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of course not! thanks!
I have two theories: one is that they renamed her (although... going from Mabel Chadwick to Annie Kiefus? I doubt it was recorded wrong, because Chadwick is a family name, and became the middle name of their daughter, Sarah, b. 1893. "Kiefus," clearly written on her death certificate, and "Annie K" on her stone-- I just have no idea where that would have come from.
But then...twins? And one lived? Another daughter, Lucy Ada, b. Dec 1889 has on her birth certificate that she is the 6th child..which would imply there was another child in addition to Harry L, William Clifford, Margaret Elizabeth, and then Annie/Mabel. So then I was thinking perhaps there were two babies, Annie AND Mabel, and one died? After all, Annie was severely disabled as I understand it. Maybe a miscarriage of one?
But then the census record for Lucy W. Downs for 1900 says she's the mother of 8 children, 5 living. And that makes sense to me only if there wasn't twins. The order would be Harry, William, Margaret, Annie/Mabel, Horace, Sarah, and David, and at that time Harry, Horace, and David were all deceased.
I'm officially stumped and don't think there is anyone left in the family to ask! Arghhh!!
|cosette52||Annie/ Mabel Downs|
Ok I just looked it up really quickly.
There's a Delaware birth certificate for Mabel Chadwick Downs, born July 3, 1887, to Frederick Downs and Lucy Winkelman... but then I never see anything about Mabel Chadwick Downs again-- no death certificate; not on census records with her parents...
Census records all show Annie Downs. And here's a death certificate for Annie Kiefus Downs, born July 3, 1887... died June 19, 1945. Annie was "an invalid since birth" per the death certificate. I am told she never walked..not sure she ever spoke either.
So...did they just rename her? Were they twins and only Annie survived?
|cosette52||another inquiry for you|
Hey again, Penny,
My memorial for Mabel Chadwick 'Annie' Downs (99034023) is meant for the same person as your "Annie K Downs" memorial. (It's a confusing story-- off the top of my head I think there's a birth certificate for a Mabel Chadwick Downs with the same birthdate as Annie, so I just assumed it was the same person and they nicknamed her Annie, but I also saw Annie Kiefus (sp) Downs on something else... I wonder if they were twins and baby Mabel died? I really can't figure it out!) Any ideas???
Anyway, I'll delete my memorial, but could you kindly put the beautiful photo you took that shows Annie and Margaret Winkelman's grave on Margaret's grave memorial? (99007592) Margaret Winkelman is Annie's aunt (her mother's sister.)
Thanks!! And umm.. are we related by chance?
Hi Penny! Saw you manage the memorial for Hilda Maberry Ford. Do you happen to know where her parents are buried? I don't see grave records for them. Thanks!
|Tom Donahue||Emmor Bishop Steele|
Thank-you so much for the transfer of my 2nd gr. grandfather and thank-you for creating the memorial as I did not know where he was interred. Your hard work is appreciated.
|Kathy Ogle||RE: Catharine Springer|
Thank u so much for your time and great picture of Bertha's headstone. Question were there any other family members in her plot.
|Pamela Thompson||Gravestone Photo Permission|
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Mary Florence Alford in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Memorial# 104307073).
I would like to add this gravestone photo to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of Delaware Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/DEOBIT.htm.
May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:
Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by the photographer, Penny [or your full name if you like]
And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association
Penny, Thank you very much for the transfers of my grandmother and great grandparents. It's much appreciated!
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