Sister Yolanda (Emma) and Sister
Lucretia (Ella) (Mom's father's sisters) were
Sister Yolanda always used to say
she looked forward to going to heaven!
Sister Lacretia said Eddie would
be Bishop of Buffalo
James Hellems (Gert's dad) was a
fireman and an engineer. He was in the Navy
during the Spanish American War.
Gert's first job was at the
Webber mustard plant. Next she went to United
Utilities where she sold pots and pans.
Edward Hart, born in Wellsville,
lived in Friendship for the 1st 3 years of his
life. He then moved to 43 Ladner Street, then
South Park and Richfield(above the A & P).
Next Allegheny Street.
Ed was working at Hannah Furnace
with Joe Feyes when he met Gert
Ed Hart was once a baker.
Ed Hart worked at Trico most of
his life. Started out as a machine operator, then
moved to the standards department, then foreman
and General Foreman.
Clarence Pappas introduced Ed and
Edward J. Hart was a blacksmith
and had 2 girls.
William J. Hart was a farmer in
Friendship. The farm may have been Andrew and
Stephen Hart (Ed's father) was a
machine repair man for Chevrolet and Bell
Aircraft. He lost his fingers in a sawmill at 17
years old. Rumor has it he made some good tonic!
Catherine Doran was a
schoolteacher in Friendship
Bridget Gavin lived with Daughter
Rose. She made molasses cookies for Ed.
Frank Doran was Mayor of
Raymond Doran had a dairy farm.
He delivered milk in Friendship. Ed and Gert used
to go visit. Gert would cook and wash dishes for
the thrashers. His farm was on Black Creek road.
Thomas J. Healey was born in
County Cork, Ireland.
James Hellems (d. 1892) died in a
scalding accident at Standard Radiator Works on
July 8th, 1892.
Mom and her mother received
$36.00 per month when her father died because of
his service in the war.
Ed and Gert's witnesses for the
wedding: Bill Potter and Madonna Kane
When Ed and Gert were married
Ed's parents were living at 2370 S. Park Avenue
and Mom's parents were living at 448 #5 Perry
Dad was baptized on December
23rd, 1923. Mom on July 24th, 1927.
Legend has it that a street named
Hellems in Welland, Ontario, Canada is tied to
James Hellems (birthplace of James Hellems).