Posted By:Carolyn La Porte
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Subject:Re: Wm Fred Edwards b1866 England & Rosa Thompson in Toronto Canada
Post Date:October 19, 2012 at 15:18:15
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Forum:Ontario, Canada Genealogy Forum
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Hi Robert,

This info is not in the order of the questions you asked but just as I found it. I did not find deaths/burials for William or Rosa but the database at ancestry only goes to 1938 so they may have died after that ?

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928 about Louisa Annie Edwards
Name:       Louisa Annie Edwards
Birth Place:       London, England
Age:       25
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1894
Father Name:       William F Edwards
Mother Name:       Rosa Ann Edwards
Spouse Name:       Robert Burnham
Spouse's Age:       36
Spouse Birth Year:       abt 1883
Spouse Birth Place:       Toronto, Ontario
Spouse Father Name:       Benjamin Burnham
Spouse Mother Name:       Isabel Bishop
Marriage Date:       12 Aug 1919
Marriage County or District:       York

The witness to the marriage were: John Burnham and Agnes Margaret Edwards
where it shows her mother's name as Rosa Ann Edwards in brackets it says surname was Thompson
Husband is an auto mechanic and he is also a widower
Louisa is an operator
** notice her birth shows as London, England
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Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928 about Agnes Margaret Edwards
Name:       Agnes Margaret Edwards
Birth Place:       England
Age:       21
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1902
Father Name:       Wm Edwards
Mother Name:       Rosa Thompson
Spouse Name:       John Wesley Burnham
Spouse's Age:       21
Spouse Birth Year:       abt 1902
Spouse Birth Place:       Toronto, Ontario
Spouse Father Name:       Benjamin Burnham
Spouse Mother Name:       Isabella Bishop
Marriage Date:       6 Jun 1923
Marriage County or District:       York
Registration district:       York

Witnesses were William Edwards and Rosa Edwards
Husband is an auto mechanic and Agnes is a telephone operator
Her birth place just says England, not city mentioned

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1911 WARD 6, TORONTO WEST, ON
10 BROCK AVE.
EDWARDS
William, age 44, machinist, born July 1866 England

Rosa, age 46, wife, born Oc.t 1864 England

William, age 20, machinist, son, born Nov. 1890 England

Louisa, age 17, clerk, daughter, born Jan. 1894 England

Agnes, age 9, daughter, born Feb. 1902 England

As daughter Agnes was married in Ontario in 1923, her parents were likely still there at the time which explains not finding them in 1920 US census.

There is a William J. Edwards in border crossings for 1915 - he is shown as a motorcycle tester, age 24, born England. His contact is father Wm. F. Edwards
Toronto, ON
William is going to Springfield, MA

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954 about William J Edwards
Name:       William J Edwards
Arrival Date:       Dec 1915
Port of Arrival:       Buffalo, New York, United States
Age:       24
Birth Date:       abt 1891
Birth Country:       England
Gender:       Male
Race/Nationality:       English
Record Type:       Manifests

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This 1930 census for him shows he arrived in 1915 so looks like the border crossing is right one.

1930 WETHERSFIELD, HARTFORD, CT
EDWARDS
William J., age 39, engineer (looks like it says aviator manufacturing but not sure) born England parents born England, immigrated 1915, naturalized, married at age 28

Helen M., age 35, wife, born CT father born PA mother born CT, married at age 24

John P., age 9, son, born CT father born England mother born CT

Phillip R., age 4-4/12, son, born CT father born England, mother born CT

ROBINSON
Helen L., age 64, widowed, mother-in-law, born CT parents born CT


1940 WETHERSFIELD, HARTFORD, CT
PORTLAND STREET
EDWARDS
William J., age 40, machinist. air craft, born England - in same house in 1935

Helen M., age 35, wife, born CT - in same house in 1935

Philip R., age 14, son, born CT - in same house in 1935

HAMEL
Louis J., age 48, (cannot read his occur.) boarder, born CT in East Hartford in 1935

RADIN
Patricia, age 7, B. Ward, born CT - in same house in 1935

1940 is first census where they ask where folks lived 5 years earlier
I suspect B. Ward is something like being a foster child ?
Ages for William an Helen do look like 40 and 35 in the image but off by 10 years - wonder why? census are often off on years but 10 years is a lot.



Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001 about William J Edwards
Name:       William J Edwards       
Death Date:       29 Jun 1949
Death Place:       Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Age:       58 Years
Birth Date:       abt 1891
Marital Status:       Never Married (Single)
State File #:       09531
Residence :       Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Gender:       Male
Race:       White

*** note that it says he never married !!


1930 HARTFORD, HARTFORD, CT
7 BROWNELL AVE.
EDWARDS
William F., age 63, janitor, tenement block, born England parents born England, immigrated 1919

Rosa A., age 65, wife, maid, hospital, born England parents born England, immigrated 1919

*** perhaps they did immigrate in 1919, and their daughters stayed in ON

I am assuming the daughters stayed in ON as I do not find them in US 1930 or 1940 census.


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about William John Edwards
Name:       William John Edwards
City:       Springfield
County:       Hampden
State:       Massachusetts
Birthplace:       London,England
Birth Date:       16 Jan 1890
Race:       Caucasian

This fellow seems to match with the fellow from the border crossing of 1915 and I thought he was your fellow, but this man born Jan. 16, 1890 while 1911 census shows your Wm. J. born Nov. 1890 so now I'm not so sure

1901 CENTRAL HACKNEY, ALL SOULS CLAPTON, LONDON, ENGLAND
15 MANDEVILLE
EDWARDS

William F., age 34, mechanical engineer, born Shoreditch, London

Rosa Annie, age 36, wife, born Shoreditch, London

William John, age 10, son, born Enfield, Middlesex

Louisa Annie, age 7, daughter, born Edmonton, Middlesex

I'll post a bit more for you in separate posting.

Carolyn L