After reading the 1910 census, the 1900 makes no sense....I thought the 2 girls were twins, and also doesn't match tombstone.
1900 Allegheny Co PA HARTWELL Sadie 40 b 6-59 PA PA PA; widowed; 2ch/2surviving Frankie 21 b 11-78 PA IL PA; dau; actress SILVINI Effie 18 b 11-71 PA IL PA: dau; actress; m 1y William 26 b 10-73 Australia; actor
WWI Draft Reg, NYC 9-1918 William George POTTER b 8-10-1874 Australia theatrical performer at the Palace Theatre Nearest rel: Mrs Effie V POTTER mediun height/build; blue eyes/dk hair
Altho age is off I believe it is he 1930 Manhattan, married to Marion 37 b England
These 2 sure tell tall tales.On a trip home from Eng. 1914 Wm says he was naturalized 9-1890 Pittsburgh; Effie says she was b 11-22-1886.The only other explanation...2 Wm Geo born same mo/day, but different yrs, both actors
Petition for Naturalization, NY6-21-1924 William George POTTER, actor,b 8-10-1878 Collingswood, Australia; emi to US from Vancouver BC arriving San Francisco 7-27-1898.Has resided in NY since 1905; wife Marion b 12-2-1893 England. 2 fellow actors signed affidavits....Charles MAUSSNER & Christopher CORNELL.
Don't know what became of Edith....she wasn't with them on the ship.What did they do with her when they went away to perform?