The Humphreys Family–Wales to Wisconsin

Time to take a break from the efforts to trace various Shropshire relatives forward and to return to tracing back my ancestors to the time of their immigration to the US. As mentioned in Frank Jones and Annie Humphreys and Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1890 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, my great-great-grandmother Anna Ellen (Annie) Humphreys was born in … Continue reading The Humphreys Family–Wales to Wisconsin

Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1858 in England, and His Family in Walla Walla, Washington

Despite the lack of luck (so far) with the US Federal Census and Frank Reeves Jones, I have found Herbert Henry Jones, the uncle of and person for whom my great grandfather appears to be named. In 1900, he is in Walla Walla, Washington, born October 1858 in England, a grain merchant.  Unfortunately the information … Continue reading Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1858 in England, and His Family in Walla Walla, Washington

More on Frank Reeves Jones and Annie Humphreys

Confession time:  the information compiled in the prior posts Jones Family, Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1890 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, and Frank Jones and Annie Humphreys is all I have been able to find on my own, since in particular I have not found the immigration records for Frank or any census information for him (or for Annie during … Continue reading More on Frank Reeves Jones and Annie Humphreys

Immigration Law in the 1880s, ’90s, and Before

A consideration of the laws in place surrounding immigration and naturalization at the time the Westerlins came to the US requires a quick historical overview. Obviously, there were a variety of social and political responses to immigration, or particular types of immigration, to America at various times, dating back to before the US existed (and … Continue reading Immigration Law in the 1880s, ’90s, and Before