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Blanche “Gammie” Leighton[1]

Female 1898 - Yes - date unknown


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  • Name Blanche “Gammie” Leighton  [2
    Gender Female 
    Birth 24 March 1897  Boston City Hospital, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 1898  Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Livingston, Park Co., Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  163 South F Street, Livingston, Park Co., Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  1551 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Yes - date unknown 
    Person ID I77174  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 October 2014 

    Father Jefferson Leighton 
    Mother Georgie [--?--] 
    Family ID F54083  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Willis D Moffitt, Jr,   b. 28 June 1891, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1935  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 7 December 1914  Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gladys Moffitt,   b. 1916, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Willis Jefferson Moffitt,   b. 8 April 1918, Livingston, Park Co., Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 June 2006, Prescott, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Living
    Family ID F54080  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1898 - Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Adopted at a young age. Leighton is her adopted name. Birth information is contained in an olde family bible. Gammie’s birth name was Hazel Campbell.

      Gammie’s birth mother was named Elizabeth Campbell. Gammie was born at 206 West Brookline Street, Boston as Hazel Campbell. Dozens of children were born at this address - mostly without fathers listed. A newspaper ad in the Boston Evening Transcript in 1912 showed that this address was the Talitha Cumi Maternity Home - a home for un-wed girls.

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      Talitha Cumi Maternity Home
      204-206 West Brookline Street
      A Home and Hospital with a Message of Compassion and Hope for Girls who are facing unmarried motherhood.
      New buildings at Forest Hills nearly ready for occupancy.
      The cooperation of the public is earnestly requested in providing for removal and support of its work
      Checks may be made payable to
      LYDIA L CUMMINGS Treasurer
      For further information address DR JULIA MORTON PLUMMER 206 West Brookline St.
      =================

      Her mother Elizabeth was 18 years old at the time. After giving up her daughter, Elizabeth lived with her parents until in her 30s. In 1914 Elizabeth married to James G Durke.

      Elizabeth Campbell born 14 November 1879, Lewiston, Maine

      Duncan Campbell Jr. aged 18 in 1860 Census

      Duncan Campbell aged 46 in 1860 Census

      worked in textile mills in Lewiston, Maine.

      Duncan Campbell Naturalisation - says born Kilbride, Scotland - both Duncan Jr and Sr were immigrants arrived Aug 22 1854 in New York

      DNA testing determined 100% European ancestry. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2636] GEDCOM file titled “Billie Jean King”, submitted by Colin Moffat.

    2. [S2641] TV Show titled “Finding Your Roots” with Dr Henry Louis Gates.



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