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Looking for descendants of William Kellett and Frederick Dawes

Looking for descendants of William Kellett and Frederick Dawes

Posted: 11 Jun 2011 12:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kellett, Dawes, Blakesley
Can anyone help?

I am looking for descendants of William Kellett and Frederick Dawes.

William Kellett was born in Bredbury, Cheshire, England in January 1859; he married Ann Mary Brown in December 1885 in England.

William had a daughter Ethel and she was born in October 1886 in Woodley, Cheshire, England. William also had a son called Vernon Brown Kellett and he was born in Gee Cross, Cheshire. Vernon died in January 1981 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee.

William Kellett left England in 1909 and died in Hopedale, Worcester, Massachusetts in October 1940, his wife Ann Mary died in June 1942 in Hopedale.

Ethel Kellett married Frederick Dawes in Cheshire, England and they had a son Wilfred born in Manchester, England in 1911 and they had a daughter called Beryl born in England in July 1915.

Frederick Dawes and his family left England in 1929, Frederick died in February 1960 in Milford, Massachusetts. Ethel died in 1988 in Farmington, Maine.

Wilfred died in 1983 in Farmington, Franklin, Maine and Beryl may have married a George Blakesley, and she died in October 1996 in Hopedale, Worcester, Massachusetts.

I would like to hear from anyone who is related to those above or can help me to find any descendants in the U.S.

I live in England, my grandmother was the sister of William Kellett, and she was Ethel’s aunt.

Thank you

Geoff Boon

Re: Looking for descendants of William Kellett and Frederick Dawes

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 12:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Found the family in 1910, 1920 and 1930 Census, also a possible obituary from Maine.

1910 Census - Enumeration District 1763, Hopedale Town, Worcester, Mass. Taken April 23, 1910.
Address: 158 Park St. Hopedale, Mass. Rents house.
Pickard, Fred, Head, 50, mar. at 25, b. England, Parents b. Eng. Im. 1886, Machinist, Cotton Industry
Lucy B. wife, 47, five children, five living, b. England, Parents b. Eng. Immigrated 1886
George H. son, 24, single, b. England, Parents b. Eng. Immigrated 1886, Foreman, Cotton Industry
Percy W. son, 20, b. Mass. Parents b. Eng.
Wilfred B. son, 18, b. Mass. Parents b. Eng.
Walter D. son, 16, b. Rhode Island, Parents b. Eng.
Herbert A. son, 10, b. Rhode Island, Parents b. Eng.
Earnaby, Charles W. 25, Boarder, b. Mass. Parents b. Eng. Machinist, Cotton Industry
Kellett, William, 51, Brother-in-law, Mar. 24 years, b. England, Parents b. Eng. Im. 1909, Machinist, Cotton Industry


1920 Census - District 90, page 26B, Hopedale, Worcester, Mass. Taken January 26/27, 1920.
Address: 171 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, Mass.
Kellett, William, Head, 61, Im. 1909, Naturalized 1915, born Eng. Parents born Eng. Machinist, Machine Shop.
Mary, Wife, 59, Im. Unk.born Eng. Parents born England.
Vernon B. Son, 25, Im. Unk. born Eng. Parents born England.


1930 Census - District 209, page 20B, Hopedale Town, Worcester County, Mass.
Address: 171 Dutcher Street, Hopedale, Mass.
William Kellett, 71, Married at 27, born Eng. Parents born England. Im. 1909, Occupation Machinist in Machine Factory.
Ann M. Kellet, 69, Wife, Married at 25, born Eng. Parents born England. Im. 1910.
Fredrick Dawes, 48, Son-in-law, Married at 27, b. Eng. P.b. Eng. Im. 1929, Wood Worker in Machine Factory.
Ethel Dawes, 43, Daughter, Mar. at 22, b. Eng. P.b. Eng. Im. 1929
Wilford Dawes, 19, Son, Single, b. Eng. P.b. Eng. Im. 1929, Time-Keeper, Machine Factory
Beryl Dawes, 14, Daughter, Single b. Eng. P.b. Eng. Im. 1929, Attended School
Sarah Brown, 56, Sister-in-law, Single b. Eng. P.b. Eng. Im. 1929, Machine, Hat Factory


I tried to find something on Wilfred in Farmington, Maine, but only found his name connected with this woman, don't know if it's the same one or not. This is the article.

Margaret (Peggy) Moorhead Dawes (1922-2011)
Margaret (Peggy) Moorhead Dawes, 88, of Farmington died Monday, February 21, 2011 in Farmington. She was born on May 23, 1922 the daughter of the late Patrick Moorhead and Felecia (Feerick) Moorhead. Peggy graduated from Newton Mass. High School and went to work for the Lewis Shepard Company. She married Wilfred Dawes on November 24, 1948. She had two sons, Robert Dawes and his wife Lucy of Milford and Dennis and his wife Kim of Belgrade.

When her husband obtained a job as Personnel Manager at Forster Mfg. Co. they moved to Farmington in 1968, making Farmington her permanent home. In February of 1968 she started work at The Kyes Agency, Inc. She was a true professional and was dedicated to her work. Her work ethic was incredible. She gained much respect in the insurance world as an outstanding business woman. She retired in 2002 but continued to work part time until 2005. Peggy was an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and Alter Guild in Farmington.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Lory Zamboni for her love, care, and support. Also thanks to June and Maynard Williams.

Peggy is survived by her two sons; four grandchildren Eric Dawes, Jennifer Gomm and husband Lance, Ryan Dawes, and Kevin Dawes; and her great granddaughter Mykayla. She was predeceased by her husband and two younger sisters Barbara Ventre of Plymouth, MA and Mary Davis of Uxbridge, MA.

NOTICE: Dawes, Margaret (Peggy) 2/21/11 - Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 133 Middle St., Farmington. Donations may be made in Peggy's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
Send your condolences to the family of Margaret (Peggy) Moorhead Dawes



Re: Looking for descendants of William Kellett and Frederick Dawes

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kellett, Dawes, Blakesley
Hi,

Thank you for all that info.

Geoff

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