The Descendants of William Keen of Broughton Gifford

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  • I am confident that this portion of my Keen family genealogy is correct. I’m still trying to prove parents of this first William Keen. Notes on that are on my other Keen page here:Daniel Keen of Broughton Gifford

Generation One

  1. William1 Keen Jr., b. 1745 in Wiltshire, England ( possible son of William Keen Sr and Catherine Fox), baptized 4 Aug 1745 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, resided in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

At the time of their marriage, both William and Betty were “of Broughton Gifford”

There is a burial for a William Keen in 1791 in Broughton Gifford.

He married Betty Brown, 1 Sep 1768 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, b. 1749 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England (daughter of Allen Brown and Mary Woodward), baptized 20 May 1749 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

 

Children:

i.                   John2 Keen, b. 1768 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 26 Dec 1768 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

He may have been the John Keen who married Grace (maiden name unknown) and had son Joseph Martin Keen bp 1782 in Broughton Gifford. I can’t find any other records for this family.

 

ii.                  Betty Keen, b. 1771 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 20 Jan 1771 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

There is a burial for an Elizabeth Keen born c. 1771, buried 26 Dec 1843 in Broughton Gifford.

 

  1.           iii.   William Keen III b. 1773.

 

iv.                 Hezekiah Keen, b. 1775 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 9 Jul 1775 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

Hezekiah served in the military. The following is from militia records: Not Substituted: Keen Hezekiah of Broughton Gifford

Description:            Name of Wife: Mary        Date:   1811

There is a burial for a Hezikiah Keen, age 49, at St. Mary the Virgin, Marlborough, Wiltshire on 6 March 1823.

He married Mary (maiden name unknown) Keen.

 

  1.            v.   Mary Keen b. 1778.

 

vi.                 Mark Keen, b. 1782 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 19 May 1782 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

There is a Mark Keen who married Hester Clark 30 Oct 1826 in Broughton Gifford. Mark would have been 44 years old.

Their son,William, was bp 15 June 1828.

There is a Mark Keen and Hester who had children in Atworth, Wiltshire in 1830s through 1850s. However, that Mark Keen was born about 1805 in Atworth.(1851 census)

There is a death record for Mark Keen in Bradford on Avon district in 1857.

  1.          vii.   Martha Keen b. 1786.

 

 

Generation Two

 

  1. William2 Keen III (William1), b. 1773 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 31 Jan 1773 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, d. 1840 in Wiltshire, England, buried 2 Jul 1840 in Wiltshire, England, resided in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, occupation Weaver; Laborer.

 

William, was bp 31 Jan 1773 in Broughton-Gifford, son of William and Betty. He was a laborer.

 

William married Sarah Bryant, 29 May 1803 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, b. 1779 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England (daughter of Roger Bryant and Elizabeth “Betty” Merchant), baptized 18 July 1779 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, d. post 1841.

There is a Roger Bryant who named a child with middle name “Long” .¬† William and Sarah gave two daughters the middle name of “Long”.

In 1813 the family lived in Broughton Gifford and William was a “weaver or laborer”.

In 1818 the family lived in Broughton Gifford and William was a laborer.

William died in Wiltshire in 1840. His widow, Sarah and 3 daughters were in St. Giles, Camberwell, England in 1841. Sarah and daughter, Sarah were both working as laundresses.

There is a Sarah Bryant in Broughton Gifford who had an illigitimate child with a Mr. Collet. Her son, Henry Collett Bryant was bp 1 Dec 1799.  There was only the one Sarah Bryant born about the right time in Broughton Gifford. This is probably the same person, prior to her marriage to William Keen.

I can’t find Sarah Bryant Keen anywhere in 1851.

 

Children:

i.                   Mary3 Keen b. 1807 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 11 Jan 1807 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, d. pre 1813 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

She must have died young as the family named another daughter Mary in 1813.

ii.                  James Keen b. 1811 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 3 Mar 1811 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

I can’t find any definite records for James other than his baptism.

iii.   Mary Bryant Keen b. 1813 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 25 Apr 1813 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

 

iv.                 Stephen Bryant Keen b. 17 Oct 1815 in Broughton Gifford, Wilthire, England, baptized 25 Dec 1815 in Broughton Gifford, Wilthire, England.

I can’t find any records for him after his baptism.

There is a marriage for Stephen Keen on 4 Aug 1834 in St. Giles, Camberwell to Ann Burridge. That is where his mother and sisters lived. However, that Stephen seems have been born in Surry in 1816.

There is a Stephen Keen, age 25, who arrived in New York on 20 Apr 1841.

  1.            v.   Sarah Keen b. 1818.
  1.           vi.   Emma Long Keen b. 1822.
  1. ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† vii.¬†¬† Dorothy “Dora” Long Keen b. 1825.
  1. Mary2 Keen (William1), b. 1778 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 26 May 1778 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

She married Joseph Silverthorne, 23 May 1802 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.     Their eldest son, Thomas, was baptized in Broughton Gifford. Their other children were baptized in Melksham.  William and Mary may have been twins. They were baptized on same day. There was no note that one was not an infant, and no note that they were twins.

Children:

i.                   Thomas3 Silverthorne b. 1802 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 6 Jun 1802 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

ii.                  Joseph Silverthorne Jr.

iii.   Mary Silverthorne b. 1812 in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, baptized 26 Jul 1812 in Melksham, Wiltshire, England.

iv.                 William Silverthorne b. 1812 in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, baptized 26 Jul 1812 in Melksham, Wiltshire, England.

 

  1. Martha2 Keen (William1), b. 1786 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 24 Jun 1786 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, d. 1846 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, buried 5 Aug 1846 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.

Martha had son, Thomas Bull Jr (bp 18 Mar 1811) prior to her marriage to Thomas Bull Sr.

A Bull family researcher had their marriage as Jan 1811. Thomas Bull Jr. is listed as illigitimate in parish registers

Martha married Thomas Bull, 15 Jan 1812 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, b. 1786 in Wiltshire, England, resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, occupation Weaver.

Witnesses to marriage were Isaac Bull and Mary Dory. Thomas was with the Militia. They were married by license

In 1841 the family lived in Hilperton, Wiltshire, Thomas was a weaver.

Martha died in Hilperton in 1846.

According to a Bull family researcher, Thomas traveled to the US to join a brother in Connecticut shortly after the 1841 UK census was taken. Thomas died there in 1850.

Children:

 

i.                   Thomas3 Bull Jr b. 1811 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

ii.                  George Bull b. 1819 in Broughton Gifford Wiltshire, England, baptized 11 Apr 1819 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

iii.   Mary Bull b. 1821 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 21 May 1821 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

iv.                 Ann Bull b. 1814 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 2 Jan 1814 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

She was not with her parents in 1841. She may have been married.

v.                  Simon Bull b. 1819 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 11 Apr 1819 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, d. 8 Mar 1820 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.   He seems to have been a twin of George. Simon died as an infant.

vi.                 Simon Bull b. 1823 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England.

In 1851 Simon was living in Bradford, Wiltshire. He was working as a Mason. He was married to Eliza who was 14 years older than Simon.  She had a daughter and son from a first marriage. Eliza and Simon had a daughter, Jane, born in 1848 in Bradford.

Generation Three

  1. Sarah3 Keen (William2, William1), b. 1818 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 2 Aug 1818 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, d. Oct 1895 in Hendon, Middlesex, England.

In 1841 Sarah lived near her mother and sisters in St. Giles, Camberwell, London. She worked as a laundress, as did her mother.

In 1851, Sarah, William and sons lived in London Road, Southwark St George, Surrey. William was a dairyman.

In 1861 the family lived in Brixton, Lambeth, Surrey. William was not listed with an occupation.

She married William Covington, 4 Sep 1845 in St Mary Newington, Surry, England, b. 1824 in Lambeth, Surrey, England, d. 1886, occupation Dairyman.

Children:

i.      William4 Covington Jr b. 1847 in Lambeth, Surrey.

ii.      James Covington b. 1848 in St George, Middlesex, England.

iii.   Henry Covington b. 1850 in St George, Southwark, Surrey, d. 1921.

iv.           Frederick Covington b. 1852 in Southwark, Surrey, England.

v.     Joseph Covington b. 1855 in Southwark, Surrey, England.

vi.     John T. Covington b. 1859 in Southwark, Surrey, England.

 

  1. Emma Long3 Keen (William2, William1), b. 1822 in Broughton Gifford, Wilthire, England, baptized 22 Sep 1822 in Broughton Gifford, Wilthire, England, d. pre 1891 in London, England, resided in Kennington, Lambeth, London, England.

In 1841, Emma lived in St. Giles, Camberwell, Surry with her mother and sisters.

Emma’s daughter was born prior to her marriage.

Emma Long Keen married¬† John Henry Wilkinson, 8 Mar 1849 in St. John the Evangelist, Lambeth, England, b. 1826 in Deptford, London, England, occupation Currier; Leather Seller.¬† On her marriage record in 1849, her father is listed as William, but not listed as “deceased”.

In 1861, the family lived in St. Mary, Newington, Surrey

In 1871 the family lived in Kennington, Lambeth, London. Their married daughter and her children lived with them.

In 1881, Emma, John and Emma’s daughter and grandchildren lived in Kennington, Lambeth, London. John Wilkinson was a “leather seller”.

In 1891, John was a widower. He lived in Newington, London with adopted daughter, Emma Keen Poole and her children Henry and William. There is a burial for an Emma Wilkinson in January 1891 at St Saviour Southward, London.

She had child with (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1.                    Emma Sarah (Wilkinson)4 Keen b. 1844 in Newington, Surrey, England, resided in London, England.

In 1851, listed as Emma Keen, age 8, she was listed as being the “adopted daughter” of John Wilkinson. The family lived in Newington, Surrey.

In 1861, she lived with her mother and step-father in Newington, Surrey. She was listed as Emma Wilkinson.

Emma was married in 1863. She was listed as “Emma Sarah Wilkinson Keen” and John Wilkinson was listed as her father.

She married Harry William Dunkley Poole, 4 Jun 1863 in St Peters Church, St Mary, Newington, Surrey, England, b. 1845, occupation Book-keeper.

In 1871, Emma was married and living with her parents in Kennington, Lambeth, London. She is listed as Emma Poole, 28, wife of Traveller. Her children, Henry age 7, Maria, age 5, Alfred  age 3, and William age 1, lived with her.

In 1881 Emma and her children still lived with Emma’s mother and step father in Lambeth. Sarah was listed as being married.

In 1901, Emma, age 54, widow, lived in Lewisham, London with daughter Marie, age 35, and son Alfred, age 32. Emma’s grandson, Douglas H. W. Poole, age 4, lived with the family.

In 1911 Emma was age 67, a widow, living in Lewisham, London with her daughter, Marie Louise, age 45, single and son William Johnson Poole, age 41, widower. William’s son, Douglas Henry William Poole, age 14, lived with the family.

 

  1. Dorothy “Dora” Long3 Keen (William2, William1), b. 1825 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, baptized 23 Jan 1825 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, d. 22 Mar 1906 in Atlanta, Georgia, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Dorothy Long Keen was baptized 23 Jan 1825 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England. She was the daughter of William Keen and Sarah Bryant.

In 1841, Dorothy Keen, age 17 was living in St. Giles Camberwell, Surry with her widowed mother ,Sarah, age 63. She had a sister, Emma, age 18.  Dora named daughters Sarah and Emma. Dora’s sister, Sarah Keen, age 23, was working as a laundress nearby in Camberwell. Dorothy and her mother lived on Artichoke Row. Sarah was working on Artichoke Place. None of the Keens were born in Surrey.

It seems as if Dora should still have been in England in 1851, however, I can’t find her or her sisters.

Dora boarded the ship named “London” in the city of London. She arrived in US on 16 Sep 1852 . She was age 25 and was not traveling with other family members.

In 1851 City Directories there was a Miss Ann Keen boarding at Webster west of Ashmun in New Haven. She was not listed in 1853. Dora was never listed in City Directories prior to her marriage.

She married Richard Harrison  Wardell, 4 May 1853 in New Haven, Ct by Rev. J.G. Smith, b. 15 Nov  1827 in Fulstow, Lincolnshire, England (son of Richard Harrison Wardell and Elizabeth Richardson), baptized 25 Nov 1827 in Fulstow, Lincolnshire, England, d. 24 Jan 1901 in East Haven, New Haven, CT, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 992 State St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Locksmith.

In her daughter’s birth record in 1858 she is listed as “Maria”, however, that is the only record listing that name.

In 1855, Richard, Dora and family lived at 138 Grand St. New Haven, CT.

In 1858 the family lived on Hamilton St, in New Haven, CT.

In 1860 the family lived at 192 Wallace.

Richard was naturalized on March 15, 1861in New Haven, CT. He was 33 years old.

In 1862, family lived at 294 Wallace St. New Haven, CT.

In 1880, the family lived at 992 State St. Richard owned two dwellings on this lot at the corner of State and Edward. They were left to his wife upon his death. There is now a small commercial building on that lot.

At the time of daughter, Sadie’s, wedding in 1879, the family is listed as living at “corner of State and Edward”.

In 1883, Richard and Dora, as well as son, Richard, were listed as owning property on Edwards St.  They were compensated for land taken to install a sewer.

In Feb 1899, there were two articles in the New Haven Register stating that Richard H. Wardell of East Haven fell and broke his hip when he slipped on the ice. A later article said that he was recuperating from a fall on the ice 3 weeks earlier. It said that he didn’t break his hip as first thought and would recover, although he would not be able to walk for a while.

In 1900, Richard and Dora were living with daughter Ann and her husband in East Haven.

Great Granddaughter, Doris Wardell, says that Richard was Vice President of the  Elevator Co. City directories and census have him as locksmith.      His sons worked for the Morse Elevator Works and Otis Elevator Co.

Dora died at the home of her daughter and son in law Allan Renfrew, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Her death record and obituary list her name as “Dorothy L. Wardell”. That matches with her baptism name.

Children:

i.     Anna Sophia4 Wardell b. 25 Mar 1854 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 5 Mar 1944 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Marriage record lists her as “Anna Sophia” and passport application lists her name as Anna S.

A Baldwin Family lived next door to Wardells in 1870.¬† Anna lived with friends on High St. after her husband’s death.

Anna never had any children.

In 1900, Anna’s parents, Richard and Dora (Dorothy) lived with Anna and Charles on High Street in East Haven, CT.

In 1930, Anna was living on her own in East Haven, CT.

In 1940, Anna was living in the St. Paul’s Church Home in New Haven, CT.

She married Charles F. Baldwin, 3 May 1876 in St. Thomas’, New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. 2 Mar 1855 in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, d. c. 1926 in Cuba, resided High St. in East Haven, CT, occupation Moulder, Chicken Farmer.

In 1899, the couple lived at  Height St in East Haven

In 1900, Charles was listed as a “Moulder”. He and Anna lived in East Haven, Anna’s parents lived with them.

Charles registered with the American consulate in Havana, Cuba in 1914. The document says that he left the US on 24 Nov 1909 and arrived in Santa Barbara Heights on 20 Nov 1909 where “he is now residing for the purpose of farming”.

In 1910¬† Charles is listed in the US Census, a “Poultry man”¬† in East Haven. I don’t know if he was home for a short time or Anna just listed him as head of household even though he was already in Cuba.

During the first government of American intervention, several ambitious citizens of the United States bought large tracts of territory in the Isle of Pines, whose owners considered them of so little value that they parted with them at prices varying from 75¬Ę to $1.25 per acre. These properties were immediately divided up into small farms, varying from five to forty acres, and placed on the market in the United States. With glowing descriptions of the country they were sold at prices gradually increased from $15 to $50 and even $75 an acre.

In view of the beautiful printed matter so widely distributed, and the values which fertile farming lands in the United States had acquired in recent years, these prices apparently did not seem exorbitant, especially to men of means, who during the greater part of their experiences had fought out the struggle of life in the cold northwest. Many Americans were thus induced to come and settle in the Isle of Pines, with the hope, if not of amassing a fortune as pictured in the alluring terms of the propaganda, at least of securing a competence for their declining years.

The cyclone of October, 1917, destroyed all the fruit of the Isle of Pines and practically ruined the citrus groves, greatly discouraging the people who had devoted so many years of time and toil to their care and development.

I assume that the cyclone of 1917 allowed Charles to get a good deal on one of the plantations. In 1920, they sold chicken farm and purchased Citrus plantation at Santa Barbar Heights, Isle of Pines, Cuba. Sadly, that plantation was wiped out by hurricane on Isle of Pines after death of Charles. I assume it was the storm on October 20, 1926 that crossed over Isle of Pines and Havana with maximum winds of 230-250 KMS /H. It left 600 deaths and classified as the most expensive of the Cuban history by the fact that losses reached to 300 millions of dollars.

Charles died of gangrene in Cuba.

ii.    Charles Henry Wardell b. 20 Nov 1855 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 2 Dec 1931 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, buried 5 Dec 1931 in Highland Park Cemetery, resided 58 Fountain St. in New Haven, CT, occupation Worker-Brass Factory,Agent, Machinist,Mgr  Morse Elev. Co.

In 1880, Charles lived with parents and worked at the Brass Factory.

He married Mary “May” Josephine Oppel, c. 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 1931, buried in Wenonah Cemetery, Wenonah, Gloucester, NJ.

In 1886, family lived at 7 Edward St.

In 1892-1895 the family lived at 58 Fountain St., Westville. There is now an apartment building on that lot.

At time of son Charles’ birth, Charles Sr was listed as “mercantile agent”.

In 1899, the New Haven Register reported a story about a bet between Judge Hobart Hotchkiss and Charles Wardell. The bet was that Judge Hotchkiss couldn’t shoot a deer on a shooting trip the two took to Maine. He won and Charles had to supply an Oyster Roast at a large dinner held by Hotchkiss.

Charles was active in the New Haven Athletic Association and Young Republicans Club.

Charles was a representative for Morse, Williams & Co of Philadelphia. An elevator company.

In July 1900, Charles, his wife, Mary, and daughter, May Lillian all joined “by profession of faith”, the Dwight Place Congregational Church. They lived at 58 Fountain Street, New Haven. (There is now an apartment house there)

In April 1901, there was an article in the newspaper saying that Charles, “the agent for the Otis Elevator Company, .. is about to leave New Haven to live in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1910, Charles, May, Emma, Gertrude and Charles Jr lived at 29 Ware St.  in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA. Charles worked as Manager for Elevator Co.

In a 1916 Yale University bio of his son, Charles was listed as being a sales manager of the New Haven Branch of the Otis Elevator Company and Morse Elevator Works.

According the 1917 Military Census, Charles had been a member of the Governor’s Guard for 10 years in the Infantry Division and held the rank of Private. That year, Charles and May lived at 104 Howe St. in New Haven.¬† Charles worked as an Office Manager.

In 1920, Charles, May and daughter Gertrude lived at  in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. Charles worked as Manager for Elevator Co

Charles was staying with his son in Cleveland at the time of his death.

Ohio death records state he was buried in Highland Park Cemetery in Ohio, however, findagrave.com has his headstone in Wenonah Cemetery in Wenonah, NJ.

Charles was a widower in 1931 at time of his death.

iii.¬†¬† Sarah “Sadie” E. Wardell b. 7 May 1858 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 28 Jan 1917 in Georgia, buried in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Her birth record doesn’t list first name.

She married Allen Renfrew, 11 Sep 1879 in Davenport Church,New Haven, New Haven, CT, b. c. 1848 in Scotland, occupation Joiner; House Carpenter, resided 972 State St. in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Sadie is listed as living at “corner of State and Edward” at the time of her wedding. Allen lived on Pearl St.

In 1880, Sadie and Allen lived on Exchange St. in New Haven.

In 1900, Allen, Sarah and Allen, age 17, were living in Orange, New Haven, CT.

In 1901, at the time of her father’s death, the couple lived in West Haven, CT.

In 1903 Allen and Sarah lived on South Street in West Haven, CT.

In 1910, the family all lived in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia. Allen was listed as working for an “Elevator Co”, probably Sarah’s father’s company.

In 1920, Allen is widowed and living in Kirkwood, DeKalb, Georgia with son, Allen and his wife, Ann.

iv.  Richard Harrison Wardell b. 23 Jul 1860 in New Haven, New Haven,Connecticut, d. 29 May 1920 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, CT, resided 7 Edwards St. in New Haven,CT, occupation Worker-Lock Shop, Machinist/Mechanic,Elev. Agt.

His birth record does not list first name.

In 1880, Richard, age 19, lived with parents and brother at 992 State St. He worked in the Lock Shop.

In 1881 Richard was a member of the Davenport Social Club and was the Grand Conductor at their annual ball.

He married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Connolly, 11 Oct 1891 in St. Francis Church, New Haven, CT, b. 26 Feb 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, CT (daughter of Michael Connolly and Elizabeth “Eliza” (Montague) McTeague), d. c. 1925 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, occupation Homemaker. At the time of his marriage, Richard was age 31. Lizzie said she was 24, however she also was 31.

Richard worked for a while with his family at the Morse Elevator Works and Otis Elevator Company which was out of Philadelphia. They had a branch in New Haven.

In 1893-4 the family lived at 59 Market St.

In 1896 through atleast 1900 the family lived at 7 Edwards St.

In 1906, at the time of his mother’s death, he was listed as living in Baltmore, MD.

In 1910, the family lived at 85 Chambers St.

In 1917 they lived at 389 Grand Ave, New Haven.

In 1920 Richard, Elizabeth and son, Arthur, lived on Grand Ave.

Her Granddaughter, Doris Wardell, says that after her husband’s death, Lizzie was given a small stipend from Morse Elevator Works.

Supposedly Doris’ mother, Josephine Carroll Wardell, would go with Lizzie to pick up the money.¬† Lizzie’s brother in law, Charles Wardell would bring out the money. ¬†¬†¬† One week when they went he said that the money was gone and that she shouldn’t come any more. That’s when her son Arthur started to take care of her.

In 1923, Elizabeth lived with her son Arthur.

1924 is the last year that Elizabeth shows up in the City Directories. She is listed as “Widow of Richard”. She was living with son, Arthur at 23 Chatham in New Haven.

v.          Emma E. Wardell b. 27 Dec 1862 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, d. 23 Apr 1871 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Emma was 8 yrs 4 mos old at the time of her death due to “Disease of the brain”.

 

 

 

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