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Margaret Henry

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MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 17 Apr 2013 19:23

From the new thread (best continue on here)

"I am trying to find my cousin Maureen Simonsen, born c 1934 in New York. Her parents names were Margaret Henry married to Edward R Simonsen. In 1940 her age was given as 6 years old.They lived in New Jersey. I believed Maureen married
and has a family. That is all I know about her. My Aunt died in 1978 (thanks to genes reunited for the info)"

(Actually, the info was from another site! ;-) )

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 13:40

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1322805

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 10 Apr 2013 21:37

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 7 Apr 2013 11:21

This is Maureen and John in 1959:

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)

Name: Maureen Murray
Gender: F (Female)
Residence Year: 1959
Street Address: 68 Brookdale Gardens
Residence Place: Bloomfield, New Jersey
Spouse: John F Murray
Publication Title: Bloomfield, New Jersey, City Directory, 1959

John is a field rep working in Newark

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 7 Apr 2013 11:13

Jeanette, I posted a 1955 City Directory entry on page 1 where Maureen was a student - the situation was the same in 1957, this is a later one still:

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)

Name: Maureen Simonsen
Residence Year: 1959
Residence Place: Montclair; Caldwell; Essex Fells; Verona; Cedar Grove; Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Occupation: Married
Publication Title: Montclair, New Jersey, City Directory, 1959

What it actually says on the image is that 97 South Prospect V is the address of Edward R Simonsen (working as a service manager at 654 Bloomfield Ave) and wife Margaret.
Underneath it has "Maureen married John F Murray jnr rem to Bloomfield"

So, that implies that Maureen married between 1957 and 1959. That's probably too recent to find details of an actual marriage or subsequent records.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 7 Apr 2013 10:51

Hi Jeanette - please don't start a new thread - as it's the same family we should continue on here ....

That we we have the background info to refer to and don't duplicate research.
:-)

EDIT: From pm

"I am trying to find my cousin Maureen Simonsen born c1934 in New York
Her parents were Margaret Henry married to Edward R Simonsen.
According to 1940 census she was 6 years old.
Regards Jeanette"

Jeanette

Jeanette Report 7 Apr 2013 05:01

To Marie Celeste
Yes this is indeed my Aunt Margaret. Also thank you for the information regarding her Aunt Delia Finnegan. I have heard that name mentioned but did not connect her
with the family.
Regards Jeanette
I will add a new tread to try and find my cousin Maureen or her family.

Jeanette

Jeanette Report 7 Apr 2013 04:55

To Anne
Thank you for the information. This is without doubt my Aunt Margaret. I have been trying for a very long time to find her. I now hope to trace her daughter Maureen or her family. I have no idea who she married or where she lives but would be grateful for any information. Regards Jeanette

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 Apr 2013 21:22

The family in 1955:

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
Name: Edward R Simonsen
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1955
Street Address: 97 S Prospect V
Residence Place: Montclair; Caldwell; Essex Fells; Verona; Cedar Grove; Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Occupation: Service Mgr
Spouse: Margaret Simonsen
Publication Title: Montclair, New Jersey, City Directory, 1955

Daughter Maureen is a student.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 3 Apr 2013 21:12

I wonder?
1940 United States Federal Census about Margaret Simonsen
Name: Margaret Simonsen
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Verona, Essex, New Jersey
View Map
Street: South Propect Street
House Number: 97
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cedar Grove, Essex, New Jersey
Residence in 1935: Cedar Grove, Essex, New Jersey
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Alien
Sheet Number: 3B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward R Simonsen 29
Margaret Simonsen 33
Maureen Simonsen 6

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 Apr 2013 21:10

1940 looks right:

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Margaret Simonsen
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Verona, Essex, New Jersey

Street: South Propect Street
House Number: 97
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cedar Grove, Essex, New Jersey
Residence in 1935: Cedar Grove, Essex, New Jersey
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Alien
Sheet Number: 3B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Income Other Sources: No

Household Members:
Name Age
Edward R Simonsen 29 - Service Station attendant
Margaret Simonsen 33
Maureen Simonsen 6

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 Apr 2013 21:07

Based on the info Jeanette gave this is very likely her death:

Social Security Death Index

Name: Margaret Simonsen
SSN: 141-54-2074
Last Residence: 08723 Brick, Ocean, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 20 Sep 1905
Died: Dec 1978
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (1972)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 Apr 2013 20:57

This is Delia in 1920 (just posting whatever in case it leads us eventually to Maggie):

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Delia Finnegan
Age: 56
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 11, Kings, New York
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Daniel Finnegan
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Finnegan 59 - Salesman in store
Delia Finnegan 56

Street address: 679 Glasson Avenue

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 Apr 2013 20:53

Following Anne's shipping find above, I found another record of Margaret on Alien arrivals detained. She was held until her aunt Delia Finnegan of what looks like 30 Schoffer Street arrived for her (she was only held 40 minutes).

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 3 Apr 2013 20:21

Found her (2nd voyage)
She departed from Cork on 9 Feb 1925.
Arrived NY 24 Feb 1925
Destination was her Aunt, Mrs D Finnigan, 670 Glasson Avenue, Brookyn, NY
Her contact in Ireland was her father:
Mr James Henry, High Park, Drommard?, Co Sligo

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Margaret Henry
Name: Margaret Henry
Arrival Date: 24 Feb 1925
Birth Date: abt 1906
Birth Location: England
Birth Location Other: blyth northunberl
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Irish
Port of Departure: Cobh, Ireland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Cedric

Edit:
Not 100% sure about this one, but it looks about right. She was 5yrs in US
Occ: Telephone Operator

New York, State Census, 1925 about Margaret Henry
Name: Margaret Henry
Birth Date: abt 1903
Birth Place: Ireland
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Residence Place: Brooklyn, Kings
Relationship: Roomer
Colour or Race: White
Number of Years in US: 05

Household Members:
Name Age
John Flannegan 27 b Ireland
Brifget Flannegan 25 Irleand
Anna Flannegan 02 b NY
John Flannegan 01 b NY
Margaret Henry 22

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 Apr 2013 19:58

Found her outward voyage:

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Margaret Henry
Arrival Date: 23 Dec 1924
Birth Date: abt 1905
Birth Location: Ireland
Birth Location Other: bedlinghan nerthu??
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Irish
Port of Departure: Cobh, Ireland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Cedric

EDIT: Says on the bottom of the manifest that she did not sail. :-(

Andrew

Andrew Report 3 Apr 2013 19:52

The other children

Births Sep 1903 (>99%)
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Henery John Patrick Morpeth 10b 469

Births Dec 1905 (>99%)
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Henery Margaret Morpeth 10b 437



Andy

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 Apr 2013 19:47

I see you deleted the original

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 Apr 2013 19:45

you've done another posting!!!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 Apr 2013 19:42

That's looking good Andy

Morpeth covers Bedlington:

Births Jun 1900
HENRY Mary Ellen Morpeth 10b 451

I'm not finding anything likely in the US 1940 that resembles what Jeanette gives as a surname.

Working through the shipping lists, there was one with father Michael (wrong name) that I'd come across previously so definitely didn't imagine a previous thread.