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Re: Albert Fogg--Camden, New Jersey--early 20th century
Posted by: David Harding (ID *****6509) Date: August 19, 2009 at 20:33:42
In Reply to: Re: Albert Fogg--Camden, New Jersey--early 20th century by Jerrilynn Eby of 915

The book has quite a few Elmiras (and Almiras), but almost all of them were born Foggs in Maine or New Hampshire. There is a William F. Fogg (son of Thomas and Catherine Fogg) born 1842/1843 in NJ. He married Elmira Boyd, b 1852/53 in NJ. In the 1880 census you can find them living in Philadelphia with their 10-year-old daughter, Mary, and Elmira's mother, Sarah Boyd. William is listed as a laborer.

The book I am consulting is 33 years old, and the compiler, Phyllis O. Whitten, has gathered much more data since then. You might want to contact her through her son to see whether she can help you with either of your leads.

You have probably done similar searches, but with my curiosity piqued, I type Elmira Fogg into They show in the 1910 US census an Elmira C. Fogg living in Camden, NJ. She is 57 years old, widowed, and keeper of a boarding house. That would make her birth year about 1853. Living with her is a granddaughter, Mary E. Britton, 20, single, working in a shoe factory. The household also includes one boarder, Arthur Nesbitt, 57.

In the 1900 US census, there is a listing in Camden for Emma C. Fogg, 47, widowed, a shoe operator. Living with her is a granddaughter, Mary E. Britton, 10, at school, and a boarder, Arthur Nesbeth, 47. That must be the same family unit. Living next door is a family of Brittons: William H, 31; Mary E., 29; Mabel, 6; and Gabriel, 2. Mary E. is said to be the mother of 5 children, 3 of them living. It certainly looks to me as though this is one extended family, though it doesn't sound much like your mining company president.

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