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Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« on: Monday 17 January 22 16:39 GMT (UK) »
Sarah Elena Watterson was born Dec 30, 1881 in Lisnamorrow, Ireland to James Watterson and Margaret Hurl. She is not on the 1901 census in Ireland with her parents so thinking she may have emigrated, possibly to Philadelphia like at least 5 of her siblings. But I didn't find her in 1900 or 1910.
Perhaps she was married by then. At any rate, I have an unconfirmed date of death of 1950 but no indication where and whether she had married.
Thanks for any help
Peggy
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Johnston - Co. Derry, Ireland
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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 January 22 16:48 GMT (UK) »
Have you considered contacting the private ancestry tree owner to see if they have further information on Sarah ?

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Mind you the name rings a bell, so you may have had past conversations with this person.
Says she is willing to help others. Lives in Toronto Ontario.
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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 January 22 17:24 GMT (UK) »
I have checked the private tree and this Sarah is not on it. Although there are many Wattersons on her tree, it is predominately a Hurl tree.
Also checked another private tree and she is not on there.
We researched a Margaret Helena Watterson before but this is a different person.
It is a guess that she went to Philadelphia.
There is another sibling called Margaret born Oct 13, 1872 that I have no further info on. 5 other siblings lived and died in Philadelphia and one (Ignatius) lived there many years but returned to Ireland abt 1919 and died in Ireland.
Thank you
Peggy
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Johnston - Co. Derry, Ireland
Groves - Co. Derry, Ireland

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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 January 22 17:44 GMT (UK) »
She is listed -

Private Member Photos

Record information. Name   
Sarah Elena Watterson - Birth 13 Dec 1881
Death 1950

Granted she (the tree owner)  has a lot of branches - her mother was Anne Hurl nee Davidson from Scotland. (1939 Renfrewshire - 2018)
Out of interest - Have you read her obit to see if any names click ?

https://mountpleasantgroup.permavita.com/site/AnneHurl.html

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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 January 22 17:48 GMT (UK) »
Oh. Since Dec 31, 2021, Ancestry has cut off at home access to their  Library Edition of Ancestry so I can't look at that unless I go to the library. Is there an indication of the submitter of the photo?
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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 17 January 22 17:56 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, I didn't see the info about the obit at first. Thanks for sending the link.
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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 17 January 22 17:59 GMT (UK) »

There is no portrait photo as such, it is ancestry idiosyncrasy and could be a copy of a birth/baptism record for Sarah Elena Watterson

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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 17 January 22 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Short of time but will point this one out as needing further investigation because the birth date would be near but incorrect.  Census gives an even different birth year.  So maybe - maybe not  :-\

Helena Cherry - Helena Watterson - 5 December 1881 - aged 80 years died 9 February 1962
Philadelphia. PA. 
Father Unk Watterson - Mother Unk Hurl
Spouse George Cherry
Certificate Number:   018153-62

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Re: Sarah Elena Watterson, born Dec 30, 1881, then what?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 17 January 22 18:54 GMT (UK) »


The Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 Mar 1917, Tue    Page 19

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/92816158/marriage-of-watterson-cherry/

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