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She was born in New York in 1892. I believe in either Mar or May. It is listed in various places as both. She died in New York in 1984.
On 1900 US census, she is living with Owen & Mary (NallY) Flynn at 211 Rutger Street in Manhattan. She is listed as their niece. It lists her father's place of birth as Germany & mother's as Ireland.
On 1910 US census, she is living with Owen & Mary Flynn at 141 Pelham Street in Manhattan. She is listed as their godchild. It lists her father's place of birth as New York & mother's as Ireland.
On 1915 NY census, she is living with Owen & Mary Flynn at 12 Pelham Street in Manhattan. She is listed as their daughter. It does not list parent's place of birth.
On 1920 US census, she is living with Owen & Mary Flynn at 355 Pelham Street in Manhattan. She is listed as their niece again. It lists her father's place of birth as Ireland & mother's as Ireland.
On 1930 US census, she is living with Owen Flynn at 150 Monroe Street in Manhattan. Mary is not listed because she died in 1928. She is listed as g. child. I am not sure if that is supposed to be grandchild or god child. It lists her father's place of birth as New York & mother's as New York.
On the 1940 US census, she is living alone at 142 Madison Street in Manhattan. Owen is not listed since he died in 1930 after the 1930 census was taken. It does not list mother & father's places of birth.
I am hoping to solve the mystery of how she really is related & possibly who this girl belonged to.
Owen Flynn & Mary Nally Flynn are my great great uncle & his wife. As you can see, she basically grew up with them. I have not been able to locate her prior to her living with them. I know that she is buried in a family plot with them & my great grandfather.
We had been searching for years and years trying to come up with information regarding my mom's maternal grandfather. I know that back in the 1990s, my mom and her sister hired a genealogy detective to attempt to locate information on him.
What we knew was the he was born in Ireland in the late 1800s. We knew that he migrated to Kilsyth, Scotland where he met & married my mom's maternal grandmother, Mary Reynolds. We know they had several children (Mary Flynn born 1899, Edward Flynn born 1902, Owen Flynn born 1904, and Ann Flynn born 1908). We know that not long after my maternal grandmother (Ann Flynn) was born, he left the family. There were several rumors going around. One was the had died and the other was he left to go to America.
I finally found him through FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JF9Z-TPL). They showed him as having emigrated aboard the SS California to the US on Dec 13, 1909. I checked the Ellis Island site and was able to locate him on the site.
From there, I verified that it was indeed him. In the field marked as closest living relative he had listed Mrs. Flynn. The location for her was Charles Street, Scotland. The John Flynn in my tree lived at 26 Charles Street, Kilsyth, Scotland according to the prior census. The family remained there on the 1911 census. However, John was already gone and Mary's second husband had already moved in. However, she wasn't married to her second husband yet.
I am hoping that someone may be able to read the name of the town that he was born in. I do know that John Flynn was not able to read nor write. So the town name could be spelled incorrectly.
Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated!!
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