Re: At a very confusing point
- Just in case you haven't seen this:
Birth: 1877, England
Death: Sep. 16, 1953
Father Name: John Boss
Mother Name: Mary Ellen O'Brien
Beatrice Frances Carter Boss (1888 - 1970)*
Beatrice C. Boss Russell (1917 - 2002)*
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Plot: Section 6
Created by: Diane Payne
Record added: Aug 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74514730
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "timothyfcampbell" <timothyfcampbell@...> wrote:
> After doing some Googling and coming up with your queries on Ancestry and Genforum I'm lead to believe you have had a lot of information provided and that you're getting hung up on the inconsistencies. "Why"'s are most difficult to answer and maybe never will.
> A quick search on FreeBMD provides John's birth registration in Liverpool and John's marriage to Margaret Ann Williams in West Derby. If she died in 1907 then they were married about 10 years: did he leave any children behind?
> "On the record of the marriage in Whitehall in lists that it is the 1st marriage for both" could be his first marriage in America, or could be he was trying to hide something.
> "but his father was born in Massachusetts" could be point of entry.
> "I know there was quite an anti immigrant feeling in the U.S. at the time" applied to non-white and non-english speaking people; it had little to do with British immigrants.
> I have found that not only are census records rife with errors (Canada, US and UK combined) but have also found odd issues in documents: unfortunately those with first hand knowledge as to "why" are long gone. My suggestion is to stick to what is documented, take family lore with a grain of salt and stop worrying about the questions that can't be answered.
> Thanks for sharing and Happy researching!
> --- In email@example.com, "Bob" <r_c_boss@> wrote:
> > Thought I would give the group a chance to try and help make some sense out of what I have ran into on my paternal grandfather and his parents.
> > Bob