Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Beulah Summers Anderson



There are several photos of Beulah within the Autograph Album. I'm combining them into one blog post.

Beulah Eva Summers was born 29 Apr 1900 to James Thomas Summers and Ida Frances Dunlap. She was referred to as Eva in the 1900 census. She had two older siblings, Edna born 1893 and Ray who died before Beulah’s birth. 

The first set of photos look to be taken about 1900, then about 1903. 

The next photo below looks as though it was taken about 1908.

Beulah appeared in the 1900 census living with her parents in Lassen County, California.[1] On 4 July 1908, her mother died in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada.[2] Her father wasted no time in remarrying! The 1910 census finds Beulah still in her father’s household with his new wife, Hermia. [3]

Beulah married Harmon Cecil Anderson on 5 Aug 1917 (per the family story and this date is also within this little Autograph album).

Harmon C. and Beulah Anderson were living with Harmon’s older brother Raymond Anderson in 1920.[4]

By 1930, Harmon and Beulah had children Bonnie, Hilbert, Marjorie and James.[5] They had moved to Redding where Harmon was working in the mines.

In 1940 we find the same family group now living in Honey Lake, Lassen County, California.[6] Harmon was now a “Power House Fireman” at the lumber mill.

I note the online family trees I see reflect the middle name for Beulah as Ethel. I’ve never found that middle name in the records I’ve seen. I’m wondering if there might be some documentation out there somewhere showing her using that name? Perhaps a social security application? Or a delayed birth record? Or some other record.

Harmon and Beulah are buried in the Lassen Cemetery, Susanville, California.[7],[8]



[1] 1900 US census, Lassen County, California, population schedule, Township 4, Enumeration District (ED) #51, 
page 114 (stamped), sheet 8A, dwelling #109, family #108, James T. Summers household; digital image, Ancestry.com 
(www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 Aug 2015); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T623, 
roll #88; citing Family History Library (FHL) film no. 1,240,088.

[2] Ida F. Summers obituary, Nevada State Journal, (Reno,Nevada) 7 Jul 1908, page 8 column 3; database with images, newspaperarchive.com(http://access.newspaperarchive.com/ : accessed 31 Aug 2015).

[3] 1910 US census, Lassen County, California, population schedule, Township 5, Enumeration District (ED) #35, 
page 291 (stamped), sheet 5A, dwelling #92, family #92, James T. Summers household; digital image, Ancestry.com 
(www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 Aug 2015); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm 
#T624, roll #78; citing Family History Library (FHL) film no. 1,374,091.

[4] 1920 US census, Lassen County, California, population schedule, Hayden Hill, Enumeration District (ED) #33, 
page 122 (stamped), sheet 2A, dwelling #4, family #4, Raymond R. Anderson household; digital image, Ancestry.com 
(www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Sep 2015); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T625, 
roll #101.

[5] 1930 US census, Shasta County, California, population schedule, Redding, Enumeration District (ED) #2, page 159 
(stamped), sheet 8A, dwelling #214, family #217, Harmon Anderson household; digital image, Ancestry.com 
(www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Sep 2015); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T626, 
roll #220; citing Family History Library (FHL) film no. 2,339,955.

[6] 1940 U. S. Census, Lassen County, California, population  schedule, Honey Lake, enumeration district (ED) 18-5A, page 54 (stamped), sheet 9B, dwelling #209, Harmon C. Anderson  household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 1 Sep 2015); National Archives and Records  Administration (NARA) microfilm T627, roll #218.

[7] BillionGraves, Inc., BillionGraves, database (http://www. BillionGraves.com : accessed 1 Sep  2015), entry  for Harmon C. Anderson (9 Aug 1896-19 Jun 1953), Memorial No. 3479870, Records of the Lassen Cemetery, Susanville, California; page created by Patty C., 6 Apr 2013.

[8] BillionGraves, Inc., BillionGraves, database (http://www. BillionGraves.com : accessed 1 Sep  2015), entry  for Beulah E. Anderson (29 Apr 1900-27 Jun 1977), Memorial No. 3479871, Records of the Lassen Cemetery, Susanville, California; page created by Patty C., 6 Apr 2013.