My husband’s grandmother, Shirley (Gingg) Pope was the genealogist in her family. She accomplished an amazing amount of research using traditional snail mail methods. As I wrote last week, it was amazing to find some of her original organized written notes. You can read that post here – Treasure, Grandma Shirley Notes Part 1.
The next couple of posts will focus on the longer document she wrote. It was approximately 14 pages front and back on most sheets. The 4×6 paper was stapled together at the top of the short side of the paper.
I am not posting the first couple of pages, as they include mostly information regarding living persons. There are also a few other spots which will be covered with grey boxes to preserve privacy for living individuals. You will also notice on the individual images that Shirley made handwritten changes to her own information. These usually include information crossed out or additional information added in another ink. Transcriptions will be below each page.
Today’s pages focus on the paternal ancestry of Shirley Gingg Pope.
Charles Franklin Gingg* (Padgitt)
San Francisco, Calif. Born Oct 5, 1905 – Calif Died Oct 26, 1957 Weed, Calif.
Agnes Marie Mattson
Born May 1, 1909 San Francisco, Calif.
Died March 22, 1982 Healdsburg, Calif. Olivet Cem. S.F.
1 – Shirley Marie – Born 9-16-1927 S.F. Calif
My father died in Weed, Calif of a heart
attack. He was on his way back to Ketchikan,
Alaska after a vacation. Funeral Services
held in S.F. – ashes taken to Alaska for
burial by his wife, Cecile Gingg.
My father and mother separated in the 1930’s.
*Surname “Gingg” was from step-father –
real fathers name was “Padgitt.
My father was a linotype operator,
employed by the Ketchikan Daily News,
Ketchikan, Alaska, at the time of his death.
John Alfred Padgitt
Born Feb 1, 1878 Cumberland County, Illinois
Died May 27, 1948 Leavenworth, Kansas
Carrie Belle Wells
Born Aug 7, 1886 Arcata – California
Died Nov. 30th 1967 San Francisco, Calif
Buried – Holy Cross – Colma
2d William Carl Gingg
3d R. Bert Trouslot
4 Patrick Teahan
1 – Charles Franklin
Oct 5, 1905 S.F.
2 – Ella Catherine
Born July 29, 1906
San Leandro, Calif
Carrie Belle married Wm. Carl Gingg
3 – Lucille Leroy
March 20, 1911
My Grandfather, John Alfred, enlisted
Company K – 32nd regiment of Infantry
Aug. 4, 1899. Was discharged May 8, 1901.
Served as a cook. Spanish
American War. He remarried also.
Catherine M Homer Futrell – B. Feb 2, 1899 Grant Parish, La
Lucille M Louis Palmini – Sept 3 1932
Charles Britton Wells
Born Dec 16th 1844 (Probably) Sedalia, Mo.
Died Jan 1920 Oakland, Calif.
(was in the Confederate Army)
9 Brothers (?)
Nancy Annis Malone
Born Dec 6, 1852 Near Mississippi
Died Sept. 5, 1941 San Francisco, Calif
Buried – Oakland – Evergreen Cemetery
6 sisters & 1 brother
1st child was stillborn – male
- Carrie Belle
- Virginia Elnora (Booth)
Nancy Annis, my great-grandmother was in
her 89;s wehen she died. I remember her as
a very old woman, always kind to me.
She was living in Tenn. at the time of the
Civil War. (?)
Charles Britton Wells was a blacksmith by trade.
John S. Wells (welsh ancestry)
Born probably Kentucky
Susan Zilhart (German Ancestry)
Died Sedalia, Missouri
1 – Charles Britton Wells
9 brothers (?) See 1850 1870 census
John Leonard Malone (Ireland)
Mary Anne Jones (Scotch English)
Born Probaby Texas
1 – Mary Annis
Mary Anne Jones is supposed to have been
descented from realtives of “John Paul Jones”