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World War Two / Re: William Beet RAF Navigator 1941-1945 Service number 1455973
« on: Saturday 12 December 20 22:16 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Queenswood, my condolences on the passing of your son, a terrible loss that no parent should experience.
 
I am hoping Emma may have a picture of her William as a young man, I can remember exactly how he looked.
William came into a conversation I was having with my family when I explained how we had young servicemen billeted with us during the war, which gave me pause to put an enquiry on Google - your post was the result.
Unfortunately I am away from home for an indefinite period - blame the virus - so I have no pictures or letters with me - never thought after all these years my hoarding would come in useful.
If Emma has a picture of her William as a young man I would be able to confirm - or not - whether it is my William.
When I return home I will be happy to post on here what I have.
I was only nine years old when "my" William was billeted with us, he made me a brooch out of a three-penny bit (highly illegal!) and I am wearing it in the photograph.
Hope to be able to continue further with this thread.

Regards

Ceeoh

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World War Two / Re: William Beet RAF Navigator 1941-1945 Service number 1455973
« on: Saturday 12 December 20 16:51 GMT (UK)  »
We had a William (Billy) Beet/s (RAF)  billeted with us in Redcar early in the war.  I have a couple of letters he wrote to my mother after he was re-posted.  I wonder if it is the same one?  I would love to know what happened to him.  Somewhere (I don't know where at this point) I have a photo of myself with him.  I know he was very young 20/21.

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The Common Room / Re: Looking for Joseph WRIGHT b approx 1850 & family
« on: Saturday 31 October 20 23:29 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for link Maiden Stone

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The Common Room / Re: Where can I post this
« on: Saturday 31 October 20 16:06 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all for the response and detailed data for the Wright family.

Yes, Elizabeth was married (1889) to Christopher Fell Porteous at the time of 1900 USA census.  I have all the information on that branch of the family.

Yes, I really did choose the appropriate board :)

Rather looks as if the pair of them were not sure which year they were born!

Joseph states 1910 census they immigrated 1883, 1900 census he says 1887.  Where does one look for immigration records prior to 1890?  I would imagine they arrived at Ellis Island but I don't know if there are records there as early as that.

This was quite a sad story health wise which started me on the trail, 3 suicides (maybe a 4th) a cot death, and a death by drowning (after a heart attack - in question by her youngest daughter), in one family.  Possibly linked to what we know of today as depression.  Elizabeth's husband was one of a family of eleven.  There is no record on that side of the family with similar tragedies.

Perhaps that provides a link to the missing 6 children?

Thank you again, a wonderful response.

Ceeoh

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The Common Room / Re: Where can I post this
« on: Friday 30 October 20 21:04 GMT (UK)  »
The FreeReg entry takes me back to the original dates I had of 1847 - 49!

Enoch a fairly good name for census purposes, will look and see what's there in 1861.

Many thanks.

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The Common Room / Re: Where can I post this
« on: Friday 30 October 20 20:58 GMT (UK)  »
Very many thanks, I was going round in circles having picked up a Joseph and Martha with daughter Elizabeth in 1871, West Bromwich and Dudley, but facts didn't fit with anything in the USA data.

Most appreciated all the information you have found for me.  They must have quite a large family as there were further children in America.

Ceeoh

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The Common Room / Looking for Joseph WRIGHT b approx 1850 & family
« on: Friday 30 October 20 20:18 GMT (UK)  »
On which board can I post this topic?

Looking for the family of Joseph Wright, but have no idea which County they were from.

Joseph Wright born c 1847  or 1851/52
Wife Martha Hale born c 1849 or 1851/52
Daughter Elizabeth born possibly October 1868
Son Albert 1877
Son Joseph 1879

They had further children in America

According to the USA census 1900 Joseph aged 48 says he was born October 1851 and married 1867, immigrated 1887
Martha also gives her age as 48 (1851)

1910 census Joseph 58 says he was born 1852 and immigrated in 1883

The daughter Elizabeth married into my paternal family and on the marriage says she was born England 14 October 1868.

If Joseph and Martha were born 1851 they would be 17 when Elizabeth was born!

Trying to find the family in England.

Thank you for suggestions

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United States of America / Re: Elizabeth Jane Wright 1868
« on: Sunday 25 October 20 22:42 GMT (UK)  »
Very many thanks Sandra, will get back to the thread when I have put all this great information together.

Ceeoh

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United States of America / Elizabeth Jane Wright 1868
« on: Sunday 25 October 20 18:09 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for the family of Elizabeth Jane Wright

Born 14 October 1868 England
Married 7 October 1889, Wilkinsburg. PA. to Christopher Fell Porteous.
Daughter of Joseph Wright of Wallace Street, Wilkinsburg. PA.
(Mother possibly Martha).
Unable to find Wright family on FindMyPast passenger lists.
Hoping there will be USA census entries for the Wright family which will provide details of other family

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