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Default Walter Pickles Berry (MF)

mother's father

Walter Pickles Berry

Date and place of birth
16 January 1875 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire (West Riding)
(have cert.)

Names of parents
James Berry and Emma Berry formerly Pickles

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any - and any divorces
26 April 1900 to Elizabeth Spence ("Lily"), spinster, school teacher residing at Harding Houses, Cross Hills/Crosshills (Kildwick, Yorkshire);
in Brunswick Wesleyan Chapel, Upper Town Street, Leeds, by certificate
witnesses Ethel M. Spence (Lily's sister) and C.W. Burgon (Charlie, Lily's brother in law, husband of her half sister Blanche née Wilson)
(have cert.)

Occupation(s) - if any
Organ builder

Military service - if any

Addresses where they lived - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on, if applicable.

census 1881, Sutton-in-Craven with father, mother and sister
James BERRY Head M Male 26 Sutton, York, England Coal Agent
Emma BERRY Wife M Female 27 Sutton, York, England Housekeeper
>>> Walter BERRY Son Male 6 Sutton, York, England
Maggy BERRY Daur Female 2 Sutton, York, England

Source Information:
Dwelling Sutton
Census Place Sutton In Keighley, York, England
Family History Library Film 1342038
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 4346 / 71
Page Number 10
census 1891, Sutton-in-Craven with father
Registration district: Keighley
Sub-registration district: Keighley
ED, institution, or vessel: 4

Household Members:
Name Age
James Berry 36
>>> Walter Berry 16
8 Alfred Place, Camp Rd., Leeds (letter from future mother-in-law 13 June 1899)

1 Waxbury? Place, Leeds (marriage cert., 26 April 1900)

census 1901, Leeds with wife Lily and daughter Hilda

Walter D Berry 26
Elizabeth Berry 26
Hilda Berry 2/12
They were a little hard to find on the 1901. Walter is mistranscribed as Walter D rather than Walter P, and Lily is recorded as Elizabeth.
Piece: 4230
Folio: 69
Page Number: 16
Household schedule number: 116

10 Lomond Street, Leeds (birth cert. of 2nd daughter May, 25 Sept. 1904)

census 1911 - traveling for work but based in Edinburgh
Lily, Hilda, May and Amy are in Edinburgh. I don't know where Walter is, but he traveled constantly for his work. That may be him who turns up on the ScotlandsPeople search in Glasgow on the 1911 census but I don't want to spend the credits to find out just now.
5 Shandon Place
3 rooms
Lily Berry Wife 36 Mar. 11 yrs. Children born 3 living 3
Hilda Berry Daur 10
May Berry Daur 5
Amy Berry Daur 4

5 Shandon Place, Edinburgh, Scotland (1905-1912, post card from Walter's mother)

Walter emigrated to the U.S. in 1912, sailing aboard the S.S. Columbia. He probably departed from Glasgow. There is a post card with postmark Londonderry, 27 April 1912. This may have been an intermediate stop.

Lily, Hilda, May and Amy followed on the S.S. Campania, arriving New York 11 August 1912.

Bryant Street, North Tonawanda, New York, USA (from memory; there are post cards but I have to find them)

178 Schenck Street, North Tonawanda, New York, USA (post cards and letters)

103 Rumbold Ave, North Tonawanda, New York, USA (family correspondence and personal knowledge)

now found:

census 1915, North Tonawanda
1915 NY State census
Walter Berry 40
Lily Berry 40
Hilda Berry 14
May Berry 10
Anny Berry 8 [Amy - I submitted correction]

census 1920, North Tonawanda
1920 US census
Walter Berry 44
Lily Berry 44
Hilda Berry 18
May Berry 15
Amy Berry 13
Elenor Frances Banks 2
[2 10/12]
Ethel May Spence 42

census 1925, North Tonawanda
1925 NY State census
Walter Berry 50
Lily Berry 50
Hilda Berry 24
Mary Berry 20 [May - I submitted correction to Ancestry]
Amy Berry 18
Eleanor F Banks 08

census 1930, North Tonawanda
1930 US census
Walter Berry 55
Lily Berry 55
May Berry 25
Amy Berry 23

census 1940, North Tonawanda
1940 US census
Walter Berry 65
Lily Berry 65
May Berry 35

Date, place and cause of death

7 March 1955, North Tonawanda (church records in my possession)
cause unknown

Date and place of burial / cremation.


Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable


Memorial inscription - if any


My time and date

Janet (Niagara)

Last edited by Janet; 10-05-16 at 04:53. Reason: add photo; add census 1915-1940
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Have updated post #1 in purple.
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That's a lovely photo of him, Janet.
Eighteen -- Hadleigh, Suffolk; Reading, Berkshire
Hendry -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Wylie -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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