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Starr Hickey

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Starr A. Hickey aka Malone
Born 1940s.
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Daughter of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 14 Feb 2020 | Created 10 Oct 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Feb 2020
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I was born Starr Ann Hickey. I was adopted. My birth mother was also adopted. Her adoptive surname was _________ but this was not her real family name. Her name at birth was Gladys Ruth Malone. Her mother, Gladys Viola Malone, came to Ontario, Canada from The Bahamas in 1930, as a pregnant teenager. There was no father listed. The authorities were told that the father drowned at sea. The parents of Gladys Viola Malone were Joshua Baron Malone (1895-1919) and Vera Gladys Weatherford Malone (1900-1930), both of The Abaco Islands in The Bahamas. They had another daughter, Vera Joyce Malone. After Joshua Baron Malone died in 1919, Vera married the Scottish missionary, James Fraser, born in Scotland but whose family emigrated to Hamilton Ontario in 1910. Vera and James had a 4 children together (and one stillborn infant son, b. and d. Feb. 29, 1930) . I cannot find a death record for Vera Gladys herself. After her death, James returned to Hamilton with his children, born of Vera and him, as well as his pregnant step-daughter, Gladys Viola. The border crossing record notes only 2 of their 4 children). Gladys Viola gave birth to Gladys Ruth, my birth mother, and died 14 days later. Gladys Ruth was then adopted by a family in Mitchell, Ontario, so she officially had another name when I was born.

I think I have found the name of my missing grandfather as I have found a 1st cousin and a 2nd cousin, with whom I should not match but with whom I share a significant amount of DNA. I did not have o look very far to find this match.


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My ancestors on the maternal side are all from The Bahamas. I was born in Canada as my grandmother left The Bahamas as a pregnant teenager in 1930 and emigrated to Ontario with her step-father, a Scottish missionary and his family, as her mother had died earlier in 1930.
Maternal grandparents from The Bahamas. Maternal great-grandparents from The Bahamas on my mother’s side. Missing paternal great-grandparents on mother’s side as there was no father listed when she was born and then adopted. Missing grandfather on maternal side.
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Hello Starr!

You've been a member for a few weeks so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions? Most of us have questions after all that information!

I want to help! Click my name, send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

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PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

Hi Starr,

You may be interested in our WikiTree Adoption Angels Project.

You can also use the Help menu in the upper right corner of every page to get to the G2G Forum to ask questions about how to use WikiTree in your adoption search, or find some basic adoption search help here.

By adding your branches to our shared tree, there may be an opportunity for someone to find you, AND adding your branches and working to source and confirm that information will get you closer to the end of your search.

Adoptees: How to Set Up Your Profile

Help:Adoptions and Multiple Parents

Template:Adopted Child

Thank you, David - Wiki Greeter

posted by David Selman
Hi Starr,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How-To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by David Selman
Hi Starr

Unlike a lot of websites, when you receive messages on Wikitree, you're actually talking with a real person. :-) We would appreciate you leaving messages from the Greeter Project on your profile so that other greeters know that you've been properly welcomed.

We hope you're enjoying learning about Wikitree!

David - Wiki Greeter

posted by David Selman

Starr is 29 degrees from Danielle Liard, 20 degrees from Jack London and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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