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Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Heather Ridinger (View posts)
Posted: 7 Aug 2000 6:06AM GMT
Hello, my name is Heather. I'm searching the Hollinger name because my grandmother is one of seven children that were given up at birth by Mabel Hollinger. We are looking for any links that might lead us to my grandmothers brothers and sisters. We are trying to fill in the holes. We know that my grandmothers mom, Mabel Hollinger, was from Montana and my grandma father is William O'connor and he is from Oregon. If you have any information that might be helpful to us please wright back or you can email me at WSU4147@aol.com. Thanks for you time and have a wonderful Day!

Heather

Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 11 Sep 2010 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you by chance have any other information on your grandmothers mother Mabel Hollinger? I am doing research on my great aunt Mabel Hollinger (estimated birth date of 1909-1910), who was born in Montana. She was apart of 4 sisters. My Mabel Hollinger's father and mother is William Collinwood Hollinger and Elvira "Vera" Cox. Sisters are Mary b. 1912, Verna b. 1915 (my grandmother) and Helma b. 1921. I have a feeling that my great aunt might of died before 1962. I have my great grandfathers Veteran's paperwork and where it asks the person to list their living children, he doesn't have her listed. Just my two other great aunts and my grandmother Verna Hollinger Schmalle.

Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 5:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hey Linda!

We have very little information due to the fact the adoption wasn't legal. About 10 years ago we finally got a copy of her birth certificate which said she was born in Yakama WA and this is where we found out that her mothers name was Mabel Hollinger. It has her father listed as William O'Connor. Does any of this look familiar? All that my Grandmother knew was that she was the youngest of several other children. The lady who took her said maybe 5 or 6 other children. My grandmother, Sally, is 72 years old so were not even sure if her brothers/sisters would even be alive at this point since she was the youngest.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Heather

Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 18 Sep 2010 4:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
my email is lynn12976@gmail.com. Would you by chance have any young photos of your grandmother. I would love to send you some photos of my grandmother and great aunts? I know that I found that my great grandparents were in Yakima for the 1930 census. I know that my aunt looks so much like my grandmother and one of my dad's first cousin's looks so much like my great Mary.

I am looked in the Seattle area.

P.S. I attached a photo of my great aunt Helma, grandmother Verna and great aunt Mary.

Thanks so much.

Linda
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Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 18 Sep 2010 6:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Oh my Linda . . . My grandmother looks so much like the lady in the middle it gave me cold chills when i saw the picture. But I've attached a recent picture of my grandmother, me, and my husband! You will see the what I'm talking about when you open it. I'm having my mom bring her down today to show her and I'm going to see if she'll get some younger picture together for me and so I can get them scanned in the computer at work! I'm so excited!
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Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 18 Sep 2010 6:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Are any of the ladies in the picture still alive? I just showed my grandmother the picture and she started crying. I will try to get together some more pictures early this week!

I would love to chat with you over the phone. Please feel free to call me at 937-304-8295 (cell phone)

I'm so excited!

All the stories are lining up and this is so awesome!

Heather

Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 18 Sep 2010 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ok here is some more information. Right before my grandma's adopted mother died she told her about a living aunt that she had in a nursing home in Fresno California. Her name was Lillan Hollinger. She has a picture of her and Lillan. She went to Fresno to visit her and she has since passed away. She passed I think about 5 years ago. Do you know Lillan? Lillian was 101 years old when she died. I'm thinking that maybe Lillan is your missing aunt? Could that be possible? My grandmother was told that Mable had 7 children that were all given up for adoption. Did you know any of Mabel children?

Wow lots of information!

Heather

Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 18 Sep 2010 7:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you know a Wayne Thompson? If i keep my grandma here long enough we'll figure this out. Wayne Thompson was the one that told my Grandmother Peggy Parks (dehelie) that my grandmother got married. Now we're trying to make the connection with the Wayne Thompson as well! lol

Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 18 Sep 2010 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your grandmother definitely looks like my grandmother who is the middle person in the photo I attached earlier and she looks like my aunt. I just saw my aunt on labor day weekend, too bad I didn't get a photo. I am going to send you an older photo of my grandmother and both great aunts Helma and Mary.

my number is 206.719.9236.

P.S. My maiden name is Schmalle. Thompson is my married name. I don't know a Wayne Thompson.

Thanks,

Linda
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Re: Mabel Hollinger-looking for any sibling links

Posted: 18 Sep 2010 8:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
1st Photo: Verna Hollinger (my grandmother) and Great Aunt Mary

2nd Photo: Great Aunt Helma

3rd Photo: You might have to zoom in that photo, but that is my aunt Sharon and her family, back in the 80's.

4th Photo: Great Grandmother Hollinger

5th Photo: Peggy Jackson (my great aunt Mary's daughter. She died in February of this year.)
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