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Jane Gumphert Fullerton
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Birth: 1896
Death: Jul. 22, 1896
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Jane was one of the "missing children" of my great great grandma, Mary Merkert Kimpel Fullerton Turvey and her second husband, Aaron Fullerton. Jane lived a scant seven months, passing away of cholera. At the time, her family lived at 4650 Jackson Street in Manayunk, Pennsylvania. (Jackson's name was later changed to Carson and Canton streets.)

Not appearing on any censuses nor yet in any found family's genealogy, this death certificate information is the only trace I have yet found of her.

Name Jane Gumphert Fullerton
Death date 22 Jul 1896
Death place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender Female
Race or color (on document) White
Age at death 7 months
Estimated birth year 1896
Birth place Manayunk
Father name Aaron Fullerton
Mother name Mary Fullerton
Street address 4650 Jackson St.
Residence Manayunk
Cemetery name Leverington
Burial date 25 Jul 1896
Film number 1863645
Digital GS number 4009626
Image number 1111
Reference number cn 2056

No parent would ever say "How about 'Gumphert' for her middle name?" without having a good reason. I believe it is probable baby Jane here is named for this Jane Gumpfert. Why, I do not know, because I have not yet ascertained the relationship between baby Jane's family and this one, but with a name so rare you have to assume there was a familial relationship or a very close friendship.

"Gumphert" is rare enough that in the 1920 census only 13 people bore the name. Those bearing it who were not born in the United States were from Germany.

The surname is the name of 2 families in Philadelphia on the 1900 census, and they appear to be mis-indexed as "Gumfert". One of those families lived at 1910 Patton Street in Philadelphia and was made up of William (age 64) and Jane E. (age 59) Gumphert, and their 40-year old son William. They report being married 34 years, and Mrs. Gumphert has had 3 children, 2 of whom are alive. Wm. Sr. is a marine engineer, and his son a draftsman.

Just down the street at 1964 Patton St. is the household of another possible Gumphert son, George (32), with wife Mary (31) and son William (age 2). George is a draftsman like his possible brother.

This neighborhood is near 33rd and Diamond, close to the East Park Reservoir. How these people fit in to my family is yet to be investigated.

Jane's name was significant to the family in one more way: The Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships talks about one craft owned by George and taken for WWI by the Navy, then later returned:

Jane II

A former name retained

(SP-1188: t. 5; l. 35'; b. 5'6"; dr. 3'; s. 15 k.; a. 1 mg.)

Jane II (SP-1188), a wooden motor boat, was built in 1914 by A. Appel, of Trenton, N.J., and acquired by the Navy from her owner, George Gumphert of Philadelphia, in August 1917. She commissioned soon afterward, and was first commanded by A. Aspling, Coxwain, USNRF.

Assigned to the 4th Naval District, Jane II operated as a dispatch boat and patrol craft at the section base, Cape May, N.J. She was returned to her owner 25 November 1918.

Family links: 
  Aaron Fullerton (1851 - 1901)
  Mary Elizabeth Merkert Turvey (1864 - 1933)
  John Frederick Kimpel (1884 - 1962)**
  Francis Nicholas Kimpel (1886 - 1966)**
  Rosena Katterina Kimpel Storkey (1888 - 1984)**
  Mary E Kimpel Muller (1889 - 1982)**
  Valentina Kimpel (1891 - 1891)**
  Jane Gumphert Fullerton (1896 - 1896)
  Lavinia Mary Fullerton Brown (1900 - 1955)*
  John Thomas Turvey (1903 - 1969)**
*Calculated relationship
Leverington Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: May 22, 2010
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Jane Gumphert Fullerton
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