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Hoyt Family Tree

Before we move onto the next generation, I do want to check into filling in the information about Lottie’s two sisters who survived to adulthood. I need to fill in specific information about their vitals.

I know from censuses and the history of Detroit that Charlotte married a man named Henry G. Sherrard. He is buried in Elmwood. There is no photo of his stone, but the database entry says he was born on 6 Aug 1861 in Illinois, and died on 13 Nov 1909 in Grosse Point, Wayne, Michigan.1 This is why he isn’t found with his family on the 1910 and later censuses. There is currently no entry for Charlotte or her three children in Elmwood.

Records at consist of census records for her as well as a number of passenger lists which name her year of birth as anywhere from 1869-1872; however, they all agree on her day of birth. One of her trips ended in Southampton, England, where she boarded the Washington to return to New York City on 14 Sep 1946. The list states that Charlotte Sherrard was 76 years and 9 months old and was born in Detroit, Michigan on 8 Nov 1869.3 Her address was 59 Lake Shore Road. Gross Pointe Farms, 30. Michigan.

A quick check at Joe Beine’s index of death records for Detroit and Wayne County shows that the Grosse Pointe Public Library has an Obituary Database. The index reports that Charlotte Berry Sherrard died on 1952-01-04 and her obit was printed on 1952-01-17 in the Grosse Pointe News on page 15. The index also points to digital copies of the papers where the full text is available.

blockquoteCharlotte Berry Sherrard
Mrs. Charlotte Sherrard, 82 of 59 Lake Shore road, died in her home on Friday, January 4. She was the wife of the late Henry Gray Sherrard, prominent Detroit educator.
Mrs. Sherrard, active in civic and charity organizations for many years, was the one time president of the Michigan League of Women Voters. She was also a member of the Women’s City Club and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Coleman of South Weymouth, Mass., and Mrs. Hugh K. Bullit of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Joseph B. of Grosse Pointe; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday, Jan 7, at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Cathedral. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.2

Using her age at death, I can nail down Charlotte’s year of birth as 1869.

1. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, database ( : accessed 29 Nov 2011), Henry Gray Sherrard (1861-1909), Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
2. “Obituaries,” Grosse Pointe News, 17 Jan 1952, p. 15, col. 3; digital images, Grosse Pointe Public Library Local History Archives ( : accessed 29 Nov 2011).
3. “New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957,” online images, ( : accessed 29 Nov 2011), manifest, Washington, Sep 1946, p. 85, line 17, Charlotte Sherrard, age 76.


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In addition to her parents, there are other Berry family members buried at Elmwood.

Lottie’s young siblings are there, sharing a large monument with their parents:
Laura Hooper, daughter of Joseph H & Charlotte E, died Dec 1 1870, aged 21 days1
Alfred Dwight, only son of Joseph H & Charlotte E, died Aug 5 1873, aged 4 months & 3 days2

Following links from Joseph H. Berry leads to his parents and the tree gains some branches.

John Berry was born on 27 Oct 1798 in South Malling, Sussex, England, baptized on 16 Nov 1798, and died on 24 Mar 1867 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. He married Catharina Mercy Hooper on 18 Oct 1721 in Lambourn, Essex, England.3

Their children were:

  • Catharina M. Berry Marshall (1822-1872)
  • Mary H. Berry (1824-1884)
  • John Adams Berry (1825-1891)
  • Elizabeth M. Berry (1827-1857)
  • Thomas Berry (1829-1917)
  • Adelaide H. Berry (1831-1918)
  • Fanny Berry (1834-1853)
  • Sarah W. Berry (1838-1917)
  • Joseph Hooper Berry (1839-1907)

1. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 21 Oct 2011), Laura Hooper Berry (1870) gravemarker, Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
2. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 21 Oct 2011), Alfred Dwight Berry (1873) gravemarker, Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
3. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital images and memorial data ( : accessed 21 Oct 2011), John Berry ( -1867) gravemarker, Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.


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Charlotte’s headstone does confirm the information in the online tree (here’s hoping that the tombstone is also right!)

Charlotte and Joseph are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.

Additionally, from the information on the stone, Charlotte’s date of birth can be calculated. She died September 26, 1875, aged 31 years, 1 month & 22 days; therefore, she was born on August 4, 1844.*

*Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 24 Sep 2011), Joseph H. Berry (1838-1907) and Charlotte Eugenia Dwight Berry ( -1875) gravemarker, Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.


Hutcheson Case Study

As reported by several sources, Oril is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, AZ. However, this finding confuses our data just a bit more.

Evergreen Cemetery
Pima County

Oril O.
Aug. 21, 1879
Feb. 18, 1949
Etta Mae
Aug. 6, 1892
Feb. 19, 1991

Did anyone happen to catch Oril’s death of birth on the death certificate v. the one on the stone? And even more, did you check the age at death as reported on the death certificate and calculate his age?

The death certificate says: DOB 7 22 79 [22 Jul 1879].2
The certificate also says: AGE 69y 8m 22d. Therefore, his DOB should be 27 May 1879.
The headstone says: 21 Aug 1879.

In their defense: The informant at the death was not present at the time of Oril’s birth and could have misremembered the date. The death of a loved one is a stressful time. The person calculating his age could have carried an incorrect number. And because the headstone is a double stone and looks to have been carved all at one time, it was likely set in 1991 when Etta died.

The importance of the date of carving is notable because when one partner in a marriage dies, a stone for both persons may be erected. Depending on preference, anything from just a name to a name and DOB will be engraved for the person who will be buried in the future. Sometimes, one side will be left entirely blank. When the second person dies, their data is added to the stone. Many times, the engravers will bring equipment to the cemetery to add the date of death. And many times, you can tell which information was added later. It will look different. The depth will be different; the color will be different.

Other times, when the first person passes away, a stone will be erected just for that person. When the second dies, the family will have the original stone removed and have a second, larger, double stone set for the couple. The further in time one gets from an event, the more likely data could be incorrect.

So — when was Oril born?

1. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 19 Sep 2010), photograph, Oril O. Hutcheson (1879-1949) and Etta Mae Hutcheson (1899-1991) gravemarker, Evergreen Cemetery, Tucson, Pima, Arizona.
2. See post dated 29 Aug 2010.


Innis Family Tree

Tabitha Alice Innis was born 15 Apr 1874 in Clinton County, Kentucky and died 13 April 1947 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas.1 She was married to Daniel Webster Parrigin in about 1892 – yes he was the brother of William G. Parrigin. So Minerva and Tabitha married the Parrigin brothers and Louisa and Mary married the Shelley brothers.

The family as I have been able to put it together:

Daniel W. Parrigin (1870-1931),2
Tabitha Alice Innis Parrigin (1874-1947),
Clifford Parrigin (1893-1895),
Vertol Parrigin (1896-1971),3
Leon E. Parrigin (1898-1913),
Dorothy Parrigin (1919-).

On the 1900 Census Tabitha lists 3 children born with 2 children living.4 I found Clifford when I searched the Oak Hill Cemetery listed on Daniel’s death certificate. There I found Daniel, Alice, Clifford, Leon, Vertol and Vertol’s wife Lela.5 I’d be willing to bet that daughter Dorothy is in the cemetery somewhere, but I haven’t located a marriage record for her. I also found no death record for Clifford or Leon.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 16530 (13 Apr 1947), Tabitha Alice [Ennis] Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 18523 (16 Apr 1931), Vertol. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
3. Texas, death certificate no. 83675 (26 Nov 1971), Dan W. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
4. 1900 U.S. census, Fannin County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 70, p. 3A, dwelling 43, family 43, Alice T. Parrigan; digital images, Ancestry ( : accessed 20 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 1633.
5. Fannin County TxGenWeb Project, “Oak Hill Cemetery,” database ( : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Parrigin Family Plot.


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John H. Innis was born 6 Sep 1872 in Clinton County, Kentucky, and died 13 Nov 1918 in Yowell, Dallas, Texas.1 His death certificate indicates he is buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Yowell. He appears to have been married twice, first to Eliza E. (Unknown) who died in 1904 based on a cemetery listing.2 The second marriage was to Maye in about 1905. There does not appear to have been any children from either marriage.

While his father is listed as John and there is no mother listed, all the other material lines up. I have made a note of the name discrepancy in my notes and have listed this as probable in my conclusions. This is the weakest documented child of Thomas H. and Elizabeth.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 48857 (13 Nov 1918), John H. Innis; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 Jan 2010).
2. Cemeteries of Texas Project, “Old Shiloh Cemetery,” database, Cemeteries of Delta County Texas ( : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Innis Plot.


Innis Family Tree

A little work on Minerva reveals that her full name is Minerva Catherine and she married William Guyan Parrigin. Her children are established by the census records and then her full name is established through the use of her children’s death certificates. Daughter Tommie Alta Parrigin Howlett’s death certificate listed her mother as Minerva C. Innis and father as William Guyan Parrigin.1 Son William H. Parrigin’s death certificate lists his mother as Catherine Innis,2 which is probably the name she went by. I believe they are the same woman.

One online source has the date of marriage as 12 Jun 1890 in Clinton County, Kentucky, but I have not found a document to support that yet. While I found a death certificate for William Guyan Parrigin, I have not found a certificate for Minerva Catherine yet. I did not find a death date on any of the materials on Ancestry or other online sources. However a search of Caddo Mills cemeteries (burial information from William G. Parrigin’s death certificate) turned up an interment list for the Caddo Mills IOOF Cemetery in Hunt County Texas. Minerva C. Parrigin is listed with a death date of 14 Sep 1914 and is buried next to husband William G. in Section 4, Block 1, Row 5, Lot 14.3 Perhaps she did not die in Texas. I posted their memorials to Find A Grave and requested photos of their stones. A volunteer has posted the tombstone photo.

The family as I have been able to put it together is:

William Guyan Parrigin (1865-1918)4
Minerva Catherine Innis (1866- 1914)
Alberta Alice Parrigin Ball (1891-1984)
Tommie Alta Parrigin Howlett (1893-1965)
Lexie E. Parrigin (1896-)
William Herman Parrigin (1900-1971)

1.Texas, death certificate no. 53397 (30 Aug 1965), Tommie Alta [Parrigin] Howlett; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Jan 2010).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 16491 (24 Feb 1971), William H. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Jan 2010).
3. The Hunt County, Texas, TXGenWeb Project, IOOF Cemetery, Caddo Mills ( : accessed 19 Jan 2010), Minerva C. Parrigin.
4. Texas, death certificate no. 23054 (4 Jun 1918), Dr. William G. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Jan 2010).


Innis Family Tree

Getting started on Ancestry, I put up a new family tree for the Innis family. The minute I had the first names in, the “shaky leafs” starting popping up like mad. Everyone does know that you can find “everything on Ancestry” right? Just like the lady in the commercial, I should be able to find one record and then a family tree and “then everything!” Small matter that most of those trees are not sourced or even close to verified – I should still be able to get back to Charlemagne shouldn’t I? Sorry – I wandered off on a tangent – that commercial just annoys me. Ancestry has so many good commercials about people finding out the truth about a family by using the available records, but that commercial isn’t one of them!

Starting with Thomas Roberts Innis I began looking at census records. The 1910 census record was from Fannin County, Texas. From this 1910 census record I am able to establish the family as:1

Thomas B. Innis, born abt 1879 in Kentucky,
Loula [Roberts] Innis, abt 1879 in Tennessee,
Blanche, abt 1904 in Texas,
Edith, abt 1906 in Texas,
Pauline, abt 1908 in Texas,
Thomas R., abt 1909 in Texas.

Thomas R. is indexed as Thomas T.

It appears Thomas B. is from Kentucky (his parents are from Kentucky and Tennessee) and Loula is from Tennessee (her parents are from Tennessee and Arkansas). They have been married 7 years and Loula had 4 children and all are living.

The 1920 census record is from Denver, Colorado and lists the family as:2

Loula Gattis, born abt 1880 in Tennessee
Blanch Innis, born abt 1905 in Texas,
Edith Innis, born abt 1906 in Texas,
Thomas Innis, born abt 1910 in Texas,
Eddie Gattis, born abt 1914 in Colorado.

Loula is listed as the head of household and a widow. So is she a widow of an Unknown Gattis or the widow of Thomas B. Innis? I checked with Sue, and she confirmed that she did not know the Gattis name. She never heard Eddie’s last name. Like most of us that are a certain age, all adults in our lives were Mr. or Mrs. or if related, they were Aunt or Uncle – regardless of the actual relationship. She simply knew him as Uncle Eddie. Sue also told me that Loula had remarried at some point and when she died her last name was Preston. This is getting way more interesting. Could this be why Eddie wound up in the orphanage?

The 1930 census record is also from Denver and lists the family as:3

Loula Innis, born abt 1879 in Tennessee,
Thomas R. Innis, born abt 1910 in Texas

Loula has gone back to the name Innis and is listed as the head of household and a widow. Was she widowed or divorced from Eddie’s father? Many women in the early 1900s listed themselves as widows rather than divorced due to the poor social standing a divorcee would have had.

I made a change to the tree listing for Loula and created a second husband as Unknown Gattis and put Eddie in that family. When I changed his name there was an immediate hit for records. With the California Death Index4 and Social Security Death Index5 information, I can clearly establish his full name is Edward Franklin Gattis, born 10 March 1913 in Colorado, died 1 August 1988 in Anaheim, Orange, California. You have to love the California Death Index because they give you the mother’s maiden name. In this case it states “Roberts” so I know I have the correct man.

A search for an obituary on did not help much. The notice simply stated,6

blockquoteEdward F. Gattis, 74 of Anaheim, a retired chief petty officer for the US Navy, died Monday. Private services …

There is a memorial posted for Eddie with a nice picture of both Eddie and his stone.

My resistance to temptation is minimal (none if there is chocolate involved) so I did a quick search on Ancestry for a Gattis who died in 1915 in Denver. The date was random based on Loula declaring herself a widow on the 1920 census. The first item that popped was a World War I Draft Registration for Oscar Lee Gattis born 1878 (same age as Loula) with a Denver residence.7 I opened the image and went right to the nearest relative line and found the name Loula Gattis. I believe that we might now know the name of Eddie’s father, but more research will be needed to be positive

Research Questions
  • Where is Pauline in 1920 – she would only be about 12, but she isn’t with the family – did she die, is she with relatives, or was she given up like Eddie?
  • Where are Blanche, Edith, and Pauline 1930?
  • Where is Eddie in 1930? A quick search of Ancestry did not reveal an answer. I will have to dig more and search with a wild card and some alternative spellings.
  • What happened to Eddie’s father? Is he really dead or did he and Loula divorce? I’ll ask it here and try to answer it with this generation because I don’t plan on following the Gattis line beyond clarifying his father.

1.1910 U.S. census, Fannin, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 1, enumeration district (ED) 33, p. 19B, dwelling 255, family 259, Thomas R. Innis; digital images, Ancestry ( : accessed 10 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1547.
2.1920 U.S. census, Denver County, Colorado, population schedule, Denver, enumeration district (ED) 310, p. 2A, dwelling 34, family 40, Thomas R. Innis; digital images, Ancestry ( : accessed 10 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll 161.
3. 1930 U.S. census, Denver County, Colorado, population schedule, Denver, enumeration district (ED) 241, p. 6A, dwelling 96, family 104, Thomas R. Innis; digital images, Ancestry ( : accessed 10 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 237.
4. “California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, Ancestry ( : accessed 10 Jan 2010), Edward Franklin Gattis.
5. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry ( : accessed 10 Jan 2010), Edward F. Gattis, SSN: 229-44-2022.
6. “Edward F. Gattis,” The Orange County Register, 4 Aug 1988, p. b09; digital images, GenealogyBank ( : accessed 10 Jan 2010), America’s Obituaries.
7. “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database and images, Ancestry (htp:// : accessed 10 Jan 2010), Oscar Lee Gattis.


Whittle Family Tree

Whittle Burials compiled by Ruth and I.
Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore
Section AA Lot 14
Josephine Whittle, 4 Jan 1909
Child of J. Whittle, 1865 – 7 Sep 1865
Edgevale Lot 424
Thomas H Whittle, 1930, 68 yrs.
Elizabeth Whittle, 1944, 79 yrs,
Fernwood 316
George W. Whittle, 1932 (Son of John Nelson Whittle Jr.),
Norma E. Whittle 1971 (Daughter of George W. Whittle),
Rosehill 244
Vera Whittle, 1973, cremated,

Govans Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Baltimore
Lot 88
Samuel N. Whittle, c. 1843-1892, 2nd Lt USA Civil War
Georgeanna Hible Whittle, c. 1846 – c.1875, wife of Samuel
Clara May Whittle, 1866 – 1946, daughter of Samuel
Maggie S. Whittle, 1869 – 1897, daughter of Samuel
Eliza (Unknown) Whittle, c.1815-1896, mother of Samuel
Elizabeth (Eyles) Whittle, 1785 – 1877, (step) grandmother of Samuel
Susannah Whittle Barber, , sister of Samuel
Lot 69
Susanna Whittle Barber 1822 – 1916, daughter of Eliza (Unknown) Whittle
Benjamin Barber – husband of Susannah

Green Mount Cemetery
Lot 61 Area V
Mrs. White, 30 Jan 1877, buried next to Charles Whittle – believed to be his wife
Charles Whitele, 13 Jun 1893
Charles Nicholas Whittle, 24 Oct 1916, brother to Samuel N. Whittle
Margaret Savilia (Boone) Whittle, 5 Jul 1923, wife of Charles Nicholas
Kathryn A. Frech, 29 Jan 1946, wife of Charles son Harry
Leo N. Whittle, 20 Oct 1972
Mrs. John Boone 19 Jan 1843
Matthew T. Boone, 8 Sep 1860
Catherine V. Boone, 16 Aug 1862
J.H.D. Boone, 25 Jul 1874
Lot 22 Area W
Nancy Whittle, 14 Jan 1851 (this is an interment date – Nancy was removed from Whatcoat Burial Grounds, From Balto. City Death & Burials 1834-1840 Nancy Whittle d. Aug 7, 1838)
Honora [McKenzie] Whittle, 22 Jun 1870, wife of Richard Whittle
Caroline Whittle, 8 Sep 1909
Charles Whittle, 13 Oct 1883
My best guess is that Nancy, Caroline & Charles are the children of Honora and Richard Whittle.

Pipe Creek Methodist Church & Cemetery (Brick Church), New Windsor, Carroll County
Row 6
Susanna [Whittle] Hooper, 19 Oct 1862, daughter of John & Charity Whittle
Mary Hooper, 14 Mar 1836, wife of William Hooper
Catherine E. Hooper, 30 Nov 1833, aged 2 yrs 4 mo, daughter of Susanna (Whittle) and Thomas Hooper
Jonathan F. Hooper, 4 May 1833, aged 2 yr 11 mo, son of Susanna (whittle) and Thomas Hooper
Row 9
Mary Ann Forrest, 5 Feb 1882, aged 75 yrs, wife of Nelson R. Forrest
Jonathan Forrest, 12 Oct 1843, aged 89
Comfort R. Forrest, 24 Aug 1827, aged 73, wife of Jonathan Forrest
John T. Ward, 8 Mar 1854, age 32 yrs
Nelson R. Whittle, 26 May 1848, 2 yrs, son of John Nelson Whittle, Jr. & Cynthia A. Ward
Charity (Forrest) Whittle, 4 Feb 1869, aged 90 yrs, wife of John Nelson Whittle, Sr.
Sarah Forres, 10 Mar 1863, aged 67, daughter of Rev. Jonathan Forrest
There are also Forrests in Row 11 and Row 12

Reisterstown United Methodist Cemetery, Reisterstown
Joshua T. Whittle Sr., buried 1909 – no tombstone
Mary Elizabeth Schoal, wife
John Orrick Whittle, 1891, 5 mos.
Nannie Viola Whittle, 1894, 11 mos.
Joshua T. Whittle, no date
Mary E. Whittle, child no date
Marian E. Whittle, 1936
Bessie M. Whittle, 1973 – Row e, Lot 14 Old Section, No Tombstone

Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore
Blance Whittle Macke , Buried 1930, Daughter of Joshua T. Whittle Sr.
George Burke Whittle, 1956, Son of Joshua T. Whittle

Section N-43 ½ – Lot Owner Richard W. Whittle
Caroline Hilner [Hibner] Whittle 1911, North Side, dau. of John Nelson Whittle Jr.
Richard W. Whittle, 1883, South Side, son of John Nelson Whittle Jr.
Ella Whittle & child, 1882, South Side, wife of Richard W. Whittle

Section F-8 SW ¼ – Lot Owner H. G. Witthl
Maggie R. Whittle, 14 Dec 1897

In a lot owned by Jas & Elizabeth Whittle
Sarah E. Whittle, 27 May 1890

New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore
Alice Clara (Kraeger) Whittle, 25 Nov 1877 – 21 Sep 1945, wife of William A.

Alice Ellen (McDonald) Whittle, 20 Dec 1847-23 Apr 1929, wife of Edward Dorsey Whittle

Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore
Caroll B. Whittle, 18 Jan 1884 – 25 Dec 1953
Elizabeth (Lloyd) Whittle, 29 Mar 1885 – 15 Dec 1991
George K. Whittle, 21 May 1901 – 19 Jan 1968
Henry Lyman Whittle 27 Oct 1870 – 12 Sep 1962
Juanita Whittle, 19 Feb 1872 – 10 Apr 1961

Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville
William Elliott Whittle, 15 Jan 1934 – 12 Oct 1981

Old Bethel Cemetery, Odentown
Albert C. Whittle, 1911-1988
Annie M. Whittle, 1851-1912
Charles A. Whittle, 1887-1961
Charles A. Whittle, 1884-1940
Charles Eltinger Whittle, 1914 – 1979
Ethel (Fairall) Whittle, 1917 – 2003
Lillian S. Whittle 1887 – 1948
N. Peter Whittle, 1887 – 1948


Scholefield Family Tree

Here is another instance which proves that when you are using online searches you should spice up the variety.

When I search on Google for “Arnold Scholefield,” I get the results that I have previously presented (the books about Abigail’s family and sources that relate to his ministry in the Methodist-Episcopal Church).

When I search for “Rev. Arnold Scholefield,” I return two results about Harriet Hall which report that she was his daughter. Now, just to be sure that she is not the child of a man who shared the name, one of the sources is a query from’s forums that states that the father, a methodist minister, had been buried in Siloam Cemetery.1

blockquoteDr. Harriet E. Hall died at Whitesboro on Jan. 19, 1867, aged 38 yrs. Her funeral was held at the Free Church in Peterboro, NY, with Gerrit Smith as the principal speaker. She is buried at Peterboro with 2 of her children. Her husband was Julius C. Hall; he is not buried with her. She was the daugher of Rev Arnold Scholefield, who is buried at Siloam, near Peterboro. He was a Methodist minister. Does anyone know why Harriet had the title “Dr.”?2

As I write this post, USGenNet’s forums have fallen victim to a hacker and they cannot be accessed directly. However, I can use Google’s caches to my benefit — and did — to get as much of the text as possible. I did this by using “phrases” near the beginning or end of the search results preview. However, I have no way to contact the author for possible collaboration on the research which has already been completed.

And I can answer the question — whenever the forums come back online. Harriet was indeed a Doctor. A Google search for “harriet e hall” turns up a page titled “History of Homœopathy and Its Institutions in America.” Mrs. Harriet E. Hall of Peterboro was a member of the first class of students who attended the New York Medical College for Women, the first woman’s homœopathic medical college in the world, and she graduated in 1865.3

The second result returned by the altered search leads to a transcription of Peterboro Village Cemetery, confirming that “Hall, Harriet F., wf Julius C. & dau Rev. Arnold Scholefield, d. 19 Jan 1867 ac 38yr.”4 This introduces a different middle initial, but Es and Fs can be easily confused. And when a check is run on Find A Grave, it is noted that this second transcriber reports her name as having the E and gives her vitals as 1828-1867.5

Based on the information from these sources, Harriet “Hattie” E. Scholefield married Julius C. Hall and they had at least the following children: Julius Hall (7 July 1851-22 Feb 1868) and Stannie Hall (Aug 1859-7 Mar 1862).

It appears that Harriet was actually the youngest daughter of Arnold and Abigail Scholefield. It does not suprise me that I placed Charlotte in the wrong spot on the chart because of her widely fluctuating reported age.

1. See post dated 21 Apr 2009.
2. “Dr. Harriet E. Hall,” Oneida County, New York, Queries Board, message forum ( : accessed 16 Jun 2009).
3. William Harvey King M.D., LL.D., History of Homœopathy and Its Institutions in America; online edition, HOMÉOPATHE INTERNATIONAL ( : downloaded 16 Jun 2009), Chapter IV: New York Medical College and Hospital for Women.
4. “Peterboro Village Cemetery,” transcription ( : accessed 16 Jun 2009), entry for Hall, Harriet F.
5. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, database ( : accessed 17 Jun 2009), entry for Harriet E. Scholefield Hall (1828-1867), Peterboro Cemetery, Peterboro, Madison, New York.


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