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MAULE Randolph Weyman
Birth: 30 Dec 1861 New York, N.Y.
Death: 12 Apr 1934 Philadelphia, Pa.
Cause of Death: chronic myocardial
Burial: St. Dennis Cemetery, Highland Park, Delaware Co., Pa.
Randolph was an upholsterer. He lived in Highland Park, Delaware Co., Pa., where he
built the first house in that town. At the time he died, Randolph lived at 1715 N. 55th
Street in Phila., Pa.
One day in 1884, Randolph saved a young man from drowning. The would-
be victim, Tom Hickey, invited Randolph to dinner as a gesture of appreciation,
because he could not, as he told Randolph, afford to do much else. Randolph met
Tom's sister Mary, and apparently was sufficiently interested that he became a
frequent visitor at the Hickey home and a most resolved suitor of Mary. Finally,
Randolph asked Mary to marry him, and she replied that she could not, because
Randolph was a Quaker and she was a Catholic, and that her church would forbid it.
Randolph disappeared for a short time (his immediate response to Mary has not been
preserved), and then once again appeared at the Hickey home, telling Mary that she
could now marry him; when asked by Mary to explain, Randolph replied that he had
taken instructions and had become a Catholic. Randolph and Mary were soon married.
Randolph's change in religious persuasion was not disclosed to his parents
until his engagement to Mary. Family accounts are that Edward, Randolph's father,
immediately rewrote his will, taking Randolph out of it. It is not clear that this
happened. It did not matter, because by the time the trust funds under Edward's will
would have been available to Randolph and his family, the Depression had wiped out
the family wealth, which had been invested too heavily in a few mortgages and banks,
all of which failed.
On Apr. 5, 1887, Randolph was disowned by the Society of Friends for marrying
someone not a member of meeting. Mary was born in Mar. 1864 in Pa., and died on
Oct. 15, 1905, in Highland Park, Pa.
Source: Maule, Gen of the Maule Fam. (Supp.); Chandler Desc.; 1900 Pa. census
Phila. Bulletin, Apr. 13, 1934, p. 39; Francis Maule (1E5222141); Dorothy O'Brien
(1E5222142); Robert Foley (1E5222111); Marie Fitzgerald (1E5222628); Edward
Maule (1E5222148); Rec. of Chester, N.J. MM
lived at 1715 N 55th St when he died
1985 research at Philadelphia City Hall Archives
owned lots 21 and 22 in section Y in Eagleville Heights, Montgomery Co., Pa.
left $150 to Mrs. Agnes Weightman, at whose boarding home he lodged
Records of St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown, Pa., obtained by Jennie E. Zappone
Maule in April 2004
1880 in Aston, Delaware Co., Pa.
1900 in Philadelphia, Pa. upholsterer 2233 Huntingdon St.
1910 in Upper Darby, Delaware Co., Pa. widower upholsterer
1920 in Philadelphia, Pa. boarder with Weightmann family at 6110 Vine Street, packer
1930 in Philadelphia, Pa. lodger with Weetman family 1715 N 55th St no occ
MAULE Edward Randolph ()
WEYMAN Caroline Hartman ()
MAULE Randolph Weyman (30 Dec 1861 - 12 Apr 1934)
Marriage To HICKEY Mary J. (Mar 1864 - 15 Oct 1905)
m. 24 Feb 1885 Moorestown, N.J.
HICKEY Maurice Henry (13 Jul 1835 - 10 Feb 1901)
DOWLING Sarah Ann (29 May 1838 - 25 Nov 1918)
Children by HICKEY Mary J. Mar 1864 - 15 Oct 1905
MAULE Mary Randolph J. (8 Jan 1887 - 14 Dec 1964)
MAULE William (1888 - 5 Aug 1888)
MAULE Joseph Randolph (May 1889 - 17 Sep 1905)
MAULE Randolph Aloysius (22 Apr 1890 - 5 Sep 1955)
MAULE Edward Randolph (3 May 1891 - 1951)
MAULE Sarah ("Sallie") (13 Jun 1892 - 21 Sep 1893)
MAULE Agnes (15 Mar 1894 - 5 Jul 1894)
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