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Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« on: Sunday 23 June 19 14:01 BST (UK) »
Geraldine O’Connell (or Connell) was born around 1875 in the state of Illinois. She was married to Frank Fuller in a Catholic ceremony on 29 June 1897. The 1900 US census states that Geraldine’s father had been born in Maine, whereas her mother had been born in Ireland.

I can’t locate any records for Geraldine prior to her marriage so any help would be hugely appreciated.

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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 June 19 14:24 BST (UK) »
1930 census: Geraldine Fuller b Illinois.  Father: Maine.  Mother: Canada French.

This does seem to be an outlier though - in other censuses as you say her mother’s birthplace was given as Ireland.

Have you looked into whether a marriage certificate/register entry survives?
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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 June 19 14:30 BST (UK) »
There is a register of marriages that I found which gave the date, place of marriage ect. but did not give any names besides the bride and groom, not even witnesses.

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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 June 19 00:51 BST (UK) »
This book is about the Fuller side, but it calls Geraldine A Geraldine Connell. Maybe her earlier records use her first name?
I'll try to attach a clip of the entry for Geraldine's husband and his father.

Genealogy of some descendants of Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower,
to which is added a supplement to the Genealogy of some descendants of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower, published in 1908.


https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002013088027&view=1up&seq=9

Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 June 19 01:08 BST (UK) »
Have you looked for a death notice? It might name her parents. She died 1947 and is buried in Milwaukee, WI.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85062326#

Or a wedding announcement?
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 June 19 12:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you for replying. Can anyone tell me where I can access American newspapers please? Is there an equivalent to the British newspaper archives?

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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 June 19 15:44 BST (UK) »
Quite alot of the newspapers available are on subscription sites.

Have a read here - something might pop up for you - Availability Waukesha Newspapers and Obituaries

https://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Waukesha-County-Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm

Found one for Frank Fuller but nothing for Geraldine at moment.

Waukesha Daily Freeman  Waukesha, Wisconsin 18 Feb 1954, Thu  -   Page 1

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33194442/frank_fuller/

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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 24 June 19 16:28 BST (UK) »
If the A. initial is accurate, there's an Annie O'Connell with father born Maine & mother born Ireland in Illinois in 1880:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YYY-21C?i=22&cc=1417683  Maybe?

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Re: Who were Geraldine’s parents?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 24 June 19 17:05 BST (UK) »
If the A. initial is accurate, there's an Annie O'Connell with father born Maine & mother born Ireland in Illinois in 1880:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YYY-21C?i=22&cc=1417683  Maybe?

Hmm interesting - good possibility..........here are a few snippets incase you wish to follow this clue...

There is a FIND A GRAVE entry for the father William O Connell - 1833 - 1921

Calvary Cemetery Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21183299

Ellen - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21183237/ellen-m_-o_connell

daughter Grace - 1866 - 1943 - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21183242/grace-o_connell

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N37B-YZ4

son Jerome - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85168233/jerome-a-o_connell

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N36G-VHY

Could be more O'Connell burials listed here

https://grundy.illinoisgenweb.org/cemeteries/mtcarmel2.php


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