Indiana McCaslins

Hester Ann MortonAge: 75 years18621937

Hester Ann Morton
Married name
Hester Ann Thaerigen
Birth October 1862 49 30
Note: given as Missouri on the 1880 and 1920 census
Birth of a sisterEllen Martha (Martha E) (Ella) Morton
February 1868 (Age 5 years)
Census 1880 (Age 17 years)
MarriageCharles E ThaerigenView this family
about 1890 (Age 27 years)

Census 1900 (Age 37 years)
Census 1910 (Age 47 years)
Census 1920 (Age 57 years)
Census 1930 (Age 67 years)
1880 Dressmaker; 1910 Keeper of a lodging house; 1920 Clerk in a department store

Death October 23, 1937 (Age 75 years)
Family with parents - View this family
5 years
younger sister
Family with Charles E Thaerigen - View this family
Marriage: about 1890


given as Missouri on the 1880 and 1920 census

Shared note

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Peoria, Peoria, 25-year-old dressmaker Esther [Hester] Morton is living with her 67-year-old gardener father, William, her mother 50-year-old Marguerett [Margaret], and her 18-year-old sister Ella.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 67-year-old Margaret Morton, her 37-year-old daughter Hester A [Morton] Theirgan [Thaerigen], Hester's 37-year-old husband Charles A Theirgan [Thaerigen], Margaret's 32-year-old daughter Martha E [Ellen Martha Morton] Brain, Ellen's 34-year-old William T Brain, and their son (Margaret's grandson) 7-month old Earl W Brain are all living at 6318 Wentworth.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 75-year-old widow Margaret Morton is keeping a lodging house with her daughter and partner, 44-year-old Hester J [Morton] Harrigan, at 1318 Wentworth Avenue. Living in this lodging house are another of Margaret's children 43-year-old Ellen M [Morton] Brain, Ellen's husband 45-year-old William T Brain, their son (and Margaret's grandchild) 11-year-old Earl W Brain, and the lodgers, James H and Sarah Howard, William and Agnes Tuohy, Anna Conklin, Catharine Crow, Michael Crow, Charles Broesch and George F Bartlett. Hester is listed as married, but her husband Charles Thaerigan is not in the household, nor cann I find him in the census in any of the many spellings of his name. Hester is also recorded as childless.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 56-year-old widow Hester [Morton] Shaerigen [Thaerigen] is living in the household of her sister, 54-year-old Ella [Morton] Brain, and her brother-in-law, 55-year-old William Brain at 6442 Yale. Also in Ella and William's household are their son 21-year-old Earl, his wife Berl [Beryl VanLoo] Brain, and their son 7-month old Earl, Jr. Hester is a clerk in a department store.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 31-year-old insurance agent Earl W Brain and his wife of 19 years, 30-year-old Beryl [VanLoo] Brain, have in their household their children, 10-year-old Earl Jr, 5-year-old Meryle M, and 11-month old Beverly, Earl's widowed mother 66-year-old Ella [Ellen Morton] Brain, Earl's widowed aunt 68-year-old Hester [Morton] Tharrigan [Thaerigen] and Beryl's widowed aunt 45-year-old Florence [Flora May Beverly] Devic. The family is living at 324 North Normal Parkway, and paying rent of $95.00 a month. Earl has worked in the past week. Earl's father was born in England and his mother in Illinois.