From her granddaughter, Carol:
"Mame, whom I assume is Mary Hendy, had several siblings. A couple sisters lived in Chicago for awhile, but most returned to one of the family homes in Hornell. I don’t know much about them, but found them very generous and nice when I did see them. They were all strict Catholics. I went to Hornell to care for my mother when she had moved into that house to die."
Estimated birthdate. 1940 Census list her as 58. However, her husband was buried in Saint Anns Cemetery, Hornell, NY, based on his death certificate. There is a Mary F. Hendy also buried there, with birth listed as 1879, and death as 1969. I would put more credence in her the 1940 statement to the census than her children trying to figure out the year she was born. Plus, I haven't confirmed she it is her grave marker.
Certain middle initial was F. Not so certain it was for Frances - come from myheritage.com.
https://www.myheritage.com/names/mary_gilleran provides her birth year as 1879, of Michael and Mary Earle Gilleran and provided those details.
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
Mame is 19 degrees from Johnny Cash, 21 degrees from Patsy Cline, 26 degrees from Gordon Kirkpatrick, 35 degrees from Ruby Hunter, 29 degrees from Reg Lindsay, 22 degrees from Don Messer, 31 degrees from Charley Pride, 21 degrees from Hank Williams, 21 degrees from Tammy Richie and 21 degrees from Laura DeSpain on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.