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1906 Electric Rail Disaster - Atlantic City

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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?


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
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 PaulĀ“s Episcopal Church

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

Mike *

Mike * Report 21 Jan 2013 00:04

from google ....

Wonfor, George Henry

Born 1844. Date of death unknown.


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.


Mike *

Mike * Report 21 Jan 2013 00:00


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

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


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 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

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 23:57


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


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:


Condition as to marriage:


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


ceri Report 20 Jan 2013 23:52

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.