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PULSIFER Lovina (Vina)

Female 1860 - 1939  (78 years)


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  • Name PULSIFER Lovina (Vina) 
    Born 18 Dec 1860  Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co.. NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1864?
      Hopkinton, NY located in upper NY state bordering the state of Vermont.
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Sep 1939  Union Cemetery, Woodbury, Washington Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died in Mounds Park Hospital or Northern Pacific Hospital, St. Paul, MN at age 74
      Died of a heart attack
      Buried September 12, 1939 in Union Cemetery
      Block 22
      Lot 333
      State file #025932 1939 MN
    Notes 
    • English and Indian

      Occupation: housewife

      Residences:
      Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co., New York 1860 Census
      Mendon, Clayton Co., Iowa (McGregor post office) 1970 Census
      Black Hammer, Houston Co., Minnesota. 1880 Census. Dressmaker
      age 20, single, living with her brother Marshall.

      Vina Lived at 761 East 7th St., St. Paul, MN before she died. It was said that she lived in Minnesota for 65 years (1874).

      References:
      Listing for Tamson Pulsifer 1890-1891, a boarder living at 553 Forest in St. Paul. House of daughter Vina and son-in-law George Smith.


      The Pulsifer and Nichols families seem to have been in the United States since the founding of the country. They are both English names and the family names keep popping up in the Main, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, upper New York State, and even parts of Canada bordering New England. Add the English family name of Purdy and we have a very long, intertwined history between all of these family groups. There were Nichols, Purdys, and Pulsifers that helped found the new country. They fought in the War of Independence, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. As the families grew they intermarried and had large families generation after generation. They continued moving west as the new United States was created and seemed to follow the southern edges of the Great Lakes moving into Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. After the Civil War there were many families with these names on both sides of the upper Mississippi. Some of them continued westward until they came to the Pacific Ocean. They were farmers, carpenters, and many of them worked for the railroad. The railroad was the reason for the George Smith family ending up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and bulding the house at 848 East 3rd Street.

      Crown Point, Essex county, New York is were the family data for Lovina starts. Crown Point is located on the west bank of Lake Champlain and across the lake is West Bridgeport Vermont. Much of the town is located in Adirondack State Park and was formed in 1780. In the first U.S. census done in 1790 Vermont had 18 Nichols headed families, Massachusetts has 13 Nichols headed families. The Pulsifers came more out of New York.

      The 1840 Census for Crown Point, Essex Co., New York gives us the following information. Only free white males or female heads of households were listed by name. The rest of the information is group and age listings.

      1840
      Ansel Pulsifer (between 20-30 years). We know from later census data he was born in 1819, so he was 21.
      Wife (between 20-30 years) Tamson Nichols born 1819 in Vermont from later census data, age 21.

      On the line above the Ansel Pulsifer data was a listing for the household of Aaron Nichols. Because of the location I believe that this was the father of Tamson. He was born between 1780 and 1790. His household listed one female between 80-90, one 30-40 (his wife), and one between 10-15, one male 50-60 (him) and one between 15-20. Aaron Nichols was listed on the tax roles both in 1818 and 1835.

      I believe that Ansels father may have been Amos Pulsifer. His name appeared on the 1830 census for Crown Point. The guessing of the fathers names are only speculations and nothing more, as the research for this would have to be done in older archives.

      1850
      Henry Albert, b. 1842, Crown Point, N.Y.
      Marshall Prentis, b. 1844, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, N.Y.
      Emergene, b 1848, Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.
      Amanda, b 1850, Hopkinton, St. Laurence Co., N.Y.
    Person ID I8009  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father PULSIFER ANSEL (Anthony),   b. 1819, Crown Point, Essex Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1873, at the home of sister Lucinda Estey Delmar, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother NICHOLS Tamson D.,   b. 1819, Addison, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1893, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1839  Crown Point, Essex Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6833  Group Sheet

    Family SMITH George H.,   b. 17 May 1864, Headingly, Yorkshire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1934, Union Cemetery, Woodbury, Washington Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1888  Courthouse Ramsey Co., St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. SMITH Hazel,   b. 19 Oct 1889, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1978, Clackamas Co., Oregon ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. SMITH Harold Purdy,   b. 06 Sep 1891, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1957, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. SMITH Warren LeRoy (Roy),   b. 11 Feb 1894, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1953, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F8941  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    4 Generations
    4 Generations
    Vina on left, Hazel on right, Bonnie in back, & Ray as infant.
    Lovina (Vina) Pulsifer
    Lovina (Vina) Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Taken around 1896-1897
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Note the Indian earrings and necklace
    Vina Pulsifer
    Vina Pulsifer
    Taken around 1880-1884


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