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Offline RCB

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Supposed marriage Salt Lake City
« on: Tuesday 18 June 19 14:55 BST (UK) »
Hello again -
People here often deliver far more than I ask for so I'm here trying again. 
This is one of those "I wonder why" things we often find ourselves asking when researching so here's the story - The wife of my mother in law's father was born in Salt Lake City 1891-92, my mother in law was the result of an affair so no blood connection to Dorothy Dawes, it was a bank manager and his secretary thing, yes happens all the time ;D
 
So all I know and all I can find entered in 4 other trees researching is -
Marriage 1890-92? Salt Lake City
SARAH ELEANOR SMITH? (Smith not confirmed) born In England.
Married a MR DAWES, was he American?
one tree offers DOB for Mr Dawes of1830? I have no idea how.
A daughter was born Salt lake City 1891-92
1892 -DOROTHY DAWES 
Dorothy gave her birthdate in 1939 as 27th May 1892

Is this a young English woman, possibly a Mormon, who goes to America and had an affair resulting in a baby daughter then came home with some story?  The UK 1901 census shows mother Sarah is living on her own means with her daughter in Yorkshire, no sign of Mr Dawes.

Dorothy's birth might be the easiest thing to find but will there be a marriage?

I'm going back to check out the passenger lists UK-US  Cheers Fred

I've just found a note which makes me wonder if I've asked here before, somebody will tell me I'm sure.  Sarah E Smith travelled to the US with a Miss May Dawes (husbands name)arriving New York 11 July 1890.  Unable to find a sarah or Dorothy Dawes arriving back in the UK.  My access to US records has run out.


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Re: Supposed marriage Salt Lake City
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 15:27 BST (UK) »

How about Nellie Smith and Ernest Dawes - 3 September 1890 - Salt Lake Utah

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8GK-PZ1

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