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Daughters of Newman & Gertie Harvey

Updated: Jan 26, 2019

Newman A. Harvey & Gertrude E. Shirley had four known children. Their first born was a son named Ernest, who died at 3-days old, and afterward they were blessed with three daughters: Bessie, Mary and Ruth. The three girls are shown here, in front of their home with their mother. From left to right: Gertie, Ruth, Bessie & Mary.

In the photo below, taken in November 1970, Ruth is shown at left. In the center is MaryRuth* Reese and at right is Mary (Harvey) Reese-Gaul. (*MaryRuth, daughter of Mary). (Photo courtesy of Sandy Jackson).

Below, another photo, courtesy of Sandy Jackson, shows Bessie, Ruth and Mary together.

​Ruth married Henry Hennip and died on September 15, 1978 in Ocala, Florida, at the age of 67. Bessie married Earl J. Conklin and died in July of 1986 in Dryden, New York, at the age of 78, and Mary died on September 22, 1988, in Cortland, New York, at the age of 78.

More details about this family can be found on the Harvey page and the Reese page. For a compilation of records, photos, and data about Mary's ancestry going back 14 generations, see "Reese Family Record".


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