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1906 Electric Rail Disaster - Atlantic City

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GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 23 Jan 2013 09:31

Ceri
Sorry for delay, I will PM these docs today and you can read them for yourself.
Re Cary on 1920 census. This is daughter Eva Marion Jacobus ( Amelia's daughter) and her child

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 16:17

Hi Anne
Thanks for them, on the 1910 census for Millie C Jacobus, there is a 60 year old William H Jacobus, does it say what his relation is?
Then on the 1920 census, there are Eva Cary and Elma Cary listed does it say there relations? Im also assuming that Fred W Jacobus aged 16 on this census is the William H Jacobus age 6 on the 1910 census?

And regards to Charles Marvin Wonfor, do we know who Marian Wonfor (next of kin) is? Could it be a wife? 1920 census for him you posted he is listed as widowed?

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 11:48

And son Charles Marvin Wonfor
Also living in New Jersey

1900 United States Federal Census about Charles M Wonfer
Name: Charles M Wonfer
Age: 25
Birth Date: Jan 1875
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1900: Newark Ward 6, Essex, New Jersey
[Essex]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1880
Relation to Head of House: Adopted Son ??
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William H Koeyer 44
Ray Koeyer 43
Nellie M Koeyer 23
William E Koeyer 17
Charles M Wonfer 25

1918
Next of Kin: Marian Wonfor, Newark NJ

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Chas M Wonfor
Name: Chas M Wonfor
City: Newark
County: Essex
State: New Jersey
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1875 ***
Race: White
Draft Board: 13

The 1920 return is a large boarding house
1920 United States Federal Census about Charles Marvin Wonfer
Name: Charles Marvin Wonfer
[Charles Mania Wonfer]
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1920: Newark Ward 4, Essex, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: England
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 11:28

Ceri,
Have you found anything on the children of George Wonfor (1st) from his marriage with Clara.
Son William Henry also emmigrated to the US in 1881.
He lived in Ohio
1900 United States Federal Census about William Wonfor
Name: William Wonfor
[William Woodford]
Age: 29
Birth Date: Dec 1870
Birthplace: England
Home in 1900: Cincinnati Ward 18, Hamilton, Ohio
[Hamilton]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Playle 40
Elizabeth Playle 34
William Wonfor 29
John N Davis 42
Helen Benadum 27

New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945 about Wm Harry Wonfor
Name: Wm Harry Wonfor
Arrival Date: 13 Dec 1909
Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 38
Birth Date: abt 1871
Birth Place: England,Birkenhead *****
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica
Ship Name: Tampican
Last Residence: United States
Race: English

1910 United States Federal Census about William H Wonfor
Name: William H Wonfor
[William H Wonfor]
Age in 1910: 39
Birth Year: abt 1871
[1871]
Birthplace: England
Home in 1910: Cincinnati Ward 1, Hamilton, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Wonfor
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William H Wonfor 39
Elizabeth Wonfor 39

Also: Amelia!
groom's name: Henry C. Jacobus
groom's birth date: 1871
groom's birthplace: U. S.
groom's age: 22
bride's name: Amelia C. Wonfer
bride's birth date: 1873
bride's birthplace: U. S.
bride's age: 20
marriage date: 11 Apr 1893
marriage place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey
indexing project (batch) number: M02520-6
system origin: New Jersey-EASy
source film number: 495717
reference number: p298 rn 58


Census data shows this woman emigrated in 1881
1900 United States Federal Census about Amelia C Jacobus
Name: Amelia C Jacobus
Age: 26
Birth Date: Oct 1873
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1900: Union, Union, New Jersey
[Union]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1881
[1887]
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Harry C Jacobus
Marriage Year: 1894
Years Married: 6
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Mother: number of living children: 0
Mother: How many children: 4
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry C Jacobus 28
Amelia C Jacobus 26
Etta M Jacobus 3
Eva M Jacobus 2
Harry C Jacobus 9/12

1910 United States Federal Census about Millie C Jacobus
Name: Millie C Jacobus
Age in 1910: 36
Birth Year: 1874
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1910: Newark Ward 13, Essex, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1882
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Harry C Jacobus
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry C Jacobus 38
Millie C Jacobus 36
William H Jacobus 60
Etta May Jacobus 13
Eva Marion Jacobus 11
Harry C Jacobus 10
Helen D Jacobus 9
William H Jacobus 6
Robert F Jacobus 4
Dorothy L Jacobus 2
Alfred Lewis Jacobus 0
[7/12]

1920 United States Federal Census about Milly C Jacobus
Name: Milly C Jacobus
Age: 86
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1920: Asbury Park Ward 2, Monmouth, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Harry C Jacobus
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry C Jacobus 87 original says 47yrs
[47]
Milly C Jacobus 86 original says age 46yrs
E May Jacobus 23
Harry C Jacobus 20
Helen D Jacobus 19
Fred W Jacobus 16
Robert F Jacobus 14
Dorothea L Jacobus 11
Alfred L Jacobus 10
Arthur E Jacobus 6
Eva M Cary 21
Alma M Cary 0
[10/12]


GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 09:06

Ceri,
Found some more documents.
The Wonfor famiy were all members of St Paul's Episcopal Church in New Jersey.
George Arthur and his wife Alice became communicants in Feb 1909.
The same record shows that Alice died on 30 Jan 1914.
Her last name was indeed Colsey

2nd wife Ella is entered as a communicant in 1919

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 01:14

Thats fine no worries Anne you have helped me already and i appreciate that, makes me wish i had taken worldwide sub out now...but at the time my family were all in the UK and led pretty boring lives but now they start moving about a bit and i want to know more about this disaster so going to read on on google if it has anything there, thanks again

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 01:09

Ceri,
I will save all the records and PM them to you.
It's not difficult but a tad time consuming.
It will be tomorrow afternoon before I will be available to do this

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 01:05

Question?
Which wife was called Colsey?
If Ella was previously Harris, then Alice should be Colsey?
However, I backtracked to all the censuses
Birthplace for Edith Alice's mother on all of them was PA, therefore she should be Alice's child!

1940 United States Federal Census about Edith Wonfor
Name: Edith Wonfor
Age: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: New Jersey
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
View Map
Street: Laidlaw Avenue
Inferred Residence in 1935: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 8B
Occupation: R N Registered Nurse in a hospital
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1280
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edith Wonfor 29

California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Edith Alice Wonfor
Name: Edith Alice Wonfor
Social Security #: 550687310
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1910
Birth Place: New Jersey
Death Date: 27 Apr 1996
Death Place: San Bernardino
Mother's Maiden Name: Colsey

ceri

ceri Report 21 Jan 2013 00:58

so is edith Ella and George's daughter or George and Alice's?

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 00:54

Alice M Wonfor appears with husband George on Campden, NJ city directories until 1913 only.

I presume that Ella was a 2nd wife?
California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Ella Deitz Wonfor
Name: Ella Deitz Wonfor
[Ella Deitz Harris]
Social Security #: 550468681
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1893
Birth Place: New Jersey
Death Date: 24 Sep 1988
Death Place: San Bernardino
Father's Surname: Harris

Edit:
WW1 Draft is dated 12 Sept 1918.
Next of kin is wife Ella, as is the WW2 draft
His date of birth is given on both as: 13 Aug 1883

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

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 00:30

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 00:28

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 00:26

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

Thanks Anne thats great

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.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 00:16

1900 census states he emigrated to the US in 1881

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 00:12

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

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.