Thursday, April 7, 2016

Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Post, 1866-1959




Lizzie Post
Sutter Creek [Amador County, California]

May 10th, 1884




Lizzie Post was the daughter of John M. Post and Matilda Irving Post. Lizzie was still living with her parents in the 1900 census as were her siblings "Henrette" Post and James Elmer Post.[1] The census states she was born in Aug 1866, in California. We can estimate that Lizzie was 18 when she signed the Autograph book.

The 1910 census finds that Elizabeth J. Post, age 43, was a Boarder; employed as a “Trained Nurse” living in Oakland, Alameda County, California.[2]

In the 1920 census we find Elizabeth J. Post, age 53, living as a single woman, employed as a Private Nurse. She has a 7 year old child of no relation living with her by the name of Verena Howey.[3]

Elizabeth J. Post is age 63 in the 1930 census. She has moved in with her older sister, Georgiana M. Baleh. They are living in Oakland, Alameda County, California. It appears that she is still working as she is listed as a “Trained nurse for a Private Family”.[4]

Elizabeth Post is now 73 in the 1940 census and is now living with her brother, Elmer Post. They are living in Township 4, Amador County, California.[5]

Elizabeth Post, born 2 August 1866 in California; died 17 July 1959, in Alameda County, California. Father’s surname, Post; Mother’s maiden name, Irving.[6]

The siblings, Henrietta (and her husband Joseph), Elizabeth, and Elmer share a headstone.[7]



[1] 1900 US census, Amador County, California, population schedule, Township 4, Enumeration
District (ED) #7, page 93 (stamped), sheet 9B, dwelling #207, family #207, John M. Post household;
digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Apr 2016); National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T623, roll #84; citing Family History Library (FHL)
film no. 1240084.

[2] 1910 US census, Alameda County, California, population schedule, Oakland, Enumeration
 District (ED) #151, page 48 (stamped), sheet 9A, dwelling #223, family #228, Thomas Lindsay
 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Apr 2016); National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T624, roll #72; citing Family History 
Library (FHL) film no. 1374085.

[3] 1920 US census, Contra Costa County, California, population schedule, Walnut Creek, 
Enumeration District (ED) #6, page 68 (stamped), sheet 5B, dwelling #138, family #144, 
Elizabeth J. Post household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Apr 2016); 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T625, roll #95.

[4] 1930 US census, Alameda County, California, population schedule, Oakland, Enumeration 
District (ED) #97, page 203 (stamped), sheet 4B, dwelling #75, family #116, Georgiana M. Baleh 
household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Apr 2016); National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T626, roll #104; citing Family History 
Library (FHL) film no. 2339839.

[5] 1940 U. S. Census, Amador County, California, population  schedule, Township 4, enumeration district (ED) 3-8, page 103 (stamped), sheet 1B, dwelling #15, Elmer Post  household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 7 Apr 2016); National Archives and Records  Administration (NARA) microfilm T627, roll #192.

[6] “California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Apr 2016), entry for Elizabeth Post, 17 Jul 1959, Alameda County; citing original death records, California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Sacramento.

[7] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 7 Apr  2016), entry  for Elizabeth Post (1866-1959), Memorial No. 26078784, Records of the Sutter Creek City Cemetery, Sutter Creek, California; page created by Ancestry Seeker, 16 Apr 2008.