Sunday, September 16, 2007

Samuel Lambertson Family - Hamilton & Madison Co., IN

Samuel S. LAMBERTSON was my maternal 2nd great-granduncle, the son of Carey & Clara W. (COOK) LAMBERTSON. He appears in the 1900 census in Jackson Twp., Hamilton Co., IN and in the 1910 census in the 3rd ward of Elwood, Madison Co., IN.

In 1900, Samuel was a 25 year old day laborer who had been married to his wife, Ida, for 3 years. Samuel had been unemployed for 5 months during the past year and rented his home. He was listed in the census with his wife, Ida. Ida was a 22 year old female born in Indiana whose father and mother were both born in Ohio. Ida was shown as the mother of 1 child, who was not living at the time of the census.

The date on the enumeration of this census was June 28, 1900. Now, this was interesting to me because Ida Lambertson died June 19, 1900 in Hamilton Co., of spinal meningitis. The census taker was to record the names of everyone who was alive on June 1, 1900. I was previously unaware that Samuel and Ida had any children, and I was curious if this child had died at birth along with Ida.

My brother, Jason, works at the Hamilton Co., IN Health department, so I asked him to check and see if there were any death records for Ida Lambertson or a Lambertson child in 1900. This research came back negative, so either the death did not occur in Hamilton Co. or was not recorded. At that time period, it was more than likely just not recorded.

Other sources I've found for Ida indicate that her funeral was handled by the Leatherman-Morris-Boyer Funeral Home in Tipton Co., IN. I will keep searching and see what I can find out about her death and burial.

In 1910, Samuel was a 36 year-old house painter living in the 3rd ward of the city of Elwood in Madison Co., IN. In this record, his father is reported as being born in Ohio, where as in 1900 he was reported as being born in New Jersey. Samuel was married for a second time for 1 year to wife Nellie, and owned his own home. Nellie was a 38 year-old female born in Massachusetts who had no children. She could read and write.

Samuel died that next year on October 15, 1911 in Elwood and is buried in the Elwood City Cemetery.

Samuel S. LAMBERTSON b. January 11, 1875 Preble Co., OH., d. October 15, 1911 Elwood, Madison Co., IN., m. March 19, 1897 in Tipton Co., IN to Ida M. STONE, m(2) ca. 1909-1910 to Nellie ________.
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