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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 09 May 21 21:25 BST (UK) »


1930 census Cleveland (Districts 1-250), Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Virginia Gee   Head   Female   30   Pennsylvania - divorced,
Alfred E Gee   Son   Male   10   Pennsylvania
Robert A Gee   Son   Male   8   Pennsylvania
Benjamin Watterson   Brother   Male   29   Pennsylvania
William Digney   Lodger   Male   29   Canada

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RZ8-9ZMX?i=27&cc=1810731

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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 09 May 21 21:40 BST (UK) »
This is getting interesting. The first person that I guessed might be Martha who arrived with Benjamin in 1895 was born Martha Elizabeth born 1871 to Richard White and Margaret Jane Blakely. No Averill unless that is further back. And then Benjamin is living with a White family in 1940.
Right next door to Virginia in 1930 is sister Lillian Hallowell.
So perhaps the family moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio. If father Benjamin followed after 1940, maybe his death is in Ohio.
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Johnston - Co. Derry, Ireland
Groves - Co. Derry, Ireland

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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 09 May 21 22:05 BST (UK) »

Benjamin Watterson - 4 August 1900 - 2 February 1944
Watterson, Benjamin--Beloved husband of Irene, brother of Mrs. John Spencer.

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Whitehaven Memorial ParkMayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167427967/benjamin-watterson

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Irene Cahill Watterson - 6 May 1902 Maryland - 23 January 1970

East Claridon Cemetery Claridon, Geauga County, Ohio
PLOT   New, Lot 553, gr 4

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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 09 May 21 22:20 BST (UK) »
You are certainly finding lots of people. Thank you very much. Looking into the Averill bit in Ireland
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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #31 on: Monday 10 May 21 02:07 BST (UK) »
I am wondering if Benjamin Jr. somehow started using his sister Regina's dob which was Aug 4, 1900.
Also wondering if the "nee Averill" is a red herring for Virginia's mother's maiden name if she is the same person as Regina. I did find a Martha Elizabeth White born 1871 who fits the bill to be Benjamin's wife if it was Elizabeth White as per Virginia's marriage to John Spencer. And to be Ben's wife Martha in 1895. But need more proof if possible. Need Ben's death certificate.
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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #32 on: Monday 10 May 21 09:09 BST (UK) »
Joseph Steele who died 28 December 1914 died of Apoplexy age 54.
Death recorded by Mary Steele on the 29th he was buried the 31st at Belvue.
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Father Moses Steele
Mother Bella Dougherty both born Ireland.

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Find a grave. The Steele's were moved from Belvue Section B lot 105 on 4 August 1954 to Oakland Cemetery Section U Lot 103.
Wife Mary J Watterson Steele, children Laura 1889-1889, William 1882-1936, Walter 1885-1902 and Joseph. There is notation that Thomas is with them but the person entering the information did not find the name in the Belvue(sic) burials.

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Obituary 30 October 1902 Philadelphia Enquirer. Thomas Walter son of Joseph and Mary Jane Steel.
So it looks like Thomas Walter and went by Walter on the census  1885-1902

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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #33 on: Monday 10 May 21 09:35 BST (UK) »
Notes
Benjamin Waterson aka Benjamin Watterson died 3 August 1952 age 86 at the Episcopal Hospital Philadelphia. No parents listed on death certificate. Place of birth unknown.
DOB then 1866 should he be 82 not 86?

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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #34 on: Monday 10 May 21 10:00 BST (UK) »

California Death Index - Did she change her name back to GEE ?

Virginia Margaret Gee
Birth Date 5 Jun 1899 Pennsylvania
Death Date 24 Oct 1980 Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name Watterman.

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Re: Benjamin Watterson, 1895, emigration to Philadelphia
« Reply #35 on: Monday 10 May 21 10:02 BST (UK) »


SSDI - Virginia Gee - Birth Date 5 Jun 1899 - October 1980
Last Residence 90810, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Last Benefit 92643, Garden Grove, Orange, California, USA
Issue Year Before 1951 - Issue State Ohio

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