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Sources
1. Source:   Robert Patterson-Wilday family bible
2. Source:   1920 census - age 33 in January - claims born NJ
3. Source:   SHWN's timeline of R.P. Wilday kids:1965, SS Death index:Apr 1964 no loc
4. Source:   Rosedale & Rosehill Cemetery burial search at www.rosedale-rosehill.com
Link:   http://www.rosedale-rosehill.com

Notes
a. Note:   New York Times, Sep 6, 1914 p.4 RED CROSS RELIEF UNITS ARE CHOSEN 33 Doctors and 122 Nurses Will Sail Tomorrow to Care for Wounded in Europe. ... The American Red Cross steamship Red Cross, formerly the Hamburg-American liner Hamburg, will sail from the Bush Terminal Sotes in Brooklyn tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. All of the doctors and nurses who have been assigned to duty with the various armies of the warring powers in Europe have arrived in New York and the entire corps of nurses under Miss Helen Scott May, have reported and will go aboard the Red Cross tomorrow morning. ... NEW JERSEY -- S. Louise Stone, supervisor; Hattie B. Moore, Grace Wilday, Linda K. Meirs, Margaret B. Purvis, and Ellen Jane Thomas. ...
  New York Times Feb 12, 1916 p. 11 To and From Europe. ... Among the passengers arriving yesterday from Copenhagen on the Oscar II were: ... Miss Grace Wilday ...
  New York Times, June 20, 1926 p. 2 GERMANY AND AUSTRIA SEND MEDALS TO NURSES They Will Be Presented Through Red Cross to American Women -- Several Live Here. WASHINGTON, June 19 (AP) -- The American Red Cross has received a number of medals, tokens of appreciation from German and Austrian Red Cross societies, to be presented to nurses who served with units in those countries prior to American entry into the World War. They were among those who sailed on the "mercy ship" sent across the Atlantic on Sept. 12, 1914. ... Grace Wilday Elizabeth, N.J.; ...
  1923 passport application #301393 from ancestry.com {handwritten note: See Father's appl., #639} {stamped DEPARTMENT OF STATE PASSPORT JUN 1 1923 ISSUED WASHINGTON} FORM FOR NATIVE CITIZEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF New Jersey COUNTY OF Union I, Grace Wilday, a NATIVE AND LOYAL CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, hereby apply to the Department of State, at Washington, for a passport. I solemnly swear that I was born at Brooklyn, in the State of New York, on or about the 27th day of March, 1886; that my father Robert P. Wilday was born in London, England and is now residing at 307 Grier Ave, Elizabeth, New Jersey; that he emigrated to the United States, from the port of Antwerp, Belgium on or about November 1880; that he resided 43 years, uninterruptedly, in the United States from 1880 to 1923 at Brooklyn, NY + Elizabeth NJ; that he was ... citizen of the United States before the Clerk Court of Kings county at Brooklyn, NY on ... 20, 1886, as shown by the Certificate of Naturalization presented herewith; that I am the IDENTICAL PERSON described in said Certificate; that I have resided outside the United States since my naturalization at the following places for the following periods: __ none __ and that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence being at Elizabeth in the State of New Jersey, where I follow the occupation of Grad Nurse - school nurse. ... {previous passport??} was obtained from Washington on Sept. 1914 ...ded in port Hoboken, NJ, I am about to go abroad temporarily, and intend to return to the United States within 2 months with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein; and I desire a passport for use in visiting the countries hereinafter named for the following purpose: England - Pleasure I intend to leave the United States from the port of New York sailing on board the S.S. Aquitania on July 24th, 1923. OATH OF ALLEGIANCE Further, I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion: So help me God. {signature} Grace Wilday Sworn to before me this 29th day of May, 1923 Wm B. Martin Clerk of the Common Pleas Court at Union County, NJ
  {page 2 - passport application} Age: 38 years - single Mouth: medium Stature: 5 feet, 2� inches, Eng. Chin: medium Forehead: medium Hair: brown Eyes: Blue Complexion: Fair Nose: Small Face: oval Distinguishing marks: none IDENTIFICATION May 29, 1923 I, Charles L. Morgan, solemnly swear that I am a native citizen of the United States; that I reside at Elizabeth; that I have known the above-named Grace Wilday personally for five years and know her to be a native citizen of the United States; and that the facts stated in her affidavit are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. {signature: Charles L. Morgan...} Applicant desires passport to be sent to the following address: Grace Wilday 307 Grier Ave. Elizabeth, NJ {photograph with signature Grace Wilday}
  from ellisisland.org ship manifest for Franconia (1923) arrival: Aug 26, 1923, departure: Liverpool, page 0492 line 0028: Wilday, Robert P., M, age 75y4m, Widowed, resides: Elizabeth, N.J. line 0029: Wilday, Beatrice J., F, age 47y7m, Single, resides: Elizabeth, N.J. line 0030: Wilday, Grace, F, age 38y4m, Single, resides: Elizabeth, N.J.
  Social Security Death Index - Ancestry.com GRACE WILDAY b. 27 Mar 1885 d. Apr 1964 (No Location Given) (No Location Given) 139-30-0485 issued: New Jersey (Between 1955 and 1956)
  New York Times - April 21, 1964, p. 37 {also appeared April 22, 1964, p. 47} WILDAY -- Grace, on April 19 of 614 Park Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. Funeral service at Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, Tuesday, April 21, at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Grace Wilday School, Roselle, N.J.


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