I have a picture of my Great Grandmother Anna/Annie Griffin Mulvaney, time stamped with the year 1893 from Bostwick's Photography at 98 6th Ave NYCThe address can only be in Manhattan as there is no 8th Ave Ell Station in Brooklyn or Queens .
My problem is with picking her out on the 1900 census (she married my G Great Grandfather in 1903.
There is an Annie Griffin at 6 Rivington sited as a boarder, working as a domestic, this maybe a hotel ( also the building was built in 1900) this Annie has a birth of Jan 1870 arriving in 1895.
This address is very close to an 8th Ave. Ell.
The other Anne is a domestic in the Thompson household at 488 St. Nicholas. Her birth given is May 1874 with an arrival of 1894. This address is steps from the 8th Ave line near W. 134th.
Anna died in Nov 1916 her home 846 3rd Ave in Manhattan. From the 1910 census and her children's birth records a birth of 1873 is pretty consistant. The Census said she arrived about 1890-1891. After marriage the family stuck to midtown addresses.My Grans was Christened in 1915 at St.Patrick's Cathedral.
The Anna on St. Nicholas is a better match to the 1910 Census. Then again, I can tie her to the area closer to the Rivington address. I have considered that 7 years is a long time, factored in that Irish moved about a bit, though from what I've seen it tends to be within a close parameter. The St. Nicholas home is not close to that 6th Ave location.
Any thoughts as to which is more likely or best way to figure this out ? I am desperate to figure this out since it seems the names of her parents on the death record are very highly likely incorrect and 2 commissioned searches for a marriage license, were fruitless.