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Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« 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!

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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #1 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  :-\


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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #2 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

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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.

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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #4 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 :/

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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 19:26 GMT (UK) »
I meant the birth year for Harry Bennett  :-\

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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 19:29 GMT (UK) »
I meant the birth year for Harry Bennett  :-\

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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

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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #7 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.  ;)

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Re: Any Information on Mary Elizabeth Larkin - Philadelphia PA
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Rechanged it. Thanks for the tip Sandra. Appreciate it :)