Back of photograph reads:
Aunt Frances (Tasker Ingham), Diane Ellison, Nana Baines, Dorothy & John Tasker
Edith Dorothy Fry Tasker and her four children in Winnipeg, Canada: Louis, Norman, Marjorie and John Jr.
Rosie Tasker as a child and as an adult. Rose Eleanor Tasker was the youngest child of Tristram and Rose Eleanor Tasker and she was born in 1901 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
The Tasker Family with Jim & Ethel Ellison, circa 1944 when Jim was serving in the US Army.
I am guessing the man on the left is Robert Tasker. Next is Dorothy Tasker, Ethel Ellison, Jim Ellison and John Tasker. Please let me know if I guessed wrong!
My great-grandparents John and Edith Dorothy Tasker were in England on the 1911 Census in Leeds, Yorkshire:
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.
Edith Dorothy and her two sons follow not long after in September of 1911. They sail on the Empress of Britain.
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.
In 1916 on the Canadian census, Edith and the children are living in Winnipeg and John is listed as being in France (WWI).
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 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:
In 1930, they are living in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
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.
Here is Edith Dorothy Fry’s baptismal record, her brother Robert Sidney is listed above her:
Edith Dorothy was the daughter of Albert Alexander Fry and Eliza Ann Sadler Fry. She immigrated to Canada with her husband John Tristam Tasker and then to Detroit, Michigan. She was the mother of Ethel Tasker Ellison.
Dorothy and her brother were born in Lewisham, Kent County but their parents had them baptized on the same day in 1889 in Thornham, Norfolk.
Edith Dorothy Fry, age 20 and John Tristam Tasker, age 21 were married in the Church of England at Beeston in the Parish of Leeds in the County of York on 3 AUG 1908.
They were the parents of Ethel Tasker Ellison.
John was a bricklayer and Dorothy a shop assistant and you will notice they shared the same address already- 4 Barkley Street, Beeston.
John’s father was Tristam Tasker – a leather splitter.
Dorothy’s father was Albert Alexander Fry- deceased- a sexton.
Tasker Family. John, Louis, Norman, Marjorie and their mother E. Dorothy in about 1918:
Robert S. Fry. Born about 1890 in Thornham, Norfolk, England. Son of Albert Alexander Fry and Eliza Ann Sadler. Brother of Edith Dorothy Fry and Hilda Fry.
Gravestone of Elizabeth Vidler Fry and George Fry in Lee Cemetery, Kent, England. George and Elizabeth were the parents of 5 children, including Albert Alexander. George was the first superintendent of Lee Cemetery.
On the back of this photograph it reads “Dad’s Home”. The handwriting appears to be that of E. Dorothy Tasker’s. Her father was Albert Alexander Fry. Albert Fry died in 1900 in England.