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Searching for Annie Mabel Leaman in NJ
« on: Sunday 30 April 17 15:02 BST (UK) »
Annie was born in England 06 Dec 1876 and moved to New Jersey with her parents in the 1880's. They lived mainly in Jersey City. Both parents died of Typhoid before the turn of the century and Annie became de facto mother and father to her younger siblings.

The last trace of her I have is the 1930 census still unmarried. Can anyone help beyond this date?

From Ancestry I have a hit for a Life Claim in the US Social Security Applications and Claims Index for 11 Apr 1952 but I don't understand how to use this. All notes on Ancestry refer to getting a copy of the SS-5 Application from the Federal authorities but isn't this just the initial SSI application for a number? What I want to see is the claim application.

I have her SSI number but no death details come up using this on the SSDI.

Any advice or ideas would be welcome.
Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Re: Searching for Annie Mabel Leaman in NJ
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 April 17 15:14 BST (UK) »
A life claim means that she applied for retirement or disability benefits.  I don't think that the life claim application is available to the public.  The original Social Security application (SS-5) has a place of birth and, depending on the age of the people involved, parents' names, and possibly an employer's name, which are usually what people interested in genealogy are seeking. 

There is no such thing as an SSI number - it's a Social Security number.

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Re: Searching for Annie Mabel Leaman in NJ
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 April 17 15:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply.

I have all the details of Annie's early life. Her mother and father, her place of birth (which I've visited) even her employer in Jersey City but I cannot find out what happened to her in later life.

I guess the Life Claim confirms she was still alive in 1952. If it was available to see, it may have so much more to tell.
Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Farrell
Gordon
McElhinney

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Re: Searching for Annie Mabel Leaman in NJ
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 30 April 17 16:43 BST (UK) »
The family in 1900 for sibling name references.


1900 census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9FJ-3WR

Annie was still alive 1954 and was mentioned in her sister Emily's obit.

Jersey Journal
Jersey City, New Jersey
Tuesday, February 02, 1954

Emily Guellich 
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Re: Searching for Annie Mabel Leaman in NJ
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 April 17 17:16 BST (UK) »
Her brother George F. died in Oct. 1965. His obit mentions that his wife Helen had died 15 yrs prior; surviving; the names of his children and a sister Edith Connair. From this I assume Annie must have died between 1954-1965.

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Re: Searching for Annie Mabel Leaman in NJ
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 30 April 17 19:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks RJ. That's very helpful and I would agree with your line of thought.
Perhaps searching newspapers and church records might be more fruitful in obtaining details.
Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Farrell
Gordon
McElhinney