Sunday, May 27, 2012

Maud Beaumont Ballantyne 1872-1958

May 27, 1872 in West Virginia, Maud Beaumont Ballantyne was born.  She married the Ballantyne-Dailey-Uible cousins' grand uncle, James Freeman Ballantyne (1873-1957), younger brother of Nathaniel "Nat" Wallace Ballantyne (1868-1949).  The daughter of Godfrey S. Beaumont (1837-1891) and Nancy Ann Campbell Beaumont (1840-1929), she was seventh of eleven siblings and grew up in Hancock County, West Virginia.

Maud and James were married April 9, 1900 and the 1900 census shows James as the head of the household with wife, Maud, in New Cumberland.  Also living with them was his mother (our great-grandmother) Irene Freeman Ballantyne (1840-1906) and his brother (our grandfather), Nat (1868-1949).  Both Nat and James' occupation is listed as Clay Dealer.

Second Avenue in New Cumberland is shown as their address in the 1910 census with their son James Jr. (1906-?).  James is listed as a General Store Merchant.   At this time the family has a live in housekeeper, Lizzie Knox, age 17, from Ireland.  A daughter, Helen, was born November 3, 1905 but unfortunately, died on March 3, 1910.

In 1920 they lived at 1113 Bannock St. in Boise, Idaho, where James was a General Store Merchant.

The 1930 census shows them living at 897 Borthwick Ave. in Portland, Oregon with James working as a Service Station Attendant and son James, who lived with them, as a Hotel Bellman.

Jean's biography tells of a train trip west in 1939 when they visited her uncle's family in Portland, Oregon.  At that time Nat had not seen his brother for about 25 years, which would coincide with James' family moving to Idaho in the 1910s.

James died on July 26, 1957 in Multnomah County, Oregon.  Maud died the following year on November 5, 1958 at the age of 86.

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