William Hudson Naturalization Record

William Hudson was naturalized as a US citizen on February 28, 1857. He immigrated from Baildon, Yorkshire, England in September 1848 with his family. He was the second husband of Margaret Cooper Ellison, and the step-father to Benjamin Walker Ellison and his older sister Mary Maria Ellison (married three times: Dawson, Martin, Robinson). Margaret and William had at least three children together: Anna, Emma, and Elizabeth. I can find records only that Anna survived to adulthood. She married Enoch Robinson (as did her half-sister Mary).

The Naturalization Act of 1855 made for the situation that all of William’s children born outside of the USA (Mary Maria, Benjamin, and Anna were born in Baildon, Yorkshire, England) and his alien immigrant wife became US citizens upon his naturalization.

William was a good step-father as evidenced by the fact that Benjamin went by the last name of Hudson for quite some time as a young man, and he named his second son William. He did not name any of his sons after his birth father, Walker Ellison. Benjamin learned the trade of being a maltster from William: the grew the ingredients for beer and brewed the beer. William Hudson died in 1860, one year after Margaret, at the age of 45, leaving the children orphaned.

The original record (with little information on it):

WilliamHudsonNaturalizationTwo

And the card:

WilliamHudsonNaturalization

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John & Edith Dorothy Tasker Family

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.

William Baines & Elizabeth Hurst

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:

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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.

 

Mrs. Mary Carroll aboard the Aurania to America

Mrs. Mary Carroll, wife of the recently deceased John Carroll, of County Down and Armagh, Northern Ireland made her way to New York and arrived on 20 APR 1891 with three of her children: Mary Ann, age 19; Peter, age 11; and Maggie, age 11 (9 would be correct). She was on the ship Aurania, departing from Queenstown, Ireland and Liverpool, England. She carried two pieces of luggage for the entire family.

You will note that her son John Carroll was also aboard this ship. He is listed on another page of the ship’s documents.

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Source Citation: Year: 1891; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 565; Line: 4; List Number: 498.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Original data:Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

N.Y. Passenger List, 1820-1957 Hudson Family

15 Sep 1848 the William Hudson family of England arrives on the Ship Senator in New York, NY, USA.

The family is listed as follows:

Hudson, William, age 32, Malester

Hudson, Margaret, age 29, wife

Hudson, Ann, age 2

Emma, 4 mos

Maria, age 8

Walker, age 6

Maria is the daughter of Margaret Cooper and Walker Ellison. Walker died 31 MAR 1841.

Walker is Benjamin Walker Ellison, the son of Margaret Cooper and Walker Ellison. Throughout his life, he is referred to as Walker, Benjamin W., Benjamin William, and even DW Hudson on one census.

Source Citation: Year: 1848; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_75; Line: 11; List Number: 1061; Page Number: 1.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data:

  • Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.