This week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Randy Seaver is Ahnentafel Roulette.
1) How old is your father now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."
My dad turned 60 this year. 60 divided by 4 is 15.
2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ahnentafel. Who is that person?
Number 15 on my pedigree chart is my great grandmother Alice Susan HILLIS.
3) Tell us three facts about that person with the "roulette number."
Alice was born April Fool's Day of 1896 (1 Apr 1896) in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky (according my grandmother's birth certificate). Her parents were George E HILLIS (my brick wall) and Mary Susan WASHBURN.
She married Dewey Francis BASCOM on 10 Jan 1917 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn county, Indiana. They had 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughter.
She died 31 Jul 1979 in Hamilton county, Ohio and is buried at Arlington Memorial Garden in Kenwood, Hamilton county, Ohio.
Census records show her moving around the Cincinnati area and also living in Florida.
1900 - Anderson township, Hamilton county, Ohio
1910 - Rising Sun, Ohio county, Indiana
1920 - Aurora, Dearborn county, Indiana
1930 - Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio
1935 - Plant City, Hillsborough county, Florida
In the 1940s the family lived in Norwood, Hamilton county, Ohio. They eventually moved to Mount Washington and finally to Deer Park, both in Hamilton county. Dewey and Alice worked in the food transportation business and eventually owned a grocery store. Here is a photo of them at their store.
I think that was more than 3 facts about Alice, but more is better, right?