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decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 2:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pierce
Any decedents of Harvey Cole Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) still in the Berkshires?
I believe he lived in Adams MA, born in Pittsfield, MA.
This is a neglected branch of my tree!:
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4. HARVEY C. PIERCE (WILLIAM4, LEVI3, LEVI2, JOSIAH1) was born 01 May 1860, and died 26 Apr 1909. He married MARY BIETY BOWIE. She died in 1925?.

More About HARVEY C. PIERCE:
Census 1: 18 Jul 1870, At school, age 10 Census 2: Bet. 01 - 02 Jun 1880, Student, age 19
Funeral: 30 Apr 1909

Children of HARVEY PIERCE and MARY BOWIE are:
i. AUGUSTA PIERCE, b. Adams, Berkshire County, MA.
ii. ARTHUR PIERCE, b. Adams, Berkshire County, MA.
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Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found in NEHGS vitals for Pittsfield Ma.
Harvey Cole Pierce b. May 1.1860 to William Pierce and Elizabeth Henderson father b.W.Royalston mother NY

Adams marriage 1886 Adams Ma.the document was not clear so date was not available
Harvey C. Pierce 26 forman b. Pittsfield parents william and Elizabeth Henderson 1st marriage
Mattie Perrine 24 at home b.Jerseyville Ill, parents Thomas and Helen R.Vandenburg
Louis N. Mudge Minister, Princeland N.?
Like I said the document was not clear I am sure about the Prince part but the last 4 letters I just guesses.

I could not find a death record for harvey in Ma.but
1900 Census for Kearny town New Jersey
Harvey Pierce b. May 1860 in Ma.40 yrs. supervisor and general Mng.celuloud works
Mattie wife b.Jan.1862 38 in Illinois
Gussie dau. 13 b.Ma.

He may have died in Nj.since they were living there in 1900
How could he have married Mary Bowie?
Tina

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found the birth of Augusta but not Arthur

Augusta V.Pierce b. June 1, 1887 Adams parents Harvey c. and Mattie Perrine father operative b. Pittsfield

I found Harvey's brothers birth
Arthur Pierce b. March 11,1851 Pittsfield parents William nad Elizabeth.
Tina

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 1:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
You are correct, Mary is probably not the wife of Harvey. I got her information from my GGGrandmother's Birthday Book and her name is mentioned as married (Mary (Biety) Bowie 1925 m. Sept 1924)
Of course this is after Harvey passed away.
The Prince is probably Princeton NJ.
Kearny is where his nephew, Knowlton Francis Pierce ended up later (Harvey is mentioned as Uncle in later obituaries) at probably the same mill and later became the Fire Chief of Kearny.
How Harvey met Mattie is a mystery, but thank you for this information as I did not have it! There is a Mattie Persius Pierce in the Birthday Book that was born Jan 21, 1862 which could be her. I need to inquire locally on this matter!
Somehow he knew Mattie who was likely in NJ at the time of the wedding and this probably brought him to NJ. Interesting...
I will post my family tree information (as stands now with errors) on cwnicholls.com link near the end.

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 1:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks again!
The search continues...
That's George Arthur Pierce, BTW.
I hope to put a complete webpage section together this winter on the Pierce line of Pittsfield MA on cwnicholls.com
Watch this space! Complete with some photos.
Clark

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 2:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I wonder what happened to son Arthur as he wasn't mentioned in the 1900 census Gussie was 13 was he older and gone or possibly died?
Tina

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found Arthurs birth I spelled Pierce wrong
Arthur H Peirce b, June 30, 1890 in Adams to Harvey and Mattie Perrine father Pittsfield Mother Jerseyville.
Tina

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Would you take Mattie's maiden name as Perrine or Vandenburg? Her parents were Vandenburg if I understand your first reply.
Thanks, Clark

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mattie's maiden name is Perrine and her mother's maiden name was Vandenberg.
A lot of the birth records or marriage records do not mention the fathers last name because it is assummed it is the same as the person and I think it is lack of space.
Tina

Re: decedents of Harvey Pierce (wife Mary Biety Bowie) Adams MA ?

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 3:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yikes!
Do a Google search for Mattie Perrine Pierce and check the Google Books result (first result for me)!
http://books.google.com/books?id=EdoMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA397&a...
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