Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Edith Mary SIM-FOLEY (1895-1968)

Edith - Photo courtesy of cousin Mary Ellen F.
 George SIM's sister
Early years- Edith was the 2nd child of John Wm and Mary Ann SIM.  She was born on 22 September 1895 in Sarawak Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada.  In 1898, the family immigrated to the US.  Edith had a 9th grade education. 
SIM Siblings Alice, George and Edith, about 1900, Buffalo
Photo courtesy cousin Mary Ellen F.
Work history- In the 1920 census, Edith was listed as a hotel maid. 

Immigration and Citizenship- John Wm immigrated the family to the US about 1898.  Edith became a naturalized citizen in 1915. 

Family- In 1919, at age 24, Edith married 24 year old Eli Eugene "Gene" FOLEY (1895-1960) of Buffalo.  They had one daughter, Dorothy, who later married Edward “Ted” F. KUMROW of Buffalo. 

Gene was the son of Joseph FOLEY and Christina JAUME of Buffalo.  Gene's grandfather Miles FOLEY (1818-1894) had immigrated to Buffalo from Ireland.  Miles' wife Susannae JAMES (1831-1811) was born in Wales. 

In the 1920 census, Gene was a street car conductor.  In 1925, he was a transportation clerk.  In 1930, he was a proprietor of a restaurant.  In 1940, he performed air conditioner maintenance.  Gene died 17 February 1960. 
Obit from Buffalo Courier Express
Found on Old Fulton NY Postcards website
Edith and Gene FOLEY and Aunt Rose
Photo courtesy of cousin Mary Ellen F.

They live at the following Buffalo locations:

In 1920, they lived in John Wm’s household at 500 Niagara Street
1925-1930, they lived at 98 Fern Hill Avenue
1935-1940, they lived at 100 Potomac Avenue
We know from Dorothy’s correspondences during WWII that the family temporarily lived in John Wm’s household about 1945.  They later lived at 121 Crestwood Avenue

Death- Edith died 13 October 1968 in Buffalo.  Her remains are interred at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY.
From the Buffalo Courier Express
Found on the Old Fulton NY Postcards website
Visit her on-line memorial

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