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Benjamin Fellows who went to Canada

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Susanne Report 3 Jan 2013 11:14

thank you to everybody who has helped me along with this family, when you mentioned Campbells River i put it into google and searched on their website it gives deaths and Benjamin , and Wife and sons Walter and Marcel derek are their in Campbell creek cemetery. ir said Marcel died in a car accident in Mexico and Walter had retired to kelowna so i put inwhite pages for that area and a couple came up so i have written a letter also they have a look up lady and today she sent me an old photo of benjamin Fellows taken about 1954. i have tried to find the older dad Benjamin and his 2nd wife isabels death but nothing.Thanks to everybody for your help so appreciated Canada is such a big place to find people ,


Margee Report 1 Jan 2013 14:44

This site has addresses and phone numbers in Canada:


Margee Report 1 Jan 2013 14:40

You seem to know a lot more about this family according to your new thread:


Margee Report 1 Jan 2013 13:20

Entry into USA evidently on his way to British Columbia. (It says he's in transit to BC). He's with wife Elsie, 23. The name is Benjamin G.T. not St. Born Birmingham, England, last address Cochran, Ontario. Occupation is beekeeeper.

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
about Benjamin St Fellows Name: Benjamin St Fellows
Arrival Date: 23 Jul 1937
Port of Arrival: Eastport, Idaho, United States
Age: 29
Birth Date: 4 Feb 1908
Birth Place: ??ham, Eng
Birth Country: Eng
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: English
Record Type: Cards


Margee Report 1 Jan 2013 13:10

He's on the 1953 voter's list here along with wife, Mrs Benjamin G. Fellows. Address is RR#2, Campbell River.

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
about Benjamin G Fellows Name: Benjamin G Fellows
Location: Comox; Alberni, British Columbia
Occupation: Farmer
Electoral District: Comox-Alberni
Year: 1953


MarieCeleste Report 1 Jan 2013 12:25

Susanne, Canadian privacy laws are much stricter than ours and there aren't such recent records available on line as we have here. For example, the most recent Ontario marriages are 1928 and births only go up to 1913.

Perhaps one of the helpers actually based in Canada might be able to give you some tips.

Regarding your query about Benjamin's siblings - have you traced them through the census or looked for records on FreeBMD?


Susanne Report 1 Jan 2013 02:03

Hi Margree, thanks so much can you help when this Benjamin married Elsie and did they have any family?


Margee Report 31 Dec 2012 23:31

Looks like it's the same fellow:

Births Mar 1908 (>99%)
Fellows Benjamin Gilbert T Aston 6d 345
view the full information, select the document icon or blue number below

1 Name:
Benjamin Gilbert Thomas Fellows
Reg. Number:
1991-09-004424 Copy Available
1991 3 8 (Yr/Mo/Day) Age:
83 Event:
Death Microfilm #:
B17149 (GSU # )


Margee Report 31 Dec 2012 23:22

Do you have Benjamin Jr's exact birth date?

Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Cemetery Records, 1901-2010
about Benjamin Fellows Name: Benjamin Fellows
Death Date: 8 Mar 1991
Burial Date: 17 Sep 2004
Memorial Inscription: FELLOWS Benjamin Deb. 4 1908-Mar. 8 1991; Elsie Oct. 7 1913-Jan 12 2004
Cemetery Name: Original Campbell River Cemetery
Burial Place: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Section: C
Plot Designation: C04-27b


Susanne Report 31 Dec 2012 23:07

thank you to everyone who answeres my Query, could anyone help me with Elizabeth and Benjamins son who is Benjamin Fellows to born around 1908 Birmingham i have a note here that he married an Elsie born around 1912 and i wondered if that was Benjamins death in Vancouver island 3-8-1991 aged 83yrs. just a query on Benjamin Dad born 1880 in Birmingham now his parents were also benjamin fellows and Emma Hodge have there families its their other children .
Elizabeth born 1870 have nothing on her
Samuel born 1871 have his family
Emma that is our side have that
john born 1876 have he may have died Sept 1938? dont know if he married?
Mary born 1878 we think she remained single
Benjamin born 1880 who went to Canada


Margee Report 31 Dec 2012 13:51

At Isabel's arrival in Canada in 1926 she's heading to Cochrane, Ontario to join friend Mr. Fellows.

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
about Isabel Watts Name: Isabel Watts
Gender: Female
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birth Country: England
Date of Arrival: 19 Jun 1926
Vessel: Montrose
Search Ship Database: View the 'Montrose' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Roll: T-14723

Seems he was more than a friend, they married a month later.


Reggie Report 31 Dec 2012 12:58

1891 England Census
Name: William Watts
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Isabel Watts
Gender: Male
Where born: Aynho, Northamptonshire, England
Civil parish: Cubbington
Ecclesiastical parish: Cubbington
Town: Cubbington
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England

Registration district: Warwick
Sub-registration district: Radford
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2475
Folio: 22
Page Number: 10
Household Members:
Name Age
William Watts 44
Isabel Watts 42
William A Watts 12
Robert C Watts 11
James Watts 7
Isabel G Watts 1


Reggie Report 31 Dec 2012 12:57

1871 England Census
Name: William Watts
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Isabel Watts
Gender: Male
Where born: Aynho, Northamptonshire, England
Civil parish: Aynho
Town: Aynho
County/Island: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Registration district: Brackley
Sub-registration district: Brackley
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Household schedule number: 137
Piece: 1467
Folio: 61
Page Number: 26
Household Members:
Name Age
William Watts 24
Isabel Watts 23
Elizabeth Ann Watts 2


Reggie Report 31 Dec 2012 12:54

Marriages Dec 1867 (>99%)
REID Isabella Brackley 3b 3
Watts William Brackley 3b 3


Margee Report 31 Dec 2012 12:39

At the time of Benjamin's marrige to Isabel in 1926 the groom's parents are listed as unknown. Isabel's parents are William Watts and Isabel Read. Isabel is a spinster. Bridegroom's father born England, bride's father born Oxfordshire, England (can't make out name of city)


MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 12:35

First marriage easily found on FreeBMD:

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Sep 1904
Fellows Benjamin Aston 6d 353
Tilsley Elizabeth Buffery Aston 6d 353


MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 12:29

Elizabeth was with her father in 1911:

1911 Census of Canada about Elizabeth Fellows

Name: Elizabeth Fellows
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 31
Birth Date: Nov 1880
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Henry Telleley
Immigration Year: 1910
Tribal: English
Province: Ontario
District: Peel
District Number: 109
Sub-District: Alton
Sub-District Number: 12

Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Telleley 70 (Tilsley on image)
Elizabeth Fellows 31
Benjamin Fellows 3
He'd arrived in Canada 1905. There are more Tilsleys next door.


MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 12:24

The second marriage:

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928
Name: Benjamin Fellows
Birth Place: England
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Spouse Name: Isabel Gertrude Watts
Spouse's Age: 37
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1889
Spouse Birth Place: England
Spouse Father Name: William Watts
Spouse Mother Name: Isabel Read
Marriage Date: 17 Jul 1926
Marriage County or District: Cochrane

Isabel was a spinster, Benjamin a widower.

For his parents it states "not known"


MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 12:15

Death of his first wife?

Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947

Name: Elizabeth Fellows
Death Date: 11 Oct 1915
Death County or District: Dufferin
Age: 35 years 5 months 25 days
Gender: Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birth Location: Birmingham, England

Cause of death was Peritonitis caused by extopia gestation (rupture of). Died in Orangeville Hospital. Lived Alton.

Father was Henry Buffery Tilsley and mother Sarah Gibbert.


MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 12:12

Looks like it could be their arrival:

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Name: Mr Benj Fellows
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Date of Arrival: 14 Jul 1910
Vessel: Royal Edward
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: Avonmouth, England
Roll: T-4769

He was a mechanic travelling with Mrs Fellows (30) and Master Fellows (2).
Onward destination was Alton Ontario where he intended farming.