to early 1908.   That would put her around 21 years old which matches the census question how long married.

In 1920 according to the census they were still at 622 King Street.  Rose, Bernard, Loretta, and Mary joined the family.  Loretta, born in October of 1915 is my paternal grandmother. She was the fifth child to Rose and Perry.

622 King street

Using Google maps I found a picture of 622 King street as it looks today.  My opinion is not much has changed in the neighborhood or that house in a long time.

In 1930 the census says the family moved to 238 Maple Street in Lancaster, about 7.7 miles away.  By this time Harold, Wilfred, and daughter Rose had moved out.  James, Paul, Anna, and John were added to the family.  Important to note is in 1930 the census asks age at first marriage which lists Rose as 21. So the 1910 and 1930 census agree with each other.

1940 the family was on the move again to 349 East Main Street, still in Lancaster, Ohio.  A 12 minute walk from their old home on King Street.  It’s inferred that in 1935 they were in the same residence.  So they moved between 1930 and 1935.  I also learn that Rose had an 8th grade education.  Not bad considering she was born when women usually get much if any education.

349 east main street lancaster ohio.png from Google maps

The home was crowded.  Besides Rose and Perry, they had Children Bernard, Mary, James, Paul, John, Rose, and Loretta living in the house. Add to this Daughter Rose’s husband Charles and Loretta’s 1 year old Harold.  Harold is my father. I cannot imagine how difficult it was for 11 people in such a small house.

I have found city directories up to 1960 showing Rose still lived at 349 E. Main St. Her husband Perry died in 1953.  Her children moved away over the years.  In 1960 my grandmother Loretta was listed as living at 349 E. Main but no date when she moved away.

Rose died in 1968.  She lived most of her life in a small area of Lancaster, She is buried Saint Mary Cemetery, Lancaster, Fairfield County,Ohio. Her plot is in the Mother of Divine Grace, row 14

I have no idea of her hopes, dreams, or desires.  All I have found are facts, no stories or anecdotes from family.  There so far is no information about her parents other than that according to the census that they were born in Ohio.  Without the stories i find it hard to find the information on where to search next.  Someday I will need to search the local archives for what I need.

 

Sources:

  • Source: Find-A-Grave Virtual Cemetery memorial #104897876
  • Source: S22 Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S. City Directories (Beta) Publication: Name: Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data – Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S23 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1940 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S42 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Social Security Death Index Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S46 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1910 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R1
  • Source: Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S51 Author: Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health Title: Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S6 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1930 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S61 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1920 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1
  • Source: Source Citation: Certificate: 060918; Volume: 19357. Source Information: Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics. Death Certificates and Index, December 20, 1908-December 31, 1953. State Archives Series 3094. Ohio Historical Society, Ohio. Ohio Department of Health. Index to Annual Deaths, 1958-2002. Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus, OH, USA.
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  • Source: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
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Family

I was raised by my Polish Maternal family.  It was a Polish Catholic neighborhood of mostly immigrint and first generation Polish families in Buffalo, New York.  The home I grew up in was my in the family since the early 1940s when my maternal great grandparents bought it.  My great grandfather Joseph Switkowski died in 1944.  My great grandmother raised her 4 children in the 3 beadroom home.  This included their spouses and children for a time.

My grand mother Ann was her oldest, she and her husban Joseph Alajko raised their first three children in the home.  The children went to Corpus Christi School until the they moved to neighboring Cheektowaga.  Joann the oldest was my mom.  She stayed at Corpus Christi until the sixth grade then enrolled in the the Cheektowaga school system.

Joann Alajko was the first person to graduate from the new JF Kennedy High School.  Having the last name put her at the beginning of the roster.  Sometime after graduation she moved to Washington, D.C. for work with the Navy as a secretary.

While in Washington she met Harold Harris and they were married on July 3, 1969.  Six months later I was born. *  After a year or so the three of us moved back to the Buffalo area.  By 1971 we were back at the family home with my great Grandmother.  By 1973 Harold was no longer around.  I ended up going to Corpus Christi until 1982 when the school closed at the end of my sixth grade.

 

More updates later.

*The bad part of genealogy is comparing marriage and birth dates.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

I have been researching my family history for over 25 years on and off.  Mosty online research since funds to travel are limited.  I have been able to visit some of the local cemeteries for family.

Blogging is not my main thing to do so updates will not be on a set schedule.  Posts will mostly be research updates on family members.