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Subject: Re: [APG] White Star Line ship records, Seattle 1900
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:58:47 +0000
May I suggest you go back to the original census and blow up the image. To me it looks as if Chas Pence was born Oct 1868 which gives a very different age and thus assumptions about who he is. Yes, the age column has a correction in it, as do many ages on this page. It looks as if the census taker may not have been good at calculating ages from dates of birth, or the examiner was making later corrections.
As to the Steamship Aberdeen - care is needed. There is a Steamship named Aberdeen for the Aberdeen Line, built in 1881 working on the England to Australia route. In 1905 the Aberdeen Line came under the control of the White Star Line so there may already have been operational connections. You will need to dig a little deeper.
-------------- Original message from "Richard A. Pence" <>: --------------
> The index for the 1900 census at Ancestry.com lists the following three
> persons (among others) as being "lodgers" aboard the steamer _Aberdeen_ at
> the White Star Lines dock in Seattle, King County, Washington:
> Chas Pence 4 Colorado
> Pap Pence 50 Indiana
> Lafe J Pance 20 Colorado
> These entries read as follows:
> Chas. Pence b. Oct 1868, age 31, Colorado
> Lafe Pence b. Feb 1850, age 50, Indiana
> Lafe Pence Jr. b. - Jan 1880, age 20, Colorado
> Lafe Pence is, I believe, actually Lafayette Pence, born 27 Dec 1857 in
> Bartholomew County, Indiana; his son, Lafayette Vawter Pence, born 14 Mar
> 1884 in Denver, Colorado. I am uncertain as to the identity of Charles
> Pence, but he could be a stepson of Lafayette (Sr,), although in 1900
> Lafayette was in law practice in San Francisco with his younger brother,
> Charles Jacob Pence, born 12 Jun 1863 in Bartholomew County, Indiana.
> Lafayette Pence (Sr.), a "Silver Democrat," represented Denver in the U.S.
> Congress in 1893-95.
> As you can see, the dates on the census are quite a bit off of the actual
> dates so I am wondering if somewhere there might be a manifest for this
> cruise of the _Aberdeen_.
> Does anyone know if there would be further information on this ship,
> particularly this cruise, and where it might be?
> Richard A. Pence
> 3211 Adams Ct, Fairfax, VA 22030-1900
> Voice 703-591-4243 / Fax 703-352-3560
> Pence Family History
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