Looking for ancestor information on "Mary Emma Monroe" (Monroe-923), Married Arthur Swett Sr.

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Mary E. Monroe is my grandmother. She was born in 1869 in Chicago, and Died in 4/27/1904 during childbirth, I believe. She was marred to Arthur H. Swett (Swett-145). I am looking for information on her ancestors as I know nothing about her parents. Thanks for any help!
WikiTree profile: Mary Swett
in Genealogy Help by Jeffrey Swett G2G2 (2.0k points)

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According to the 1900 census, she was born January of 1869 and her father was born in Wisconsin, and her mother was born in Illinois.[1] By 1910, her husband is living as a lodger in another person's home and is widowed.[2] This, so far, fits the information you've given. Unfortunately,  she doesn't seem to exist in the census beforehand. That or I'm failing to find her. But I gave it an hour. It's not perfect, and it's not the best answer (AKA don't select this as best answer), but it's what I've got, given that your grandmother's page currently lacks sources. You can add these at least.


  1. 1900 US Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 285; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0986; FHL microfilm: 1240285
  2. 1910 US Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 7, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_247; Page: 1A; Enumeration District:0387; FHL microfilm: 1374260
  3. Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916. Illinois State Archive. http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp
  4. Illinois, Cook County Deaths 1878–1922. Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Illinois Department of Public Health. “Birth and Death Records, 1916–present." Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.
by G. Borrero G2G6 Pilot (107k points)

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