The Fitzgerald Family

Scholefield Family Tree

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, ( : 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, (http://www. : accessed 2 Nov 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 97.

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