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JamesRussell
Hello,
I am looking for any information on my son's Half Grand-Uncle. What I know:

DONALDSON, Robert Louis
b. 4 Nov 1912 - Washington, USA
d. Mar 1963 - Suicide

SS# 536-01-1791

Military Service, 25 Feb 1942 - WW II, Pacific

F. DONALDSON, Carl Langston 1879-1949
m. FAYLOR, Edith 1883-1928

Any light that someone could shed would be greatly appreciated.
Jim
Shanifaye
what kinds of information are you wanting?
JamesRussell
QUOTE(Shanifaye @ May 5 2008, 03:49 PM) *
what kinds of information are you wanting?


Hello Shannon,
I was hoping I might be able to find all or any - obit, death date, place of death, spouse and maybe children.
Jim
Shanifaye
I'm looking for stuff, but so far havent found anything you dont already have, except his WWII records states a birth year of 1911 instead of 1912 and (not sure if you knew this or not) that he is single with no dependants
Shanifaye
the 1930 census has a Robert L Donaldson listed in King county Washington, age 18, a boarder, states father was born in Illinois, mother born in Kansas...working as an attendant at a gas station

it also lists a Ruth C Donaldson age 16, also as a boarder, same birth place for parents as Robert, occupation is a stenographer for a lawyer
Shanifaye
Okay, following the above family back to 1920

we have

Robert, Ruth, Mary, Mildred, Dora and (it appears to me) Lasca (female) listed as step children living with Charles and Edith Marsden in King co Washington
JamesRussell
QUOTE(Shanifaye @ May 6 2008, 08:45 AM) *
Okay, following the above family back to 1920

we have

Robert, Ruth, Mary, Mildred, Dora and (it appears to me) Lasca (female) listed as step children living with Charles and Edith Marsden in King co Washington


I have the 1920 Census, but can not get any 1930 census because Hertiage Quest has not indexed them. In order for me to find anyone I would have to go line by line through the entire Seattle census. Edith was Edith Faylor, she had married CL Donaldson but was divorced. That is why they are listed as step children. I has his birth date as 11 Nov 1912. I not sure why the difference.

Anyway, thank you for looking.
Jim
Steph
I got the family in 1910 before Robert was born. It state both father and mother born in Kansas.
Now to get the info on Robert after 1942.
And that appears to be the trick
Steph
Shanifaye
do you know how to do the advanced search on HQ with the following information?

Roll: 2504; Page: 41B; Enumeration District: 213

I can find it on HQ with that....let me know if you have any problems and I'll just email you the image
Shanifaye
This information is on find a grave, with the 1911 birth year

Birth: Nov. 4, 1911
Death: Mar. 26, 1963

SSGT, US ARMY

Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: G, 0, 1396


this is on ancestry

Name: Robert L Donaldson
Service Info.: SSGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1911
Death Date: 26 Mar 1963
Service Start Date: 25 Feb 1942
Interment Date: 9 Nov 1967
Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266
Buried At: Section G Site 1396

not sure why the interment is 3 years later?
Steph
Good girl...I found husband and children for Lasca and that is as much as I have found so far. That specific tree has no info on a family for Robert.

Steph
JamesRussell
QUOTE(Shanifaye @ May 6 2008, 09:16 AM) *
This information is on find a grave, with the 1911 birth year

Birth: Nov. 4, 1911
Death: Mar. 26, 1963

SSGT, US ARMY

Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: G, 0, 1396


this is on ancestry

Name: Robert L Donaldson
Service Info.: SSGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1911
Death Date: 26 Mar 1963
Service Start Date: 25 Feb 1942
Interment Date: 9 Nov 1967
Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266
Buried At: Section G Site 1396

not sure why the interment is 3 years later?


That's him. Thank you. I tried the advance search on HQ (I didn't know I could do it) and only got pg 41, no B.
Thanks a lot.
Jim
JamesRussell
QUOTE(Steph @ May 6 2008, 09:27 AM) *
Good girl...I found husband and children for Lasca and that is as much as I have found so far. That specific tree has no info on a family for Robert.

Steph


Hello Steph,
If it's possible could you send me the PDF for Lasca? I sure would appreciate it.
Thanks
JIm
Shanifaye
QUOTE(JamesRussell @ May 6 2008, 12:51 PM) *
QUOTE(Shanifaye @ May 6 2008, 09:16 AM) *
This information is on find a grave, with the 1911 birth year

Birth: Nov. 4, 1911
Death: Mar. 26, 1963

SSGT, US ARMY

Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: G, 0, 1396


this is on ancestry

Name: Robert L Donaldson
Service Info.: SSGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1911
Death Date: 26 Mar 1963
Service Start Date: 25 Feb 1942
Interment Date: 9 Nov 1967
Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266
Buried At: Section G Site 1396

not sure why the interment is 3 years later?


That's him. Thank you. I tried the advance search on HQ (I didn't know I could do it) and only got pg 41, no B.
Thanks a lot.
Jim


you have to click up top of the page on page or image until you get to the page you need

for this one on the page search tab you put in
series 1930-T626
Roll 2504
Page 41

then click search

up at the top in the middle of the screen you will see something that says page with arrows on either side and one that says image with arrows

click the arrow on the right of image once then click the arrow on the right of page once, it will take you to page 41 B of district 213 Robert is on line 61


Shanifaye
QUOTE(Steph @ May 6 2008, 12:27 PM) *
Good girl...I found husband and children for Lasca and that is as much as I have found so far. That specific tree has no info on a family for Robert.

Steph



yeah, she is the wife of the Ralph Nagley on the 1930 census that Robert and Ruth are living with...hmmm wonder why they are listed as boarders, not in laws?
JamesRussell
QUOTE(Shanifaye @ May 6 2008, 10:08 AM) *
QUOTE(JamesRussell @ May 6 2008, 12:51 PM) *
QUOTE(Shanifaye @ May 6 2008, 09:16 AM) *
This information is on find a grave, with the 1911 birth year

Birth: Nov. 4, 1911
Death: Mar. 26, 1963

SSGT, US ARMY

Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: G, 0, 1396


this is on ancestry

Name: Robert L Donaldson
Service Info.: SSGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1911
Death Date: 26 Mar 1963
Service Start Date: 25 Feb 1942
Interment Date: 9 Nov 1967
Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266
Buried At: Section G Site 1396

not sure why the interment is 3 years later?


That's him. Thank you. I tried the advance search on HQ (I didn't know I could do it) and only got pg 41, no B.
Thanks a lot.
Jim


you have to click up top of the page on page or image until you get to the page you need

for this one on the page search tab you put in
series 1930-T626
Roll 2504
Page 41

then click search

up at the top in the middle of the screen you will see something that says page with arrows on either side and one that says image with arrows

click the arrow on the right of image once then click the arrow on the right of page once, it will take you to page 41 B of district 213 Robert is on line 61


Thank you for teaching me something new. I didn't know that I could do that. Using your instructions I found the Census page.
Thank you.
Jim
Steph
QUOTE(JamesRussell @ May 6 2008, 12:54 PM) *
QUOTE(Steph @ May 6 2008, 09:27 AM) *
Good girl...I found husband and children for Lasca and that is as much as I have found so far. That specific tree has no info on a family for Robert.

Steph


Hello Steph,
If it's possible could you send me the PDF for Lasca? I sure would appreciate it.
Thanks
JIm


There is very little information on here.
It says she was born Dec. 26, 1901 in Washington. Died Feb. 1985 in Seattle
Married to James Hogan (born July 15, 1896in NOrth Dakota)) had one child Carol Jean (born Aug. 24, 1922 in Seattle)
Married Ralph J. Nagley (Dec. 19,1899 Pennsylvania - Nov. 6, 1973 Fontana, San BErnadino, Calif.)

Carol Jean Married James Gould (Dec. 29,1917 Ohio - Jan. 5,1984 Lynn Haven FL) They mention only one child and he/she is still living

That pretty much covers it.

Steph
Steph
QUOTE(JamesRussell @ May 6 2008, 12:54 PM) *
QUOTE(Steph @ May 6 2008, 09:27 AM) *
Good girl...I found husband and children for Lasca and that is as much as I have found so far. That specific tree has no info on a family for Robert.

Steph


Hello Steph,
If it's possible could you send me the PDF for Lasca? I sure would appreciate it.
Thanks
JIm



I should mention there are two other trees that mention and "Unknown" Pitts as Lascas husband using an e-mail from a Jim McGrath as a source. It says he was son-in-law to Carl Lowell Donaldson. So you can take that for what it is worth.
one was posted by a Duane Pell . Carl Lowell is evidently Carl Langstons son by Anne Shepard. The other tree was posted by James McGrath (e-mail in 2007 jfdmcgrath@comcast.net)
JamesRussell
[/quote]

I should mention there are two other trees that mention and "Unknown" Pitts as Lascas husband using an e-mail from a Jim McGrath as a source. It says he was son-in-law to Carl Lowell Donaldson. So you can take that for what it is worth.
one was posted by a Duane Pell . Carl Lowell is evidently Carl Langstons son by Anne Shepard. The other tree was posted by James McGrath (e-mail in 2007 jfdmcgrath@comcast.net)
[/quote]

Thanks for what you found Steph.
Jim
JamesRussell
QUOTE
There is very little information on here.
It says she was born Dec. 26, 1901 in Washington. Died Feb. 1985 in Seattle
Married to James Hogan (born July 15, 1896in NOrth Dakota)) had one child Carol Jean (born Aug. 24, 1922 in Seattle)
Married Ralph J. Nagley (Dec. 19,1899 Pennsylvania - Nov. 6, 1973 Fontana, San BErnadino, Calif.)

Carol Jean Married James Gould (Dec. 29,1917 Ohio - Jan. 5,1984 Lynn Haven FL) They mention only one child and he/she is still living

That pretty much covers it.

Steph


Something's wrong here.

Lasca Donaldson b. 1901 d. 1985 was the first daughter of the union of CL Donaldson and ES Faylor. They had 6 kids in all. Robert L. (the only male) was the 5th and Ruth C. was the last child.

Lasca is found on the 1910, WA, King, Seattle census with brother and sisters.

Somewhere between 1910 and 1920 CL Donaldson and ES Faylor divorced. She took the kids and married C Marsden. On the 1920, WA, King, Seattle census the kids are listed as step children.

Lasca's first marriage was to Ralph Nagley and they are listed on the 1930, WA, King, Seattle census with Robert L. and Ruth C. I don't know who Carol Jean was but as far as I know Ralph was Lasca's first marriage. The kids (Robert and Ruth) are with Lasca because Edith died in 1928.

Sometime later Lasca married a Mr. Pitts (info unknown) and died as a Pitts and can be found with the SS# 531-03-5372.

So if you have something on James Hogan and his daughter would you please share?
JamesRussell
JamesRussell
QUOTE
I should mention there are two other trees that mention and "Unknown" Pitts as Lascas husband using an e-mail from a Jim McGrath as a source. It says he was son-in-law to Carl Lowell Donaldson. So you can take that for what it is worth.
one was posted by a Duane Pell . Carl Lowell is evidently Carl Langstons son by Anne Shepard. The other tree was posted by James McGrath (e-mail in 2007 jfdmcgrath@comcast.net)


I had forgotten where I got the Pitts name. It's from below:


"Donaldson, Carl Langston
Funeral services for Carl L. Donaldson, 70 years old, of Woodinville, will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow in the chapel of Arthur A. Wright and Son, with burial in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mr. Donaldson died Tuesday at Madigan General Hospital.
Mr. Donaldson, a native of Burlington, Kas., came to Seattle 48 years ago. He moved to Woodinville seven years ago. Mr. Donaldson was a post office supervisor in Seattle for 36 years before his retirement in 1942. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. He was a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene and Fortson – Thygesen Camp 2, United Spanish War Veterans.
Surviving are his wife Anne; two sons, Robert L. and Carl L. Donaldson, both of Seattle; five daughters, Miss Ruth Donaldson, Mrs. Lasca Pitts, Mrs. Mildred Campbell and Mrs. Mary Hayes, all of Seattle, and Mrs. Dolores A. Curry, Edmonds; a brother, Burt H. Donaldson, Seattle; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
August 23, 1949"

I guess that's kind of why I am stuck on the Pitts name.
JamesRussell
margaretann
You may already have this information, but here is the information for Carl Langston Donaldson's death certificate, Washington, USA (transcribed copy at familysearch.org).

Name: Carl Langston Donaldson
Death date: 23 Aug 1949
Death place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Age at death: 70 years
Estimated birth year: 1879
Birth date:
Birth place:
Marital status:
Spouse name:
Father name: Thomas Jefferson Donaldson
Father birth place:
Mother name: Alice Link
Mother birth place:
Occupation:
Street address:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2032814
Digital GS number: 4223224
Image number: 379
Reference number: 14510
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960 at familysearch.org
JamesRussell
QUOTE(margaretann @ May 12 2008, 10:51 AM) *
You may already have this information, but here is the information for Carl Langston Donaldson's death certificate, Washington, USA (transcribed copy at familysearch.org).

Name: Carl Langston Donaldson
Death date: 23 Aug 1949
Death place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
Gender: Male
Race or color: White
Age at death: 70 years
Birth date: 22 Apr 1879
Birth place: Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, USA
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Anne Z. (Shepherd) Donaldson
Father name: Thomas Jefferson Donaldson
Father birth place: , , Indiana, USA
Mother name: Alice Link
Mother birth place: Paris, Edgar, Illinois, USA
Occupation: Retired - Supervisor, Post Office
Street address:
Residence:
Cemetery name: Evergreen-Washelli
Burial place: Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery
Burial date: 25 Aug 1949
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2032814
Digital GS number: 4223224
Image number: 379
Reference number: 14510
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960 at familysearch.org


Thank you for the info. I filled what was missing. Carl Langston Donaldson was my son's great-grandfather. What I would still like to know is:

Who was James Hogan and Carol Jean Hogan and why does someone think that Lasca Donaldson, Nagley, Pitts is related to them?

JamesRussell
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