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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote 2014-01-01 04:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Arkansas Orphan Train 1912

Hey Cindy, thanks for replying to this post.

I went back and looked at the post I'd written with your grand aunt's name listed as one of the orphan train riders who came into Rogers, AR in 1912.

I found some documentation about Margaret Hain's biological family. (The surname on legal documents was spelled H A I N.)

Since I knew the name of the family that adopted Margaret, I looked for her in the 1920 census in Benton County, AR with a family named Elder.

I found this:
1920 Census
 photo 1920CensusMargaretElder.jpg
Name: Margaret Elder
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1906
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Esculapia, Benton, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Adopted Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James S Elder 51
Callie Elder 49
Margaret Elder 14

If the form was accurate, I could go back to the 1910 census in New York, and try to find a five year old girl named Margaret Haines (at this point, I didn't know it was Hain instead), living with an eight year old sister named Marion, whose parents were both born in Scotland. From what you had said, I expected the male head of household could be widowed.

Here's what I found:
1910 Census
 photo 1910CensusAlexanderHain.jpg
Name: Alexander Hain
Age in 1910: 46
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1910: Brooklyn Ward 17, Kings, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1889
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander Hain 46
Sarah Hain 16
Mary Hain 14
Alexander Hain 12
John Hain 10
Marion Hain 8
Margarete Hain 5

From this record, I thought perhaps since the youngest child was five, the mother had died either at her birth, or sometime between 1905 and 1910, so she was probably alive in 1900. I looked for that census, with this male head of household.

And found this:
1900 Census
 photo 1900CensusAlexanderHaincrop.jpg
Name: Alexander Hayne
Age: 33
Birth Date: Mar 1867
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1900: Brooklyn Ward 17, Kings, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1889
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Marion Hayne
Marriage Year: 1885
Years Married: 15
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander Hayne 33
Marion Hayne 32
Robert Hayne 13
Sarah Hayne 6
Mary Hayne 4
Alexander Hayne 2

Since you had given me the name of Margaret's husband, I looked for the marriage record. For the period of history in which she lived, Margaret was actually an older bride at age 24.

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
 photo marriagerecfamilysearch.jpg
Name: Margaret E Hain
Gender: Female
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1905
Residence: Rogers, Benton, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Jess Love
Spouse's Gender: Male
Spouse's Age: 25
Spouse's Residence: Rogers, Benton, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 7 Apr 1929
Marriage License Date: 5 Apr 1929
Marriage County: Benton
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1994610
Image from FamilySearch.

Margaret Hain Love died on 22 Jul 1990 and was buried next to her husband, Jess Love, in Lee Memorial Park, Myers, Lee Co., FL. Click here to view her Find a Grave memorial.

There is a family tree at Ancestry that gives dates of birth and death for Margaret's biological parents. It says that her mother's maiden name was Paterson, and that her parents were John Paterson and Sarah McEwan. According to this tree, Marian Paterson was born on 6 Apr 1866 in Scotland and died on 19 Dec 1908 in Brooklyn Co., NY.

This family tree says Alexander Hain was born on 20 Nov 1862 in Fifeshire, County Fife, Scotland to Robert Hain and Mary Shaw, and that he died on 5 Feb 1957 in New York Co., NY.

1940 is the most recent public access to census documents. In 1940, Alexander Hain was institutionalized in Central Islip State Hospital - an institution for people considered insane.

1940 Census
 photo 1940censusAlexanderHain.jpg
Name: Alexander Hain
Age: 76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Home in 1940: Islip, Suffolk, New York
Map of Home in 1940: View map
Street: Institution Located On Carleton Avenue
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Baldwin, Nassau, New York
Residence in 1935: Baldwin, Nassau, New York
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: American Citizen born Abroad
Sheet Number: 25A
institution: Central Islip State Hospital (insane)
Attended School or College: No
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 03

Since his inferred residence in 1935 was in another county, he had been at Central Islip State Hospital less than five years at the time of the census.

I have been unable to find a grave for either Alexander or Marian Hain on the internet.

I did find dates of birth and death for several of Margaret's six known siblings in the Social Security Death Index, as well as some names of their spouses in the federal census records.

Robert Hain, the only sibling born in Scotland, was born 15 May 1887, and died in January 1966 in New York.

Sarah "Sallie" Hain was born 13 Aug 1893 and died on 23 Mar 1989 in Middletown, Orange Co., NY. She married a man named Harry Beyea, 14 years her senior. In the 1930 census, Sallie and her husband were servants in the household of Carl H Elmore in Englewood, Bergen, New Jersey

Alexander Hain was called Alex Hain in the Social Security Death Index. He was born 19 Mar 1898 and died in April 1981 in Jasper Co., MO.

John M. Hain was born 14 Nov 1900 and died 10 Oct 2001 in Midland Co., TX. He married Eunice Gathright on 9 Jul 1924 in Lawrence Co., MO.

Marion Hain was born 7 Jun 1901 and died in April 1974 in Jonesboro, Craighead Co., AR. She married Robert M Albright.

I do not have international access on Ancestry to track down Scottish census records, although I can see them linked to Alexander Hain (the elder).

Feel free to right click and save on any of these images.

Hope this helps.


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