I like this one and decided to give it a go.
We start by picking the year our paternal grandfather was born.
My grandfather, Louis Jules Gilbert, was born in 1886.
Now divide that date by 100 and round up. So that would make 19.
I now find no. 19 in my pedigree chart -- that is Amelia Croke.
Now I tell three things I know about her.
1. She was born in Ireland, I don’t know where, 10 August 1831.
2. She married Thomas Duggan in Boston, Massachusetts 9 Dec 1854 (certificate #7876, vol 180, page 171, Rev. S. Streeter). It was the 1st marriage for each (and neither married again). Her father was Robert Croke (Croak, Crow, Crowe). His father was also Thomas Duggan.
3. She died 25 August 1878 in Sacramento, California, and was buried in Old Sacramento City Cemetery in a plot her husband Thomas bought (Lot No. 106-B-118). The Sacramento Bee announced her death on 26 August:
In this city, August 25, Amelia, wife of
Thomas Duggan, a native of Ireland,
aged 47 years and 15 days (Chicago
and Portsmouth N.H. papers please
[Friends and acquaintances are
respectfully invited to attend the
funeral, which will take place
from late residence, Twelfth Street,
between F and G, tomorrow afternoon
at two o'clock.]
Her 2nd youngest (of five children), Laura, was later the mother of my paternal grandfather, Louis Jules Gilbert, who started this Saturday night puzzle. Laura and his dad divorced and she never looked back so we don't even know what she looked like. Anyone out there with a photo of anyone from this Duggan family?