Sunday, September 02, 2007

Genealogue Challenge #14

Patrick Cranshaw is another of those character actors whose face is familiar, even if you don't recognize the name.

What was his mother's date of birth?


October 8, 1901 is Lucile Brown's birthday.

You can find her under Lucile Harrison with son Joe P. Cranshaw on the 1930 census. This helps to determine her first name. Some google/google news archive searches finally reveal her obit under Lucile Brown in 1992. Then you can find her birthday under the SSDI.


I'm still working on the specific date.


According to her obituary in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Lucile died on May 18, 1992. The SSDI lists her birth as 8 Oct 1901. This aligns with her age in the 1930 Fort Worth census where she is age 28.


Yes, it was 8 Oct. 1901. She had the perennially old-looking Pat at the tender age of 17.

I read somewhere that Pat had his teeth pulled when he was 37, which made him look like an old man at a relatively young age.


P.S. According to the birth record of the daughter named in her obit, Lucile's maiden name is Riley.

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