Thomas Brookes and Maria Lee - Timelines/Facts

Date Thomas Brookes - Fact or Comment
Born [174] in Shifnal, Shropshire, ENG [164] [145] [144] to Joseph and Charlotte Brookes [165].
[BWB: no birth registration found from 1856-1858.]
Thomas, 4, is listed in the census with his birth family, in Shiffnal.  [270]
Moved to Fleet Street, Birmingham, Warwick Co. [165]
Date Maria Lee - Fact or Comment
Born [175] in Worcester [164] [145] [144] to Benjamin Lee, boatman [165], and Lillian?.
[BWB:  no birth registration found from 1860-62.  Census would suggest b.1862, and headstone says 1861.]
Maria's father Benjamin, 50, and a brother, 16, are listed in the census, on the elder Benjamin's boat laying at Worcester Wharf in Birmingham, Warwick.  [271]  The whereabouts of Maria and her mother are unknown at this time.
Moved to Fleet Street, Birmingham, Warwick Co. [165]
Date Thomas and Maria Brookes - Fact or Comment
1/10/1881 Married in the church of Christ Church Parish, Birmingham, Warwick Co.  They had 6 children over the period 1881-1899.  [165]
Lived at Camden Street, Victoria Terrace 12, Birmingham, according to the 1881 Census.  [145]  Thomas was reported to be a blacksmith.
Lived at 6 Court 1 Benacre Street, Saint Martin Municipal Ward, Birmingham with their first 3 children, according to the 1891 Census.  [164]
8/5/1891 Daughter Martha (aka Agnes) Brookes born at 6 Court 1 Benacre Street USD, Saint Martin Subdistrict, Birmingham.  [168]
Lived in Selly Oak, Worcester Co. at the time of the birth of the second to last child.  [144]
Lived in Bournville, Worcester Co. at the time of the birth of their last child.  [144]
Lived at 62 Elm Road, Northfield, Worcester Co. with their 6 children ages 19 to 2, according to the 1901 Census.  [144]
9/21/1910 Daughter Martha (aka Agnes), 19, immigrated to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, arriving at Quebec on the Emperess of Ireland.  [231]  It's not known when other family members arrived, but dates 1908-1911 are suggested by death registration data  [174, 175]
Daughter Martha (aka Agnes) married Bertie William Beckett.
Granddaughter Grace Hilda Beckett born in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada.  [65]
Their youngest child, Thomas Jr., died in action in WWI [275] and is buried in France. [278]  [366]
3/26/1926 Died in Windsor, ONT at age 69 and interred at Windsor Grove Cemetery the next day.  [174]   [365]  [275

Date Maria Brookes - Fact or Comment

Died in Windsor, ONT at age 66 and interred at Windsor Grove Cemetery 4/3/1926.   [175]  [275]
[BWB:  Apparently two deaths in 5 days left the family in shock -- no obituary for Maria was found in the Windsor paper, and one daughter [364] took ill.]

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