Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

Edwin Ray Guthrie & Hattie Louise Pickett

GFG2A - BRANCH B - CLUSTER 1

Edwin Ray Guthrie

Son of Robert Elton Guthrie Jr & Lucy Kelsall

Birth: Feb 1855

Location: McLean County, Illinois

Marriage: 1885

Occupation: Farmer

Death: 1935

Location: Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, USA

Buried: Ashland Cemetery, Plot: Sect Old, Blk 14, Lot 37

Hattie Louise Pickett

Daughter of Thomas Johnson Pickett & Elizabeth Jane Smith

Birth: 11 April 1856

Location: Illinois

Sons: Edwin Ray, Robert Elton, Richard Terrell 

Daughters: Louise, Mary Evelyn

Death: 1921

Location: Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, USA

Buried: Ashland Cemetery, Plot: Sect Old, Blk 14, Lot 37           

The Highlights:

1855: BIRTH of EDWIN RAY GUTHRIE
Edwin Ray Guthrie was born in February of 1855 in McLean County, Illinois. 

1856: BIRTH of HATTIE LOUISE PICKETT 
Hattie was also born in Illinois on 11 April 1856. Her parents were Thomas Johnson & Elizabeth Jane (Smith) Pickett.

1860: CENSUS of BLOOMINGTON WARD 1, McLEAN, ILLINOIS, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Robert E. 40 Clergyman M.E. 640 400 Ohio; Lucy 34 MD, Catherine 14 ILL, Robert E 10 ILL, William H. 7 ILL, Edwin R. 5 ILL, Sarah 3 ILL, Lucy M 2/12 

1860: CENSUS of ROCK ISLAND, ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS, USA 
PICKETT HOUSEHOLD: Thos J 39 Editor "R.I. Register" 1000 3000 KY; Elizabeth J 26 wife N Yk; Charles 12 Ill; Thos J Jr 9 Ill; Milibeth 7 Ill; Harriet 4 Ill; May 3 Ill; Margaret Kelly 24 hired girl (domestic) Ireland. 

While living at Rock Island in his role as editor of the Rock Island Register, Hattie's father, Thomas J. Pickett, was one of the earliest supporters of Abraham Lincoln's candidacy for President of the United States. See 'Abraham Lincoln and Friends' for more about Thomas J. Pickett. Excerpt from 'Abraham Lincoln, A Biography': "Three months later, when Thomas J. Pickett, editor of the Rock Island Register, proposed to come out publicly for him, Lincoln begged him not to do it."

1870: CENSUS of BLOOMINGTON, McLEAN, ILLINOIS, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Robert E. 50 Clerk of Circuit Court 10,000 1,000 OH, Lucy 44 keeping house MD. Robert E 20 Deputy C Clerk 1,500 IL; Edwin 15 at school, Sarah F 12 at school, Mary 10 at school, Bell 8 at school, Fred L 5, Ada 3, Maggie 6/12, + servant 16 

1870: CENSUS of PADUCAH, MCCRACKEN, KENTUCKY, USA
PICKETT HOUSEHOLD: thomas J 49 Postmaster 2600 KY; Elizabeth J 35 house keeper NY; Horace T 25 Clerk Post Office IL; Mildred 17 IL; Harriet L 13 IL; Mary B 11 IL; William L 9 IL; John Wagoner 30 porter grocery store KY; Margaret 20 cook KY, Harriet 2 KY 

1880: CENSUS of BELL FLOWER, McLEAN, ILLINOIS, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Robert E. 60 Farmer OH PA PA; Lucy 54 wife keeping house MD ENG ENG; Edwin R. 25 son works on farm IL; Mary B 18 dau @ home IL; Lucy M. 20 dau teacher IL; Fred L 15 son @ home IL; Ada 13 dau IL; Maggie 10 dau IL. 

1880: CENSUS of PADUCAH, MCCRACKEN, KENTUCKY, USA 
TERRELL HOUSEHOLD: Richard 32 feed store KY VA VA; Mildred 25 wife keeping house IL KY MD; Thomas 4 son KY; Mary 2 daughter KY; Mildred 4m daughter KY; Hattie Pickett 22 sister in law school teacher IL KY NY 

1885: MARRIAGE of EDWIN RAY GUTHRIE & HATTIE LOUISE PICKETT
This marriage probably took place in Illinois.

1886: BIRTH of SON, EDWIN RAY GUTHRIE

 

Edwin Ray Guthrie Jr was born on 9 January 1886 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, the eldest of 5 children. He married Helen Mary MacDonald in 1920. Edwin was a school teacher who became a trailblazer in the field of behavioral psychology. During WWII he served as a chief (civilian) consultant to the overseas branch of the general staff in 1941, and as chief psychologist of the overseas branch of the Office of War Information in 1942. In 1945 he was elected as President of the American Psychological Association, which later awarded him a Gold Medal for outstanding lifetime contribution to psychology. A biography written by his son, DNA Project participant, Peter MacDonald Prenzel-Guthrie is found in 'Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology'. The University of Washington at Seattle, where Guthrie attained status as professor emeritus after a long career as an educator, honored him by naming the campus building which houses the Department of Psychology after him: Guthrie Hall. Edwin Ray Guthrie died on 23 April 1959 in Seattle, Washington. His wife Helen survived him by twenty years, passing on 17 April 1979.

1887: BIRTH of SON, ROBERT ELTON GUTHRIE
Named for his paternal grandfather, Robert Elton Guthrie was born on 8 August 1887 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska.  He was living with his parents during the 1900 census, but was not listed with the family in 1910. Robert studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Nebraska in the Class of Nineteen Eight (1908). The Cornhusker Yearbook lists him as cadet holding the ranks of First Sergeant and Captain in Company B at the university, and achieving a Gold Medal in the Individual Drill and Pershing Rifle Gold Medal. He was also a member of the Engineering Society. The US Army Register indicates he was in a permanent service position as a 2nd Lieutenant coast art. corps on 7 Apr 1909. He achieved his rank as a First Lieutenant in Nebraska on 11 Mar 1911 at the age of 23. He was at Camp Jackson, Richland, South Carolina in 1920 where he is listed as a Lieut. Colonel. Two years later, on 11 Nov 1922 he married Florence Ladd Bowen (1898-1992) in Springfield, Massachussets. They became parents to a son, Robert Elton Guthrie, who is a participant in the Guthrie DNA Project, and two daughters, Virginia and Mary Alice. He retired from the US Army in 1946 to Santa Barbara, California after serving in both World Wars, and lived there until his death on 31 Oct 1960. 

  

1889: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, LOUISE GUTHRIE

Louise was born in April of 1889 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska. She was enumerated with the family in 1900 and 1910. She worked for the University of Nebraska as a laboratory assistant. She is listed along with her brother, Richard T. Guthrie, in the 1912 university yearbook. "LOUISE GUTHRIE, Lincoln, Neb. Kappa Alpha Theta, Household Arts Club, Agriculture." No further information. 


1890: BIRTH of SON, RICHARD TERRELL GUTHRIE

Richard Terrell Guthrie was named after Hattie's brother-in-law, Richard Terrell. Richard was born on 26 Oct 1890 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska and was pictured in the 1912 yearbook along with his sister Louise. "RICHARD T. GUTHRIE, Lincoln, Neb. Innocents, Forest Club, Kosmet Club, Chairman Junior Hop Committee, Individual Drill '11, Captain Co. B, Captain Pershing Rifles, President Senior Class, Editor Forest Club Annual, Agriculture." He was working as a Forest Examiner for the US Government in 1917 in Denver, Colorado when he completed his WWI Draft Registration Card. In 1920 & 1930, he was living in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma and was listed as a Captain in the US Army. Richard died in San Francisco, California on 18 November 1859. No known children.

1897: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARY EVELYN GUTHRIE
Mary Evelyn Guthrie was born in August of 1897 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She remained single and was employed as a public school teacher in 1930 when she was enumerated with her widowed father. She died in 1987 at age 90 and is buried at Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska in Plot: Sect Old, Blk 14, Lot 37.

1900: CENSUS of LINCOLN WARD 6, LANCASTER, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Edwin R Feb 1855 45 m15 IL PA GER Bicycle Dealer; Hattie L Apr 1858 42 m15 5ch5liv IL OH OH; Edwin R Jan 1886 14 student NB; Robert E Aug 1888 12 NB; Louise Apr 1889 11 NB; Richard T Oct 1890 9 NB; Mary E Aug 189 2 NB; Annie Long servant 

1910: CENSUS of LINCOLN WARD 6, LANCASTER, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Edwin R head 55 mx1 25 IL OH WV merchant @ Bigelow Piano; Hattie L wife 54 mx1 25 5ch, 5liv IL KY NY; Edwin R 24 NB teacher public school; Richard T 19 NB; Louise 21 single NB IL IL laboratory asst state univ; Mary E 12 NB. 

1920: CENSUS of LINCOLN WARD 4, LANCASTER, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Edwin R head 64 IL OH MD merchant; Hariett wie 63 IL KY NY; Mary E. daughter 22 NB IL IL Teacher High School; Bernice O'Kief lodger 33 NB Wisc IA Teacher Public School. 

1921: DEATH of HATTIE LOUISE PICKETT GUTHRIE
Hattie died in 1921 and is buried at Plot: Sect Old, Blk 14, Lot 37, Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska.

1930: CENSUS of LINCOLN, LANCASTER, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Edwin R head 75 wd m@29 IL OH MD; Mary E. dau 32 single NB IL IL Teacher Public School. 

1935: DEATH of EDWIN RAY GUTHRIE
Edwin died in 1935 and is buried at Ashland Cemetery. Sect Old, Blk 14, Lot 37 in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska.