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A couple of things caught my eye on the 1930 census.

Mae is listed as age 22 at the time of the census and she first married when she was 17 (1924/1925).

Basil is listed as 5 (b.1924/1925) and father born in Maine. His WWII registration states he was born 1924, so probably born 2nd half of 1924.

Nellie is listed as age 4 1/2. Census taken 16 Apr. 1930. She would have been born late 1925. Her father is listed as being born in Canada.

This would seem to indicate two different fathers for the children...One born in Canada and the other in Maine. Was Mae ever really married??

Here's what I'm seeing

I believe that Basil's last name may not have originally  been "Smith" He and his sister's last name was changed to "Smith after their mother married Charles A Smith when they were young. I'm guessing he adopted them and their last name was changed to "Smith".

Basil in 1940 with mother Mae and sister Nellie A.

1940 census:

Here is Mae with her family (parents & siblings) and the children Basil & Nellie in 1930. She is listed as divorced and she and the children are listed under her maiden name "Folsom". Location is Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, same counyt as mentioned in WWII enlistment.

1930 census:

Mae/May in 1920 census living in Aroostook County Maine.

1920 census:

1910 census:

Mae's Birth:


Moving forward. Note Nellie A's full name was Arlene Nellie.

Basil's obit in 1955 list survivors as " Survivors Include the widow, Delores; a son, Step***; and a sister, Mrs. Clayton Hitchcock"

Arlene Nellie was married to Elmer Clayton Hitchcock.



They eventually divorced and Arlene Nellie married Forrest C Bloom in 1963.

Lansing State Journal
Lansing, Michigan
Tuesday, March 05, 1963 - Page 7

Marriage Licenses Forrst C. Bloom. 44. of ml Dm-nry St. and Arlene N. Hitchcock. 37. ot 917U N. Cedar St.


Public records:


Hope this helps and ties things together. Need to find out who Mae Folsom was originally married to or if she was actually married when she gave birth to Basil & Nellie?

US Completed Requests / Re: William and Phebe Dickinson
« on: Saturday 21 April 18 15:39 BST (UK)  »
Some background for others.

Previous thread:

Find A Grave:

FS Tree:



Murray, Orleans, New York

William Dickson(sp?) with one male child age 15-20 (Hanford?)
1830 census:

2 male children (Abel & Alonzo?) under age 5
1840 census:
Carlton, Orleans, New York

(1850 last name mistranscribed)
1850 census:

1855 census:

United States of America / Re: Charles Epping
« on: Monday 16 April 18 17:52 BST (UK)  »
 The Richmond Item
(Richmond, Indiana)
02 Sep 1904, Fri  Page 1


(Richmond, Indiana)
03 Sep 1904, Sat  Other Editions  Page 1


 The Richmond Item
(Richmond, Indiana)
26 Oct 1904, Wed  Page 2


 The Richmond Item
(Richmond, Indiana)
06 Jun 1905, Tue  Page 3


Richmond, Indiana
Sunday, July 01, 1906 - Page 5

EPPING -- Mrs. Anna Epping, widow of Charles Epping, died Friday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Clingenpeel, Hotel Maxwell, North E street. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Friends may call at any time.

United States of America / Re: Thomas McClure
« on: Monday 16 April 18 17:15 BST (UK)  »
All those census records are already known

Reference thread:;PHPSESSID=o8sik7tfkvfhju6oi36je42rc1


United States of America / Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« on: Saturday 14 April 18 03:55 BST (UK)  »
Detroit Free Press
Detroit, Michigan
Sunday, November 16, 1947 - Page 49

 Police Identify Victim of Holdup Killing

The partly clothed body of a man identified by police as William Samuels, about 60, was found in a vacant lot at the rear of 584 Winder. Detective Lt. Dewey Hughes said that Samuels, whose address was not known, apparently had been slain by a robber.

Samuels' wallet, Identification papers, trousers and shoes were missing. A 50-cent piece and his eyeglasses were found near the body.
            -  -  -
 THE BODY WAS identified through fingerprints. A large bump over the left eye and a deep cut in the scalp were the only marks on the body, Hughes said. The body was found by Judson Thornton, 44, of 276 Alfred.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Name on emigration document
« on: Thursday 05 April 18 16:37 BST (UK)  »
Immigration 1909:
(Image 107 & 108)

Going to Catharine Hyxson(sp?). Should be "Hickson"


1910 census:

Catherine Hickson died in 1931.


United States of America / Re: Pennsylvania 'inquest pending' 1939
« on: Tuesday 03 April 18 14:50 BST (UK)  »

Alice Douthart d.o.b 23/03/1932
Death cert says 'Women's hospital', Philadelphia.
D.o.d 12/01/1939
residence 852, (N?) 42nd street
schoolgirl, aged 8 years.
Father: Henry Douthart
Mother: Helen Crothers
Burial, Cremation, Removal was nearly a year later; December 6th 1939.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, December 02, 1939 - Page 3

Girl, 8, Killed by Car
While Running Errand

Struck by an automobile last night as she darted across Laicaster ave. near 42d st. with her sister, eight year-old Alice Douthart of 852 N., died two hours later in Woman's Hospital Her sister, Marian escaped injury.

Police said the girls were running home after going to the store on an errand. They arrested John H. Irwin, of PhoenixvilIe, as the driver of the car and held him for a hearing this morning at the 50th st. and Laicaster ave. police station.

Howard L Rudisill, 35 of 4327 Reno st., took the girl to the hospital where physicians said she had suffered a fractured skull.


The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monday, December 04, 1939 - Page 31

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