Scholefield Family Tree

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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