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  • mccgram
    Just in case you haven t seen this: Birth: 1877, England Death: Sep. 16, 1953 Seattle King County Washington, USA Father Name: John Boss Mother Name: Mary
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 4 12:03 PM
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      Just in case you haven't seen this:
      Birth: 1877, England
      Death: Sep. 16, 1953
      Seattle
      King County
      Washington, USA

      Father Name: John Boss
      Mother Name: Mary Ellen O'Brien


      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Beatrice Frances Carter Boss (1888 - 1970)*

      Children:
      Beatrice C. Boss Russell (1917 - 2002)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park and Funeral Home
      Seattle
      King County
      Washington, USA
      Plot: Section 6

      Created by: Diane Payne
      Record added: Aug 06, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 74514730

      --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "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 genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.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
      > >
      >
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