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Title: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: EdCan on Friday 09 February 18 21:46 GMT (UK)
I am having trouble finding a marriage for Annie.
Annie Simmonds born 1874 Guildford. She married Charles Felix Leroy 1903 and they had son Leonard Stanley Felix in 1904. Charles died in 1919 and Annie came to Canada. When Leonard came to Canada in 1923 he said he was going to mother Annie Hampton of West Vancouver. Annie Hampton died 26 Oct 1953 and death reported by son Leonard. Death cert described her as divorced and husband had been William Hampton. Leonard died 1972 Vancouver.
I can not find a marriage in BC records nor in Western States index. If I remember correctly when Annie came to Canada her stated destination was Vancouver.
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: AMBLY on Saturday 10 February 18 02:01 GMT (UK)
The Passenger Declaration/Ocean Arrivals Form Annie LEROY  filled in 1920 on arrival to BC Canada declared:
Age 43, single, (widow option crossed out), b Guildford
Purpose of coming to Canada: To settle and to marry.
Destined to friend: W H (or WK?) (W A?) HAMPTON of 1162 Bute Street, Vancouver
Friend or realtive in UK: Brother, A SIMMONDS of 123 High St, Deal.

Cheers
AMBLY

Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: EdCan on Saturday 10 February 18 02:18 GMT (UK)
Thanks AMBLY
When I was at the library I neglected to make a note of everything. There is also a passenger manifest for her where it states that she is returning to husband WK Hampton so he is William K Hampton of Vancouver or West Vancouver. He is a mystery

Ed
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: AMBLY on Saturday 10 February 18 03:05 GMT (UK)
A little clue maybe:

CENSUS 1921:
Marine Drive, Ward 3, West Vancouver
Head: William HAMPTON 43, b England, parents b England, imm 1905
Wife: Annie HAMPTON 42, b England, parents b England, 1905
His occupation: Manufacturer, Own Account, Silca (Silica?) Factory.
The Home is owned, 7 rooms.

1935 Canada Voter Lists - North Vancouver, Rooms O
Mrs William HAMPTON, Married Woman, Wadsley
Lenord LEROY, Manager, Wadsley

1940: Canada Voter Lists - North Vancouver:
2967 Marine Drive: Leonard LeROY S.F., Manager and Mrs Leonard LeROY S.F.
1767 Marine Drive: Mrs William K HAMPTON, widow

Cheers
AMBLY
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: AMBLY on Saturday 10 February 18 03:29 GMT (UK)
Inching closer?  ;D

William Kenneth HAMPTON
British Columbia, Canada, Death Index
Died 25 Sep 1954,  Vancouver (b abt 1883)

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR8-VL4
British Columbia Death Registrations
William Kenneth HAMPTON
Birth 19 March 1882, England, died 25 Sep 1954, age 71
Divorced

Cheers AMBLY
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: AMBLY on Saturday 10 February 18 03:42 GMT (UK)
The death cert is not much chop:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ljd/

No parents names
No divorced wife name
Informant is from the crematory /undertaker I think

Address: 1857 Graveley Road, Vancouver
In Canada 35 years - and all that time in Vancouver.  That places arrival about 1919.
Occupation: Stationary Engineer (Retired). Last worked in 1940.

Cheers
AMBLY

Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: EdCan on Saturday 10 February 18 04:02 GMT (UK)
Freebmd has no William K Hampton births but there is a William Hampton 1883 Guildford which is where Annie lived. He could be the friend on her immigration/arrival papers. If there was a marriage it was a quickie in order to show up for 1921 census

Ed
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: AMBLY on Saturday 10 February 18 04:15 GMT (UK)
There is this guy:
Same day and month of birth - but 1884

CEF - Attesting 25 Oct 1914 in Canada
William HAMPTON
DoB 19 March 1884, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Next of Kin: Sister, Mrs J J CHADWICK of Crew, Ches, England
Occupation: Machinist
Unmarried
Has served before, 1 year in the 29th Regt.
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lje/


Cheers
AMBLY
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: AMBLY on Saturday 10 February 18 04:42 GMT (UK)
That Guildford one may be the one.
His mother  maiden name Ann BERRYMAN. Father James HAMPTON
A brother Frederick born Dec Qtr 1880, GRO Registered Guildford

Census 1891, in Ockham, Guildford
RG12 - Piece: 557 Folio: 55 Page: 18
Frederick is 10, brother William is 7 - place of Birth Ockham.

Federick also CEF attested, in BC:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ljf/
Father James was his NOK.

Cheers
AMBLY

Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: AMBLY on Saturday 10 February 18 05:13 GMT (UK)
FREDERICK HAMPTON

CENSUS 1921 Canada:
Frederick lives in Skeena BC in 1921.
Single. Age 40. A Farmer. Immigrated 1907.
IMMIGRATION 1907: Arrived St John NB, 10 Apr 1907 on "Lake Champlain", out of Liverpool
Frederick HAMPTON, 26, single, Carpenter, from Surrey, going to Montreal
Not with a brother, unfortunately

DEATH 1880:
  Registered in the BC BMD records as FRED HAMPTON
He was 99 when he died 18 April 1880, 6 months shy of a 100.
Names his parents as James HAMPTON and Ann BERRYMAN
Single. Informant was a Nurse.

https://www.gent.name/bc:vips:hampton
Includes a photo of Fred & a bit of a Bio.
No mention of a brother, unfortunately.

Trying to find out if Fred had a sister who married a CHADWICK..... ???

Cheers
AMBLY

Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: sami on Saturday 10 February 18 05:29 GMT (UK)
This doesn't help much but I thought it might be of interest to you. The Vancouver City Directories show the following for the years 1921 to 1928:

1921: Le Roy Annie r 149 Hastings
1921: no Wm Hampton

1922: no Wm Hampton - no Annie Leroy

1923: Hampton, Wm K  mgr Hampton & Co. r Hollyburn (W Van)
1923: Le Roy Anne h 313 Cambie

1924: Hampton Wm K of Genl Engr & Welding Co r Hollyburn W Van
1924: no Leonard Leroy
1924: no Anne Le Roy

1925: Leroy Anna r 53 W Hastings
1925: no Leonard Leroy
1925 Hampton Wm K of Gen Eng & Weld h 3636 W 30

1926: Hampton Mrs. Anne h ns Marine nr 17 W Van
1926: no Leonard Leroy.
1926: Hampton Wm K prop Gen Eng & Welding r 1231 W 8

1927: Hampton Mrs. Anne h ns Marine nr 18th W Van
1927: LeRoy Leonard S F. shpr Pac Bolt Mfg r ns Marine nr 18th W Van
1927: Hampton Wm K prop Gen Eng r 1231 W 8

1928: Hampton Mrs. Annie h ns Marine nr 18th St W Van
1928: Le Roy Leonard S F Shpr Western Hdw & Steel r ns Marine nr 18th W Van
1928: Hampton Wm K prop Gen Eng Co r 1231 W 8

Hard to say when they got married, but they seemed to be living in different residences. Leonard was living with his mother by 1927.

sami
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: EdCan on Saturday 10 February 18 15:02 GMT (UK)
Thanks everyone. Hard to say if they did or did not marry. If they did they certainly did not seem to spend much time together.

Ed
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: sami on Saturday 10 February 18 17:45 GMT (UK)
Never expected to find this, but there was a death notice for William Kenneth Hampton in The Vancouver Sun - Sep 28, 1954, Page 30 of 42.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ljh/

Doesn't say much, but he did serve in WWI and was survived by two sisters in England.

Couldn't find a death notice for Annie.

sami
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: daretodiscover on Sunday 11 February 18 01:39 GMT (UK)
Divorced though they may have been, Annie kept his name. Deceased 26 October, 1953.

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/400fca1a-c7f4-4b1a-bb09-bc1ce35196c4

Informant is given as son, "LSF LeRoy"

Leonard Stanley F LeRoy deceased Vancouver 9 July 1972, aged 67. No death certificate posted.

edited to add: The F stood for Felix. Marriage of Leonard (born Surrey, UK) on 15 May 1937 shows his father was Charles Felix LeRoy born Brussels, Belgium.

DTD
Title: Re: Annie Simmonds Leroy marriage
Post by: EdCan on Sunday 11 February 18 02:29 GMT (UK)
Thanks but I have seen those records. Seperately I have been trying to find death of Leonards wife Dorothy Violet nee Russell without much success. I am not sure if Leonard and Dorothy stayed together as a 1965 voter record shows her with person that I assume is her son with no Leonard shown.

Ed