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HALL/DONES, Amy Elizabeth (1886-1957) – emigrated 1890

Amy Elizabeth Hall (1886-1957) was born at Badsey on 5th March 1886, the illegitimate daughter of Alice Sophia Hall.  She was baptised in St James’ Church, Badsey, on 13th March 1886.  Two years later, her mother married Thomas William Dones (known as William) at Badsey on 28th July 1888.  A brother, John Thomas (1889-1970), was born at Badsey in February 1889.

In 1890, Amy emigrated with her mother and brother to America.  Her father had gone to America the year before.  The family set sail from Liverpool bound for New York on 30th April 1890.  Amy appears on the ship’s manifest as Dones rather than Hall; from then on her surname became Dones.

The Dones seem to have gone firstly to Auburn, Geauga County, Ohio, where a number of Badsey families were already living.  Two more siblings were born once they had arrived in Ohio.  By 1900 they were living at Troy, Geauga County, Ohio. 

Amy never married.  She was still living in the parental home in Troy in 1910 working as a teacher in a public school.  In 1920, Amy appears twice in the Federal census:  once in the parental home in Troy, Geauga County, and once lodging with the Reynolds family in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio.  She was working a s a stenographer.  In 1940, still working as a stenographer, she was still lodging with the Reynolds family in Youngstown.

Amy died on 22nd June 1957, aged 71, and was buried at Shadyside Cemetery, Auburn Township, along with her parents.