19 March 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: George D. & Ida C. Groce Still

Ida C Still
1872 - 1937
George D. Still
1875 - 1922

buried at the Hephzibah Baptist Church
Chester County, PA

1930 Census:
The widow Ida is living with 27 year old son Robert, 21 year old daughter Isabella, her 84 year old father, widower George W. GROCE and 27 year old boarder Albert Vick. They are living on South Fifth Avenue. Robert is a truck driver and salesman for the Bond Bread Co. and Vick is an enginer atthe Boiler Works.

1920 Census:
George was a retail merchant at a grocery store in Coatesville. His 17 year old son, Robert W. Still, was a truck driver for a grocery store. George and Ida's 11 year old daughter Isabella attended school. The family lived on Fifth Avenue.

1910 Census:
The family lives on Woodland Avenue in Coatesville. George is a milkman. Robert is in school. Isabella is just eight months old. The family lives next door to the widow Albina Still and her son 30 year old Alban, a clerk at the steel mill. Albina is 56 and has two children, both of whom are living. (see the 1880 census below)

1900 Census:
The young couple was living in East Fallowfield Township. They had been married just two years, having been married in 1898.

1880 Census:
George is a mere five years old. His brother Alban is just eight months. His parents are Robert Still and Albina (see the 1910 notes). Robert, who is 40, is a farmer. Albina is 26 in 1880. The family lives in East Fallowfield Township  next door to John, 47, his wife Edith, 39, and their two year old daughter Clara.

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