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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 26 August 18 21:31 BST (UK) »
Thankyou so much Sandra I did check the data base at the cemetery but I have learnt from past experience not all relatives are necessarily listed & there are often more people in the graves.

Thankyou RJ I had saved that 1870 record but was unsure as the 1880 record in Alameda has Lizzie listed as 27 & the 1870 as 23.

I believe the Kane family Parents John & Mary & sisters Sarah,Kate,mollie & Minnie immigrated in 1855 to San Diego from Canada but that is the only record of John Kane or any of the family I could find.the 1910 Census show Elizabth Miller living with Daughter Mary & daughter Gertrude Waters in SAN Fran in district 38 saying she was from St Johns New Brunswick. Food for thought Thankyou.

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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 18:12 BST (UK) »
My husband has ancestors buried in Holy Cross.  The staff at the cemetery are very helpful; I could call if you wish?

If you need any help with Alameda, I might also be able to help.  (I lived in the "East Bay" for many years.)  Lisa
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 19:48 BST (UK) »
George was born c1842 in England.  His brother was a cook in Massachusetts.

In 1870, George was possibly a cook in a hotel in Sacramento.

1880 California Voter Register
George Mellor, age 35.  Born England.  Cook.  Residence: 787 Mission
Naturalized: Mch 1868, San Francisco, California.

San Francisco Directory
1881 - George Mellor - cook, 787 Mission

Looking at Anc*try...
San Francisco City Directories - 1878, 1879, 1881
George Mellor, cook
   Anc*try does not show George after 1881 in San Francisco.  I did not check later directories to see if he actually is in the 1883 directory.

Los Angeles Directories
1883, George Mellor, cook
1884, G Mellor, cook
1887, George Mellor, cook
Address:  16 and 19 San Pedro (depending upon the year of the directory)
1888, George Mellor, cook
   Business name and address: J. M. Spence, 530 South Spring
Anc*try does not show George prior to 1883 in Los Angeles.  I did not check later directories to see if he actually is in the 1889 directory nor did I look in the directories prior to 1883.

Your George?
Voter Registration - 1 Aug 1888
George Mellor, age 43, born England.  Cook.  530 S. Spring st.
Naturalized: Nov __, 1870, San Fran, Cal.

More to follow...(posting this before my computer freezes and I lose it all).   ;)
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)


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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 19:59 BST (UK) »
A couple of my husband's ancestors lived in (the city of) Alameda c1890s.  They seemed to go back and forth
living in Alameda, working in San Francisco
living in San Francisco and working there as well
living in Alameda and working in Alameda

Perhaps your George moved around to find work to support his family?
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 20:05 BST (UK) »
Your George?
Chronicling America website
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mns/

"...cooking...which I have been engaged for the past twenty-four years..."
12 July 1887, Los Angeles Daily Herald

Could he have left the Los Angeles area after 1887 or could he have passed away?
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 20:16 BST (UK) »
Same George?
Voter Registration - 23 Aug 1882, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
George Miller, age 37, born England.  Cook.  Los Angeles.  Naturalized: Nov., 1870, San Francisco
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 06 September 18 00:02 BST (UK) »
This is really stretching it, but I wonder if there could be a connection?  I have not researched any other records to prove or disprove anything...

The following caught my eye, since Lizzie's father, in 1870, was a carpenter and Lizzie was born in New Brunswick.  One family listed directly under Lizzie's family -
1880 Alameda, Alameda Co., CA Census
W. H. Kemp, age 35, Carpenter, born Canada (parents born England)
Wife, Jessie and children Sydney and Lyman(?)

Voter Register, 1888 Los Angeles
William H Kemp, age 43, born Canada, Carpenter.  Soto & Wabash sts.  Naturalized 21 Oct 1868, Chicago, Illinois

Voter Register, 1890
William Henry Kemp, age 45, born Canada, Carpenter.  Local residence: Bank(?) bt(?) Park and Oak [Streets]
Naturalized 21 Oct 1868, Chicago, Illinois
  So, he was living back in Alameda by 1890.

According to a family tree, William H Kemp died c1894.

Was it just coincidence that William was in Los Angeles at the same time as Lizzie's husband?  Did the families know each other?  Did William and George go down together (after a quick search, I did not see William on earlier voter registers)?  Did they return to the Bay Area around the same time?  Did George ever return to the Bay Area?   :-\

Update:  Mr. Kemp did pass away in 1894.  No additional facts about the Mellor's though:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mnt/
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #25 on: Friday 07 September 18 05:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Lisa
You are amazing !
It appears Lizzie is buried at  Colma with her daughter Elizabeth Barnett Mellor who died in 1953. You definitely seem to have narrowed down death years for George between 1888-1900 which is wonderful.
My aunt who has done some family research mentions George did travel frequently for work as
a Cook so I think you’re on the right track 👍much appreciated.
It’d be wonderful if you could speak to the cemetery as I wonder if he is buried there but just not
Listed publicly.
Am soo appreciative
Many thanks
Kat


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Re: Looking for George Mellor born 1842 Manchester Lancashire California records
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 06:44 BST (UK) »
This is fantastic!
My name is Ben Grandson to Sharon Mellor, Benjamin Mellor is my Great Great Grandfather. I've been doing my own research on my family tree and this so interesting. I'd love to chat with someone about this!