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United States of America / Re: Michigan Marriage Record Puzzle
« on: Saturday 17 July 21 14:54 BST (UK)  »
Oh, seems that bigamy was the issue, and Elsie was prosecuted - https://www.newspapers.com/clip/81623239/

John was placed on probation for helping her get in the country illegally - https://www.newspapers.com/clip/81623460/

She faced deportation in 1949 - https://www.newspapers.com/clip/81623280/

She was being held at Ellis Island in 1949 - https://www.newspapers.com/clip/81623395/

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United States of America / Re: Michigan Marriage Record Puzzle
« on: Saturday 17 July 21 14:52 BST (UK)  »
This library database indicates that both of the marriages were mentioned in the newspaper.  https://www.dewittlibrary.org/CCHS/marriages2.htm  Whether it's just them in a list of people who got marriage licenses or something more detailed, I don't know.  I didn't see any sign of online availability of those newspapers from that time frame.

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US Lookup Requests / Re: Stetson/Stutson Wood and Lucy Ann Reid/Read/Reed
« on: Tuesday 13 July 21 18:15 BST (UK)  »
Those are city directories.  You can find a bunch of Grand Rapids city directories here - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis;c=1648165062

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US Lookup Requests / Re: Stetson/Stutson Wood and Lucy Ann Reid/Read/Reed
« on: Tuesday 13 July 21 02:22 BST (UK)  »
That death date seems to be for Lucy A. Reed, which I don't think she'd be listed as if she was a widow of Mr. Wood.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3VC-N4N

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United States of America / Re: Lockport NY birth and death around 1914
« on: Thursday 24 June 21 13:12 BST (UK)  »
The NY death index says that she died in Lockport on 21 Apr. 1914.

It looks like the Lockport library does obituary look-ups, so maybe you can see if there is anything about her death in the local papers.  https://lockportlibrary.org/history-lockport-ny.php

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United States of America / Re: Adoptions, ~1870 to 1910
« on: Monday 21 June 21 15:13 BST (UK)  »
Were they old enough to help out around the house when they were adopted?  Maybe that was some of the motivation.

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The Common Room / Re: Musgrove Strange
« on: Saturday 19 June 21 18:06 BST (UK)  »
www.familysearch.org has a bunch of New York passenger lists for Edward Musgrove Strange, going back as far as 1923.  Some refer to him as a schoolmaster and some as a civil engineer.  Perhaps he was prone to career changes?  Some of the 2nd pages refer to him going to cousins in Pennsylvania.

www.fultonhistory.com is a free newspaper site, and there are some mentions of Musgrove Strange or E. Musgrove Strange in New York and Connecticut papers from the 1950's.  Most of the mentions are in reference to theater groups or working as a stage manager.

The New York Times archives has some mentions of E. Musgrove Strange involved in theater groups and two letters written to the editor by him regarding the theatrical performances.

There's a mention of Edward here - https://www.stbernards.org/news-no-photos?pk=1065294 

He's mentioned on the front cover of this program - https://archives.nyphil.org/index.php/artifact/b70a28e7-cb23-430d-9842-b46c12254486-0.1/fullview#page/1/mode/2up

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George's death certificate was from New York - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WRS-D1D  A transcription of the certificate said he died at 451 Clarkson Avenue, Kings County Hospital, so definitely not Wyoming.

My guess is that a handwritten NY was mistaken for WY.

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