Prison records, case registers, newspapers, and census records confirm a dark episode from our family history.
The recent discovery of an obituary and death record for great-grandmother Laura Mae Fields leads to finding a rural Texas newspaper announcement of her marriage to Andrew Jackson Pace.
Continuing to piece together the life story of my husband’s great-grandmother Laura Mae (Fields) Pace, who died tragically young. This time focusing on her childhood through census documents, and then her migration around Texas following marriage and motherhood.
The discovery last week of a death certificate and newspaper death notice for daughter Clara Irene Pace helps me bust down a several year-long brick wall regarding Irene’s mother, Laura Mae (Fields) Pace.
My husband’s maternal grandfather’s sister Irene dies tragically at just 15 years old from meningitis. A newfound newspaper brief and death certificate finally provided documented evidence of family lore.
Trying to identify where in Texas my husband’s grandfather was born requires tracking the movements of his parents and siblings, with an initial look at two census records.
Grandfather Roy D. Pace is allegedly the 3rd great-grandson of William Henry Pace (1745-1815), the Pace who served in General George Washington’s elite bodyguard unit–the Commander in Chief’s Guard–during the Revolutionary War. To prove or disprove that claim, I have to first prove the identity or Roy’s parents.