Tuesday, July 1, 2008

1900-07-21 - Hollcraft Pension

This is one of the more interesting articles of ephemera in the UFO collection. When we first ran across it in the antique shop, we were very excited to get it back to the lab for research.

Guy Hollcraft had grey eyes, brown hair, a ruddy complexion, and stood six foot and a half an inch. Amazing what a little research can get you. We found Mr. Hollcraft in several areas. In 1880, he lived with his parents and family in Tippecanoe Township, Indiana. In 1898, he was discharged from the Army (specifically, the 2nd Infantry, Company H). Guy married Ida M. Galey in 1899 (Ida was sister to Alexander Galey from previous posts).

In 1900, Guy lived in Hammond City, Indiana with his wife Ida and a brother Charles (presumably Guy's brother). This particular census is almost a month before the pension postcard in our collection. In 1930, Alexander Galey and Guy Hollcraft show up living in the same house Wayne Township, Indiana.


- Census records obtained from Ancestry.com.
- Marriage Record obtained from Indiana Marriage Collection via Ancestry.com.
- United States Army Register of Enlistments obtained from Ancestry.com.
- Numerous facts were gathered from the private Richard Family Estate collection. These facts span numerous sources of information and contain genealogical data, photos, and newspaper articles.

1 comment:

Gayle said...

And YOUR Mom lived about 15 miles from Hammond, IN when growing up. In fact, thats where lots of shopping took place for school clothes.