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Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« on: Wednesday 09 February 11 01:29 GMT (UK) »
I'm after any information on Percy Pryke Woodbridge.

I'm not sure if this should be on the USA or the Canada board as he seems to be present in both countries at various times.

He was born in 1887 Abingdon, Berkshire, England to parents Charles and Elizabeth (nee Dines).

He left Liverpool, ENG on 11 Mar 1909, bound for Saint John, NB, Canada on board the Tunisian.

I have found a couple of online snippets about him in books.

Percy P. Woodbridge is the well known efficient secretary of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, which position he has held since 1924.  Mr Woodbridge is a native of England.  He was born in the famous old city of Oxford on February 18, 1887.  His father, Charles Woodbridge, also a native of Oxford was a farmer, miller and grain merchant.  He died in 1904 at the age of 57 years.  The mother, Elizabeth (Dines) Woodbridge was born in......

Ref:  Historic Michigan, Land of the Great Lakes, Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Michigan Historical Commission 1928.

Everything in the snippet about England is true other than the Oxford birthplaces.  Both father and son were born in Abingdon, Berkshire.

He is mentioned in other snippets from books relating to Calgary, CAN and perhaps agriculture (not enough to go on)

Is anyone able to find out any more information about Percy?  Who he married (if he did), children etc.  Anything would be great.

Thanks
Alison  ;D








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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 01:43 GMT (UK) »
Hello ajf25,

According to a family tree entry your Percy married Mary Gwendoline Edwards 28 June 1911 in
Petersborough, Ontario, Canada.  Mary Gwendoline Edwards born 29 Aug 1890 in England and died  24 Jul 1966 in Alameda County, California. They had 2 sons and a daughter.

Appear on the 1930 Census of Arlington, Virginia + a few further details

Percy P Woodbridge 43 Rents home $62. Married at 24 years. Immihgrated 1923. PA. Secretary. US Government.
Mary G Woodbridge 39 Married at 20 years. Immigrated 1923 PA
Betty M Woodbridge 16 Born Canada. Immigrated 1923 AL
John Howard Wilcox Woodbridge 13 Born Canada 18 May 1916 Calgary. Died 02 Jul 1986 in Chesterfield, St. Louis, Missouri.  Immigrated 1923 AL
Eileen I Woodbridge 13 Born Canda Immigrated 1923 AL

California Death Index shows:- Percy P Woodbridge  - Birth Date: 18 Feb 1887 -  Other Country
Death Date: 6 Jul 1975  -  Alameda.

Marriage Details:-  Percy Pryke Woodbridge Age: 24. Born about 1887
Father Name: Charles Woodbridge  -Mother Name: Elizabeth Dines
Spouse Name: Mary Gwendoline Edwards. Aged 20 years - Father Name: John W Edwards  - Mother Name: Caroline Selina Bates
Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1911 : Peterborough. Ontario

Appears in Calgary West, Alberta in 1916

Percy P Woodbridge  28 Immigrated 1909. Secretary United Farmers Alberta
Gwendoline Woodbridge  25 Immigrated 1909
Elizabeth Woodbridge  2 Born Alta
Son Unnamed  Woodbridge  0  Born Alta
Daughter Unnamed  Woodbridge  0  Born Alta
Jessie Creed  36 Nurse born England.



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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 01:59 GMT (UK) »
The son is listed on US Veterans Gravesites:- John H Woodbridge. Born 18 May 1916 and died 2 July 1986.  Interment Date: 3 Jul 1986.  Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis, MO 63125 Buried At: Section Nn Site 464
Service Start Date: 6 Jun 1945 - PVt - US Army  World War II

California Death Index:-


Mary G Woodbridge. 29 August 1890 England Died 24 July 1966 Alameda.
Mother's Maiden Name: Bates
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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 02:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Sandra,

There's a wealth of information there.

Alison  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 06:16 GMT (UK) »
To add to the information for anyone researching Percy:

Thanks to Sandra's information, I've found the following:

Mary Gwendoline M. Edwards departed Liverpool, ENG with her family on 16 April 1908, on board the Corsican, bound for Montreal, CAN.

She was born in Stourport, Worcestershire, ENG with her birth being registered in the Dec qtr of 1890 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

Her father was John Willcox Edwards b. c1854, a butcher.
Her mother was Caroline Selina Bates b. c1861.
In 1881-1891, they lived in Lower Mitton, Worcestershire.


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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 10:12 GMT (UK) »
Hello ajf25,

Quite a few Canadian Passenger Lists and a Border crossing for Percy as well.

Border Crossing from Canada to the USA - Percy Woodbridge . Born about 1887 Abingdon.  England. Aged 22 years.
Single. Farmer. States he is a Citizen of Canada. Elizabeth Woodbridge (Mother) Calgary. Alberta was the name and permanent address he used in Canada. He had $50. Wasgoing to a friend:- Henry Crocker. Millford. Cal.
5ft 11 ins. Dark Complexion. Dark Eyes. Brown Hair. Two moles right under neck.
Port of Arrival: St Albans, Vermont, arriving June 1909

Canadian Passenger List:-  Percy Woodbridge. Born about 1887 and aged 21 years.  Port of Departure: Liverpool, England to Montreal. Quebec arriving 26 April 1908 on SS Corsican. Occupation:- Farmer. Going to Fenelon Falls. Com Paid C E G  K o xxx  ???
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Canadian Passenger List:- Percy Woodbridge  - Age: 21  - abt 1888. Farm Hand. Liverpool to Halifax. Nova Scotia.  - Date of Arrival: 20 Mar 1909  - Vessel: Tunisian.

PP Woodbridge born Feb 1887 England appears in  Peterborough West Ontario in 1911 (YMCA) as a lodger. Single. Immigrated 1909. Anglican. Occupation:- Farming.



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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 10:29 GMT (UK) »
Gwendoline Mary Woodbridge, Aged 32 years and born 1888 Stonepool. Emngland croosed the Border Canada to the USA - Arriving  14 Dec 1920  - Sweet Grass, Montana, United States on SS Onsason
Also travelling Eileen Woodbridge aged 7 years.
 Uncle R J Edwards. 304 Burns Avenue. Hamilton. Ontario. Husband and Father Percy P Woodbridge. Sterling. Colo (Gratian Hotel)

Looking at entries for the children - the date of this one should be Dec 1923 - all the children accompanied. Betty aged 9 years. john and Eileen 7 years
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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Mary Gwendoline Edwards - Birth:  1890, England  -Death:  Jul. 24, 1966 -Alameda County -California,

Burial:Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park  Hayward Alameda County California.
Plot: Chapel of Repose N4-6A

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Percy Pryke Woodbridge - Birth:  Feb. 18, 1887 Old Windsor, England  Death:  Jul. 6, 1975 California.

Burial:Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park Hayward Alameda County California.
Plot: Chapel of Repose N4 - 6A


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