Audrey Gertrude Carlyon was born at Ishpeming, Michigan the daughter of Peter Carlyon and Lillian May Hulmes, natives of New Jersey. The family returned to New Jersey where she spent most of her short life. The following are extracts from the local newspaper, the Rockaway Record.
Frederick F. Hulmes was born November 2, 1841 the son of Christopher Hulmes, a iron bloomer and Hannah Henderson of Jefferson, Morris County, New Jersey. Frederick followed his father into the iron industry, but as a miner. On December 26, 1860 Frederick married Emily Shoars, daughter of Robert Shoars and Nancy Rochelle. Home was Jefferson and it was here that son Charles Hulmes was born in 1861.