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Notes for Florence Ruth Thorne Stearns

The Families of Francis Edwin Thorn

1870 census 4th Ward Erie City, Erie Co., PA, page 35
Edwin Thorne, 26, male, b. NY Fruit Grocer, $3000 Real Estate
Jane, 23, female, b. PA, Keeping House
Frank E., 3, male, b. PA, At Home
Florence, 1, female, b. PA, At Home
Sophia Eschbockey, 15, female, b. PA, Domestic

1880 United States Census Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania Page Number 288A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Jennie THOM Self M Female W 32 PA Keeping House IRE IRE
Frankie THOM Son S Male W 13 PA At School NY PA
Ruthie THOM Dau S Female W 11 PA At School NY PA
Gurty THOM Dau S Female W 7 IL NY PA
Hattie MCGILL Other S Female W 21 PA IRE IRE

1900 census Liberty Twp., Wood Co., OH
Winfield S. Stearns, head, Nov 1872, age 27, md 5 yrs, PA/PA/PA, roust a bout - oil field
Ruth, wife, April 1872, age 28, md 5 yrs, 2 births, 2 surviving children, PA/PA/PA
Aliene L., daughter, June 1897, age 2, OH/PA/PA
Florence W., daughter, March 1900, age 2 months, OH/PA/PA

Is this youngest son Arthur?
1910 census Sadsbury Twp, Crawford Co., PA
Charles H. Hughes, head age 45, md 22 yrs, PA/PA/NY, Farmer, General Farm
Hattie, wife, age 52, md 22 yrs, PA/PA/PA
H. Ray, son, age 21, PA/PA/PA, Laborer, Nursery
Bertha E., daughter, age 16, PA/PA/PA
Julia E., mother, age 81, widowed, NY/CT/VT
Arthur L. Stearns, grand-nephew, age 7, OH/PA/PA

1920 census Meadville, Crawford Co., PA
633 Church Street #159/200
Winfield S. Stearns, head, age 47, PA/MA/PA, engineer, railroad
Ruth, wife, age 48, PA/PA/PA
Aliene L., daughter, age 22, OH/PA/PA, operator, telephone
Florence W., daughter, age 19, OH/PA/PA, bookkeeper, view? mfg co.
Arthur, son, age 17, OH/PA/PA

Florence Ruth died September 25, 1925 in Meadville, Crawford Co. ,PA

Betty Macdonald has a letter written to her March 1, 1979 from Florence St. John, a daughter of Florence Ruth. Florence states that her mother would not have anything to do with her father Frances Edwin. She remembers hearing her mother say "No, he shall never come here" when she was not suppose to hear it. She also told Betty in the same letter that her mother went to live with Charlie Magill. He was Florence's grandfather.