Thursday, September 9, 2010

Issue 50 Online

The Spring Summer 2010 issue of the L-Tree is available and linked to the right.  Please accept my apologies for the tardiness of this posting.  Editor Bill Mac Donald has been very patient as I dealt with the rush with University starting up again.  And a special thanks to Bill for all the work he has done in preparing yet another splendid issue.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Richard Lounsberry & Elizabeth Pennoyer geneaology

Bill Mac Donald has drawn on many years of assiduous research to provide a large tree of descendants of Richard Lounsberry and Elizabeth Pennoyer.  You will find it listed in the right column under the Lounsbury Genealogy Links (currently the last entry.)  Bill, thank you so very much for providing this invaluable resource.

The summer issue of the L-Tree is finished and just waiting for me to do the final processing and post it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lt. Commander Ralph Emerson Loundsbury

I noted a reference to Lt. Commander Ralph Emerson Loundsbury in a story about The Dickerson, a destroyer lost to kamikazes in WWII. My father, LT JG James D. Ebert, who passed away in 2001 spoke of Ralph fondly. Dad was senior survivor, having been blown clear off the bridge and burned during the attack that killed Cpt. Ralph. A series of clear accounts of that attack, written by survivors, is available in a book called Tempest Fire and Foe. I bought it on Amazon. It would be a good addition to your family archives.
Dave Ebert

Monday, January 11, 2010

Corrections to Issue 49

Thanks to Mary Mys, a few corrections:
Elizabeth alia  Betsy Piper born 12 MAY 1826 in New York State; died 09 OCT 1899 in Pipersville, Jefferson County, WI; burial next to husband at Pipersville Cemetery, Jefferson County, WI.
Daughter Bessie Mae Lounsbury born 19 JAN 1883 in Pipersville, Ixonia Township, Jefferson County, WI.
Married Homer Charles Cook 27 SEP 1919 in Sherry, Wood County, WI.  Married at her parents' home.  (Homer Charles Cook was born in Pennsylvania).  Bessie Mae Lounsbury divorced Homer Charles Cook prior to 1930 and resumed her maiden name, LOUNSBURY.  Bessie Mae Lounsbury died 19 DEC 1969 in Watertown, Jefferson, Jefferson County, WI. (WI DEATH INDEX)
Your #17:  John Milton Lounsbury born 28 DECEMBER 1873 in Watertown, Ixonia Township, Jefferson Co., WI.  He WAS NOT BORN IN MANITOWOC CO., WI, but died there.  He has a WWI Draft Card, which gives me his middle name.
Thomas Lounsbury, who died during WWII, was NOT DIVORCED from Georgia Whiting.  She remained a widow for quite some time after his death, and then remarried.  She lived with her parents while he was in service and after Thomas Lounsbury's death.  One of the obits says survived by his wife and two children.  Whoever sourced that they were divorced is incorrect.
On your No. 42:  The correct spelling is HAUGE.  Alice B. Lounsbury, daughter of Fremont Lawson Lounsbury and PRIEBE was born 03 June 1910 in Madison, Dane County, WI.  Married HOWARD LEROY HAUGE ca 1929-1930 in Madison, Dane County, WI.  His parents were of Norwegian descent.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin after their marriage.  Yes, he worked for an insurance company as a head in Flushing, New York.  HOWARD LEROY HAUGE born 15 Dec 1906 in Westby, Christiana Township, Vernon County, WI; died 28 MAR 1986 in Pompano Beach, Broward County, FL.  ALICE B. LOUNSBURY HAUGE died 25 APR 1976 in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, FL.  They had children who were born in Madison, WI, but unknown names.
Son of Dr. Ben Franklin Lounsbury and Williams:
Richard William Lounsbury
Married Gwendolyn Cole 04 SEP 1937 in Crittenden Co., Arkansas; license date Certificate 07067; Vol. 1
Names: Richard Lounsbury and Gwendolyn Cole
Richard W. LOUNSBURY married Georgia DISCH 02 AUG 1941 in Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve Co., MO., by Justice of Peace
Richard W. stated that he lived in Chicago, Cook Co., IL and was over the age of 21; Georgia Disch stated that she was over the age of 18.
As to John Glenn Lounsbury and Anna Louise alia Louise Jorgensen's other two children (FLOYD BEING THE OTHER):
JOHN GORDON alia GORDON LOUNSBURY born 31 March 1919 in Sherry, Wood County, WI.  He married Helen UNKNOWN SURNAME ca 1939-1940.  Unknown where.  GORDON LOUNSBURY died 06 MAR 1950 in Waukesha, Waukesha County, WI.
OBITUARY:  Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, March 6, 1950, page 10
Father of Three Dies at 30 years.
Gordon Lounsbury died suddenly at his home at 131 South St. this morning.  He was 30 years old and the father of three small children.  Lounsbury had been employed at the Alloy Products Corp. for the past nine years and was a member of the First Presbyterian church.  He was born in Sherry, Wis., on March 31, 1919.  Lounsbury had been ill for several days with a type of influenza.  He worked for the shipping room of the Alloy Products corp.  He is survived by his wife, Helen, and three children, Lynn, 10, Tommy, 6, and Barbara 4.  Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Lounsbury, 203 Dunbar Ave.; a brother, Floyd, who is a professor at Yale University; and a sister, Elva of Pittsburgh.
The Rev. Aubrey Young will conduct funeral services at the Lyle-Tuschen funeral home.  Internment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. tomorrow. 
NOTE:  Unknown if his wife remarried, but the two daughters, Lynn and Barbara died.  Unknown when.  The only child who lived was Thomas, who married twice, and died in Racine, Racine County, WI.  See his SSDI. 
Daughter of John Glenn Lounsbury and Anna Louise Jorgensen:
Elva Louise Lounsbury born 07 July 1916 in Sherry, Wood Co., WI; died 07 NOV 2003 in Delavan, Walworth County, WI; burial at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, WI.   Unknown what her occupation was.  She lived in Pittsburgh, PA, lived in Dundee, IL, and in WI. 
NOTE:   Somewhere someone has noted a 1930 US Census in Michigan for Fremont L. Lounsbury.  He would be the son of IRA DANIEL LOUNSBURY.  In the 1920 US Census he and his family were living in Seattle, King Co., WA. and he was working for a security company   Anyone who views that 1930 US Census can plainly see where he was.  But, that is him.  There is no 1930 US Census for his wife or children, who were probably living back in WI at the time.

Your name on the masthead?

Current editor Bill Mac Donald has served for many years.  He has been efficient and able.  For many of us, he has been the "call and information center" for all things Lounsbury (however your family spelled the name.)  Bill is facing recurring health concerns and thinks it is time for orderly succession planning.  In short, the L Tree is looking for a new editor.  Ideally this person would have an "L" name, but as Bill has so ably proved, it is not an absolute requirement.

Communicate your interest in this significant service role to Bill Mac Donald:  wmacdonald[at]

I would like to thank Bill for his years of selfless service and hopes for the very best health outcomes.

-bob fraser

Issue 49

Editor Bill Mac Donald has completed another issue of the L Tree.  You will find it linked at the right.  Thank you Bill.