Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Geraldine Lambertson (1906-1906)

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

1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

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

          1.1.1. Birth Notice in Newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspapers to see if mention was made of her birth.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

               I am not aware of any surviving Bible records of 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 Geraldine, though I do not know the church affiliation.  Geraldine's obituary leads me to believe they were members of the Society of Friends.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no indication that Geraldine was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

          1.2.1. Marriage notice in newspaper

               Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

          1.2.2. Anniversary notice

               Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

          1.2.3. Divorce decree

               Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

     1.3. Death Certificate

          Geraldine died October 3, 1906 in Hamilton County, Indiana2.   I do not have a copy of her death certificate, and will need to add that to my list of "to-do" items.  I have been told that the cause of death was milk sickness, from drinking Wilson's condensed milk.

          1.3.1. Obituary in newspaper

               Geraldine's obituary appeared in the October 5, 1906 edition of the Noblesville, Indiana Ledger2

               The obituary was the subject of a previous post.

          1.3.2. Funeral home records

               The obituary did not list the funeral home, but did mention that both Gerald and Geraldine were buried in the same casket. 

          1.3.3. Tombstone photograph

               Geraldine's tombstone at the Cicero Cemetery in Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana has not been photographed.  Will add that to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.
          

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          Geraldine did not survive into adulthood, and did not appear on any census record.

     2.2. State Census Records

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

     2.3. Agricultural Census Records

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

     3.2. Pension Records

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

     3.3. Service Records

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Not applicable, as Geraldine did not survive into adulthood.

5. Supplemental records

     Not applicable, as Geraldine 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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