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Francis Joslin

Francis Joslin

Nancy (Joslin) Schofield (View posts)
Posted: 10 Aug 2000 4:46PM GMT
I am looking for family information. My father was born 12/20/25 in Worcester, Mass. He married Verna Mae Pelky 5/11/46. His father was William Peter Joslin. Born-?, died in end of 1945 or early 1946. He was married to Florence (White). William Peter Joslin had another son-William, who lived in Texas with his wife and family. Francis Joseph Joslin also had a sister in the midwest (I think-named Mary). He also had a sister Betty White of Vermont, and two step brothers-Jack Surprenaut and Al Surprenaut.
If you have any information, I would be most appreciative. Thanks. Nancy

Francis Joslin

David Joslin (View posts)
Posted: 5 Dec 2000 6:18AM GMT
Hi,, I'm afraid that I cannot offer you any direct help but just thought I'd mention that Francis is a fairly common Joslin christian name in the last century here in the UK. Possibly you have a carry over. If you ever connect your line to Devon, England then do please let me know.
David Joslin

Re: Francis Joslin

Posted: 12 Jan 2002 1:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have found out that my father, Francis Joseph Joslin who died in 1982 in Worcester, Mass. was the son of a William Joslin who died around november of 1945. William Joslin had another son beside my father. His name was also William. There was a third child named Elizabeth Joslin. William was the son of a Peter Joslin who had eight sons and two daughters. They all came from the Holden, Massachusetts area. If anyone has any help for me, I am waiting by the keyboard. Thanks. Nancy (Joslin) Howell

Re: Francis Joslin

Nadine Foster nee Joslyn (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2002 3:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Joslin/Joslyn
I know that Mary Joslin returned to the U.S. following the death of her husband John Joseph in England in 1906. Not sure just when she returned to U.S. to stay with her brother W. P. Pray, and believe she took one child (Florence?) with her. Would this be any part of your family? I am the only child of Thomas Merchant Crewe Joslin/Joslyn who was put in Dr. Barnardo orphanage in London by his mother Mary following the death of John Joseph. Two other siblings, John and Minnie Joslin were also placed in same orphanage and all 3 siblings were sent to Canada. I have lost track of any of Dad's relatives. Perhaps we are not part of the same family, but if any of this sounds familiar, please contact me.

Good luck in your search.

Re: Francis Joslin

Tina Joslin (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2002 4:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy check out the Joslyn, Joslin, Josselyn Book by Edith Wessler. If you don't have a copy I'll look it up for you. A lot of those MA Jolsin's are in there up until the late 1970's.

Re: Francis Joslin

David Joslin (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2002 5:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have any info regarding John Joseph? Please contact me directly as the Joslin Family Society has many detailed records which might help as far as your UK ancwestry is concerned.
Looking forward to hearing from you
David

Re: Francis Joslin

Nadine Foster nee Joslyn (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2002 6:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Joslin/Joslyn
I am not familiar with Francis Joslin, but John Joseph was my paternal grandfather. He appears to have been born in England, went to the U.S. and married Mary (May) Green, and returned to England. They had 8 children--my father Thomas Merchant Crewe was the second youngest, born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Marylebone Road, December 2, 1903. John Joseph was a Stoker for the London Central Railway and injured his spine while competing in a tug of war, in September 1905. He died of heart failure on October 22, 1905. The mother, Mary Joslyn was pregnant with her 8th child, which was born after John Joseph's death. The family was put in a work home, and during time of great financial crises three children were placed with Dr. Barnardo home--my father Thomas, a brother John, and sister Minnie, on July 2, 1906. Another sibling, Eliza was admitted to St. Barnabas' Orphanage, Pimlico. Mary Joslin returned to the U.S. sometime about October/November 1906 to stay with her brother W. P. Pray, Dobbins, New Jersey. She appears to have taken the infant with her, along with (perhaps) one other child. She wrote Barnardos several times enquiring about children, and requested photographs. She wanted all 3 children sent to Canada together. This was not done. I have been unable to trace Mary Joslin. Barnardos sent me photos of Thomas, Minnie and John recently. Because I am not a direct descendant of John or Minnie, they will not send me more information about them. If any of this sounds familiar, please contact me at the above e-mail address.

Re: Francis Joslin

David Joslin (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2002 7:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I cannot see your e-mail address. Will you please contact me direct?
Look forward to hearing from you.
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