Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Gerald Lambertson (1906-1906)

Gerald Lambertson (1906-1906) was my maternal great-granduncle.  What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about him.

1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

          Gerald was born June 28, 1906 in Hamilton County, Indiana1.  He was a twin to his sister, Geraldine.  I do not yet have a copy of his birth certificate.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.

          1.1.1. Birth Notice in Newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspapers to see if mention was made of Gerald's birth.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

               I am not aware of any surviving Bible record for the Lambertson family.  Will continue to reach out to extended family members in hopes that one does exist.

          1.1.3. Baptismal Record

               I am not aware of a baptismal record for Gerald, though I do not know the church affiliation of the family at this time.  Based on the information in his obituary, I believe they may have been members of the Society of Friends.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no indication that Gerald was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

          Not applicable, as Gerald didn't survive into adulthood.

          1.2.1. Marriage notice in newspaper

               Not applicable, as Gerald didn't survive into adulthood.

          1.2.2. Anniversary notice

               Not applicable, as Gerald didn't survive into adulthood.

          1.2.3. Divorce decree

               Not applicable, as Gerald didn't survive into adulthood.

     1.3. Death Certificate

          Gerald died October 3, 1906 in Hamilton County, Indiana2.  I do not yet have a copy of his death certificate.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.  The story I have been told was that death was due to milk sickness from drinking Wilson's Condensed Milk.

          1.3.1. Obituary in newspaper

               Gerald's obituary appeared in the October 5, 1906 edition of the Noblesville Ledger2.

               The obituary was the subject of a previous post.

          1.3.2. Funeral home records

               Gerald's obituary did not name the funeral home who handled the arrangements.

          1.3.3. Tombstone photograph

               Gerald's tombstone in the Cicero Cemetery, Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana has not been photographed.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items.

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

     2.2. State Census Records

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

     2.3. Agricultural Census Records

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

     3.2. Pension Records

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

     3.3. Service Records

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

5. Supplemental records

     Not applicable, as Gerald did not survive into adulthood.

Sources:

1. Beals, John, Chronology of the Beals Family, Butler Printing House, Noblesville, Indiana, 1912, page 50.
2. Gerald & Geraldine Lambertson obituary, Noblesville Ledger, Noblesville, Indiana, USA, October 5, 1906, page 5.



This post was developed as part of the series relating to Building My 2011 Research Template, an attempt to systematically document and source the details of my ancestors' lives. Comments regarding this template and the conclusions drawn in this article are welcomed.
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