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Mrs Blodwen R. Cooper (known as Mae) - possibly Detroit area

Mrs Blodwen R. Cooper (known as Mae) - possibly Detroit area

Posted: 1563085061000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1563085319000
Surnames: Cooper Harris Long
I realise that this is a very long shot, but maybe someone knows the answer!

My grandfather, who was born in 1895, used to correspond with a relative whose name, I think, was Mrs Blodwen R. Cooper, though she was known as Mae. She would have been born sometime around the turn of the twentieth century, and I believe she lived in or near to Detroit. After my grandfather’s death in 1967, the correspondence was taken up by my late mother and, during the 1980s, I met Mae when she visited the UK. She referred to my grandfather as “Cousin George” but, unfortunately, I did not ask her where she fitted into the family tree.

My grandfather’s surname was HARRIS, and his mother’s maiden name was LONG. He was born in Cardiff, South Wales, but also had family connections with Swansea and Bristol. From what Mae told me, I understood that her parents had emigrated to the US from South Wales, but I don’t know whether this was before or after her birth.

Having now developed quite a large family tree, it is frustrating not knowing where Mae fits in. Do these details ring bells with anyone?

Thanks for reading,
Cardiff, South Wales, UK

Re: Mrs Blodwen R. Cooper (known as Mae) - possibly Detroit area

Posted: 1563111340000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1563111978000
Surnames: Rogers, McKennel, Cooper

Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
Name: Blodwyn M Rogers
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1895
Birth Place: Dollar Bay, Michigan
Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1918
Marriage Place: Laurium, Houghton, Michigan, USA
Residence Place: Dollar Bay, Michigan
Father: John Rogers
Mother: Mary McKennel
Spouse: James B Cooper
Record Number: 57

Her grave, I believe:

1910 US Census:

Name: Blodwin May Rogers
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1910
Event Place: Osceola, Houghton, Michigan, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1895
Birthplace: Michigan
Father's Birthplace: Wales
Mother's Birthplace: Wales
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 1

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
John Rogers Head M 59 Wales
Mary Rogers Wife F 52 Wales
Blodwin May Rogers Daughter F 15 Michigan
Brenley R Rogers Son M 14 Michigan
Beatrice Rogers Daughter F 13 Michigan
Amy Gladys Rogers Daughter F 11 Michigan
Henrietta Rogers Otto Daughter F 25 Wales
Thelma Hope Otto Granddaughter F 6 Michigan

District: ED 129
Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
Household ID: 1
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T624
Affiliate Film Number: 647
GS Film Number: 1374660
Digital Folder Number: 004972478
Image Number: 00801

She is in this tree with parents, siblings:

Re: Mrs Blodwen R. Cooper (known as Mae) - possibly Detroit area

Posted: 1563199956000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKennell Rogers Cooper
Thank you. You have just knocked a very big hole in one of my long-standing brick walls. May’s mother, Mary McKennell was the sister of my grandfather’s grandmother, so I can now see that May was his first cousin once removed. I think there are some minor errors in the tree you referenced but much of its information about the Welsh end of the family matches my own research. So I now have a direction to move forward with this branch of the family. Once again, thank you very much.

Re: Mrs Blodwen R. Cooper (known as Mae) - possibly Detroit area

Posted: 1563208904000
Classification: Query
You're very welcome! Glad to help!

I also looked for an obituary for Blodwyn, but did not find one.
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