This past Friday Bob and I found my Aunt Alice and her husband Richard’s final resting place. Alice was my paternal grandmother’s first born child.
Alice was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on 7 January 1907. I do not know Alice’s father’s name, only that my paternal grandfather was not her father. I expected to find Alice listed on the 1910 census. The 1910 census lists Alice’s mother, described as single, living in the same household as her parents. Alice is not listed in the 1910 census. Alice first appears in the 1920 census, where her address is listed as North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Alice’s mother married my grandfather in December 1911. In the 1920 census my grandparents have five children, including Alice. Alice is listed on the census, as having the same last name as her siblings.
According to ancestry information provided by one of my cousins, Alice married Harold Biggs, and a daughter named Clara was born about 1928. Harold died in February 1929. The death certificate lists the cause of death as acute fibrillation of the heart. Harold was only 27 years old, when he died. I found Clara listed in the 1930 census. She was living in the same household as her paternal grandparents. Clara’s age was listed as 2 years old in the census. I have not found a listing for Alice in the 1930 census.
On 18 April 1931 Alice married Richard H. Evans. Alice was 24 years old at the time; Richard was 55 years old. The wedding ceremony took place in Allegany, Cattaraugus County, New York. Both Alice and Richard were living in Bradford, Pennsylvania at the time of their marriage. It appears that their residence continued to be Bradford until their deaths. Richard passed away in April 1961. He was 85 years old. Alice passed away 30 years later, in April 1991. She was 84 years old. I never met Aunt Alice.
Richard and Alice are buried at Willow Dale Cemetery in Bradford, Pennsylvania behind a pond that Bob and I have visited or passed by several times over the past 19 years that we have been married. I never knew, until recently, that my aunt was buried at Willow Dale Cemetery.
Aunt Alice and her husband, Richard, are buried in the Veteran’s portion of Willow Dale Cemetery.
I began building my family tree in late December last year. Genealogy is a very enjoyable hobby!