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James looks to be a bit of a lost soul.

He is living in Globe, Gila, AZ, in 1900 with his wife and one child:1
Moore, J Arthur, Aug 66, Married 8 yrs, California, Drygoods Clerk
——, Mary A, wife, June 74, 2 children, 1 living, Colorado, England, Missouri
——, Maud T, daughter, Feb 94, Arizona, California, Colorado

The length of the marriage indicates that it is likely that the wife’s name is actually Mollie A.2 (the enumerator likely wrote Molly sloppily, and then when he made his official copy, he misread it as Mary). Also notice that there appears to be one child who was born and died before 1900.

By 1910, I can find no identifiable sign of James. Maud is living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, with her married aunt and her grandmother Shanley.3 In 1920, Maud is in a Los Angeles apartment living with a cousin and a lodger.4 I cannot locate Maud in 1930, so she either married or died by then. (The scope of this project will not include information about where Maud lived — or even if she married or died. But when I am having difficulty locating the person I was originally searching for, I begin to try family members.)

James finally reappears, popping up in 1930 in San Diego, San Diego, California:5
Moore, James A, married 1st at age 25, California, England, South Carolina, Special police officer, Merchants fire despotation?, line 13 on unemployment sched
——, Fredrecia P, age 50, married 1st at age 44, all born in Sweden, immigrated in 1887, Naturalized, Fitter, Department store

So, James’s first marriage age matches when he married Mollie, and the fact that his mother was born in South Carolina cinches it for me that this is our guy. Additionally, here we find out about that he was married, as his death certificate reported,6 to a Frederica. We can assume that the age at which Frederica first married is the age at which she married James just six years earlier in 1924.

So, where was James between 1900 and 1930? We can make the following assumptions: His wife Mollie died and he wandered about alone until remarrying. The only evidence of this is that Maud was living with relatives. Currently, this tells me that he felt he could not care for his daughter alone. If in fact the couple lost one child between 1892 when married and the 1900 Census, and then Mollie died before 1910, one can see how he might have been stressed and felt that his daughter would be better living with her grandmother and aunt.

Research plan:

  1. Search creatively for any sign of James in 1910 or 1920.
  2. Check death records and cemeteries in Globe for Mollie’s death between 1900 and 1910. Alternately, investigate CA death records.
  3. Check for a marriage record for James and Frederica.

1. 1900 U.S. census, Gila County, Arizona, population schedule, Globe, enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 1B, p. 228 (reverse, stamped), dwelling 19, family 19, J. Arthur Moore household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 45.
2. For James and Mollie’s marriage date, see post dated 9 Oct 2008.
3. 1910 U.S. census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Los Angeles, enumeration district (ED) 79, sheet 13A, p. 84 (stamped), dwelling 356, family 356, Maud Moore living as niece in Samuel M Fritz household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 84.
4. 1920 U.S. census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Los Angeles, enumeration district (ED) 224, sheet 10A, p. 125 (stamped), dwelling 31, family 357, Maude T. Moore household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll 108.
5. 1930 U.S. census, San Diego County, California, population schedule, San Diego, enumeration district (ED) 163, sheet 3A, p. 115 (stamped), dwelling 65, family 77, James A. Moore household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 193/
6. See post dated 20 Oct 2008.

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Censuses have filled in a few dates for the children of two of Clara’s siblings.

Sarah Jane Crampton Kenyon’s children are with the family on the 1880 Census in Rome, Onieda, New York,1 and on the 1900 Census in Globe, Gila, Arizona.2
Maud B was born Apr 1876
Arthur M was born Aug 1878 3
Myrtle M was born May 1889
Claude H was born April 1893
Sarah Jane is reported as having 4 children, all living, so no additional children need to be located for this family.

What has already been located about John Franklin Crampton’s children’s information is supplemented by the 1900 Census reporting that Rovilla J. (named for her mother) was born in Nov 1885.4 And is complicated by both the 1900 Census and the 1910 Census5 which report that Rovilla Snelling Crampton had four children and only three were living. This last child needs to be located based only on the one fact we can assume — it was born and died before 1900. A guess could be made that the child was born between Rovilla and Evelyn because of the seven year gap in their ages. For those who might be quick to point out that the censuses could be in error, I will refute by pointing out that because the numbers were the same during two years, the likelyhood of an enumerator’s error is much less. Additionally, that seven year gap speaks of a pregnancy to the knowing genealogist (childbearing women generally had babies two to three years apart).

One last sibling to check: James Arthur Moore.


1. 1880 U.S. census, Oneida County, New York, population schedule, Rome, enumeration district (ED) 115, p. 25 (handwritten), 108A (stamped), dwelling 247, family 262, H. C. Kenyon household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 903.
2. 1900 U.S. census, Gila County, Arizona, population schedule, Globe, enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 3B, p. 230 (reverse, stamped), dwelling 66, family 68, C. H. Kenyon household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 45.
3. This month agrees with what was reported in the post dated 20 Oct 2008.
4. 1900 U.S. census, Gila County, Arizona, population schedule, Globe, enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 3B, p. 230 (reverse, stamped), dwelling 68, family 70, John F. Crampton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 45.
5. 1910 U.S. census, Gila County, Arizona, population schedule, Globe, enumeration district (ED) 31, sheet 5A, p. 63 (stamped), dwelling 103, family 107, J. F. Crampton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 39.

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Using the censuses, I have been able to fill in information about Clara Moore Scholefield’s half-sister Mary Ellen Crampton’s family.

In 1880, the family is living in Yuma, Yuma, AZ.1
Fizgerald, HS, W, M, 36, Hus, Mar, Merchant, England, Eng, Eng
——, Mary E, W, F, 25, Wife, Mar, California, Cal, SC
——, Henry A, W, M, 5, Son, Singl, Arizona, Eng, Cal
——, Matilda M, M, F, 2, Dau, Singl, Arizona, Eng, Cal
——, Anna E, W, F, 8/12, Dau, Singl, Arizona, Eng, Cal
——, Jennie, W, F, 15, Niece, Singl, Oregon, Eng, Oregon

I cannot locate the family in 1900, but by 1910 Henry is no longer in the picture. Mary is living in San Francisco, CA, and is reported as divorced.2

Fitzgerald, Mary E, Head, F, W, 50, Div, 4 children, 3 living, California, Virginia, S. Carolina, English, Proprietor, Boarding house, Own Accout, Reads & Writes, Rents a home
——, Henry A, Son, M, W, 34, M1, 13yrs, Arizona, Eng-English, California, English, Electrician, Line man, Wage worker, yes out of work, 0 weeks out of work, Reads & Writes
——, Mary C, Daughter-in-law, F, W, 31, M1, 13yrs, 2 children, both living, California, Ire-Irish, Massachusetts, English, Reads & Writes
——, Anita M, Granddaughter, F, W, 11, S, California, Arizona, California, English, Reads & Writes, attended school
——, Harry A, Grandson, M, W, 9, S, California, Arizona, California, Reads, attended school
Spiro, John, Grandson, M, W, 2, S, California, California, California
Four boarders: Wilber G Walton age 25, Earl Walton age 20, Clifford C Farley age 25, and Victor H Megerle age 25.

In 1920 and 1930, Mary continues to live with her grandson, she as head of household in 1920 and him in 1930.

I don’t yet have the name of Mary and Henry’s fourth child, and I don’t know which daughter married Spiro, but that is beyond the scope of our study.

Research Plan:

  • Determine if California vital records will provide information about Mary or her children. Death records may list date of birth for her children — which is currently all I am looking for.

1. 1880 U.S. census, Yuma County, Arizona, population schedule, Yuma, enumeration district (ED) 13, p. 16 (handwritten), 495 (reverse, stamped), dwelling 170, family 138, H.S. Fitzgerald household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 37.
2. 1910 U.S. census, San Francisco County, California, population schedule, San Francisco, enumeration district (ED) 101, sheet 6A, p. 197 (stamped), dwelling 59, family 118, Mary E. Fitzgerald household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www. ancestry.com : accessed 2 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 97.

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