Mary Jesse Geller

Full name : Mary Jesse Geller
Alternate spellings, aliases :  Mary J., Mary Jessie

Parents :
Father : George W. Geller
Mother : Kate Lewis

Date of Birth : 17 October 1871
Place of Birth : Ohio
note : could have been born in Belmont County, near Irondale, Jefferson County, or Kirksville, Shelby County, Ohio.

Vitals stats :
Gender : Female
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Spouse1 : 
Name : Jacob Arthur Parfitt
Born : November 1864, England
Date of Marriage : 15 May 1889
Place of Marriage : possibly St. Louis, Missouri (but unknown)
Died : unknown
notes : Divorced.

In the Court of Common Pleas of __ County.
Jacob Parfitt versus Mary J. Parfitt } Libel in Divorce.
To the Honorable the Judges of the Said Court : The Petition and Libel of Jacob A. Parfitt respectfully showeth : - That your petitioner, on the fifteenth day of May, 1889 was lawfully joined in marriage with Mary J. Geller and from that time until the 24th day of Feby 1900 lived and cohabitated with her the said Mary J. Parfitt nee Geller and hath in all respects demeaned himself as a kind and affectionate Husband. And although by the laws of God, as well as by their mutual vows plighted to each other, they were reciprocally bound to that constancy and uniform regard which ought to be inseparable from the marriage state; yet so it is.  That the said Mary J. Parfitt in Violation of said Laws and her Vows aforesaid has committed adultery with one A. B. Robinson who resides in the City of McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa. And other persons to your petitioner unknown.  And also, That a decree of this court may be given for a separation from the Bonds of Matrimony aforesaid as of the same had never been contracted.  And he will ever pray, &c. (signed) Jacob A. Parfitt.
Allegheny County SS : The said Jacob A. Parfitt being duly sworn according to law, saith, That the statement of facts contained in the above petition, or libel, is true, to the best of his knowledge or belief; and that the said complaint is not made out of levity or by collusion between him and Mary J. Parfitt, for the mere purpose of being freed and separated from each other, but in sincerity and truth, for the causes mentioned in the said petition or libel.  Sworn and subscribed before me, the 10th day pf March 1900. (signed) Jas Von Masters, Alderman & ex officio Justice of the Peace   (signed) Jacob A. Parfitt
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In the Court of Common Pleas No 3 of Allegheny County.
Jacob Parfitt vs. Mary J. Parfitt } No. 307 May Term, 1900.  IN DIVORCE.
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Spouse2 :
Name : Albert B. Robinson
Date of Marriage : unknown
Place of Marriage : presumed Mahoning County, Ohio or St. Louis, Missouri
Died : Found dead, ‘…in a gutter…’, likely from too much drink.

Date of Death : 1934
Place of Death : 
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urial Information : 

Occupation : wife; mother; Nurse at St. Louis City Hospital

Property, residence :

1910 Federal Census.  City of St. Louis, Ward 2, St. Louis County, Missouri
Street, Dwelling/Family, Name, Relation, Sex, Race, Age, Marital Status, Born, Father Born , Mother Born, Nat. Lang., Profession, Business, r/w, remarks
3310 9th St, 76/112, Albert B. Robinson, Head, renter, Male, White, 38, 2nd Marriage 8 years, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Eng, Tanner, Hide House
3310 9th St, 76/112, Mary J. Robinson, Wife, Female, White, 38, 2nd Marriage 8 years mother of 4/4, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, English
3310 9th St, 76/112, Enza B. Parfitt, Stepdaughter, Female, White, 20, Single, Ohio, England, Ohio, English
3310 9th St, 76/112, Effie H. Parfitt, Stepdaughter, Female, White, 16, Single, Missouri, England, Ohio, English

1920 Federal Census.  City of St. Louis, Ward 8, Missouri
Street, Dwelling/Family, Name, Relation, Tenure, Sex, Color, Age, Marital Status, School/Read/Write, Born, Father Born , Mother Born, Spk Eng, Occupation
St. Louis City Hospital, 1515 Lafayette, 1/1, (97) Mary J. Robinson, Female, White, 48, Widowed, n/y/y, West Virginia, Ohio, Ohio, Attendant, Hospital

Family :

Daughter : Enza Berniece Parfitt
Date of Birth : before 1893
Place of Birth : St. Louis, Missouri or West Virginia 
Married : Henry Carr (Rumanian immigrant & World War 1 vet)
Died :
Notes : see 1930 Federal Census

Son : Earl Arthur Parfitt
Date of Birth : before 1893 (April 1893?)
Place of Birth :  St. Louis, Missouri or West Virginia 
Married : Sadie (?) 
Died :

Daughter : Effie Hazel Parfitt
Date of Birth : 4 March 1893 (May 1892?)
Place of Birth : St. Louis, Missouri or West Virginia 
Married : (1) Michael Joseph Skelly, (2) Peter Cease
Died : 28 February 1973

Son : Edwin (Edward) Booth Parfitt
Date of Birth :  May 1895?
Place of Birth : St. Louis , Missouri or West Virginia
Married : Louise (?)
Died : Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Note : Veteran of the Great War 1917-1918, 80th Division.


Sources :

1900 Federal Census for McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Enum Dist 430, sheet 19.  T623 Roll1363. National Archives and Records Administration.  Washington, DC.

 

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