Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor Name Roulette

From Randy over at Genea-Musings:

Dear genealogists everywhere, it's Saturday Night!  Time for some Genealogy FUN.

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) What year was one of your great-grandmothers born?  Divide this number by 90 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ah
nentafel" - 
your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.

5) If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then spin the wheel again - pick a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!

Here's mine:  

1)  My great-grandmother, Emma Vermell Harrell Drake was born in 1867.  Dividing by 90 gives me a roulette number of 20.74, rounded up to 21.

2)  The person in my FTM2012 with Person ID #21 is my uncle, William Lamar Tapley.  

Lamar and Anna Lois Tapley, circa 1964
 Here are the vital statistics I have for him:

Lamar Tapley was born October 9, 1915 near Bartow, in Johnson County, Georgia, the son of Lusion Keman and Nealie Drake Tapley.  He died August 5, 1985 at the age of 69 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.  Lamar married Anna Lois Gladdin, date and place unknown.  She was born April 18, 1924, place unknown.  Her parents are unknown to me.  Anna Lois Gladdin Tapley died February 1, 2000 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.  They had two children, Mary Ann and William Lamar "Buddy" Tapley, Jr.

3)  Three facts about William Lamar Tapley:

  * Uncle Lamar was the 6th child of my grandfather, Lusion, and the first child of my grandmother, Nealie.  

  * Uncle Lamar lived his adult life between Augusta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, as did my own father for awhile.  Lamar owned a grocery store in Jacksonville at one time.

  * Uncle Lamar was buried in Restlawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.  His wife was buried next to him unpon her death.

 4)  Done!

1 comment:

  1. Nice result from Randy's challenge, Liz. I'm fascinated by the given names! And the photograph is very lovely, interesting carvings on what is often a bare stone (just the facts). Cheers.