Part 719p – Smith Groh Genealogy – The Mystery of Brayton C. Placeway – 1930 US Census – Now Divorced

24 June 2012

Good Day,

And now we find a new component and the life and times of ggg-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway. I have chanced upon the 1930 US Census pages that enumerates both ggg-grandparents Brayton C. and Mary (née Seigel) Placeway. The two pages were recorded 17-19 April 1930 and 18 April 1930, respectively.

GGG-Grandfather Brayton C. is recorded in Cook County, Illinois. He is living at 1804 2D N. Clark. His occupation is listed as a "Machinist" with the "City Bus Transport Co." His marital status is recorded as “D”, Divorced.

GGG-Grandmother Mary is listed as working as an "Attendant" at the "Milwaukee County Asylum For Chronic Insane" in the town of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Her marital status is listed as “D”, Divorced.

All-things-being-equal we now have documentation noting that ggg-grandfather Brayton C. was divorced from his first and second wives, Johanna (née Plischke) and ggg-grandmother Mary (née Seigel).

My next door to open is to find the 1930 US Census pages recording ggg-grandparents Brayton C. and Mary (née Seigel)'s two children, gg-grandmother Edith and gg-granduncle Robert Placeway.

The top inserted image is graphic of the Milwaukee County Insane Asylum where ggg-grandmother Mary worked as an Attendant in April 1930. The other image is a circa 1935 photograph of a electric trolley bus that may have belonged to the City Bus Transport Co. where ggg-grandfather Brayton was employed as a Machinist.

Stay tuned for the continued search of The Mystery of Brayton C. Placeway.




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