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  • ID: I37345
  • Name: Harriet M. Ames
  • Given Name: Harriet M.
  • Surname: Ames
  • Sex: F
  • _AMTID: 410123700976:1030:113866609
  • Change Date: 7 AUG 2004
  • Note:
    Thanks for the information. I will let you know if I need more.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Alta Flynt"
    Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 7:41 PM
    Subject: Harriet Marie Ames Straw

    > Boy, the State of Maine works fast. I think it was only a week ago that
    > I mailed a request for Harriet Straw's death certificate - no more than
    > two weeks ago. It came today. Here's what it says:
    > State of Maine Death Certificate, Harriet Marie Straw, June 16, 2000:
    > Harriet Marie Ames, daughter of Jonas Ames and Mary Gordon, was born
    > April 11, 1866 in Bangor, Maine, and died December 16, 1956 at 3:03 pm
    > in the Bangor City Hospital, Bangor, Maine. She married Albert Straw.
    > Her age at her last birthday was 90 years. Her usual occupation was
    > housewife. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine. The
    > informant was her cousin, Geneva Hewes.
    > The informant, Geneva Hewes, was my husband's maternal grandmother. She
    > was 80 in 1956 when she gave the info. I don't remember thinking of her
    > as being impaired in any way - she actually was amazingly healthy and
    > vital for a woman her age in that time period. (In fact, I just checked
    > her family group sheet to see when she was born and was surprised at her
    > age, because I remember her very well in those years. She didn't seem
    > 80.) But, there is always the chance of her being upset by her cousin's
    > death and getting her husband's name wrong. I never met Hattie - that I
    > remember anyway. I'm just guessing that maybe her husband was always
    > called "Al" and Albert would be a natural mistake for the real first
    > name.
    > If you want any more info on Mary Gordon's family, I can help you out.
    > This is my first encounter with the Ames or Straw families.
    > Alta
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Alta Flynt"
    Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2000 5:01 PM
    Subject: Straw and Ames

    > June,
    > The only other thing I know for sure is that my husband's grandmother
    > was Geneva Eliza Gordon, daughter of Lemuel Gordon and Margaret Thompson
    > of Hermon, Maine. In her birthday book she had her grandparents listed
    > as David Gordon and Betsey Sanborn. I found them in the 1850 census and
    > later census records for Hermon, and in the Ancestral File, but have no
    > other evidence about them. What I'm getting at is the Ancestral File
    > also has William Rollins as the father of your Enoch, and Thomas Rollins
    > and Sarah Sanborn as the parents of William. This Sarah Sanborn,
    > according to the Ancestral File with no other proof, was a second
    > cousin, three times removed of my Betsey Sanborn. But, all I have to
    > connect Harriet Ames to Geneva Gordon is a lot of unverified
    > information. I really would like to come closer just to satisfy my, and
    > my sister-in-law's, curiousity. I was hoping that you could tell me
    > just where they were in 1920, or another census year, so I could find
    > them in the census, and maybe trigger my sister-in-law's memory.
    > Thank you for your answer and for the file. If I find anything else
    > about Harriet M. Ames Straw, I will let you know. Incidently, I do
    > think you can pretty well rely on what I sent you yesterday about
    > Harriet. So far everything in the birthday book has checked out ok, and
    > everyone in the book has either been a relative or a close friend of the
    > family. My sister-in-law knows all of them with a very few exceptions
    > and they, like Harriet Ames, are pretty well before her time.
    > Alta

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Alta Flynt"
    Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 9:05 PM
    Subject: Re: Alfred G. Straw

    > Hi,
    > I got your name and address from the Pedigree Resource File on the LDS
    > web site, and then did a search for your e-mail. I am hunting for
    > information about Harriet M. Ames whom I believe married Alfred G.
    > Straw. I found their marriage in the IGI on October 21, 1888 in Bangor,
    > Maine. My husband's grandmother kept a birthday book and she wrote in
    > it "Harriet M. Ames Straw, April 11, 1866 to December 16, 1956." My
    > sister-in-law also has her name in her birthday book, but can't remember
    > who she is or why she put the name in her book. We're trying to figure
    > out just what her connection is to our family. Can you give me any
    > information about either of them? My library has all the census records
    > but no soundex for Maine, and just the thought of reading all those
    > microfilms has me exausted before I even start. I think if I got what
    > the census says about them it would start my sister-in-law's memory, and
    > we could solve the mystery. I would really appreciate any info you can
    > give me.
    > Alta
  • Birth: 11 APR 1866
  • Death: 16 DEC 1956

    Marriage 1 Alfred G. Straw b: 9 JAN 1864 in Bangor, Penobscot Co, ME, USA
    • Married: 21 OCT 1888 in Bangor, Penobscot Co, ME, USA

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