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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

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Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

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Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review March 16, 2011 / 10 Adar II, 5771

Sorry, Charlie: We have more than enough meshuganas

By Nate Bloom






Charged with making anti-Semetic statements, Sheen defended himself by claiming he's a Member of the Tribe. We sent one of the best genealogical detectives we know to investigate. (We couldn't help ourselves.)

Just about everything you might want to know about the drug-addicted star's background --- and some stuff you'd rather not


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I need not detail here the outlandish behavior of actor Charlie Sheen in the last few weeks or months—or for that matter, his history of pretty outrageous behavior and substance abuse dating back decades. I do find it interesting, however, that most of the media examines a lot of his statements to see if they "jive with reality" or "make sense." However, nobody seems to think that Charlie could have been having a 'flight of fancy,' or was inventing a false defense to the charge of anti-Semitism when he proclaimed, on March 4, "that he is Jewish."

Sheen seems to believe or "assert" that his mother, Janet Sheen, is Jewish on her mother's side.

But let's back-up for a moment and see why Mr. Sheen might want to say he is Jewish. Well, as the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) wrote on March 6, in an article about Sheen: "Sheen, 45, star of the hit TV comedy 'Two and a Half Men,' which has been suspended for the rest of this season and may be canceled, lashed out last month at the Anti-Defamation League following its charge that Sheen had exhibited "borderline anti-Semitism" in referring to his producer, Chuck Lorre, by his Hebrew name, Chaim Levine. Sheen has demanded an apology from the ADL." Sheen's mocking attack on Chuck Lorre is not the only example of Sheen's anti-Jewish animus that recently made the media. On March 1, Brooke Mueller, 33, Sheen's estranged wife, and the mother of his twin, 23-month-old sons, filed a court petition for a temporary restraining order preventing Sheen from contacting her or the twins. Her request was granted, pending further hearing(s). In her court papers, Mueller laid-out Sheen's history of domestic violence and drug abuse. She also stated that Sheen recently sent her a text message that said: "I must execute mark b [MARK BURG] like the stoopid jew pig that he is."

TMZ.com reports that the text was apparently sent near the end of February, right after Sheen fired Mark Burg as his manager. Sheen re-hired Burg on March 1 or perhaps a day before. On March 2, Burg, who is Jewish, told TMZ.com that Sheen's three attorneys (including his divorce lawyer) are Jewish. He added, "I've known [Sheen] for 13 years. I don't believe that he actually sent that text…[and] for the record, since Brooke Mueller is Jewish that would make Charlie Sheen's two sons also Jewish."

I had never heard that Brooke Mueller is Jewish—and I thought, perhaps, that Burg had made a mistake or was lying—because if Mueller is Jewish—that would "tend" to undercut the claim that Sheen is anti-Semitic. Although it certainly wouldn't absolutely prove that the drug-addled Sheen didn't send the text message or doesn't harbor anti-Semitic views.

I checked public records and, it is true, Mueller's mother is Jewish. Brooke's late father, from her mother was divorced long before his death, was the son of two Lutheran parents. I have no idea if Brooke was raised in any faith. Brooke has worked as a TV entertainment news reporter and is currently described as a "real estate investor." Sheen and Mueller wed in 2008 and filed for divorce last year. (See sources, attached).

The fact that Brooke Mueller has a Jewish mother is a bit of a surprise. But I wasn't shocked when Mr. Burg's statement that she is "Jewish" was verified. As I said, Burg mentioned Mueller was "Jewish" to take the edge off the charge that Charlie Sheen was anti-Semitic.

But, if you think about it, what better defense could Burg come up with than to claim that Charlie, himself, was Jewish? Burg, who has known Charlie Sheen a lot longer than he has known Brooke Mueller, didn't seem to know that Charlie "was Jewish."

But Charlie seems to think he is Jewish.

On March 4, Charlie Sheen told the TV show, Access Hollywood , that his mother is "Jewish."

Here is what Sheen said; in relevant part:

"My mom is Jewish. Here's where it gets confusing — we don't know who her father was," [Charlie told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover during the phone interview on Friday's show.] "But she is, in fact, Jewish. So, I guess that would make me Jewish, and my children Jewish. And Brooke [Mueller], my ex-wife is Jewish. So, I guess I should've rolled all that out too." (End Quote)

Sheen's father, actor Martin Sheen, is well-known to be a devout liberal Catholic and the son of an Irish Catholic immigrant mother and a Spanish (from Spain) Catholic immigrant father.

Martin Sheen's birth name—and still legal name is Ramon Estevez. His four children include Charlie Sheen (legal name Carlos Estevez) and actor Emilio Estevez.


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However, Charlie's mother, usually identified as Janet Templeton Sheen or, simply Janet Sheen, is a lot more obscure figure. Sources all agree that she and Martin Sheen married in December 1961. She is described as being an art student on scholarship in New York City when she and Martin Sheen met. Martin Sheen was born in August, 1940.

Janet Sheen is described as being born in July, 1944 in several sources. If this date is correct, Janet was 17 when she wed, and Martin Sheen was 21. Their first child, Emilio, was born in May, 1962. If you do the math re: Emilio's arrival—you can see why they wed so young.

In researching Janet's background—I tried to "parse" Charlie's statement to Access Hollywood. He says that his mother's father's identity is unknown.

One would presume that this means that Charlie's maternal grandmother either did not know the name of the man who fathered Janet or chose to keep this secret. I can think of no other logical interpretation of this statement.

It is totally illogical to believe that Charlie Sheen is claiming to be Jewish by virtue of an "unknown" maternal grandfather. Charlie Sheen must be claiming to be "Jewish" by virtue of some Jewish ancestry on his maternal grandmother's side --- or—much more unlikely—that his mother is a convert to Judaism.

There is no evidence for the latter possibility. As a matter-of-fact, in 1968, while talking to the NY Times for a full scale profile, Sheen said this: "Oh, I argue with Janet a lot. She's a devout atheist and I'm a Catholic."

But let's get back to more rational speculation. Perhaps, as I said above, Charlie is saying that his mother, Janet, is Jewish by virtue of Janet's maternal ancestors.

It was not easy finding Janet's mother's name. I had some luck in the Google newspaper archive. Janet Sheen's mother is mentioned in three articles in the Youngstown, Ohio Vindicator newspaper. The two of most relevance are discussed below. The first, dated July, 26, 1963, mentions the visit to North Benton, Ohio of young actor Martin Sheen and his wife, Janet. They were visiting North Benton residents identified as Janet's parents---Ray and Lena Conde.

I don't believe that Ray Conde is the father of Janet Sheen (just her stepfather) and I couldn't find out much about him. Clearly, however, Lena Conde is the mother of Janet Templeton Sheen.

On Sept. 13, 1994, the obituary of Lena Conde appeared in the Vindicator. The obituary said that Conde, a former North Benton resident, a homemaker, died in the home of her daughter in Malibu, California and that her daughter's name was Janet Sheen. The obit goes on to say that Lena Conde was born on April 30, 1918 in Salyersville, Kentucky.

The obituary identifies Lena's parents as Samuel (also known as "Tom"), and Martha Flynt Martin, and notes that Lena had three siblings who predeceased her—sisters Mary Elizabeth Love and Iva Ryan, and brother Bruce Martin. Lena's late husband is identified as "Roy Conde" (not Ray).

Obituary:

I suspect most readers who have got to this point are thinking---none of these last names sound in the least "Jewish" and where is Salyersville, Kentucky?

Well, here is a reference article on Salyersville. As you can see, this town (a county seat) is in a very rural area of Kentucky pretty far away from any major population center. It had less than 2,000 people in 2000. It is an almost all-white town. It is quite far away from the few Jewish communities of any size in Kentucky (i.e., Lexington and Louisville).

Let's put it this way—a Jewish person in this town would be a rare event, now or in the past century. A check of JewishGen, a major Jewish family history site—discloses no references to this town in their huge database. A Google search of this town's name and "Jewish" brings up nothing but a few obituaries about Salyersville residents dying at the Cincinnati Jewish hospital.

Lena Martin, later Lena Conde, shows up on the 1920 census living in Salyersville, Kentucky. All the names in her household in 1920 match those in her obituary. (See in notes below, census record)

From this point (1920), assisted by a friend, we traced the matrilineal line (Lena's mother's line) back a few more generations via census and other records. Every name is a "WASP" name and this continues back, in Kentucky and Virginia, to the early 1800s. I can provide these records on request.

No person familiar with Jewish family history records, Jewish settlement in America, or any general family history expert—would have any reason to believe that there is anyone Jewish in this family line.

Obviously, Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen are besieged now with media requests. Understandably, they are barely talking to the press. They certainly aren't going to issue a special press release saying that Janet "has no Jewish ancestry." It would be an odd press release in the best of circumstances.

What we are left with is a claim of Jewish ancestry by Charlie Sheen that makes no apparent sense. No, I could not find an obituary about a church funeral for his maternal grandmother, Lena Conde. But everything else I found leads one to the conclusion that it is exceedingly unlikely that Janet Sheen has any Jewish ancestry in her mother's line. Nor is there any reason to believe she is a convert to Judaism.

THE SMOKING GUN POST-SCRIPT:

Late on March 10, I was made aware of an on-line radio/video interview with Charlie Sheen's brother, actor Emilio Estevez and a Catholic priest that took place last April.

Estevez says in the interview that there was a religious conflict between his parents---his father (Martin) is a Catholic and his mother (Janet) is a Southern Baptist--and they couldn't agree how to raise the kids--so they were not really raised in any faith (although Estevez says he is now quite close to fully embracing Catholicism).

The main news, of course, is that Estevez is saying that his mother is Southern Baptist.

So much for Charlie Sheen's claim that she is "Jewish."

The fact that Janet Sheen, Charlie's mother, is of Southern Baptist background is no surprise to me. It is the biggest Protestant denomination in the American South and "very big" in rural Kentucky, where Janet Sheen's mother was raised.

Estevez talks about his religious faith and his parents' faith in part 2 of the interview on this page (clearly marked). He talks about his parents' respective religious backgrounds about five minutes into (Part 2) of the interview.

And, by the way, On March 11, Charlie Sheen said that he is going on the road with a show entitled---ready for this?---"My Violent Torpedo of Truth." While I feel sorry in many respects for the "wacked-out" Sheen---you gotta love that "truth" is part of the show's title. The show is already booked to play Detroit on April 2, with a later stop in Chicago.

GALLIANO FOLLOWS SHEEN

I should say that in my heart I think that Charlie Sheen is not a dyed-in-the-wool Jew-hater. He was not schooled in anti-Semitism; like Mel Gibson was (Gibson's father is a notorious, life-long anti-Semite). Quite the contrary, everything I have ever read about Martin Sheen makes me think that anti-Semitism is absolutely repugnant to him.

I would give Charlie Sheen the benefit of the doubt and say—that unlike Gibson—his nasty statements about Jews are the product of a drug-addled mind that stooped to using anti-Semitic verbiage.

This said, I think Sheen, probably unconsciously, tapped into something quite old and something currently in the zeitgeist when he claimed his mother is Jewish—so as to deflect criticism such as that the ADL leveled at him.

Anti-Semites have historically twisted any event to blame the Jews. This includes blaming the Jews for their own persecution. For example, while there is no hard evidence that Hitler had any Jewish ancestry—junk history articles constantly appear claiming this are seized on by Jew-haters. Since "everything bad" is the Jews' fault, anti-Semitic reasoning goes, and most people agree killing millions is bad—it follows that Jewish self-hate by "closet" Jews is the cause of the killing of millions of Jews.

This line of reasoning also appeals to unschooled people casting about for a "pop psychology" simplistic answer for why Hitler (or others) hated the Jews so much.

Recently, Mother Jones' magazine published an article in which a friend of Jared Loughner, the alleged Tucson mass murderer, said that Loughner's mother is Jewish and that Loughner posted his admiration for Mein Kampf on his website "to get a rise out of his mother."

Anti-Semites seized on this statement to cast the blame on the Jews----a crazy guy, perhaps motivated by Nazi ideology, shoots a Jewish congresswoman. Nonetheless, they claim that it was a Jew who did the shooting—motivated by Jewish self-hatred.

I showed via public records that Loughner's mother is not Jewish. But all it took one was quote to start the "blame the Jews for their own troubles" junk.

Likewise, the Daily Mail newspaper , published in the UK, published a piece on March 5th entitled, "Why Galliano Imploded: The Fashion King is now in Rehab Fighting His obsession with his own Jewish roots." (John Galliano, as most people know, was recorded saying "I love Hitler" to strangers and is accused of making other anti-Semitic remarks)

One word on the Daily Mail newspaper —repeatedly, in my experience, they publish articles that read "intelligently"—but are made-up junk. They just make it up.

Early on, Daily Mail newspaper article say that Galliano was raised a strict Roman Catholic. Then it says that the Telegraph spoke to an unnamed "confidant of Galliano". This unnamed source says that Galliano was "obsessed with the idea of being descended from Jews."

Notice that the Daily Mail newspaper article author, Kathryn Knight, does NOT say that Galliano had such roots, but that he is "obsessed" with the "possibility." She also says that "He [Galliano] always insisted he had Jewish blood from the Sephardi Jews who came from Spain and Portugal in the 19th century."

Not only does Knight quote unnamed sources—she puts an historical error into Galliano's mouth or Galliano doesn't know what he is talking about. The Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492—from Portugal a few years later.

It is true that some Sephardim who converted to Christianity later managed to leave Spain/Portugal and reclaim their Jewish heritage. They (or their descendants) continued to flee Spain or Portugal for a century or so after the 1492 expulsion.

But there were no Sephardim leaving Spain and Portugal in the 19th century. (A few Jews, actually, started to 'return' to Spain and Portugal in the late 19th century.)

Obviously, the Daily Mail article is sloppy work and may even be completely made-up journalism.

Knight's article certainly is, however, a slam bang attention grabber. They stuck the "Jewish roots obsession" right in the headline—knowing that was the "hot part."

This article also puts Galliano right into the' box' I referred to above. He is portrayed by the Telegraph as a self-hating "Jew" who, motivated by his own twisted relationship to his (alleged) Jewish identify, got drunk and said, "I love Hitler."

If Galliano and Charlie Sheen are Jewish—then, in some way, they are off the hook for saying things that probably both of them—in better moments—know are awful and bigoted. They don't have to take responsibility for their own actions.

If they are "Jewish," the popular reasoning goes, Galliano and Sheen "cannot be anti-Semitic," and if they say obviously anti-Semitic things, it is NOT because they were drawing on the deep-rooted anti-Semitism in the Christian and Islamic world. No, their anti-Semitism or anti-Semitic remarks are the product of "an obsession with their Jewish roots" or "Jewish self-hatred."

Whether Galliano even believes he has Sephardi ancestors is really unknown.

But, I suspect that Charlie Sheen knew he had done wrong---the "Chaim Levine" cracks and the death threat against Mark Burg.

So, he invented a story about a Jewish mother---knowing that if he is "Jewish"—the world will say that he really isn't an anti-Semite. Or that as a Jew, he should get a "pass" about the "Chaim" remark, just like black people get a "pass" when they refer to another black person using the "N" word.

In other words, Charlie's off the hook if he is Jewish: Off the hook to the world---and off the hook in respect to his own conscience. I think it is better than even money that Charlie Sheen has halfway convinced himself that his mother is Jewish.

More seriously, this terrible Daily Mail piece is being cited all over the Internet for the proposition that Galliano is Jewish. Of course, it is also now all over the 'net that Charlie Sheen is "Jewish."

So, the focus of the media has partially already shifted from examining why these two men, while drug and drink addled, fell into gutter anti-Semitism—to a false perspective that two alleged "Jews" are spouting anti-Semitism.

And it is left to this underpaid writer to troll the pages of the Youngstown Vindicator-- because everybody else just takes a drug addled, crazy actor's word for it that his mom is Jewish or cannot bother to check it out.



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Fiore/Brooke Mueller Sources


I found out Brooke Mueller's mother's name (Moira Fiore) from this detailed article in the Palm Beach, Florida, newspaper. Ms. Fiore is a resident of Palm Beach. This article also says that the late Allan Mueller was Broke Mueller's father.

In the article, Ms. Fiore, Brooke's mother, is referred to as Moira Wolofsky Fiore. Subsequent research revealed that she was previously married to Kenneth Wolofsky, a wealthy real estate developer who died in 2003. She is his widow. Mr. Wolofsky's funeral was at a synagogue, so he was obviously Jewish.

The wedding announcement and the obituary both mention the daughter of Kenneth and Moira—a Sydney Lane Wolofsky. She is Brooke's half sister. The obituary mentions the name of Wolofsky's stepson—Scott Mueller. He is Brooke's full brother.

Scott lays out his family tree on this website.

Scott provides his mother's maiden name and four married names.

He also provides the names of his father (Allen Mueller) parents. Allen's mother was Minette Rockoff. Minette's father was a Lutheran minister according to this source.

Who's who in Chicago and Illinois: Volume 8

A.N. Marquis Company - 1945 - Snippet view

ROCKHOFF, Oscar Arnold William, clergyman; b Manltowoe. WIs.. Mar. 23. 1895; ". Fred William and Emma (Franke) R.; ed. Parochial School of First ... Oct. 20 1919: children— Minette Isabel, Eileen Louise. Or'dnined ministry Lutheran Ch.. ...

Allan Mueller's father was buried out of a Lutheran church.

Scott Mueller lists Solomon and Carolyn Roskin as the parents of Moira Roskin.

Ancestry.com (via social security and other multiple records) lists Solomon Roskin as being born in 1918 in New York, moving to Miami in 1966, divorcing Carolyn Roskin in 1979, and dying in 2002.

Miami Herald - October 30, 2002 - Death Notice - Classified

Death Notice - Classified FL United States ROSKIN SOLOMON, 84, of Aventura, FL, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2002. He was born in New York and graduated from Pratt Institute. Sol was a wonderful artist and an exceptional photographer. In 1966, he moved to North Miami Beach with his wife and five daughters and founded Hallmark Press, a printing company. He was a great humanitarian and philanthropic with many charities, including The Alzheimer's Care Committee/NOTABLES of Douglas Gardens, the...

In the 1920 census, Solomon Roskin is listed as the son of Russian immigrants and his parents are described as Yiddish speakers. So, he (Sol) was Jewish, for sure.

The social security death index lists Carolyn Roskin as being born in April, 1933 and dying in Boca Raton Florida in May, 2008.

Carolyn Roskin's obituary in the Palm Beach Post. Mentions family "sitting shiva". So she was Jewish, too.

Martin Sheen/Janet Sheen/Lena Conde sources

The ancestry of Charlie Sheen's father, actor Martin Sheen, is well known and is accurately reported by many sources ( even on Wikipedia and the New York Times .). He was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of a Spanish Catholic immigrant father and an Irish Catholic immigrant mother.

This article mentions Catholic background of household.

Janet Templeton Sheen birth date can be found here .

Martin Sheen recalls meeting Sheen, says she was a student.

The article in which Martin Sheen says Janet Sheen is a devout atheist must be paid for, or you have to be a subscriber to the print edition.

Martin Sheen's wife, since December 1961, is Janet Templeton, more often known as Janet Sheen.

August 11, 1968

Everything's Coming Up Roses for Romeo; Everything's Roses for Romeo

Abstract summary: He picked the name "Martin" from a friend and "Sheen" because he was a ... Oh, I argue with Janet a lot. She's a devoutatheist and I'm a Catholic. ...

The articles about Janet Sheen in the Vindicator, Ohio newspaper are referenced by the link above. They cannot be copied and pasted, because of the storage format.

This is the link of the 1920 census listing Lena Martin Conde and family. I am not sure if Ancestry.com non-subscribers can access it. The census is available for free through other sources, like public library interfaces.

1920 CENSUS RECORDS:


Name: Lena Martin
Home in 1920: Salyersville, Magoffin, Kentucky
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Tom S Martin (Profession—Farmer; Farm Laborer)
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Martha Martin (born Martha Flynt)
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tom S Martin 30 [known as "Tom"; In other sources his first name is Samuel]
Martha Martin 25
Iva Martin 6
Samuel Martin 3
Lena Martin



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