Memorial Quiz

March 16, 2007 | 29 comments
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Kristine’s pop quiz prompts me to ask a similar quiz I’ve had on my mind. Think of this as Memorial Day come early. Feel free to cheat if you have to:

Name your great grandparents. Name 5 of your great-great grandparents. Name 3 of your great-great-great grandparents.

OK, I’m not going to do so hot on this but here goes. Let me know if we’re related:

Earl Lester McIntyre
Maude Boone
Ezra Swenson
[Elsie] Walker
Luke Cosgrave
[Luella] Lindsay
Ella Winder
[Walter] Mackay

GG Grandparents
Samuel Houston McIntyre
Mary Alexander
John Winder
[John] Lindsay
[Elizabeth] Shanks

GGG Grandparents
William McIntyre
Mary [Melvin or Melville]
[Robert] Alexander

I put brackets on the ones where I needed the most help from my PAF file. Let’s see what you’ve got.

29 Responses to Memorial Quiz

  1. Erica Merrell on March 16, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    This one I can do.

    1. William Astle, Elizabeth Shaw, Russ Hatch, Gwendolyn Harmon, Norman Nisson, Mary Olsen, Peter Christiansen, Elnora Jensen

    2. Isabella Jane Bradshaw, Ole Jensen, Anna Sorensen, Beate Olsen, Rose Ellen King

    3. Marie Erickson, Niels Jensen, Felicia Raynor

  2. Julie M. Smith on March 16, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Maria Esantospiritu de Camastra, Pietro Zaffiro, Frances Bruno, Giovanni Macedonio, Desdemona May Irons, Welcome Cottle (that’s 6 great-grandparents from memory)

    (I only did this so there would be a few Italian names and old New England stock among what I am sure will be a list chock full of tenth-generation Mormon pioneers)

  3. Ardis Parshall on March 16, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    great-grandparents: Ira Jay Parshall, Ida Annette Stephenson, Elias Almon Peter John Lapp, Emily Ida Rankin, Jared Alvin Taylor, Elsie May Birdsall, Lewis Moulton Hall, Sarah Clementine Day.

    great-greats: George Bradford Parshall, Ann Elizabeth Saunders, Daniel Stephenson, Mary Elizabeth Jones, Almon Lapp, um,um, I forget this one, Barrett Dyer Rankin, um, another forgotten grandmother — no, her surname was Bates — what’s her first name? — Stephen Taylor, Martha Turner, Isaac Birdsall, Mary Margaret Troutman, Lewis Moulton Hall, Charlotte Pace Lee, Harvey Silas Day, Mary Lovenia Poole. Whew!

    great-great-greats: Ira Parshall, Atta Bradford, John Saunders, Nancy Gage, Caleb Stephenson, Olive Avery, James Jones, Sarah Mariah Wood, unknown, unknown, I forget, unknown, oh, shoot. I give up.

  4. Kim Siever on March 16, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Greats

    Willy Siever
    Emma Fahrenkrog
    Levi Abel
    Rose Loskot
    Benoit Cloutier
    Amanda Beauvais
    Albert Provencal
    Clara Prive

    Great Greats

    Heinrich Siever
    Gustav Fahrenkrog
    Whilhelmine Schroder
    David Abel
    Josef Loskot
    Marie Koditek

    Great Great Greats

    Louise Lallier
    Marie Cloure
    Jean-Baptiste Provencal

  5. paula on March 16, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Ahh, this is a good question for a genealogy geek:
    Greats:
    Jens Jørgen Jensen
    Ane Margrethe Petersen
    Joseph Bowhey Holt
    Sarah Jane Goodey
    Jacob Watson
    Sarah Rigby Roskelley
    William Pitcher
    Ellen Elizabeth Thornley

    Great Greats:
    Christen Jensen
    Ane Johanne Jørgensdatter
    Peter Petersen
    Ane Marie Nielsen
    Alma Goodey
    Samuel Holt
    Rhoda Bowhey
    Samuel Roskelley
    Mary Jane Rigby
    John Thornley
    Margaret Stringfellow
    John Pitcher
    Rebecca Brown oops that’s more than asked for

    Great great greats

    William F. Rigby
    Mary Clark
    Thomas Roskelley
    Ann Kitt
    Joseph Holt
    Mary Butler

  6. mistaben on March 16, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Julie (#2), this one’s for you!

    Greats

    Harold Wilcken Pratt
    Anna Hendricksen
    Silas Smith Decker
    Catherine Eva Owens
    Frederick Granger Williams II
    Nancy Abigail Clement
    Richard Davies
    Marion Rushworth [cheated on this one]

    Great-greats

    Helaman Pratt
    Bertha Christine Wilcken
    Lars Hendricksen
    Gerda
    Zechariah Bruyn Decker, Jr.
    Emmeline Smith

    Great-great-greats

    Parley P. Pratt
    Charles Henry [born Carl Heinrich] Wilcken
    Z. B. Decker, Sr.
    Jesse N. Smith
    Frederick G. Williams

  7. jose on March 16, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Greats:
    Hilman London
    Oops, can’t remember Grandma London
    Elmer Davidson
    Loisa Mae Peterson
    Griff J. Howells
    Virginia Stringham
    Orpha Jones
    Edwin T. Vest

    GGreat:
    E.D.E. Vest
    Richard R. Howells
    Neils Peterson
    E.D. Jones
    Laura M. Jackson

    GGGreat:
    Benjamin Jones
    John Vest Jr.
    Alfred London

    I didn’t realize how hard it is to remember the women since they don’t pass their names down (at least in my tree).

  8. Chad Too on March 16, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Greats:
    Bernard Barnson
    Etta Jessen
    Edwin Sprague
    Jessie Luke
    Acel Curtis
    Grace Murphy
    ???? Tuft
    Lora Lisonbee

    Great Greats:
    Elmer Sprague
    William Haydock Luke
    Annie Ottosen
    Coker Lisonbee

    GGG:
    William Luke

    And I’m done unless I’m allowed to go peek at Familysearch.org!

  9. Ardis Parshall on March 16, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Chad Too — How about contacting me at AEParshall at aol dot com — I’ve done a huge amount of work on the history and people of Piute County (I do the USGenWeb site for the county) and I’ve got some odds and ends about a lot of your family that you might like, if you care about trivia beyond names and dates.

  10. Margaret Young on March 16, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    What a fun challenge, Frank! I can do only my mother’s side, because there was a rift in my father’s family and we have lost track of them. Isn’t that sad?
    Great Grandparents:
    Lafayette and Alsina Brimhall Holbrook (I remember them both. Lafeyette lived for a time with his own grandfather, Chandler Holbrook, who was a pioneer. SO I remember a man who lived with a pioneer. Amazing!)
    Great Great Grandparents
    Lafayette Holbrook and his wife whazzername, and George Washington Brimhall and his wife “The Wife” (Fascinating that I can’t recall the women’s names! What does that suggest?)
    Great Great Great Grandparents
    Chandler and Eunice Holbrook, George Washington Brimhall and “the Mrs.”

    My, my–I’m actually surprised at how patriarchal this is! I can’t remember the women’s maiden names and often I can’t remember their first names! Very instructive! Thanks for the challenge!

  11. Frank McIntyre on March 17, 2007 at 12:08 am

    Thanks for all those who’ve so far taken up the challenge (plus you lurking types who took it up at home). For some reason I really like the fact that so many of us know so many of our own ancestors.

    Margaret, perhaps an optimistic take is that for those with lots of Mormon ancestry, the female lines are where much of our current genealogical effort will be focused, the male (and easier) lines being so much more completed? I know that the only decent family history work I’ve done has been to creep up the line of my great great grandmother, and I think this is true

  12. Chad too on March 17, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Ardis — How fantastic that you looked at my list and were immediately able to pinpoint Piute County, UT! I’ll drop you an off-list note.

    Interestingly enough, I’ve found that on most of these lines if I go back to the GGG level most of these folks come from various areas of the Carolinas all of which are now within a two hour drive of where I live. They, of course, ended up in Utah as part of the gathering.

  13. Marjorie Conder on March 17, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Here is a go from someone who says “I never touch the stuff” (genealogy)
    GGparents
    Zemira Draper
    Amy Terry
    Maria Wahlstrom
    Niels Poulson
    Anders Bernhard Anderson
    Maria Christina Erikson Hector Tropp
    Hanna Hanson
    Karl Olson

    GGGparents
    William Draper Sr.
    Lydia Lathrop
    Parshall Terry III
    Hannah Terry (she and Parshall were 1st cousins)
    Pernilla Swenson
    Anders Peter Loo Anderson
    Britta Maja (don’t remember her last name)
    Anna (don’t remember her last name–but I did memorize my materal line by first names as far back as they go)

    GGGGparents
    Thomas (I think) Draper
    Lydia Rogers
    Parshall Terry II
    Joshua Terry (Parshall II’s brother)
    Elizabeth Terry (more cousins marrying–could explain a lot)

  14. Susan M on March 17, 2007 at 11:02 am

    (I cheated)

    Great-grandparents:

    Francis Marion Mellott
    Cora Lee Huff

    Fred Rubin Schofield
    Ivadell Savage

    Linzey Hutchinson
    Grace K Mellinger

    Hiram Hall Givan
    Lina Vaughn

    Great-great grandparents:

    Benjamin Mellott
    Mary Breech
    Townsend Berkely Huff
    Nancy Talbert

    Benjamin Franklin Schofield
    Hannah Louise Guiles
    George Savage
    Aurelia Josephine Trickey

    John C. Hutchinson
    Alice E. Robinson
    Melchior Mellinger
    Sophia E. Forney

    Bluford Hall Givan
    Synthia Jane Dodd
    Granville H Vaughn
    Mary E McGaugh

    Great-great-grandparents:

    Jacob Mellott
    Abigail Truax
    Thomas Breech
    Mary Barger
    Joseph Huff (Hough)
    Deborah ?
    William F Talbert
    Emily ?

    Benjamin David Schofield
    Sarah W Thayer
    Joab Guiles
    Mary Barthulf
    George Savage
    Prudence Maude Martin
    Joseph Miller Tricky
    Sarah Plumb

    James Hutchinson
    Elizabeth B Donaldson
    ?
    ?
    Simeon Melchoir Mellinger
    Catherine Matilda Wetzel
    Benjamin Forney
    Mary Polly King
    George L Givan
    Nancy Jourdan
    Hiram N Dodd
    Ginsey Adamson
    James David Vaughn
    Nancy Hatchette
    James McGaugh
    Marinda Davis

  15. Liesl on March 17, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Greats:
    Don B. Colton
    Grace Stringham
    Winslow Farr Smith
    Emily Whitney
    Joseph Crawford Clark
    Claire Evelyn Clark
    John George Hafen
    Leonora Knight

    GGreat:
    Bryant Stringham
    John Henry Smith
    Sarah Farr
    Orson F Whitney
    Newell Knight

    GGGreat:
    Joseph Knight
    Newell K Whitney
    John Smtih

  16. paula on March 17, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Oooh we have a match, my husband’s a descendant of Briant Stringham, through his daughter Martha. I’m guessing that she’s from a different wife than Grace was. I don’t have much of my husband’s genealogy in my database yet, so don’t have the other wives.

  17. Minerva on March 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Great grandparents
    Joshua James Summerhays
    Mary Bennion
    Hazel Ure Griggs
    Alexander Zachariah Sherrig
    Ramah Keddington
    Minnie May Hulbert
    George Druce Guiver
    Anna Mina Jacobsen

    Great-great grandparents
    Joseph William Summerhays
    Mary Melissa Parker
    Emma Jane Terry
    Thomas Cott Griggs
    Sarah Ann Kirkman

    Great-great grandparents
    Caleb Summerhays
    John Kirkman
    Otis Lysander Terry (cheated on this one…but it’s a great name!)

  18. Johnna Cornett on March 17, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    GG
    [Albin Bertel] Benson
    Ellen Marie [Lundin]
    [Albert Edwin] Straight
    [Lela Marie] Dunn
    Roy DePue Brackett
    Lillian [Blanche Burlingame]
    [William Monroe Lloyd Jr]
    Jesse Myrtle Hall

    G-G G (had to look them up, but I recognize the names when I see them)
    Swan Helge Benson
    Aurick Smith Brackett
    Augusta C. Swenson
    Agnes Minerva Shukers
    Christiana Jacobson

    G-G-G G
    Job Pitcher Hall
    Samuel Brackett
    Anne Kristine Mortensen

  19. John Taber on March 17, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Great:
    Loren Bennett Taber
    Louisa Relief Everett
    Paul Fleming
    Norma Eugenia Wisecarver
    Orson Earl Buhler
    Florence Emma McAllister
    Parley Heber Liddle Sr.
    Elizabeth Winder

    Great-great:
    Enos Floyd Taber
    Margaret Naida Moore
    Oliver Everett
    Catherine Hannah Arthur
    John Fleming
    Eunice Fenton
    Jacob Newton Wisecarver
    Lucy Olive Shelton
    Gottfried Buhler
    Louisa Barben
    Richard Wesley Walling McAllister
    Florence Bertha Simmons
    Edward James Liddle (AKA Harry Doutrick)
    Maria Ann Sears
    William Charles Parker Winder
    Rosalie Romney Taylor

    Great-great-great: (I know them, but had to check the PAF file to keep them straight)
    Loren Pierce Taber
    Harriet Helena Hunt
    Jacob Gomber Moore
    Eliza Jane Douglass
    Alexander Hill Everett
    Elizabeth Taber Wyman (Taber was her mother’s maiden name – I had a set of great-grandparents that were sixth cousins twice removed)
    William Arthur
    Louisa de Castro Gunderson
    Gavin Fleming
    Margaret Gray Lapraik
    Robert Fenton
    Sarah Melinda Sanford
    Jacob Wisecarver
    Jane McCormick
    John William Shelton
    Mary Burford
    Ulrich Buhler
    Anna Burgdorfer
    Jakob Barben
    Susanna Burgener
    Richard Wesley McAllister
    Emma Smith Walling
    Joseph Simmons
    Maria Ann Brown
    James Liddle
    Susannah Bennett
    John Sears
    Sarah Wagstaff
    John Rex Winder (my namesake ancestor)
    Elizabeth Parker
    Thomas Taylor
    Elizabeth Romney

    Great-great-great-great that I actually remember:
    Daniel Newcomb Hunt
    Miranda B. Allen
    John Douglass
    Eliza Jane Burnett
    Oliver Everett
    Andrew Gunderson
    Elizabeth de Castro
    Zebedee Shelton
    William James Frazer McAllister
    Warren Walling
    Esther Bovis
    Richard Winder
    John Parker Jr.
    Samuel Taylor
    Miles Romney
    Elizabeth Gaskell

    The last two were the parents of Miles Park Romney, and thus the great-great-grandparents of Henry B. Eyring and W. Mitt Romney, among others

  20. Frank McIntyre on March 17, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    John,

    We’re related through John Rex Winder and Elizabeth Parker (my great-great grandaparents and your GGG). Long time no see.

  21. Ardis Parshall on March 17, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    If those of you who are descended from John Rex Winder are interested and want to contact me off-blog (AEParshall at aol dot com), I have a few pages of excerpts from the Anthon Lund diaries about JRW’s last illness and death, that might be of interest to family members. These bits are not in the recently published Lund diaries.

  22. Anna on March 17, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    I am related to at least two of you.

    Marjorie Conder: William Draper & Lydia Lathrop are among my 5th great grandparents. To be precise, they were my father’s mother’s father’s mother’s father’s mother’s parents.

    Liesl: Newel Knight is among my 4th great grandparents. He was my father’s mother’s father’s mother’s mother’s father. (By the way, it looks like in recreating your family tree from memory you skipped a generation–according to familysearch.org Lenora Knight was a granddaughter of Newel Knight, not a daughter.)

  23. m&m on March 18, 2007 at 3:27 am

    Liesl,
    I’m also descended from Newel K. Whitney. Hi, cuz! (or whatever that makes us) ;)

  24. annegb on March 18, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I thought I read somewhere that Frank McIntyre was Julie Smith. I’m confused.

  25. Carol F. on March 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    This is mine from memory. The unknowns are not really unknown in real life.

    Greats:
    Ida Romney
    Leo Alldredge
    Gordon Curtis Kimball
    Clara Curtis
    John Peter Johnson
    Hettie Roper
    George Jackson
    Rhoda Beatrice Ruffell

    Great Greats:
    Miles Park Romney
    Catherine Cottam
    Isaac Alldredge
    Susannah Evans
    Andrew Kimball
    Olive Woolley
    Joseph Nahum Curtis
    Sarah Gardner
    Margaret Monday
    ____ Roper
    ____ Lyman

    Great Great Greats:
    Miles Romney
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    Thomas Cottam
    Catherine Livesay
    Isaac Alldredge
    Mary Brown
    David Evans
    Barbara Ewell
    Heber Chase Kimball
    Ann Alice Gheen
    Edwin Woolley
    Lyman Curtis
    Charlotte Alvord
    Elias Gardner
    Amasa Mason Lyman
    Caroline Partridge

    Great Great Great Great:
    Edward Partridge

    And “Hello” to cousin John Taber!

  26. Mark B. on March 20, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Came late to the party. And I don’t see any connections yet.

    Here goes:

    Greats

    Henry Butler
    Harriet Belinda Russell
    Wm. Andrew Maxwell
    Hannah Matilda Brown
    Alfred Hughes
    Caroline Nielsen
    William Sumsion
    ??

    Great Greats

    John Butler
    Elizabeth Archer
    Amasa Russell
    Mrs. Russell
    Wm. Bailey Maxwell
    Mariette Magdalene Hamblin
    Benjamin Brown
    ??
    Morgan (?) Hughes
    Hannah David (?)
    Niels Nielsen
    ??
    And 4 others

    Great-great-great grandparents

    John Butler
    Richard Maxwell
    Lorenzo Brown
    Frances Crosby
    Jacob Hamblin
    and a lot of others

  27. Eufemia Pignatelli on March 27, 2007 at 4:32 am

    I would like to Know my genealogy

  28. Dan B on April 23, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Hi just came on to this site, sounds like a fun challenge.
    GP
    Carl Burnard Bruse
    Charlette Ethel Thompson
    Lawerence Joseph Rideout
    Lidy Henretta Sorensen

    GGP
    Carl Robert Bruse
    Ella Anderson
    John Benjamin Thompson
    Charlette White
    David Oliver Rideout Jr.
    Mary Emma Ried
    Christen Anton Sorensen
    Maren Christina Jensen

    GGGP
    Gust Bruse
    ?
    Peter Anderson
    Benga ?
    John Ezra Thompson
    Ann Johnson
    ?
    ?
    David Oliver Rideout Sr.
    Mary Terry

    that is from memory, I though I would remember more than that. Thanks that was an informative quiz.

  29. Tifanie Pulley on August 7, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Okay I\’ll try this out!

    great-
    Buelah Heath
    Donald Cash
    June Lund
    Fred Stevenson
    Fannie Park
    Herman Moser
    Gladys Meadows
    George Weber

    gg-
    Emma Welti
    Otto Daniel Heath
    John Edward Cash
    Mary Fahey
    Arnold Oscar Lund
    Matilda Bernadina Anderson
    Wilford Smith Stevenson
    Eva Caroline Hales
    Alexander Hill Park
    Mary Agnus Barker
    Elizabeth Chadd
    George Moser
    Arthur Riley Meadows
    Anna Louise Elliot
    Peter Edward Weber
    Julia Viola Hanes

    ggg-
    Albert Welti
    Frederick George Heath
    Henrietta Haigh
    John Cash
    Mary Leslie Avery
    Patrick Fahey
    Elizabeth
    James Stevenson
    John Duncan Park
    Elizabeth Hood Hill
    Charles Barker
    Fannie Kitchen
    Michael Chadd
    Ann Marie Newby
    William Harrison Meadows
    Emily Jane Short
    William Elliott
    Minerva Hope
    Nicholas Weber
    Eva Muenster
    John Hane
    Eliza Jane Chambers