Back in June, 1934, the following Obituary appeared in the Westfield Leader (New Jersey) "C.W. Bell Dies Of Heart Attack Charles Waldemar Bell, 45, of 288 Seneca Place, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday afternoon while walking along a street in Brooklyn.He waa taken to a drug store but expired before the arrival of a physician, who had been summoned. Mr. Bell was born in Florida and had lived in Westfield for the past five years.For ten years, be was southern district manager of the Eletric Storage Battery Company, in Atlanta, GA.Mr. Bell wae a member of the Piedmont Lodge, No. 447, F & AM, in Georgia. Besides his widow, Mrs. Edith M. Bell, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Edith Carter Bell, living at home and a sister, Mrs. M. C. Lodge, now of San Francisco, formerly of Westfield." Elsewhere the sister is mentioned as May BELL-RANSKE (her maiden surname, RANSKE from her mother, BELL from her father).She appears in the 1901 Census of England & Wales as Mary K. BELL, born 1889 at Reading, Berkshire, residing with her parents Charles E. and Jutta C BELL & brother Charles W. BELL, aged 6, at 7 Bulmershe Road, St Giles, Reading, Berkshire, England. [The birth of a Mary Katharine Bell was registered 2nd Qtr 1888 at Wokingham, Berkshire, this town being about 15 miles from Reading, and this may well have been her.]
Can anyone help me find out what happened to Mrs M. C. Lodge, who was my first cousin twice removed ??I am totally ignorant about genealogical research in the San Francisco Area, and living in France, find this rather difficult!