Posted By:Kathye Upham
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Subject:James Thomas Anderson Jr 2m Margaret Mary [O'Grady] - ? he 3m Cathryn [SIRAK] ?
Post Date:May 25, 2009 at 12:11:40
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/kaufman/messages/807.html
Forum:Kaufman County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Surnames: SIRAK, ANDERSON, O'GRADY

I am grasping at straws here so please bear with me.....

I am trying to find the 3rd wife of my cousin James Thomas ANDERSON Jr by whom he had 2 children born in Texas between 08 Feb 1947 when his 2nd wife Margaret Mary [O'GRADY] died and cousin James' death 05 Apr 1951 in Kaufman Co TX.

I found a "very possible" match for James' 3rd wife and their 2 children in the TX birth records: a daughter Kathleen born 27 Apr 1949 Dallas Co TX and a son Mark born 15 Feb 1951 in Kaufman Co TX. The parents of both children are James Thomas Anderson and Cathryn Louise SIRAK.

A 1st cousin of James' children said she never knew his 2 children by his 3rd wife because they "moved back east."

Again, grasping at straws I searched the 1930 census for a "Cathryn Louise [SIRAK]" and found one possible listing as Cathryn:

1930 Allegheny Co PA/Braddock/HH 266/pg 14b (17 Apr 1930)
SIRAK, Maxim /HH/wm age 46 Yugoslavia/Yug/Yug + married age 23 + emigrated to US in 1904
SIRAK, Margaret /wife/wf age 46 Yugoslavia/Yug/Yug + married age 23 + emigrated to US in 1905
Sirak, Mary /dtr/wf age 24 PA/Yug/Yug + single
Sirak, Mildred /dtr/wf age 22 PA/Yug/Yug + single
Sirak, Rose /dtr/wf age 19 PA/Yug/Yug + single
Sirak, Thomas /son/wm age 18 PA/Yug/Yug + single <<<
Sirak, Effie /dtr/wf age 14 PA/Yug/Yug + single
Sirak, Frances /dtr/wf age 10 PA/Yug/Yug
SIRAK, Catherine /dtr/wf age 05 PA/Yug/Yug <<<<<

This appears to be Maxim and Margaret's son Thomas:
SSDI > Thomas C. SIRAK 27 Dec 1911 - 10 Feb 1988 + last residence Braddock, Allegheny Co PA"

IF IF IF, I have found cousin James' 3rd wife, her children would have older have half-siblings Paul, Thomas, Gerald "Jerry" Michael, Marlene Theresa, and Robert Allen ANDERSON.

IF anyone has any information on the above named persons I would deeply appreciate your sharing it with me. Kathleen and Mark's Anderson lineage is very "tricky" and a lot of wrong information has been made public. I would like to share their well-documented paternal ancestry with them.

Again, I may have the wrong children and the wrong 3rd wife but I think there's a good 75% chance I have identified them correctly.

IF your reply includes information on living persons, please email me directly at >>> cora8@comcast.net

My heartfelt thanks,
Kathye Upham