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PHOTOGRAPH INFORMATION

NAME(S): Mary (Shire) Thums & Maggie (Shire) Blair
PHOTOGRAPH: # 176
OTHER INFO: None
PHOTOGRAPHER: Fenwick, Bloomington, Illinois
CARD SIZE: 10.75 cm x 16.75 cm
WHERE PURCHASED: Bloomington, Illinois
WHEN PURCHESED: Not Recorded



NOTE: This one was very difficult. First, I can find nothing to tie these two girls together.
           I would assume that since they are photographed together that they are
           probably sisters but can find nothing to prove this. Second, I believe the person
           who wrote Mary's married name probably got it wrong as there is no record of
           a Mary Shire married to a Thum/Thums. There is however a record of a Mary
           Shire's marriage to a John Tuhn which is similar and which I believe after
           research is correct, (but I have been wrong before). I have listed this Mary Shire
           to the right.
           Third, and strangest is Margaret Agnes "Maggie" Shire. Her obituary states her
           parents were Peter and Lena (Baker)
Schiron and that she was married to
           George Phillip Blair. The marriage record for George Blair in McLean County,
           Illinois states he married a Margaret Shire. I find absolutely no
Schiron's in any
           census records for the entire state of Illinois. There is a Mark
Schiron with a
           WWII draft registration and SS Application that state he was born in 1878 in
           McLean County, Illinois but that is it. It is as if the family (or at least the children
           changed their last name for some reason. And as for Peter and Lena, Margaret's
           supposed parents, I can find absolutely no record of them anywhere.
           So what you see to the right is the best I can find.


RESEARCHED INFORMATION

Possibly: Mary Shire

Born: May 10, 1875, Cooksville, McLean County, Illinois
Died: April 19, 1935, Jefferson, Greene
County, Iowa
Father:
Mother:
Married: John Tuhn
Children: Henry T., Velda, Martha, Violet, Marie, Fern, & Alvin Vernon


Possibly: Margaret Agnes "Maggie" Shire

Born: April 15, 1882, Cooksville, McLean County, Illinois
Died: June 20, 1944, Wood County, Ohio
Father: Peter Shire
Mother: Lena Baker
Married: George Phillip Blair, April 27, 1898,
McLean County, Illinois
Children Ivan George, Viola Mary, & Edna Mae


SOURCES

1900 Census Blue Mound Township, McLean County, Illinois (Maggie)
1910 Census Blue Mound
Township, McLean County, Illinois (Mary)
1910 Census Jackson Township, Paulding County, Ohio (Maggie)
1920 Census Hardin Township, Greene County, Iowa (Mary)
1920 Census Center Township, Wood County, Ohio (Maggie)
1925 State Census Hardin Township, Greene County, Iowa (Mary)
1930 Census Scranton
Township, Greene County, Iowa (Mary)
1930 Census Center Township, Wood County, Ohio (Maggie)
1940 Census Portage
Township, Wood County, Ohio (Maggie)
Illinois, Marriage Index (Maggie)
Ohio, Deaths
(Maggie)
Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index (Maggie)
FindAGrave.com (Mary)
FindAGrave.com (Maggie)
RosenthalMasterFamilyTree on Ancestry.com