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The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 18:12 BST (UK) »
I am having a terrible time in trying to find any trace of Agnes and Della Oates after 1930. Their parents were James Oates and Maud McDonnell. James died in 1909 and Maude remarried to Neil Leroy Howard.Agnes was born abt 1904 in Michigan. In 1910 she is in Alabaster, 1920 in Onaway and in 1930 in Alma. In 1923 she married George Edward Martin and they divorced in 1930. She shows in the 1930 census using her maiden name. I have tried tracing her using Oates, Howard and Martin.
Della Oates was born abt 1909 and shows up with parents in 1910/20 and 1930. There are a few Della Oates records but I can not connect them to mine.

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 September 20 16:38 BST (UK) »

Obituary Maude Mary Howard -

Lansing State Journal Lansing, Michigan 28 Dec 1966, Wed    Page 3

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59080813/maude-m-howard-28-december-1966/

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 September 20 16:42 BST (UK) »

Agnes M Romine - Birth Date 16 Dec 1903 - Death Date 5 Mar 1976
Residence Gerrish, Roscommon, Michigan
Place of Death Gerrish, Roscommon, Michigan

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 September 20 16:44 BST (UK) »


FIND A GRAVE

Agnes M Romine

1903 - 5 March 1976

Richland Township Cemetery Vestaburg, Montcalm County, Michigan.
PLOT   Field 1177, Sec N, Lot 144

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73264306/agnes-m-romine

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 September 20 18:22 BST (UK) »
I think this was Agnes' birth, but listed as Marguerite A. - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F426-DB5

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:42 BST (UK) »
Not what your asking for but maybe an interesting snippet.

Detroit Free Press Detroit, Michigan 18 Sep 1952, Thu    Page 6

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59091297/raymond-j-oates-18-september-1952/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66601741/raymond-j-oates

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66601737/louise-m-oates

Divorced from Louise 9 June 1952

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 September 20 20:12 BST (UK) »
That is great.
I noticed that Della is not mentioned in her mother's obit. Presumably dead?
In 1940 census there is a Charles and Agnes Romine. Possibly mine?

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 September 20 22:02 BST (UK) »
I found the death certificate for brother Waldo, who sadly died young.  https://michiganology.org/uncategorized/IO_41558894-7140-4c15-9080-87067c59d41d/  Ray J. Oates was the informant - I was hoping it would be Della.

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Re: The missing Oates girls - Michigan
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 12 September 20 12:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks. That adds some personal information that I did  not have.
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