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Re: Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« Reply #9 on: Friday 03 September 21 17:43 BST (UK) »
We are not the only ones to lose track of her after 1930. Her college lost her address about that time also:
Alumnae Register, Connecticut College
December 30, 1922
(seeking an A.B.)
Namovich, Michaelina Marfa-Moya, A.B.
92 Atwood St., Hartford, Conn.

December 30, 1923
Namovich, Michaelina Marfa-Moya, A.B.
620 West 115th St., New York City. — Study and work in dramatics.

December 30, 1924
Namovich, Michaelina Marfa-Moya, (Mrs. Richard S. Nugent), A.B.
188 State St., Portland, Maine

December 30, 1926
Namov'ich, Michaelina Marfa-Moya, (Mrs. Richard S. Nugent), A.B.
27 Pacific Ave., Bradley Beach, N. J. — Writing.

December 30, 1927
Namovich, Michaelina Marfa-Moya, (Mrs. Richard S. Nugent), A.B.
8 Ocean Ave., Deal, N. J.—Writer

December 30, 1928
Namovich, Michaelina Marfa-Moya, (Mrs. Richard S. Nugent), A.B.
8 Ocean Ave., Deal, N. J.—Writer.

March 30 , 1934
Namovich Michaelina M (Mrs Richard S Nugent) 23 AB—(Lost address)

JAN 28 1935
Nugent Mrs Richard S (Michaelina Namovich)

what date?
Michaelina Namovitch Nugent

https://archive.org/stream/alumnaeregister00unse/alumnaeregister00unse_djvu.txt

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and on October 27, 1924, she copyrighted "That Question of Husbands" a Russian peasant comedy in one act. while living in Portland, Maine.
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Re: Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« Reply #10 on: Friday 03 September 21 17:59 BST (UK) »
1930 Census of Deal, Monmouth County NJ, ED 33

Ocean Ave skips from 2 to 12 on the sheet, and it is not on the last few pages of the district where the enumerator went back over the assignment.

and there is no Nugent or Namovich on any of the sheets for Deal. (there was only one ED for the city)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRHT-QXS?i=8&wc=QZFQ-HZ7%3A649613901%2C651583801%2C651588301%2C1589282479&cc=1810731

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Edited to add:
She is not on Lawrence Ave either.
(From the news clips: In 1929 she bought lots on Lawrence Ave from her husband. Then in 1932 they jointly sold property on Lawrence Ave.)

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Re: Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« Reply #11 on: Friday 03 September 21 18:31 BST (UK) »
She had something published in Collier's National Weekly. November 10, 1934. Volume 94, No. 19
Kyle Crichton, Jean Stark, Lou Little, Frank Condon
Published by The Crowell Publishing Company, 1934

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=12169976808&searchurl=an%3Dstark%2Bjean%26sortby%3D17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title16

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and abebooks has this description of her attached to their page for "Phantoms in the Wine"
Phantom in the Wine
STARK, Jean
Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1929
"Written by the daughter of a Russian baron who settled on the coast of Maine."

https://www.abebooks.com/first-edition/Phantom-Wine-STARK-Jean-Simon-Schuster/8704352758/bd


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Re: Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« Reply #12 on: Friday 03 September 21 18:59 BST (UK) »
I still haven't found her, but here are a few more stories she had published:


The FictionMags Index
Namovich, Michaelina M. (fl. 1920s) (chron.)
 * The One Good Woman, (ss) Snappy Stories 2nd April 1923
 * Thief of Red Clover, (ss) Modern Homemaking November 1928

http://www.philsp.com/homeville/fmi/n/n03178.htm#A74

In Sun Up Magazine, May 1925
"Philosophy in a Corner of Maine" by Baronness Michaelina Namovich
https://issuu.com/mainestatelibrary/docs/sun_up_issue_one

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Re: Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« Reply #13 on: Friday 03 September 21 19:21 BST (UK) »
I wonder if life got more difficult in the 1930s for the former members of the Russian aristocracy and she had to change her name and lay low.

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Re: Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 19 September 21 17:29 BST (UK) »
I wonder if life got more difficult in the 1930s for the former members of the Russian aristocracy and she had to change her name and lay low.

I’m starting to become a bit suspicious whether her dad was truly “Baron Michael Kassimir Namovich of St Petersburg in old Russia”. I'm wondering whether it could have been a story to promote herself. And it seems a bit strange that being the youngest daughter of a baron, would give you the title of "baronness" ....

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Dad Michael is a farmer on his 1900 passenger list (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9TH-G9FD-C?i=641). Officially he might have been from an area controlled by Russia, but his mother tongue was Polish (mentioned on the next page).

He's a factory hand according to his declaration of intention and born in "Smigl". I suspect that this could be the town Śmigiel in present day Poland and and abt 1400 km from St Petersburg. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9Amigiel).
FYI His 1915 Declaration: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSM4-434P-L?i=928


None of this rules out a title for dad, but I won't really believe it until an official document confirms it.