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Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 10:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi All
Mary Teresa,known as Minnie Creighton was born in Cookstown Co Tyrone ,Ireland on 20 August 1893. She emigrated to America,arriving in New York on 8 Feb 1926,going to stay with brother Robert at 107 Holl St,South Manchester.1930 census has her working as a servant in Eastchester.
Can,t find her in 1940 census,so asking the obvious questions,did she marry?or did she die?or did she return back to Ireland?
Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 11:14 GMT (UK) »
Just to clarify for others, that was South Manchester, Connecticut and Eastchester, New York. 

There is a Westchester Co. marriage index here - http://archives.westchestergov.com/browse-all-online-indexes-main  I don't see her, but it only goes up to 1935.

Have you looked at what happened to her brother? 

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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Brother Robert H Creighton is in Westchester with wife and two family and cousin Minnie Brady as lodger in the 1940 census.
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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 18:51 GMT (UK) »
This appears to be Robert's son Robert on the Social Security Death Index:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK2Y-1JD

On www.fultonhistory.com, I found an article in the Mount Vernon newspaper from 1951 that refers to Robert H. Creighton, age 52, of 96 Pine Ridge Road, North White Plains, getting into a minor car accident.  I'm not having much luck finding anything later than that.

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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 February 18 17:44 GMT (UK) »
In case it helps, I found an article on www.fultonhistory.com and a church marriage record for Robert Sr.'s daughter Alice marrying a Theodore R. Williams.  This appears to be that Theodore's burial & obituary - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175873728  It looks like Alice passed away 1 May 2014.

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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 March 18 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that
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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 March 18 21:21 GMT (UK) »
The New York state marriage index recently became available, and I found an entry for Mary T. Creighton and Robert Law, who married 22 May 1935 in Mount Vernon.  Mount Vernon is very close to Eastchester. 

I found this 1940 census with Mary T. Law, which seems to match your Minnie as far as age and place of birth:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ31-4M3

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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 March 18 21:32 GMT (UK) »
I found an obit for Robert in the Mt. Vernon Daily Argus from 17 Jun. 1947 on www.fultonhistory.com.  He was born Northern Ireland, a retired farmer living at 2425 Palmer Ave., New Rochelle.  He had lived in New Rochelle for 9 years and previously in Carmel.  His widow was Mrs. Minnie Creighton and surviving sisters were Mrs. Sarah Chambers of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Margaret Pell of Carmel, and several sisters abroad.

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Re: Mary Teresa Creighton in New York
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 March 18 21:45 GMT (UK) »
I think this may be a 1937 passenger list for Minnie Law - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KL-1HW  The 2nd page she had been in the US previously from 1926-1937, so that would fit yours.  It says her sister was Mrs. R. Houston, Castlecott, Bushmills, N. Ireland.  Maybe you know if that fits a known sister of Minnie.