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How might I confirm if this is or isn't my Frank Bartlett?

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Re: How might I confirm if this is or isn't my Frank Bartlett?

Posted: 1356530647000
Classification: Query
>>On the "Marriage Return" document from his marriage to my great-granmother in 1908, however, his father is listed as Jessie Comstock and mother as Emma J Bartlett.<<

This is primary data (unlike data on death cert, which is secondary data). Frank Barlett stated his parentage for the marriage, but wasn't the informant of the data on his death cert.

The 1910 Census for your Frank Bartlett cites a previous marriage. You want to fill in the blanks of his life prior to his second marriage in 1908.

Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 []

groom's name: Frank Bartlett
groom's age: 21 years
groom's birth date: 1879
groom's birthplace: Michigan [document indicates Livingston County, Michigan]
[current residence: Burton,[Genesee] Michigan]

bride's name: Minnie Bartlett [Hack]
bride's age: 21 years
bride's birth date: 1879
bride's birthplace: Michigan

marriage date: 07 Jun 1900
marriage place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan

groom's father: Jesse Comstock
groom's mother: Emma J. Bartlett
bride's father: George Hack
bride's mother: Not Given

[document indicates both parties had one previous marriage, this may or many not be true]
film number: 2342515
digital folder number: 4208648
image number: 545
reference number: v 2 p 16 rn 4686


1900 United States Federal Census [enumerated 21& 22 Jun, source and transcription,]

Name: Frank Bartlett
Age: 25
Birth Date: Mar 1875 [month is garbled in original doc]
Birthplace: Canada [Canada English]
Home in 1900: Burton, Genesee, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1898
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Minne Bartlett
Marriage Year: 1899
Years Married: 1
Father's Birthplace: Canada English
Mother's Birthplace: Canada, England

Household Members:
Name Age
Frank Bartlett 25
Minne Bartlett 20
Clarence Day 19

This appears to be a census for him, but more evidence is needed to conclude it is. The place of birth for Frank Bartlett differs radically from data in the marriage doc and birth of the daughter, see below.


Michigan, Births, 1867-1902 []

name: Emma J. M. Bartlet
birth date: 18 May 1901
birthplace: Flint, Washtenaw, Michigan
gender: Female

father's name: Frank Bartlet
father's birthplace: Brighton Township, Michigan [Livingston County]

mother's name: Minnie Hack
mother's birthplace: Lodi

film number: 2363035
digital folder number: 4208770
image number: 1412
reference number: item 2 p 367 rn 640


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