I have a relative through marriage all we have is her name, date of death, where she is buried, no other information.

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in Genealogy Help by Sandi Hubbard G2G Crew (940 points)
Do you at least have a last name at birth? Can you post some information about her or a link to her husband's profile?
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Her name was Jessie Boyce, (stage name-Jessie Haynes) she was married to Benjamin Robertson Harney, 2nd wife.  They performed together in Vaudeville. She died in Phila. Pa., May 24, 1944.  What little information that is on the website cannot be vertified. No  birth date, no place of birth, no parents names, nothing was on her death certificate except is said "The Actors Fund" paid for the burial.  I contacted the Actors Fund a few years ago and never received a reply. She and Benjamin R. Harney are buried at Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware Cty. Phila., Pa.  I had her name engraved on the headstone a couple years ago. The cementary has no information on her.

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Check out her findagrave memorial or her billion graves memorial,you might come up with more information on her.
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
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If she is related through marriage, do you have her marriage certificate? That may give you some details such as her LNAB and her parents names or her fathers name at least...
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (927k points)
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US Census, 1930, Detroit, Ben R Harney and Mrs Ben R Harney, actors:

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7MG-JK9 : accessed 28 July 2020), Ben R Mrs Harney in household of James Penn, Detroit (Districts 0001-0250), Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 6, sheet 10A, line 37, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1031; FHL microfilm 2,340,766.

She was born in New York about 1878, but I don't know if that's the first or second Mrs Harney.

Widow Jessie Harney in Philadelphia, 1940, born New York 1871:

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQJJ-LX4 : 9 February 2020), Jessie Harney, Ward 47, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-2029C, sheet 3B, line 46, family 79, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3750.

Jessie Boyce, born 1871, Utica, Oneida, New York, 1875 Census, father Silas B Boyce:

"New York State Census, 1875," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNJS-GJK : 3 April 2020), Jessie Boyce in household of Silas B Boyce, Utica, Oneida, New York, United States; citing p. 49, line 23, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,435,185.

It might take some doing to connect her to Mrs Harney.

by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (631k points)
edited by Herbert Tardy
Thank you.  I'm looking up New York Census and the other two Census'.  

Again, thank you.

Sandi
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second wife "of mystery" (Jessie) to a man who made of himself "a mystery" is mentioned in passing  -- 

>Benjamin Robertson Harney 1871-1938

>Ben Harney - Wikipedia

>Benjamin Robertson “Ben” Harney (1872-1938) - Find A Grave Memorial

>Jessie Boyce Harney (Unknown-1944) - Find A Grave Memorial

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (489k points)
+3 votes
Jessie Boyce Harney died 24 May 1944 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Burial at Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Her husband, Benjamin Robertson Harney born 1872 buried 1938 at Fernwood Cemetery.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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