John Frederick Poapst
(1795-1867)
Margaret Wood
(Abt 1799-1858)
Sterling <Russell> Studley
(Abt 1817-After 1850)
Ann Barbara Lintzen
(Abt 1830-After 1903)
Curtis Poapst
(1843-1885)
Helen Lind Studley
(1850-1921)

Harry Elsworth Poapst
(1878-1950)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Cecilia J. Rawn

Harry Elsworth Poapst 2 3 4

  • Born: 6 May 1878, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada 5
  • Christened: 31 Oct 1884, Free Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage (1): Cecilia J. Rawn on 22 Jun 1906 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States 1
  • Died: 5 Jun 1950, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 72
  • Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 6

   Other names for Harry were Harry Ellsworth Paupst and Harry Ellsworth Poapst.

  Birth Notes:

Birth record in Cornwall Township, Stormont, Ontario. FindaGrave.com has 5 May 1878. Needs verification.

  Christening Notes:

Rosemary Benson has him baptized in the Church of Scotland in Lunenburg, same date.

  Noted events in his life were:

Graduated: Rochester State Hospital school of nursing, 1900, Rochester, Minnesota, United States.

Occupation: Graduate nurse at Rochester State Hospital, 31 Jul 1902, Rochester, Minnesota, United States. 7 His sister Edith was also employed there as a nurse at the same time. His position was "Graduate nurse, with board," and his monthly wages were $30.70.

Occupation: Head ward nurse, with 3/4 board and $39.50 per month, at Rochester State Hospital, 31 Jul 1906, Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Source: Third Biennial Report of the Board of Control of State Institutions of Minnesota, period ending, July 31, 1906, p. 187.

Census: U.S, 1930, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 8 Household:
Harry E. Poapst 51 Widowed White Male
Helen R. Poapst 19 Single White Female

Residence: 1930 Cherry Ave, 1935, Signal HIll, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Marriage, 12 Oct 1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 9 Ceremony performed by Ewing S. Hudson, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Long Beach, witnessed by his father, Harry E. Poapst, of Long Beach and Max. E. Holly of Long Beach.

Census: U.S, 4 Apr 1940, Signal HIll, Los Angeles, California, United States. 10 Household:
Harry E. Poapst, head, M, W, Widowed, 61, Canada English, Home Signal HIll
Gordon C. Papst, son, M, W, Son, Single, 31

Occupation: grocer, Abt 1940, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. Owned a grocery store for several years, employing Edith Wallace after 1935 and young Stanley Wallace.


Harry married Cecilia J. Rawn, daughter of Peter Rawn and Mary A. Christianson, on 22 Jun 1906 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.1 (Cecilia J. Rawn was born about 1889 in Herning, Denmark, died on 23 Jul 1927 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 11 and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 12.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M5-9CL9 : accessed 28 May 2016), Harry E Poapst and Cecilie J or Cecilia J Rawn, 1906.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3047155&id=I582510158 (Rosemary Benson).

3 Personal Documents, Family photographs (Lorna Doone Wallace collection).

4 Benson, Rosemary, Our Combined Families (Online family tree hosted by Ancestry.com.), http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2591631&id=I569048822.

5 http://www.familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/M25M-R98/p3.

6 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 157853266.

7 Minnesota Board of Control of State Institutions, editor, First Biennial Report of the Board of Control of State Institutions of Minnesota., Period Ending, July 31, 1902. (St. Paul, Minn.: Pioneer Press Company, 1903), 130.

8 http://www.familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/1BFF-LWK/p_10439021983.

9 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8J2-FLM : accessed 28 May 2016), Cecelia Raven in entry for Gordon Curtis Poapst and Atoka Lee Ward, 12 Oct 1935; citing Los Angeles, C.

10 Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gsln=Poapst&gspl=7&gss=angs-g&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=73323413&db=1940usfedcen&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1.

11 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "California Death Index, 1905-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-4HPR : accessed 21 January 2016), Cecilia Poapst, 1927; citing 35490, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacrame.

12 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial #157853603.


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