I am looking for parents of Jay Hurst from PA, b about 1876 d about 1915 married to Annie Lynch with daughter Amelia

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My grandmother was Amelia Hurst, daughter of Jay Hurst, but she was adopted by her stepfather, Benjamin Walter Ruth, who was Annie Lynch's second husband.

I assume that Jay Hurst had passed away because he disappeared from the census after 1910, but I am not 100% sure that he died around that time. He lived in Wilkesbarre, PA at the time of  the 1910 census. It is possible that Annie and Jay divorced, although I really do not think so. He could have been killed in WWI, so his death would be in 1917 or 1918 since this was the period when the U.S was part of the war.

 

I have never been able to find any information about his family, so I appreciate any help!
in Genealogy Help by Pamela Kelley G2G Rookie (220 points)

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You may want to try this link. I have used it with great success:

http://www.portal.health.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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It looks like Jay Hurst was re-married and working for Thomas Edison.

 

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZJX-P9Y : accessed 25 December 2015), Jay Alvin Hurst, 1917-1918; citing Gloucester County no 1, New Jersey, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,712,105.

 

I am going to create profiles for this family

by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
I appreciate your a answer, and I came to a similar conclusion earlier this year because the census and military records support that Jay moved to NJ and remarried a lady named Caroline (not sure if that is 100%), He worked as an electrician all of his adult life. My grandmother, his daughter, had led my mother to believe that he had died. Her mother remarried before 1920, so his hypothetical death would have been between 1910 and 1920. Nope- hush, hush divorce I guess! Thanks again! Happy Holidays!

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