Thursday, March 28, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Una Maude (LeMaster) Phillips (1884-1968)

Una Maude (LeMaster) Phillips


Una Maude (LeMaster) Phillips (1884-1968) was my paternal great-grandaunt. What follows is an exploratory data analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about her.

1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

          Una Maude was born April 26, 1884 in Jay County, Indiana.  I do not yet have a copy of her 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 Maude's birth.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

               I am not aware of any surviving Bible records from the LeMaster 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 any baptismal record for Una Maude.  The family was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church in Salamonia, Indiana.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no indication that Una Maude was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

           Una Maude married Senator Winfield Phillips on December 22, 1907 in Jay County, Indiana.  I do not have a copy of their marriage license.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.

          1.2.1. Marriage notice in newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if mention of Una Maude and Senator's wedding.

          1.2.2. Anniversary notice

               Una Maude and Senator's 25th wedding anniversary would have been December 22, 1932.  Their 50th wedding anniversary would have been December 22, 1957.  Will need to search contemporary newspapers to see if any mention was made of anniversary celebrations.

          1.2.3. Divorce decree

               There is no indication that Maude and Senator were ever divorced.

     1.3. Death Certificate

           Una Maude died September 13, 1968 in David City, Butler County, Nebraska.  I do not have a copy of her death certificate.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items.

          1.3.1. Obituary in newspaper

               Una Maude's obituary appeared in the September 16, 1968 edition of the Commercial-Review in Portland, Indiana1.  This obituary was the subject of a previous post.

               Will need to seek out a copy of her obituary in the local David City newspapers.

          1.3.2. Funeral home records

               When I've obtained a copy of her obituary from the local newspaper, will know which funeral home handled her arrangements.  Will then need to see if they have any records available.

          1.3.3. Tombstone photograph

               Will need to add obtaining a photograph of Una Maude's tombstone to my list of "to-do" items.

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          2.1.1. 1940 Federal Census

               On April 23, 1940, Una Maude was enumerated in the Senator W. Phillips household in David City, Butler County, Nebraska2, as Una Maude, age 55, married, born in Indiana. She had resided at the same residence in 1935.  She had completed 1 year of college.  No occupation was listed.  Living in the household was her husband, Senator, age 56, born in Kansas, a veterinarian who owned his own practice.

          2.1.2. 1930 Federal Census

               On April 1, 1930, Una Maude was enumerated in the Senator W. Phillips household in David City, Butler County, Nebraska3, as Una Maude, age 45, married, born in Indiana.  She could read and write.  Her father was born in Ohio, her mother in New Jersey.  No occupation was listed.  Living in the household was her husband, Senator W., age 46, born in Kansas, a veterinarian, and son Donald, age 20, born in Oklahoma, and daughter Mary, age 19, born in Missouri.

          2.1.3. 1920 Federal Census

               On January 7, 1920, Una Maude was enumerated in the Senator W. Phillips household in the 4th district of David City, Butler County, Nebraska4, as Una M., age 35, married, born in Indiana.  She could read and write. Her father was born in Ohio and her mother in New York.  No occupation was listed.  Living in the household was her husband, Senator W., age 36, born in Kansas, a veterinarian, and son Donald, age 10, born in Oklahoma, and daughter, Mary, age 8, born in Missouri.

          2.1.4. 1910 Federal Census

               On April 25, 1910, Una Maude was enumerated in the Senator Phillips household in Sulphur City, Murray County, Oklahoma5, as Maud Phillips, age 25, married, born in Indiana.  She had been married for two years and was the mother of one child.  Her father was listed as being born in Mississippi and her mother in Missouri.  She could read and write and spoke English.  Living in the household was her husband, Senator, age 26, born in Kansas, a veterinarian surgeon, and son Donald K., age 1, born in Oklahoma.

          2.1.5. 1900 Federal Census

               On June 4, 1900, Una Maude was enumerated in the Luman C. Lemasters household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana6, as Una M. Lemasters, age 16, born April 1884 in Indiana.  Her father was born in Ohio and her mother in New Jersey.  She attended school and could read and write and spoke English.

     2.2. State Census Records

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

          The State of Nebraska conducted state census, but they were in the period before Una Maude was living in there.


     2.3. Agricultural Census Records

          I have not yet investigated these types of records to see what information they might shed on the Phillips household.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          Not applicable, as Una Maude was female.

     3.2. Pension Records

          I am not aware of any military service by her husband or father that would have made Una Maude eligible for a military pension.  Her father served in the Civil War, but I don't believe she ever received any minor's benefits.

     3.3. Service Records

          Not applicable, as Una Maude was female.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Deed records need to be thoroughly searched in Murray County, Oklahoma and Butler County, Nebraska to see what items might mention Senator and Una Maude.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Plat maps were published for Butler County, Nebraska that might aid in my research.  Will contact the local historical society and see what information these maps might contain.

5. Supplemental records

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

     In 1922, Una Maude was listed as a resident of David City, Nebraska, in the obituary of her sister, Bertha7.

     In 1927, Una Maude was listed as a resident of David City, Nebraska, in the obituary of her mother8.

     In 1931, Una Maude was listed as a resident of David City, Nebraska, in the obituary of her father9.

     In 1933, Una Maude was listed as a resident of David City, Nebraska, in the obituary of her brother, Luman Cooper10.

Sources:

1. Maude Phillips obituary, Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, USA, September 16, 1968, page 8.
2. 1940 U.S. census, Butler County, Nebraska, population schedule, David City, enumeration district (ED) 12-5B, SD 1, sheet 11A, dwelling 229, household 262; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 March 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
3. 1930 U.S. census, Butler County, Nebraska, population schedule, David City, enumeration district (ED) 12-5, SD 6, sheet 1A, 229 D Street, dwelling 7, family 7; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
4. 1920 U.S. census, Butler County, Nebraska, population schedule, David City, enumeration district (ED) 4, SD 4, sheet 6B, dwelling 151, family 156; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
5. Senator Phillips household, 1910 U.S. census, population schedule, Sulphur City, Murray County, Oklahoma, ED 208, SD 4, sheet 6B, dwelling 131, family 131; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 1263, page 89.
6. Luman C. Lemasters household, 1900 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Madison Township, ED 62, SD 67, sheet 3, dwelling 59, family 60, National Archives micropublication T623, roll 380
7. Mrs. John H. Yeager obituary, Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, USA, March 17, 1922, page 2.
8. Mary K. LeMaster obituary, Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, USA, February 22, 1927, page 1.
9. L.W. Lemasters obituary, Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, USA, November 18, 1931, page 1.
10. Cooper LeMaster obituary, Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, USA, February 13, 1933, page 1. 


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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