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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #9 on: Friday 23 April 21 01:25 BST (UK) »
She said she was a typist in 1924. at 143 S Figueroa, Los Angeles
her father? Elias was at 5913 1/2 Pasadena

that is the only place I have found her so far in the directories.

She is also listed in 1921 as a stenographer residing at 1353 Vine. Elias is not in this book.
Then from 1925 to at least 1929 Elias is at 150 N Av 61, but Dorothea is not in the book for any of those years.
So she "disappears" about the same time David M Dundas is out of his parents' home, - c. 1925/26/27.

For future reference, I found the LA directories at
https://rescarta.lapl.org/ResCarta-Web/jsp/RcWebBrowse.jsp

The ones at ancestry are missing a lot of pages for a lot of years in the '20s.

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Did people go to Mexico to get married?

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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #10 on: Friday 23 April 21 01:35 BST (UK) »
Eli Alexander  Childs, 1920-1921   Assistant  CA   Alameda Co   Oakland, First Congregational Church

1921 - Appleton Post Crescent, 22 February 1921.  headline:  "Many Outagamie People Bask in California Sun.  Eighty-eight past and present citizens of county register at reunion."   list includes E.A. Childs.

1922 - California voter registration; 5913 1/2 Pasadena Ave., precinct 820, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; brkr; republican

1923 - Los Angeles City Directory; Elias A.,  5913 1/2 Pasadena Ave., real esate; with Kenneth C. [collr =collector?]

1924 - California voter registration; Elias A. Childs; 150 North Avenue 61, Precinct 939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; rl est; republican

1926 - California voter registration; Elias A. Childs; 150 North Avenue 61, Precinct 1287, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; rl est; republican

1928 - California voter registration; Elias A. Childs; 150 North Avenue 61, Precinct 1344, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; brkr; S = socialist?

1930 - California voter registration; Elias A. Childs; 150 North Avenue 61, Precinct 1740, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; ntry pblc; republican

1930 census - [Elias A. Childs]; 150 N. Ave 61, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California





Eli died 29 December 1930 in Los Angeles.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #11 on: Friday 23 April 21 15:24 BST (UK) »

1923 - Los Angeles City Directory; Elias A.,  5913 1/2 Pasadena Ave., real esate; with Kenneth C. [collr =collector?]

1924 - California voter registration; Elias A. Childs; 150 North Avenue 61, Precinct 939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; rl est; republican


Los Angeles Record
Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, October 02, 1923
Page 1

$50,000 SUIT CLAIMS
THEFT OF HUSBAND

 Mrs. Abbie C. Childs who left her husband January 10, 1922, Tuesday, sued Miss Alice Klever, 5913 Pasadena avenue for $50,000, alleging that Klever had induced her husband to leave her. Eli A Childs, the husband, met Miss Klever when she tried to buy the Child's home, Mrs Childs alleges.


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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #12 on: Friday 23 April 21 16:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, RJ.  I realized that Eli and Abbie had split up but didn't know why.  Eli seems to have been something of an Elmer Gantry type.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #13 on: Friday 23 April 21 20:01 BST (UK) »
Did people go to Mexico to get married?

That's what I was thinking - where did Southern Californians elope to then?  Mexico sounds like a possibility or maybe Las Vegas or Reno?  At least those were big for divorces.

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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #14 on: Friday 23 April 21 21:09 BST (UK) »
Mexico doesn't seem likely to me.  It would be difficult to come up with witnesses to attest that the two parties are free to marry.  In my experience, Latin American countries are very finicky and legalistic about marital status.  Aside from a couple of actual Mexicans, I can't think off hand of anyone in my tree who went to Mexico to get married.  There were some who went to Reno for quickie marriages, though.

I revisited the 1930 census for Myrtoklea D. Child [author, literature] but was unable to come up with any published works under that name.  I still have my doubts but it seems at least possible that Dorothea might have invented a Greekish pen name.  There's a good chance she and her siblings were spoon fed Greek and Latin classics from infancy, if not by Eli then certainly by their mother, Emma.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 24 April 21 01:26 BST (UK) »
I've seen that record but I don't know if it's her.  I have it stashed as a possible.  The horribly screwed up name and the profession of "author, literature" give me pause.  Maybe it's a pen name.  I have no other information to suggest that she was an author.  She did eventually die in Monterey, California in 1959.

1932 CA voter registration has Childe, Miss D. Myrto, Box 1044, Carmel, Democrat

1934 CA voter registration has Childe, Miss D. Myrto, Box 1044, Carmel, writer, Democrat

Then, in 1935, there is a Myrto Childe, 74 Macondray, San Francisco, writer, Communist.

A 1936 letter from Monterey County officials listed Myrto Childe as a radical who is inciting strikers.  https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12905714/officials-of-monterey-county/

So, I don't know if Myrto is yours, but she sounds interesting! 

On a more mellow note, it looks like Dorothea visited an art studio in Sacramento in 1921.  https://www.newspapers.com/clip/76361187/


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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 24 April 21 01:57 BST (UK) »
Can you open this?

tinyurl.com/jdatssh3  (looks like you need to copy paste this to get it to open)

It states that Dorothea Childs changed her name to Myrto Childe

Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti
By Patricia Albers
University of California Press
2002

page 339
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, : Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc: John Thomas of Garthgel, Llanfyllin, and Llangyniew, Wales: James Lloyd of Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire: Rowland Charles and Rowland Wynne of Denbighshire

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Re: Looking for a possible marriage, California, 1920-1930
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 24 April 21 02:04 BST (UK) »
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, : Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc: John Thomas of Garthgel, Llanfyllin, and Llangyniew, Wales: James Lloyd of Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire: Rowland Charles and Rowland Wynne of Denbighshire