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John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« on: Monday 16 September 13 15:09 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find any mention of John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/ North Carolina or elsewhere between 1880 and 1920. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1869 to English-born weaver James Grisdale and his wife Annie Cannon. He is found with them in Philadelphia Ward 26 District 86 in 1870 and then with them in 1880 in Gaston N. C. Then I can't find him until 1920 in Norristown PENN, where he is with his wife Annie (nee Taylor) and his mother in law Catherine Taylor. By this time he was a Farmer.

Can anyone find him/them in the censuses of 1900 and 1910? Or a marriage/death?

If you're interested this is the story of the family:  http://grisdalefamily.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/the-boys-done-good-three-bolton-weavers-go-america/

Grateful for any help

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Re: John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 September 13 15:48 BST (UK) »
The 1910 census has Katherine Taylor with Laura Kaisen in Norristown - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG4Y-PZV

There is an Annie B. Taylor, sister of Laura Keisin, in the 1900 census - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3QL-B2S

Perhaps that's your Annie?

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Re: John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 September 13 17:25 BST (UK) »
The 1910 census has Katherine Taylor with Laura Kaisen in Norristown - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG4Y-PZV

There is an Annie B. Taylor, sister of Laura Keisin, in the 1900 census - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3QL-B2S

Perhaps that's your Annie?

Yes that seems to be her. Thx a lot. So she married John Grisdale between 1900 and 1920 probably in Norristown. Any sign? But why no sign of John Grisdale? Often the name was mis-spelt but in two censuses?


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Re: John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 September 13 18:02 BST (UK) »
There seem to be quite a few Grisdales in the Norristown area.  There are some John Grisdales in later city directories, but I'm not sure if they're him.

It might be worth pursuing John's other relatives, to see if something like an obituary might mention where he was living.  Looks like some siblings and his mother died in North Carolina:  http://www.rootschat.com/links/0w4v/ 
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Grisdale&GSiman=1&GSst=29&GRid=65035047&
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F34V-5CM

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Re: John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 September 13 18:09 BST (UK) »
There seem to be quite a few Grisdales in the Norristown area.  There are some John Grisdales in later city directories, but I'm not sure if they're him.

It might be worth pursuing John's other relatives, to see if something like an obituary might mention where he was living.  Looks like some siblings and his mother died in North Carolina:  http://www.rootschat.com/links/0w4v/ 
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Grisdale&GSiman=1&GSst=29&GRid=65035047&
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F34V-5CM

Yes I know all the other family members in Norristown and North Carolina; it's just John I can't find more on!

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Re: John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 September 13 18:14 BST (UK) »
Do you have obituaries for any of these people? 

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 16 September 13 19:11 BST (UK) »
Do you have obituaries for any of these people?

Well only for much later ones. How can one find earlier obituaries in these states?

I think I've found a hint of his death in 1931 in Norristown because he was it seems 'removed' from the church register there in that year.

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Re: John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« Reply #7 on: Monday 16 September 13 19:16 BST (UK) »
There is a Thomas Grisdale who died in Norristown in 1931, but that appears to be the only Grisdale who died in Pennsylvania in 1931.  http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/indices%20-%20death/1931%20Death/D-31%20G-G.pdf

Regarding obituaries, you can try to look to see if any local newspaper is available online.  Sometimes, local libraries or historical societies will do look-ups.  Occasionally, there will be online lists of volunteers who will do look-ups. 

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Re: John Grisdale in Pennsylvania/North Carolina
« Reply #8 on: Monday 16 September 13 19:22 BST (UK) »
There is a Thomas Grisdale who died in Norristown in 1931, but that appears to be the only Grisdale who died in Pennsylvania in 1931.  http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/indices%20-%20death/1931%20Death/D-31%20G-G.pdf

Regarding obituaries, you can try to look to see if any local newspaper is available online.  Sometimes, local libraries or historical societies will do look-ups.  Occasionally, there will be online lists of volunteers who will do look-ups.

Yes Thomas was the son of James' Uncle Jonathan Grisdale. I'll find the church entry.