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Thompsonville, Benzie County records

Thompsonville, Benzie County records

Posted: 1328934666000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Westboy, Johnson, Glesener
Are there any records online for Springdale in Manistee County? I live in NE and can't make it to Michigan. The relative I'm looking for lived in Thompsonville, Benzie County, MI and worked in Springdale, Manistee County, MI. One source I have says he was farming for himself. Are there any directories online that I could find?

Roy William Westboy b. about 1880 or 1888

2/10/1917 - married Wilhelmina Johnson in Chicago, IL - marriage cert says he was from Chicago.

1917 (or 1919 hard to read) - WWI draft card was filed in Manistee County, MI. States he lived in Thompsonville, MI and worked for himself in farming in Springdale, MI.

1918 - lived in Thompsonville, MI according to his daughters birth certificate (daughter and mother were in Chicago at the time)

1930 census he was living in Barrington, IL, and working as a gardener for a private home.

1942 - WWII draft card - place of residence was Springdale twp., Manistee, MI; mailing address is "vil. Thompsonville, Benzie Co., Mich."; place of employment Springdale Twp., Manistee and he was employed for himself.

7/21/1953 - died in Chicago, IL and is buried in Chicago.

Wife and child were on the 1920 census in Chicago, but he was not and I can not find him anywhere. They were always living at another place during these periods, and not with him. However, I have many pictures of them all together. Been researching this man for 12 years, with no luck. Waiting to see what the 1940 census will bring on him. Any help would be appreciated!


Re: Thompsonville, Benzie County records

Posted: 1329174007000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1329225811000
Surnames: Westboy, Johnson, Westbay, Glesener, Glessner
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available census at this time.

1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012. It will take several months to transcribe all the states.

death record -
Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988
Name: Roy Westboy
Death Date: 21 Jul 1953
Death Location: Cook County, IL
File Number: 6049939
Archive collection name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Deaths)
Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk

birth record -
Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922
about Judith Helen Wilhelmina Westboy
Name: Judith Helen Wilhelmina Westboy
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1918
Birth Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Female
Father Name: Roy Westboy
Father's Age: 31
Mother Name: Minnie Johnson
Mother's Age: 43

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Ray Westboy
County: Manistee
State: Michigan
Birthplace: Norway
Birth Date: 1 Jan 1887
Race: Caucasian (White)

1930 -
Name: Roy Westboy
[Ray Westbay]
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Louisiana
Race: White
Home in 1930: Barrington, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Minnie Westboy
Father's Birthplace: South America
Mother's Birthplace: South America
Occupation: gardener
Age at first marriage: 37
Parents' birthplace: South America/South America

Roy Westboy 50, LA
Minnie Westboy 53, Sweden
Judith Westboy 12, ILL

Roy's WWI draft card indicated that he was born in NORWAY.
Now he claimed he was born in Louisiana

1920 -
Name: Minnie Westboy
[Minnie Westbay]
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Sweden
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 27, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1896 [her age would be 21]
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Minnie Westboy 45, Sweden - immigrated 1896; no occupation
Judith Westboy 1, ILL - [father b. Norway]

1910 -
Name: Minnie Johnson
Age in 1910: 36
Birth Year: 1874
Birthplace: Sweden
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1891
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
does laundry

WWII draft card -
Name: Roy William Westboy
Event: Military
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Springdale, Manistee, Michigan
Residence: Springdale, Manistee, Michigan
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 01 Jan 1880 [WWI draft card indicated the DOB as 1887]

Roy is inconsistant with his DOB as well as his place of birth.

Was he trying to hide something ????

Marriage record -
Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960
Name: Judith Helen W. Westboy
Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1943
Spouse: Howard D. Glesener
Marriage Location: Cook County, IL
Death: 30 Dec 1999 in Pico Rivera, California [Judith]

1930 -
Name: Howard Glesener
[Howard Glessner]
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1917
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Fred Glesener
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Name: Elsie Glesener
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Occupation: X-ray tech.
Military Service: WWI
Age at first marriage: 26
Parents' birthplace: GER/GER

Fred Glesener 40, ILL
Elsie Glesener 37, ILL - Age at first marriage: 23
Parents' birthplace: ILL/GER
Howard Glesener 13, ILL
Arlyn Glesener 5, ILL

Re: Thompsonville, Benzie County records

Posted: 1329244899000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1329317009000
Surnames: Westboy, Gonzales
Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, I have all this information already.

I do think he may have been trying to hide something. My aunt once told me that she was told he was a "perpetual liar". I didn't think he was close to my grandmother, but after I inherited all her pictures and scrapbooks, it seems he was around more then I thought. My aunt told me as well, she heard he was born in Norway, and adopted out of England before coming to the US. His death certificate says his father was John Westboy and mother was Mary Gonzales, but I believe this may be wrong as well.

I don't know what to believe. However, I do know for a fact, that he was living in Thompsonville and Springdale areas of Michigan, with ties to Chicago. Was wondering if there were land records or even a directory for these areas that may have had him in it, so I could see who he may have lived by. I am anxious to see the 1940 census when it comes out, just to see what it says. Maybe some new place and new birthdate.

Thanks again!
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