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Notes for Mary Edwina Thorne Peckham Robertson

The Families of Francis Edwin Thorn

According to the Civil War records for Francis Edwin Thorne, it shows her birth place as Helena, Montana.
From: E MacDonald <emacdonald@media-net.net>
To: Kari Northup <KNorthup@home.com>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 9:47 PM
Subject: Mary Edwin Thorne
> The mail man brought me her Social Sec. Application today. You will need to change her place of birth to Grand Rapids, Michigan. States her full name as Mary Edwina Thorne Robertson, age 47, born August 10, 1890. It was signed April 29, 1938 and she was living in Cordova, Alaska and working at Gulf Packing Co. in Cordova, Alaska. Father - Francis Edwin Thorne, Mother - Lulu Carrie Ingersoll. So this confirms her birth date and last name of Robertson. She was married first to Peckham. The Civil War records had her birth place as Helena, Montana, so no wonder I couldn't find her there! I knew the census record said Mich, but did not know where.
>
> Betty

1892 State census Douglas Co., Washington
F. E. Thorne, age 48, farmer, b. NY
Lulu, age 24, housewife, b. Michigan
Fred, age 4, b. Michigan
Mary, age 1, b. Michigan
Incorrectly indexed by Ancestry.com as being the 1885 census

1900 census Jocko Twp., Missoula Co., MT - census taken June 7, 1900
ED 71, page 2, Household #37
Francis E. Thorne, head, b. Oct 1843, age 57, married 13 years, NY\NY\PA, General Store
Lulu C., wife, b. June 1867, age 32, married 13 years, 4 births, 4 surviving children, MI\MI\IL
Frank, Son, b. March 1866, age 33, PA\NY\PA, Carpenter
Frederick L., Son, b. Oct. 1887, age 12, MI\NY\MI
Mary E., Daughter, b. Aug. 1890, age 9, MI\NY\MI
Chas. M., Son, b. April, 1894, age 6, WA\NY\MI
Mabel, Daughter, b. Aug. 1898, age 1, WA\NY\MI
Mary Barton, Servant, b. Sept 1789, age 21, IL\IN\IL, Servant Girl

1910 census Allen Pct, 1st Ward Spokane, Spokane Co., WA page 55a April 16, 1910
1910 E. Sprague St. #25/33
Francis E. Thorne, head, age 66 2nd marriage, md 24 yrs, NY/NY/PA, Merchant, Grocer
Lulu C., wife, age 41 1st marriage, md 24 yrs, 8 births, 5 (?) surviving, MI/MI/MI
Charles M. son, age 16, WA/NY/MI
Mabel, daughter, age 11, WA/NY/MI
Grace D., daughter, age 9, WA/NY/MI
Carrie H., daughter, age 8, WA/NY/MI
Maud E., daughter, age 4, WA/NY/MI
Robert, son, age 7 months, WA/NY/MI
James Kennedy, age 25, son-in-law, md 1 yr, WI/WI/IA, Blacksmith
Mary E. Kennedy, age 19, daughter, md 1 yrs, no births listed, WA/NY/MI
Arthur Spaulding, could secure no further information
Lola, could secure no further information
On actual census Mary Kennedy is listed before Charles M with arrow connecting her to James Kennedy

Washington State Birth Index, Prior to 1910 - 1919

Parent: Ned E Packham
Name: Mary Fayetta Packham
Location: Spokane
Parent: Mary Thorn
Birth Date: 19 Oct 1916
Sex: F
Race: W

Seattle, WA City Directory Commencing May 1st, 1918 LDS film # 1612125
Allen, Chas W (Ida M) (Allen & Henderson) h 523 21st ave pg. 317
Allen, Wm r 523 21st ave (I forgot to note the pg. #)
Gillespie, Chas S (Florence) ins agt h 7527 12th av NW pg. 807 (Note: this is the same address as David A. Spinney in 1917)
Peckham, Thos E (Mary) shipwkr h 225 W 39th pg. 1416
Could not find David A & Ida M. Spinney listed
Thorne, Fred L (Lottie) ship calker h 218 W Kilbourne pg. 1731
Thorne, Grace r 218 W Kilbourne pg. 1731 (Note she is Fred's sister)

1920 census Annapolis, Kitspap Co., WA ED 45, sheet 7A
Mitchell Road
#157
Thomas E. Peckham, head, age 24, WI/WI/WI, Riveter, Navy Yard
Mary E. Peckham, wife, age 29, MI/NY/MI
Mary F., daughter, age 3, WA/WI/MI
Charles M. Thorne, brother-in-law, age 25, WA/NY/MI, Fireman, Navy Yard
Hazel, sister-in-law, age 18, WI/WI/WI
Benjamin Peckham, brother, age 25, WI/WI/WI, Brakeman, Navy Yard
#158
George C. Burton, head, age 25, OK/OK/OK, Rigger, Navy Yard
Carrie, wife, age 17, WA/NY/MI
#159
Frank Hubbard, head, age 29, WA/WA/CA, Shipsmith, Navy Yard
Grace, wife, age 19, MT/NY/MI
Viola, daughter, age 6 months, WA/WA/MT

1930 census Annapolis, Kitsap Co., WA
#180 Stockton St
Mary E. Peckham, head, age 39, widowed, age at first marriage - 25, MI/PA/MI
Mary F., daughter, age 13, WA/WI/MI
Alice, daughter, age 9, WA/WI/MI

More About FRANK EDWIN THORNE:
Cremation: June 30, 1945, Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home, Bremerton, Washington
Inf. I received from Rill Chapel on Frank Edwin Thorne showed that he was b. March 19, 1867. His relatives on record included Fred of Seattle, Charles of Cordova, AK and Robert of Kodiak, AK, Mary Robertson of Seattle, Mabel Burton of Yelm, WA, Grace Darbyshire of Everett, WA, G. Burton of Spanaway, WA and Maude Ketell of San Miguel, CA. They also stated he was a carpenter, widowed and resided in Retsil just outside of Port Orchard at time of death.
It seems that Frank followed his father.

April 2, 2000 - I found a death for Mary Robertson with same birth date as hers, d. Nov. 1963, Issued in Alaska, Last Residence - Washington, SS# 574-03-7592.

From Betty MacDonald, April 2004
Family Group Record for Thomas Edward Peckham Jr.
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Husband Thomas Edward Peckham
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Born: 9 Jun 1892 - Colby, Clark Co., WI 1
Christened:
Died: 24 Oct 1923 - Shelton, Mason Co., WA 1
Buried: 26 Oct 1923 - Shelton, Mason Co., WA 1
Father: Thomas E. Peckham (1867-1930) 1
Mother: Sarah Brotherton (1872-Bet 1920) 1
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Married: 18 Mar 1916 - Coeur D'alene, Kootenai, ID
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Events
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1. He had a residence on 14 Jan 1920 in Mitchell Road, Annapolis Precinct, Kitsap Co., WA. 2
2. He resided at at time of death on 24 Oct 1923 in Shelton, Mason Co., WA. 1
3. He worked as a Brakeman for logging railroad at time of his death in Shelton, Mason Co., WA. 1
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Wife Mary Edwina Thorne
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Born: 10 Aug 1890 - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Christened:
Died: Nov 1963 - Washington
Buried:
Father: Francis Edwin Thorne (1843-1930)
Mother: Lulu Carrie Ingersoll (1868-1941)
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Other Spouse: ? Robertson ( - ) - Bef 29 Apr 1938
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Events
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1. She had a residence on 4 Jan 1918 in Seattle, WA. 3
2. She had a residence on 21 Apr 1919 in Seattle, WA. 3
3. She had a residence on 5 Jan 1921 in Charleston, WA. 3
4. She had a residence on 23 Oct 1928 in Retsil, WA. 3
5. She had a residence on 29 Jan 1930 in Retsil, WA. 3
6. She had a residence June 27, 1945 when Frank Edwin died in Seattle, WA. 4
7. SSN: 574-03-7592.

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Children
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1 F Mary Fayetta Peckham 5
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Born: Abt 1917 - Washington 6
Christened:
Died:
Buried:
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2 F Alice Peckham
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Born: Abt 1921 - Washington 6
Christened:
Died:
Buried:
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Husband's General Notes
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From Ancestry.com, Feb. 14, 2004
Washington State Birth Index, Prior to 1910 - 1919
Parent: Ned E Packham
Name: Mary Fayetta Packham
Location: Spokane
Parent: Mary Thorn
Birth Date: 19 Oct 1916
Sex: F
Race: W

1920 census Annapolis Precint, Kitsap Co., Washington enumerated Jan. 14
Mitchell Road #157
Peckham, Thomas E. Head 26 M Wisc Wisc Wisc Rivoter Navy Yard
, Mary E. Wife 24 M MI NY MI
, Mary Daug 3 ?/12 Wash Wisc MI
Thorne, Charles M. Bro-in-Law 25 M Wash NY MI Fireman Navy Yard
, Hazel Sis-in-Law 18 M Wash Wisc Wisc
#158
Peckham, Benjamin Bro 25 S Wisc Wisc Wisc Brakeman Navy Yard

Shelton Memorial Park
C Street & Van Buren, Shelton, Mason Co, WA 360-426-2152 Office hours 9-2 M-F
Moriah Masonic Section
Peckham, Thos C Jr 6-9-1892 to 10-24-1923 "Ned"
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Husband's Medical Notes
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Cause of Death: Accident
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Wife's General Notes
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According to the Civil War records for Francis Edwin Thorne, it shows her birth place as Helena, Montana.
According to the 1920 census of the state of Washington, it shows her birth place as Michigan.
October 23, 1828, she signed a pension claim for her mother Lulu as a witness, Mary E. Peckham, Retsil, Washington
January 29, 1930, she signed an affidavit for her father as Mary E. Peckham, Retsil, Washington.
According to the funeral home records for Frank Edwin Thorne her half brother's death in 1945, it shows her last name as Robertson of Seattle.

1930 census Annapolis, Kitsap Co., Washington enumerated April 8
Edwards St.
Peckham, Mary E. F Head 39 Wd. 25 Mich PA Mich Cook Soldiers Home
, Mary F. F Daug 13 Wash Wisc Mich
, Alice F Daug 9 Wash Wisc Mich
Wright, Betty F Roomer 20 Single Virginia U.S. Virginia
, B M Roomer 17 Single Virginia U.S. Virginia

April 2, 2000 - I found a death for Mary Robertson with same birth date as hers, d. Nov. 1963, Issued in Alaska, Last Residence - Washington, SS# 574-03-7592.

July 28, 2000 - I received the copy of her Social Security application: Mary Edwina Thorne Robertson, Post Office, Cordova, Alaska, Place of Employment - Gulf Packing Co. of Cordova, Alaska, Age at Last Birthday - 47, Birth Date - August 10, 1890, Place of Birth - Grand Rapids, Mich., Father - Francis Edwin Thorne, Mother Lulu Carrie Ingersoll, Date signed - April 29, 1938, Signature - Mrs. Mary E. Robertson.

Shelton Memorial Park
C Street & Van Buren, Shelton, Mason Co, WA 360-426-2152 Office hours 9-2 M-F
Moriah Masonic Section
Robertson, Mary E 1890-1963
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2004
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Source Citations
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1. Death Cetif., .
2. 1920 census.
3. Civil War Record.
4. Funeral Home.
5. Washington State Birth Index, Prior to 1910-1919.
6. 1930 census.

----- Original Message -----
From: Elizabeth Macdonald
To: Kari Northup
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 8:14 PM
Subject: Seattle City Directories

Here is what I found:

LDS film # 1612124
Seattle City Directory commencing May 1st 1916
Allen, Chas W (Ida M) grocer 601 21st h 523 do pg. 314
Allen, Wm (Mary) h 724 21st av pg. 317
Gillespie, Chas S (Florence E) gen contr r 724 21st av pg. 724
Spinney, David A (Ida M) Reliable House Mover, Grading and Foundation Work, General Contractor, Prompt Service, Good Work My Motto 7527 12th av NW Tel Ballard 1312 pg. 1446
Thorne, Fred L (Lottie) lineman h R D I pg. 1512

Commencing May 1st 1917 LDS film # 1612124 & # 1612125
Allen, Chas W (Ida M) (Allen & Henderson) h 523 21st av pg. 315
Allen, Wm (Mary) h 1815 23d av pg. 318
Gillespie, Chas S (Florence E) salsn h 1431 8th pg. 743
Spinney, David A (Ida M) house mover 7527 12th av NW h do
Could not find Fred & Lottie Thorne listed

Commencing May 1st, 1918 LDS film # 1612125
Allen, Chas W (Ida M) (Allen & Henderson) h 523 21st ave pg. 317
Allen, Wm r 523 21st ave (I forgot to note the pg. #)
Gillespie, Chas S (Florence) ins agt h 7527 12th av NW pg. 807 (Note: this is the same address as David A. Spinney in 1917)
Peckham, Thos E (Mary) shipwkr h 225 W 39th pg. 1416
Could not find David A & Ida M. Spinney listed
Thorne, Fred L (Lottie) ship calker h 218 W Kilbourne pg. 1731
Thorne, Grace r 218 W Kilbourne pg. 1731 (Note she is Fred's sister)

Then on the Internet - Distant Cousin.com/Directories/WA/Seattle on pg. 286 for 1923, I found:
Allen, Chas W (Ida) gro 601 21st av h 711 do

That seems to be the extend of the Thorne family in Seattle for those years. I did see Chas M Thorn for 1917 & 1918, but I am not sure if he is the one we want.

Betty