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Hattie May Raymond (b. 26 Apr 1876, d. date unknown)Hattie May Raymond (daughter of John Mulford Raymond and Marguerite May Saunders)558 was born 26 Apr 1876 in White Pigeon, St. Joseph, Michigan559, 560, 561, and died date unknown in ?.She married Benjamin Hoye Atwell on 1897 in Chicago?, Cook?, Illinois?562, son of Marshall Burton Atwell and Julia Estella Hoye.
Notes for Hattie May Raymond:
In the 1920 Census, Hattie M. Atwell of Michigan was living at 131 East 35th Street in Chicago (along with two other families) but Ben H. Atwell is not listed. She said she was 40 years old (making her birth year 1879, not 1876).She is also listed as "Wd" for Widow, but we know that her husband, Ben H. Atwell, didn't die until 1951.
According to John William Atwell (my father): Ben never bothered to divorce his wife.When Ben died in 1951, Hattie reportedly "got it all" (i.e Ben's estate went to Hattie).
But I haven't been able to find any documentation about Hattie May past the 1920 Census -- neither under Atwell nor under Raymond.If what my father reported is true, Hattie must have lived past 1951, which means she lived past 75 years old, never divorced in all that time, and was still legally married to Ben in 1951.There is no evidence of this.But it is an absolute fact the Ben Atwell died in 1951.
According to John William Atwell: John William's father, John Hoye Atwell, told John William he used to visit Ben in the hospital after he went into a coma.John Hoye would shave his brother Ben every day until he died.It is unknown which hospital, or what caused the coma.
More About Hattie May Raymond and Benjamin Hoye Atwell:
Marriage: 1897, Chicago?, Cook?, Illinois?.562