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US Lookup Requests / Re: melva Agnes Webber
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 19:08 BST (UK)  »
He died of "softening of the brain."  Other than that, there's little information about the deceased.

United States of America / Re: Bridget Browne
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 17:40 BST (UK)  »
As a start, a 1950 Philadelphia city directory might clarify Alice's surname.  Sorry, though, I don't have access to any directories for that time period.

Data from censuses after 1940 are available on application to the U.S. Census Bureau but only to the individual named in the census record or his legitimate heir [proof required].  They charge you for the search, though, and it's expensive.  I doubt the information would be of much value for genealogical purposes since you can't get the entire household, just the one named individual.  Apparently, people mostly request census data to clarify questions of birthplace, residency and citizenship for social security benefits and such.

[U.S. census records are held for 72 years, not 75 as I previously said.  My mistake; I should have looked it up].

It's only 75 years in the United States but no one gets too exercised about it. 

Most People of European Ancestry Can Be Identified From a Relativeís 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 cousinís 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 / Re: Death of Cyrus Carlton Elmes, 1903
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 17:38 BST (UK)  »
Yeah, I saw that marriage, too.  There are possible sightings of him all over the country.  Here's another one:

California Great Registers, 1866-1910

Name:   Cyrus Carl Elmes
Event Type:   Voter Registration
Event Date:   17 Jun 1896
Event Place:   1438 1/2 San Fernando, Los Angeles, California, United States
Age:   49
Birth Year (Estimated):   1847
Birthplace:   Pennsylvania

United States of America / Re: Death of Cyrus Carlton Elmes, 1903
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 16:20 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, ShaunJ.  I think that this might be the death in El Paso, Texas.

I'll see if I can check out that possible earlier marriage.

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?

US Completed Requests / Re: Hannah Angela Ames birth 1853-ish NYC
« on: Friday 21 September 18 14:24 BST (UK)  »
That unnamed child was reportedly male:

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