The Willmett Family

Notes


Sir Clement Price Thomas

He attended Newport High School, later was at Caterham School, Surrey from about age thirteen.
During WW1 he was in the RAMC at Gallipoli, Salonika and Palestine. He was got out of the army in 1917 by his elder brother Trevor Thomas in order that he could continue his studies.
Later an eminent thoracic surgeon. He conducted the first open-heart operation in the UK, after a visit to California to confer with a pioneer there. In 1951 when King George VI needed surgery for a diseased lung Price Thomas undertook the operation, the successful outcome of which was rewarded with the Knighthood of the Royal Victorian Order - KCVO.
President of the BMA. He was a prominent Mason. Also a smoker who eventually suffered from lung cancer.

Westminster Abbey
Service of Thanksgiving
for the Life and Work of
Sir Clement Price Thomas, K.C.V.O.
Late Consultant Surgeon
to
Westminster Hospital and Brompton Hospital
Born - 1893
Died - 1973
Tuesday
29 May 1973
12 noon

The History of Cardiothoracic Surgery from Early Times By Raymond Hurt
Page 474
PRICE THOMAS, Sir Clement, 1893-1973
(Figure 15, Chapter 11)
Clement Price Thomas was born in Abercarn,
South Wales and entered Cardiff Medical
School to train as a dentist, but on the out-
break of World War I joined the army and
served as a private in a field ambulance in the
Middle East. At the end of the war, he en-
tered Westminster Hospital, graduated in
1921 and obtained the FRCS 2 years later. In
1927, he was elected to the consultant staff of
the Westminster Hospital, where he was
greatly influenced by a fellow countryman Tu-
dor Edwards, with whom he was subsequently
associated at the Brompton Hospital.
He is remembered best by his major con-
tributions to the surgery of tuberculosis and
lung tumors; in particular for his advocacy of
selective partial thoracoplasty with apicolysis
(which had been developed by Carl Semb)
and for his developments of sleeve resection of
the bronchus for carcinoma. As a teacher,
Clem was superb in informal discussion and
his humor and vitality bubbled over in surgi-
cal debate. The many honors which were be-
stowed upon him had no effect on his innate
modesty, not even the honor of having per-
formed the successful pneumonectomy on
King George VI in 1951.


Ethel Doris Ricks

Births Jun 1897
---------------------------------------------
Ricks Ethel Doris Uxbridge 3a 31

Known as Aunty Dorrie. Her father was a jeweller, had a shop in Paignton in Devon.


Edward Shenton

Edward Shenton born about 1794 at Quatford, Shropshire (2 miles S.E. of Bridgnorth).
christened 9 Mar 1794 Quatford, parents Richard & Dorothy
1851 census: forge manager, Wednesbury Oak
1861 census: manager of iron works, Wednesbury Oak
death registered Mar qtr 1871 in Wolverhampton district Vol 6b page 200

Listed as father on James Shenton's marriage certificate in 1858. Rank or Profession "Agent".
Listed as father, deceased, on Henry Joseph Shenton's marriage certificate in 1878. Rank or Profession "Agent".


1851 England Census
about Edwd Shenton
Name: Edwd Shenton
Age: 57
Estimated birth year: abt 1794
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Gender: Male
Where born: Quatford
Civil parish: Sedgley
Ecclesiastical parish: Coseley
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Registration district: Dudley
Sub-registration district: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 39
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 12
Household Members: Name Age
George Haddison 4 Grandson
Ester Phillips 28 Niece Ann Shenton 35 Lodger
Edward Shenton 24 Son
Edwd Shenton 57 Head
Harriet Shenton 21 Daughter
Henry Shenton 19 Son
James Shenton 14 Son
John Shenton 31Son
Joseph Shenton 6 Son
Mary Shenton 54 Wife
Mary Shenton 17 Daughter

1861 England Census
Name: Edward Shenton
Age: 67
Estimated birth year: abt 1794
Relation: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Quatford, Shropshire, England
Civil parish: Sedgley
Ecclesiastical parish: Coseley
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Registration district: Dudley
Sub-registration district: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 40
Household schedule number: 46
Household Members: Name Age
Martha Bampstone 19 Servant
Ann Drewry 43 Daughter
Henry Hyde 2 Grandson
Edward Shenton 67 Head
Edward Shenton 33 Son
Henry Shenton 29 Son
Joseph Shenton 16 Grandson
Mary Shenton 25 Daughter


Mary

Mary born about 1797 at Brierley Hill, Staffordshire.
1851 census Wednesbury Oak


Elizabeth Shenton

Elizabeth Shenton christened 29 Aug 1824 at Smethwick, Stafford


Edward Shenton

Edward Shenton born about 1826 at Smethwick Staffordshire
1851 census unmarried office clerk, Wednesbury Oak
1861 census unmarried clerk in iron works, Wednesbury Oak
1871 census agent, Bilbrook, Tettenhall
probably died about 1880 death registered in Sep qtr 1880 at Wolverhampton district Vol 6b page 305

1851 Census: H0 107/2031
Edward Shenton, Son, 24, Office Clerk, Smethwick, Staffordshire

1861 Census: RG09 Piece: 2051 Folio 64 Page: 9
Edward Shenton, Son, Unmarried, M, 48?, Clark Iron Works, Smethwick, Staffordshire


Mary Shenton

Mary Shenton born about 1834 at Wednesbury Oak, Staffordshire
1851 census unmarried, Wednesbury Oak
1861 census Wednesbury Oak
1871 census visitor, 105 Ocker Hill Road, Tipton
1881 census Hamstead Road, Hamstead House, Handsworth
1891 census single, retired lady, Garnant Villas, Bettws
death registered Sep qtr 1894 in Wolverhampton district Vol 6b page 261 (Mary Shenton age 59)


James Willmett

Emigrated to the United States in 1854. James was a cook on a ship from England. He hand made a quilt that was used on DuWayne Acker’s crib and he still has that quilt and 2 other ones James made (per Duwayne in 2002).
He was a farmer at Greenleaf, Sanilac County, Michigan.

Marriage: Tuscola County, Michigan: Marriage Index:
James Willmett 26 years married Crolinda Wells 23 years at Tuscola 19 August 1863

I found 3 children born in Evergreen Township, Sanilac County (Evergreen Township is in both Sanilac & Tuscola Counties):
Parents: James & Alvina Wilmot
Is Lucinda & Alvina the same?
Thankful Wilmot (A-pg26) b. 21 Aug 1868
May Wilmot (A-pg123) b. 29 July 1873
Sylvester Wilmot (B-pg85) b. 21 Dec 1875
(per Lila Arroyo).

1870 Census
Pg. 1 Sched 1 Inhabitants in township of Greenleaf in the County of Sanilac, State Michigan, enumerated by me on the 25th day of June, 1870. Henry Bruitenbach, Ass't Marshal.
value of real est., value of personal effects, born father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth
Wilmet James farmer 26, M, W 300 150 England " "
Lorintha keeping house 28 Canada " "
Alvira 4 Michigan " "
Thankfull 1 Michigan " "

Household Record 1880 United States Census
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James WILMOT Self M Male W 44 ENG Farmer ENG ENG
Lorinda WILMOT Wife M Female W 40 ONTARIO Keeping House VT ONTARIO
Alvira WILMOT Dau S Female W 15 MI At School ENG ONTARIO
Thankfull WILMOT Son S Male W 12 MI At School ENG ONTARIO
Effee WILMOT Dau S Female W 7 MI At School ENG ONTARIO
Silisti WILMOT Dau S Female W 4 MI At Home ENG ONTARIO
Source Information:
Census Place Greenleaf, Sanilac, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254605
NA Film Number T9-0605
Page Number 82D

It seems that in 1881 there were massive fires swept through Michigan and especially through parts of Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties. According to the Cass City Enterprise of 8 Sep 1881, the fires raged for about 2 weeks with much loss of human life and property. "... it is thought that within the burned district of the three counties no less than 300 human lives have been destroyed."
They go on at length but give a list of the losses in the three towns - Elkland, Novesta and Greenleaf; and amongst the list for Greenleaf - James Wilmot, house, barn and grain.

The census for 1900 has a couple of changes as Thankfull appears to have decided that he doesn't like the name and is now calling himself Frank
In 1900:
Wilmot Frank birth Aug 1867 age 32 married 1 year born Michigan, father born England, mother born Canada occupation farmer
Albina wife born mar 1879 age 21 married 1 year born Canada, father born New York, mother born Canada number of children living and dead 0
Frank was renting a farm away from that of his parents but in the same district:
Wilmot James, birth Feb 1836, age 64, married 34 years, born England, both parents born England arrived in US 1854 number of years in country 46, occupation farmer
Wilmot Leonnda, wife, birth Dec 1839, age 60, married 34 years, children born 4 still living 3, born Canada, both parents born Canada, arrived in the US 1870, number years in country 39
Chase Abnis granddaughter birth Feb 1886, age 14, place of birth Michigan, father born Canada, mother born Michigan, occupation house work
[It would appear from this that one of the girl's has died and Abnis may be her daughter] I am not sure about the christian name that is the best that I can work it out.

The Secret of Success is Nervous Energy (News Article)
Date: 1908-03-22; Paper: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Read what this Michigan man says:
Mr. James Willmett, R.F.D. No. 5-10, Cass City,
Mich., writes:
"I have used your Electro-Vigor for nervous de-
bility and rheumatism with very good results. I am
quite an old man, 60 years, but I am satisfied that
Electro-Vigor will do all you claim"

In 1910
Wilmott James age 64 married 46 years
Lorinda age 62 years married 46 years
Frank age 39 son of above marital status widowed occupation farmer
This is where I lose them as there is no Wilmott in the census for Greenleaf in 1920

According to the 1894 and 1906 Plat Map Index James Wilmot had section 29 of Greenleaf township.
This is taken from the Atlas of Sanilac County Michigan by E.R. Cookingham in 1894; and the Standard Atlas of Sanilac County Michigan by Geo A Ogle & Co in 1906. Both indexes were provided by Fred Buban and are on the MIGenWeb site. They also refer to FHL films of Mortgage records for Sanilac county - James & Adelbert both claim their farms to be mortgaged in the censuses so I wonder if it's possible to find out any more from these records.

The grand child in the 1900 census is Eunice Chase, thought to be the daughter of Alvira Willmett:

Tri County Chronicle 22 Jul 1904
WEST GREENLEAF
Miss Eunice Chase has returned home from a few weeks' visit in Saginaw.

The following is the announcement of her death in the Cass City Chronicle of Friday, July 7, 1905 (The paper was the Tri-County Chronicle at the time):
DEATH OF EUNICE CHASE.
Miss Eunice May Chase, grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilmott, died at her home on Saturday, June 24. She has always resided in Greenleaf and was twenty-one years and four months of age. She will be missed by many. Her casket was laden with beautiful flowers and the pall bearers were six young ladies: Misses Lena Souden, Clara LePla, Gertrude and Alice Wright, Meda Watson and Millie Hilts. She leaves an aged grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wilmott, two aunts, Mrs Wilkinson of Detroit, and Mrs. D. Hendrick of Elmwood, and an uncle, Frank Wilmott of this place, to mourn her death. She was born February 20, 1884, and has lived with her grandmother since the death of her mother on October 30, 1885. The funeral was largely attended and was held Monday afternoon at the McConnell school house. The services were conducted by Rev. Willerton of Argyle.


Lorinda Wells

Born Ontario, Canada.

Possible relative:
WELLS Edgar P. 65R Greenleaf [1870]


Thankfull Willmett

Also known as Frank.

Thankful Wilmot (A-pg26) b. 21 Aug 1868

1870 Census for Greenleaf, Sanilac, Michigan: Wilmet, James 36 male white farmer place of birth England Lorintha 28 female white place of birth Canada
Alvira 4 female white place of birth Michigan
Thankfull 1 male white place of birth Michigan

1880 Census Census for Greenleaf, Sanilac, Michigan: The addition of 2 daughters
Effie 7 white female daughter of above place of birth Michigan
Sileste 4 white female daughter place of birth Michigan
Lorintha is called Lorinda and her place of birth is listed as Ontario
There is no Michigan census for 1890

The census for 1900 has a couple of changes as Thankfull appears to have decided that he doesn't like the name and is now calling himself Frank: Wilmot Frank birth Aug 1867 age 32 married 1 year born Michigan, father born England, mother born Canada occupation farmer
Albina wife born Mar 1879 age 21 married 1 year born Canada, father born New York, mother born Canada number of children living and dead 0
Frank was renting a farm away from that of his parents but in the same district
Wilmot James birth Feb 1836 age 64 married 34 years born England, both parents born England arrived in US 1854 number of years in country 46 occupation farmer
Wilmot Leonnda wife birth Dec 1839 age 60 married 34 years children born 4 still living 3, born Canada, both parents born Canada, arrived in the US 1870 number years in country 39
Chase Abnis granddaughter birth Feb 1886 age 14 place of birth Michigan, father born Canada, mother born Michigan, occupation house work
[It would appear from this that one of the girl's has died and Abnis may be her daughter. I am not sure about the christian name that is the best that I can work it out.]

Tri County Chronicle, 21 Apr 1905
WEST GREENLEAF
Frank Wilmot purchased a driving horse of Harry Lepla last week.

In 1910:
Wilmott James age 64 married 46 years
Lorinda age 62 years married 46 years
Frank age 39 son of above marital status widowed occupation farmer

Marriage (2nd marriage)
Frank Wilmett (bk5-pg200) age 48 of Cass City, parents: James Wilmett, b. England & Lorinda Wells, m. 23 Sept 1918 in Deckerville, Sanilac County to Mary Willis Mardlin (2nd m) age 35 of Greenleaf Township, parents: Willis & Sarah Rivert, by Rev Sanford McDonald , witt: Dorothy & Donald Hollingsworth

1930 Census: Almer Township, Tuscola, Michigan
District 4, Sheet 7B, lines 83-85
Household no 149
WILLMETT Frank, head; owner of property; (no value given); farm; age 65; married; first marriage at 30; able to read and write; born Michigan; father born England; mother born Scotland; laborer, working on road
WILLMETT Mary M, wife; age 42; married; first marriage at 20; able to read and write; born Michigan; father born Canada; mother born Canada
WILLMETT Lilith M, daughter; age 2yrs 5 mos; born Michigan; father born Michigan; mother born Michigan

Lost the farm I think, maybe in the depression. In later years worked at the sugar beet factory at a seasonal job. They had no car, you walked to town. Lila , his daughter, used to get hand-me-down clothes from her cousins. He is buried in the cemetery at Caro. [Source EM.]

Frank Wilmot died Oct. 11, 1948.
Frank Wilmot
Frank Wilmett, 80, died of a stroke at the county hospital Monday, after a few days' illness. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Huston Funeral Home, Rev. Evoy of the Hall Free Methodist church officiating with burial in Caro cemetery. Mr. Wilmett was born at Cass City, August 21, 1868 and came to Caro 22 years ago. He was married September 21, 1918 to Mary Willis, who survives. he also leaves a daughter, Lila May Wilmett of Port Huron: four step-children, Mrs. Ervin Sutherland of Sandusky, Archie Mardlin of Detroit, Albert Mardlin of Caro [also Alfred]: two sisters, Mrs. E. M. Plofchan of Detroit, and Mrs. Lester Hendrick of Pontiac.


Albina

Father born New York, mother born Canada.


Adelbert Frederick Hendrick

ADELBERT (Dell) F. Hendrick, b. 1 Sept 1867 , Ellington, Tuscola Co. Michigan, d. 5 Aug 1948 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, buried: Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, m. 23 Oct 1897 in Caro Baptist Church to Lesty Willmett, of Greenleaf Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, witnesses: Lila Hendrick & Franklin Hendrick [Lila was his niece, Frank was Dell's bro], b. 20 Dec 1875 in Cass City, Tuscola County, Mi., d. 17 Oct 1961 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, buried in Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, Dell was a farmer and Democrat. Lesty’s parents: James Willmett b. England and Lorinda Wells b. Canada. James was a cook on a ship from England. He hand made a quilt that was used on DuWayne Acker’s crib and he still has that quilt and 2 other ones James made. (per Duwayne in 2002)

Household Record 1880 United States Census
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James P. HENDRICK Self M Male W 42 OH Farmer OH OH
Sarah HENDRICK Wife M Female W 34 OH Keeping House OH OH
Edward C. HENDRICK Son S Male W 16 OH At Home OH OH
Egbert HENDRICK Son S Male W 14 MI At Home OH OH
Adilbert HENDRICK Son S Male W 12 MI At Home OH OH
Franklin HENDRICK Son S Male W 9 MI OH OH
Clecy ARMSTRONG Other S Female W 20 MI OH OH
Source Information:
Census Place Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254607
NA Film Number T9-0607
Page Number 108B

Adelbert F HENDRICK was born 1 Sep 1867
Census info:
1900 (Jun 9) 30 Elmwood, Tuscola, Michigan, farmer, married 3 years
1910 (Apr 26) 42 Colfax, Huron, Michigan, married 13 years, farmer, general farming, owned with mortgage
1920 (Jan 10) 52 106 Baldwin Avenue, Pontiac Ward 4, Oakland, Michigan, drill press operator, auto factory
1930 (Apr 8) 63 106 Tregent St, Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, machinist, auto factory
He died 5 Aug 1948 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States Of America

According to a family photograph the family [Del, Lesty, Glossie and Joyce] moved from Cass City to Pontiac, Michigan in 1916. Del was at Tregent Street in 1924. Another address: 60 Parkdale, this house being built by Adelbert. Del worked at the Oakland Motor Car Company, a division of General Motors, and later Pontiac Motor. The Oakland name was dropped in 1932.

Hendrick, Adelbert F. - 30 yrs of Ellington, m. 21 Oct 1897 to Lesty Willmett, b. 20 Dec 1875, in Cass City, Michigan of Greenleaf, Sanilac Co, Michigan, her parents: James Willmett & Lorinda Wells, Witnesses: James and Sarah Willmett, Benjamin J. Baxter minister of the Gospel officiated.

Marriage Certificate says:
Mr Adelbert Hendrick of Ellington, State of Michigan
Miss Lesty Willmett of Sanilac, State of Michigan
were by me united in
Holy Matrimony
according to the ordinance of GOD and the laws of the state of Michigan
at Caro, Mich on the 23rd day of October 1897
Witnesses: Lyla Hendrick, Franklin J. Hendrick
Edgar ??????, Caro Baptist Church

I checked my records and accordingly, Lila Hendrick and Frank Hendrick were witnessess, Frank was Dell's brother and Lila was his niece (per Lila Arroyo).

Adelbert Hendrick Died in Pontiac
Funeral services for Adelbert F. Hendrick, 80, were held Monday at Pontiac Huntoon Funeral Home and burial was made at Perry Mt. Park cemetery. Mr. Hendricks died in his home in Pontiac Friday, following a long illness.
He was a son of James and Sarah Hendrick and was born in Cass City September 1, 1867. He attended school here. At Caro on October 23, 1897, he married Lesty Willmont. He went to Pontiac 26 years ago. Mr Hendrick was a life member of Tyler Lodge, No. 817, F.& A.M., at Cass City. Members of the lodge here who attended the funeral and conducted the burial service were Watson Spaven of Mayville, Richard and John Bayler, Edward Golding, Stanley Morell and Arthur Little.
Others from Cass City who attended the funeral were Jay Hartley, Theo and Egbert Hendrick.
Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs Joyce Seaton of Pontiac and Mrs Glossie Wheeler of Detroit; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren
Cass City Chronicle, 13 Aug 1948

WE WISH to express our appreciation to the members of Tyler Lodge, F.& A.M., who came to Pontiac and conducted the burial service for our husband and father, Adelbert Hendrick. We wish to mention especially Edw. Golding and Watson Spaven for their participation in the beautiful ritual. The presence of other Cass City friends and relatives was also greatly appreciated. Mrs. Lesty Hendrick and daughter, Mrs Joyce Seaton, both of Pontiac, and another daughter, Mrs Glossie Wheeler of Detroit
Cass City Chronicle 13 Aug 1948 p5

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
"There is only a curtain between us,
Between, the beyond and the here;
They whom we call dead have not left us,
Nay, they were never so near"
In memory of Brother Delbert F. Hendrick, who died Friday, Aug. 6, 1948.
Once again a Brother Mason, having completed the designs written for him on life's trestle board, has passed through the portals of Eternity and entered the Grand Lodge of the New Jerusalem and hath received as his reward, the white stone with the new name written thereon.
And Whereas, the all-wise and merciful Master of the universe has called from labor to refreshments our beloved and respected brother, and
He having been a true and faithful member of our beloved Order, therefore, be it
Resolved, That Tyler Lodge, No 317, F.& A.M., of Cass City, Mich., in testimony of her loss, be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that we tender to the family of our deceased brother our sincere condolence in their deep affliction, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family.
H.F. Lenzner,
Arthur Little,
Richard Bayley,
Committee.
"Leaves have their time to fall and flowers to wither at the north wind's cold blast, but thou, oh Death! hath all seasons for thine own."
Cass City Chronicle 13 Aug 1948 p9


Lesty Willmett

Known as Lesty Willmett.

Household Record 1880 United States Census
Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James WILMOT Self M Male W 44 ENG Farmer ENG ENG
Lorinda WILMOT Wife M Female W 40 ONTARIO Keeping House VT ONTARIO
Alvira WILMOT Dau S Female W 15 MI At School ENG ONTARIO
Thankfull WILMOT Son S Male W 12 MI At School ENG ONTARIO
Effee WILMOT Dau S Female W 7 MI At School ENG ONTARIO
Silisti WILMOT Dau S Female W 4 MI At Home ENG ONTARIO

Hendrick, Adelbert F. - 30 yrs of Ellington, m. 21 Oct 1897 to Lesty Willmett, b. 20 Dec 1875, in Cass City, Michigan of Greenleaf, Sanilac Co, Michigan, her parents: James Willmett & Lorinda Wells, Witnesses: James and Sarah Willmett, Benjamin J. Baxter minister of the Gospel officiated.

Marriage Certificate says:
Mr Adelbert Hendrick of Ellington, State of Michigan
Miss Lesty Willmett of Sanilac, State of Michigan
were by me united in
Holy Matrimony
according to the ordinance of GOD and the laws of the state of Michigan
at Caro, Mich on the 23rd day of October 1897
Witnesses: Lyla Hendrick, Franklin J. Hendrick
Edgar ??????, Caro Baptist Church

I checked my records and accordingly, Lila Hendrick and Frank Hendrick were witnessess, Frank was Dell's brother and Lila was his niece (per Lila Arroyo).

Sileste WILLMETT (James, James, Andrew Simon, Andrew Simon) was born 20 Dec 1875 in Greenleaf, Sanilac, Michigan, United States Of America.
1900 21 wife Elmwood, Tuscola, Michigan, married 3 years, 1 child
1910 34 wife Colfax, Huron, Michigan, married 13 years, 2 children both living
1920 44 wife 106 Baldwin Avenue, Pontiac Ward 4, Oakland, Michigan
1930 53 wife 106 Tregent St, Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
She died 17 Oct 1961 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States Of America.


Joseph Thomas Willmett

1881 Census of England & Wales
Census Place: 6 Lower West St Charlton Next Woolwich, Kent, England

1901 Census of England & Wales
Name Age Where Born Administrative County Civil Parish Occupation:
Joseph Willmett , 21, Kent Charlton London Charlton, Dock Yard Labourer

As a young man, the very wiry, muscular Joe played professional soccer for the Woolwich Arsenal team.

In 1910 he emigrated to Canada, arriving unaccompanied in Quebec on the Megantic, of the White Star Line:

Surname Given Name Age Country of Birth Date of Arrival Name of Ship Page # Port Reel #
Willmett Joseph Thomas 30 England 22 May,1910 Megantic 038-013 Quebec Ports T-4766

His family followed one month later on the Dominion.

He is believed to have visited Michigan, USA where he stayed briefly with a relative, possibly Thankfull Willmett, aka Frank. From there he moved to Stratford, Ontario, Canada working as a tool and die maker for a short while before moving on to Brantford, Ontario. He visited James Willmett on his farm in Michigan in 1911.

The Canadian Census for 1911
Dwelling No 150, Family No 155 Ward 5, Sub-District 31, District 57, Brantford, Ontario, page 17
Name of each person, place of habitation, sex, relationship, marital status,month of birth, year of birth, age, country of birth, year of immigration, race, nationality, religion, occupation, place of employment, wks employed 1910, hours of work per week, total earnings in 1910, months at school, read, write, language spoken
Willmett, Joseph 87 Erie m head m Nov 1879 32 England 1910 English Canadian Anglican labourer engine factory 36 59 490 yes yes E
Willmett, Jane 87 Erie f wife m July 1879 31 England 1910 English Canadian Anglican yes yes E
Willmett, Jessie 87 Erie f daughter s June 1902 9 England 1910 English Canadian Anglican 9 yes yes E
Willmett, Walter 87 Erie m son s April 1905 6 England 1910 English Canadian Anglican 9 yes yes E
Willmett, Robert 87 Erie m son s July 1906 5 England 1910 English Canadian Anglican 9 yes yes E
Interestingly they all considered themselves Canadian, and Joseph worked 36 wks at 59 hours per week for a total of $490.

Vernon's Directory - City of Brantford
1911 Wilmot Joseph wks Verity Plow Co h 87 Erie ave.
1912 Wilmot Jos, mach, h 87 Erie ave.
1913 Willmett, Jos, wks Verity Plow Co, h 63 Strathcona Av
1914 Willmett Jos L [sic], mach Verity Plw Co, h 63 Strathcona Av
1915 Willmett, Jos T, mach Verity Plow Co, h 63 Strathcona Av
1916 No entry
1917 Willmett, Jos , wks Verity Plow Co, h 63 Strathcona Av
1917 Willmett, Jos T , wks Steel Co, h 63 Strathcona Av
1918 Willmett, Jos T , wks Steel Co, h 63 Strathcona Av
1919 Willmett, Jessie, 63 Strathcona Ave
Willmett, Jos T , tool mkr, Steel Co of Can, h 63 Strathcona Av
1920 No entry
1921 Willmett, Jessie, Stenog Henderson Business, Erie
No longer at 63 Strathcona Av

[Note: Erie Avenue is an arterial road on the south side of Brantford. Strathcona Avenue is a suburban sidestreet leading off Erie Avenue.
In 1857 W.H. Verity began the manufacture of plows in a little shop at Exeter, Ontario. The business grew and in 1892 relocated to Brantford in the former Wisner building. Just after its arrival in Brantford in 1892, the firm's name was changed to the Verity Plow Co. and the business became affiliated with the Massey-Harris Company, thus allowing it access to the worldwide markets of the Massey firm.
After a disastrous fire in 1897 that destroyed much of the plant, the company rebuilt in Brantford occupying a large plant on the canal bank, and continued to grow until, at its peak, it had a payroll of over 700 employees. In 1914 the Massey-Harris Company became the sole owners of the Verity Plow Company.]

In 1921 Joseph and his two sons moved to California travelling overland in a 1919 Chevy. The youngsters did the driving. They arrived in San Bernardino on 21 Oct 1921. Joseph found employment in a steel mill in Torrance.

Later Joseph lived at 10th Street, Hermosa Beach.

WILLMETT JOSEPH T 11/24/1879 WILLMETT M LOS ANGELES(70) 11/15/1965 550-01-7320 85 yrs Add


Jane Frances Armitage

Possibly her sister:
Name: Jessie May Armitage Year of Registration: 1884 Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun District: Woolwich County: Greater London, Kent, London Volume: 1d Page: 1199

Marriages Sep 1904
Armitage Jessie May Woolwich 1d 2468
Believed died of cancer in early middle age.


In the 1901 Census she is age 21, boarding at 30 North Street, Charlton and working as a machinist.

Here is the family arriving in Quebec aboard the Dominion in 1910 [likely Liverpool, Quebec, Montreal],
one month after Joseph Thomas Willmett arrived on the Megantic.
Surname Given Name Age Country of Birth Date of Arrival Name of Ship Page # Port Reel # Notes
Willmott Jane 29 England 27 June,1910 Dominion 017-017 Quebec Ports T-4768
Willmott Jessie 7 England 27 June,1910 Dominion 017-017 Quebec Ports T-4768
Willmott Robert 3 England 27 June,1910 Dominion 017-017 Quebec Ports T-4768
Willmott Walter 5 England 27 June,1910 Dominion 017-017 Quebec Ports T-4768

WILLMETT JANE FRANCES 07/30/1880 NICHOLSON ARMITAGE F REST (OTHER) LOS ANGELES(19) 03/14/1947 66 yrs Add


Albert Edgar Fitzgerald Baber

Births Dec 1895
Baber Albert Edgar F Cardiff 11a 262

Known as uncle Bert. Lived at Clodion Avenue, Cardiff - nr Roath Park. RLT stayed there age 7 went to Allensbank school for two terms before moving to Barry. He was on the staff at city hall, possibly Treasurers dept.


Jemima Jennie Jones

Births from period Oct-Nov-Dec 1899
Jones, Jemima Jennie Bedwelty 11a 71

Marriages from period Apr-May-Jun 1924
BABER, Albert E.F. Jones Bedwelty 11a 194
JONES, Jemima J. Baber Bedwelty 11a 194

Deaths
Name, Date of Birth, Registration District, Year of Registration, Month of Registration
BABER, JEMIMA JENNIE, 22 September 1899, S GLAMORGAN, 1992, April, Volume No 28, Page No 1531, Reg No 492


William Scadden

Thought to be a farmer at Onekaka.
Possibly died c. 1910.

Evening Post, Volume LXXIX, Issue 128, 2 June 1910, Page 4
DECEASED PERSONS' ESTATES
CERTIFICATES FOR STAMP DUTY. Altogether 243 estates were finally certified by the Commissioner of Stamps during last month.- Following were the largest: — NELSON. Scadden,. William £1,305