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William Nicholas Lynn (1888-1955), Detroit, MI
Posted by: John Schneider (ID *****9454) Date: January 29, 2012 at 08:47:42
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I'm looking to fill out information for my mom, Audrey (Lynn) Schneider's, family tree.

Here is what I have so far:

Audrey Katherine Lynn, daughter of William Nicholas Lynn (12/27/1888 - 1/19/1955) and Catherine Clare McCabe (1890 -- 1954, buried 9/8/1954). William and Catherine were married when he was 24 years old and she was 22 years of age. Catherine died in 1954, from diabetes, William died 4 months later from prostate cancer in 1955, before his son, James J., celebrated his first Mass (on June 3, 1956) after ordination (June 2, 1956) from St. John's Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan. They are buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Detroit, section 3, lot #37, grave 11 and 12.

The 1930 Federal Census of Wayne County, Detroit, Michigan, William and Catherine, 40 years of age and 39 respectively, rented a house for $65.00/ month on Twelfth Street, Detroit, with their first two children, Paul, 14 years, and Audrey, 4 years (James not yet born). They had moved from Pennsylvania, and were married at the ages of 24 and 23 respectively. William was currently a wage earner as an electrician for a Realty Company.

Audrey's grandparents: William and Margaret Lynn. According to the 1900 census of Luzerne County, West Pittston Township, Pennsylvania, they were 33 years and 32 years of age respectively. This would make their year of birth c. 1866/67 and 1868/69 respectively. The census taker erred when he wrote the year of their births as 1877 and 1878 as that would have made their firstborn son, William, Audrey's father, who is stated as 11 year of age, born when his parents were 11 and 10 years old. The date should have been written c. 1867/66 and 1868.

The 1900 Census also details Audrey's grandfather's family: William N., firstborn, 11 years old, followed by Blanch, Margaret, and Edward, listed as 6 years, 2 years, and 8 months of age. William's father and mother were born in Ireland, and Margaret's father and mother were born in Ireland and Scotland respectively. William Lynn was a brakeman for the railroad.

Audrey's great-grandparents: Nicholas Lynn and wife Mary are found on the 1870 Census, Plymouth Township, Luzerene County of Pennsylvania, age 35 and 38 respectively (thus born about 1835 and 1832). Children are listed as Anna, 16 years of age, James, 12, Mary 11, Richard, 8, John, 7, William, 4, and Patrick, 1 year old. Both Nicholas and Mary list Ireland as their place of birth.

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