Saturday, September 08, 2007

Genealogue Challenge #22

Hannah Noonan, who emigrated from Ireland in 1911, was later hired by a couple as a nursemaid for their one-year-old child.

Who was the child?

Steve Danko

The child was author Madeleine L'Engle, born Madeleine L'Engle Camp, author of "A Wrinkle in Time" and numerous other books for children and adults. Madeleine L'Engle died September 6, 2007 at the age of 88.


Madeleine L'Engle (or Madeleine Camp).

Tricky, but still easy enough to renew my confidence in my mouse clicking skills. Thanks!


This seems to fit but was too easy to be right?
The child would be Madeline Campsey. I'll keep looking however.

Name: Hannah Noonan
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 15, New York, New York
Age: 37 years Est. birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of House: Servant
Marital Status: Single
Year of Immigration: 1911
Household Name Age
Charles W Campsey 40
Madelaine B Campsey 38
Madeleine Campsey 1 2/12
Hannah Noonan 37


It was indeed Madeleine L'Engle, who died on Thursday. Her parents were living in Florida in 1910 with her maternal grandparents, Bion H. and Madeleine "Lina" (L'Engle) Barnett.

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