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United States of America / Re: Trevor Harrison
« on: Saturday 22 September 18 18:36 BST (UK)  »
Looking for any information on Trevor Harrison born 1848 Monmouthshire Wales,  1871  census finds him single occupation coalminer in Aberstryth Monmouthshire Llanwono Wales, he left for America sometime after to the Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania area,



Trevor Harrison was married to a Mary James and appear in the previously posted 1880 census for Wilkes Barre.

1880 census:

Also in the 1880 census for Wilkes Barre is a John C Davis. He is widowed with 5 children and a miner.

1880 census:

John C Davis marries Trevor's wife Mary after Trevor's death in 1881.


According to the original Wilkes-Barre City Cemetery records (which I have the transcriptions of saved on to a spreadsheet) Trevor died 1 Nov. 1881, age 35 years. He is buried in Lot: 71 Permit # 5129.


Like Trevor John C Davis was also killed in a mine accident, in 1895.

Find A Grave (w/article) :

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News, Wilkes-Barre Record
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Friday, May 10, 1895 - Page 8

Funeral of a Well Known Resident of the Heights who was Killed. The funeral of John C. Davis ot 316 South street, who died as a result of injuries sustained in the Hollenbaok mine on Wednesday, aged 52 years, will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'olock from tho house. Rev. John O. Jones will officiate and interment in Hollenbaok Cemetery. He was one of the oldest miners in the valley and was well known. For over a quarter of a oentury he has been a miner employed In and around Wilkes-Barre, and has always been known as a competent workman ana a respected citizen. He has always resided on tbe Heights and has taken a foremost part in every good work to help along his fellow man. He leaves a wife and a large family.

Death Notice:


Here is the family in the 1900 census. Mary is listed as widowed. Sarah is listed with last name "Davis". Though it appears Sarah's last name was not legally changed from Harrison as indicated on her marriage record, she was known as Sarah Davis.

1900 census:

In the marriage announcement for Charles H. Allen and Sarah in the newspaper, Sarah is referred to as Sarah Davis.

Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Friday, December 22, 1905 - Page 8

Allen-Davis Marriage

Charles H. Allen and Miss Sarah Davis, both well known young people of the Heights, were united In marriage last evening at Wyoming Seminary by Prof. Merritt I Harding. Mr. Harding is filling the pulpit of St. Andrews Methodist Church on Sherman street. The bride and  groom were unattended and will take up their residence at 830 Grant street.


Here is Mary in the preceding censuses.

1910 census:

1920 census:

1930 census:

Mary died in 1938.

Name:   Mary Davis
Age:   90
Birth Date:   1 Mar 1848
Birth Place:   Wales
Death Date:   26 Nov 1938
Death Place:   Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA
Father:   David James
Spouse:   John C Davis

EDIT Added-



Trevor's daughter Sarah died in 1939.


Charles and Sarah Allen's first child was a son which they named after Sarah's father Trevor ...Trevor Harrison Allen. Sadly he only lived 3 weeks and 3 Dec. 1906.

Death Notice:

Find A Grave:


Hope this gives you a little clearer and detailed picture of events.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Robert Kelly born 1878 Peterhead
« on: Friday 21 September 18 17:01 BST (UK)  »
Robert's brother Alexander Kelly died in 1933. His obit mentions his wife, children and brothers David and Robert Kelly. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Robert's brother David P(Philip) Kelly died in 1960. His obit only mentions his late wife and no mention of Robert. Was Robert already deceased or moved out of the area? David was also buried at Mountain View Cemetery.

Based on the census records and the two obits, all three brothers were bakers

United States of America / Re: Georgina Catherine Waddington or Wyllie
« on: Wednesday 19 September 18 20:03 BST (UK)  »

What happened to Georgina? She didn't die in Scotland. David remarried before the 1940 census.

Here are some links for your records and future research in CT.

Connecticut Vital Records Index of Deaths, 1897-1968



David got remarried to Mary Stuart in 1931

Connecticut Vital Records Index of Marriages, 1897-1968

Groom    Name   Bride Name   Date Married   City Married


Evergreen Cemetery Seaech

Durham / Re: Searching for ancestors of William George Bird and Hannah Bird (nee Smith)
« on: Monday 17 September 18 17:08 BST (UK)  »

George Smith
BIRTH 10 Mar 1861
DEATH 19 Dec 1914 (aged 53)
Nanticoke Cemetery
Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Wife Louisa

Death Cert;
Name George C Smith
Gender Male
Race White, Age 52, Birth Date 10 Mar 1862, Birth Place England
Death Date19 Dec 1914, Death Place Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Murry Smith
Mother Mary Kepatrisk

The Wilkes-Barre Record
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Monday, December 21, 1914 - Page 31


United States of America / Re: WW1 casualties
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 20:35 BST (UK)  »
Sons names in censuses matches what was listed in obit.

John H Coffey in 1900 with wife and children.

1900 census:

John widowed in 1910 with sons.

1910 census:

John married to May/Mary in 1930.

1930 census:

United States of America / Re: WW1 casualties
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 20:24 BST (UK)  »
Would there be any likelihood of finding anything more about John Coffey? There is very little for anyone to go on, an approximate birth year, and I see from one of the obituaries found by RH137 that he lived in Cohoes at some point.

Here's another obit For John H Coffey that was in the Utica Observer.

It give his DOB  as well as POB. It also states:  "He married May Woodworth who survives."

3rd column from right under - Death and Funerals for Utica.


United States of America / Re: WW1 casualties
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 17:27 BST (UK)  »
I'm  seeing an obit for a Mrs Mary Woodworth Nash for 27 June 1966 age 81.

Age,location, name, maiden name, DOD all seem to match, but it states she was married to a Robert Nash? Could that just be an error from who gave the information?

Obit in bottom left corner.

United States of America / Re: WW1 casualties
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 16:35 BST (UK)  »
A step closer confirming some of the details.

Several articles refer to May visiting her sister in Edmeston. That would be her sister Lula May (Woodworth) Simmons. Lula died in 1960.

Lula's obit confirms she is the daughter of Watson and Ida Lamphier Woodworth. It also mentions surviving her is a sister "Mrs. May Nash, of Utica". This confirms that May did marry a "Nash" and we are on the right track.

Middle of page at the top under "OBITUARIES"



EDIT -Added

Lula's obit in the Utica paper refers to May as Mary, "a sister Mrs Mary Nash, Utica"

US Lookup Requests / Re: New Jersey Marriage Record Lookup - Green/Anderson
« on: Saturday 15 September 18 19:26 BST (UK)  »

The 1920 US census finds them living in Vandergrift, Pa, under the names of Fred and Selina Brown. Frances has married a man called Richard C Noon and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
(Interestingly, Alfred also applies for naturalisation in the name of Fred Brown)
By the 1930 US census, Alfred & Selina have moved to Fort Worth to live with their daughter and have reverted to their proper names.

The 1920/1930 census states Alfred was a painter. His obit/death notice states he was an actor. Could one name have something to do with being an actor?

Abilene Reporter-News
Abilene, Texas
Thursday, April 17, 1941 - Page 16

 Veteran Actor Dies
FORT WORTH. April 17.-(AP)-Alfred Bryan, 72, whose 57-year career as an actor included innumerable appearances during the heydey of the little theater here, died last night.


McAllen Daily Press
McAllen, Texas
Friday, April 18, 1941 - Page 1

FORTH WORTH, April 18 (UP) Funeral services will be held today for Alfred Frederick Bryan. 72, old-time English actor, who died here Wednesday.

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