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Marian Report 4 Feb 2013 19:54

There is a Thomas Race (born 1857/1858 Bishop Auckland) on the 1891 census at Chester le Street reg district (FMP), can't see him on the 1901 census but then appears again at Chester le Street reg district in 1911, assuming it is the same one. In 1881 his occupation was a tailor. Could someone please take a look. Thank you.


MarieCeleste Report 4 Feb 2013 20:06

Marian - is he married on any of the census? Children?


MarieCeleste Report 4 Feb 2013 20:08

If this is the 1911 you refer to it's quite a change of occupation from tailor:

RACE, Thomas Head Married M 55 1856 Coal Miner Hewer Bishop Auckland Durham
RACE, Mary Elnor Wife Married 29 years F 56 1855 Crewe Cheshire

RG number: RG14 Piece: 30106
Reference: RG14PN30106 RG78PN1738 RD554 SD1 ED22 SN1
Registration District: Chester Le Street
Sub District: Chester Le Street
Enumeration District: 22
Parish: Urpeth

Address: High Urpeth Farm Beamish S O County: Durham

(5 children born, 3 still alive)

Plate Layer in 1891:

RACE, Thomas Head Married M 34 1857 Plate Layer Rusley Auckland, Lancashire
RACE, Mary G Wife Married F 34 1857 Crewe, Cheshire
RACE, Florence Daughter Single F 7 1884 Old Barnwell, County Durham
RACE, Margaret Daughter Single F 5 1886 North Shields, Northumberland
RACE, Ellen Daughter Single F 2 1889 Beamish, County Durham

Piece: 4122 Folio: 58 Page: 25
Registration District: Chester Le Street
Civil Parish: Urpeth

Address: Taylors Farm, Urpeth, Urpeth, Beamish County: Durham


Marian Report 4 Feb 2013 20:13

Not that I'm aware of, in 1881 he is still at home with his parents at Newton Cap, Bishop Auckland. The 1911 census is a change of occupation so I'm thinking maybe its not him.


MarieCeleste Report 4 Feb 2013 20:15

The chap in the 1891 is the same as the one on the 1911 (wife's birthplace is a good clue).

Which is the one that you are connected to?


Marian Report 4 Feb 2013 20:17

Thank you for your help, I think I may investigate deaths/buriels as my next step.


MarieCeleste Report 4 Feb 2013 20:26

Maybe he didn't die?

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Race [Thomas Rose]
Age: 43
Birth Date: Apr 1857
Birthplace: England
Home in 1900: Duquesne Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania [Allegheny]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1888
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: Tailor <<<<<<

Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Race 43
Anna E Race 15 < born England
William Russel 38

Street address - 212 Duquesne Avenue.


MarieCeleste Report 4 Feb 2013 20:31

This arrival record has him as a labourer, but have seen that used before when occupation was different:

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Thomas Race
Arrival Date: 19 Nov 1888
Birth Date: abt 1857
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Place of Origin: England
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Republic

Travelling with Dinah (24) and Anne (2)


Marian Report 4 Feb 2013 20:40

Marie, that has to be him and his occupation is tailor. His brother Joseph emigrated to Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1884. How clever are you. Thank you. :-D

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 4 Feb 2013 21:07

Thomas Race
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 28, 1947
Jefferson Memorial Park
Pleasant Hills
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G26 CHAPEL CIRCLE Lot 595

Joseph Race
Birth: 1857
Death: 1938
father s/s Marie
Homestead Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: A Ring

(above if them on below)

Chris :)


Marian Report 4 Feb 2013 21:25

Chris, thank you, I've just been trying to find his death on familysearch USA, but its taking me ages as I'm really only familar with the english site, I didn't even know you could access other countries til a few weeks ago. :-)


MargaretM Report 4 Feb 2013 23:05

On his arrival in USA in 1888 he's with Dinah, 24 and Anne,2. This looks like the marriage:

Marriages Mar 1884 (>99%)

Pickering Dinah Auckland 10a 200
RACE Thomas Auckland 10a 200


MargaretM Report 4 Feb 2013 23:08

And birth of Ann?

Births Mar 1885 (>99%)

Race Annie Edith Auckland 10a 179


MarieCeleste Report 4 Feb 2013 23:19

Margee, you just beat me to it!

Trail goes cold on Dinah.


Marian Report 5 Feb 2013 11:36

Thank you all, I've found a tree on Ancestry for his brother and I've emailed the person who put it on but apparently he's on vacation and is going to contact me next week, so hoping he can fill in the gaps. I see Thomas is a widower in 1900 so maybe my contact to be will know when Dinah died. Thanks again.