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Harriette Mildred FitzpatrickAge: 88 years19081996

Harriette Mildred Fitzpatrick
Given names
Harriette Mildred
Birth January 18, 1908 43 40
Death of a paternal grandfatherSimon Peter Fitzpatrick
September 13, 1909 (Age 19 months)
Death of a fatherEdward Albert Fitzpatrick
June 15, 1923 (Age 15 years)
Death of a sisterEdna G. Fitzpatrick
May 30, 1928 (Age 20 years)

Cause: Influenza
MarriageSamuel Robert “Bob” McCombView this family
February 23, 1929 (Age 21 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherFrances Eliza “Eliza” Wright
May 10, 1929 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
Lois Mildred McComb
September 30, 1931 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherChristie Ann James
September 21, 1944 (Age 36 years)
Death of a brotherAlbert Simon Fitzpatrick
November 5, 1948 (Age 40 years)

Death of a brotherLloyd “Fitz” Fitzpatrick
April 29, 1961 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherLeonard Fitzpatrick
June 22, 1967 (Age 59 years)
Death of a husbandSamuel Robert “Bob” McComb
December 25, 1993 (Age 85 years)
Death August 2, 1996 (Age 88 years)
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
-5 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
10 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
3 years
Family with Samuel Robert “Bob” McComb - View this family
Marriage: February 23, 1929IN or OH
3 years


...My grandparents ... home on the lumber mill's property where grandpa 1st met grandma.

According to them (Samuel Robert & Harriette McComb), those buildings were long torn down after the mill closed as they were property of the mill and not individual's owned property. They were simple 2 floor, box structures for the mill workers with little amenities, outhouses out back and electricity was only through the ceiling light. What I was told was upstairs, her parents had one bedroom, the girls shared one bedroom and that they converted part of the attic to one bedroom for the boys who shared a bed and once the eldest got married and moved out, my grandfather (Samuel Robert) just happened to be on the waiting list for a sponsor family... so, he was interviewed by grandma's father (Edward Fitzpatrick) and was accepted since he would be contributing to the household income. That is how they met.

The picture I have included here is one grandma gave me when she gave my brother and I ring binders of photos for us of family many, many years ago. She told me it was of her in front of the house and she (Harriette) was about 15 yrs old... several years before she met grandpa... It had the porch and wooden siding, a simple wooden 2 floor box with an attic space that was used as a spare room and he shared a bed with grandma's youngest brother (Leonard) although grandma was the baby of the family... I could be wrong but I distinctly recall the story they both shared with me and that those "rows of mill house's" were long gone because they didn't have indoor plumbing, electricity was one circuit for the entire house nor did they have the amenities people were looking for and the mill, once closed... didn't maintain the structures and being they had such minimal insulation for that climate? they were torn down or so I was told.

(Recollection of Bob/Harriette's granddaughter, Sep/2019)

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Note: From left: Christie (James) Fitzpatrick, Ed Laabs, Harriette Fitzpatrick. House is in Detroit (please ignore JPG file name) Estimate photo was taken about 1936.
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