Person:Mabelle Gordon (1)

Watchers
m. abt 1888
  1. Elsie Harrison Gordon1889 -
  2. Mabelle Irene Gordon1890 -
  3. William Henry Gordon1893 - 1916
  4. Chester Hilbert GordonAbt 1895 -
  5. Howard GordonAbt 1896 -
  6. Helen Louise Gordon1898 - 1981
  7. Dorothy Hovey Gordon1908 -
m. 19 Apr 1910
  1. Robert Donald Olmstead, twin1911 - 1997
  2. Irene May Olmstead, twin1911 - 1983
  3. Everett Gordon Olmstead1912 - 1973
Facts and Events
Name[1] Mabelle Irene Gordon
Alt Name Donna
Gender Female
Birth? 09 Sep 1890 New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Census[2] 1900 Bronx, Bronx, New York, United Statesage 10 - lives with parents
Census[3] 1910 Bronx, Bronx, New York, United Statesage 20 - single, Saleslady of Children's clothes, lives with parents,
Marriage 19 Apr 1910 Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States[1st wife]
to Robert Olmstead
Census[4] 1920 [see possible match]
Census[5] 1930 Where Is Mabelle?
Census[6] 1940 Manhattan, New York, New York, United Statesage 50 - lives with sister Helen ; no occupation
Divorce 18 Apr 1947 Bronx, New York, United Statesfrom Robert Olmstead
Death? Westchester, New York, United States

Research Notes

  • Mabelle's parents are sourced on her marriage record 1
  • Mabelle was known as "Donna" to her family and friends.
  • Family members do not know what ever became of Mabelle after the birth of her third child Everett, in 1912. Family stories were that she was ill and could not look after her children and that is why they were raised by their paternal grandmother, Louisa.
  • Possible record match: 1920 census where a "single" "Mabelle Olmstead" is boarding with the Himmelsbach family in Queens and working as a Sales Lady 4
  • Location in 1930 is unknown
  • 1940 census lists her living in an apartment in Manhattan with her divorced sister Helen who is working as a beautician. Mabelle is listed as married with no occupation.
  • 1947 - Mabelle and Robert Olmstead are officially divorced in Bronx county court.
  • Note: she is NOT the "Mabelle Olmstead" who died Jul 1968 in Rye, Westchester, NY. That Mabelle was the wife of Edmund Olmstead.
References
  1. Mabelle Irene Gordon, in New York, United States. New York Marriages, 1686-1980. (FamilySearch Record Search).

    bride's name: Mabelle Irene Gordon
    bride's father's name: Wm. E. Gordon
    bride's mother's name: Mary Hine
    indexing project (batch) number: M01170-0
    system origin: New_York-ODM
    source film number: 1940312

  2. United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623).

    Year: 1900; Census Place: Bronx, New York, New York; Roll: T623; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 997.
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    Name: Mabel Gordon Age: 9 Birth Date: Sep 1890 Birthplace: Connecticut Home in 1900: Bronx, New York, New York Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Daughter Marital Status: Single Father's Name: William Gordon Father's Birthplace: Connecticut Mother's name: Mary Gordon Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut

  3. United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624).

    Year: 1910; Census Place: Bronx Assembly District 32, New York, New York; Roll: T624_997; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 1437; Image: 313; FHL Number: 1375010.
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    Name: Mabel Gordon Age in 1910: 19 Birth Year: 1891 Birthplace: Connecticut Home in 1910: Bronx Assembly District 32, New York, New York Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Daughter Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: Connecticut Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut

  4. POSSIBLE MATCH - for review, in 1920 census.

    Year: 1920; Census Place: Queens Assembly District 3, Queens, New York; Roll: T625_1231; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 799
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    Mabel Olmstead, age 25 [b 1895], NY, single boarder, Sales Lady in Betrel Dept Store, boarding in the home of Albert and Alice Himmelsbach on 19th street in Queens

  5. 1930 census.
  6. United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).
  7.   9K2H-T3H , in FamilySearch Family Tree
    [includes sources].