Re: Wendelken Families
I'm first cousin to George Wendelken, the child actor and SeaBee (By the way written up and pictured in a book about the SeaBees called "Can Do".
First of all, to correct, his mother was Mary or Mae as we used to call her.Agnes was my mother, Agnes Marie Healy Phillips and sister to Mary.They were one of 12 children to Nicholas and Anna Martina Farrell Healy (She was an heiress to the "Blue Coal" family. Only eight survived, Nicholas Jr. Martin, Thomas, William, Mary, Catherine, Agnes and Helen.Former Mayor, Jimmy Walker was second cousin to your Grandmother.
Those eight had 40 children of their own. I think Mary had seven or eight.There were Charles, John, George, Gerard, Martin, Thomas and Mary (Mary was my baby sitter and still lives in Northern NJ with her husband Bob Nixon).
Have to run now.If you're curious ask further.I'll see if I can roust up any old photos.