The family story says that my Grandfather Harry Avery died sometime in 1912.
- In 1906 he was in Jefferson Maine. [PAINTER AND PAPERHANGER].
- In 1908 he was in Attleboro, Massachusetts where he married my Grandmother, Margaret Hanratty [April 29 1908].
- In 1912 he was listed in the Newark, New Jersey, City directory as a painter, living in rooms at 228 Bank Street, Newark.
- He is not listed in the city directory 1912 to 1915.
I have a copy of his marriage certificate but to date I have not found a death record or reference to his whereabouts. I have tried death records and cemetery records in New Jersey and in Maine.
I never knew him. Can anyone help?
His wife left the USA around September 1912 listed as a housewife. She returned to the UK and remarried in 1915. Her UK marriage cert. states that she was a widow, Margaret Avery. There is no confirmation of Harry's death recorded.
In the US Census 1930 there is a Harry Avery and his wife, Angeline, [no maiden name] in Newark NJ . Harry was listed as a carpenter not a painter - it also states that he was '27 at first marriage.