In a post about my third great-grandmother, Nancy (Rainey) Freeland, I listed her children as:
Mary (1850-1902) - my second great-grandmother and the only one to marry and have children, listed here.
Anna Claudine (1854-1952)
Edward (1858-1877) - twin
Emma (1858-1893) - twin
Census records show the following for my second great grand aunt:
Year Name Age Occupation Head of Household
1860 Hannah E. Freeland 5 - her parents, James and Nancy
1870 Clara Freeland 15 at school her widowed mother, Nancy
1880 Claude A. Freeland 25 School Teacher her widowed mother, Nancy
1900 Anna C. Freeland 43 School Teacher her widowed mother, Nancy
By 1910, her mother had died, and "Claudie Freeland" was living with her unmarried brother, William, who was a conductor on the railroad. She is 41 [!] years old and a School Teacher.
By 1920, her brother William had died and "Glaudine Frieland," age 50, was a lodger in a boardinghouse and was still a teacher. (Actually, her age was about 65 so she was probably about to retire.)
In all of these censuses so far, she is living in Allegheny City, which became the North Side of Pittsburgh in 1907.
In 1930, I find Anna Claudine Freeland as a 75-year-old "Roomer" in Orlando, Florida. With her birthplace as Pennsylvania, her father's birthplace as Scotland, and her mother's birthplace as Ireland, I'm sure this is my second great grand aunt. No occupation is listed. I wonder why she was enumerated in Florida in this U.S. Federal Census? Was she living there or just visiting?
In 1940, Claudine Freeland, age 85, is back in Pittsburgh as one of ten lodgers in a lodging house, no occupation listed. Interestingly, three of the other lodgers are teachers. I find it interesting to see that after she retires from teaching, she is willing to share her real age with the census takers.
And when the 1950 U.S. Census becomes available in 2022, I will be able to find her again, as she didn't die until June 14, 1952 about six months shy of her 98th birthday.
She was enumerated in ten U.S. Federal Censuses! I can only show eight, as the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed after suffering damage in a fire and the 1950 U.S. Census is not yet available.
|Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014),|
Death Certificate No. 48672 / 4229. Record for Anna Claudine Freeland, died 14 June 1952.
Along with so many members of my grandmother's immediate ancestors and extended family, Great Aunt Claude is buried at Uniondale Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See her FindAGrave memorial here.