Using her name against public records in Ancestry.com and a Whitepages.com search, I was able to find a potential match. I took a leap that I might find them on Facebook, and sent an inquiry through the Facebook Messenger on the web to the niece's son. Within an hour I had a reply, with a suggestion to check with his Dad, also on Facebook. So I sent another message and went to bed.
This morning I received a reply, I've found some cousins! We're exchanging messages and they're checking local records to see if Mary Alice's parents names are listed in the funeral file from 1955. I'm glad I tried this alternate approach, and it really shows the power of the Internet to connect people across distances.
|Photo by Patrick Jones. 7 Apr 2012.|
|Photo by Patrick Jones. Gardens at Dumbarton Oaks, DC.|