Re: New York, 1950's
I believe my line of Acton's was in New York in or around the 1950's.My mother was Betty Mae Acton who married John "Howard" Stephen Bone.Her parents and brothers & sister I beleive would have been living in or near Olean, New York around that time.I am 44 years old (born in 1961) and was raised by an Aunt in Indiana .I just recently discovered I had a biologigal sister born in 1948 in Olean, New York who was adopted when she was three days old.My grandparents were Stephen "Karel" Acton and his wife Phoebe Mariah Baxter Acton.They can be located in 1920 in the Ellis Island passenger records.They arrived on board the "Celtic" in October of 1920, having departed from Bulwhich - Liverpool (believe it should read Dulwhich) England and appears to have been going to Phoebe's father's residence. (Mr. George Baxter) 929 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY. Also on board the Celtic were Phoebe's mother Fanny Baxter (age 60) and sister Barbara (age 19).(Phoebe was 29 and Karel was 25).I believe that my mother's family lived in New York for some years.They moved to Florida but I am not sure yet just when that happened.I do know that Betty had a sister named Joyce who married a Slocam and two brothers... one named Stephen and one named William.One of the two moved to Ohio and the other continued to reside in New York.I have conflicting information on Karel's parents.Handwritten notes from a relative indicate his father's address as Mr. Acton 76 Glengarry Rd. East Bulwich, England,but also state that he was born in Chicago, IL and he worked as an engineer.I also have been forwarded information from a 1901 census record in England showing a William (40) & Susan (41) Acton with children Osmond(8), Martha(7), Karel(5), Elrad(4) & Elnah(1).William was listed of Priest of the New church.Elnah is shown Essex, Colchester, Essex, Colchester-- all the other children and Susan are shown United States, Essex, Colchester, and William is shown Cheschire, Chester, Essex,Colchester Priest of the New Church.I hope we can find a mutual link.I have never known a lot about my family since I lived in Indiana and was later adopted by an Aunt.I do have another younger brother and sister as well. My brother lived in Indiana with me for a number of years.Our younger sister Susan lived in Florida with our mother and Grandpa Karel Acton.I hope this information is enough that we can findacommon link.