Thomas WILLIAMS and Esther HUNT
England to Ottawa in 1890
May 1, 2006:
Hi Al and Don:
I came across your articles on George Williams and Mary Margaret Kelly
on the Bytown net.
According to the 1901 Canadian Census, Thomas Williams was born
25-12-1871 and immigrated from England in 1886 and Esther Hunt was born
5-10-1873 and immigrated from England in 1890. Two children are shown :
Bertie, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 28-12-1896; and May (my maternal
grandmother) born 10-12-1898; she died in Hull, Quebec 13-1-1920. There
was a previous son, Eric George, born in Ottawa 16-8-1895 and died of
pneumonia in Ottawa 16-6-1896. On the 1911 Census, Thomas and May live
as boarders, along with a Herbert Williams, b. 8-1907. So presumably,
Esther would have been deceased by then, and Bertie would have been
living elsewhere as I found his war record of May 1918 when he enlisted
for WWI. Would you happen to have more details of this family, their
ancestry and details of births, marriages and deaths ? Presumably,
Thomas and Esther would have married in Ottawa (Ontario) or Hull
(Quebec) around 1894-95, and would have died there as well, Esther
before 1911, and Thomas later.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
E-mail Jean-Pierre and Al Lewis
Back to Bytown or Bust - History and Genealogy in the Ottawa, Canada area