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US Lookup Requests / Re: Edith Janice Craine. 1881- ?
« on: Friday 26 November 21 09:55 GMT (UK)  »
I think the paucity of New York BMD records online may be the reason her death date is not readily traceable. Previous searchers have been unable to find it .
Is it possible to find if she made a will. In England we have the Probate Index which lists all will makers. Is there any similar way in America  ?

John

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US Lookup Requests / Edith Janice Craine. 1881- ?
« on: Thursday 25 November 21 11:44 GMT (UK)  »
Is it possible  to find a date of death for this lady who possibly died in the late 1930s in New York.  A writer, principaly of childrens' books, she is the Edith J Craine, novelist, single, born Ohio 1881 on 1930 US census living Manhattan. According to a mention on her mother's entry on Findagrave (Julia Bardwell Drisko, 1853-1933) she was last known to be in New York in 1935, then no sighting. Possibly deceased by 1940 as not on that census - not the Edith J Craine institutionalized in Ohio as that person is also on 1930 census and died 1943.


Thanks
John

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The Common Room / Problem with the British Newspaper Archive
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 10:22 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone had problems with the BNA recently ?  I can see retrospective pages but every time I try to view a new addition I cannot, getting a message that the image is not a valid deep zoom image. I managed to see new additions by changing browser but this morning I get the error message plus I now have sign-in problems. That's Firefox and Edge getting the error message.
BNA seem unable to deal with the problem.

Regards
John

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United States of America / Re: Lilian Bennet-Thompson
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 11:56 BST (UK)  »
Thanks. The death seems to be this one in New York Death index:
Name:    Lillian Thompson
Age:    57
Birth Date:    abt 1885
Death Date:    10 Apr 1942
Death Place:    Warwick, New York, USA
Certificate Number:    24034

She is on 1940 census, an author, divorced but widowed on actual form, living Warwick. And found her on 1930 census as Lilian B Thompson, widowed, author, born c1884, living Warwick. And born New York. And Lillian B Thompson on 1910 census living with apparent mother, Josephine Bennet.

Got her. She was born Lillian Inez Bennet in New York, May 1883. Married Herbert Thompson in 1902, deceased by 1910 apparently though 1910 census says she is divorced. Her father was Frank Orlando Bennet. The variant spelling of her first name and the hyphenation of her maiden/married names threw me until that death notice opened the door. Thank you Sandra.

Apologies to anyone who wasted time looking for her.

John

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United States of America / Lilian Bennet-Thompson
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 09:55 BST (UK)  »
A person of this name is living at 151 West 12th Street, New York, according to another person's WW1 Draft Registration card. Is it possible to to confirm a person of that name is living there in the 1910s. I ask as there appear to be no other records, except a 1924 land assessment in Orange, New York, to prove she exists. I have her born Missouri with the maiden name Orlando in 1883  and dying New York in 1942 - but I have no idea where I found these details. The birth date appears on various sites, but never a source.


Thanks
John

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United States of America / Re: Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 10:42 BST (UK)  »
Very interesting and shows that the 1924 marriage did not last. But what happened to Michaelina and why is there no sign of her (or Richard) on censuses etc. I can think of various scenarios, although absence from America is not reflected by any sign of them on passenger lists. And is the Richard Stanley Nugent the Richard S. Nugent she married anyway in a possible marriage of convenience.

John

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United States of America / Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« on: Wednesday 01 September 21 16:26 BST (UK)  »
This lady, born 1900, was the daughter of Baron Michael Kassimir-Namovich of St Petersburg. The family left/fled Russia when she was about 7 months old - the story of this can be found in the Connecticut College News, Vol. 14 No. 11 which is available to read on the internet. She grew up in Connecticut but was in Maine in 1924 when she received American citizenship and then married Richard S(tanley) Nugent, apparently born 7 May 1895 in Chicago.
Michaelina then wrote "Phantoms in the wine " as Jean Stark published 1930, and then with her husband vanished, at least from records. I found the 1942 WW2 Draft Card for Nugent, living with a Florence Baldwin Nugent, no indication of relationship. Michaelina is on a 1928 passenger list from Bermuda. I then found a marriage in Connecticut in 1934 for a Florence Baldwin and a Richard Nugent - perhaps coincidental.
Neither Michaelina or Nugent can be found on censuses, nor a probable death record for either. A Google search brought up little, surprising, perhaps not, that her family connections  did not merit her more attention.
Is it possible to dicover what happened to her, and her husband.

John


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Other Countries / Re: India births
« on: Sunday 22 August 21 17:26 BST (UK)  »
I have a reply from the owner of the tree about DKP, a descendant of the Forster family, and he confirms your findings, that DKP=KAP. He recommends to anyone interested in the story to read 'The Agra case' by Molly Whittington-Egan.

Regards
John

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Other Countries / Re: India births
« on: Thursday 19 August 21 10:05 BST (UK)  »
An interesting story which could be the truth because of her sister taking the name Forster, and that birth date of 3/9. And also the lack of birth records for the children.  I wonder if newspaper reports of the trial and afterwards still exist, which might mention what happened to the couple's children. Ancestry has several trees for Edward Fullam which stick to BMD details or lack of them, with little about the children to show their later life - have emailed one on the off chance the owner knows more than she states in the tree.
The Wiki article on the murders - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Fullam - does not menion them, and their source is various true life crime books which I doubt mention the children.

John

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