I have been doing family research for about 16 years now. My family lived mostly in Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania. My husband's family lived in Blair, Bedford, Huntington, and Centre counties in Pennsylvania.
Surnames I am researching include: McSurdy; Hennessey; Males/Mollish; Mauk/Mock; Cox; Robison; Hunter; and Kreamer
RE: Florence Perry I found the obituary on microfilm at the Roseville Public Library. Because the printer doesn't work anymore, I transcribed the obituary and sent that to you in your Public Message display. Didn't you receive it?
Also, I was at the cemetery this morning and confirmed that Florence's grave is sadly unmarked, as is that of her father.
RE: Florence Perry What a sad ending! As mentioned before, I suspect her grave is unmarked, which would be explained by the circumstances of her death as well as the divorce. I still plan to look at the family plot to verify, though. Thank you for the info.
Florence Mauk Perry Ok, I did some research and determined that those survivors in the obit were her step-siblings. I've also changed Florence's memorial to Florence Perry Mauk. Evidently, because she passed in WA but was buried in CA, her name was incorrectly conveyed to the cemetery and newspaper as Florence Mauk Perry.
You mentioned the circumstances of her death. If you would like to share that info, I can add it to her memorial. And if you'll send me an edit to link her to her husband's memorial, that would be very welcome also. Thanks!
I was just about to send you the obituary [below] found this morning; however, the surnames it provides are confusing. Maybe you can better explain to me who's who? So Florence's maiden AND married names were Perry? Why do her brothers have the surname West? Are they actually her half-brothers? And if I didn't mention this before, Florence's name on the cemetery's Interment Report is written as "Perry, Florence Mauk." By the way, the Odd Fellows Cemetery is now called the Roseville Public Cemetery. Any insights you can provide re Florence would be appreciated as I'd like to have her memorial as accurate as possible. Thanks so much!
DAUGHTER OF FORMER RESIDENT BURIED HERE Mrs. Florence Perry, aged 24, who died in Seattle, Washington, was buried yesterday morning in Roseville. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock in the Broyer Mortuary, with Rev. Robert H. Bates officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. H. N. Perry, father of the deceased, formerly resided in Roseville. Florence leaves a husband, Mauk Perry, in Pennsylvania; three sisters, Mrs. L. H. Kingston and Mrs. A. Carter of Sacramento and Mrs. J. H. Payne of Georgetown; her father, H. N. Perry of Crescent Mills; and two brothers, H. P. West and Chester West of Chico. [Roseville Tribune & Register, Friday, April 20, 1934]
No, I'm not related. This memorial was made from the cemetery's Interment Report. I'll double-check Lot 11 this weekend, but it appears that no headstone was erected at her grave. Because her burial took place four days after your Florence's death in WA, it wouldn't surprise me if this is the same woman, but perhaps more research will be necessary. Do you have a WA obit for Florence? I can check the Roseville paper to see if one ran here.
From the Interment Report, I can tell you that Florence is buried in Grave 1, while in Grave 2 is Herbert Newton Perry, born in Iowa (1870-1943). He would be the right age range to be Florence's father. Is he on your family tree? At Grave 6 is one-month-old Velma Ione Perry, born 1890, daughter of "A.A. & C.T. Perry." And that's all the Perrys in Lot 11, although there are more in other parts of this cemetery.