Ancestors of

Betty Jean Gwin




Page Started 4 Dec 2009

Return to As-of-yet Unrelated Gwins Page

See our developing theory on the "As-of-yet Unrelated" Gwins.

The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011


SOURCES:
Our first source is the memory of correspondent Sam Benson (below).
Second is the related census data from Ancestry.com.



An Outline of the Known Family So Far



26.00--"Al" Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. date/place to Emma Betty Schock (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.);  at least one ch.

27.00--Betty Jean Gwin, b. 17 Sep 1938 in Muskegon, MI; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. unk. date/place to Samuel B. Lunsford (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.; m2. unk. date/place to David O. Benson (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.

28.00--Sam Benson, CONTRIBUTOR  [PRIVATE]





Some Pertinent Census Data


From the  18 Jun 1900 census of Breckenridge Village, Wilkin Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
MarSt/
YrsMd
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
ImmYr/
YrsUS
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
---/280/289
Julius Schock
head
wm
May 1877
23
m/2

Germany/Germany/Germany
1892/8
locomotive fireman

We don't know if this is the father of our Emma Betty, but this man's wife's name is Emma B. (and daughters were often named for moms), and this family does live in MN which is next door to Michigan; further, the last name and dates are right, so there's a real possibility here, but nothing concrete yet.

Emma B. Schock wife
wf
May 1878
22
m/2
1/1
Germany/Germany/Germany 1883/17




Lenne (?) F. Schock daughter
wf
Mar 1898
1
s

MN/Germany/Germany


























































































































































































































Some Good Correspondence





Hi John,
 
My name is Sam Benson.  I am doing family research on my mother's side and have hit a road block.
 
My mother's maiden name was Betty Jean Gwin,  b. 9/17/1938 in Muskegon, Mi.  Her first marriage was to Samuel B. Lunsford, Second Marriage to David O. Benson.

Her Mother's Name was Emma Betty Schock.

Her Father's Name was Al ?? Gwin (my mother had stated he was called Al).  Not sure if that was his full name.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  
 
Sam