Email stream regarding Marjory Sullivan
(reverse chronological order, November 2010

From: Eric Schultz [eschultzdc@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 5:43 PM  
To: McFarland, Thomas
Re: Marjorie Sullivan

Hi Tom 

I have been having troubles with my email accounts and apologize that I've taken 
so long to get back to you. 

I spoke with  James Roller.  He and his wife reviewed the information and looked 
at the photo and determined that your Marjorie Sullivan is not the same as the  
Marjorie Sullivan that I am looking for. 
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Eric:

Judith Stewart copied her last email to both of us.

As I suspected, Judith was unable to completely search
Don's records, but she was independently helpful in finding
an obituary for Charles Sullivan.

You can get the entire obituary eventually, but Judith copied
the names of some of Charles' children. Most are Sullivans,
which is not an easy name to nail down. However, one child
was Patricia, and her husband was named (James Roller).

A quick search of the white pages revealed

Patricia S Roller
2084 Crittenden Rd
Alden, NY 14004
(716) 937-6427

and at this same address is a James Roller. Patrica is almost
certainly a neice of the late Marjory Sullivan, and if the
phone number works, she should be able to answer your questions.

Alden is about 10 miles east of Buffalo.

Let me know how it works out.

Cheers,  Tom
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Hi Eric, 


I can't tell you if your Marjorie is the same as Don's Marjory. However since Don noted that "2254.
Death notice for Charles Sullivan. Buffalo News, 18 Sep 2000."  as a source (which you've probably
already noticed) I accessed the Buffalo News obituary archives to see if I could find the notice. The
obituary is no longer online however you can access it for $1.95; I've pasted in below the first 25
words. (I suspect Don has a copy of the notice however those files aren't easily accessible to me.)

No "Sullivans" appear in Don's master contact list.

I hope this helps. 

Best, Judith 

Charles J. Sullivan Death Notice 
(Archived)
Published in the Buffalo News from September 18 to September 19, 2000
First 25 of 99 words: September 17, 2000; beloved husband of the late Kathryn (Holzer) Sullivan;
dear father of Michael (loving friend Irma Burns), James, Susan, Patricia (James) Roller and...
On Oct 28, 2010, at 4:36 AM, Eric Schultz wrote:

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Hi Judith - 

I am researching Marjorie Sullivan who lived in Buffalo, NY in the early
1930's.  She was on the staff of the radio station WBEN and she was a mezzo
soprano and would have been born sometime between 1902 and 1915.    She
played in a band called The Triolettes along with my grandmother Eunice
Miller Obrist and Loretta Clemens Tupper. Loretta Clemens Tupper was
somewhat of a famous personality in the 30's and 40's, on radio and then
later in the 80's in movies and TV commercials.  She is probably most famous
for her role as Mrs. Trump on Sesame Street and in the Fruit of the Loom
commercials.  I have a photograph of the three of them that I can send to
you if you like.  Here is a Wikipedia article that I am working on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triolettes

I recently contacted Tom McFarland who has worked on the Nenno family tree
and he suggested that I might contact you to try to determine if the
Marjorie Sullivan (1905-1995) in your family tree is the same Marjorie
Sullivan who was in the band.  The Marjorie Sullivan in your tree is the
daughter of Charles G. Sullivan and Mildred Nenno.

Perhaps you are in contact with a part of the family that is more closely
related to the Sullivans.  I noticed that Marjorie's brother Charles
Sullivan has some children that are still living.  Perhaps they would have
some info about Marjorie - thanks,  Eric

Below is my exchange with Tom McFarland.
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-----Original Message-----
From: McFarland, Thomas L [mailto:mcfarlat@uww.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:37 PM
To: Eric Schultz
Subject: RE: Marjorie Sullivan - Nenno Connection?

Eric:

Good to hear from you!

The record for Mildred Nenno was generated by the late Don Gentner
of Palo Alto, and as I look at these records, it seems that Don knew
more about the children of Charles Sullivan than he wrote in his public
record. Don had a "privacy policy" under which data on living persons
was not placed on his website.

I have dutifully preserved Don's visible data, and his wife has kept
his website visible. However, Don's wife has not added any data since
the death of her husband in 2005, and though she has probably preserved
his unpublished data, she may be unable or unwilling to try to locate data
on Charles Sullivan. The last email address for Don's wife (Judith Stewart)
was

jstew@mac.com

Eric, you are the first person in the family of Mildred Nenno to contact me,
so I know nothing that is not visible on my website. However, if you find
out
more, and/or if you decide that your Marjorie Sullivan is the daughter of
Mildred Nenno, I would appreciate a 2nd email stating this, and permission
to write this up on our family website for the benefit of others like
yourself.

Cheers,  Tom
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From: Eric Schultz [eschultzdc@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:15 PM
To: McFarland, Thomas L
Subject: Marjorie Sullivan - Nenno Connection?

Hi Tom - I am researching Marjorie Sullivan who lived in Buffalo, NY in the
early 1930's.  She was on the staff of the radio station WBEN and she was a
mezzo soprano and would have been born sometime between 1902 and 1915.
She played in a band called The Triolettes along with my grandmother Eunice
Miller Obrist and Loretta Clemens Tupper. Loretta Clemens Tupper was
somewhat of a famous personality in the 30's and 40's, on radio and then
later in the 80's in movies and TV commercials.  She is probably most famous
for her role as Mrs. Trump on Sesame Street and in the Fruit of the Loom
commercials.  I have a photograph of the three of them that I can send to
you if you like.  Here is a Wikipedia article that I am working on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triolettes

I am trying to figure out if the Marjorie Sullivan (1905-1995) in your
family tree is the same Marjorie Sullivan who was in the band.  The Marjorie
Sullivan in your tree is the daughter of Charles G. Sullivan and Mildred
Nenno.

Perhaps you are in contact with a part of the family that is more closely
related to the Sullivans.  I noticed that Marjorie's brother Charles
Sullivan has some children that are still living.  Perhaps they would have
some info about Marjorie - thanks,  Eric