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Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 3:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stitt-Wetheral
Searching for any information about an Elizabeth Stitt and Charles Wetheral.They were both born in Ontario,Canada but immigrated to Michigan in 1878.Elizabeths parents moved as well.They lived in Pioneer,Missaukee while Charles and Elizabeth lived in Mount Pleasant.Charles died in 1882 I am having a difficult time finding any record.Elizabeth then went to live with her parents and her children were split up.I think she died in 1888 but haven't found much about them...any help would be MUCH appreciated.My email is erynn.mcgee@gmail.com thanx

Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 2:07PM GMT
Classification: Query



death record - this could be the mother
WETHERAL, ELIZA Ann
Date of death: 4-Feb-1887
Ledger Page: 341
Record Number: 319
Place of death: Lansing
County of Death: Ingham
Sex: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 71 years 10 months 22 days
Cause of Death: Heart affection
Birthplace: Lower Canada
Occupation: None
Father's Name: Call, Enos
Father's Residence: Lansing, Michigan
Mother's Name: Hyde, Emma
Mother's Residence: Lansing, Michigan
Date of record: 1-Jun-1888

1880 -
Name: Charles Wetherel
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1880: Union, Isabella, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Wetherel
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Cabinet Maker

Charles Wetherel 28, Canada
Elizabeth Wetherel 28, Canada
Alfred Wetherel 5, Canada
Charle Wetherel 3, Canada

If this isn't the correct family, then you needto supply -
DOB's + birthplaces for Charles & Elizabeth
1st names + DOB's + birthplaces for Elizabeth's parents
1st names + DOB's + birthplaces for Charles' children

Next available census is 1900, so add 20 yrs to everyon's age.

Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 3:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Thomas.
The information for Charles is right.I can't find his death record amywhere.I don't think the info for Elizabeths is right tho.She wouldn't have been that old if she died in 1888.She was born about 1849 in Ontario.Her parents were William and Rosa (Paul/Raul?)STITT.They were born in Northern Ireland.I was told that after Charles died she went to live with her parents and she took her son Charles Jr.Her 2 other children Alfred and Nellie went to live with her brother Joesph back in Canada. Im not 100% sure she died in 1888 or if she married another and left her children behind.Her daughter Nellie(b 1880 Ont) never talked about what happened.

Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 4:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
To Clarify -
The death record that I showed would be for Charle's mother & not the wife. OR maybe I could be wrong???

Have you considered that Charles may have abandoned the family??????

1900 -
Name: Charles Witheral [this would be Jr.]
[Charles Wetheral]
Age: 23
Birth Date: Apr 1877
Birthplace: Canada Eng
[Canada English]
Home in 1900: Norwich, Missaukee, Michigan
[Missaukee]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Nephew
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Canada Eng
Mother's Birthplace: Canada Eng
Occupation:

Miles E Stitt 37, 11/61 Canada - single
Jennie Stitt 41, 1/59 Canada - sister, single, no children
Charles Witheral 23, 4/77 Canada - nephew

1910 -
Name: Charles Wetheral
[Charles Wetherel]
Age in 1910: 32
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Canada French
[Canada]
Home in 1910: Everett Ward 1, Snohomish, Washington
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1898
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Canada French
Mother's Birthplace: Canada French
occ - logger
immigrated 1898

1910 -
Name: Carles J Witheral
[Carles J Wetherel]
[Carles J Wetheral]
Age in 1910: 27
Birth Year: 1883
Birthplace: Canada English
Home in 1910: Everett Ward 1, Snohomish, Washington
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Nephew < < < < < <
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Canada English
Mother's Birthplace: Canada English

Jennie Stitt 42, Canada
Carles J Witheral 27, Canada - lumber; own business




1920 -
Name: Charles J Wetheral
[Charles J Motheral]
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1920: Durham, King, Washington
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
occ - time keeper @ logging camp




Alfred E Wetherall
Birth 8 Sept 1876 in Ontario
Death 1957 in Oyen, Alberta Canada
he married -
Ellen (Helen) Maud Elizabeth Brigham
Birth 18 Aug 1883 in Huron, Ontario, Canada
Death Aug, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
child -
John Charles Wetheral
Birth May, 1920 in Excel, Alberta, Canada
Death December 24,1994 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Charles James Wetheral [this is Jr.]
County: King
State: Washington
Birth Date: 29 Apr 1879
Race: White
occ - logging foreman
NOK - Miss Jennie Stitt [aunt]
has a brother & sister but does not know where they are.

Elizabeth Stitt [sister to Jennie Stitt]
Birth abt 1849 in Canada
Death abt 1888 in Michigan

Alfred E Wetherall
Birth 8 Sept 1876 in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Death 1957 in Oyen, Alberta
Residence
Huron West, Ontario, Canada Living with Uncle Joseph and Aunt Mary Stitt following mothers death

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Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Charles parents were John Wetheral(b.abt 1823 in England) and Mary Cameron(b abt 1829 in Ontario,Canada).I don't think they ever moved from Ontario.
I never thought about the abandonment but maybe.Although I found Alfreds marriage record and it states that the father is deceased.The record was in 1911.It doesnt say anything about the mother being deceased tho.I just don't know why a mother would split up her children and only keep 1 child.Its seems strange to me.I guess we might never know how,where or why.Thank you for your help!I will check out the website you sent.Im thinking maybe Charles didnt have proper citizanship.Thats why I can't find any record of his death.He had only been in the states about 4 years.I think they immigrated in 1878.
I will pass along this inormation to my husbands grandmother and see if it makes sense to her too.

Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Citizenship has no bearing on a death record.

Alfred's marriage record showed his father as "deceased".
That's another way of indicating - "don't know".

Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 2:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hmm,I did not know that.Im new to researching geneology tho.Thanks for all your help.Im going to try to find some churches in the area they have listed.Im not familiar with the U.S .I can't find much on her parents either.William Stitt and Rosa Paul.
cheers

Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 4:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Erynn,

I'm not sure if we talked a while back. I have most of the information you require on Charles and Eliza's family. I too have been unable to find much record of them after 1880. You can find the info on my family tree - search their names under family trees and you'll find it.

Re: Charles Wetherall and Elizabeth Stitt....an american mystery

Posted: 22 Jul 2012 1:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is a transcription of Charles Jr's death record
http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/664C4F003B1111...

Here is one for Jennie Stitt. No parents name, but locality and age make it likely
http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/D830772A51B697...
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