HomeNews52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019: #4 I would Wish to Meet...

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019: #4 I would Wish to Meet Acquire US

Janet the researcher: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019: #4 I would Wish to Meet

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019: #4 I would Wish to Meet

Up to now, I’ve written about a few of my ancestors whom I want to meet. In Guess Who is Coming to Dinner, I wrote about
  1. My 4th great grandfather — John Nicholas Stiver (born Johan Niclaus Stőber [Stoeber]) in what is now Germany around 1745. He came to Canada in 1794.
  2. My great-great grandfather Thomas Love. Thomas came to Canada with his wife in the 1840s.
  3. My great grandmother – Emily Iles nee Pugh. She came to Canada with her family in 1905.
  4. My great grandfather – Josiah Dudley. Josiah lived all his life in England.

In last year’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I wrote in Invite to Dinner about Hannah Johnston nee Hemingway.

I’d like to meet my paternal great grandfather, George Iles. He died when my dad was 20 years old. I don’t ever recall asking my dad about his grandfather. My dad would have known him as they both lived in Owen Sound, Ontario. While I have written about Emily Pugh, his first wife, there is still so much more I want to know about his life especially before and after his marriage to her. 

George was the seventh known child of James Iles and Louisa Belcher. He was born 7 December 1858, in West Field, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire. He was baptized 2 January 1859 in the Parish church. 

His father was a shepherd and the family moved to where James could find work. George married Emily Pugh 15 October 1881 in Stow-on-the Wold. George worked as a bone and rag man, hawker and and later a grocery carter, so his family also moved many times. 

Throughout George’s married life, he held different jobs. This resulted in the family moving for him to get work. The children’s birth registrations in England and English census records lead me to that conclusion. George worked as a bone and rag man, hawker and and later a grocery carter.

Questions on his life in England 
What had been your dad and mom like? Inform me about your siblings? What was it like to maneuver usually each as a baby and as an grownup? Inform me about your time as a bone and rag man and a hawker. Did you’re employed for another person?

Why did you progress to Birmingham?

The Resolution to To migrate
What made you determine to depart England and go to Canada? When did you allow? What ship did you sail on? Did you’ve got assist together with your passage? 

Arrival in Canada
The place did you arrive? Did you go on to Gray County? Why did you go there? Did you journey with anybody else? 

Time in Gray County and Owen Sound
Based on the data I’ve discovered, you moved commonly. In 1913 you had been dwelling in Owen Sound when your spouse Emily died however in 1921 you had been out in Sydenham Township. Had been you dwelling at Hunger Corners? When did you progress again to Owen Sound?

 Inform me about your kids. The place did you meet Mary, your second spouse?

So many questions that I’d ask him. So many questions, I want I had requested my dad and his older siblings. 
© 2019 Janet Iles


#Ancestors #Weeks #Meet

Continue to the category


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -spot_img

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Skip to toolbar