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You have done some really good work on this site and I just wanted to drop a line and express appreciation for all your fine effort.

I have been chasing the Simon Golden family from Bloss Tp/Blossburg and with the assistance of your site have been able to piece together sufficient records to close off my PA efforts, at least for the present.

Simon’s daughter Mary (b 1851) married by GGF Timothy W Riley in Stoneham, MA in 1869; daughter Mary Jane Riley was born on Xmas day of that same year. I find mother and child in Stoneham in the 1870 census with GGF no where to be seen. He next shows up in Nova Scotia marrying my GGM in 1873. Although I have a reference for and the trail of Mary’s sister Ellen in Stoneham from 1870 to 1917 neither Mary nor daughter have to date been identified in later records.

Since there were some interesting challenges in pulling the Simon Golden family together I have attached a bit of a bullet point summary of the experience as a repayment for your hospitality. If it can be used, please feel free; if not, then use the old delete button.

Thanks again,
Ray Riley
Thunder Bay, ON

A Quick Summary on Mary Golden and Family

The Immediate Relevancy:

The immediate question is what happened to both Mary Golden Riley and, more importantly, TWR’s first daughter, Mary Jane [Golden] Riley.

Finding Mary’s Family:

Cemetery records for Timothy and family are yet to be discovered. Now all this family background is interesting but it still gives no clue as to want might have happened to Mary (Golden) Riley and daughter Mary Jane of Stoneham MA after 1870.

What Happened to Mary (Golden) Riley and Daughter:


Feb 16/08

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Bradford County PA
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 22 FEB 2008
By Joyce M. Tice
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