Thank you for being a friend - Connecting the Golden Girls

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Another fun idea - Connecting the Golden Girls to the worldwide tree.

Here are their profiles:

Bea Arthur

Rue McClanahan

Estelle Getty

Betty White - already connected :)

asked in The Tree House by Ron Norman G2G6 Mach 3 (39.4k points)

Rue McClanahan was married six times per her obit

Tom Bish (they had a son, Mark)

Norman Hartweg

Peter D'Maio

Gus Fisher

Tom Keel

Morrow Wilson

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Since it's project-protected, I can't add any information. So. Here's some information on Bea Arthur's parents...

Bea Arthur's father is Philip Frankel. He was born between 1884 and 1887 in Poland. He immigrated to the US around 1902. He married his wife, Bea's mother, Rebecca Pressner, on 26 May 1921.

Bea's mother, Rebecca Pressner, was born April 1, 1895 in Austria. She was brought to the US with her parents aboard the ship Prussia, departing Hamburg, Germany on April 25, 1895 and arriving in New York on May 4, 1895. She was the daughter of Israel Pressner and Hannah "Annie" (?) Pressner. Her father petitioned for naturalization for the group on 19 Jan 1914, and on said petition his place of birth is listed as Galicia, Austria.

  • 1930 census: "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7D6-96W : accessed 8 January 2017), Philip Frankel, Bronx (Districts 1-250), Bronx, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 171, sheet 12A, line 9, family 3, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1468; FHL microfilm 2,341,203.
  • 1940 census: "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7FW-4JX : accessed 8 January 2017), Philip Frankel, Ward 1, Cambridge, Election District 7, Dorchester, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 10-11, sheet 19B, line 49, family 444, 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 1547.
  • Marriage record: Index to New York City Marriages, 1866-1937. Indices prepared by the Italian Genealogical Group and the German Genealogy Group, and used with permission of the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives. Certificate 2940.
  • Bea's Mother's 1900 census: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSJ1-G5G : accessed 8 January 2017), Rebecca Pressner in household of Israel Pressner, Borough of Manhattan, Election District 1 New York City Ward 8, New York County, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 166, sheet 15B, family 262, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,088.
  • Bea's Mother's 1920 census: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJP7-Z2L : accessed 8 January 2017), Rehbecca Pressner in household of Israel Pressner, Bronx Assembly District 5, Bronx, New York, United States; citing ED 276, sheet 18B, line 76, family 346, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1137; FHL microfilm 1,821,137.
  • Bea's Mother's and Maternal Grandparents' Naturalization Petition: Petitions for Naturalization From the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1897-1944. NARA Microfilm Publication M1972, 1457 rolls. Records of District Courts of the United States, Record Group 21. The National Archives at Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Petition Number: 14146.
answered by G. Borrero G2G6 Mach 8 (80.6k points)
Thanks G. I made profiles for her parents as well as other relatives as I followed your leads. :)
Bea's two husbands have been added - both are notables and both deceased. They had no natural children between them. She and Gene did adopt two children, but we won't be able to make any genetic connections through them.

So her connections will have to either run through parents (not sure how lucky we'll be with Poland, but we can see), her siblings, or her husbands and their families.

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