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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:18 GMT (UK) »
John Wilcox Edwards Born about 1852 England. Aged 69 years. Death Date: 27 Aug 1921  Peterborough. Ontario. Canada. Was residing 120 Brook/Brock Street. Widowed. Occupation:- Butcher. Maiden Name of Mother was Martha Wilcox. England. Name of Informant :- Ada Edwards. 190 Brock Street. Daughter.
Place of Burial:- Little Lake Cemetery. on Tuesday 30th August 1921. Undertaker:- A Comstock of 300 George Street. Peterborough. John had been ill from  January 1921 to August 27th 1921. Arterio Sclerosis and Angina Pactoris and was attended by A Moir (Physician) of 327 Charlotte Street.
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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:22 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.
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  ???

Two different ships confuse me a bit.  I've found Percy coming on the Tunisian and Mary coming on the Corsican with her family. My information is from FindMyPast, so perhaps there were two and one is not recorded there  ???

Uncle R J Edwards. 304 Burns Avenue. Hamilton. Ontario.

R J would be Mary's brother Richard J, who travelled with her and the rest of the family in 1908.

Thank you Sandra,
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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:25 GMT (UK) »
John Wilcox Edwards Born about 1852 England. Aged 69 years. Death Date: 27 Aug 1921  Peterborough. Ontario. Canada. Was residing 120 Brook/Brock Street. Widowed. Occupation:- Butcher. Maiden Name of Mother was Martha Wilcox. England. Name of Informant :- Ada Edwards. 190 Brock Street. Daughter.
Place of Burial:- Little Lake Cemetery. on Tuesday 30th August 1921. Undertaker:- A Comstock of 300 George Street. Peterborough. John had been ill from  January 1921 to August 27th 1921. Arterio Sclerosis and Angina Pactoris and was attended by A Moir (Physician) of 327 Charlotte Street.


Now I know where the Wilcox came from.  Ada was one of Mary's sisters.


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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Caroline Selina Bates/Edwards - Born about 1858 Staffordshire. England. Death Date: 9 May 1915  Peterborough. Ontario. Canada. Place of Death 190 Brock Street. Peterborough. Housewife./Married. Father Thomas Bates. Mother Ann Shanstone/Shaustone. Attended by Dr E A Hammond (Physician) of 232 George Street. Peterborough. Informant H. Comstock. 300 George Street. Peterborough. Cause of Death:- Morbus Cordis (1 year or more) and Cardiac failure.
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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Everything in the snippet about England is true other than the Oxford birthplaces.  Both father and son were born in Abingdon, Berkshire.

I've just looked at a map, and Abingdon and Oxford are actually only about 10km apart!!!
 
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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:39 GMT (UK) »
Percy also appears to have a brother in Canada - Charles Edward Woodbridge - Canadian Attestation Papers on the link below:-

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Charles Edward Woodbridge - Born 16 Mar 1873 in Abingdon, Berkshire, England and Died  1 Dec 1947 in Duncan, British Columbia.   Burial  :- Vancouver Island, Canada  -  Royal Oak Burial Park.  Married to Blanche Thoday - Born  9 May 1871 in Willingham, Cambridgeshire, England and died  9 Jan 1939 in Everett, Snohomish, Washington. Burial:- Everett, Snohomish, Washington, -  Cypress Lawn Cemetery.
Obituary - Everett Herald - 09 Jan 1939
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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:42 GMT (UK) »


Everett Herald - Jan. 9, 1939

Mrs. Blanche Woodbridge, 67, died at her home at 3409 Rockefeller Avenue early Monday after a brief illness. Mrs. Woodbridge was a former resident of Salmon Arm, B.C. and had resided in Everett since July 1938. Surviving are her husband, Charles Woodbridge of Salmon Arm, B.C.; a son, P. E. Woodbridge of Mukilteo; a daughter, Mrs. Kay Barr of Moneta, Calif; a brother residing in England. Funeral services will be announced later from the funeral home of Purdy & Walters.

Blanche was the daughter of John Allen and Harriet Pamela (Facer) Thoday. She was born in Willingham, Cambridge, England, one of 12 children.

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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:47 GMT (UK) »
Phillip Edward Woodbridge - son of Charles and Blanche - Born Sep. 30, 1900 Essex, England
and Died  Oct. 2, 1981 Redmond King County Washington.

Obituary Daily Globe 5th Oct 1981


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Re: Percy Pryke Woodbridge
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 09 February 11 11:55 GMT (UK) »
Percy also appears to have a brother in Canada - Charles Edward Woodbridge

Yes also born in Abingdon, with birth registered in June qtr 1874.

It's interesting that they emigrated.  Their father seems to have been fairly successful, but the children have scattered.  Two siblings (that I know of so far) have ended up in Derby in 1891.  You'd have to wonder why.  Were things bad at home, or were they encouraged to travel?  We can only guess.