24 March 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Walter & Christie Winter

  
Walter H. Winter (6 August 1860 – 22 February 1934) and his wife Christie G. (11 September 1857 – 6 September 1946) are buried together at the Zion Reformed Cemetery in New Providence.

The Winters, according to the 1900 US Census, married in 1883 but had no children yet at that time. They lived in East Drumore, where Walter was a farmer. They had two boarders living with them: Roy Eckman, and Harry Miller. The 1910 US Census shows they employed a 12 year old servant girl, Grace Moss. Grace was the daughter of Jeremiah and Emma Moss, who were neighbors of the Winters, according to the 1900 Census. 

By 1920, the couple sold the farm and lived by themselves in Providence Township. Walter was now a laborer in a garage.  

In 1930, Walter and Christie are still in Providence but he is now a foreman. Living with them is their 19 year old daughter Lyndelle Aulthouse and her one year old son William G. Aulthouse. Lyndelle married when she was 17 and the 1930 Census still shows her as married but no husband is listed. 

Walter is the son of Cyrus and Kate Winters, of Strasburg, according to the 1880 Census. Walter’s death certificate lists his parents as Silas Winters and Catherine Marks. The cause of death was myocarditis. His wife Christie was the informant and lists her maiden name as Kauffman. 

Source:
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.  

Year: 1880; Census Place: Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1143; Family History Film: 1255143; Page: 420D; Enumeration District: 170; Image: 0545  

Year: 1900; Census Place: East Drumore, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1423; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0086; FHL microfilm: 1241423  

Year: 1910; Census Place: East Drumore, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1353; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 1375366 

Year: 1920; Census Place: Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1584; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 118; Image: 975 

Year: 1930; Census Place: Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2059; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0106; Image: 29.0; FHL microfilm: 2341793

 

Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.