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1907 Mary Forward Kooser Sargent at Coney Island RPPC Photo Postcard


On a single day in September of 1906, 200,000 postcards were mailed from the amazing American Coney Island beach area and amusement park of New York. This is a beautiful early Coney Postcard RPPC, Real Photo Postcard, and is clearly identified as taken on May 18, 1907 which was a Saturday. It shows 2 young identified women in their twenties; Mary Kooser Sargent and her friend Sally Zimmerman. It was unsent, with an empty American once cent stamp box.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Mary Forward Kooser Sargent 1875-1963
Birth: Jul. 4, 1875, Westport, Connecticut
Death: Jul. 11, 1963, Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Her Father: Judge Francis J. Kooser 1846-1932, see below
Her Mother: Maud Ogle Kooser 1847-1905
Her Brother: Ernest Ogle Kooser 1871-1954
Her Husband: William Dunlop Sargent 1845-1911 of Brooklyn NY
Their Children:
Maud Sargent 1909-1992, also seen as Maude Sargent
Lydia Letitia Sargent
William Dunlap Sargent Jr. 1908-1965
Sarah Sargent, born 1911
Buried at the Chelten Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Her father: Who's Who in Pennsylvania, A biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries, Edited by John W. Leonard; Second Edition, 1908:
"KOOSER, Francis J.: Jurist; born in Somerset, Pennsylvania., June 15, 1846. He was educated in the public schools, the Millersville State Normal School, and the Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, and taught as principal of the Somerset schools and for several terms in the Normal School of Somerset County. After serving as clerk under his father¡ then county treasurer, he read law in the office of Hon. W.H. Koonitz and was admitted to the bar in 1867, being elected district attorney in the next year. In 1875 he was elected prothonotary and clerk of the court, the business panic of that period rendering his term of office a very busy one. As a lawyer he was very able and had to do with many important cases. On three occasions he received the Republican nomination for Congress, and in 1890 he was nominated for president judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the Sixteenth Judicial District. He was again nominated in 1901 and was this time elected for the term expiring in January, 1912. Somerset County had been just before made a separate judicial district. Address: Somerset, Pa."

Mary F Kooser United States Census, 1900
Somerset Township, Somerset borough, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Age: 25
Marital Status: Single
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthdate: Jul 1875, born in Pennsylvania
Parent's Birthplace: Both Pennsylvania
Household Age Birthplace:
Frank J Kooser Head M 54 Pennsylvania
Maud O Kooser Wife F 53 Pennsylvania
Ernest O Kooser Son M 29 Pennsylvania
Mary F Kooser Daughter F 25 Pennsylvania
Nellie Kooser Daughter F 21 Pennsylvania
Harriet F Ogle Mother-in-law F 73 Pennsylvania
Minerva Meuser Servant F 19 Pennsylvania

Mary F Sargent in the Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906-1964
Name: Mary F Sargent (Mary F Kooser)
Age: 88
Birth Date: 4 Jul 1875
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: Jul 11, 1963
Death Place: Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Father: Francis J Kooser
Mother: Maud Ogle Kooser
Spouse: William D. Sargent

Electrical Review, Volume 42, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1903, Electrical Engineering: "Dinner for Mr. W.D. Sargent: "Mr. William D. Sargent, vice-president of the New York & New Jersey Telephone Company, was married on Wednesday of this week at the home of the bride, Miss Mary F. Kooser, at Somerset, Pennsylvania. A number of New York friends of Mr. Sargent were present at the ceremony, traveling in a special car from this city. On Saturday, February 14, a number of the electrical friends and associates of Mr. Sargent tendered him a bachelor dinner at the Hamilton Club, in Brooklyn. The occasion was a most delightful one, and was presided over by Mr. Charles F. Cutler, president of the New York & New Jersey Telephone Company, Mr. Henry Sanger Snow, treasurer of the same company, acting as toastmaster. A number of informal little speeches was made."

This is a beautiful vintage photo showing a day in the life of Mary and her friend Sally. They sit in a photographer's studio prop of wooden boat, with a white linen backdrop. Both women wear turn of the century hats and beautiful vintage fashion clothing. It was found in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Mary's husband, William Dunlap Sargent was one of the inventors of the telephone, and served as a telegraph operator in the American Civil War under US General Burnside. 

Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy       Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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