Sunday, June 14, 2009

Occupation: Genealogist


Occupation: Genealogist
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Just in case there is any doubt about genealogy being an occupation, see this entry for Miss Grace Denison WHEELER, younger daughter of Judge Richard Anson WHEELER [author of the History of Stonington].

Grace is listed in the Denison genealogy as a genealogist and historian of the area in which she lived. [#668-27 p. 399] Her mother was Judge Wheeler's second wife Lucy Ann NOYES.

Miss Wheeler's gravestone at Elm Grove Cemetery states her date of death and that she lived to be 98 years old. She was the author of Old Homes of Stonington and An Old Fashioned Stonington, CT Love Story and was town historian for Stonington, CT.

My heroine....

Source: Year: 1910; Census Place: Stonington, New London, Connecticut; Roll: T624_142; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 546; Image: 581.

6 comments:

FIND A GRAVE MARKER dot COM said...

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Brett Payne said...

Was she the one who started the rot with the wrong spelling? ;-)

Thanks, Midge, I would never have thought to have seen it as an occupation on a census that early.

Regards, Brett

amyrebba said...

what a lovely find!

Cindy said...

amyrebba will think that I'm following her around...

this is a fantastic find!

Diane Wright said...

The best find!!! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

That's soooo cool!