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[OH] Obit. LU Request - Cincinnati - M. O. HARVEY, 1987

I'm back again regarding my Mildred Saunders HARVEY. I posted earlier about her school in Castle Rock, VA.

Does anyone have access to newspaper obituaries for 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio? I am looking for one for Mildred Olivia HARVEY (nee: SAUNDERS). She was born in KY on 3/10/1910, and died in Cincinnati, OH on 10/13/1987.

Mildred was originally named "Mildreth," but changed over time to Mildred. She was one of two children born to my gggf, Oliver SAUNDERS, and his second wife, Carrie B. FRYE. Mildred had a brother, Gifford Frye SAUNDERS, born in KY on 7/12/1908. Short of his father's Civil War pension file, I have been able to find nothing on him.

I have been particularly compelled to find out all I can about Mildred and her brother. Apparently, my gggf died when both were extremely young children. In fact, Mildred was still a baby. Tragically, their mother soon followed. The children went from one unscrupulous guardian to another--both seeming to want them only for their father's pension money.

While at their second guardian's home, they were shipped off to two different schools. They ended up having to work their way through, as their guardian provided no funding for them. Mildred wrote a letter to the Dept. of the Interior, that ended up in her father's pension file.

The next time she "showed up" was in the 1960s' in Arizona, when an older half-brother died. She was living for a time in the other half of the double he resided in. The final records I note are from when she died in Cincinnati.

I am hoping that Mildred's obituary will lead me to find out about any children she may have had, and also, possible whereabouts of her brother's grave or his last residence.

I would be most grateful for any and all assistance!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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