Sunday, March 03, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Orville Edward "Jack" Lambertson (1902-1983)

Orville Edward "Jack" Lambertson (1902-1983) was my maternal great-granduncle.  What follows is an exploratory data analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about him.


1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

          Orville was born February 23, 1902 in Hamilton County, Indiana1.  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 Orville's birth.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

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

          1.1.3. Baptismal Record

               I am not aware of a baptismal record for Orville, though I do not know the family's church affiliation at this time.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no indication that Orville was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

          Orville was married December 30, 1922 in Madison County, Indiana to Mary E. Herter.  I do not yet have a copy of their marriage license.

          Orville was married before 1929 to Martha Stoner, probably in Madison County, Indiana.  I do not yet have a copy of their marriage license.

          Orville was married to Hassie May Hawkins.  I do not have a copy of their marriage license.

          1.2.1. Marriage notice in newspaper

               Will need to determine the dates of Orville's second and third marriages before searching contemporary newspapers for mention of their nuptials.  I will add searching for mention of his first marriage in contemporary newspapers to my "to-do" list for my next research trip.

          1.2.2. Anniversary notice

               Once I can determine the exact date of Orville's wedding, can search newspaper accounts for mention of an anniversary.

          1.2.3. Divorce decree

               Orville and Mary were divorced in Madison County, Indiana on October 25, 19242.

               I have not yet located a copy of the divorce record for Orville and Martha.

     1.3. Death Certificate

          Orville died May 23, 1982 in Oroville, Butte County, California.  I do not have a copy of his death certificate.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items.

          1.3.1. Obituary in newspaper

               Will need to add searching for mention of Orville's obituary to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.  Will need to check newspapers in California as well as Indiana to see if he was mentioned.

          1.3.2. Funeral home records

               Once I've determined where the funeral was held, will need to search out local funeral home records for more details.

          1.3.3. Tombstone photograph

               My database does not indicate at this time in what cemetery Orville was buried.  When the information is obtained from the obituary, can seek out a photo of his tombstone.

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          2.1.1. 1940 Federal Census

               On April 13, 1940, Orville was enumerated as head of household in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana3, as O.E. Lambertson, age 38, born in Indiana.  He had completed two years of high school.  His residence in 1935 was the same location.  His occupation was listed as working as a commercial hauler for a trailer factory.  Also listed in the household was his wife, Martha, age 34, born Indiana, working as a coil welder at General Motors.

          2.1.2. 1930 Federal Census

               On April 10, 1930, Orville was enumerated in the Charles A. Stoner household in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana4, as Orville Lambertson, son-in-law, age 28, born in Indiana.  He could read and write and spoke English.  He was working as an auto repairman for a motor sales company.  His wife, Martha C., age 24, was working as a laborer for the Remy Corp.

          2.1.3. 1920 Federal Census

               On January 14, 1920, Orville was enumerated in the Charles W. Lambertson household in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana5, as Orval E. Lambertson, age 17, born in Indiana.  His father was born in Ohio and his mother was born in Indiana.  He could read and write and spoke English.  His occupation was listed as a stainer in a cabinet factory.

          2.1.4. 1910 Federal Census

               On April 23, 1910, Orville enumerated in the Charles Lambertson household in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana6, as Orval E. Lambertson, age 8, born in Indiana.  He had attended school within the year.  Both his parents were listed as being born in Indiana.

     2.2. State Census Records

          The State of Indiana conducted state census in 1853, 1857, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889, 1901, 1913, 1919 and 1921.  These, however, were merely for the purposes of legislative apportionment.

     2.3. Agricultural Census Records
  
          I have not investigated these types of census records to see what light they might shed on the Lambertson farm.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          I have not located a draft registration record for Orville.  I would think it likely that he would have registered for the World War II draft of 1942, which included men of the age 35-44.

     3.2. Pension Records

          I have no evidence of military service by Orville.

     3.3. Service Records

          I have not evidence of military service by Orville.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Deed records need to be thoroughly searched in Madison County, Indiana to see what items might mention Orville.  Will add this to my "to-do" list for my next research trip.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Madison County, Indiana published plat maps in 1940 and 1949 that might be relevant to my research.

5. Supplemental records

     Supplemental records available for research for Orville include city/county directories, court records and will and probate records.  Will add these records to my "to-do" list for my next research trip.

     In 1924, Orville was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with wife Mary E., living at 809 North 16th Street7.

     In 1929, Orville was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with wife Martha C., living at 522 North 14th Street8.

     In 1931, Orville was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with wife Martha C., living at 418 North 14th Street9.

     In 1935, Orville was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with wife Martha S., living at 418 North 14th Street10.

     In 1938, Orville was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with wife Martha, living at 418 North 14th Street11.

     In 1941, Orville was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with wife Martha C., living at 418 North 14th Street12.

Sources:

1. Beals, John, Chronology of the Beals Family, Butler Printing House, Noblesville, Indiana, 1912, page 49.
2. Madison County, Indiana Order Book 99, case # 6952, 1924.
3. 1940 U.S.census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Ward 3, Elwood, Pipe Creek Township, enumeration district 48-63, SD 11, sheet 6A, dwelling 418, family 121; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 March 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
4. 1930 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Ward 3, Elwood, Pipe Creek Township, enumeration district 48-50, SD 5, sheet 8B, dwelling 522, family 208; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 March 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
5. Charles W. Lambertson household, 1920 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, Pipe Creek Township, ED 138, SD 84, sheet 6, dwelling 138, family 143; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 449.
6. Charles Lambertson household, 1910 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jackson Township, ED 104, SD 9, sheet 6, dwelling 156, family 158; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 353.
7. Elwood (Indiana) Directory 1924 (Binghampton, New York, USA: Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1924), page 127.
8. 1929 Elwood, Indiana Directory (Binghampton, New York, USA: The Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1929), page 131.
9. City Directory and Classified Business Directory of Advertisers, Elwood, Indiana, 1931-1932 (Noblesville, Indiana, USA: Pioneer Directory Company, 1931-1932), page 49.
10. Elwood, Indiana Directory 1935 (Binghampton, New York, USA: The Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1935), page 112.

11. National's Elwood Indiana Directory 1938, Vol. 1, No. 6 (Peoria, Illinois, USA: National Directory Service, 1938), page 157.
12. The Baldwin and Call-Leader Elwood Indiana Con Survey Directory Master Edition 1941 (Parsons, Kansas, USA: Baldwin Con Survey Company and Elwood Call-Leader, 1941), page 168.


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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