Posted By:Richie Ladner
Subject:Handa Ben, Mamie Myrick Stewart, Rose Alice Benn Combis
Post Date:March 06, 2012 at 04:19:03
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Forum:Cuyahoga County, OH Genealogy Forum
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I am seeking more information on Handa Benn, first husband of Mamie Myrick Stewart (born in Illinois) and father of Rosa (Rose) Alice Benn. According to the 1910 Missouri census, they had been married 4 years, Rosa being 4 years old also. Handa is not listed on the census by name but as Rose's father being from French Algeria, born in 1890. The family seems to think Handa owned or ran a traveling circus or carnival. His last name may be spelled BEN also.

UPDATE: A family member has found the Cuyahoga County, Ohio marriage certificate for Handa Ben and Mamie Myrick, July 10, 1905. His occupation is a Fortune Teller at Luna Park in Cleveland. Mamie is not using her stepfather John Stewart's last name here.

I have found a passenger arrival of Handa Ben Mohamed arrival 12 Apr 1905, Ellis Island, New York. In 1911, Mamie went on to marry Gustave "Gus" Combis. Rose has taken on the Combis name. They are in Tazewell, Illinois

Any info, photos would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!