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Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« on: Monday 27 August 18 06:10 BST (UK) »
Mary GRANT died 11th August 1920 in Chicago.
I have copies of the Executor's Bond, oath and letters testamentary.

One of the Executor's named was Alexander O Grant residing at 4351 N Ashland Ave, Chicago (dated 15th Nov 1920) and I am hoping that he was her brother. But I can't find him anywhere!  :'(

I've looked in the census records on familysearch but he doesn't show up.

So - two things. How can I get a copy of Mary Grant's actual will? And secondly, can anyone help with further information with regards to Alexander O Grant.

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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:20 BST (UK) »
Can't help with the will, but if you give us some possible  dates of birth for Mary and Alexander and where they were born, it might help in tracking Alexander.
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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:26 BST (UK) »
Who was her mother please? 
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:30 BST (UK) »
Per the death Mary born 1842 Scotland.
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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 August 18 13:22 BST (UK) »
This looks like it could possibly be the family:

1870 Census:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-XCMH-1V8?i=199&cc=1438024
all born Scotland
John Grant, head
Christine Grant, wife
Jemima Grant
Alexander Grant
Mary Grant

1880 Census:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYY2-SHNB?i=24&cc=1417683
John Grant
Christina Grant
Jemima Grant
Alexander Grant
Jeanette Grant, dau-in-law
Alexander Grant, gr son

1900 Census:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-673S-J85?i=20&cc=1325221
Alexander is a widower and boarding with his son--landlady, Clara Patterson.  Alexander states that he immigrated in 1867.

1910 Census:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRNJ-WWQ?i=28&cc=1727033
Alexander is married to a Clara, they've been married 8 years, 2nd marriage for both

1920 Census:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9R63-FR3?i=3&cc=1488411
Alexander and Clara are living with her daughter, Edith, and family

1930 Census:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9R4L-CZT?i=9&cc=1810731
Alexander and Clara

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Alexander P Grant
DOD:  25 July 1940
Age:  90


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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 August 18 13:38 BST (UK) »
Hi all I think this is the death for Mary Grant 11 August 1920 Chicago Cook Illinois
Mary Grant birth place Scotland 1842 age 78 years
Retired ...Single
Burial date 14 August 1920
Burial place MT Olivet
Street address 6344 University Avenue 7th Ward ..

There is also a record on www.findagrave.com for a Mary Grant although the death date is out by one day but same place
Cemetery Braemar Graveyard looks like her name might have been added to a grave stone sister of Isabella

Isabella Grant died 17  March  1879 age 22 years think the parents of this family could be John and Jane Grant living in Aberfeldy Perthshire

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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 August 18 13:50 BST (UK) »
Mary GRANT died 11th August 1920 in Chicago.
I have copies of the Executor's Bond, oath and letters testamentary.
 How can I get a copy of Mary Grant's actual will?

This page might help, I'm not sure
http://chicagogenealogy.com/find-chicago-probate-records.html
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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 August 18 14:29 BST (UK) »
Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, August 13, 1920 - Page 15

GRANT - Mary Grant. Aug. 11, at Hotel Hayes, 64th and University. Funeral Saturday, Aug. 14. at 9:30 a. M., from the residence of John Hayes. 6421 University, St. Clara's church; interment Mount Olivet.

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Re: Chicago, Illinois - 1920 Will - and missing person. HELP!
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 August 18 15:44 BST (UK) »
Clara wife of Alexander Paul Grant - appears in Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage
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Mrs. Clara M. Thompson Grant. DAR ID Number: 68673; Born in Chicago, Illinois -  Wife of Alexander Paul Grant.  Descendant of Samuel Clyde.  Daughter of Albert Thompson (1821-82)
and Rhoda Smith (1822-1901), his wife.  Granddaughter of Stephen Thompson and
Melinda Clyde, his wife.  Gr-granddaughter of Mathew Clyde (b. 1770) and Jennie Clark,
his wife.  Gr-gr-granddaughter of Samuel Clyde and Catherine Wasson, his wife, m. 1761. 
Samuel Clyde (1732-90) served on the Committee of Safety of Tryon County and was chairman in 1777.
He was colonel of militia, and after the massacre of Cherry Valley he superintended
the fortifications and a fort was named after him. He was born in Windham, N. H.
died in Cherry Valley, N. Y.

Clara passed away 3 March 1933 - buried 6 March 1933 - burial Rose Hill Cemetery.

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