"Hi Mary Beth,
In the 1910 census I found a Frances M. Goehler b. abt 1893 in Pennsylvania. Age 17 working as an operator in a hosiery mill.
You suggested that she changed her name professionally which certainly is possible. The mostly likely…"
"Vaudeville was a type of stage entertainment that incorporated many types of acts, like skits, comedians, recitals, jugglers, animal acts, musical plays, and parodies of serious theater called Burlesque. etc. For example, "Carmen"…"
do you know what kind of performer or venue Louise Sanborn was? I found a couple of Google hits searching under "Louise Sanborn vaudeville", since that was a huge entertainment field in 1870s to 1920s. Don't be surprised…"
"I just renewed my Ancestry subscription. I had considered letting it lapse, thinking I was just about done on one side and met an impossible gap on the other, but two things happened. One, my laptop where I have detailed family trees and gedcoms…"
"Since this discussion, I have found more information on Richard Baker and variations of his name. Kate Steere's
suggestion to use Genealogybank.com was extremely useful. [I am not affiliated with that org except as a subscriber]. However, it…"
"I agree, searching can be quite frustrating. I am not affiliated with Ancestry.com except as a subscriber. I was just explaining how I've found to work with their search engine to get past some of the quirks with some success."
"I found a new resource today on Google Books. It is
"A History of American Magazines, Volume III, 1865-1885, Volume 3" By Frank Luther Mott. See Chapter VIII starting page 192, but see page 198 for a discussion of magazines that carried…"
"Well, after a couple of weeks of fires, evacuating, recovering, I'm back, safe and sound. I am also more lost than ever with Richard Baker. Now I find many references to the Essanay director as Richard E. Baker, so I don't know if that is…"
"I recently found out there is a Rochester near Pittsburg in Pennsylvania. The township of Rochester is close to the confluence of the Beaver River to the Ohio River. This begins to make more sense if the Rochester meant was in fact in Pennsylvania…"
"Surely the social editor would have noticed such an error? Maybe there was a rush to get to the printers, no time to edit. As in Mark Twains wry reply-the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. In those days. Looked up the Salisbury Stock…"
Attached is a facsimile from the FamilySearch Pilot site of Geraldine's death certificate. I don't know where the reporter got the facts. The New York Times obit clearly stated Camille D'Elmar died in Philadelphia. Also, the…"
"Hi Kate,--oh I can sympathize. All my research is on my old computer, and it shuts itself off at any time, making it difficult to find stuff even if I did organize.
So, a little research on the Rochester scene. DUH! It is the home of George Eastman…"
no, I haven't come across any other reference to a different stage name. It appears from a brief search there was a Gertie Harrington who was American, and went to an American school. Geraldine was educated in England by her mother.…"
here's a funny bit I found on Google books : quote "These subtitles must be crisp and concise and absolutely boiled down, so there will not be one superfluous word. There should be no straining for comedy effects. Mr. (Richard…"