Thursday, September 06, 2007

Genealogue Challenge #19

This challenge was submitted by John at Transylvanian Dutch:

J. Henry and Eliza had a daughter. Though the name she was born with was pretty well-known, she made a name for herself.

In 1910, two out of the three mentioned in the first sentence were living together, with one servant. Name the servant.

This may help: J Henry also had a brother who drowned.


Mary Collins.


Tex is correct. Since others haven't guessed, I won't fill in the blanks quite yet.

It's almost like this is a sinking ship, if there is but one survivor.


I agree with Tex. Love that google news archive search.


This was fun--I love how the question was phrased. And it was great fun to find out the id of the daughter, who did indeed make a name for herself. :-)


I've stayed on 44th Street in Manhattan twice in the last five years. Very nice.


Since it's a new day and a new challenge:

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
-- Dorothy Parker

No, she wasn't Marie, but she was born Dorothy Rothschild, and her uncle drowned in April 1912, along with many other passengers aboard the Titanic.

In 1910 she was living with her father, J Henry, and a servant named Mary Collins.


Dorothy also said, "If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."

Thanks for the challenge, John!


The best place to launch a literary walking tour of NYC: NYPL, cummings, Edna, Washington Square, and more ... and return for a drink and a good night's sleep. Sweet.


Also interesting that J Henry and Eliza were next door neighbors in 1870.

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