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Re: Adopted out Jewell children
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: May 28, 2012 at 20:46:29
In Reply to: Adopted out Jewell children by Shanon of 2060

Hi. I'm not related to this family. I found a newspaper article about Rodney that mentions his siblings:

Date: 1937-07-16;
Paper: Omaha World Herald
Waiting for Tram, Is Fatally Stricken - Rodney C. Jewell, 55, WPA worker of 3216 California Street died at 3:30 Thursday afternoon at Nicholas Senn hospital, where he had been taken in the morning after he was stricken with paralysis while apparently waiting for a street car at 33 rd and Leavenworth streets. Until two weeks ago he had lived at 4701 North 29th street, where his wife and children still reside. He had lived in Omaha about 40 years. Surviving are his wife, Delia; daughter, Catherine; four sons, Rodney, jr.; William, John and James; three brothers, George W., John and Thomas M., all of Omaha, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Bergeron, Fairbury Neb... Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

This might be an obituary for their mother:

Date: 1925-05-16;
Paper: Omaha World Herald
LAMB - Mrs. Flora L., age 62 years; at St. Catherine's hospital, Friday morning... survived by her husband, Andrew J., one daughter, Mrs. Edw. Bergeron, Superior, Neb; four sons, E.W. Jewell, Council Bluffs, Ia.; Thomas M. Jewell, Rodney C., and John L., all of Omaha.

Here is an obit for George W:

Date: 1953-11-25;
Paper: Omaha World Herald
JEWELL - George W., age 67 years, residence 3042 Cass St. Survived by his wife, Grace: sons, George Herbert and Charles Leonard; daughter, Margaret Glessman and Virginia Miller; brother, Thomas of Omaha; sister, Rose Bergeron of Fairbury, Neb.

This is probably George W. in 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census about George W Jewell
Name:        George W Jewell
Gender:        Male
Birth Year:        abt 1887
Birthplace:        Illinois
Race:        White
Home in 1930:        Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
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Marital Status:        Married
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Spouse's Name:        Grace L Jewell
Father's Birthplace:        Illinois
Mother's Birthplace:        Illinois
Household Members: Living on Frank St.       
Name        Age
George W Jewell 43 b. 1887 Illinois, parents b. Illinois; Salesman, Auto Co.
Grace L Jewell         43 -wife- b. 1887 OH, fath b. OH, moth b. Ill
Herbert G Jewell 18 -son- b. 1912 Nebraska; Checker, Wholesale Drug
Leonard C Jewell 15 -son- b. 1915 Nebraska
Margret G Jewell 12 -dau- b. 1918 Nebraska
Virginia G Jewell 5 -dau- b. 1925 Iowa
       
Here is the family in 1925. Iowa had this great census in 1925 where they asked family members to list the names of their parents. So, George W listed his parents as John Jewell & Flora Lamb:

Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 about George W Jewell
Name:        George W Jewell
Birth Year:        abt 1886
Birth Place:        Illinois
Gender:        Male
Race:        White
Marital Status:        Married
Census Date:        1 Jan 1925
Residence State:        Iowa
Residence County:        Pottawattamie
Locality:        Council Bluffs Ward 1
Relation to Head:        Head
Mother:        Flora Lamb
Mother's Birth Year:        abt 1861
Mother's Birthplace:        Illinois
Father:        John Jewell
Father's Birthplace:        New York
Marriage Place:        Ohio
Spouse Name:        Grace Lucile Jewell
Roll:        IA1925_1913
Line:        20
Household Members:        
Name        Age
George W Jewell        39 b. 1886 Ill; fath-John Jewell, b. NY; moth-Flora Lamb, b. 1861 Illinois
Grace Lucile Jewell        37 -wife- b. 1888 OH; fath-Andrew Fleckinger, b. OH; moth-Addie Wendle, b. 1861 Ill
Herbert G Jewell        13 -son- b. 1912 Neb
Margaret J Jewell        6 -dau- b. 1919 Neb
Lenard Charles Jewell        9 -son- b. 1916 Neb
Virginia Grace Jewell        1 -dau- b. 1924 Neb

I think Lamb was not Flora's maiden name, but her married name to Andrew Lamb.

Here is a WWI draft card for Thomas Martin:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Thomas M Jewell
Name:        Thomas M Jewell
City:        Omaha
County:        Douglas
State:        Nebraska
Birthplace:        Nebraska;United States of America
Birth Date:        8 Sep 1891
Race:        Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number:        1711757
DraftBoard:        1
Age: 25
Occupation: Salesman, employed by G.W. Jewell - Cigar Tobacco
Nearest Relative: not married

So, for Thomas Jewell, it looks like he was living in Greeley, Nebraska with a family in 1900 (just like John Lester):

1900 United States Federal Census about Thomas Jewell
Name:        Thomas Jewell
Age:        9
Birth Date:        Sep 1890
Birthplace:        Nebraska
Home in 1900:        OConnor, Greeley, Nebraska
[Greeley]
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Adopted
Marital Status:        Single
Father's Birthplace:        Illinois
Mother's Birthplace:        Indiana
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Anthony Gibbons 76 b. Apr 1824 Ireland, par b. Ire; farmer
Ann Gibbons        65 -wife- b. Oct 1834 Ire, par b. Ire; married 42 years; 11 children/7 surviving
Martin Gibbons        28 -son- b. Sep 1871 IN; farm labor
Patrick Gibbons 26 -son- b. Nov 1873 IN; same
Thomas Jewell        9 -adopted- b. Sep 1890 Neb, fath b. Ill, moth b. IN; at school

Here's the good news! The family in back together in 1910 (at least partly)!

1910 United States Federal Census about Thomas M Jewell
Name:        Thomas M Jewell
Age in 1910:        18
Birth Year:        1892
Birthplace:        Illinois
Home in 1910:        Omaha Ward 12, Douglas, Nebraska
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Stepson
[Step Son]
Marital Status:        Single
Father's Birthplace:        New York
Mother's Name:        Flora L Lamle
Mother's Birthplace:        Illinois
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Andrew J Lamb        45 b. 1865 Penn, parents b. Penn; Fireman
Flora L Lamb        45 -wife- b. 1865 Ill, fath b. VT, moth b. Ill; married 8 years; 5 children/5 surviving
Rodney C Jewell 25 -son- b. 1882 Ill, fath b. NY, moth b. Ill; Clerk, Wholesale
John L Jewell        20 -son- b. 1890 Ill, same
Thomas M Jewell 18 -son- b. 1892 Ill, same

So, we know Rosa married Edward Bergeron. This might be her in 1920:

1920 United States Federal Census about Rose Bergeron
Name:        Rose Bergeron
Age:        35
Birth Year:        abt 1885
Birthplace:        Illinois
Home in 1920:        Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska
Race:        White
Gender:        Female
Relation to Head of House:        Wife
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Ed Bergeron
Father's Birthplace:        Illinois
Mother's Birthplace:        Illinois
Able to read:        Yes
Able to Write:        Yes
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Ed Bergeron         40 b. 1880 Neb, par b. Neb; baker
Rose Bergeron         35 -wife- b. 1885 Ill, par b. Ill
Eveline Bergeron 14 -dau- b. 1906 Neb
Ernest Bergeron 10 -son- b. 1910 Neb

And in 1930, living in Fairbury:

1930 United States Federal Census about Rosie B Bergeron
Name:        Rosie B Bergeron
Gender:        Female
Birth Year:        abt 1884
Birthplace:        Illinois
Race:        White
Home in 1930:        Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska
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Marital Status:        Married
Relation to Head of House:        Wife
Spouse's Name:        Edmund C Bergeron
Father's Birthplace:        Illinois
Mother's Birthplace:        Illinois
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Edmund C Bergeron 50 b. 1880 Neb, par b. Ill; Laborer, Brick yard
Rosie B Bergeron 46 -wife- b. 1884 Ill, par b. Ill; Proprietor, Rooming House
Ernest E Bergeron 21 -son- b. 1909 Neb; Baker, Public Bakery

Hope this helps. Annie





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