Wednesday, November 25, 2015

William H Trindle - Sheriff of Wayne County Indiana

Not everything is a puzzle.  The 1880 census lists William as the sheriff of Wayne county.  The following news-clippings add a bit more.
Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN) 12 Feb 1880 Thu p3

Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)   4 Mar 1880 p 2

21 Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)   11 Mar 1880 p3

21 Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)     18 Mar 1880 p4 

Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)       8 Apr 1880 Th p2

So.. a question.  It appears that William lost the election for sheriff, yet when the census was taken on 15 June he is listed as Sheriff and the prisoner's are listed with him.  Was the newspaper wrong?  Or was this only a partial report for the town of Hagerstown rather than for the whole county? Did the change of office take place after June 15?  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sorting out Trindles

Over the years many Trindle researchers have contributed to the files I've collected.  Among the records that were confused were the children of John M and Mary Raymond Trindle and those of his brother Samuel Swan and Ann Coen Trindle.

The newspapers of 1873 help to sort them out.

Indianapolis News 30 Sep 1873 p1

Indianapolis News 3 Nov 1873

Indianapolis News 6  Nov 1873

I have just sent a request that these two children be unlinked from John M and relinked to Samuel Swan on FindAGrave.....

John also lost two children in their youth. Eleanora (Lonnie) died in April 1880 at the age of 14 and Frances Arbena died a month earlier at the age of 7.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dr. Trindle - Pittsburgh 1860

Pittsburgh Daily Post 11 Sep 1860 p 1
I don't find any Trindles in Pittsburgh in the 1860 census, nor am I aware of any physicians at this time in Pennsylvania.  Who is Dr. Trindle?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Mary Trindle - Cincinnati, Ohio 1859

Cincinnati Daily Press 7 Nov 1859 Mon p 4

Who is Mary?  We find Frederick Trindle (bn. in Germany 1811) living in Cincinnati by 1856 when his daughter Rosa was born.  His wife is Margaret.  There is no daughter Mary in the 1850 or 1870 census.  The 1860 census has not been located.

Cincinnati Enquirer 9 Feb 1865 p3

No other Trindle family is  found in Cincinnati at that time. Who is Mary?