I am searching for the mother of Edith Antoinette KIGHTLINGER. Edith was born 2 November, 1904 in New York. She died 25 August, 1977 in Marin County, California.
Edith married Marion ANNESS on 16 May, 1923. They divorced (unknown date) and she married Douglas B. BLACKFORD, a Colonel in the Air Force. Edith and Douglas had no children. Marion died in West Palm Beach, Florida on 28 November, 1940.
Edith’s parents were Arthur Collins ANNESS (1874-1960) and Lula C. The C could be COOK or CAST. Her parents were Arthur Collins ANNESS (1874-1960) and Lula C. The C could be Cook or CASTLEBERRY. They married on 1 November, 1899 in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania.
Edith and Marion’s children were Carolyn and Stewart. Carolyn Stewart ANNESS, born 17 October, 1924, married James Carlton SHY, Jr. on 11 November, 1942. They divorced around 1964.Carolyn died in Montana in 1978. I am their child. Stewart ANNESS was born in 1926, died in 1952. He was in the Navy for less than a year, soon before he died in 1952. He is buried in Ohio.
Arthur KIGHTLINGER and Lydia Belle STEWART were listed in the 1920 Census in New Jersey with children, Edith, Ruth, Arthur, and Gretchen. In the 1930 Census of New Jersey, Arthur, Lydia, Ruth and Gretchen were listed.
Edith called herself Toni, even signing that on her son’s Request for Military Headstone.
Family members called Lydia by the nickname of Lula. She died in West Palm Beach, Florida. I have nothing to show her maiden name or where she lived, but my mother thought she was born in Aiken, South Carolina. We do not know where she was married.
I can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at: Carla Gowen, P.O. Box 1557, Fort Valley, GA