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Len Sturch says the info re her came from the IGI.

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The information on the Haley family history are a bit hard to interpret. It appears as if Clara married a Browder and then a Kissinger and that the children Marcile and Lendra are from that marriage. When her father died in 1935, she had the name Kessinger. She was in Wichita, Kansas when he died.

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I am guessing at the spelling of the first name; it may be Marcele. The 1996 Haley History (author unknown) says that her husband died but gives no further details.

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Again I may be misreading the writing; it could be Lindra. She apparently married and had a child Clara Ruth.

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When her father died in 1935, she was in Wichita, Kansas.

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Both Ms. Buchanan and Jackie Halterman spell her last name "Friese" - I must check the census and marriage records.

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In the 1881 census, the family appears as follows:
Census Place: Nissouri West, Middlesex East, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375904 NAC C-13268 Dist 167 SubDist E Div 1 Page 50 Family 242
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
Edward DUNN M M 30 Scottish Ontario
Occ: Carriage Maker Religion: Presbyterian
Susan DUNN F M 32 Scottish Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Edward B. DUNN M 6 Scottish Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Jessie DUNN F 4 Scottish Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Elizabeth DUNN F 2 Scottish Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Ethel DUNN F <1 Scottish Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Born: Jan; 3/12
Mary HENDERSON F 36 Scottish Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian

This family is on page 30 of the 2nd West Nissouri pages in the 1891 census as family 144. Edward is born in Ontario and his parents in England and Scotland. He is shown as Church of Presbyterian and a merchant. His wife is likewise born in Ontario with both parents born in Scotland. The ages are as of April 20, 1891 and I simply deducted the age at the census from the year. He is probably the E. Dunn shown as a notable merchant in Thorndale in the 1889 book on the History of Middlesex.

On page 653, Chapter 31, of The History of Middlesex County, originally published in 1889 by W.A.&C.L., Goodspeed, London, and reprinted in 1972 by Mika Studio, Edward Dunn was shown as an general store owner/operator in Thorndale in the 1880's. The population of the village was then 350 persons. In the publication "Through the Years in West Nissouri, 1818 to 1967", by Ila Logan, on page 26, there is mention of the Dunn's Store owned by Edward Dunn. It was on the north side of King Street across from what is now the United Church. He erected the building originally as a hennery but turned it into a general store about 1889. The publication mentions other owners and that the building was altered and renovated over the years to, among other things, add apartments above. It continued to be used a general store until about 1956. There are many references to Edward Dunn in the the same publication. At various times he ran a ferry service across the Thames River and made wagons,. In the publication "The History of Middlesex County" originally published in 1889, there is a reference to Edward Dunn, "general merchant." Originally I thought that this was his father; now I believe it to be him.


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Although I am guessing at her last name, I believe it to be a pretty good guess. I do know that there was a marriage between a William Timms and a Sophia Maddox on November 16, 1830, at St. Bride Fleet St, London. I also know that my William Timms' first wife's name was Sophia. I know that they married before coming to America in 1832 and that it would most likely have been about nine months before their son John's birth, that is, around late 1830 or very early 1831. Moreover, there is a John Timms born to William and Sophia Timms, baptised on January 8, 1832, at Clerkenwell, St. James, London. They were living on Brunswick Place, Clerkenwell. He was shown as born on December 10, 1831. This all fits and is too much of a coincidence to ignore.

It seems however, that another Timms line claims this Sophia. Their claim though is based on an IGI entry, so until proven, I attach little weight to it. Jennie Tocock of Worthington, West Sussex, is checking into it. Her husband traces back to a Jessica Timms, born April 1848 in Westminster - according to the IGI, she was the daughter of William Timms and Sophia Maddox.

Her death date comes from her husband's MI back in Warwickshire. However, on a trip to New York City in October 2012, I discovered a burial for a Sophia Timms in Trinity Church's uptown cemetery (burials stopped in the grounds of the downtown church before 1848). That burial shows a burial for Sophia Timms, aged 51 years, who died on July 25, 1849. Her last place of residence was 50th at 10 West, which is exactly where William and family were living from 1848 on. So it seems very odd, if not impossible, that two women with the same first and last names, living at the same corner in New York City would die within a year of one another. If this record is she, then she is shown as dying of cholera.

However, I paid for a search of NYC death records which came up blank. All that might mean unfortunately is that her death did not get registered.