Friday, March 9, 2012

George Meade Lumbard 1874-1925

Heather's 2nd great grandfather, Paternal Line

Photo & note from Peggy Lumbard Brill - "This is a picture of your Great grandfather, George Mead Lumbard. He is my grandfather. In those days there was nothing like colored film. Picture colors were painted, hence the really staring eyes."

George Meade Lumbard
Born  Sept 27, 1874
Died 1926
married Feb 16 1896
(1) Laura Keller
Daughter of David Keller
Born June 7, 1873
Died Sept 26, 1908
married Nov. 17th 1909
(2) Beulah Laverta Simms widow of Samuel Heppard
Daughter of Albert & Clara Louise (Mitchell) Simms
Born: July 1883
Died:


Children to Laura Keller:
Keller R. Lumbard 1870-
George W. Lumbard 1905 – 
Robert Lumbard 1907 – 1911


Children to Beulah Simms:
Nina Lumbard
Joseph Lumbard 1911 – 1954
Ruth Lumbard  1917 – 1922



Time Line
1874 - George Meade Lumbard is born

1890
in 1890 George saves a young girl from drowning in the canal



1896 - Age 21
marriage to Anna Keller


1897 - Leases Ferry
Geo. M. Lumbard leases the Masser estate ferry to carry passengers from the junction to town in the absence of the NCR connection formerly made by the "Shifter".

1897
May
15 — The evening "Shifter" connection with the N. C. R. at the Junction taken off and shifter removed from local yard amid vigorous protests by the public in general.
17 — Geo. M. Lumbard leases the Masser Estate Ferry to carry passengers from the Junction to town in the absence of the N. C. R. connection formerly made by the "Shifter."
The new schedule of the S. & L. R. R. goes into effect and the "Shifter" runneth not to the great discomfort of the traveling public. All freight trains on the S. & L. R. R. run thru to lower yard, Sunbury.

1899  - Age 25
one of George's horses died


1900 Census - Age 25
Name: George M Lumbard
Age: 25
Birth Date: Sep 1874
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Selinsgrove, Snyder, Pennsylvania
[Snyder] 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Anna L Lumbard
Marriage Year: 1896
Years Married: 4
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George M Lumbard 25
Anna L Lumbard 24
Keller R Lumbard 4
Alfred H Hafley 16

Beulah lives with her mother and stepfather - 
1900 United States Federal Census about Clark Andersen
Name: Clark Andersen
[Clara Anderson] 
Age: 59
Birth Date: May 1841
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1900: Camden Ward 12, Camden, New Jersey
Race: White
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hasy Andersen
Marriage Year: 1860
Years Married: 40
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother: number of living children: 6
Mother: How many children: 10
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Hasy Andersen 53
Clark Andersen 59
Clara S Sumins 23
Bulah S Sumins 17


Mother would be Anna Laura Dad is George M., "Me" would be Kathleen Lumbard

1903 - Escape from a Wildcat

The Sunday Leader 
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
26 Aug 1900, Sun • Page 1




1908 - Age 33 - Anna Laura (Keller) Lumbard Died
Sept 26, Anna Laura dies



1909  - Age 35
Marries Bealuh Laverta Simms, Widow of Samuel Heppard




1910 - Age 35
Name: George M Lumbard
[George M Lambard] 
Age in 1910: 35
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Selinsgrove, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)] 
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Boldah L Lumbard
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George M Lumbard 35
Boldah L Lumbard 21
[27] 
Keller S Lumbard 13
Anna K Lumbard 9
George W Lumbard 5
Roberth Lumbard 3
William H Heppard 8

Not to be confused with the SECOND George M. Lumbard, ALSO married to a Beulah???  Unreal!  But they are both in the census in 1910..  this george is 10 years older.  This one ALSO has a son named Joseph!  But our Joseph is born in 1911.
Name: George M Lumbard
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Muncy Creek, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Bula L Lumbard
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George M Lumbard 45
Bula L Lumbard 37
George W Lumbard 15
Joseph A Lumbard 8
Albert M Lumbard 7
Ruth L Lumbard 2
Helen M Lumbard 1
Miracode:
Name: Geoe M Lumbard
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
State: PA
Age: 35
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0154
Visit: 0357
County: Snyder
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents:
Relation Name Age Birth Place
Wife Beldah L 27 Maryland
Son Keller S 13 Pennsylvania
Daughter Anna K 09 Pennsylvania
Son Geroge W 05 Pennsylvania
Son Robert L 03 Pennsylvania
Stepson Willam H Heffard 08 New Jersey

1911 - Son Robert Kurtz Lumbard age 4, dies


An Editor's Experience

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 1900  


Paper: Wilkes-Barre Times (Wilkes-barre, Pennsylvania)  


Page: 3  


Philadelphia Inquirer article

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 1900  


Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  


Volume: 143  

Issue: 52  

Page: 4  

George Lumbard High Gun

Date: Thursday, March 7, 1907  


Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  


Volume: 156  

Issue: 66  

Page: 15  


1915 - 
Name: George N Lumbard
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1915
Street address: 304 N 9th
Residence Place: Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Laborer
Spouse: Beulah Lumbard
Publication Title: Sunbury, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1915

1917 
WWI Draft Registration Card
Name: George Meade Lumbard
County: Montour
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 27 Sep 1874
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1907345
DraftBoard: 1

1920
Name: George M Lumbard
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Muncy Creek, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Bula L Lumbard
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George M Lumbard 45
Bula L Lumbard 37
George W Lumbard 15
Joseph A Lumbard 8
Albert M Lumbard 7
Ruth L Lumbard 2
Helen M Lumbard 1

1922 - Daughter Ruth, age 5,  died of Scarlet Fever



1925 George Died - Age 51



1930
1930 United States Federal Census about Beulah L Lumbard
Name: Beulah L Lumbard
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Maryland
Race: White
Home in 1930: Point, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Occupation:
View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Beulah L Lumbard 47
Albert M Lumbard 17
Helen M Lumbard 11
Paul L Lumbard 7
Sara J Platt 76

1933
Beulah is listed in the city directory of Sunbury as a widow. 
Right below her is listed her son Joseph Lumbard - same address, but "rear".



1940
In 1940 Beulah lives with her son Albert
1940 United States Federal Census about Beulah L Lumbard
Name: Beulah L Lumbard
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1882
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Maryland
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Home in 1940: West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Chillisqnaque
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Residence in 1935: Rural, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 7A
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert N Lumbard 27
Gertrade E Lumbard 24
Robert M Lumbard 4
Albert R Lumbard 3
Janet E Lumbard 1
Paul L Lumbard 17
Beulah L Lumbard 58


Summary - by Heather (Sulouff) Truckenmiller

My great great grandfather George Mead Lumbard was born September 1874, the son of J.A. Lumbard, who owned the Snyder County Tribune, and Sarah Scharf, grandaugther of the Scharf clockmaker.
He was baptized October 4th 1879 in the First Lutheran Church in Selinsgrove, Union County PA.

An article in the Snyder County Tribune tells us that in August of 1890, age 15,  George M. Lumbard rescued Anna Alleman, youngest daughter of Horance Alleman, from the canal at McKelvy's wharf.  The article was followed up later with one that tells us that the Alleman family presented GEorge with a sivler bagdge which was engraved "A Token Of Gratitude to George M. Lumbard, by the parents of Anna M. Alleman, for braverin in rescuing her from a watery grave. Selinsgrove, August 1 1890."

In February of 1896, age 21, George married Anna Laura Keller, daughter of David Keller.  On their marriage application, George listed his occupation as Bridge Builder.

In 1897 Geo. M. Lumbard leases the Masser estate ferry to carry passengers from the junction to town in the absence of the NCR connection formerly made by the "Shifter". (I'm just starting to research this - I have no idea what it refers to)

In 1900, many PA papers carried the story of George & Laurie & their son Keller going on a camping trip, and being trapped by a wildcat.
In 1901, George was elected bourough inspector.
In 1906,the papers tell us that George once again rescued someone from the water - this time Charles McDall was rescued by him, after his yacht capsized at the yacht races.
In 1907, and several other years, George Lumbard had the highest score at the gun club competitions.  He was also mentioned in the paper that year, when him and his son Keller came across 250 carp in the Susuehanna River,  Two of the ones he caught were 14lbs each, and apparently seeing carp in the river was unheard of.

George and Laura (Keller) Lumbard had 4 children - Keller  Lumbard, Kathleen Lumbard, George W. Lumbard, & Robert Kurtz Lumbard. 

In 1907, their son Robert died of Cholera, age 4 years, 3 months, and 9 days.  At the time, they lived on East Walnut Street in Selinsgrove PA.

Son Kellar Lumbard served overseas in WWI from May 1918-May 1919. at Argonne & also at St Mihiel in 1918.  He as slightly wounded Nov 10 1918, in action. His baptismal record in 1903, as well as his marriage record in 1961, shows his name as Keller Loreno Lumbard, rather than Joseph Keller Lumbard.  This makes more sense, since George later has another son, with his second wife, named Joseph Lumbard.  But his draft card shows his name as Joseph Keller Lumbard.  He goes by Keller in most records.  Keller appears to have been married at least 3 times.  In 1920 he's listed as widowed.  In 1934 his pension application lists wife Katy Della (Huff) Lumbard, and a daughter, Harried Lumbard.  In 1940 Katy & Helen are not living with Keller, I have not located where Keller was in 1940.  In 1961 Keller, age 65,  married Josephine Alfretta Carper, age 36.

Daughter Kathleen, born 1901, lived to be 106 years old, dying in 2007.  Kathleen was interviewed for her 106th birthday, and the following is an excerpt from what appeared in the newspaper:
"“My earliest memories are not very nice,” Dempsey admitted. She was born on Feb. 15, 1901 in Selinsgrove, Pa. to George and Laura Lumbard, one of nine children (though four of her siblings came from her father’s second marriage). At the early age of six or seven, young Kathleen, who everyone called and continues to call Kitty, was struck with tragedy when her mother died. In the wake of her mother’s death, Kitty’s father “kept his kids together the best he could,” said Dempsey, but for the young girl, life turned hard. One of the oldest among her siblings, Kitty cared for her younger brothers and sisters and was sent to work at an early age. “I went to work before and after school in the silk mill,” she said. “We had a humble home. There was nothing rich about it; it was poor.”
Dempsey never made it to college, though Selinsgrove is home to Susquehanna University. “God, no,” she said, when asked if she attended college. “I didn’t even start high school.” Dempsey stayed in school until about the eighth grade and said, “I’m an old lady and I don’t have too much brain.” In truth, the sharp-tongued 106-year-old may lack formal education, but she isn’t short on brains.
In about 1919, at the young age of 18, Dempsey married her first husband, Marshall Hoffman, and moved with him to New Jersey. The marriage lasted about 23 years, until Hoffman passed away from tuberculosis.
Some of Dempsey’s most vivid memories come from her time in New Jersey, where she worked at a nightclub selling cigarettes and, more impressively, as an attractive coloratura soprano dubbed the “Swedish Nightingale.”
“I had quite a voice,” Dempsey admitted, adding that she had a solid group of fans. “I used to sing to the tables. People wanted me to sing to them, and they tipped me well.
“I had a job, and it was good money,” she said of her stint as a singer, though due to everything getting more expensive over time, “today they’d sneeze on” the $75 a week she made at the nightclub."

The youngest of George & Lauries children was George Washington Lumbard, born February 1905.  He married Margaret Mary O'Reilly and they had at least two daughters, Margaret & Carol.  George died in 1983 in York County Pa.

On September 26 1908, age 33, Laurie (Keller) Lumbard died. The cause of death onher death certificate is "angina pectoris" - heart attack?
Keller was 12, Kathleen 7, George 3, and Robert was 1 year old.

A year later, on November 17th 1909, George married his second wife, my great great grandmother, Beulah Laverda Simms, daughter of Albert C & Clara Louise (Mithcell) Simms, from Baltimore Maryland.  Beulah was the widow of Samuel A. Heppard, who died in 1903.  She had a son with Samuel, William H. Heppard, 1902-1964.

I would very much like to find a photo of Beulah, the only photos I have are of George & his first wife Laurie.  

George & Beulah had 5 children: Joseph Asher Lumbard II (My great grandfather), Albert M. Lumbard, Ruth Laverda Lumbard who died age 5, Helen M. Lumbard, & Paul Lumbard.

Son Joseph Asher Lumbard II was born 1911, and died in 1954.  He married Nina Francis Ridge.

Son Albert Mead Lumbard was born August 1912, and died July 1975. He married Gertrude E. Smith. They had a son with downs syndrome die of Pneumonia in 1940, he was not quite 3 years old.  (They also had children Robert, Albert, & Janet)

Daughter Ruth Laverda Lumbard died of Scarlet fever in 1922, age 4.

Daughter Helen May Lumbard was born in September of 1918. In 1940 we find her in the census as a housekeeper for Marion Carl Boyer.  He was 44, she was 21.  He had 2 children, ages 9 & 6. In 1950,  Helen married Marion.  Marion died in 1975.  In 1989 Helen remarried to a Malcom Goodall.  Helen had no children of her own.

Son Paul Lincoln Lumbard was born in February of 1923. He served in World War II from 1941-1946, and then again in the Korean War. He married Lilian Gay Shadle in North Carolina, in 1944.  Paul died in July of 1990.


George Meade Lumbard died May 13 1925 in Snyder County Pa, age 51, of stomach cancer.  His obituary mentions that he was associated many years with his father in the publishing of the Snyder County Tribune.

Research:

More on the Children of George Lumbard:

"Just a note to inform you that your great Aunt Kitty (Kathleen Lumbard Hoffman Dempsey) grandaughter of Joseph Asher Lumbard and Sara Scharf Lumbard, passed away on July 9, 2007 at the age of 106.5 years. For your family tree records, she was born February 15, 1901. She was the oldest daughter of George Meade Lumbard and Anna Laura Keller Lumbard. She is buried in NJ next to her husband William Dempsey"

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The "OTHER" Beulah



This (below) cannot be our Beulah?  (Can you believe there were two??) Our Beulah has an 8 year old son in the 1910 census so he was born in 1902.  in 1902, this Beulah would have been 15.  I know it's possible, there are TWO Beulah's in the 1910 census, and our is already married in to George Lumbard in the one census.

1900 Census
Name: Beulah L Simms
[Beulah L Simmons] 
Age: 13
Birth Date: Jul 1886
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1900: Baltimore Ward 10, Baltimore City (Independent City), Maryland
[Baltimore] 
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: William F Simms
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Name: Frances C Simms
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William F Simms 50
Frances C Simms 41
Bertha Simms 18
Magdaline Simms 17
Clarence M Simms 15
Beulah L Simms 13
Nellie E Simms 12
Lottie L Simms 10
Flora I Simms 1
Louis L Hardy 22


1910 Census
Name: Bulah L Simms
Age in 1910: 24
Birth Year: 1886
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1910: Baltimore Ward 9, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: William S Simms
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Name: Frances E Simms
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William S Simms 58
Frances E Simms 49
Bertha M Simms 28
Bulah L Simms 24
Nellie E Simms 22
Lottie L Simms 19
Flora J Simms 11


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