Thanks for getting in touch with me. This is great information to have, as we know very little. My great-grandmother apparently would never tell my grandfather who his true biological father was. We were never sure of the marriage dates either. From what I understand, the birthdate circa 1878 is correct. I actually recently was contacted by a cousin in the Phillipines who is looking into more information on Aurora for me. Apparently someone over there kept pretty meticulous records, so I may be able to find out more information. What is know is this: My grandfather, Andrew Xerez Mahy, was born in Yokohama, Japan on November 30, 1907. I am not sure of the actual name on his birth certificate. He emigrated to the US in 1912 with my great-grandmother and lived in Compton, CA. They are listed as living there in the 1920 census, and she is listed as Aurora Mahy, living with Charles Mahy and my grandfather. In the 1930 census, she is listed as Aurora Amazeen, and is living in San Francisco, CA with my grandfather (my granfather graduated from Stanford in 1929 with an economics degree, right before the stockmarket crashed). He then went on to study theology, starting at Harvard's Divinity School, and finishing up at the Meadville-Lombard Theology School (now part of the University of Chicago). He married my grandmother, Helen Hoag Mahy in 1938. My father, Tyler Xerez Mahy, was born January 7, 1941 in Augusta, Maine. My uncle, Richard Lory Mahy, was born May 1945 on Long Island. My uncle passed away in 1996.
My grandparents moved around a lot, as my grandfather was a Unitarian Minister. He also worked as a bookkeeper. They moved their family to St. Petersburg, FL, after John Amazeen died, so that they would be close to my great-grandmother. It is my understanding that John and Aurora were living together at this time. My great-grandmother is buried somewhere in St. Petersburg, but we are not sure where; I am looking into this as well. My father was away at college when this happened.
Again, thank you for all of the information. Where did you find it? Are we possibly related?
P.S. - Where did you find the marriage record for Aurora?
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