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Georgina Freeth [fh.]

Georgina Freeth was the third child of William Freeth & Emma Standley born October 9th, 1862 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1871 the family lived at Oldbury Rd, Smethwick & Georgina now had 2 sisters & 3 brothers.

By 1881 Georgina, her 4 brothers & 2 sisters & parents had moved to Cemetery Rd, Oldbury.

The next year Georgina emigrated to the USA & on April 30th, 1882 she arrived in Boston, Massachusetts.

On May 3rd, 1883 Georgina married James Summerton (listed as Summerfield) in the Minnesota marriages index.  The marriage took place in Minneapolis, Hennepin.  James was born June 23rd, 1860 in England.

Georgina & James were living in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana in 1900.  The census shows that James, a machinist, immigrated from England in 1881. They had had 8 children, 7 of whom were atill alive & living with them – Nellie (16), a school teacher, Kate Elizabeth (14), Mary Isabelle (12), Lillian (9), Laura E (7)), James Edgar (3) & Alfred E (1).

Georgina was listed as head of the household in the 1910 census & living at Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania with daughters Mary, Laura & 6 year old Ethel Beatrice & son James.  At the time of the 1910 census James was visiting his daughter Nellie, now married to George C Lemmon, in Vandergrift, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.

Georgina & James were living at Hyde Park, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania in 1930 & all the children had left home.

James died on January 2nd, 1939 & is buried at Vandergrift cemetery, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.

In 1940 Georgina (listed as Georgiana in the census) was with her daughter Laura & her husband, Frank Lace, a proprietor of a pool hall, & their son & daughter.  Georgina was listed as widowed & her address in 1935 had been Hyde Park, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.  They were living at West Adams Avenue, Vandergrift, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.

Georgina died on November 14th,  1943 & was buried near her husband James at Vandergrift Cemetery.

The children of Georgina Freeth & James Summerton were:

fh.  Nellie Summerton born February 1884 in Pennsylvania, USA
fh.  Kate Elizabeth Summerton born February 18th, 1886 in Missouri, USA
fh.  Mary Isabelle Summerton born April 1888 in Missouri, USA; died 1946 in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
fh.  Lillian G Summerton born March 1891 in Indiana; died April 22nd, 1921 in Pennsylvania
fh.  Laura E Summerton born September 1892 in Indiana
fh.  James Edgar Summerton born December 31st, 1896 in Indiana; died May 28th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California
fh.  Alfred E Summerton born November 1898 in Indiana
fh.  Ethel Beatrice Summerton born November 19th, 1903 in Pennsylvania; died August 1st, 1994 in Apollo, Pennsylvania



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