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TRAPNELL, Major Thomas Tidball / VALENTINE, Edna Sarah

TRAPNELL, Major Thomas Tidball and VALENTINE, Edna Sarah Family

m. 20 Feb 1909

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  • TRAPNELL, Major Thomas TidballFather | Male
    TRAPNELL, Major Thomas Tidball

    Born  18 Jul 1883  Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Jun 1940  Mclean, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Section 6, Site 5748, Arlington National Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  20 Feb 1909  [1]  Brookhaven, Long Island  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  19 Aug 1922  [1]  Manhattan, NY, USA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  PATTISHALL, Blanche Winifred | F75 
    Married  5 Dec 1922  Geneva, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  TRAPNELL, Joseph III | F76 Group Sheet 
    Mother  WHITE, Rebecca Holmes | F76 Group Sheet 

    VALENTINE, Edna SarahMother | Female
    VALENTINE, Edna Sarah

    Born  31 Aug 1882  Brookhaven, Long Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Jul 1971  Santa Monica, Ca Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  BRUCE, Alfred William | F77 
    Married  16 Nov 1940  New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  VALENTINE, Jacob Lewis | F78 Group Sheet 
    Mother  BARTEAU, Sarah Baldwin | F78 Group Sheet 

    TRAPNELL, Valentine ColesChild 1 | Male
    + TRAPNELL, Valentine Coles

    Born  2 Aug 1910  19 W 101 Street, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Jan 1999  Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Feb 1999  Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  BROWN, Jean Hamilton Roxburgh | F61 
    Married  24 May 1930  Grace Church Chantry, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Photos
    Thomas Tidball Trapnell, Edna Sarah Valentine (Trapnell), and baby Valentine Coles Trapnell
    Thomas Tidball & Valentine Coles Trapnell
    Edna-coles-1955

    Documents
    Joseph Trapnell III letter to Thomas Tidball Trapnell
    Joseph Trapnell III letter to Thomas Tidball Trapnell
    Aug 4, 1910

    My dear Tom,

    When I reached my office about noon today, I found yours of yesterday announcing the birth of your son. It was a great relief, for we, especially Mamma, have felt not a little anxiety on account of the long delay. We unite most heartily with you in returning Thanks to our Father in Heaven and prayers that all may continue well with the trio.

    I am not well enough to write you at length but, no doubt, Mamma, when she has read your letter will write Edna our congratulations in extenso.

    I think your baby is about, or fully, up the average so fars as averdupois is concerned and, as for looks, I believe a newly born infant is, to a a man's eyes, the most disappointing production in natural history. Fortunately they develop rapidly and in, say 30 days, you will hardly credit the statement that it is the same individual.

    I am glad to know that Mother and child are doing well and since Edna wanted a boy (which I concur in) that she has it.

    My best love and warmest wishes for all hands. Meanwhile keep us posted if you can. As ever,

    Yours A f'ly
    Joseph Trapnell
    Edna Sarah Valentine - Thomas Tidball Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1909
    Edna Sarah Valentine - Thomas Tidball Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1909
    Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lewis Valentine
    announce the marriage of their daughter
    Edna Sarah
    to
    Mr. Thomas Tidball Trapnell
    on Saturday, the twentieth of February
    One thousand nine hundred and nine
    Brookhaven, New York

    Albums
    Trapnell Family
    Trapnell Family (215)
    Descendants of Joseph Trapnell (1775-1870) and related lines

  • Notes 
    • Tom and Edna had a difficult marriage, and difficulty obtaining a divorce. The requirements for divorce in NY in the early 20s required evidence of infidelity, including witnesses. Their divorce process ran into trouble when the court appointed referee did not initially think there were sufficient grounds. After another two months of wrangling, the court granted a divorce.

    Divorced:
    • After being denied 2 months earlier, divorce granted.

  • Sources 
    1. [S207] Divorce for Mrs. Trapnell, White Plains, NY, Aug 19. -- An interlocutory judgement of divorce in favor of of Mrs. Edna Valentine Trapnell from Thomas Tidball Trapnell granted by Justice Seeger...The couple were married at Broohaven, LI, on Feb 20, 1909...The couple at the time of the suit resided at 601 W. 169th Street, Manhattan.




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