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United States of America / Child of Harry Elmer Brown and Mary Melissa Dolley
« on: Sunday 13 January 19 18:26 GMT (UK)  »
Mary Melissa Dolley was born on 5 May 1893 in Providence, Rhode Island.  Her parents were Albert M. Dolley and Marian S. Babcock.

Between 1915 and 1920, Mary M. Dolley managed to get married three times:  1) Harry Elmer Brown [1915], 2) Richard Richmond [1918] and 3) Walter Francis Mowry [before 1920].

3)  date and place unknown but the marriage occurred before the 1920 census

Presumably she divorced both Brown and Richmond before finally winding up with Mowry.  I have traced her in later censuses with her third husband.  Brown also later remarried and I have traced him.  According to an online tree, Richmond died in 1924 but I haven't found any record of his death.

On his 1917 WWI draft registration, Harry Elmer Brown was living in Agawam, Massachusetts.  He claimed to be married with one child.  I presume that the wife was Mary Melissa Dolley.

It is their child that I wish to find.  The child would have been born between 1915 and 1917, probably in Massachusetts or Rhode Island.  In 1920, this child was not living with Mary M. Dolley Mowry.  However, there was a five-year-old son, Walter, living with Harry Elmer Brown and his second wife, Louise.   I am looking for Walter's birth and what became of him after 1920.

United States of America / Who was Eugenia?
« on: Wednesday 02 January 19 17:17 GMT (UK)  »
In the 1940 census, Robert W. Logan was living in Queens, NY with his wife Eugenia.  [Robert Logan was born 13 Dec 1906 in Iowa].

From that census we know that Eugenia was born in New York in about 1905; her father was born in Sweden, her mother in NY; she had been previously married at the age of 21; as of 1940, she had no children; she had 4 years of college; she was not employed; she did not have a social security number.  She probably married Robert Logan before 1935, since they both reported the same residence location for 1935.

I looked for someone named Eugenia born in NY in about 1905 with a father from Sweden and a mother from NY.  I only located one who fit the bill:  Anna Mabel Eugenia Johnson, born 24 September 1904 in Brooklyn.

Anna Mabel Eugenia Johnson did, in fact, get married in 1926 at the age of 21.  She married Andrew Burnet Stoney in Manhattan.

In 1930, Andrew Stoney and his wife were living in South Carolina.  She was using the name Eugenia and she had no children.

By 1940, Andrew Stoney had a new wife so either Eugenia had died or they had gotten divorced.

I haven't found any death or divorce record.  I suspect this Eugenia might be Robert Logan's wife but I can't find any marriage record for them, either.  Nor have I found a death record for Eugenia Logan.  [Robert Logan died in 1978 per the SSDI; last residence New York, NY].

Can anyone find a marriage record for Robert W. Logan and Eugenia Johnson/Stoney or any other plausible Eugenia?

US Resources & Offers / Massachusetts photographers, 1839 - 1900
« on: Sunday 30 December 18 23:58 GMT (UK)  »
A directory of photographers in Massachusetts [1839 - 1900] with their dates, addresses and additional notes in some cases.

The Common Room / Online newspaper archives
« on: Saturday 15 December 18 19:04 GMT (UK)  »
This site is worth bookmarking if you want to search newspapers online.  It probably isn't complete but it is extensive and has links to newspapers in many countries.

United States of America / McNutt obituaries - Wisconsin
« on: Saturday 15 December 18 03:14 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if someone can get a look at these two obituaries for me.  They are blocked in my country because the website "is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks."  As far as I know, Ecuador is not notorious for online attacking but so it goes.

1.  Madison Wisconsin State Journal Archives, Nov 24, 1987, p. 4

2.  Madison Wisconsin State Journal Archives | Feb 25, 1958, p. 4
McNutt Rites OXFORD — Funeral services for Robert Eli McNutt, 67, who died ...

Most People of European Ancestry Can Be Identified From a Relative’s DNA

"Yaniv Erlich, a computational biologist, was working to understand the reach of such police searches. Were they lucky breaks? Or could nearly every American be found through a third cousin’s DNA?   ...  These cases are not exceptional, according to his analysis, now published in Science.  Golden State Killer investigators found their suspect through third- and fourth-cousin matches in a database called GEDmatch, which includes information from about 1 million people. In a database of that size, Erlich and his co-authors show, nearly 60 percent of people have a relative who is a third cousin or closer."

United States of America / Death of Cyrus Carlton Elmes, 1903
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 23:39 BST (UK)  »
Cyrus Carlton Elmes died in 1903 and was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine.  According to information posted at Find-A-Grave, "Cyrus went to Mexico to "seek his fortune" after his wife died.  He died in Mexico, and his body was returned to the States for burial."

Can anyone find an obituary for this man or a report of his death in Mexico?

United States of America / Obituary - William H. Henderson, Fresno, California
« on: Sunday 05 August 18 05:46 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for an obituary of William H. [probably Henry] Henderson.  He was born 14 August 1905 in Fresno and died there on 1 June 1972.  He gained some renown as a gardener for Luther Burbank and carried on Burbank's work after his death.

United States of America / Joseph F. Gunn and Marjorie Gunn - obituaries
« on: Monday 30 July 18 00:53 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for obituaries of Joseph Francis Gunn [born 1904 in Iowa and died 12 January 1979 in San Francisco] and Marjorie Hobson Gunn [born 1902 in Fresno, Californa and died 25 November 1954 in Sonoma County, California].  Marjorie might have been called Marjorie Hobson Logan or maybe Marjorie Logan Gunn [I am very confused about her marital history and hope obituaries might clarify the situation].

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