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Subject: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/29/18 at 5:26 pm

A thread for the older users of the forum to share any memories of 1800's born relatives, loved ones, or even celebrities.

We lost the last living 1800's baby, Emma Morano about a year ago.  :\'(

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/04/15/worlds-oldest-person-last-known-born-1800s-dies/100501238/

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Wobo on 03/29/18 at 5:27 pm

I have a great grandfather i met in 2015 during a road trip who was like 96 born in the 1900s (decade)

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/29/18 at 5:29 pm


I have a great grandfather i met in 2015 during a road trip who was like 96 born in the 1900s (decade)

What you said implies your great grandfather was born in 1996???
WHAT!?!?!?
Did you mean 1906?

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Wobo on 03/29/18 at 5:31 pm


What you said implies your great grandfather was born in 1996???
???WHAT!?!?!?
Did you mean 1896 or 1906?

No  ;D I meant he was 96,BORN in the 1900s I forgot to to put a comma between 96 and born and no he's not a 1896,1996 or 1906 born he was possibly born between 1907 or 1908 but probably 1908

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: 2001 on 03/29/18 at 5:33 pm

Oldest person I know was my grandad born 1919.

There was another thread where LyricBoy talked about his grandparents born in the 1800s. It was pretty interesting.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 03/29/18 at 7:42 pm

I remember when I was in elementary school in 2007, our grade went to the nursing home to celebrate a lady's 114th birthday, which means she would've been born in 1893. :o

Also, wouldn't 114 be pretty close to one of the oldest (verified at least) people to live ever? I remember thinking back on this like there's no way she could've actually been 114, could she? I skimmed through Wikipeida's top 100 verified oldest women and didn't see anyone born 1893 from the US, the oldest woman lived to 122 and the 100th oldest lived to 114 years, 85 days.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/29/18 at 11:34 pm

Nope.

The oldest people I know personally are my grandparents who were born in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Only one of them is still living though :\'(.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Howard on 03/30/18 at 5:23 am

No,I don't know anyone born in The 1800's but the last person I knew was my grandmother who lived to 100 years old and she had passed away in January of natural causes.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/31/18 at 2:36 pm

My great-grandfather & my great-grandmother were both born in 1883 (in Russia). I remember going to their 60th anniversary. He died in 1970 & she died in 1971.


Cat

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Balty Raven on 03/31/18 at 6:30 pm

The oldest person that I used to know was my neighbor Louise, who was probably about in her late 70s or 80s when she died in 2008.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: mwalker1996 on 04/08/18 at 9:27 pm

The oldest person I know just turned a 100 about 2 months ago at my church. It's crazy because she was preaching sermons in her 90s.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Wobo on 04/08/18 at 9:30 pm


The oldest person I know just turned a 100 about 2 months ago at my church. It's crazy because she was preaching sermons in her 90s.

Wow so she was born in 1918? She will defintely feel really old around 2018 borns.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/09/18 at 9:23 pm

My paternal grandfather was likely born in the late 1800's - I barely remember him, as he passed away when I was 7.  (I have to dig through some records to find out exactly when he was born.)

My maternal great-grandmother was also probably born in the late 1800's - as with my grandfather, she passed away when I was 8 so my memories of her are faint - but fond.

That's about all I can come up with.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/09/18 at 9:46 pm

The oldest person I knew was a great uncle born in 1918.

He died in 2012 at the age of 94.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: karen on 04/10/18 at 5:11 pm

I would have to check the family tree to be sure of the exact dates.  I recall meeting one of my great grandmas in the early 1970s, and she was in her 90s.  She would have been born in the 1870s or 80s. I do not remember very much as I was only aged about 4.  She lived some distance from us so we didn't visit all that often.

My other great grandma must also have been born in the 1800s.  She was 96 I believe when she died and that was in 1983 I think.  I can remember her a bit more as she lived in a village near us. I can recall her house and that she came to us for Christmas dinner one year.  I also visited her a couple of times when she moved into an old peoples home.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: GH1996 on 04/11/18 at 12:54 am

My fiances grandfather was born in 1914 i met him a few weeks ago, still has a pretty good memory.. his dad was born in 1882 i think.

My grandfather back home was born in 1917 but he passed away a few years back, my dad, aunts & uncles were close with their grandparents who were born in 1884 & 1886

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Don Carlos on 04/12/18 at 9:18 am

I know that my maternal grand mother was born in 1881 and died at 97.  She lived in the town in Puerto Rico (Guanica) where the US forces landed in 1898, and witnessed the landing.  The story is quite fascinating. Her husband was even older.  I suspect that my paternal grand parents were also born in the 1800

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: d90 on 04/12/18 at 11:20 am

I never personally met anyone born in the 1800s, but I knew my maternal grandpa born 1921 and my paternal great grandpa and great grandma born 1911 and 1912 who had parents born In the 1800s.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 04/14/18 at 6:10 am

Yes.  My paternal grandmother was born in 1876.  She died in 1971 when I was almost 5.  My paternal grandfather was born around 1853 (nobody seems to know the exact date or even the year), but he died long before I was born.  I think he died during or a little after WWII.  He arrived in Hawaii in 1869 when it was still a kingdom under the rule of Kamehameha V.  My father was born in 1916 but I believe some of his approximately dozen siblings were born in the 1800s.  My maternal grandfather was born in 1894 and died in 1983.  My maternal grandmother was born about a dozen years later and she died in 1994.

At the time I was born, it was not that unusual to meet people born in the 19th century.  A number of famous people born in the 19th century were still alive, including Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman, Nikita Khrushchev, Mao Zedong, Omar Bradley, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Claude Rains, Edward G Robinson, James Cagney, Boris Karloff, Spencer Tracy, George Burns, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Pu Yi, Chiang Kai-shek, Soong Mei-ling, Margaret Chase Smith, Pope Paul VI, J Edgar Hoover, J Robert Oppenheimer, Louis de Broglie, Jiddu Krishnamurti, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Pablo Picasso, Juan Trippe, Carl Orff, Aaron Copeland, EM Forster, Agatha Christie, Helen Keller, Georgia O'Keeffe, to name a few.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: d90 on 04/14/18 at 7:07 am


Yes.  My paternal grandmother was born in 1876.  She died in 1971 when I was almost 5.  My paternal grandfather was born around 1853 (nobody seems to know the exact date or even the year), but he died long before I was born.  I think he died during or a little after WWII.  He arrived in Hawaii in 1869 when it was still a kingdom under the rule of Kamehameha V.  My father was born in 1916 but I believe some of his approximately dozen siblings were born in the 1800s.  My maternal grandfather was born in 1894 and died in 1983.  My maternal grandmother was born about a dozen years later and she died in 1994.

At the time I was born, it was not that unusual to meet people born in the 19th century.  A number of famous people born in the 19th century were still alive,
including Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman, Nikita Khrushchev, Mao Zedong, Omar Bradley, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Claude Rains, Edward G Robinson, James Cagney, Boris Karloff, Spencer Tracy, George Burns, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Pu Yi, Chiang Kai-shek, Soong Mei-ling, Margaret Chase Smith, Pope Paul VI, J Edgar Hoover, J Robert Oppenheimer, Louis de Broglie, Jiddu Krishnamurti, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Pablo Picasso, Juan Trippe, Carl Orff, Aaron Copeland, EM Forster, Agatha Christie, Helen Keller, Georgia O'Keeffe, to name a few.

My mom as a child in the 1960s had a few teachers who were born around the late 1890s and early 1900s. I bet that most of the 1890s borns were retired by 1970. By the year 1993 those who were still around  were ages 93 and up and the early 1890s borns would have been centenarians. In the senior citizen group they were I bet a minority and the seniors born in the 1910s and 1920s were in the majority

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Don Carlos on 04/15/18 at 5:33 pm

So would you guys be interested in my grandmother's account of the US invasion of Puerto Rico?

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: 2001 on 04/15/18 at 5:40 pm


So would you guys be interested in my grandmother's account of the US invasion of Puerto Rico?


Story time!

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/15/18 at 5:42 pm


So would you guys be interested in my grandmother's account of the US invasion of Puerto Rico?

Yes.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Emman on 04/19/18 at 3:09 pm

My great grand father was born in 1892 and died in 1992.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Howard on 04/20/18 at 7:03 am


My great grand father was born in 1892 and died in 1992.


Did he have a long illness? ???

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Don Carlos on 04/21/18 at 6:22 pm

Ok guys here's the story:

On July 25, 1898 my 17 year old grandmother was doing whatever when the church bell rang and all the townspeople, no more than 750 people, gathered in the plaza and were met by the few Spanish soldier who maned the lookout post.  Guanica is a town that sits in a valley between to mountain spurs that run down to the Caribbean (google it), with a good harbor.  The troopers told the people that the gringos were coming and that the women and children to run into the hills and hide, and the men to converge on the "malecon" while they went to the nearest town for muskets and reinforcement.  When they returned they found that the men had run into the hills and were hiding and the women and kids were congregating on the beaches waving white handkerchiefs at the Yankees who were rowing ashore.  The troops fired their muskets in the air, thew them down, and themselves ran away to hide.

Post script 1:  While in the National Archives doing other research I looked up General Miles report of the invasion.  He wrote something like "We overcame stiff resistance on the beaches of Guanica and the town is ours.  Casualties include 2 broken ankles, and one concussion.  There were no fatalities".  Stiff resistance?  Really?  I guess the women and kids just wouldn't get out of the way.

Post script 2:  To this day the town celebrates July 25 as a local holiday,  with dancing in the town plaza, fire works, and of course speaches by local dignitaries.

Post script 3:  It was at just such a celebration that my parents met, Dad being stationed at the Guanica light house (google it), and like any sailor, always ready to party

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/21/18 at 6:42 pm


Ok guys here's the story:

On July 25, 1898 my 17 year old grandmother was doing whatever when the church bell rang and all the townspeople, no more than 750 people, gathered in the plaza and were met by the few Spanish soldier who maned the lookout post.  Guanica is a town that sits in a valley between to mountain spurs that run down to the Caribbean (google it), with a good harbor.  The troopers told the people that the gringos were coming and that the women and children to run into the hills and hide, and the men to converge on the "malecon" while they went to the nearest town for muskets and reinforcement.  When they returned they found that the men had run into the hills and were hiding and the women and kids were congregating on the beaches waving white handkerchiefs at the Yankees who were rowing ashore.  The troops fired their muskets in the air, thew them down, and themselves ran away to hide.

Post script 1:  While in the National Archives doing other research I looked up General Miles report of the invasion.  He wrote something like "We overcame stiff resistance on the beaches of Guanica and the town is ours.  Casualties include 2 broken ankles, and one concussion.  There were no fatalities".  Stiff resistance?  Really?  I guess the women and kids just wouldn't get out of the way.

Post script 2:  To this day the town celebrates July 25 as a local holiday,  with dancing in the town plaza, fire works, and of course speaches by local dignitaries.

Post script 3:  It was at just such a celebration that my parents met, Dad being stationed at the Guanica light house (google it), and like any sailor, always ready to party



Where the invasion took place: 

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2612/4075154631_d59a16f492.jpg



Cat

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Don Carlos on 04/22/18 at 10:07 am



Where the invasion took place: 

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2612/4075154631_d59a16f492.jpg



Cat


The stone was placed by the Daughter of the American Revolution

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 04/26/18 at 4:44 am

My paternal grandparents. I don't remember much about them, we weren't really close, but they were both born in the 1890s. She died in 1969 & he died in 1978.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Howard on 04/26/18 at 5:17 am


My paternal grandparents. I don't remember much about them, we weren't really close, but they were both born in the 1890s. She died in 1969 & he died in 1978.


What did they die from? ???

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 04/26/18 at 5:47 am


What did they die from? ???


My grandfather died from cirrhosis, he was an alcoholic. And my grandmother died suddenly of a brain aneurysm.

Subject: Re: Did you know anyone born in the 1800s?

Written By: 90s Guy on 05/05/18 at 2:40 pm

Not me, but my parents. When working in a nursing home in the early 70s he knew an old Cossack - a guy who proudly had fought in the Russian Civil War on the side of the Whites - funny, lively guy. He taught my father how to shave, said you Americans all shave the wrong way.

My mother knew to a small extent her great grandfathers. One was an Italian immigrant born in 1883. He was a big family man but like many men of that era valued male children more than females, I think. My grandfather had had three daughters in a row; my mother was expected to be a boy. When she was born my great grandfather said to my grandma, "What'sa-matter you, you only know to make girls?" He had grape vines and made his own wine in gallon jugs which we still have. He also grew tomatoes. One summer day, my aunts were picking the tomatoes and handing them to each other. He shouted, shaking his cane, "I'ma gonna get you!" at them. He didn't mean it of course - just a playful threat. His son, my grandfather, was a bad gambler, so my grandparents often had money problems. My great grandpa would hand my grandmother money on the sly and say "take-a this, go buy your daughters clothes and shoes." He wanted to disinherit my grandfather, feeling my grandfather would gamble away any inheritance he got - but his eldest son, Giovanni, encouraged him to keep my grandpa in the will, saying "Poppa, you're only gonna hurt his children if you do that." He relented. He could never hurt his grandkids.

My Irish great grandfather was a complex man. Born in 1888 here in NYC. Had his first job at age 12. He despised Irish "from the other side." He also despised Italians, who he called "inside out n-gers." He was a drunkard, but also a respectable businessman who owned a bar and also owned a fleet of chauffer cars. He refused to pay for my grandmother's marriage to my grandpa because she was marrying an Italian. He told her "if this was the old neighborhood, you would've gotten a beating" for being with an Italian. He was also very religiously pious. He wouldn't allow my grandmother to see a Sunday matinee unless she had been to Church first. He insisted my grandmother be "Churched" (an old Catholic blessing) after the birth of each of her children. He was a mean man in a lot of ways, gentle in others, but scary looking. A wiry, tough old Irishman who I honestly wouldn't wanna meet in a dark alley.

My Irish grand-grandfather with my grandma, June 1963
http://i66.tinypic.com/21bsu4w.jpg

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