From Randy Seaver at the Genea-Musings Blog:
A couple of Great Great Grandparents, several of my Great Grandparents and, of course, my Grandparents were alive in 1909.
On my Mom’s side:
Great Great Grandparents: Thomas Augustine Jones (age 61) was living in Oakland, California with his daughter, Margaret, and her family and Jozimas de Braga (age 60) was living on E. 25th Street in Oakland, California with his daughter, Maria, and her family…interestingly, both their wives died young.
Great Grandparents: Margaret (Jones) Jackson (age 29) and Harry Kenneth Jackson (age 38) were living in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California with Thomas mentioned above and their two children John and Margaret; Maria (de Braga) Pacheco (age 36) and Theodoro Pacheco (age 36) were living on E. 25th Street in Oakland, California with Jozimas mentioned above and their 5 children: Jose, Maria, Theodore, Willie, and Joao.
Grandparent: Joao “Bohne” Pacheco Smith (age 2) is the Joao listed above living with his parents Maria & Theodoro.
On my Dad’s side:
Great Great Grandparent: Matilde (Laplagne Maucor) Breilh (age 61) and Jean Breilh (age 64) were living on E. 16th Street in Oakland, California.
Great Grandparents: Elizabeth (Segalas) Lassalle (age 52) and Pierre Lassalle (age 48)were living in Ogeu les Bains, France; Brigitte (Breilh) Mazeres (age 38) and Charles Mazeres dit Salanave (age 41) were living on 10th Avenue in Oakland, California
Grandparents: Anna (Mazeres) Lassalle (age 9) was living with her parents Charles and Brigitte listed above and Jean Lassalle (age 18) arrived in the US in 1907. It’s a little unclear where he was in the first couple of years.
I have found almost everyone in the 1910 Census. In some ways, I was fortunate. Most of the older generation was living with the younger generation so they were all in the same household.
My Great Grandparents Elizabeth (Segalas) and Pierre Lassalle never left France, so there wouldn’t be an entry for them in the 1910 Census. My Grandfather, Jean Lassalle, has been elusive. It’s a little unclear where he was hiding out after his arrival in the US in 1907. He held a variety of jobs including working for a bakery and scrubbing the wine vats at a winery.
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