Re: Easlick/Jamieson/MacGowen/Kennedy - CA
More findings for you::
Parents for Thomas were P. Francis and Elizabeth A. McGowan. You'll find them in Los Angeles for the Censuses of 1900 thru 1930. The entries therein belie the birth place info (CA) given by Thomas for his own Census data for 1920 thru 1930 Los Angeles; and for his marriage to Edna C. Bates in Ventura, CA on 12 Sep 1919. Edna lists her birth place as CA but evidence reflects that she was born in 1884 in Ridgeway, Orleans Co., NY. Her mother, Jenny Easlick (Johnston), was born 1857, MA-d. 12 Aug 1892, Medina, Orleans Co., NY, at the home of her husband's sister--Adriana Ball (Easlick).
Thomas E. Easlick, b. 14 Sep 1841, Lyons Twp, Wayne Co., NY, married Jenny in Auglaize Co., Ohio, on 4 Sep 1873. They surely were on a road show engagement at that time--Thomas an acrobat (since age 9); Jenny a skip-rope dancer, since sixteen. Thomas died from a fall in the Morton House, Manhattan, on 31 May 1900. His companion at that period, was Fanny Everett,an actress who claimed to have been essentially married to Thomas for ten years (and therefor entitlled to a greater share of his estate).
Edna was married to George C. Bates, Jr (b.1876, MA) in NY, ca 1905. Robert Bates, enumerated in the 1930 Census with Thomas and Aedene (Edna), was out of that marriage in 1909, with Doris Bates following in 1912.
I don't know where Edna and the Bates children were at the time of the 1920 Census for LA. William was listed individually in Venice in 1920. He was married to Edna at the time but neither Edna nor the children appeared in that Census.
Edna Chimebells Easlick was first married to William D. Holdredge, 19, in Ridgeway about 1901 when she was 17. William died on 22 Aug 1902, from a fall from the roof of his father Daniel's furniture business. It appears that their may have been a child from that short association with William D. Holdredge, Jr., b. 24 Feb 1903, Ridgeway, Orleans Co., NY. This William was listed with his grandparents, Daniel and Ida Holdredge, as "grandson" in the 1910 Census for Medina, NY; but as "son"with them in the 1920 Census for Los Angeles. Edna was married and living with George C. Bates, Jr,and son Robert, 2, in Manhattan in the 1910 Census and with parents George, Sr, and Mary J. Bates..
Interesting to note that Thomas McGowenwas a "plumber" when enumerated with his parents and siblings in the 1900 Census for Los Angeles. Still with parents in the 1910 Census, his profession was then "lawyer".
I have pictures of Thomas E. Easlick; his father William, his mother Anna Brown, and siblings Samantha, Ellen, and Charles. Much data for this Easlick family but which family is only collateral to mine with common (perhaps) ties to Colonial NJ and England. More for anyone interested. Ed