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My grandmother’s name is Arline Harkins. She was the only child of Mary Elizabeth Manley (b. 1906) and William Hartley (b. 1903). She was born in Whitinsville, MA. Both of her parents were born in Fall River, MA.
Mary Elizabeth had 7 siblings:
Hattie Mae (married a Barnes)
Mary Elizabeth’s parents were Robert L Manley (b. 1866 in Warren, RI) and Mary Wood (b. 1871). Robert’s parents were Lyman Albert (b. 1842 in Smithfield, RI) and Annie Moore (b. 1835, possibly in Ireland).
I’m not very sure of any other information. Mostly, I’ve focused on my grandfather’s line since it’s easier to find his Harkins surname than to jump around with Manley and Hartley and all the rest.
If it helps, Grandma remembers two cousins that she used to play with, both boys. I think she told me she called one of them Billy. I’m pretty sure they were on the Manley side. I think they might have been Hattie Mae’s boys, but I’m not positive. I do know that she lived in what I believe was a shared house of some sort, maybe a duplex or something similar. I think “Billy” was in the military, but I’m not positive.
Any information would be helpful. I’ve not been able to fine much more on the family, and I’ve yet to find anyone that might be related to us.
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