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Southworths of Benton Harbor
Posted by: Carol Page Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: September 11, 2005 at 05:14:02
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I'm trying to run down members of the Herbert & Olive [Foster] Southworth family which moved from Chicago to Benton Harbor between 1902-1905. Almost everything I know so far comes from censuses [copied below with a few other bits & pieces of info].

Any assistance would be appreciated.
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1900 Census, Ward 15, Chicago City, West Town, Cook Co., IL, E.D. #472, Sheet 16A [stamped 35A], Dwelling #186?, Family #330, 1069 W. North Ave, enumerated 9 Jun 1900:

Southworth, Herbert, Head, b. Mar 1856, 44, m. 15 yrs, b. New York, f/b New York, Attorney at Law, Rents House
--- Olive, Wife, b. Dec 1863, 36, m. 15 yrs, mother of 4 children, 2 living, b. Wisconsin, f/b New York, m/b Ohio
--- Maud, Daughter, b. Feb. 1891, 9, b. Illinois, f/b New York, m/b Wisconsin, At School
--- Alice, Daughter, b. Nov 1893, 6, b. Illinois, f/b New York, m/b Wisconsin, At School
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1910 Census, Ward 3, Benton Harbor City, Benton Township, Berrien Co., MI, E.D. #64, Sheet 5A [stamped 140A], Dwelling #120, Family #125, 466 Columbus? Avenue, enumerated Apr 1910:

Southworth, Herbert S, Head, 54, m1 25 yrs, b. New York, f/b England, m/b Va?, Photographer**, Own Studio, Owns Mortgaged House
--- Olive M, Wife, 46, m1 25 yrs, mother of 6 children, 4 living, b. Wisconsin, f/b New York, m/b Ohio
--- Alice, Daughter, 16, b. Illinois, f/b New York, m/b Wisconsin, Attended School
--- Orville L, Son, 8, b. Illinois, f/b New York, m/b Wisconsin, At School
--- Beulah May, Daughter, 5, b. Wisconsin, f/b New York, m/b Wisconsin

** Did old Herb really exchange the courtroom for a camera or is this an enumerator error?
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1920 Census, Second Ward, Benton Harbor City, Benton Township, Berrien Co., MI, E.D. #72, Sheets 3A-3B [stamped 67A-67B], Dwelling #69, Family #72, 873 Monroe, enumerated 9 Jan 1920:

Southworth, Olive, Head, Owns [Mortgaged], 56, Married*, b. Wisconsin, f/b United States, m/b United States, Pastry Cook, Restaurant
--- Alice, Daughter, 26, b. Illinois, f/b United States, m/b Wisconsin, Order Clerk, Factory
--- Orville, Son, 17, b. Illinois, f/b United States, m/b Wisconsin, Core Maker, Factory
--- Beulah, Daughter, 15, b. Michigan, f/b United States, m/b Washington

*Cannot find her husband Herbert in 1920.
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1930 Census, Fifth Ward, First Precinct, Lansing City, Ingham Co., MI, E.D. #30, Sheet 8B [stamped 68B], Dwelling #150, Family #216, 141 S. Cedar, enumerated 10 Apr 1930 in household of Emil & Minnie Arndt:

Southworth, Herbert, Inmate, 74, Married*, b. New York, f/b New York, m/b New York, Retired Lawyer

Minnie is identified as Housekeeper & Matron, Mediums Home. Herbert is one of only two "inmates."

*Cannot find his wife Olive in 1930.
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1930 Census, Second Ward, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI, E.D. #11, Sheet 10A [stamped 158A], Dwelling #244, Family #283, 522 Clay St., enumerated 10 Apr 1930:

Southworth, Orville L, Head, Owns [$2000 value], 28, 1st m. @ 24, b. Illinois, f/b New York, m/b Illinois, Core Maker, Iron Foundry, Not a WWI Vet
--- Marian A, Wife, 26, 1st m. @ 22, b. Illinois, f/b Illinois, m/b Michigan
--- Eugene A, Son, 2 9/12, b. Michigan, f/b Illinois, m/b Illinois
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Social Security Death Index:

Name: Orville Southworth
Born: 12 Feb 1902
Died: Dec 1986
Last Residence: Zip 49120, Niles, Berrien Co, MI
SS #371-01-0155 issued Michigan [Before 1951]
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Could Herbert & Olive's daughter, Alice, have been the "Miss Alice Ruth Southworth of Benton Harbor" who m. Alvin C. Boyd 18 Aug 1920 and "lived until April 19, 1944"? Alvin on 16 Mar 1946 m2 Emma Gundlock.

[dates from obit of Police Chief Alvin C. Boyd who was among those who died 25 Jun 1950 when the cruise ship on which they were passengers was rammed by a Norweigian freighter.]
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1930 Census, Second Ward, Benton Harbor City, Berrien Co., MI, E.D. #11, Sheet 2B [stamped 150B], Dwelling #47, Family #53, 729 Pearl Street, enumerated 3 Apr 1930:

Boyd, Alvin C, Head, Rents [$35/mo], 33, 1st m. @ 23, b. Indiana, f/b Indiana, m/b Indiana, Carpenter, Building, WWI Vet
--- Alice R, Wife, 36, 1st m. @ 26, b. Illinois, f/b New York, m/b Illinois
--- Beverly J, Daughter, 8 Attended School, b. Michigan, f/b Indiana, m/b Illinois

Beverly later married [?] Munson and had daughter, Diane.
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Alvin Boyd was buried in Crystal Springs Cemetery. Could some Southworths be planted there too?







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