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1906 Electric Rail Disaster - Atlantic City

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ceri

ceri Report 20 Jan 2013 23:52

Hi
I believe some of my relations were killed in the above disaster, i only have UK and Irish sub to ancestry and wonder if someone with worldwide might be able to help.
The relation in question is
George Henry Wonfor born 1844 UK, son of Joseph Wonfor and Caroline Hornblower.
I believe George married Clara Ryder in 1870, i believe they had 5 children, Clara then died in 1881.
Someone else has on ancestry that George then married Selena (however i cant find a marriage) They may have had more children together...and they are who i believe drowned in the above incident.
Any information, either census, birth, death or passenger list would be most appreciated.
Thanks

ceri

ceri Report 20 Jan 2013 23:54

This is him on 1851 census with his parents

1851 England Census about George H Wonfor
Name: George H Wonfor
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Joseph Wonfor
Mother's Name: Caroline Wonfor
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Blackfriars, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Poplar
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Disability:

View image
Registration district: Poplar
Sub-registration district: Poplar
ED, institution, or vessel: 38
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 37
Piece: 1556
Folio: 816
Page Number: 8
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Wonfor 35
Caroline Wonfor 38
William J Wonfor 8
George H Wonfor 6
Edwin R Wonfor 3
Walter J Wonfor 6 Mo
Harriet Hornblower 42

Mike *

Mike * Report 20 Jan 2013 23:57

1871

George H Wonfor
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Clara Wonfor
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ???
Civil parish: Calendre St Mary
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Registration district: Winchester
Sub-registration district: Winchester


George H Wonfor 26
Clara Wonfor 26
William H Wonfor 3 Months

Mike *

Mike * Report 20 Jan 2013 23:58

I know census says born Ireland but .....


Births Sep 1844
Wonfor George Henry - London 2 184

Mike *

Mike * Report 20 Jan 2013 23:59

George Henry Wonfor
Birth Year: abt 1845
Age: 25
Marriage or Bann Date: 3 Apr 1870
Parish: Bradford, St James
Father's Name: Joseph Wonfor
Spouse's Name: Clara Ryder
Spouse's Father's Name: John Ryder

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 20 Jan 2013 23:59

There is this marriage but not to Clara or Selena

Name: George Henry Wonfor - Artist
Age: Full Age
Spouse Name: Maria Russell
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 10 Mar 1868
Parish: Lambeth St Mary
Borough: Lambeth
Father Name: Joseph Wonfor - Agricultural Chemist
Spouse Father Name: Edward Russell
Register Type: Parish Register

Mike *

Mike * Report 21 Jan 2013 00:00

1881

Geo.Henry Wonfor
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Clara Wonfor
Gender: Male
Where born: London, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Greenwich
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 26 King St
Condition as to marriage: Married
Education:

Occupation: Photographer


Geo.Henry Wonfor 36
Clara Wonfor 34
Wm.Henry Wonfor 10
Frank A. Wonfor 8
Amelia C. Wonfor 7
Chas. Morvin Wonfor 6
Alfred Geo. Wonfor 3



Mike *

Mike * Report 21 Jan 2013 00:04


from google ....




Wonfor, George Henry

Born 1844. Date of death unknown.

Biography

Wonfor, George Henry
Born in London 1844.
Md Clara (b London 1846).
4 sons & 1 daughter.
1881: photographer living at 26 Nelson Street, Greenwich. (In census as King Street, in error).
Date of death unknown.


Occupations
Photographer

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 00:07

1900 United States Federal Census about George H Wonfor
Name: George H Wonfor
[George H Wonfer]
Age: 53
Birth Date: Aug 1846
Birthplace: England
Home in 1900: Chester Ward 3, Delaware, Pennsylvania
[Delaware]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Selina S Wonfor
Marriage Year: 1882
Years Married: 18
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George H Wonfor 53
Selina S Wonfor 49
George H Wonfor 17

This George and his wife Selina both drowned on 28 Oct 1906 and are buried in Harleigh Cemetery.

Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about Selina S Wonfor
Name: Selina S Wonfor
Birth Date: abt 1850
Event Type: Burial
Burial Date: 28 Nov 1906
Burial Place: Camden, Camden, New Jersey
Organization Name: St Paul´s Episcopal Church

Above is index for Selina. Both she and George H Wonfor age 61yrs are consective entries on the actual burial record.

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 00:09

Mike the info you have posted for 1871, the birth and marriage to clara ryder is what i have.

Glitterbaby, i did see that marriage (it came up as a hint but i wasnt sure) on the marriage of him to clara he is listed as batchelor and i cant find a death for maria wonfor?
Im still not 100% on the marriage to Clara, they appear to have married in Yorkshire? He was born London and at a young age was taken to Dublin but then came back but Yorkshire just seemed to far out?

Mike *

Mike * Report 21 Jan 2013 00:12

As an artist and photographer he would have travelled so Yorkshire not too far fetched.

He's with Clara on censuses.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 00:12

Just re checked the 1900 census in Delaware
George H Wonfor was a PHOTOGRAPHER!

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 00:13

Saying that Joseph Wonfor was a chemist so it is possible that that marriage to Maria is him aswell

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 00:16

1900 census states he emigrated to the US in 1881

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 21 Jan 2013 00:23

Well his occupation and that of his father match on both marriages so he can not have been a batchelor when he married Clara.

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 00:26

wow...so i wonder what happened to maria?

Thanks Anne thats great

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 00:28

Also just noticed that 1900 return is Delaware, Pennsylvania but they are on City Directories in Campden, New Jersey in 1902 and 1903 which is where the deaths were registered.
It looks as though his son was called George Alfred Wonfor.
1900 census confirms that this was Selina's only child

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 00:30

Anne the son George was he drowned too? Was he born US? Is he a son of George and Selina or George and one of his other wives?

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 00:40

Looks like George Alfred was the son of George with Selina.
This boy did not drown and can be found with his wife on all subsequent returns up until 1940
He too was a photographer with his own studio


1910 United States Federal Census about George H Wonfor
Name: George H Wonfor
Age in 1910: 1
[1 8/12]
Birth Year: abt 1908
[1909]
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1910: Camden Ward 2, Camden, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: George A Wonfor
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Alice M Wonfor ** Definitely says Alice? Place of birth is PA
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George A Wonfor 26
Alice M Wonfor 28
George H Wonfor 1
[1 8/12]

This may be a different wife:

1920 United States Federal Census about Geo A Wonfor
Name: Geo A Wonfor
[Geo A Wonfer]
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Camden Ward 2, Camden, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ella D Wonfor
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Geo A Wonfor 36
Ella D Wonfor 26
Geo H Wonfor 11
Edith A Wonfor 9

1930 United States Federal Census about George A Wonfor
Name: George A Wonfor
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Cinnaminson, Burlington, New Jersey
View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Ella D Wonfor
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George A Wonfor 46
Ella D Wonfor 36>>> place of birth NJ
George H Wonfor 21
Edith A Wonfor 19

1940 United States Federal Census about George A Wonfor
Name: George A Wonfor
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Cinnaminson, Burlington, New Jersey
View Map
Street: Cleveland Avenue
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cinnaminson, Burlington, New Jersey
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 16B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 324
Occupation: Own Busness
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 9000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Employer
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George A Wonfor 56
Ella D Wonfor 46 b NJ

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 00:48

Thanks Anne the 1910 census you just posted states his mothers name is Alice because it was...it is George the son (named after grandfather that it is about)?! It would appear George the son of George and Selina married Alice and they had a son named George
Thank you very much