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Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« on: Sunday 28 June 20 22:38 BST (UK) »
American inventor who discovered the abrasive Carborundum and perfected a method for making graphite.  I am researching a friend's family tree and was wondering if there was an Obit or Will out there  I could look at that might lead to other family members. I am interested in Margaret Cecelia Maher some  sites says she is from Wales but I can't find her also at a lost for Raymond Maher Acheson I can find who he married Gloria Bernice Leonard but I believe the had children. Many thanks for any help especially the Obits
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Re: Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 June 20 23:59 BST (UK) »
No information re birth or death dates included in your post nor location of where he died?

Have you checked US censuses for info about the other people you mention?

There is an extensive tree on Ancestry - have you seen it?


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Re: Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 June 20 00:37 BST (UK) »
also at a lost for Raymond Maher Acheson


The Niagara Falls Gazette
Monday, July 31, 1916



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Re: Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 June 20 00:56 BST (UK) »
I am interested in Margaret Cecelia Maher some  sites says she is from Wales but I can't find her

Her obit says born in Brooklyn, NY

The Niagara Falls Gazette
Tuesday, February 7, 1950

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Re: Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 June 20 03:07 BST (UK) »
Margaret does seem to be a bit inconsistent about her birthplace on censuses and other records - sometimes Wales, sometimes New York, occasionally England, often giving her parents as from Ireland.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-Z3NL
In 1915 when applying for a passport she stated that she was born 11 May 1861 in "the north of Wales" (was unsure of where).

Many references say they married in New York in 1884 but I can't see an actual marriage record - anyone else having any luck there?
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Re: Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 June 20 04:27 BST (UK) »
There is a photo attached to the passport here; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89X7-6K3F?i=473&cc=2185145

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Re: Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 June 20 09:34 BST (UK) »
Graphite was mined in Borrowdale, Cumbria & also Lanarkshire. China a big producer.

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Re: Dr Edward Goodrich Acheson who discovered Carborundum
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 June 20 22:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for the information I haven't seen the tree on Ancestry - I don't have worldwide unfortunately.  Thank you for the Obits. My friend is related to Frances Offen she was her great aunt and Frances married George Wilson Acheson - whose dad was Edward Goodrich Acheson. Thank you all so much
Take care and be safe
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Warburton, Ackerley, Foxley, Gerrards, Buckley, Totty, Woodworth, Parkes, Bingley, Meredith, Gill, Royle all Cheshire, Pritchard,  Roberts, Caernarfonshire. Ingham, Roberts in Denbigh