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This one for Elaine in Ottawa, My wife's family name Attwood here in the midlands but
there is a mystery. WE obtained his wifes death certificate 1/9/1888 in Walsall Midlands
U.K. Widow of JOHN ATTWOOD Fulton Oswego county America... Chainmanufacturer.
But not able to find out any source in Oswego at the moment...and I see quite often
you succeed in your searches, Elaine Oswego is on the shore of Lake Ontario.
Thank you Patrick
Was the name of the wife Elizabeth?
Dont know if I can help with this one as I do not have a World Membership with Ancestry.
Yes I do know where Oswego, New York state is. It is on the south shore of Lake Ontario across the Lake from Kingston Ont. Huge Lake so not sure how far in Miles. We have been through it on one of our sight seeing tours of the area.
Mohawk country and Oswego means (outpouring).
I would think maybe the Chamber of Commerce might be a good start and they can probably link you in with their Historical Society.
I will have a look around on Ancestry just in case I can see anything and get back to you if I find anything. Moira looks to be on the look out for you and she is very good.
Elaine in Ottawa.
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Patrick, who reported the death please?
Hi Elaine. I thought you are near to Oswega, I will try the site you have posted to
me Regards Patrick
Wellllll....close as in 290km and a 3hr+ drive away.....LOL.
Big countries......USA & Canada.
Ottawa (the captial) is 470km away from Toronto.
So Oswego is closer. LOL.
Elaine in a snowy Ottawa. (Algonquin language)
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Hello Moira, Yes her Name was Elizabeth, We do not know her maiden name. The Marble
grave stone. has only the name of Elizabeth Attwood died 1888 aged 62. and nothing else ?
it is in the grave yard in the area in the Village of my wife was born.
Thank you Patrick
1880 census - Oswego falls, Oswago, New York.
John Atwood, 66yrs, married, Chain maker, born England.
Elizabeth Atwood, 52yrs, wife, Keeping house, born England.
Charles Atwood, 22yrs, son, Chain Maker, born England.
Hattie Atwood, 22yrs, wife, keeps house, born New York.
Harry Shaw, 25yrs, nefew (sic), Laborer, born England.
John Atwood, born 23 Dec 1812.
Burial/death, 20 Feb 1884, Fulton, Oswego, New York.
John Atwood, born Great Britain, Naturalisation 1876, Oswego, New York, US.
All the above you can view for yourself on 'Family Search'.
Marriage 14 October 1856, St Edmunds, Dudley, Worcestershire.
John Attwood to Elizabeth Shaw.
The GRO entry has it under Staffordshire.
1861 census, Darby and Pargeters Colliery, Foxbald, Rowley Regis, Dudley, Staffs.
John Attwood, head, mar, 45yrs, Chain Maker, born Rowley, Staffs.
Elizabeth Attwood, wife, 36yrs, born Kingswinford, Staffs.
Charles Attwood, son, 4yrs, scholar, born Rowley, Staffs.
Emily Shaw, daughter-in-law, 14yrs, Chain maker, born Kingswinford. Staff.
Mary Ann Shaw, daughter-in-law, 10yrs, scholar,.
To date, I have not found John and Elizabeth in the 1851 census.
This next census entry is the closest I could get to John Attwood.
1841 census - Five Ways, Rowley Regis, Dudley, Staffs.
John Attwood, 28yrs, Chain M. born in County.
Jemima Attwood, 40yrs, born in County. (Jemima's death Reg. Q2 1856, Dudley).
Matheas Attwood, 8yrs, born in County. (Death Reg. 1842 or 1847, Dudley).
Joseph Attwood, 6yrs, born in County.
Elizabeth Attwood, 5yrs, born in County.
There is a marriage between a John Attwood and a Jemima Palmer,
13 Feb 1831, Old Swinford, Worcester.
I hope this is the family you are looking for.
Dear Moira Thank you very much this looks very much on the right track, great news..
When my wife sylvia and I married it was in the District of Rowley Regis in Dudley
myself from Frecheville...edge of Sheffield..I am grateful to you Moira Dave T. and Elaine
in Ottawa...The Sheffield indexers is a great site.
Thank you Patrick Shaw
Following on from the information Moira found- the 1861 census stated Emily and Mary Ann Shaw are described as daughter in laws- I think this means step daughter. So Elizabeth must have been married previously.
In 1851, living at Quarry Bank, Kingswinford, Stourbridge Union, Worcestershire
George Shaw Head Married 24 1827 Coal Miner Not Known
Elizabeth Shaw Wife Married 24 1827 Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Emily Shaw Daughter 3 1848 Scholar Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Mary Ann Shaw Daughter 1 1850 Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Marriage from freebmd.org.uk
Shaw George Jun 1845 Stourbridge 18 603
Wilcox Elizabeth Jun 1845 Stourbridge 18 603
Elizabeth Wilcox married George Shaw on 23 Jun 1845 at Kingswinford. Bride's father-John Wilcox(deceased). Groom's father-Edward Shaw
George Shaw Dec 1853 Stourbridge 6c 131
In 1841 living at Quarry Bank, Kingswinford, Stourbridge, Staffordshire
John Wilcox 50
Hannah Wilcox 50
Elizabeth Wilcox 15
Hannah Wilcox 12
Jane Wilcox 8
All born in county
Hope this helps
Hello Sue thank you ,We was going to see if Elizabeth Shaw was connected to
Quarry Bank as the Tombstone is in the Parish Church Quarry Bank.
I will be checking your info.