THE MUDDLE FAMILIES

THE LINEAGE & HISTORY OF THE MUDDLE FAMILIES OF THE WORLD

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THE SUSSEX MUDDLE FAMILIES

THE FRAMFIELD MUDDLES

 

Introduction

Thomas & Martha Muddle’s Family

Mary Muddle’s Family

John & Rosamond Muddle’s Family

John & Ellen Muddle’s Family

David & Susan Muddle’s Family

Michael & Alice Muddle’s Family

Obed & Elizabeth Muddle’s Family

James & Mary Muddle’s Family

Thomas & Lucy Medell’s Family

William & Mary/Alice Medell’s Family

James & Abigail Muddell’s Family

John & Mary Muddle’s Family

Ebenezer & Catherine Muddell’s Family

William & Ann/Rebecca Muddle’s Family

Samuel & Anna Muddle’s Family

James & Philadelphia Muddle’s Family

Elijah & Mary Muddle’s Family

Thomas & Dinah Muddle’s Family

James & Phoebe Muddle’s Family

Index of Family Members

Charts

 

 

Ebenezer & Catherine Muddell’s Family

 

Chart of Ebenezer & Catherine Muddell’s Family

 

Ebenezer Muddle married Catherine Brant at Elizabeth Township, Essex County, New Jersey on 20 November 1849. Catherine had been born in New Jersey on 15 October 1831. In the census of 1 June 1850, enumerated on 14 August, they were living in Elizabeth Township; Ebenezer was working as a cabinet maker, and they had the family of mason Charles Randolph living with them. They changed the spelling of their name to Muddell between the time of their marriage and the birth of their first child. They had at least six children; the first four were born at Elizabeth Township between 1851 and 1859. In the census of 1 June 1860, enumerated on 3 August, they were living in Elizabeth Township, which was now in Union County, with their four children, and Ebenezer was a carpenter with a personal estate of $100 but not owning any real estate.

During the American Civil War Ebenezer was a New Jersey Volunteer in the Union Army, he enlisted on the 22 August 1862 for 3 years and was given a commission as Lieutenant 1st Class in Company C, 14th New Jersey Infantry Regiment at the muster on 26 August 1862 at Camp Vredenburg near Freehold in New Jersey. The 14th New Jersey Infantry trained at Camp Vredenburg and then from November 1863 to June 1864 they fought in about a dozen battles in Virginia. But the engagement for which they are best remembered, their finest hour, is the Battle of Monocacy in Maryland on 9 July 1864 when the 14th took the brunt of the attack by the Confederates and delayed them long enough in their march on Washington for Union reinforcements to arrive. About 350 officers and men of the 14th were at this battle and 140 of them were either killed, wounded or missing in action and every officer, except one, was killed or wounded. Ebenezer was wounded at the Battle of Opequon in Virginia on 19 September 1864 when the Union soldiers won a resounding victory over the Confederates, but with heavy casualties, and Ebenezer's regiment earned a commendation from General Philip Sheridan. Ebenezer was promoted to Full Captain on 16 November 1864 but not mustered, as he received a disability discharge on 30 December 1864, even though his wound at Opequon had been described as slight.[1]

The Elizabeth City Directory of 1865, which would have been compiled in 1864, listed Ebenezer as a soldier living at 103˝ Catherine Street in Elizabeth Township. The annual federal tax assessment for 1865 records Ebenezer Muddle as paying $5.83 tax for a retail dealer's license at Water Street in Elizabeth Township.[2] The Elizabeth City Directory of 1866 listed Ebenezer as a carpenter living at 103˝ Catherine Street in Elizabeth Township. Ebenezer and Catherine's fifth child was born in New Jersey in 1868. The Elizabeth City Directory of 1868-69 listed Ebenezer as a builder living at 132 Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth Township. Then in the census of 1 June 1870, enumerated on 26 August, they were living at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey with their five children; Ebenezer was a house carpenter, but he didn't have any real or personal estate. Their sixth child was born at Rahway in 1872. In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 8 June, they were living at Cisix Street in the Ward 1 of Rahway Township with four of their children. Ebenezer was working as a carpenter, and Catherine was keeping house. The Elizabeth City Directory of 1881-82 listed Ebenezer as a cabinetmaker working for the Central Railroad in Elizabeth Township and living in Rahway. The 1890 Veteran's Schedules record Ebenezer as then living at Rahway.

Catherine died on 9 October 1899, at the age of 67, and she was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery. Four months later Ebenezer died on 11 February 1900, at the age of 73, and he was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery. Their graves are marked by inscribed headstones that record their dates of birth and death.

 

Their children were:

Jerome 1851-1909  Emma 1853-?  Helen 1855-1920

Cordilda 1859-?  David Irving 1867-?  Mary 1872-?

 

 

 

Ebenezer and Catherine’s eldest child was Jerome R Muddell who was born at Elizabeth Township, Essex County, New Jersey, on 18 September 1851. In the census of 1 June 1860, enumerated on 3 August, Jerome, at the age of 8, was living with his parents in Elizabeth Township, which was now in Union County. The Elizabeth City Directory of 1868-69 listed Jerome as clerk working at 122 Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth Township and living with his parents at 132 Magnolia Avenue. Then in the census of 1 June 1870, enumerated on 26 August, Jerome, now aged 18, was living with his parents in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey.

Jerome married Clara E Putnam and they had three children born at Rahway between 1876 and 1879. Clara had been born in New Jersey in 1853. In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 18 June, they were living at Harrison Street in the 2nd Ward of Rahway with their three children, and also Clara’s widowed father, William Putman, and her spinster sister, Martha M Putman. Jerome was then working as an auctioneer, and Clara was keeping house. Clara died in 1882 when only about 29 years old, and she was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery where her grave is marked by an inscribed headstone that records her years of birth and death.

About two years after Clara’s death Jerome married Josephine Minard, who had been born in New York State during August 1859. They were living on the coast of New Jersey at Ocean Grove when their only child, a son, was born in 1884. In the 1885-86 edition of the Asbury Park & Ocean Grove Directory Jerome was listed as being a butcher on Main Street at the head of Wesley Lake in Asbury Park, and to be living on New York Avenue at the corner of Tabor Way in Ocean Grove. Then the 1889-90 edition of the directory listed Jerome as being an Ensign of Canton Atlantic, No 7, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Patriarch's Militant, and Chief Patriarch of Atlantic Encampment, No 22, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

The Elizabeth City Directory of 1890-91 listed Jerome as the First Lieutenant of Company A (from Asbury Park), Third Regiment, New Jersey National Guard. The 1891-92 edition of the Asbury Park & Ocean Grove Directory listed Jerome as having a meat market called Muddell & Co on South Main Street at the corner of Park Place Avenue in Bradley Beach, and to be living on nearby Ocean Park Avenue. On 21 March 1893, at the first election of officers for the Borough of Bradley Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey, when it was formed out of part of Neptune Township, Jerome was elected as one of the members of Council.[3] Then when the Pioneer Fire Company of Bradley Beach was founded on 5 June 1893 for fire fighting Jerome was one of the charter members.[4] The Elizabeth City Directory of 1895-96 listed Jerome as the Captain of Company A (from Asbury Park), Third Regiment, New Jersey National Guard.

It seems that Jerome became so troubled and depressed that he attempted suicide. This was reported in The Evening Times of Trenton on 1 October 1896 as follows:

AWFUL ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE

An Asbury Park Man Beats His Face with a Monkey Wrench.

Asbury Park, N.J., Oct. 1, Jerome R. Muddell, captain of company A, Third New Jersey regiment, attempted suicide yesterday afternoon by beating in his face with a monkey wrench which he found in his barn. He was discovered by one of his neighbors, who took the weapon from him. Muddell was carried to his home in a serious condition and attended by five physicians. For several weeks Muddell has been acting queerly, but it was not thought that he would attempt suicide. He is collector and treasurer of Bradley Beach, treasurer of the Fireman’s Relief association and a member of the board of education of Neptune township.

Jerome survived his suicide attempt, and in the Asbury Park & Ocean Grove Directory of 1897 he was listed as living and having a meat market and real estate business under the name Muddell & Son on Main Street at the corner of Park Place Avenue in Bradley Beach. He was also listed as being a Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds at the same address, and to be Captain of Company A, Third Regiment, New Jersey National Guard. During the Spanish-American War of 1898 Jerome was Captain of Company A, Third New Jersey Infantry Regiment.[5] In the Asbury Park & Ocean Grove Directory of 1899 Jerome was listed as being a butcher with a meat market on Main Street at the corner of Park Place Avenue in Bradley Beach. He was also listed as being a Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds at the same address, and Josephine was listed as being a boarding house keeper there.

In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 1 June, Jerome and Josephine were living at 318 Tonnele Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey with their son and Jerome’s youngest son from his first marriage, and Jerome was working as a book keeper. Jerome died in 1909 when he was about 58. He was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery where his grave is marked by an inscribed headstone that records his years of birth and death and the names of his two wives.

On 23 February 1910 Josephine, as the widow of a veteran, applied for a Federal Pension. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 15 April, Josephine was living at 852 Jersey Avenue, Elizabeth Township, Union County, New Jersey, which she owned, but on which there was a mortgage; her son Chester and his wife were living with her. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, Josephine was living at 146 Broadway, Neptune, Monmouth County, New Jersey where she had two boarders. Her son and his family were continuing to live at 852 Jersey Avenue. Josephine died in 1926 when she was about 67, and she was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery where her grave is marked by an inscribed headstone that records her years of birth and death.

 

 

 

Jerome and Clara’s eldest child was Clara Putnam Muddell who was born at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey on 18 April 1876. In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 18 June, Clara, at the age of 4, was living with her parents in Harrison Street at Rahway. Clara married Amos M White in about 1899. Amos had been born in New Jersey in February 1876. After her marriage Clara changed her second forename from her mother’s maiden name to her own maiden name so that she became Clara Muddell White. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 8 June, Amos and Clara were living at 137 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, which they rented; Amos was working as a stenographer, and they had Clara’s spinster aunt, Martha Putnam, living with them.

Amos and Clara had five children born in Union County, New Jersey between 1901 and 1913. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 16 April, they were living in Central Avenue, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey with their then three children and Martha Putnam was continuing to live with them. Amos was a fire alarm electrician and they owned their home without any mortgage. Amos died during the 1910s. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 12 January, Clara was living at 88 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, which she rented, with her five children, and she was working as a substitute teacher. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 15 April, Clara was living at 88 Seminary Avenue, which she now owned and was valued at $850, with her four youngest children, and she was a teacher at a public school.

 

 

Amos and Clara’s eldest child was Clarence M White who was born in Union County, New Jersey in about 1901. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 16 April, Clarence, at the age of 8, was living with his parents in Central Avenue, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 12 January, Clarence, now aged 18, was working as an electrician on the rail road and living with his widowed mother at 88 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, Union County.

For a time Clarence worked with his uncle Gilbert Lindsay Muddell on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Gilbert was the engineer (engine driver) and Clarence was his fireman on the run down to the New Jersey seashore. A family story is that one day upon reaching Point Pleasant in New Jersey Gilbert was told that they had reportedly struck a pedestrian along the route. Clarence, he asked, "Did you know that we hit someone?" "Yes," replied Clarence, "but I didn't want to be late for my date with Eve." Eve was later to become Clarence's wife.

 

Amos and Clara’s second child was Martha Emily White who was born in Union County, New Jersey in about 1908. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 16 April, Martha, at the age of 2, was living with her parents in Central Avenue, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 12 January, Martha, now aged 11, was living with her widowed mother at 88 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, Union County. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 15 April, Martha, at the age of 22, was working as a stenographer in a city office and continuing to live with her mother at 88 Seminary Avenue.

 

Amos and Clara’s third child was Amos Jerome White who was born in Union County, New Jersey on 17 March 1910. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 16 April, Amos, at the age of nearly 1 month, was living with his parents in Central Avenue, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 12 January, Amos, now aged 9, was living with his widowed mother at 88 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, Union County. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 15 April, Amos, at the age of 20, was working as a time keeper in a park and continuing to live with his mother at 88 Seminary Avenue. Amos died at Los Angeles, California on 11 September 1947, at the age of 37.[6]

 

Amos and Clara’s fourth child was Clara Mae White who was born in Union County, New Jersey in about 1911. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 12 January, Clara, at the age of 8, was living with her widowed mother at 88 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, Union County. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 15 April, Clara, now aged 18, was continuing to live with her mother at 88 Seminary Avenue.

 

Amos and Clara’s fifth child was Jerome P White who was born in Union County, New Jersey in about 1913. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 12 January, Jerome, at the age of 6, was living with his widowed mother at 88 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, Union County. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 15 April, Jerome, now aged 16, was continuing to live with his mother at 88 Seminary Avenue.

 

 

Jerome and Clara’s second child was Jerome LeRoy Muddell who was born at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey on 7 July 1877.[7] In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 18 June, Jerome, at the age of 2, was living with his parents in Harrison Street at Rahway.

When he was 21 years old Jerome was living at Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey when married 22-year-old Martha Brown at Ocean Grove, Ocean County, New Jersey on 3 September 1898. Martha had been born in New Jersey during August 1876. In the Asbury Park & Ocean Grove Directory of 1899 Jerome was listed as being a conductor living at 128 Cookman Avenue in Ocean Grove. Then in the census of 1 June 1900 Jerome and Martha were living at 614 Cookman Avenue, Ashbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, which they rented, and Jerome was working as a trolley conductor. This census recorded that Martha had then had two children, both of whom had died. Jerome and Martha had four children that survived infancy, born between 1902 and 1920.

In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 18 April they were living at 268 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, which they rented, with their then two surviving children, and Jerome was working as a fireman on the railroad. This was the same building in which Jerome’s cousin Albert Simmons and his wife was living. This census recorded that Martha had then had five children and only two were still alive.

Jerome’s First World War draft registration card dated 12 September 1918 described him as 5ft 9in tall and of stout build, with grey hair and hazel eyes; and that he had lost one arm. He was living at 28 Maple Terrace in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey and working as a airbrake instructor for Penn Railroad at Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 15 January, they were living at 28 Maple Terrace in Rahway with their then three surviving children, and Jerome was an instructor on the steam railroad. They now owned their house on which they had a mortgage. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 17 April, they were still living at 28 Maple Terrace, which they owned and was valued at $11,500, now with their three youngest surviving children, and Jerome was an airbrake inspector on the railroad. Sometime between 1930 and 1942 Martha died and Jerome then married Ethel.

During the Second World War Jerome, when he was 64, registered in 1942 for what became known as the 'Old Man's Draft'. This was for men born between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 and not then in the military, and it was for the government to get an idea of the industrial manpower of the country that could work on war production. Jerome's draft registration card recorded that he lived at 790 Bryant Street in Rahway with his wife Ethel L Muddell, and he worked for Pennsylvania Railroad, Exchange Place, Jersey City.

 

 

Jerome and Martha’s eldest known child was Ruth Anella Muddell who was born at Ashbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey on 3 February 1902. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 18 April Ruth, at the age of 8, was living with her parents at 268 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 15 January, Ruth, now aged 17, was living with her parents at 28 Maple Terrace, Rahway, Union County, New Jersey, and she was going to school.

When she was 20 years old Ruth married 19-year-old William Jackson Brunning by a marriage licence that was reported in the 29 July 1922 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which said the marriage licence was for 21-year-old William Brunning and 21-year-old Ruth Muddell, who were both living at 28 Maple Terrace, Rahway. So they both inflated their age so they didn't need parental consent. William was the son of William and Jeneviere Brunning; he had been born in New York State on 12 December 1902 and by the 1910 census he had moved with his parents to Rahway.

William and Ruth had three children; the first two born at Rahway in 1923 and 1925. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 17 April, they were living in part of 17 Maple Terrace in Rahway, which they rented at $55 per month, with their two children and William was working as a trader for a stock broker. Their third child was born in Rahway in 1931 and their eldest child died there in 1933.

In 1973 they moved to DeLand, Volusia County, Florida where William died on 26 November 1978, at the age of 75.[8] Sixteen years later Ruth was living at Northlake Drive, Orange City, Orange County, Florida when she died on Sunday 12 February 1995, at the age of 93.[9] Her obituary was published in the 14 February 1995 edition of the Orlando Sentinel, which said that Ruth attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Rahway, New Jersey. Her funeral service was at the Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand.

 

Jerome and Martha’s second known child was Dorothy J Muddell who was born in New Jersey in about 1907. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 18 April Dorothy, at the age of 2, was living with her parents at 268 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 15 January, Dorothy, now aged 12, was living with her parents at 28 Maple Terrace, Rahway, Union County, New Jersey, and she was going to school. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 17 April, Dorothy, at the age of 22, was working as a teacher at a public school and continuing to live with her parents at 28 Maple Terrace.

 

Jerome and Martha’s third known child was Robert L Muddell who was born in New Jersey on 13 October 1910. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 15 January, Robert, at the age of 9, was living with his parents at 28 Maple Terrace, Rahway, Union County, New Jersey, and he was going to school. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 17 April, Robert, now aged 19, didn’t have any occupation and was continuing to live with his parents at 28 Maple Terrace. He had four years of high school education.

Robert married Rose S Brenner. Rose had been born in New Jersey on 21 May 1918.

Robert had been working as a laundry machine operator and a receiving and shipping clerk, and was married, when he enlisted as a Private in the US Army at Fort Dix in New Jersey on the 30 March 1944.[10]

Rose worked in the payroll department of General Motors. Robert had been living at Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida when he died on 7 August 1994, at the age of 83.[11] Four years later Rose was living at East Main Street, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut when she died at Wallingford on 9 April 1998, at the age of 79.[12]

 

Jerome and Martha’s fourth known child was Elizabeth B Muddell who was born in New Jersey on 8 September 1920. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 17 April, Elizabeth, at the age of 9, was living with her parents at 28 Maple Terrace, Rahway, Union County, New Jersey. Elizabeth married Percy G Platt, who was the son of Percy and Helen Platt and had been born at New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey on 16 November 1918. Percy and Elizabeth had two children, a son and a daughter.

They were living at New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware when Percy died during May 1985, at the age of 66.[13] Twenty-five years later Elizabeth was living at Newark, New Castle County, Delaware when she died on 14 March 2010, at the age of 89, after a long illness.[14] Her obituary was published on the Delaware Online website, which said that Elizabeth had worked for 20 years as an accountant in the banking industry and that she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, cooking, and attending her Ladies Bible Study. Her funeral service was held at 11am on 18 March 2010 at the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark followed by burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn, Delaware.

 

 

Jerome and Clara’s third child was Gilbert Lindsay Muddell who was born at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey on 25 August 1879.[15] In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 18 June, Gilbert, at the age of 9 months, was living with his parents in Harrison Street at Rahway. Then in the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 1 June, Gilbert, at the age of 20, was working as a motorman and living with his father and stepmother at 318 Tonnele Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Gilbert married Henrietta Thompson in about 1894. Henrietta had been born in New Jersey in 1878. Gilbert and Henrietta had three children born in New Jersey between 1905 and 1913. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 15 April, they were living at 238 Tyler Street in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, which they rented, with their one child, and Gilbert was a locomotive engineer (driver).

Gilbert’s First World War draft registration card dated 12 September 1918 described him as of medium height and stout build, with grey hair and blue eyes; he was living at 1269 Salem Avenue in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey and working as a locomotive engineer for Penn Railroad at Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, they were living at 1269 Salem Avenue in Hillside, which they owned but was mortgaged, with their three children, and Gilbert was an engineer on the steam railroad. For a time Gilbert had his nephew Clarence White working with him as his fireman. See the section above on Clarence White for a family story about an incident while they were working together.

Henrietta died in 1928 when she was about 50 years old. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 5 April, Gilbert and two of his children were still living at 1269 Salem Avenue, which they owned and was valued at $10,000, and Gilbert was still an engineer on the railroad.

During the Second World War Gilbert, when he was 62, registered in 1942 for what became known as the 'Old Man's Draft'. This was for men born between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 and not then in the military, and it was for the government to get an idea of the industrial manpower of the country that could work on war production. Gilbert's draft registration card recorded that he lived at 1261 Salem Avenue in Hillside with his daughter Clara H Muddell, and he worked for Pennsylvania Railroad in Jersey City.

Gilbert died in 1950 when he was about 71 years old. Both Gilbert and Henrietta were buried in Maplewood Cemetery at Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

 

 

 

Gilbert and Henrietta’s eldest child was Clara Henrietta Muddell who was born in New Jersey on 22 October 1905. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 15 April, Clara, at the age of 5, was living with her parents at 238 Tyler Street in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, Clara, now aged 14, was living with her parents at 1269 Salem Avenue in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, and she was going to school. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 5 April, Clara, at the age of 24, was continuing to live at 1269 Salum Avenue, now with her widowed father and her youngest brother. Clara was living with her father at 1261 Salem Avenue in Hillside when he registered for the draft in 1942. Clara never married. She had been living at Amarillo, Potter County, Texas when she died on 15 January 1982, at the age of 76.[16] Clara was buried in Maplewood Cemetery at Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

 

Gilbert and Henrietta’s second child was Gilbert Lindsay Muddell, known as Gil, who was born in New Jersey on 1 July 1910. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, Gilbert, at the age of 9, was living with his parents at 1269 Salem Avenue in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, and he was going to school. Gilbert married, but didn't have any children, and had separated from his wife before he enlisted in the US Army during the Second World War.

Gilbert had been working in the oil and gas industry and was described as being 5ft 9in tall, to weigh 214lbs and to be separated and without dependents when he enlisted as a Private in the US Army at Newark in New Jersey on the 8 September 1942.[17] Gilbert was a Technical Sergeant in the Air Corps serving in Italy as a top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber when his plane was shot down over Romania and the entire crew were taken prisoner by the Germans in early 1944. He had himself been credited with shooting down a German fighter plane. Gilbert and his fellow crew members were held at Mossberg Prison and at Stalag Luffte 17, and are thought to have been liberated on 20 April 1945. The first report in his Prisoner of War file was dated 21 April 1944 and the last report 21 July 1945.[18]

Gilbert had received the divorce papers that ended his first marriage while he was in a German Prisoner of War Camp. Gilbert's second marriage, at the age of 35, was to 36-year-old Oletta on 9 August 1945. Oletta had been born at McLean in Texas on 3 March 1909. Gilbert and Oletta didn’t have any children. They lived at Amarillo, Potter County, Texas where Oletta worked in the candy department of Blackburn Bros. She was a member of Anna Street Church of Christ, Amarillo Garden Club, Federation of Women’s Clubs, League of Women Voters and Republican Women.

Gilbert was living at Amarillo when he died on 6 March 1996, at the age of 85.[19] Seven years later Oletta was still living in Amarillo when she died on 29 June 2003, at the age of 94.[20] Her funeral service was at Anna Street Church of Christ on 1 July 2003, after which she was buried in Memory Gardens. Oletta's obituary was published in the Amarillo Globe-News of 1 July 2003.

 

Gilbert and Henrietta’s third child was Clifford Thompson Muddell who was born in New Jersey on 3 July 1913. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, Clifford, at the age of 6, was living with his parents at 1269 Salem Avenue in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, and he was going to school. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 5 April, Clifford, now aged 16, was continuing to live at 1269 Salum Avenue, now with his widowed father and his sister.

When he was 23 years old Clifford married 22-year-old Jean South at Hillside in New Jersey on 14 November 1936. Jean was the daughter of George and Emma South and she had been born in New York City on 30 June 1914. She was also a niece of Mrs J Frank Case whose attendance at the marriage with her husband and son Richard was reported in the 19 November 1936 edition of the Thrift News of Fayetteville, New York State. Clifford and Jean had three children born in the 1940s. When their son Clifford married in 1964 they were living at Madison in New Jersey. They moved to Port Saint Lucie, Saint Lucie County, Florida in about 1978.

Clifford was living at Port Saint Lucie when he died on 1 June 1999, at the age of 85.[21] He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery at Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Nine years later Jean died at Emerald Health Care in Port Saint Lucie on 3 December 2008, at the age of 94.[22] She had been a member of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church in White City where her funeral service was held on 27 December 2008. Her obituary was published by the TC Palm on 4 December 2008.

 

 

 

Jerome and Josephine’s only child (Jerome’s fourth) was Chester Minard Muddell who was born at Ocean Grove in New Jersey on 7 November 1884.[23] In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 1 June, Chester, at the age of 15, was living with his parents at 318 Tonnele Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, and he was going to school. When he was 24 years old Chester married his second cousin, 23-year-old Maude F Underhill, in Richmond County, New York on 14 June 1909. Maud was the daughter of Clarence and Fanny Underhill and had been born at Locust Valley on Long Island in New York State on 20 August 1885. See section on Maude F Underhill on the page headed ‘John & Mary Muddle’s Family’ for full details of her ancestry.

In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 15 April, Chester and Maud were living with Chester’s widowed mother at 852 Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth Township, Union County, New Jersey, and Chester was working as a machinist for a die maker. Chester and Maude had one child, a son, born in New Jersey in about 1912.

Chester’s First World War draft registration card described him as of medium height and build, with brown hair and grey eyes; he was living at 852 Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth and working as a tool inspector for a Machine Tool & Die Company at East 1st Avenue, Roselle, Union County, New Jersey.

In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 6 January, they were living at 852 Jersey Avenue with their son; Chester’s mother had moved out and was now living in Neptune. Chester was working as an inspector at a machine die manufacturer and they had a boarder, 33-year-old LeRoy Gulick, who was a die maker and presumably a work colleague of Chester. They owned their home on which they had a mortgage.

Maude died in 1940 when she was about 55 years old, and she was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery where her grave is marked by an inscribed headstone that gives her years of birth and death, and the name of her husband. Then sometime between Maude's death and his draft registration in 1942 Chester married Karlene Mason, who was the daughter of William and Lulu Mason and had been born at East Donegal, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on 20 February 1900.

During the Second World War Chester, when he was 57, registered in 1942 for what became known as the 'Old Man's Draft'. This was for men born between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 and not then in the military, and it was for the government to get an idea of the industrial manpower of the country that could work on war production. Chester's draft registration card recorded that he lived at 1110 Jaques Avenue in Rahway and worked for National Pneumatic, New Brunswick Avenue, Rahway and that his wife Karlene was living at 216 Glendale Road, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Karlene was a widow living near Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania when she died on 13 September 1986, at the age of 86.[24] It seems that Karlene was murdered after being defrauded of her savings and property, and details of this and the resultant trial were reported over a period of two years by The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, the first report being in the issue of Tuesday 30 September 1986:

An 86-year-old Hamilton Township woman who was missing for 15 days was found Sunday morning, buried in a secluded spot near a suspect's home with a gunshot wound to the head. At a news conference yesterday in Swiftwater, Monroe County Coroner Robert M. Allen said he had pronounced Karlene M. Muddell dead at the scene at 12:14 p.m. Sunday. State police at Swiftwater found the body in Bushkill, Middle Smithfield Township, using a tip from a private contractor who had been engaged to bury items on the property.

Then on 1 October 1986:

A pit manager of a quarry next to the property where a Monroe County woman's body was found told police that a suspect in the slaying had insisted he push earth over debris on the suspect's property. The quarry manager's statements are listed in a seven-page search warrant affidavit that state police at Swiftwater used Sunday to recover the body of the missing 86-year-old Hamilton Township woman, which was buried on the property. Police said Monday that a warrant for the arrest of Dorian Suarez, 37, Bushkill, Middle Smithfield Township, has been issued charging him with criminal homicide and conspiracy in the shooting death of Karlene M. Muddell, a retired teacher.

Then on 2 October 1986:

A 37-year-old Bushkill man being sought for the murder of an 86-year-old Hamilton Township woman should be considered armed and dangerous, police said yesterday. During a search of the Dorian Suarez home yesterday, Cpl. John Hudson, state police investigator, said eight rifles and two handguns were confiscated. He declined to comment on whether one of the guns had been used to kill the victim. State police at Swiftwater have been seeking Suarez since Sunday in the slaying of Karlene Mason Muddell after they found her body buried in the back yard of the Suarez property in Middle Smithfield Township.

Then on 11 October 1986:

Dorian J. Suarez, charged with slaying 86-year-old Karlene Muddell of Hamilton Township, Monroe County, waived extradition in San Francisco and is waiting to be returned to Pennsylvania.

San Francisco police and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation apprehended the 37-year-old Suarez on Wednesday while he was trying to get a passport for the Phillipines. In his pocket he had an airline ticket and $13,606 in cash, according to police.

He is being held without bail in San Francisco Prison as a fugitive from justice, police said.

Yesterday he appeared before Municipal Court Judge J. Dominique Olcomendy in San Francisco and agreed to be extradited back to Monroe County, according to San Francisco Homicide Inspector Napoleon Hendrix.

State police at Swiftwater, who are investigating the homicide, could not say yesterday when they would go to California to pick up the suspect.

Suarez, of Bushkill, is charged with criminal homicide and conspiracy in the shooting death of Muddell, a retired school teacher. Her partially clad body was found Sept. 28 buried on Suarez's property. She had been shot in the right side of the head, according to Allentown pathologist Dr. Isidore Mihalakis.

Amy Bisher, 28, of East Stroudsburg, a registered nurse at Pocono Hospital, East Stroudsburg, is also charged with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and hindering the apprehension or prosecution of a suspect.

Police say the two also bilked Huddell out of $50,000.

Suarez came to pick up his passport on Tuesday, but passport officials, alerted by police that he was wanted for murder, asked him to return the next day, Hendrix said. Suarez offered no resistance and was not armed when he was arrested.

He applied for a passport using the name of his dead half-brother, Peter J. Rodgers, according to state police at Swiftwater. His mother, who authorities declined to identify, also appeared with him and verified that he was Rodgers.

Police believe Suarez arrived in San Francisco on Monday. On Tuesday, he checked into the fashionable Hyatt Union Square in downtown San Francisco, according to police.

Although it has not been ascertained how much money Suarez initially had, he apparently did not squander any of it on drinks or women, police said. But he did buy $1,000 worth of clothing for tropical wear from the Banana Republic specialty store.

"There was nothing of any untold interest in his hotel room," Hendrix said.

In San Francisco, Hendrix said Suarez was a "slick talker" after he was taken into custody, talking about anything but the crime. Hendrix said a check of Suarez's background showed that he was a former insurance executive.

At the time of his arrest, Suarez reportedly told the officers, "I wish you guys would have shot me."

Suarez, who is being held in the city prison at the San Francisco Hall of Justice, declined to be interviewed by the media.

Then on 18 October 1986:

Dorian J. Suarez, the man accused in the death of an 86-year-old retired school teacher, was brought back to Monroe County yesterday from San Francisco.

Suarez, 37, of Bushkill, was arraigned early this morning on charges of criminal homicide and conspiracy to commit criminal homicide in the Sept. 13 shooting death of Mrs. Karlene Mason Muddell of Hamilton Township.

Muddell's partially clad body, her cane, one shoe and an old refrigerator were uncovered in Suarez' backyard by police on Sept. 28.

Suarez was committed to Monroe County Jail without bail by District Justice Marjorie J. Shumaker in Mountainhome, Barrett Township. Because it is a homicide case, bail will be set at a later date by the court.

Suarez was escorted across the country by Monroe County District Attorney James F. Marsh, Chief Deputy Sheriff Larry Sebring, and state police Cpl. John Hudson and Trooper Alfred Drowzdowski of the Swiftwater barracks.

The first leg of the journey was a flight from San Francisco to Newark, stopping in Dallas, yesterday. Suarez was driven to Monroe County for arraignment shortly after midnight.

Also charged in the case is Amy Bisher, 28, of East Stroudsburg, who was arrested the day after Muddell's body was found. She turned herself into the district attorney's office and was accompanied by her attorney. She has been held in Northampton County Prison in lieu of $175,000 bail.

Shiffer tentatively scheduled a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 for Bisher and Suarez.

Arrest warrants had been obtained by Cpl. Hudson for both Bisher and Suarez after Muddell's body had been found with a gunshot wound in the head. The warrants said Muddell had been shot about 4 a.m. Sept. 13 in her bedroom. She had been reported missing by neighbors during evening hours the same day.

Suarez was arrested by San Francisco police and FBI agents on Oct. 8 as he attempted to pick up a passport for the Philippines. In his pocket, he had an airline ticket and $13,606 in cash, according to police.

Police believe he arrived in San Francisco on Oct. 6. The following day he checked into the fashionable Hyatt Union Square in downtown San Francisco.

Last Friday, Suarez waived extradition back to Monroe County. Cpl. Hudson, Marsh, Sebring and Drowzdowski left for San Francisco Wednesday to return Suarez, and used Thursday to speak with arresting officers and obtain other evidence, including the cash Suarez had with him when he was arrested.

Then on 22 October 1986:

State police at Swiftwater yesterday filed dozens of new charges against Dorian J. Suarez, 37, and Amy Bisher, 28, who are charged in the bilking and murder of an elderly Hamilton Township woman last month.

Cpl. John Hudson said he filed 12 counts of forgery, eight counts of theft and three charges of attempted theft against each of them. Each count was accompanied by a charge of criminal conspiracy, he added. The charges were filed with District Justice Thomas Shiffer of Stroud Township.

Bisher, of East Stroudsburg, has been in Northampton County Prison since her Sept. 29 arrest in the Sept. 13 killing of Karlene Mason Muddell, an 86- year-old retired schoolteacher. Monroe County Jail has no facilities for women.

After a hearing where Bisher's bail was set at $175,000, Hudson also charged her with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and hindering or obstructing the apprehension of a suspect (Suarez).

Suarez, of Bushkill, Middle Smithfield Township, was arrested on a fugitive warrant in San Francisco on Oct. 8 as he attempted to pick up a passport for the Philippines. He was returned to Monroe Countylate Friday and arraigned before District Justice Marjorie Shumaker of Barrett Township on charges of criminal homicide.

After his arraignment, Suarez was committed to Monroe County Jail without bail. His bail must be set by Monroe County Court.

Shiffer has scheduled a preliminary hearing for the pair for 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Jury Assembly Room of the Monroe County Courthouse annex. Shiffer said he moved the hearing from his office to the courthouse room to accommodate a large number of witnesses expected to testify.

Bisher, a registered nurse employed by Pocono Hospital, East Stroudsburg, and former resident of East Bangor, and Suarez, an unemployed insurance agent, became prime suspects after Muddell was reported missing on Sept. 13 by neighbors.

Warrants for Bisher and Suarez were issued after Muddell's partially clad body along with her cane, one shoe and an old refrigerator were uncovered beneath 6-7 feet of dirt in the back yard of the Suarez home. She had been shot in the head.

The forgery, theft and attempted-theft charges filed yesterday deal with more than $50,000 in cash Bisher and Suarez are alleged to have withdrawn from the victim's accounts in at least two banks and the transferring of Muddell's Hamilton Township property and home to Suarez, through documents filed by Suarez in the courthouse two days after Muddell had been reported missing.

Hudson said Bisher and Suarez used a power of attorney and an agreement of sale and property transfer to bilk the victim. Analysis of Muddell's signatures on all three legal papers reportedly indicated the signatures were forgeries.

Then on 18 November 1986:

An 86-year-old Monroe County woman's ribs were broken before her death, a forensic pathologist testified yesterday. Dr. Isidore Mihalakis of Bethlehem said an autopsy revealed that Karlene Mason Muddell of Hamilton Township had multiple rib fractures, four on the left side and two on the right. The autopsy also showed she had bruises on the legs and thighs, which had been caused by a blunt force prior to her death. Mihalakis was one of seven witnesses called during the nearly 3 -hour preliminary hearing for Dorian J. Suarez, 37, of Bushkill, and Amy Bisher, 28, of East Stroudsburg. Suarez and Bisher are charged with bilking and killing Muddell.

Testimony yesterday also revealed that a bank surveillance photo series was made of Bisher on Sept. 12. Torri Jennings, a teller at the First Eastern Bank branch at the Eagle Valley Mall in East Stroudsburg, said the photos were taken because the bank felt there may be a problem. Jennings and three other tellers identified Bisher as having withdrawn nearly $43,000 from a money market savings account belonging to Muddell between Sept. 5 and 12.

Twenty-six witnesses were sequestered for the hearing before District Justice Thomas Shiffer, Stroud Township. Held in the jury assembly room of the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, the hearing began at 1:30 p.m. before more than 50 spectators, and recessed "until further notice" at 5:15. A date and time for continuation will be announced.

Mihalakis, the final witness called yesterday by Monroe County District Attorney James F. Marsh, said he had first seen Muddell's body at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 as it was being uncovered in a "remote place." He said he had been called by Monroe County Coroner Robert Allen. Mihalakis later indicated the place was 100 to 150 yards from the Suarez home in Middle Smithfield Township.

The body had been unearthed from beneath a refrigerator and board, Mihalakis said. The body was "caked in a lime-like material and was on its back." He said the body was naked from the waist up and there was a cloth-like belt around the neck, which was not a contributing factor to death. He said the excavation by a backhoe had partially amputated the left shoulder and arm of the victim.

Mihalakis said Muddell's body had been face down for 10 to 12 hours prior to being put face up in the "makeshift grave."

Then on 25 November 1986:

Financial records found in the home of Amy Bisher and documents given to state police by the wife of Dorian J. Suarez were introduced as evidence during a preliminary hearing that concluded yesterday.

Suarez, 37, of Bushkill, and Bisher, 28, of East Stroudsburg, were ordered by District Justice Thomas Shiffer Jr. of Stroud Township to stand trial in the slaying and bilking of retired teacher Karlene Mason Muddell of Hamilton Township, Monroe County.

The action came after three days of hearings in the jury assembly room of the county courthouse in Stroudsburg. Shiffer issued his ruling at 4:30 p.m. after taking the matter under advisement at noon.

Testimony by troopers detailed evidence-gathering since Muddell, 86, was reported missing Sept. 13. Her partially clad body was found Sept. 28, buried under a refrigerator in the back yard of the Suarez residence in Middle Smithfield Township. An autopsy showed she had been shot in the right temple with a .32-caliber weapon.

Final witnesses yesterday included Trooper John Saleski of state police at Swiftwater, who identified documents he received from Suarez' wife, Sharon, on Oct. 18 after she called state police and arranged a meeting along Route 209.

The documents included an inspection sticker and registration certificate to a 1975 sedan and certificate of title from Eagle Valley Camping for a house trailer belonging to the victim. Saleski said Mrs. Suarez told him she had found the papers under a bureau in the Suarez bedroom.

Cpl. John Hudson, state police criminal investigation supervisor at Swiftwater, testified he recovered a briefcase at Bisher's apartment that contained a considerable amount of Muddell's financial records.

He also said Bisher told him that she had given Suarez most of the money from withdrawals and had received only a small amount of money herself.

Hudson said that some of the handwriting analysis is still incomplete, but the Muddell signatures on the power of attorney, bank savings withdrawals, property transfer and agreement of sale had all been forged "and may have been written by two different people."

Hudson said the Sept. 15 signature on a safety deposit box slip at First Eastern Bank, Stroudsburg, had been forged. The last time Muddell hassigned the card to use the box was Jan. 8, 1986.

Hudson also said he found evidence at the Suarez home that Suarez had burned a chaise lounge and mattress taken from the Muddell home on Sept. 13.

Then the following year on 4 March 1987:

Trials for two defendants charged with slaying and bilking an elderly Hamilton Township widow have been postponed in Monroe County Court. Dorian Suarez, 38, of Bushkill and Amy Bisher, 28, of Bangor were scheduled for trials this month. Attorneys agreed to a continuance because of pending pre-trial motions. No new dates have been set. Suarez and Bisher are charged with criminal homicide in the September shooting death of Karlene Mason Muddell, 86. Both also face multiple charges of criminal conspiracy to commit theft and forgery in the bilking of the victim out of at least $50,000 in cash and her Hamilton Township property.

Then on 13 August 1987:

A Monroe County judge has denied a defense request to postpone the trial of a man accused of bilking and killing an elderly Hamilton Township woman last year. Judge Ronald E. Vican denied the motion made on behalf of Dorian Suarez, 37, of Bushkill, Middle Smithfield Township. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 13. The jurors will be selected in Cumberland County and brought to Monroe for the trial of Suarez and his co- defendant, Amy Bisher, 26 of East Bangor. They will be tried together, and she is represented by her own lawyers, who have so far not asked for more time.

Then on 2 December 1987:

Dorian Suarez and Amy Bisher, convicted in the killing of an elderly widow, had planned to be married moments after they were sentenced yesterday. Instead, Suarez, protesting loudly, was whisked away to state prison before he and Bisher ever got close enough to say "I do." Monroe County Judge Ronald E. Vican sentenced Suarez to 17-34 years on counts related to the bilking and killing of Karlene Muddell, a retired Hamilton Township schoolteacher, in September 1986. Bisher was given 10-20 years for her role in the case.

Then on 8 December 1987:

Amy Bisher's attorney yesterday filed a petition asking Monroe County Court to reconsider the East Bangor woman's prison sentence.

Bisher, 28, was sentenced last week to 10 to 20 years in the state prison for women at Muncy by Judge Ronald E. Vican after she pleaded guilty to theft, forgery and hindering the apprehension and prosecution of a conspirator.

The conspirator was Dorian Suarez, 37, of Bushkill, Middle Smithfield Township, who was sentenced to 17 to 34 years in Graterford State Prison. Suarez pleaded guilty to killing Karlene Muddell, 86, a retired Hamilton Township school teacher, after he and Bisher bilked Muddell out of her savings and property.

Then on 22 December 1987:

A Monroe County judge yesterday refused to consider Amy Bisher's plea for a shorter sentence, despite her assertion that "I never did anything wrong in my life" and her promise to make restitution to the estate of murder victim Karlene Muddell. Bisher, 28, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 10-20 years after pleading guilty to theft, forgery and hindering the apprehension of co-defendant Dorian Suarez, convicted in the bilking and murder of Muddell, 86, of Hamilton Township. Bisher also said she has reconsidered her plan to marry Suarez, 37, of Bushkill, who is serving time in Graterford State Prison.

 

 

Chester and Maude’s only child was Townsend U Muddell who was born in New Jersey on 26 August 1912. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 6 January, Townsend, at the age of 7, was living with his parents at 852 Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth Township, Union County, New Jersey.

Townsend had been working as an entertainer and was described as being 5ft 8in tall, to weigh 129lbs and to be single and without dependents when he enlisted as a Private in the US Army at Newark in New Jersey on the 18 May 1942.[25]

Townsend died on 2 February 1976, at the age of 63.[26] He was buried in plot 3A, grave 701 of Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.

 

 

 

Ebenezer and Catherine’s second child was Emma Muddell who was born at Elizabeth Township, Essex County, New Jersey, on 22 August 1853. In the census of 1 June 1860, enumerated on 3 August, Emma, at the age of 6, was living with her parents in Elizabeth Township, which was now in Union County. Then in the census of 1 June 1870, enumerated on 26 August, Emma, now aged 16, was living with her parents in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey. In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 8 June, Emma, unmarried at the age of 26, was living with her parents in Cisix Street in Rahway, and she was a schoolteacher.

When she was 28 years old Emma married 30-year-old Edward Theophilis M Simmons on 14 January 1882. Edward had been born in New York City on 30 March 1851. Edward and Emma had three children, a daughter and two sons; the first two were born at Monterey in California in 1884 and 1885, the third at San Jose in California in 1887. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 6 June, they were living at 293 Tonnele Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, which they rented, with their three children, and Edward was a railroad conductor. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 21 April, they were living at 672 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City, which they owned but had a mortgage on, with just their daughter, and Edward was a Pullman car conductor.

Edward died on 8 July 1916, at the age of 65. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Emma was a widow living in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, which she rented. Living with her was her spinster daughter and her youngest son with his wife and four children. Emma died on 19 February 1928, at the age of 74.

 

 

Edward and Emma’s eldest child was Kathryn Horton Simmons, known as Kitty, who was born at Monterey in California on 27 August 1884. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 6 June, Kathryn, at the age of 15, was living with her parents at 293 Tonnele Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, and she was going to school. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 21 April, Kathryn, now aged 25, was living with her parents at 672 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Kathryn, at the age of 34, was unmarried and without an occupation and living with her widowed mother and her younger brother and his family in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. Kathryn never married. She died on 23 November 1952, at the age of 68.

 

Edward and Emma’s second child was Ebenezer Muddell Simmons who was born at Monterey in California on 17 November 1885.[27] He normally used the forename Muddell, but his wife was to always call him Ebba. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 6 June, Muddell, at the age of 14, was living with his parents at 293 Tonnele Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, and he was going to school.

Muddell was a 23-year-old electrical engineer living at Syracuse in New York State when he married 20-year-old Mary Rachael Suter at Ruffs Dale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on 22 May 1909. Mary was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine Suter, and she had been born on the Suter ancestral farm in Ruffs Dale on 5 September 1888. Muddell and Mary had three children, two daughters and a son, born on the Suter ancestral farm in Ruffs Dale in 1910, 1912 and 1914, the second of whom, the son, died when only a month old. The Suter farm had first been settled by Captain Joseph Suter, who had moved west after fighting in the American Revolution of 1775-83, when he purchased the farm's 300 acres from a friend in about 1792.

In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 26 April, Mary and her first child were living with Mary's parents on their family farm at Ruffs Dale. It was Suter family tradition that children were born at the ancestral farm so Mary returned to the farm for the birth of all three of her children, staying there for a time before and after each birth, and the 1910 census coincided with this period for her first child.

Muddell’s First World War draft registration card dated 12 September 1918 described him as of medium height and stout build, with light hair and grey eyes; he was living at 70 Amherst Street in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey and working as a sales representative for the Westinghouse Air Spring Company at 109 West 6th Street in New York.

In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, Muddell and Mary were living at 70 Amherst Street in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, with their two daughters, and Muddell was a salesman for an automobile air spring company. Then during Mary's final illness the family moved to the Suter Farm in Ruffs Dale where Mary died on 19 May 1926, at the age of 37. After Mary's death Muddell and his two daughters returned to New Jersey to live near other members of the Simmons family, and in about 1929 Muddell married Emma Fream. Muddell died in New York City on 26 April 1937, at the age of 51. Emma then lived with the family of Muddell's daughter Louise, who had married in 1935.

 

 

Muddell and Mary’s eldest child was Emma Catherine Simmons who was born on the Suter ancestral farm in Ruffs Dale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on 14 January 1910. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 26 April, Emma, at the age of 3 months, was living with her mother at her maternal grandparent's farm in Ruffs Dale. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, Emma, now aged 9, was living with her parents at 70 Amherst Street in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, and she was going to school.

When she was 18 years old Emma married 25-year-old Ernest Conrad Ellison during 1928. Ernest had been born in New York City on 16 September 1902. Ernest and Emma had four children; the first two were born in East Orange in 1929 and 1932. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 14 April, Ernest and Emma were living in East Orange with their then one child and Ernest was a salesman at a department store. Their second two children were born at Miami, Florida in 1948 and 1950. Ernest died at Etna, Maine on 18 September 1985, at the age of 83. Emma died at Miami in Florida on 25 June 1988, at the age of 78.

 

Muddell and Mary’s second child was Robert Simmons who was born on the Suter ancestral farm in Ruffs Dale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on 17 September 1912. Robert died on 17 October 1912, when he was only one month old.

 

Muddell and Mary’s third child was Mary Louise Simmons, known as Louise, who was born on the Suter ancestral farm in Ruffs Dale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on 19 October 1914. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 10 January, Louise, at the age of 5, was living with her parents at 70 Amherst Street in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.

 

 

Edward and Emma’s third child was Albert Craig Simmons who was born at San Jose in California on 3 November 1887.[28] In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 6 June, Albert, at the age of 12, was living with his parents at 293 Tonnele Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, and he was going to school.

When he was 20 years old Albert married 18-year-old Dorothy Gladys Cooper on 16 October 1908. Dorothy was the daughter of commercial traveller Henry Howard Cooper and his wife Mary Jane; she had been born at Millbrook in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 9 December 1889, and migrated to America on the Anchoria arriving at New York on 19 June 1893. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 18 April, Albert and Dorothy were living at 268 Fairmont Avenue in Jersey City, and Albert was an engineer working for an electrical company. This was the same building in which the family of Albert's cousin Jerome Muddell was living. Albert and Dorothy had four children; the first two born in New Jersey in about 1910 and 1912, and the other two in Pennsylvania in about 1915 and 1917.

Albert’s First World War draft registration card dated 5 May 1917 described him as of medium height and build, with brown hair and grey eyes; he was living at 5518 Upland Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and working as a machine shop superintendent for the Westinghouse Air Spring Company at 1428 Vine Street in Philadelphia. He then had a wife and three children as dependents.

In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Albert, Dorothy and their four children were living with Albert’s widowed mother and his spinster sister in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, and Albert was still an engineer at an electrical company. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 16 April, Albert, Dorothy and their four children were living at 771 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, which they rented at $45 per month, and Albert was now a mechanic working in the construction industry.

Albert died on 13 February 1965, at the age of 77. Eight years later Dorothy died on 10 September 1973, at the age of 83.

 

 

Albert and Dorothy’s eldest child was Dorothy C Simmons who was born in New Jersey in about 1910. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Dorothy, at the age of 9, was living with her parents in the home of her paternal grandmother, Emma Simmons, in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, and she was going to school. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 16 April, Dorothy, now aged 19, was working as a book keeper for a perfume supplier and living with her parents at 771 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

 

Albert and Dorothy’s second child was Evelyn N Simmons who was born in New Jersey in about 1912. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Evelyn, at the age of 7, was living with her parents in the home of her paternal grandmother, Emma Simmons, in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, and she was going to school. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 16 April, Evelyn, now aged 17, was living with her parents at 771 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

 

Albert and Dorothy’s third child was Edward Albert Simmons who was born in Pennsylvania in about 1915. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Edward, at the age of 4 years and 3 months, was living with his parents in the home of his paternal grandmother, Emma Simmons, in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 16 April, Edward, now aged 14, was living with his parents at 771 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

 

Albert and Dorothy’s forth child was Alberta M Simmons who was born in Pennsylvania in about 1917. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Alberta, at the age of 2 years and 3 months, was living with her parents in the home of her paternal grandmother, Emma Simmons, in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 16 April, Alberta, now aged 12, was living with her parents at 771 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

 

 

Ebenezer and Catherine’s third known child was Helen D Muddell who was born at Elizabeth Township, Essex County, New Jersey during September 1855. In the census of 1 June 1860, enumerated on 3 August, Helen, at the age of 4, was living with her parents in Elizabeth Township, which was now in Union County. Then in the census of 1 June 1870, enumerated on 26 August, Helen, now aged 14, was living with her parents in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey.

When she was about 24 years old Helen married William F Rossell in about 1879. William had been born in New Jersey during April 1857. In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 15 June, William and Helen were living at 12 Clinton Street in Rahway, and William was working as a cutter, this was probably for a tailor as he was a tailor in later censuses. Living with them was William’s widowed mother Jeanette Marten (presumably having remarried and lost a second husband) who was a tailoress, and his widowed grandmother Gertrude Marten.

William and Helen were recorded in the 1900 census as having had seven children who were all still alive, but only six were then living with them. It was probably their eldest child who had left home; the six known children were born in New Jersey, almost certainly at Rahway between 1883 and 1897. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 5 June, William and Helen and their six known children were living at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway, which they rented, and William was a merchant tailor. A Jeanette Ayres described as William’s mother-in-law is living with them, but is exactly the right age to be the same person as the Jeanette Marten described as William’s mother in the 1880 census; this person is a bit of a mystery – did William’s mother remarry at least twice?

In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, they were continuing to live at 82 Elm Avenue, now with their five youngest children still at home. William was a merchant tailor with his own store and they now owned their home but had a mortgage on it. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 13 January, they were still living at 82 Elm Avenue and had just their daughter Helen and son Wilbur living with them. They now owned their home free of mortgage and William no longer had his store, he was working as a draftsman in tailoring.

Helen died in 1920, when she was about 65, and she was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery. Four years later William died in 1924, when he was about 67, and he was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery. Their son Fay and his family were living at 82 Elm Street in the 1930 census and had his spinster sister Helen, who had lived there with her parents, living with them.

 

 

 

William and Helen’s eldest known child was Harry S Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, during March 1883. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 5 June, Harry, at the age of 17, was working as a banker’s clerk and living with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway. Harry married Nellie and they had one child, a daughter, born in New Jersey in about 1910. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 22 January, they were living at 1907 Stuart Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, which they rented, with their daughter. Harry was a Vice President of a bank and they had two black female servants. Sometime during the 1920s they divorced, and in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 10 April, Nellie and her daughter were living at 403 Washington Street in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey. Nellie owned her home, which was valued at $19,000. Harry died in 1931, when he was about 48, and he was buried in Rahway Public Cemetery.

 

 

Harry and Nellie’s only child was Miriam W Rossell who was born in New Jersey in about 1910. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 22 January, Miriam, at the age of 9, was living with her parents at 1907 Stuart Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 10 April, Miriam, now aged 19, was living with her mother at 403 Washington Street in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey.

 

 

William and Helen’s second known child was Elva Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, during April 1884. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 5 June, Elva, at the age of 16, was living with her parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway, and she was going to school. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Elva, now age 25, was working as a teacher in a public school and continuing to live with her parents at 82 Elm Avenue.

 

William and Helen’s third known child was Helen J Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, during March 1887. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 5 June, Helen, at the age of 13, was living with her parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway, and she was going to school. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Helen, now age 23, was not working and continuing to live with her parents at 82 Elm Avenue. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 13 January, Helen, at the age of 32, still had no occupation and was still living with her parents at 82 Elm Avenue. It’s thought that both of Helen’s parents probably died during the 1920s, and in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 14 April, Helen, still unmarried at the age of 42, was living with the family of her brother Fay at 82 Elm Avenue.

 

William and Helen’s fourth known child was Roland Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, during January 1892. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 5 June, Roland, at the age of 8, was living with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway, and he was going to school. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Roland, now age 18, was not working and continuing to live with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue.

 

William and Helen’s fifth known child was Fay V Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, during April 1894. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 5 June, Fay, at the age of 6, was living with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway, and he was going to school. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Fay, now age 16, was not working and continuing to live with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue.

When he was 26 years old Fay married 21-year-old Doris in about 1920. They had two children born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, in about 1922 and 1924. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 14 April, they were living at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway, which they owned, with their two children; Fay was working as a bank clerk and they had both Fay’s spinster sister Helen Rossell and his uncle Irving Muddell living with them.

 

 

Fay and Doris’ eldest child was Jean Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, in about 1922. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 14 April, Jean, at the age of 7, was living with her parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway.

 

Fay and Doris’ second child was Howard Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, in about 1924. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 14 April, Howard, at the age of 5, was living with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway.

 

 

William and Helen’s sixth known child was Wilbur Rossell who was born in New Jersey, probably at Rahway, Union County, during November 1897. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 5 June, Wilbur, at the age of 2, was living with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Wilbur, now age 12, was not working and continuing to live with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 13 January, Wilbur, at the age of 22, was working as a clerk in a hospital and still living with his parents at 82 Elm Avenue.

 

 

Ebenezer and Catherine’s fourth known child was Cordilda Muddell who was born at Elizabeth Township, Essex County, New Jersey during June 1859. In the census of 1 June 1860, enumerated on 3 August, Cordilda, at the age of 1, was living with her parents in Elizabeth Township, which was now in Union County. Then in the census of 1 June 1870, enumerated on 26 August, Cordilda, now aged 11, was living with her parents in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey. In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 8 June, Cordilda, at the age of 21, was living with her parents in Cisix Street in Rahway, and she was described as being ‘at home’.

The following year when she was 22 years old Cordilda married 25-year-old Horace Emmons Treat at Rahway on 26 October 1881. Horace was the son of George and Catherine Treat, and he had been born in New York State during October 1856. Horace and Cordilda had seven children born in New Jersey, one of whom died in infancy. Their six known children were born between 1883 and 1899.

In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 9 June, they were living on Manalapan Avenue in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey with their six children. Horace was working as a book keeper at a shirt factory and they owned their home on which they had a mortgage. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 25 April, they were living at 44 Manalapan Avenue with their three youngest children. Horace was now the proprietor of a dry goods store and an employer, one of his employees being his son Albert. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, they were continuing to live at 44 Manalapan Avenue, now with just their two youngest children still living at home, and Horace was still the proprietor of a dry goods store. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 14 April, they were still living at 44 Manalapan Avenue, which they owned and was valued at $8000. Horace still had his store and just their youngest daughter, who was a 35-year-old spinster, was living with them.

 

 

Horace and Cordilda’s eldest known child was Edward Treat who was born in New Jersey during January 1883. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 9 June, Edward, at the age of 17, was working as a cutter in a shirt factory and living with his parents on Manalapan Avenue in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

 

Horace and Cordilda’s second known child was Cassie Treat who was born in New Jersey during May 1885. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 9 June, Cassie, at the age of 15, was living with her parents on Manalapan Avenue in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, and she was going to school.

 

Horace and Cordilda’s third known child was Florence Treat who was born in New Jersey during February 1888. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 9 June, Florence, at the age of 12, was living with her parents on Manalapan Avenue in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, and she was going to school.

 

Horace and Cordilda’s fourth known child was Albert B Treat who was born in New Jersey on 21 July 1890. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 9 June, Albert, at the age of 9, was living with his parents on Manalapan Avenue in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, and he was going to school. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 25 April, Albert, now aged 19, was living with his parents at 44 Manalapan Avenue and working as a salesman in his father’s dry goods store.

When he was 25 years old Albert married 24-year-old Mary L Riggs in about 1915. Mary was the daughter of Charles and Fostena Riggs, and she had been born in New Jersey on 27 June 1891. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 21 January, Albert and Mary were living at 18 Parker Street in Freehold, which they owned free of mortgage. Albert was working as an insurance agent and they had Mary’s widowed father living with them, who was to die in 1926.

Albert and Mary had one child, a son, born in about 1921. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 10 April, they were living at 29 Conover Street in Freehold, which they owned and was valued at $6000, with their son, and Albert was now an operator at a filling station. 29 Conover Street was where Mary was living with her widowed father in the 1910 census, and she had probably inherited it from him.

 

 

Albert and Mary’s only child was Leland Riggs Treat who was born in New Jersey on 28 October 1921. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 10 April, Leland, at the age of 8, was living with his parents at 29 Conover Street in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Leland was still living at Freehold when he died on 8 August 2001, at the age of 79.[29]

 

 

Horace and Cordilda’s fifth known child was Lilian B Treat who was born in New Jersey during August 1894. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 9 June, Lilian, at the age of 5, was living with her parents on Manalapan Avenue in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 25 April, Lilian, now aged 15, was living with her parents at 44 Manalapan Avenue. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Lilian, at the age of 25, was working as a stenographer at the Court House and continuing to live with her parents at 44 Manalapan Avenue. Then in the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 14 April, Lilian, unmarried at the age of 35, was working as a stenographer for a newspaper and still living with her parents at 44 Manalapan Avenue.

 

Horace and Cordilda’s sixth known child was Warren Treat who was born in New Jersey during September 1899. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 9 June, Warren, at the age of 8 months, was living with his parents on Manalapan Avenue in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 25 April, Warren, now aged 10, was living with his parents at 44 Manalapan Avenue. In the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 16 January, Warren, at the age of 20, was not working and continuing to live with his parents at 44 Manalapan Avenue.

 

 

Ebenezer and Catherine’s fifth known child was David Irving Muddell, known as Irving, who was born in New Jersey during October 1867. In the census of 1 June 1870, enumerated on 26 August, Irving, at the age of 2, was living with his parents in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey. Then in the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 8 June, Irving, now aged 12, was living with his parents in Cisix Street in Rahway.

When he was 32 years old Irving married 25-year-old Alice Jane Letts on 21 April 1900. Alice was the daughter of Reilly and Martha Letts and she had been born in New Jersey on 12 August 1874. In the census of 1 June 1900, enumerated on 8 June, they were living at 28 Seminary Avenue in Rahway, which they rented. They had three children, two daughters and a son, born at Rahway in 1901, 1903 and 1908. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, they were living at 120 Elm Avenue in Rahway, which they owned and had a mortgage on, with their three children. Irving was a building contractor and an employer, and they had a 21-year-old maid servant. Their youngest child, their only son, died in 1918 when not quite 10 years old.

By the time of the census of 1 January 1920 they had separated; Alice and her two daughters were enumerated on 19 January as continuing to live at 120 Elm Avenue, and Irving was enumerated on 6 January as a house builder rooming with Charles and Nell Ridgway at 858 West Exchange Street in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. During the 1920s Irving and Alice divorced. In the census of 1 April 1930 Alice was enumerated on 11 April as living with her daughter Myrtle and her husband George Milnes at 294 Montgomery Street in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, and Irving was enumerated on 14 April as working as a men’s clothing salesman and living with the family of his nephew Fay Russell, at 82 Elm Avenue in Rahway.

 

 

Irving and Alice’s eldest child was Myrtle Letts Muddell who was born at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey on 27 March 1901. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Myrtle, at the age of 8, was living with her parents at 120 Elm Avenue in Rahway. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 19 January, Myrtle, now aged 18, was working as a bank clerk and living with her mother at 120 Elm Avenue.

When she was 27 years old Myrtle married 28-year-old George Walter Milnes on 12 July 1928. George was the son of Edward and Mary Milnes and he had been born at Rahway on 15 July 1899. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 11 April, George and Myrtle were living at 294 Montgomery Street in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey; George was the manager at a golf association and Myrtle was a cable clerk in a bank, and they had Myrtle's divorced mother living with them.

George died on the 23 July 1968, at the age of 69. Twenty-one years later Myrtle died on 23 March 1989, when she was just four days short of her 88 birthday.

 

Irving and Alice’s second child was Helen Rossell Muddell who was born at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey on 16 December 1903. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Helen, at the age of 6, was living with her parents at 120 Elm Avenue in Rahway. Then in the census of 1 January 1920, enumerated on 19 January, Helen, now aged 16, was living with her mother at 120 Elm Avenue, and she was going to school.

In 1928, when she was 24 years old, Helen married John Sleaford McIntosh, who had been born in Canada on 24 April 1902 to Scottish parents. John and Helen had at least on child, a daughter, born in early 1930. In the census of 1 April 1930, enumerated on 10 April, John an Helen were living at 4073 Lake Avenue in Rochester, Monroe County, New York State, which they owned and was valued at $10800, with their infant daughter; John was working as a doctor and they had 29-year-old Rebecca Ginsberg as a live-in servant.

Helen died on 28 March 1992, at the age of 88.[30] Eleven years later John was living at Williamson, Wayne County, New York State when he died on 6 May 2003, at the age of 101.[31]

 

Irving and Alice’s third child was Alan I Muddell who was born at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey on 26 October 1908. In the census of 15 April 1910, enumerated on 30 April, Alan, at the age of 1˝, was living with his parents at 120 Elm Avenue in Rahway. Alan died on 23 October 1918 just 3 days short of his 10th birthday.

 

 

Ebenezer and Catherine’s sixth known child was Mary Muddell who was born at Rahway, Union County, New Jersey on 9 June 1872. In the census of 1 June 1880, enumerated on 8 June, Mary, at the age of 7, was living with her parents in Cisix Street in Rahway.


[1]  N J Roster Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-65.

[2] NARA film M603/26 Annual Tax Assessment Lists, New Jersey, District 3, 1865.

[3] Hessel T Applegate History of Bradley Beach, Monmouth County, NJ.

[4] Gary Crawford A History of the Bradley Beach Fire Department.

[5] New Jersey Archives, Muster-in-Rolls (New Jersey National Guard) May – July 1898.

[6] Amos’ dates of birth and death from California Death Index 1940-1997.

[7] Jerome’s date of birth is from his Draft Registration Card.

[8] US Social Security Death Index for William Brunning &

      Florida Death Index for William Jackson Brunning.

[9] US Social Security Death Index for Ruth A Brunning &

      Florida Death Index for Ruth Anella Brunning.

[10] US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

[11] US Social Security Death Index, for Rober L Muddell.

[12] US Social Security Death Index for Rose B Muddell &

        Connecticut Death Index 1949-2001 for Rose S Muddell.

[13] US Social Security Death Index for Percy Platt.

[14] US Social Security Death Index for Elizabeth B Platt.

[15] Gilbert’s date of birth is from his Draft Registration Card.

[16] US Social Security Death Index for Clara Muddell.

[17] US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

[18] US World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946.

[19] US Social Security Death Index for Gilbert L Muddell Jr.

[20] US Social Security Death Index for Oletta C Muddell.

[21] US Social Security Death Index for Clifford T Muddell.

[22] US Social Security Death Index for Jean South Muddell.

[23] Chester’s date of birth from his Draft Registration Card.

[24] US Social Security Death Index for Karlene Muddell.

[25] US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

[26] US Social Security Death Index for Townsend Muddell.

[27] Muddell’s date of birth is from his Draft Registration Card.

[28] Albert’s date of birth is from his Draft Registration Card.

[29] US Social Security Death Index for Leland R Treat.

[30] US Social Security Death Index for Helen R McIntosh.

[31] US Social Security Death Index for John S McIntosh.

 

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Last updated 20 March 2012

 

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