Saturday, November 22, 2014

Surname Saturday: Hyman

Today's Name: Hyman

My great-grandmother was Myrtle May Hyman (1884-1953). Her parents were James W. Hyman (1854-1926) & Mary Kime (1859-1917).

Her grandfather- Daniel Andrew Hyman (1810-1860) was born in Germany and came to America.


Hyman Name Meaning:
Jewish (American): Americanized variant of Heiman.
English: Variant of Hayman- Americanized spelling of Heimann.

Historical Documents with Hyman:

68,799 Birth, Marriage and Deaths
10,799 Military Records
15,212 Immigration Records
79,157 Census and Voter Lists
81,910 Member Trees

(All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s):
There are 3,618 results for Hyman and it looks like a good amount of them are spelled the same way! Here are a few:

Name                           Birth Year            Arrival Year and Place

Jacob Hyman                                                                    America
Moses Hyman                                                                  America
Robinson Hyman                                                              Indiana
Margaret                                                  1739                 America
Wm. (William) Hyman                             1762                 Boston, Massachusetts
Henry Hyman                abt 1782               1812                New York, New York

Find a Grave:

There are 4,979 Results- in a wide range of states-- Which is actually very surprising to me!

Friday, November 21, 2014

One Person at a Time...Georgina

~Even though I have a lot of people in my family tree, I also have a lot of "holes" that need more research. Over the next few months, I am going to attempt to patch up those holes by doing research one person at a time- starting at the beginning of the list~

Today's Name: Georgina

Before Research: 
Georgina was born in 1874. She married William Minall (1872-1950) and they had 4 children: James, Seaward, Alfred, and Lily

After Research: 
Georgina Smith was born in 1874 in Farrington, Somerset, England and died in Jul 1905 in Clutton, Somerset, England. Her parents were James Smith (1848-1917) & Mary Ann Rogers (1844-1910). She had 3 siblings: 
1. Lily Anna Smith (1870-?)
2. John Smith (1872-1873)
3. Seward Smith (1878-1924)

Georgina married William Minall (1872-1950) in 1891 in Barton, Somerset, England and they had 5 children: 

1. James Minall (1891-1969)
2. Seaward William Minall (1894-1969)
3. Alfred Minall (1895-1938)
4. Lily Minall (1898- ?)
5. Ivan Henry Minall (1900-1974)

Friday Funny

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 28: Charles Mendenhall (1875-1916)

Charles Mendenhall - My 12th Cousin, 6x Removed

Born: 05 Sep 1875 in Weymouth, Dorset, England

Baptized: 14 Jul 1886 in Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

Parents: George Mendenhall (1851-1906) & 
               Georgina Chick (1846-1914)


1. Alice Mendenhall (1873-1934)
2. Albert George Mendenhall (1877-1951)
3. Ernest William Mendenhall (1880-1881)
4. Alfred William Mendenhall (1882-1892)
5. James Frederick Mendenhall (1855-1958)

Residences & Occupations:

1881 (age 6): West St. 2 Old Workhouse; Scholar
1891 (age 16): Duchoad Falmouth Harbour- Vessel named Jane; Crew member 
1911 (age 36): Back of No 11 Govenors Lane; Widower; Coal Carrier


Charles fought in WWI. He was a private in the Duke Cornwall's Light Infantry in the British Army- Regiment # 31738. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.  


In the 1911 Census, he is stated as a widower, but I don't know of any wife or children.

Death and Burial: 

Charles died on the battlefield during WWI in Thiepval, France on 04 Sep 1916 at the age of 40. He is buried in the Thiepval Memorial.

The Thiepval Memorial 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday's Portrait

Today's Portrait: 

My mom and her parents: 
Harold Earl Mendenhall (1916-1989) and Helen Ruth Seaver (1923-1981)

How adorable is this picture?! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday's Census: Hendricks Family, 1940

Today's Census Record: 1940, Hendricks Family

04 Apr 1940

Address: 66 S. Terry St., Dayton, Ohio

This is how the house looks today!
Photo Courtesy of Google Maps

Household Rents for $25/month

Members of the Household:

Hendricks, Isaac---Head--57 years old--b. Indiana, Laborer
-----------, Myrtle--Wife--56 years old--b. Indiana, Housewife
-----------, Catherine-Daughter-27 years old-b. Indiana, Folder for Box Factory
-----------, Melvin----Son- 18 years old-b. Indiana, Laborer
-----------, Dorothy---Daughter- 13 years old-b. Indiana,
                (my grandmother)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mappy Monday: Patterson Township, Ohio

My 5th great grandfather was Richard Mendenhall (1794-1871). He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina but sometime before 1850, he moved to Patterson, Darke County, Ohio. In both the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census Records, he is living in Patterson as a farmer.

Patterson Township, Darke, Ohio

Patterson Township was established in 1841, which could be why my ancestor moved there- it was a new town with land and opportunity.

I haven't been able to find much about this town- It seems very small and mainly just farm land (still)- not much to see- although, I will more than likely still visit when I go to Ohio (one of these days).