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Monday, September 21, 2015


(Mrs. Souers)

photo taken in Dayton Ohio, circa 1885-1890
This photograph was acquired yesterday at the Burlington, Kentucky, Antique Show at the Boone County Fairgrounds.  I had never seen the name "Tentie" before, and thought it might make the research easier. As it turned out, I think the name must be a nickname, and that made the research more difficult.

Once again, the generous folks at the Find-A-Grave FaceBook page have helped me find the details about Tentie Link's life.  According to Family Search, "Tenta Link" was the wife of Charles "Seuers", and mother of Ralph E. "Saures". Despite the mispellings, these clues led to Census verifications.

She was born around 1867-68 and was married to Charles in 1886. Her son Ralph E. Sauers was born 5-Dec-1887 in Dayton, Ohio. The 1900 Census at Dayton, OH, included Charles Souers (36), Teddie C. Souers (32), Ralph E. Sours (13) and Carl A. Souers (11).

The birth record for her son Carl gives the mother's name as Katy, so her middle name may possibly be Catherine. I wonder if "Tentie" or "Tenta" could be a nickname for Hortense. (?)

By the time of the 1910 census, Charles' status has changed from "married" to "widowed."

Son Ralph E. Souers died in Douglas Arizona on 2 Dec 1941. He was prinicipal and then superintendent of schools there.  His headstone says his middle name is "Edkar." The newspaper insert announcing his engagement to Miss Helen Louisa Aiken, in 1914 in the Cincinnati Enquirer, gave his middle name at "Edward."

I will keep looking for more info on Tentie, such as her parents' names.

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