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Who did Percy marry?
« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 19:35 BST (UK) »
Percy Gordon North, son of Charles Frederick North and Ruth Gertrude (nee North), was born in Stockport Cheshire on 1 April 1898. He emigrated to the USA about 1923 and married on 15 September 1926 one Elsie May at Wanamassa, Asbury Park, New Jersey. I'm assuming Elsie May are his wife's fornames, so how can I find out her surname? She was born on 7 June 1900 in St Phillips, British West Indies, which I assume refers actually to Barbados. Percy's naturalization records are on Ancestry, and he and Elsie appear to have visited the UK c1928 as they're on an outgoing passenger list for that year. Percy died in 1940. I can't find any children, but these could have been born after 1928 as there's none on the passenger list with them. I don't have much experience with US searches as I've practically no other ancestors there to search for, so any help in finding any information about Percy and Elsie would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Who did Percy marry?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 20:22 BST (UK) »
I can't find any children, but these could have been born after 1928 as there's none on the passenger list with them. I don't have much experience with US searches as I've practically no other ancestors there to search for, so any help in finding any information about Percy and Elsie would be very much appreciated.


 It appears they had a daugher Joan in 1931. she died in 2009.


The Daily Record
Long Branch, New Jersey
Tuesday, October 05, 1948 - 2

Temple University.... list of new students with 407 representatives; New York is second with 16..............
.....Wanamassa- Joan Miriam North, daughter of Mrs. Percy Gordon North, 52 Ballard Dr. ......

Wanamassa is in Monmouth County, New Jersey

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Death: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVY3-LWDJ

obit: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/joan-lynch-obituary?pid=127218799

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Edit Added:

This would be Percy and wife Elsie with daughter Joan in the 1940 census.

1940 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7MY-G4W

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Re: Who did Percy marry?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 20:49 BST (UK) »
I think Elsie would be Elsie BOURNE:

Arrival Date:
12 Jul 1920

Birth Date:
abt 1897

Birth Location:
Barbados 

Birth Location Other:
st phillip

Age:
23

Gender:
Female

Ethnicity/ Nationality:
English

Port of Departure:
Barbados 

Port of Arrival:
New York, New York
......
Died:

Name:
Elsie  North 

SSN:
265-82-4633

Last Residence:

 26003 Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, USA   


Born:
7 Jun 1896

Died:
Aug 1977

State (Year) SSN issued:
Florida (1963)


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Re: Who did Percy marry?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 21:52 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Elsie (age 23) arrived with sister Ada (age 26), on the SS Francis from Barbados to New York, as Maureen posted July 12, 1920, destined to brother Mr. L. Bourne, 384 Pleasant Ave. NY.

There are 2 pages on the passenger list,
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9T4-R9TC-V?i=996&cc=1368704

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Re: Who did Percy marry?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 26 June 19 02:43 BST (UK) »
Hi,

384 Pleasant Ave. Manhattan, NY 1920 Census
Bourne, Leslie, age 27, b. British West Indies, pilot, steam boat
Bourne, Mary, age 29, b. Ireland
Bourne, Francis, age 5, daughter, b. NY
Bourne, Leslie, age 3, son, b. NY
Bourne, Nora, age 1, daughter, b. NY
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRXC-8PQ?i=5&cc=1488411

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Re: Who did Percy marry?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 June 19 10:10 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone for your help, and for the links as they are places I hadn't yet found or thought to look.  :)
Anderson - Leics., Yorks.; Attwood - Worcs., Staffs.,  Salop; Baylis - Worcs.; Beach/Bache - Worcs., Staffs., Salop; Bills - Devon, Worcs.<br />Dovey - Worcs., Staff., Salop; Gill - Worcs.; Hampton - Worcs., Staffs.; Hancox/Hancocks - Worcs., Staffs.<br />Hill - Worcs., Staffs., Salop; Sherwood - Worcs., Staffs.; Stonyer - Worcs., Staff., Salop, Essex<br />Woodall - Worcs., Staffs.; Potter - Essex.

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Re: Who did Percy marry?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 19:26 BST (UK) »
The New Jersey bride's index has Elsie Bourne marrying a groom with the initials PN on 15 Sep. 1926, so that fits with the naturalization record.  The groom's index seems to be missing for 1926.