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Frances North Tasker

28 Feb

Ancestry had a free weekend to search UK records, so I did a little digging around on my UK lines.

I found some good stuff on Frances North Tasker. Frances was the daughter of William and Hannah North. She was born in 1827 in South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England. She married Thomas Tasker of the same town on 15 APR 1856  at South Kirkby, All Saints, Yorkshire, England.

Frances North Tasker was the mother of Tristram Tasker. Tristram was the father of John Tristram Tasker who married Edith Dorothy Fry. Edith and John were the parents of my grandmother Ethel Tasker Ellison.

Frances’s “Fanny” baptismal record: You can see that Frances’s father was a farmer. This is important information to be able to trace this family through censuses. The surname North is common and there were other William and Hannah North’s having children in South Kirkby at the same time.

francesnorthbirth

Frances on the 1851 English Census: This census shows us that Frances is living with her older brothers Henry and Isaac. Henry is a farmer of 60 acres and Isaac is working on the farm for Henry. Frances is keeping their house. They are still in South Kirkby.  See that John North lives next door and farms 10 acres. This is probably an older brother. We know that Frances’s father died then before 1851. Her mother may be living with another of her children.

francesnorth1851census

Frances and Thomas Tasker Marriage Record: From this record we learn that Thomas Tasker was a plumber and (?), that his father was John Tasker and that John Tasker was a plumber and possibly a glazier (?). William North, Frances’s father, was a farmer. We know we have the right couple then. Something else to note, Henry North was a witness for this document and both Thomas and Frances could sign their own names. The couple above them could not, they put their mark next to their names. This means both Frances and Thomas were educated.

thomastaskerandfrancesnorthmarr

Frances Burial Record: Frances was only 44 years old when she died. She was buried in South Kirkby on 1 AUG 1871. This gives us the place to search for her grave.

francestaskerburial

 

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Rose Eleanor Sugden and Tristram Tasker of Leeds, Yorkshire

7 Apr

Rose Eleanor Sugden was the daughter of William and Mary E. Sugden. She was born in Hull, Yorkshire in 1857.  She married Tristram Tasker on 24 DEC 1876 at Holbeck Church in Leeds. Tristram was listed as a leather dresser and Rose as a spinster. Note that Tristram’s father Thomas Tasker was a plumber and Rose’s father William Sugden was a soldier.

Tristram&RoseMarrRecord

In 1861 Rose Eleanor was living with her widowed mother Mary E. Sugden at 23 B? Banack St in Leeds. She had two sisters, Susannah aged 10 and Elizabeth aged 2.  Susannah was born in Ireland as was her mother Mary E.

RoseSugden1861Census

In 1871, Rose was still living with her mother on a different street in Leeds. There is a grandchild in the house, named Mary H. Wood, aged 3 months. I am guessing this girl was Rose’s daughter, but she may have been her sister’s Susannah. Susannah is a servant at the Leeds General Infirmary in 1871 and is not married. Elizabeth died in 1862.

RoseSugden1871Census

In 1881, Tristram and Rose are living at 9 Rhodes Square in Leeds. He is a leather dresser and the following children are living there: Violetta, aged 6, Tristram’s Step-daughter; Frances E., aged 3, his daughter; Eliza J., aged 1, his daughter; Mary E., aged 53, his mother-in-law who is a laundress and who was born in Ireland.

Tristram&Rose1881Census

Tristram&Rose1881CensusPage2

In 1891, Tristram and Rose are living at 4 Proctor Terrace in Leeds. He is a leather dresser and the children are: Violetta 16, Frances 13, Eliza Jane 11, Edith 9, John Tristram 3, and Eleanor Gertrude 4 months.

Tristram&Rose1891Census

In 1901, Tristram and Rose had moved to 7 Stonegate where they would live the rest of their lives. The children are: Eliza J 21, Edith 18, John T. 12, Eleanor G 10, Frederick L. 7, and Rose E. 3 months. Tristram is a tanner.

1901Tristram&RoseTasker

In 1908, Tristram Tasker was listed as a foreman and living at 7 Stonegate off Buslingthorpe Lane in Leeds.

TristramTaskerDirListing

Tristram Tasker was buried on 7 JAN 1911 at the age of 54 and his residence was listed as 7 Stonegate, Woodhouse, Leeds.

TristramTaskerDeathRec1911

He was the son of Thomas and Frances Tasker and born around 1857. He was baptized in 1859 as was his sister Elizabeth.

TristramTaskerBapt

In 1911, Rose was a widow and living at the Stonegate residence. One can only assume that they owned this dwelling of 5 rooms. Living with her are her children: Frederick Lewis 17, Eleanor Gertrude 20, Rose Eleanor 10, Frances E Ingham 33 and her two children. Frances was a visitor to England at the time and one of her children had been born in Winnipeg, Canada. This is the year John Tristram immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada. Rose reported that she had 9 children and 8 were living in 1911.

RoseTasker1911Census

I think her nine children were; Mary H. Wood, Violetta, Frances E., Eliza Jane, Edith, John T., Eleanor Gertrude, Frederick Lewis, Rose Eleanor. I believe Mary must’ve died as a child.

Rose Eleanor Sugden Tasker was buried on 22 March 1933 and was listed as living at 7 Stonegate in Woodhouse.

RoseTaskerDeathRec

John & Edith Dorothy Tasker Family

3 Apr

My great-grandparents John and Edith Dorothy Tasker were in England on the 1911 Census in Leeds, Yorkshire:

1911 England Census

1911 England Census

You can see that John was a machine shaver at a leather factory. And that Louis Albert was 2 and Norman was 3 months at the time.

John then immigrated to Canada in May of 1911 on the Hesperian. You can see that he lists himself as a bricklayer. JohnTaskerPassengerList1911

Edith Dorothy and her two sons follow not long after in September of 1911. They sail on the Empress of Britain.

EdithTaskerPassListtoCA1911

In February 1915, John signed an attestation that he was willing to service overseas for Canada. You will note that he lists prior military experience. It is difficult to read but says something then Irish. They were living at 292 Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg. He did serve in WW One for Canada and I have those papers that I will scan in.

JohnTaskerAttestation

In 1916 on the Canadian census, Edith and the children are living in Winnipeg and John is listed as being in France (WWI).

John&DorothyTasker1916CensusCA

John is still working as a bricklayer and the children are as follows: Louis 8, Norman 6, John 3, and Marjorie 1. You will note that the census is written in French.

By 1921, the family is in Charleswood, Manitoba, Canada.

John&DorothyTasker1921CensusCA

John is still a bricklayer and the children are: Louis 12, Norman 10, John 8, Marjorie 6 and Grace Muriel 3 months.

In 1923, they leave Canada and immigrate to America. Below are some of their immigration documents:

EdithDorothyFryImmCard

JohnTaskerImmCard

In 1930, they are living in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

John&DorothyTasker1930Census

John is a brickmason and the children are: Louis 21, Norman 19, John 17, Marjorie 15, Grace 8, Ethel 6, Edward 2, and Robert a baby. They are living at 136 Montana Avenue in Detroit.

Nathaniel P. Townsend Questions to Answer

5 Nov

Nathaniel P. Townsend Questions to Answer

Nathaniel was born circa 1814 in New York. I have as of yet, determined who his parents were, but am strongly leaning toward Darius and Abigail Townsend from Bolton, MA removed to Conquest, Cayuga County, New York. Darius died in 1834 in Conquest, but there are no probate records on his death.

Who were N.P. Townsend’s parents?

On 10 Feb 1839, N.P. married Betsey A Welch, the daughter of John Welch and Maria ‘Polly’ Court. They were married in Jordan, Onondaga County, New York by the Reverend William Eddy.

What church was William Eddy associated with?

In 1840, N.P. lived in Conquest, Cayuga County, New York with another male aged between 70 and 79 and two females: one is obviously his wife Betsey and one is under the age of five.

Who was the elderly male and the young girl?

NPT1840Census

In 1841, Betsey and N.P.’s only son, Darius, was born.

On 28 March 1848, Elizabeth E. Townsend was born to N.P. and Betsey.

Elizabeth’s Birth: http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ny-birth-cayuga-cato.htm

On 11 April 1848, Betsey dies in Cato, Cayuga County, New York.

Betsey’s Death:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~springport/pictures107/47d.htm

On 31 July 1849, N.P. had a child with Mary Eliza Perkins. We can safely assume they were married by then. They didn’t name this child.

Unnamed Birth: http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ny-birth-cayuga-cato.htm

What happened to this child? A child of the age to correspond with this birth date never appears again on any records.

Mary Eliza Perkins was the widow of Cyrus James Gleason of Cicero, Onondaga County, New York.

Mary had three known children with Gleason:

Sarah Elizabeth born in 1839.

Lodowiski Lovilla born in 1842.

Edson H. born in 1844.

In 1840, the Gleason family was comprised of two males, one between 10 and 14 and two females, one under age 5 (Sarah Elizabeth).

Gleason1840Census

Who was the young male in this household and what happened to him?

In 1850, N.P. and Mary were living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. N.P. was a cooper by trade. Living with them were:

Sarah Elizabeth

Lodowiski

Edson

Darius

NPT1850Census

N.P. had given his infant daughter Elizabeth up to a couple named Samuel H and Amanda (Davis) Cutler, who were living in Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York on the 1850 Census with a young child, now named Mary Alice Cutler. There are no probate guardianship records to reflect this, as control remained with the father. He did not need to go to court to give his child away.

Mary Alice Cutler became Mary Alice Ellison, wife of Benjamin Walker Ellison.

There are lots of questions that come up with this story, aren’t there? Especially, when N.P. remarried so quickly and had more children.

Charles Nathaniel Townsend was born in 1851 to N.P. and Mary. Charles married Minerva Freelove Barden and they resided for some time in the state of Washington. Charles was living in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa in 1925.

Where/when did Charles die?

Adonirum Elnathan Townsend was born 2 April 1854 to N.P. and Mary. Adonirum married Josephine Hannah Shafer in Iowa. They moved to Washtenaw County, Michigan and Adonirum died in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1904.

In 1855 N.P. was on the Wisconsin State Census in Wauwatosa Township, Milwaukee County.

On 2 April 1857 N.P. buys 80 acres of land in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

NPTLand

Eliza Jennie Townsend was born June 1860 to N.P. and Mary. She first married Charles Marsh then Riley Isaac Glazier in Ashton, Osceola County, Iowa in 1889. She died in 1926 in Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa.

On the 1860 US Census, N.P. was living in Farmington, Waupaca County, WI with:

Mary

Darius, 19

Charles, 9

Adonirum, 5

Edson, 17

Lodawiski, 19

Eliza J., one month

NPT1860Census

On 10 June 1861, Darius joined Company B, 5th Wisconsin Infantry.

In the summer of 1862, Darius disappeared. Military records conflict. He was listed as discharged due to disability after being left in Williamsburg, VA after the Battle of Williamsburg in May 1862 then listed as being a deserter in August of 1862.

N.P. told the Federal Government on a pension application that Darius was reported to him as having been killed at the Battle of Antietam in September of 1862.

Darius disappears entirely from historical/genealogical records in 1862.

With the help of Archivists, I am working on this mystery.

Can you shed any light?

On 6 August 1861, Edson joined Company A, 8th Wisconsin Infantry. He also served in the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. Edson survived the war.

On the 1870 US Census, N.P. lived in Farmington still with:

Mary

Adonirum, 15

Eliza J., 9

NPT1870Census

In 1875, N.P. was listed in Appleton, Outagamie County, on the Wisconsin State Census. He was living with one other male and two females.

NPT1875WICensus

On the 1880 US Census, NP was 66 years old and living in Grand Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin as a farmer. Only Mary lived with him at this time.

NPT1880Census

On 4 Jan 1888, Mary Eliza died in Ashton, Osceola County, Iowa.

What happened to N.P.?

I searched the microfilm death records of Osceola County, Iowa between the years 1880 and 1941. Only the record for Mary can be located.

I don’t think N.P. died in Osceola County, Iowa.

Any help anyone can offer me in answering the above questions would be greatly appreciated!

William Mason, husband of Esther Krist

25 Sep

Here are more records pertaining to William Mason as the husband of Esther Krist. You will note that he goes by Mason on both the 1920 and 1930 census and so do his children.

William Thomas Mason WW1 Draft Card:

William Thomas Mason Draft Card

William Thomas Mason Draft Card

William Mason and Esther on 1920 Census:

Name: William Mason
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Cleveland Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
District: 106
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read:
Can Write:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Sheet Number and Letter: 24A
Household ID:
Line Number: 9
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1821362
Digital Folder Number: 004383993
Image Number: 00597
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William Mason Head M 26 Kentucky
Esther K Mason Wife F 26 Ohio
Delbert W Mason Son M 2 Ohio
Evelyn R Mason Daughter F 0 Ohio

Citing this Record:
“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDP1-94N : accessed 25 Sep 2014), William Mason, Cleveland Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 24A, family , NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821362.

William Mason and Family on 1930 Census:

Name: William Mason
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
District: 0549
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Household ID: 25
Line Number: 84
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 1761
GS Film number: 2341495
Digital Folder Number: 004638900
Image Number: 01034
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William Mason Head M 36 Kentucky
Esther Mason Wife F 36 Ohio
Delbert Mason Son M 13 Ohio
Evelyn Mason Daughter F 10 Ohio
Ernest Mason Son M 8 Ohio
Harold Mason Son M 6 Ohio
Richard Mason Son M 4 Ohio
Timothy Krist Boarder M 35 Ohio
Ruby Krist Boarder F 37 Ohio

Citing this Record:
“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4ST-YQ5 : accessed 25 Sep 2014), William Mason, Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0549, sheet 1B, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1761.

William Baines & Elizabeth Hurst

11 Feb

William Baines, born 14 May 1862, was the son of Henry Baines and Margaret Catterall of Preston, Lancashire, England. He married Elizabeth Hurst.

1881 England Census:

1881EngWmBaines

 

 

1891 England Census:

1891EngWmBaines

 

1911 England Census:

1911EngCensusWmBaines

 

On 1 May 1913 William left England for New York:

WmBainesPassList

 

On 5 Sep 1913 his wife and children: Hannah, Margaret, Elizabeth, Francis, John and Jane left England for Quebec, Canada. They arrived in Quebec on 11 Sep 1913:

EBainesPassList

ElizBainesPassList

 

On 13 Mar 1916, William was killed in an accident in Detroit, Michigan:

WmBainesdeathcert.

 

Baines Family of Lancashire, England

3 Feb

Below is the 1901 England Census with the Henry Baines family. Henry et al are living in Preston, Preston, Lancashire. Daughter-in-law, Eleanor, aged 23, is also living with Henry, his wife Margaret, son Thomas and daughter Mary. Henry is a joiner.

HenryBaines1901Census

Below is the 1911 England Census. Henry is a widower and is living near his son John and his family. They are living at Old Hall, bow hill, Grimsargh, North Preston Lanes. Henry was a small poultry farmer and living also on the old age pension and John is a general laborer at the water works. His wife Ann (Moon) and six children: Martha Ann, Henry, George, Mary Ellen, John Gerrard and Agnes Jane are also living there.

JohnBaines1911Census

Below is the 1930 U.S. Census for the John Baines family, now living in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire. John arrived in Quebec, Canada in 1912 and headed to Lisbon by 1920. His children: Henry, George, John and Agnes are living with him and his wife, Ann. John is a farmer.

JohnBaines1930Census

On 16 May 1942, John Baines passed away in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire:

JohnBainesdeathcertificate

Ralston Family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1 Jan

Here is my grandfather, Ivan Ralston, on the 1925 Iowa State Census, living with his mother and father and siblings.

IowaStateCensusCollection1836-1925ForIvanPalston

 

If you Google the address: 312 E Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids you can still see the house.

In 1923, the family was living at 1633 N 8th. Ivan was working at Williams & Hunting and William at the C R I & P.

The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad was a Class 1 railroad.

In 1926, Ivan is still working at Williams & Hunting. His father William is working at Edinger Company according to the Directory below:

U.S.CityDirectories1821-1989ForIvanWRalston

Williams & Hunting Co., Manufacturers of Sash & Doors, Mouldings, Stair Work, Church, Bank, Office, and Store Fixtures, and Jobbers of Art, Plate, & Window Glass, Building Paper, Etc., in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

williams and hunting

 

The Edinger Company was a cut stone contractor in Cedar Rapids.

In 1929, Ivan is married now to my grandmother Marjorie and they are living at 817 Division Street. He is still at Williams & Hunting and she is bookkeeping at the Fleischmann Company. William is still at Edinger’s but living at 424 N 5th Avenue.

U.S.CityDirectories1821-1989ForIWRalston (1)

Sadler Family of Thornham, Norfolk, England

17 Dec

 

1871EnglandCensusJohnSadlerFamily1871EnglandCensusForElizaSadler

 

The 1871 England Census, shown above, lists the John Sadler family in Thornham, Norfolk, England. John and Elizabeth Vincent Sadler were the parents of Eliza Ann Sadler Fry, who was Edith Dorothy Fry’s mother and Ethel Tasker Ellison’s grandmother. Ethel Ellison was my Nana.

The census lists the family as living at the Life Boat and Hailehelane in Thornham. John is a “carter” and a “beerhouse keeper”. His 13 year old son is also a “carter.” A carter was a person who transported goods by wagon or cart.

John was the keeper of the Lifeboat Inn. You can click here and see the Inn: http://www.norfolkpubs.co.uk/norfolkt/thornham/thornhli.htm

When John died in 1880, his wife Elizabeth took over as the keeper.

Here she is on the 1881 Census:

1881EnglandCensusForElizaSaddler

 

Here is the Lifeboat Inn’s own site: http://lifeboatinnthornham.com/#

I also found their daughter, Eliza Ann Sadler’s baptismal record:

ElizaAnnSadlerBaptismRec

The Abraham Baines Family in Preston 1851

15 Dec

The Abraham Baines family is shown below in the 1851 Census for England, in Preston, Lancashire.

1851EnglandCensusForHenryBaines

Abraham Baines is the grandfather of James Baines and great grandfather to Alice Baines Ellison.

Note on the census his son Henry, James’s father, is 15 years old and is a joiner. It looks like the next word indicates in cupboards. Joiners were carpenters.

Abraham, spelled Abram on the census, is a labourer, discharger, on the River Ribble. His son James, 17, is doing this also.  Thomas’s occupation is listed as corn warehouseman.

The River Ribble is the only river rising in Yorkshire that flows westward and empties into the Irish Sea.  A large Viking silver hoard was found on the river banks, near Preston, in 1840.

Here are some pictures I found of the River Ribble:

RiverRibbleview

RibbleRiver RiverRibble182