I have been researching my Kemp cousins, but was not finding some of my more recent relatives.
I searched for them everywhere in New York, and then I spotted a Marion Sullivan in New Jersey listed in the 1940 U.S. Census. Hmm… this listing has the right children’s names.
OK. The ages match – the children match. This looks like her census record – but I’m not sure why her husband William is called “Dewey.” Perhaps that was his nickname.
This obituary confirmed the names of the family and where the family members lived. It stated that he was born in Plainfield, New Jersey – and that in addition to his wife, his two brothers had also passed away.
It is great that these resources are all available online.
I did not know that the family had moved to New Jersey.
Armed with this information I was able to frame the family correctly.
Thank you GenealogyBank!