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07-01-2011, 10:17 PM
I am looking for this lady in the US census
Mrs. L Summers
B Route 2
This is a long shot but I am hoping you might be able to help me
07-01-2011, 11:22 PM
When I look at Anc* "Bogue Chitto" comes up as Lincoln, Mississipi.
There is an "Ila L Summers, Beat 2, Lincoln" born around 1914
She is shown as sister to the head of household, Elmer Summers
Could this be the person you're looking for?
Alternatively if you let me have approx date of birth I can try again for you
08-01-2011, 2:21 AM
Thanks Julie, that certainly could be her, unfortunately I know nothing about her except the address which was in an old address book. I am actually looking for Otis Summers...... who I know nothing about except he was in the USAF in WW2. I was hoping that she would be his mother and they would be at the same residence in 1930 :-)
08-01-2011, 3:33 AM
The only Otis Summers coming up for Lincoln, Mississippi is living in "Beat 1, Lincoln", with mother Elizabeth who is shown as married, though no sign of her husband. Also present are daughter Neline (?) and mother of Elizabeth, Nancy McDowell.
Otis was born abt 1916, aged 14 at time of census, born in Mississippi, so I guess this would have made him the right age to have been in WW2.
08-01-2011, 5:10 AM
Yes I think so....... L Summers could be Liz Summers and it is in the right area. Thank you so much for your help.
08-01-2011, 5:18 AM
You're welcome, happy hunting
08-01-2011, 6:18 AM
Sorry to impose but would you would be able to search for the family in the 1920 census & even 1910 for me please
Thank you, I really appreciate it
08-01-2011, 6:36 AM
Fiona67 - just in case you don't know you can do lots of USA census research at https://www.familysearch.org/
There are 61 Otis Summers listed for 1930, 441 for 1920, 344 for 1910 etc.
There are also state census records, and others too. This should help you focus your research
08-01-2011, 6:42 AM
So, for example, the first record for Otis Summers in Lincoln Mississippi shows the 1920 Census, and it looks like your family i.e.
Father: S Benn Summers
Mother: Elizabeth Summers
Children: Cecil, Willard, Winnie, Ice (?), Meline and Otis himself
(all above with ages, and you can click on each individual for more information)
08-01-2011, 6:58 AM
Thanks Bertie, I found that after I posted the request.... they have certainly made some big additions to the Familysearch now haven't they :-)
08-01-2011, 7:07 AM
Good. Yes, it's amazing what new records are going in on a regular basis. Would like to see a few more Antipodean ones though!!
08-01-2011, 7:18 PM
No worries Fiona, if you'd still like me to do a search I can do that for you later today, off out for day shortly
08-01-2011, 9:49 PM
well if you don't mind
09-01-2011, 12:48 AM
Ok in 1920 they are living at New Court House Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi
S Benn Summers, head, male, born abt 1883, Mississippi
Elizabeth, born abt 1882
Cecil, abt 1905
Willard, abt 1907
Winnie, abt 1909
Then a name that's not clear, possibly Eunice, born abt 1911
Neline or Meline, abt1914
Otis, abt 1917
There are also more Summers living in the 2 next door houses, Melton and Mary with their 6 children, and William and Ida with their 5 children
In 1910 "S Benn" has been transcribed as "J Benn" and they are living with his in-laws, James and Nancy McDowell along with children Cecil, Willard and Winnie. They are at "Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi". Once again there is another family of Summers living next door, Lafayette and Sarah with their 4 children and a nephew. Lafayette and Sarah are both 59 years old, so possibly "Benn"'s parents?
Hope this helps
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