Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Esther Jemima SIM-MAHONEY-UNGER (1908-1992)

Frank, Esther and Francine UNGER with Gene FOLEY, circa 1950 Buffalo
Photo courtesy cousin Mary Ellen F.
George SIM's sister
Early years- Esther was the youngest child of John Wm and Mary Ann SIM.  She was born on 28 February 1908 in Springville, Erie, NY according to the Sim Family Bible.  Esther and Jemima were the names of Mary Ann and John Wm’s sisters.

Work history- In the 1930 census, Esther was an operator for a telephone company.  In 1940, she was a waitress in a private tea room.  She was very active in her church.

Family- By 1931, Esther was married to John “Jack” MAHONEY (1910-1956). Jack was a singer for BBC Radio in Buffalo.  They were divorced by the 1940 census.

They had at least 2 children:
  • Wallace MAHONEY (1931-)
  • William J. MAHONEY (1933-1993)
Next, Esther married Frank J. UNGER about 1944 in Rochester, Monroe, NY.  They had one daughter:
  • Francine J. UNGER (1945-)
Death- Esther died 26 April 1992 in Buffalo.  Her remains are interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY.

Visit her on-line memorial

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