Comments on: In Memory of Elizabeth Taylor, 1932–2011 The official blog of Ancestry Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:57:17 +0000 hourly 1 By: Florene Kunder Florene Kunder Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:46:19 +0000 Elizabeth Taylor was an actress of note and known worldwide. Many loved her. Her birthdate may be of factual interest, but not so relevant an issue in a tribute.

In my limited 3 years of genealogical research, I discovered two close family members who played with their dates of birth, much to my frustration in doing research, but a delightful flight of fantasy for those responsible. My mother was one. She was born in 1899, but didn’t like the “sound” of that date, so she
selected 1900 to be the year. She could do that without creating problems for herself…. prior to Social Security, and other date-based official records. Came the day of reckoning when she reached age 65. It was fixed, with the help of her cousin Senator John Sparkman, and all lived happily thereafter.

By: Phyllis Friesner Phyllis Friesner Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:54:20 +0000 Elizabeth was the most beautiful young woman I ever saw in my life. I did not know her personally but she must have had a lot of conflicts in her life. I am very sad she has passed away as it seems we have seen her forever and I am just a few years younger than she was. I cannot remember in my life that I did not see her pictures, see her on tv on commercials, movies, magazines, You name it, she was there. I think her beauty gave her many opportunities in life, more so than her acting. I feel like we have lost a friend. A friend who did not mind being out there for all of us to see. She had hard times in her love life and ill a lot. God Bless You Elizabeth and God Speed. Phyllis

By: martha c hudgins martha c hudgins Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:35:03 +0000 I am glad Ancestry opened a way for us to express our thought and memories…it helps to have a place to put these thoughts.
if email and all were available when elvis died, that surely would haave been a good thing.
i don’t follow movies but i would have to to be in a well not o know about Elizabeth. her beauty was in her not just visible to the eye. i admired her loyalty to her friends and did not waver, no matter what the media and fed by the fans . she did this for so many and Michael is just the last one we remember. she loved her children and children knew that. She had a huge heart for love and that is what i remember.

By: Sandi Sandi Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:19:24 +0000 When I was a little girl, I had an Elizabeth Taylor coloring book. She was probably about 22 years of age and I think I was 10. I remember how pretty the drawings were of her and I loved coloring her dresses as they were always so beautiful. I wish I still had that coloring book! She was my one favorite actress I had growing up. She will be missed, but we will always have her in the movies.

By: BobNY BobNY Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:36:59 +0000 Andy,

Basic arithmetic would seem to indicate that someone who is 23 years old on January 1, 1920 would have been born in 1896.

Give it up. This is obviously not your strong suit. BTW, adding new and erroneous information is no response to my prior comment that your own evidence shows her to be inconsistent with stating her age.

By: Andy Hatchett Andy Hatchett Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:13:20 +0000 Census records seem to indicate that Elizabeth Taylor’s mother, Sara Warmbrodt Taylor, was born in 1897.

1900 Federal Census – 3 yrs. old=1897

1905 Kansas Census – 8 yrs old=1897

1910 Federal Census – 13 yrs old=1897

1920 Federal Census – 23 yrs. old=1897

After her marriage to Francis Lenn Taylor in New York in 1926 she and her husband moved to England.

By: BobNY BobNY Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:27:08 +0000 Try again, Andy. First of all, her name is Sara. Your own “evidence” proves that she was not consistent in reporting her date of birth.

The first 2 results of the search show:
Crossing of 1939: 21 August 1895
Crossing of 1930: 21 August 1896

By: Jan Murphy Jan Murphy Mon, 28 Mar 2011 05:47:48 +0000 Oops, speaking of typos –

That first sentence was supposed to say: if Sara’s age is consistent in all the passenger lists, then her age as reported on her daughter’s birth certificate is the outlier.

By: Jan Murphy Jan Murphy Mon, 28 Mar 2011 05:45:34 +0000 Re: #19 — nice finds, Andy!

If the birthdate is consistent in all the passenger lists, then the age on Elizabeth’s birth date is the outlier. The next question I would ask (note: it’s possible, perhaps likely, that no one alive could know) is how the birth certificates were created. If, for example, one person took down the information by hand, and a different person typed up the form we see on the computer, transcription errors can creep in.

By: Andy Hatchett Andy Hatchett Sun, 27 Mar 2011 22:01:57 +0000 Jan Re: # 17

It seems the Taylors made several crossings and Sarah was consistent in her date of birth