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Mary Jane Simon (b: 1897 in Arnold, PA)
Posted by: Jennifer (ID *****4871) Date: June 15, 2010 at 12:53:25
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My grandmother is hoping to find her lost aunt, Mary Jane Simon. Simon would have been her maiden name.

Census records tell us that her birthday was July 1897 and that she lived in Arnold/New Kensington, PA until at least 1910. Sometime between 1910 and 1920, she left New Kensington. We think that she went to Girard, Ohio but aren't sure. We're assuming that she would have lied about her age to get married to the guy she ran off with, so her birth year as far as records go could be anywhere from 1894 - 1897.

As the story goes, she left Arnold, PA and her family with a man who was in town from Ohio working for a company installing water pipes (or something public utility related). We don't know anything about the man or the company he worked for.

Her father's name is Nicholas (b: 1860 in Belgium) and her mother's name is Mary (maiden: Ebersold, b: 1872 in France). Her grandmother's name was Cecilia Ebersold (b: 1839 in France).

Her siblings' names were: George Alexander Simon (b: 1893, d: 1972), Charles Henry Simon (b: 1895, d: 1979), Leon Simon (b: 1899, d: 1977), Adele Simon (b: 1903, d: 1954), and Richard Simon (b: 1903).

At some point in the 1950s or 1960s, a relative of hers found her brother Charles who was living in Cleveland at the time. The relative talked to Charles' wife who had no idea that her husband had a sister who ran away many years prior. So, the wife turned the relative away.

I know that it's a long shot to post this message to the Simon board as her married name and thus her children's names wouldn't be Simon. Worth a shot, though, right?

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