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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #9 on: Friday 26 October 18 11:54 BST (UK) »
This may be James & Elizabeth in the 1930 census - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4KG-JF5

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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #10 on: Friday 26 October 18 11:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone,

I need help... according to family stories, my 2x Great Aunt Mary Ross emigrated to the USA in 1911. Her relative listed on the passenger list is Annie Morrissey/Morrison and listed as Second Cousin.

As the story goes, Annie had a daughter called Betty Morrissey (Elizabeth) who was a movie star featuring in a number of Charlie Chaplin films. I have googled this as can verify that Betty Morrissey is the named actress. I am however unsure how her mother Annie is related into our line. All I know is she is called Annie and was born in Ireland c1864 and her husband was John Morrissey (who as far as  I know left when Betty was young)

How do I find out who Betty's mum Annie is and make the connection? I have quite a bit of information but not sure how to find what I need. Any help greatly appreciated!

Samantha



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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #11 on: Friday 26 October 18 11:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone,

I need help... according to family stories, my 2x Great Aunt Mary Ross emigrated to the USA in 1911. Her relative listed on the passenger list is Annie Morrissey/Morrison and listed as Second Cousin.

 
Samantha

When in 1911?
Age?
Marital Status?

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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #12 on: Friday 26 October 18 11:59 BST (UK) »
Anne Morrissey, Elizabeth Murray, and her son (who may still be living) in the 1940 census - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CD-2MP

This is a possible California death record for Anne Morrissey, listing her parents as John Armstrong & Elizabeth Reilly - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGF5-SCSG

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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #13 on: Friday 26 October 18 12:02 BST (UK) »
Morrissey family in 1910 living on Front Street but no father John.
Anna is married though.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5QW-66S
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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #14 on: Friday 26 October 18 12:07 BST (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mwv/   gets you all   Mary Ross  in Ireland on 1901 Census.


As I don't know her age, Marital status or Religion I can't use them to narrow down the results.

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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #15 on: Friday 26 October 18 12:09 BST (UK) »
Hallmark,
I think Mary Ross was Scottish but not sure. She emigrated from Glasgow.

The only marriage I can see which fits with emigration dates and years married but ...
John McMorris and Annie Armstrong 1887, Irvinestown


https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1887/10792/5935712.pdf
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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #16 on: Friday 26 October 18 12:22 BST (UK) »
It looks like Betty's brother William was a prop man in Columbia Studios and sadly died of suicide - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9SV-BCYH?i=1318&cc=2001287

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Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« Reply #17 on: Friday 26 October 18 12:42 BST (UK) »
Hallmark,
I think Mary Ross was Scottish but not sure. She emigrated from Glasgow.

The only marriage I can see which fits with emigration dates and years married but ...
John McMorris and Annie Armstrong 1887, Irvinestown


https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1887/10792/5935712.pdf


Thanks!

From what I can make out there was an "Annie someone" born   c.1864 to somebody... and she married a John Morrissey, somewhere.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mww/  gets all  Civil Reg Birth results for Ann from 1864
to 1865

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mwx/  gets all  Civil Reg Birth results for Anne from 1864
to 1865