We have been searching for the the missing 53 years of the story of my wife’s great grandmother, Emma (Emily) Sears Templeton Jenkins (more detail here). One of the tasks I listed was to request the Social Security application for a Harry Templeton, who was living with an Emma Templeton in Waterville, Maine in the 1900 census. A copy of Harry Templeton’s Social Security Application arrived in today’s mail.
Indeed Harry was a brother of Fred Templeton (my wife’s grandfather) since he lists his parents as Emma Sears and Frank Templeton. The Emma living in Waterville, Maine is indeed Fred’s mother. From his WWI Draft Registration card we know that he was living in Wyoming in 1918. At the time of his Social Security application (1937) he was living in Sedona, AZ. He died and was buried in Yavapai County Cemetery on November 13, 1968 according to records found at the website of the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, AZ (www.sharlot.org). There is no marker. Another piece of the puzzle and a new member of the family. We hope that we can learn more about Harry’s life.