Charrie Elizabeth Smith research assistance needed, please.

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This question is being asked on behalf of Carmen Benner-208.

Charrie Elizabeth Smith B May 25 1916 New York D Nov 27 1991.  Father John Smith (of course)

Married to John Franklin Bornheimer about 1934. John was born Jan 3 1913 D Apr 28 1988  They had nine children.

Charrie then left and Married Russel Blaisdell and had one child.  She is burried in Martville Cemetery, Sterling, New York.

She lived in Oswego, New York as a child, and lived the remaing part of her life in Richland, New York.

A younger brother, John Smith Jr (of course) was born around 1918.  


There may be a Ross Smith and Mabel Granger connected to  Charrie and John Smith Jr.... some sort of relation (contact Carmen for more details).


Additional info:  1930 census shows Charrie and John Smith living with a John Granger (b about 1855) and Libbie Granger (b about 1875) in Schroepell, Oswego, New York.

There is also information that Charrie and John Jr's. parents ran a nursing home in 1946, probably in New York as well.  (My two cents...since the kids were with possible grandparents in 1930, it is possible that their mother had died and that she may be a Granger and that the parents running the nursing home may be the father John Sr and a step mother????)

That is all the information that I have at the moment, and I have posted some links on Carmen's page as well.  If anyone can assist with this, that would be outstanding!  :)  Thanks!
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Carmen has additional info on her profile page that I am not able to copy and paste into this format.
What exactly is the question that goes with all these details please!?!
Carnen is trying to get information regarding the parents of Charrie and of course, hopefully go back from there.  Carmen sent me all the details and was having difficulty posting here in G2G so I put everything she sent (since it's a Smith :) in here.  It is a researh thing.  I thank you for your response!

Hello Chris, please be patient with me, this is new for me.  To make a long story short I am searching for the parents of:

Charrie Elizabeth Smith/Bornheimer/Blaisdell b.25 May 1916 d 27 November 1991 (and her brother) John Smith Jr. b 30 June 1918 d 23 April 1983

The parents may not of been married.  Both Charrie and John were born in Altmar and attended the Altmar schools.  John Jr had a dairy farm on Country Road 22 in Orwell, Oswego, New York.  I was told he lived accross the street from his dad.

I welcome any information on the family.


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This is a possibility?  In 1930 Cherry and John Smith are living with grandparents John and Libbie Granger.  (Maybe that's were Jr came in- after his grandfather?)

John Granger and Libby/Elizabeth Murray had several daughters.  Mabel married 1913, at age, 15 an Al Broderick..  Then she remarried in 1916 Ross Smith.  From the records of her siblings, John Granger, children etc. were all b. in aroung Altmar.  The parents names and locations  are on the various marriage records - too many to fit here.  In 1930 Ross A Smith living in Albion, divorced???   I am not familiar with all the local towns, but many of the records are within 10-30 miles of Altmar. 

Don't know if any of this helps. 

U S Census, 1930 Schroeppel, Oswego, NY

Citing this Record:"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (

Head  John Granger  M 75 NY (? His age compared to other census data)

Wife  Libbie Granger  F 55 NY

Granddau  Cherry Smith  F 14 NY

Grandson  John Smith  M 12 NY


New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935


Name: Rossie Smith

Residence Altmar

Marriage  18 Mar 1916 Sandy Creek NY

Age: 26 White

Birth  (Est) 1890 Altmar

Father Fred Smith

Mother ___    Towsely

Spouse Mable Granger

Age: 18 White

Birth (Est) 1898  Boylston

Father John Granger

Mother Elizabeth Mcarery

Reference ID: 4829

GS Film number: 872942

Digital Folder Number: 004266818

Image Number: 00210



Name: Eugene Granger

Age: 21 Birth  (Est) 1895  Altmar

Residence Lacona

Father  John Granger Birth Altmar

Mother Libbie Murray Oswego

Marriage  10 May 1916  Place Parish, NY  

Spouse: Lida Richardson

Age: 17  Birth (Est) 1899

Residence Parish

Father M. W. Sol Richardson Birth Oswego

Mother Miss Mary Spraner  Birth Oswego

Reference ID: page 382, 4957

GS Film number: 872942

Digital Folder Number: 004266818

Image Number: 00224


U S Census, 1910 Lorraine, Jefferson, NY

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (

Head  John Granger  M 50 NY

Wife  Elizabeth Granger  F 40 NY

Dau  Stella Granger  F 19 NY

Dau  Gladys Granger  F 0 NY

Dau  Mabel Granger  F 10 NY

Son  John E Granger  M 13 NY

Son  Edward Granger  M 9 NY


More children of John Granger and Libbie Murray: Mabel, Stella and Gladys (Mabel married Al Broderick at age 15, in 1913


U S Census, 1910 Albion, Oswego, NY

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (

Head  Fredrick A Smith  M 44 NY

Son  Ross A Smith  M 20 NY

Dau  Henrietta G Smith  F 16 NY

Dau  Harriet Smith  F 13 NY


U S Census, 1930 Albion, Oswego, NY

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (

Ross A Smith Divorced White Male Age 35

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (768k points)
selected by Carmen Benner
Thank you!  I had Ross and Mabel connected but because the family said they thought his name was John I dismissed it (well, sorta, I kept all the paperwork I had printed off) The information you supplied showing the marriage record helps me a lot in putting this all there also a book with births listed in it, like the marriage one?  Charrie was born May 1916, which means Mabel was already 9 months pregnant when her and Ross married.

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