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Re: Emma Jane Simpers Rupert from Md. and Pa.
Posted by: Mary Lapp (ID *****4378) Date: June 07, 2008 at 11:41:37
In Reply to: Emma Jane Simpers Rupert from Md. and Pa. by Mary Lapp of 62

Update Because of the generosity of a Md. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness person, I have some new info on my Grandmother, Emma. Apparently, her middle name is not Jane. Her marriage record, listed her as Emma "S" Simpers,and her Birth Record for her younger Son, Howard, listed her as Emma "E" Simpers. I was thrilled to learn her marriage date to Grandfather George L. Rupert, was on July 11th,1925, in Cecil County, Md. Both SHE and my Grandfather were listed as widowed, which might explain the Handwork " maiden" name on my Dad's Birth Certificate, instead of Simpers, the logical maiden name. Due to a family tragedy, which happened in 1901, which I have received newspaper reports on microfilm, I still question whether the Handwork name, which is indeed on my Dad's original Birth Certificate, which I got copies of, can be attributed to a previous marriage. I think it was possible Emma could have been in foster care after the tragedy, hence the name, Handwork. So, while I have much info on Emma, the mystery of the name on the Birth Certificate continues to elude me. Perhaps the attending physician at my Dad's birth just recorded it incorrectly. I am also working with a Handwork descendant on this issue.


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