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Title: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Tuesday 19 February 19 17:51 GMT (UK)
Hi Everyone.

I've been having trouble trying to find anymore details in regards to my great great aunt; Mary Elizabeth Larkin. I have some information to go on but the trail all but vanishes and any resources are incredibly vague. I know she was born April 28th in 1905(?) in Pennsylvania and married Harry David Bennett (1901(?)1968) and they had one son, Harry Louis Bennett.

All I've learned is that Harry and Mary were married on May 15th, 1928 and Mary divorced him on June 10th, 1935 in Delaware County, PA. My relative said that she was an alcoholic and may have died in Skid Row (or the Philadelphian equivalent) in the 1950s. She may have remarried at somepoint under the names "Keys" and had three sons sons names were Sam, Jimmie and "Jackie" but that may have been questionable.

I'm at loss as the only source I'm able to find on anything is the census record for when she was home and the divorce proceedings but not a physical copy. Any assistance would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: *Sandra* on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:01 GMT (UK)
Possible -  ??? 1930 census Wallace Street Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (under Burnett on anc and family search)

Harry L Burnett   23 age at first marriage 19
Maryann Burnett 26 age at first marriage 21
Harry L Burnett   3
Elwood T Burnett 2
Donald Burnett   1

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH7T-ZVL

Harry L listed as Harry F in 1940  ???

Margaret Burnett   33
Harry F Burnett   13 Edward Burnett 12
Donald Burnett   11 John Burnett   7
Harriet Burnett   5 Robert Burnett 1

Death certificate (6 August 1941) for Harry L Burnett lists parents Harry L Burnett and Margaret Donoahue so perhaps not the right connection  :-\


Sandra
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:15 GMT (UK)
Possible -  ??? 1930 census Wallace Street Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (under Burnett on anc and family search)

Harry L Burnett   23 age at first marriage 19
Maryann Burnett 26 age at first marriage 21
Harry L Burnett   3
Elwood T Burnett 2
Donald Burnett   1

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH7T-ZVL

Sandra

I don't think that's them. I did actually find one other census from 1930 in Radnor Township, Delaware County if that's any help.
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: *Sandra* on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:21 GMT (UK)
I was looking at that entry but the birth year was 1901 so put me off  ???
Glenbrooke Avenue Bryn Mawr, Delaware, Pennsylvania.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHSF-4KM

Mary Elizabeth Larkin - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB18-S18

Sandra
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:24 GMT (UK)
I was looking at that entry but the birth year was 1901 so out me off  ???
Glenbrooke Avenue Bryn Mawr, Delaware, Pennsylvania.

Sandra

Well, I know the 1905 isn't 100% concrete, one of those "about year" ones. Sorry for any confusion, should have elaborated :/
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: *Sandra* on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:26 GMT (UK)
I meant the birth year for Harry Bennett  :-\

Sandra
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:29 GMT (UK)
I meant the birth year for Harry Bennett  :-\

Sandra

Oh I see what happened. I had updated the old information I had on him but forgot to remove the old date from his main Birth / Death log. The 1892 is incorrect and it should be reflected as the 1901. What happens when I simply copy and paste my general information  :P
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: *Sandra* on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:33 GMT (UK)
You can go back and click the modify button to alter the dates in the original post.  ;)

Sandra
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Tuesday 19 February 19 19:38 GMT (UK)
Rechanged it. Thanks for the tip Sandra. Appreciate it :)
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: *Sandra* on Tuesday 19 February 19 20:46 GMT (UK)

Noticed the other family members burials - could Mary be with them  ???

William James Larkin - 9/10/1882 - 14/11/1959 burial Calvary Cemetery. Lower Merion Montgomery.

Mary Elizabeth Larkin - 26/11/1885 - 30/11/1957 - burial Calvary Cemetery.

Catherine Larkin Grogan - 1/3/1922 - 29/5/1947 - burial Calvary Cemetery.

Annie M Larkin/Henderson - 18/2/1908 - 13/12/1948 - burial Calvary Cemetery.

Pedigree resource file but no info on Mary .... :-\

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3DTY-NTY

Sandra
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Tuesday 19 February 19 23:36 GMT (UK)

Noticed the other family members burials - could Mary be with them  ???

William James Larkin - 9/10/1882 - 14/11/1959 burial Calvary Cemetery. Lower Merion Montgomery.

Mary Elizabeth Larkin - 26/11/1885 - 30/11/1957 - burial Calvary Cemetery.

Catherine Larkin Grogan - 1/3/1922 - 29/5/1947 - burial Calvary Cemetery.

Annie M Larkin/Henderson - 18/2/1908 - 13/12/1948 - burial Calvary Cemetery.

Pedigree resource file but no info on Mary .... :-\

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3DTY-NTY

Sandra

That's her family, know from her sisters / brother aside from a few dates being off.
Odd that they don't have her initially :(
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: amondg on Wednesday 20 February 19 07:00 GMT (UK)
From the social security death index the son Harry L Bennett was born 13 April 1929 Rosemont, Delaware County Pa. He died March 1990 last address Newtown Square Delaware County, Pa.
Parents Harry D Bennett and Mary Larkin.

The 1930 census of Glenbrooke Avenue, Delaware County is a good possibility.
Harry Bennett 29 married age 27 Chauffeur born PA parents born PA.
Mary 24 married age 22 born PA parents both from Ireland
Harry 1
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: amondg on Wednesday 20 February 19 07:46 GMT (UK)
Is this with her family 1920 Radnor, Delaware County PA.
William J Larkin  40
Mary 32
Mary 14
Annie 11
William J 8 (jr)
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: amondg on Wednesday 20 February 19 08:03 GMT (UK)
Was there an obituary put in the newspaper (Delware County) when William Larkin died 1959 they usually mention surviving relatives it may give a clue as to where she was in 1959, or alternately when Annie died in 1948.
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: *Sandra* on Wednesday 20 February 19 09:57 GMT (UK)


Although they would hopefully be living people (which we can't name on here) - sadly no luck on the Keys angle so far.  :-\

Sandra
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Wednesday 20 February 19 14:21 GMT (UK)


Although they would hopefully be living people (which we can't name on here) - sadly no luck on the Keys angle so far.  :-\

Sandra

Understanadable. It was word of mouth so I figured it'd be a stretch in that area. Thank you
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Wednesday 20 February 19 14:25 GMT (UK)
Is this with her family 1920 Radnor, Delaware County PA.
William J Larkin  40
Mary 32
Mary 14
Annie 11
William J 8 (jr)

This is them.
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Wednesday 20 February 19 14:36 GMT (UK)
Was there an obituary put in the newspaper (Delware County) when William Larkin died 1959 they usually mention surviving relatives it may give a clue as to where she was in 1959, or alternately when Annie died in 1948.

I couldn't find any obits for William. I found an Obituary for his wife, Mary Woods Larkin in the Philadelphia Inquire on Dec 3rd 1957, pg 42 that didn't yield much, mainly a location of the mass and where they were living in Brynn Marr, PA. I have Annies death certificate and she died under the last name Henderson on Dec 13th, 1948
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: *Sandra* on Wednesday 20 February 19 15:32 GMT (UK)

Sorry I haven't found any obits for any of the family so far  :-\

Sandra
Title: Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
Post by: Sockelf on Wednesday 20 February 19 15:37 GMT (UK)

Sorry I haven't found any obits for any of the family so far  :-\

Sandra

That's okay, I appreciate it. I only found the mother's on my end and it wasn't really insightful.