Thanks for your reply. She was a DONOHUE upon entering the country from Ireland, married an Italian named MACCHIA who died in 1920 (she had 3 children by him). Then, at some point she became a WRIGHT with claims that she married the elusive "Mr. Robert Wright". There is no documentation of Mr. Wright and my family lore suggests that he did not exist. This oral family lore suggests that Macchia was not a nice man & the Italian connection was one she was not proud of. Elizabeth was very secretive and very independent. Her children all changed thier names to Wright as well & they opened a bar & grille called "Wright's Bar & Grille". Am wondering if there is anyplace that would have recorded an official name change. I have searched for a true marriage to Mr. Wright and have found nothing. Also, think its very bold for a widow to open a bar and grille on her own with teenage children in New York City in the 1930's. Any advice or angles you think I should pursue? Thanks!