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Deborah

Deborah Report 13 Sep 2013 15:01

Trying to track down any relations of John Skitt c 1792 born in Shropshire. Also Henry Skitt c 1885 who died in USA 1965.

Any help would be appreciated.
Debbie

Thelma

Thelma Report 13 Sep 2013 15:09

There is a tree on Mundia.com.
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John Skitt
Birth abt 1791 in Shropshire, England
Death 10 November 1865 in Union Workhouse, Withington, Manchester

Henry Harry Skitt
Birth 25 Feb 1885 in Hyde, Cheshire, England
Death May 1965 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 13 Sep 2013 15:12

1920 Census

Name: Henry Skitt
[Henry Skett]
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: England
Home in 1920: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1914
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Edith Skitt
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
Henry Skitt 35
Edith Skitt 34
Harry H Skitt 1
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Reggie

Reggie Report 13 Sep 2013 15:53

Connected

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1331423

Deborah

Deborah Report 13 Sep 2013 19:21

Thanks for that folks. I have him going on Queen Elizabeth in 1958 with Alice, but always thought this was later than my gran made out. Maybe it was a return after a visit.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Sep 2013 21:35

Hi Debbie, does the birth date on this match what you have for Henry?

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
Name: Henry Skitt
SSN: 036-01-1634
Last Residence: Rhode Island
Born: 25 Feb 1885
Died: May 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (Before 1951)

Who were his parents?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Sep 2013 21:37

This looks to be his first arrival in USA:


New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Henry Skitt
Arrival Date: 16 May 1914
Birth Date: abt 1886
Birth Location: England
Birth Location Other: hyde
Age: 28 Years 3 Months
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Cedric

He was an Iron Dresser, next of kin in England was wife Ethel at Oldham Road, Ashton under Lyne.

He was going to his brother William Skitt, 284 East Fort Street, Mount Vernon, New York.

You should be able to view the record at the free site Ellis Island http://www.ellisisland.org

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Sep 2013 21:45

This looks like his naturalisation record:


Rhode Island, Indexes to Naturalization Records, 1890-1992

Name: Harry Skitt
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1885
Birth Place: Cheshire County, England
Naturalization Date: 26 Jan 1924
Record Type: Index to Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1991

Resided 2 Blackstone Court, Lonsdale, arrived NY 16 May 1914.

Witnesses: Charles Perry & William T Butler, both of Lonsdale

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Sep 2013 21:50


U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Henry Skitt
Name: Henry Skitt
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1885
Birth Place: England
Residence: Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White
Age: 57
Occupation: employed by Potter & Johnson
Nearest Relative: wife Edith at 73 Dexter Street, Providence, RI
Height/Build: 5' 6" 137lb
Colour of Eyes/Hair: Grey eyes, brown hair

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Sep 2013 21:57

Wife Edith following him:


New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Edith Skitt
Name: Edith Skitt
Arrival Date: 11 Sep 1914
Birth Date: abt 1885
Birth Location: England
Birth Location Other: ashton
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Celtic

Next of kin in England is mother Anna Buckley.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Sep 2013 22:59

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Harry Skitt
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island

Street: Dexter Street
House Number: 73

Farm: NO
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 61A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 242
Occupation: Fitter
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: $18
Attended School or College: No
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: $1040
Income Other Sources: No

Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Skitt 55 - fitter in machine shop
Edith Skitt 54 - speeder tenter ? in cotton mill
Harry Skitt 21 - worked in machine shop
Ernest Skitt 14

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Sep 2013 23:03

Possible death for the eldest son Henry/Harry


U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
Name: Harry Skitt
SSN: 036-01-1648
Last Residence: 02760 North Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Born: 6 Jul 1918
Died: Jun 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (before 1951)

Deborah

Deborah Report 14 Sep 2013 19:26

Wow - how can I thank you enough :-D Maybe I can track down some relatives now.
Bless you
Debbie

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 14 Sep 2013 21:06

Re John Skitt, born Shropshire:


1841 England Census about John Skitt
Name: John Skitt
Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1792
Gender: Male
Civil Parish: Manchester
Hundred: Salford
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration District: Manchester
Sub-registration District: Ancoats
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 576
Book: 8
Folio: 21
Page Number: 37
Household Members:
Name Age
John Skitt 49
Jane Skitt 48
John Skitt 19
Mary Skitt 14
Henry Skitt 11
Alice Skitt 7
Jane Skitt 5

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1851 England Census about John Skitt
Name: John Skitt
[User-submitted-comment] Two families involved Skitt/Denton. Mary Ann Skitt m John Denton Manchester Dec 1845. Valentine, James and Sarah Jane Denton all born Manchester with corresponding dates. In 1841 John Skitt from Shropshire with family in Manchester. 1851 Census shown as Ritt but with Valentine Denton living with them. In 1861 Census shown as Skip but with Mary Ann Dentan and children. Not confirmed the name of third child 1861 Census
Submitted by Pootle01 on 26/05/2008
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jane Skitt
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Shropshire, England
Civil Parish: Manchester
Ecclesiastical parish: St George
Town: Manchester
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration District: Manchester
Sub-registration District: Ancoats
ED, institution, or vessel: 1i
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 190
Piece: 2225
Folio: 289
Page Number: 49
Household Members:
Name Age
John Skitt 60
Jane Skitt 59
Alice Skitt 18
Jane Skitt 15
Valantine Denton 5 grandson



1861 England Census about John Skip
Name: John Skip
[John Skitt]
Age: 71
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1790
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jane Skip
Gender: Male
Where born: Shropshire, England

Civil Parish: Chorlton upon Medlock
Ecclesiastical parish: St Saviour
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration District: Chorlton
Sub-registration District: Chorlton upon Medlock
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 163
Piece: 2879
Folio: 60
Page Number: 28
Household Members:
Name Age
John Skip 71
Jane Skip 69
Mary Dentan 33
Jane Skip 24
Valantine Dntan 15
James Dntan 13
Mary Ann Dntan 4


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 about John Skitt
Name: John Skitt
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1865
Registration District: Chorlton
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 333


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 about Jane Skitt
Name: Jane Skitt
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1865
Registration District: Chorlton
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 428

Deborah

Deborah Report 20 Sep 2013 09:33

Thanks for all the help on Henry. Turns out he was quite a character. My aunt remembers the trip home in the 1950's and how they couldn't wait to get rid of him, as 'everything is so much bigger and better in America.'

:-)
Does anyone have any info on William though who went in 1908? I've found his passage and one for his wife Ellen. They went to Mount Vernon New York and passage was paid by William's brother in law Samuel ?Carter? From then on all I can find is that Henry went to stay with him on arrival in the states. He arrived with $15 would be nice to think he made a success of things out there.
Bless you
Debbie