Burial location of my grand parents.
I have search all the areas that I can search and even asked family members but, no one and no where am I able to locate the burial place of my grand parents. From what I can gather my grandfather William Henry Streams died in 1902, actual location of his death is a mystery. My grandmother Miama Streams died in 1922 and like her husband there's seems to be no record of their burial. According to census records they were both born in Maryland. One of my cousins stated that they both may have gone to S. Carolina (why, I don't know). There's nothing in the census records that connects either of them with S. Carolina. I can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We found William Henry Streams L6S6-6DC in Family Tree, along with his wife, Miama A L6S6-66B.
The 1900 U.S. census is attached indicating they lived in Bowie, Prince George's, Maryland. There are 6 children listed, along with a nephew.
It is interesting to note that there is a record hint attached under Research Help: William Henry Streams in the United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. The record shows that William was classified as an "invalid" on July 19, 1890, filing from the state of Maryland and on Nov 20, 1902 the widow filed an application for the pension, also from the state of Maryland. Wouldn't this indicate that William died in Maryland and that his widow was still living there?
If you search on William's name in the FamilySearch historical records, another pension record comes up indicating the pension date of 20 Nov 1902, this time from South Carolina. The military unit was Infantry, regiment 45. So, there's the South Carolina connection.
What you would want to do is find William and his family in all the censuses. Tracking their movements (including all of the children) may help you pinpoint where William and his wife died. One nice thing -- there is a U.S. Census of Union Veterans record in 1890 for William Streams. Residence is at Queen Anne, Prince Georges, Maryland.
Ancestry.com has an entry for Mrs. Mima Streams in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 for 1912 at 809 N. Vincent, Baltimore, Maryland. In the same household are Richd Streams, a laborer and Walter Streams, laborer.
It would seem that the Streams family remained in Maryland for at least 10 years after William died.
We would recommend that you complete William's profile in Family Tree and add as many sources as you can for him, his wife and their children. The more complete each family member's profile, the more record hints will be generated for them.
Good luck and best wishes as you work to complete the story of your family.0
I thank you for your response. I've gone through many census reports on the sons (my uncles) of William Henry Streams and for the most part there seems to be a lack of information on them and their families. Outside of Walter Streams, and his family. The remaining uncles seem to have been born but, there doesn't seem to be any family information on them. My father was James M. Streams (1900 - 1965) and I have as much information on him as possible and that is posted in the census report. Oddly, enough according to AncestryDNA, I have over 700 cousins from 2nd to 6th. I will keep digging. I would like to be able to at least once be able to go and pay my respects to my grandparents.1