Thursday, September 27, 2007

Genealogue Challenge #46

When did the half-sister of actress Frances Farmer die?


Rita Mitchell died in Orange County CA. 30 Dec 1958

Finding their mother in the 1920 Los Angeles census was the key. The Calif Death index provided the date.


California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Rita Mitchell Will
[Rita Mitchell Mitchell]
Social Security #: 549122559
Birth Date: 28 Jun 1898
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 30 Dec 1958
Death Place: Orange
Mother's Maiden Name: Vanornum
Father's Surname: Mitchell


You both got it. Rita was Lucille Farmer's daughter from a previous marriage.

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