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SUMPTER brothers
« on: Wednesday 28 December 22 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Looking for Ralph SUMPTER born 1900 in Uxbridge and his brother Leslie born 1902 in Uxbridge.
Any descendants? I think Ralph might have emigrated to America?

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Re: SUMPTER brothers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 December 22 21:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Melbell

Do you have anything on Ralph? I am correct that he had the middle name of Frederick? Birth date 28 May 1900 in Northwood, Middlesex?

I think he became an actor.

Two marriages I believe, both in the US:

Virginia Groschen, marriage on 13 May 1925 in Manhattan, NY.
Lindley Stephenson, marriage on 26 Nov 1946 in Stamford, Connecticut

Back and forth to the UK. There are shipping entries for him.

His death entry on the index for Connecticut vital records shows:

Ralph F Sumpter
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth 28 May 1900
Birth Place: Non-Western Hemisphere
Residence: Norwalk, Connecticut
Death: 14 Dec 1980 Norwalk, Connecticut
Age: 80 Years
Spouse: Lindl

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Re: SUMPTER brothers
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 December 22 21:44 GMT (UK) »
1950 US census entry for him and wife (although index shows single!) www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XR4-TSPT

Death, as  mentioned above, www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZGX-963

Some acting bio:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0838912/
www.playbill.com/person/ralph-sumpter-vault-0000069324

Some mentions in UK papers around the 1918 to early 1920s. Guessing after this he headed off to the US to develop his acting career?

I don't have access to the US papers but one that I can see for him from 1948 www.newspapers.com/clip/14300660/1948the-three-musketeerswhite-eaglead/

If you have a subs/access to Ancestry, there is a family tree for him www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/31579316/person/29807389638/facts

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Re: SUMPTER brothers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 December 22 22:12 GMT (UK) »
In case you don't have access to Ancestry, the tree linked above also has some details on Leslie. Leslie Hereward Sumpter b. 24 June 1902 also in Northwood, Middlesex.

His died 15 Sept 1975 in Edenbridge, Kent (GRO ref 3rd Qrt Tonbridge, Kent Vol 16/Pg. 1850).

Wife Margaret Ida Hobson. Marriage 3rd Qrt Sevenoaks, Kent Vol. 2a/ Pg. 3124.

Not seeing any children so far from this marriage.

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Re: SUMPTER brothers
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 29 December 22 14:17 GMT (UK) »
Dear Monica

Thanks so much for your helpful replies to my questions.

I will now be able to focus on the American side of this family and follow up the various leads you suggest.

Very Grateful!
Melbell