Note N1400 Index
He is shown as a farm servant on the birth registration for Roy. I have never found a marriage for him and Elizabeth, so ...
Note N1401 Index
This is a note from a website regarding the Webb family:
Richard Webb (9-7-1818 to 11-10-1897) immigrated to the United States in 1845 and as far as we know went directly to Michigan. On January 14, 1847, he married Ann Marshall (died 7-6-1880), a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow. Ann's father, Archibald Marshall, came from Scotland with his family and settled in Unadilla, Michigan, in 1836.
Richard and Ann were living, perhaps on the Marshall farm when at least their five oldest children were born. Records indicate that the two children born after 1865, George Marshall and Lucy A., were born at North Lake. This is consistent with Richard's acquisition of the Watts Farm at North Lake in 1865 for $2,300. Ann Marshall died in 1880. Three years later Richard married Janette Marshall, Ann's sister. Janette died after 1923.
Richard was a wheelwright in Stratford when he lived in Stourton and walked the four miles morning and night to his work making wagon wheels. We do not know if he practiced his trade in Michigan, but we know he had acquired enough capital to acquire the Watts Farm in 1865 and presumably took up farming at that time. He left England when he was 27 years old and never returned.
Note N1402 Index
It looks to me as if he and Verda May divorced as well. I say that because in 1940 he appears in the census for Ann Arbour, Michigan married to an Alice. I believe it to be he because of the name, the age, the place of birth, and that he is a life insurance salesman. But I could be wrong.
Note N1403 Index
He died in a US National Home for disabled veterans of the Civil War. The death registration says that he was born in Michigantown, Indiana. He lists his next of kin as Charles A. Boyle of #116, West 26th Street, Indiananpolis. He was 84 years old when he died. He was a retired lumberman and widower.
Note N1404 Index
One wonders why he was born in California? Was it because Jane was out visiting her mother?
Note N1405 Index
She appears to have remarried to a man named Whallon.
Note N1406 Index
Here is his obituary from the Calgary Herald:
William Kennedy Obituary
KENNEDY _ William Thomas William (Bill) passed away peacefully at Newport Harbour Care Centre on July 18, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Both sets of Bill's grandparents were pioneer Calgarians, coming here in 1888 and 1900. His father was Calgary's first paperboy. Bill was born on July 4, 1913 in Calgary. He was the first baby baptized in Knox United (Presbyterian) Church. During the Depression, Bill worked in the theatre business at the Strand here in Calgary. He served in the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer during World War II. After the war, Bill worked for the CPR for thirty-three years, retiring as a Yard Foreman. Bill enjoyed his years of retirement by travelling the world with his second wife. Many thanks to his caregivers at Newport Harbour Care Centre, Lee and Masood for their kindness and caring. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Melna (1968), his second wife Frances (1997) and his brother Howard. He leaves to mourn him, his daughter Patricia Jane (Larry) Downey; grandchildren, James (Laura) Downey and Jennifer Downey and Cory Whatley; great-grandchildren, Annaliese, William and Jayana Downey; sister Dorothy (Les) Timms and their children. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W.
As far as Iknow, both he and uncle Howard worked at the Strand.
Note N1407 Index
The dates of death for her and her spouse come from the fact that they are in will of Jane Timms of November 9, 1839.
Note N1408 Index
He was noted to be a batchelor when he died.