When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Celebrating Women's History-Timeline: From Civil War to WWII


An interesting Blog Prompt for Day 23 from Lisa Alzo  at The Accidental Genealogist


Create a timeline for a female ancestor using your favorite software program or an online timeline generator. Post an image of it. 
       
 For this time line I chose my Paternal Great Great Grandmother Martha "Mattie" Victoria Bradford Baker. Born just after the start of the Civil War, she lived until after the end of WWII.
 This Time Line was produced using my Legacy Family Tree Software. 




Martha Victoria Bradford Baker
1862-1947
© Cheri Hudson Passey
                                                                        


Name:    Martha Victoria BRADFORD

Parents:                                                                     Samuel J BRADFORD II (born in 1815 in Alabama, United States - died on 5 Aug 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina) and Mary Alice DARGAN (born on 13 Apr 1825  - died on 20 Feb 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina)

 Life Range:                11 Jun 1862 - 19 Apr 1947
Age:

-1                      1861 Apr 15                                        ~Civil War: Union vs Confederacy. 
                         1862 Jun 11                                        Birth:  Sumter County, Privateer Township
.2                      1865 Apr 15                                        ~Andrew Johnson: Andrew Johnson, vice president under Abraham Lincoln, sworn in as president upon Lincoln's death. 
6                       1869 Mar 4                                          ~Ulysses Grant
8                       1870 Aug 5                                         Residence: South Carolina, Sumter County.  Census. 
12                     1875 Feb 20                                       Death of Mother: South Carolina, Sumter CountyMary Alice DARGAN (born on 13 Apr 1825  - died on 20 Feb 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
13                     1875 Aug 5                                         Death of Father: South Carolina, Sumter CountySamuel J BRADFORD II (born in 1815 in Alabama, United States - died on 5 Aug 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
14                     1877 Mar 5                                          ~Rutherford Hayes        
16                     1879 Jan 10                                        Marriage: South Carolina, Sumter CountyArthur Wellington BAKER (born on 28 Apr 1857 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 28 Oct 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina).  in Sumter County, South Carolina. 
17                     1880 Feb 11                                       Son born (#1):   United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictGeorge Alburtus BAKER (born on 11 Feb 1880 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 28 Sep 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
18                     1880 Jun 17                                        Residence: SC, Sumter, Sumter Township.  Census. 
.18                   1881 Mar 4                                          ~James Garfield: James Garfield wounded by assassin's bullet on 3 Jul 1881 and dies 19 Sep 1881. 
19                     1881 Sep 19                                       ~Chester A. Arthur: Chester A. Arthur, vice president under James Garfield, sworn in as president upon the death of Garfield. 
20                     1882 Dec 13                                       Daughter born (#2):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictMary Dargan BAKER (born on 13 Dec 1882 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 29 Oct 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
22                     1885 Mar 3                                          Daughter born (#3):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictCarrie Eva BAKER (born on 3 Mar 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 30 Nov 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
22                     1885 Mar 4                                          ~Grover Cleveland
23                     1885 Oct 29                                        Death of Child (#2):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictMary Dargan BAKER (born on 13 Dec 1882 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 29 Oct 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
23                     1885 Nov 30                                       Death of Child (#3):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictCarrie Eva BAKER (born on 3 Mar 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 30 Nov 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
24                     1887 May 9                                         Daughter born (#4):        United States, South Carolina, Sumter District. Armida Edna BAKER (born on 9 May 1887 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 9 Jan 1926 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
                        
26                     1889 Mar 4                                          ~Benjamin Harrison      
27                     1889 Jul 16                                         Daughter born (#5):South Carolina. Ella Fair BAKER (born on 16 Jul 1889 in South Carolina - died on 24 Feb 1971, buried in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, United States). 
29                     1891 Dec 2                                         Son born (#6):   United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictRobert Bradford BAKER (born on 2 Dec 1891 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 14 May 1892 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
29                     1892 May 14                                      Death of Child (#6):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictRobert Bradford BAKER (born on 2 Dec 1891 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 14 May 1892 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
30                     1893 Mar 4                                          ~Grover Cleveland        
30                     1893 Apr 3                                          Son born (#7):   United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictJames Alpheus BAKER (born on 3 Apr 1893 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 5 Oct 1974 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina). 
33                     1895 Sep 19                                       Daughter born (#8):South Carolina, Sumter CountyAnnie Dargan BAKER (born on 19 Sep 1895 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 11 Oct 1929 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
34                     1897 Mar 4                                          ~William McKinley: William McKinley dies in Buffalo, NY. 
35                     1898 Apr 21                                        ~Spanish-American War: United States vs Spain. 
36                     1898 Aug 5                                         Daughter born (#9):        United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictKate Louise BAKER (born on 5 Aug 1898 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 24 Jul 1987, buried in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, United States). 
38                     1900 Jun 16                                        Residence: SC, Sumter, Lynchburg.  Census. 
39                     1901 Aug 28                                       Daughter born (#10):      South Carolina, Sumter DistrictEmma Ruth BAKER (born on 28 Aug 1901 in Sumter District, South Carolina - died on 24 Oct 1993 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina). 
39                     1901 Sep 14                                       ~Theodore Roosevelt:    Theodore Roosevelt, vice president under William McKinley, sworn in as president upon death of McKinley. 
46                     1909 Mar 4                                          ~William Taft:
47                     1910 May 19                                      Residence: United States, South Carolina, Lee, Bishopville Township. 1910 Census. 
50                     1913 Mar 4                                          ~Woodrow Wilson         
51                     1914 Jun 1                                              WWI: Triple Alliance: Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary vs. Triple Entente: Brittain, France and Russia. The United States joined on the side of the Triple Entente in 1917.
57                     1920 Feb 7                                         Residence: SC, Sumter, Sumter Township.  Census. 
58                     1921 Mar 4                                          ~Warren Harding: Warren Harding dies of an embolism in San Francisco. He had taken ill on 31 Jul 1921. 
61                     1923 Aug 3                                         ~Calvin Coolidge: Calvin Coolidge, vice president under Warren Harding, sworn in as president the day after Harding dies. 
63                     1926 Jan 9                                          Death of Child (#4): South Carolina, Sumter CountyArmida Edna BAKER (born on 9 May 1887 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 9 Jan 1926 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
 66                     1929 Mar 4                                          ~Herbert Hoover:           
67                     1929 Oct 11                                        Death of Child (#8): South Carolina, Sumter CountyAnnie Dargan BAKER born on 19 Sep 1895 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 11 Oct 1929 , Sumter County, South Carolina. 
67                     1930 Apr 3                                          Residence: SC, Sumter, Sumter Township.  Census. 
70                     1933 Mar 4                                          ~Franklin Roosevelt:     
77                     1939 Sep 1                                         ~World War II:Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan vs. Major Allied Powers: United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia. 
78                     1940 Sep 28                                       Death of Child (#1):South Carolina, Sumter CountyGeorge Alburtus BAKER (born on 11 Feb 1880 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 28 Sep 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
                         10 June1940                                      Residence: South Carolina, Sumter County, Concord.  Census. 
78                     1940 Oct 28                                        Death of Spouse:              South Carolina, Sumter CountyArthur Wellington BAKER (born on 28 Apr 1857 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 28 Oct 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
82                     1945 Apr 12                                        ~Harry Truman              
84                     1947 Apr 19                                        Death: South Carolina, Sumter County. Cause of death: Pneumonia Caused by Flu
84                     1947 Apr 19                                        Funeral: South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter.  Shelley-Brunson Funeral Home. 
84                     1947 Apr 20                                        Burial: South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter.  


    What a change in lifestyles from the time Mattie was born until her death n 1947. 



©Cheri Hudson Passey


2 comments:

  1. This is the first time I've seen a timeline in action! Hm, from Legacy Family Tree Software. Born in the middle of the Civil War, died at the end of WWII. I wonder how much the changes of Presidents affected her life.

    What stands out to me is this: She survived the deaths of six of her ten children. That must be some sort of record of endurance. I would never have seen this except for the timeline. I also notice that her father and mother died within months of each other when she was barely a teenager. And that her husband died 7 years before she did.

    So much death permeated this woman's life. So I had to look at her face again. What do I see -- some hope, puzzlement, gentleness? I begin to think that 4 of her children lived . . .

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    1. Thank you so much for your insightful comment Mariann! She did suffer a lot of death in her lifetime. From what I have been told, she was a sweet,loving woman.
      I really like using the Legacy Timeline feature. It has several timelines that you can click on to add to an ancestors life span, like the Wars and Presidents. I only chose a few to add because it would have been really long to put on the blog. It helps me to think about what may have been going on in their lives and gives me a clue about where to look for records. I also try to add local and state events as well.
      A time line really helps to see things in a different way.

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