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USA Look-up please

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mgnv Report 20 Feb 2013 00:13
Charles Francis Grubel
Birth: Jul. 12, 1860
Death: Feb. 13, 1938
New York, USA
A Maryknoll Oblate for 12 years, he volunteered his services as a pharmacist.
Calvary Allied Cemetery
New York
New York County
New York, USA

On 1900, our Charles F Grubel was a druggist, born July 1862.
I've often noticed people's yob can vary, but almost never their b'day.

Oswald d 9/1975 Bergen NJ


Bloss Report 19 Feb 2013 02:09

Thankyou again, I will search all you have given me :-)


mgnv Report 19 Feb 2013 01:15

Can't help with your q, but here's my notes

MC - my guess is his mid-name was Chalmers.
I've seen quite a number of folk add a relly's surname as a mid-name when they came to N America, and Chalmers is the obvious choice here - but it's just a guess.

[left page]
[addy=185 W 112th St - check footer too for Frances]

For the *-ed images, magnify 4 clicks, then save image:

Seems one needs Ancestry for 1915 images


head Charles F Grubel M 38 Ohio
wife Francis Grubel F 26 Ohio
son Ames Grubel M 7 Ohio
son Oswald Grubel M 3 Ohio

self Charles F Grubel M 49y Ohio
wife Sadie A Grubel F 31y Massachusetts
son Amiel C Grubel M 17y Ohio
son Oswald Grubel M 13y Ohio
Carrie Egan F 27y Massachusetts
Thomas A Egan M 27y Rhode Island [and next page]
(remember 4 clicks, etc)

[On 5/6/18 Frank Oswald is at same addy as the McBrooms]


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 18:55

Did Anna B die, or were they divorced?

On his marriage to Frances he says he was married once before and has no wife living. It doesn't give an option to say if he was widowed or divorced, whereas it does for the bride (Frances was a divorcee).

Link to the certificate:


Gins Report 18 Feb 2013 10:47

1870 United States Federal Census
about John Mcbroom
Name: John Mcbroom
Age in 1870: 5
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1870: Robinson, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Temperanceville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
W D Mcbroom 30
Maggie Mcbroom 26
John Mcbroom 5
Mary Mcbroom 4
Maggie Mcbroom 2
Ellen Mcbroom 5/12
Wm Chalmers 32
M Chalmers 23


Bloss Report 18 Feb 2013 09:04

John's parents names were William McBroom and Margaret Chalmers both born in Scotland. All the other children born to William and Margaret were born in Homestead, Allegheny PA.


Bloss Report 18 Feb 2013 09:01

Thankyou good people. I don't know what John's middle name was, only first letter C. I know Frances was married to a Charles F Grubel for 9 years in the 1900 census, Charles was married to a Sadie... in 1910 census and his children from his marriage to Frances stayed with him.
Unable to find anything much at all on John's marriage to Anna or even John and Frances.


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 08:20

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Frances MacBroom
Respondent: Yes
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: New York, New York, New York
Street: West 112 Street
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: New York, New York, New York
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 6A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 185

Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 75
Woman Marriages: Yes
Woman Age at First Marriage: 15
Number of Children Ever Born: 2
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Native Language: English
Social Security Number: No
Usual Occupation: None

Household Members:
Name Age
Frances MacBroom 65
John MacBroom 75
Alice McAdams 29
Elva Leyman 46
Leo Michaels 65
Julins T Michaels 66

Interesting that Frances is stated as Head and John as husband. No occupation given. Other people in household are lodgers.


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 08:00

1900 for reference:

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: John C Mcbroom
Age: 35
Birth Date: Nov 1864
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Toledo Ward 8, Lucas, Ohio [Lucas]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1865
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Anna B Mcbroom
Marriage Year: 1883
Years Married: 17
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: Polisher (bicycles?)

Household Members:
Name Age
John C Mcbroom 35
Anna B Mcbroom 33

Anna born Pennsylvania, as was her father. Her mother born Wales.


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 07:44

Hello Bloss, what did the "C" stand for as his middle name?

What were his parent's names? What was his exact date of birth?

This is all useful for tracing records.


mgnv Report 18 Feb 2013 06:45

Since BMDs are state matters, which states did they reside in, and which state were Anna & Frances born in, and when?

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Bloss Report 18 Feb 2013 02:50

Ancestor John C McBroom (or Macbroom) born 1864 Glasgow, Scotland, immigrated in 1865 to USA. In 1883 John married Anna B......and on 1900 census married to Anna. In 1902 I have John married to Frances Grubel and is still married to Frances up to 1940 census. I have not been able to find any info on Anna, although she was born 1867 in USA, further a child was born to John and Anna in 1885 (male) no info on this either. The death dates of John and Frances also hard to find. Hoping you can help me,
Cheers Bloss :-(