|circa 1937/8 Jane, Aunt Nell, Tom, Pat and Jim|
(Children of Francis Martin Madden)
Besides their three sons, Thomas, John and James and the three children that did not live more than a few years each, Willie, Marie and Margaret, James and Anna had two daughters.
The oldest, Ellen E Madden, better known as Nell, was born in 1858 according to childhood census records. As she aged the year of birth moved a little later in time.
|Nellie and Betty Madden circa 1942/5|
There is a possible listing in New York City in 1894 for Nellie. Her sister Sarah was a resident at that time.
In 1900 she was living with her brother James and his wife Lillian. A common name and some fudging her age over the years makes it difficult to find Nellie in census records. In 1903 she was still living in Ashland, whether in James' house or elsewhere is unknown. It seems possible that she was living in Chicago on her "own income" in 1910. In 1930 she is living in New York City with her widowed brother-in-law Winfield Morris Scott. No other records have been found until shortly before her death.. I'm sure they exist but are in the "hidden world of missing links." We do know that she visited family and perhaps for extended stays.
|Photo taken by Grand-niece Jane Madden Marqueling|
(1) Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Micropublication T9-805, pg 375A, Albany, NY.
(2)Minnestora Death Index Online 1908-2002, St, Paul, Minnesota Historical Society 2001 #020705