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Tredo confusion

Posted: 13 Jan 2008 4:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
My gggrandfather's name was Frank Tredo - we think. The only census I can find that I know for sure is him, he list his birthplace as Ireland. However, family story telling has it that he came from Canada through NY to Tennessee, then returned to NY to fight in the civil war, then back to TN. I have pension documents that uses the name Frank Tredo. However, the census with his children through 1930 use the last name of Gilbert.

We don't know if Gilbert or Tredo was his real name. Always thought it was Tredo. Anyone have any information of a Frank Tredo in NY or surrounding areas before Civil War and disappearing afterwards? He married in TN in 1885. The first only census I find with him in TN is 1900.

Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 16 Feb 2009 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have acouple of Frank Tredos in Ny wendy

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 16 Feb 2009 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have so little to go on, but per my other post if you think one of yours could be a match, please let me know. About half of his children took the name Gilbert and half took Tredo. We have no information as to why the name change and why some kids went with one name while others went with the other.

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 16 Feb 2009 11:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a Frank Tredo bn 1873 died 1945 he was married to Lillian Meacham, she divorced Frank and remarried, his father wasEdward tredo he was bn 1849 canada. does that help at all wendy

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 4:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tredo
I am trying to track down information on Frank Tredo as well (he is also my gggrandfather through Maude Tredo).

The story that I have heard in our family is that the Gilbert/Tredo name change related to the Civil War - there may have been brothers fighting on opposite sides. We do not have much more than that.

I would love to get in touch if you have any more information!

Annette

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 4:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
We had heard a similar story about the civil war, but can't turn up any information. Supposedly he was French Canadian (at least what my dad's been told), but again, really can't find anything on him. The census information I can find on him, isn't consistent with his birthplace or his parents. Do you have any information on family beyond him? I'd love to know of anything. This is kind of my brick wall on this side of the family.

Maude's daughter Bonnie raised my dad the last two years of high school. Does your line go through her or her sister?

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 4:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, Bonnie's sibling was a brother - Carmell (I think).

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have not been able to turn up much yet - we just started looking into it recently. My dad is visiting Bonnie's husband this week so I have asked him to try to track down any information that they might have. They were married around 1950 so I hope he has some information.

Bonnie was my grandmother (dad's mother).

I will let you know if we can find anything else.

Re: Tredo confusion

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 7:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I loved Aunt Bonnie. My parents still stay in touch with Steve. In fact, they went to Hawaii together for the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor a couple of years ago.

I think there are probably some really interesting stories in the Tredo/Gilbert family, but finding them may be difficult. If you'd like to e-mail me privately we can exchange what we know. My dad lived with Jace and Flora for a little while, as well as Aunt Bonnie. I'd have to go back to see if there was anyone else he spent time with. melissavest@yahoo.com
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