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#2372605 - 02/04/13 06:08 PM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: Christina11]
LindyB Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Loc: PNW
I'll look again for Estella. It appears she died before Jessie since she isn't mentioned in the obit.

Muscatine Journal and Tribune
March 8, 1944


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#2372623 - 02/04/13 06:26 PM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: LindyB]
LindyB Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Loc: PNW
This might be a clue to Estella unless they are talking about one of the step sisters. Says Frank and Bert were going to visit their sister Mrs. Robert ?? Can't make out the last name. Could be Robson??
Muscatine Journal Sept 15, 1938



Edited by LindyB (02/04/13 06:29 PM)

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#2372636 - 02/04/13 06:49 PM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: LindyB]
LindyB Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Loc: PNW
Okay it looks like the last name is Ibbotson on the sister mentioned above and I found the marriage record. It's a step sister, Sarah Robbins.

Robert Ibbotson marriage

Ibbotson Memorials

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#2372647 - 02/04/13 07:03 PM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: LindyB]
LindyB Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Loc: PNW
I think this could be a marriage for Estella.

E.M. McCrystal marriage

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#2372660 - 02/04/13 07:32 PM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: LindyB]
JenNice Offline


Registered: 02/03/13
Loc: Iowa
Wow! Thank you so much. The article from the Muscatine Journal lists my great grandfather and my grandfather. After looking at the records I'm pretty sure E.M. McCrystal is Estella. I've also noticed that Jane is listed as Celestia Jane which I have never seen before however I have her listed as Jane C. so maybe they are one in the same. Again thank you so much for you help.

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#2372970 - 02/05/13 08:56 AM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: JenNice]
LindyB Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Loc: PNW
Jen, Did you notice on Familysearch that Frank McCrystal was married once before Bertha Doolittle? He married Emma Estelle Stebbins. They had at least one daughter, possibly two. I see a birth record for their oldest Hazel. Looks like they divorced and Hazel was raised by her stepfather Frank Leslie Kirkpatrick. There is a tree online with photos of Hazel. The second daughter, Mildred Ruth could possibly be your Frank's daughter too. She was born in 1906 and I see they were still living together in 1905. I just can't find a birth record for her. Emma Stebbins McCrystal married her second husbank in 1907.

Frank McCrystal first marriage

Hazel McCrystal Birth

Here is the Kirkpatrick family in 1920
1920 United States Federal Census
about Hazel Leona Kirkpatrick
Name: Hazel Leona Kirkpatrick
[Hazel Leana Kirkpatrick]
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1920: Council Bluffs Ward 6, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Frank L Kirkpatrick
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Emma E Kirkpatrick
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank L Kirkpatrick 44
Emma E Kirkpatrick 37
Hazel Leona Kirkpatrick 16
Mildred Ruth Kirkpatrick 14



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#2373008 - 02/05/13 10:16 AM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: JenNice]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
I think this guy is worth looking at and ruling out:

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William Shafer
Age in 1910: 40
Birth Year: abt 1870
[1870]
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Des Moines Ward 3, Polk, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Oneida Little 54
Howard Little 27
Arthur Little 17
William Shafer 40
John R Shafer 14


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#2373030 - 02/05/13 11:20 AM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: Christina11]
LindyB Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Loc: PNW
Christina! I was following him a bit yesterday. He ended up in Ohio at a Veterans Home. It lists his next of kin as his sister Myra Shafer from Washington, Iowa. What I didn't notice until now is that the census you posted from 1910 has a son John R Shafer that would be about the right age to be Estella McCrystal's son. Wonder if she died in childbirth?

Here's the 1930 census and military record for William:

1930 United States Federal Census
about William M Shafer
Name: William M Shafer
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: White
Home in 1930: Jefferson, Montgomery, Ohio
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Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William M Shafer 60



Father listed as born in Virginia and mother in Pennsylvania. That's the same as the 1910 census. Also the Vet Home files show his birth as Washington County Iowa.

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#2373039 - 02/05/13 11:43 AM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: LindyB]
LindyB Offline


Registered: 04/25/10
Loc: PNW
Here is the Shafer family in 1870, the year William was born. He has a sister Almira who would probably be the one he referred to as his next of kin, Myra Shafer.

I've been trying to track the son John R Shafer born about 1896 but no luck so far. I really think he would be Estella's son.

1870 United States Federal Census
about William Shafer
Name: William Shafer
Age in 1870: 5/12
Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1870: Marion, Washington, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Washington
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Philipp Shafer 33
Marry Shafer 38
James C Shafer 15
Henry F Shafer 14
John A Shafer 12
Almira Shafer 2
William Shafer 5/12




Edited by LindyB (02/05/13 11:43 AM)

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#2373070 - 02/05/13 12:58 PM Re: McCristal/McCrystal [Re: LindyB]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
I thought the same thing as soon as I saw that census - that she either died in childbirth or shortly thereafter. I have not found them in 1900 yet.

And the father on the 1870 census matches the father on the marriage record.
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