Archive for November 30th, 2014

The Gold Mine in the Closet: The Family of Charles Edward Wagstaff Bateson

November 30, 2014

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Over the past few days, I’ve seen photos of families posted online. Families I know, families I don’t know.  They are clustered in groups for the Thanksgiving holiday, and many of them are taken outside a house.

We like our houses.  We identify with our houses.

Here’s the Charles Edward Wagstaff Bateson family in New York City June 3, 1898 outside their house on West 88th Street. Charles is seated at the top of the steps.

Starting at the upper left, we are focusing on the four people along the back.

Charles Edward Wagstaff Bateson, Jr.

Charles Edward Wagstaff Bateson, Sr.

Mary S. Bateson

Richard Humphreys Bateson

Then the three seated on the steps, from left to right:

Edgar Farrar Bateson

Lucinda D. Bateson

And lastly, Charles’s wife, Mary McLochlan Stamps Bateson.


Plus we have some Diamonds from the Mailbox…

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Do you remember the Christopher Remington Bateson family plot in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia?  The one that was unmarked for 135 years until Sugar had a marker made this year?

Charles Edward Wagstaff Bateson is his nephew.

And the world just got a little smaller.