MORCOM/BE ONE NAME STUDY

Person Page 194

Eleanor MORCOM (06285)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

CHRISTENED:
03Jan1815 in Gwennap CON. dau.of Augustus (miner) & Mary MORCOM of Crofthandy

BURIAL:
23Sep1830 in Gwennap CON.

SOURCE:
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Eleanor MORCOM (16740)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
ABT 1832 in Carharrack CON.

CHRISTENED:
29Sep1832 in Gwennap CON.

DEATH:
1833 in Carharrack CON.

BURIAL:
23Sep1833 in Gwennap CON.

SOURCE:
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Eleanor MORCOM (Ellen)(01442)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
ABT 1841 in Penrice, Gower GLA. Census 1871: Ellen MORCOM, wife, age 30, b. Penrice, Gower; 1881: 40; 1891: 49 b. Gower, living on own means; 1901: 59, head, widow, b. Gower; 1911: 70, head, widow, b. Swansea, five children still living, two had died, she spoke English

DEATH:
05Aug1926 in Aberystwyth CGN. Q3 1926 Age at death: 85

BURIAL:
in Elm Tree Road Cemetery, Aberystwyth CGN.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: 190,Plas Marl,Clase,GLA
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: 29,Queens Road,Aberystwyth,CGN
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: 43 ["Gwennap"],Queen's Road,Aberystwyth,CGN

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Apartments to Let in 45 Queen's Road, Aberystwyth.
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Boarding House Keeper on own account in Gwennap, Queen's Road, Aberystwyth.Occupation Note: House had 15 rooms, excluding closets and bathrooms.

GENERAL NOTE:
None of her children married.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Street Directory Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & South Wales 1901
Grave Inscription
  1. Husband: Elisha MORCOM (01329)
    Married: Q2 1867 in Swansea

    Children:
    1. Alice Jane MORCOM (01443)
    2. Elisha MORCOM (01444)
    3. Amy Louise MORCOM (01445)
    4. Ellen Ann MORCOM (01446)
    5. Helena Blodwen MORCOM (Lena)(01447)
    6. Unknown MORCOM (21007)
    7. Unknown MORCOM (21008)
(living person)
  1. Husband: (living person)
Eleanor Kate MORCOM (08848)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
26Jul1898 in Plymouth DEV. Q3 1898. Census 1901: age 2, dau., b. Plymouth; 1911: 12, dau., b. Plymouth

DEATH:
09Feb1978 in Wandsworth SRY. Q1 1978 Age at death: 79

PROBATE:
1,609

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: 4,Sussex Place,Plymouth,DEV
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 17,Rowden Street,Peverell,Plymouth,DEV
BEF 1956-AFT 1956: 77,Nimrod Road,Streatham,London,SW16
BEF 1978-09Feb1978: 77,Nimrod Road,London,SW16

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
Will Somerset House Index
Elford James MORCOM (Jim)(17223)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St COLUMB MINORgeorge

BIRTH:
16May1918 in 20 Field Street, Adelaide SA AUS. The entry in Book 18A Page95 as given in the Index of Registrations 1907-1928 is Elford james MORCOM son of John PRICE and Har. Assumed that Elford James was born before Harriet Falla's marriage to John MORCOM but we cannot be certain who the father was.The change of surname to MORCOM was recorded in memorial No. 188, Book 514, deposited with the Registrar General of Deeds 22/10/40. R.Ebert of 95 Hilbert Street, the nurse at Elford's birth, reported his father's name as John PRICE.

DEATH:
01Sep2002 in 2002 SA AUS. Notice in [Adelaide] Advertiser of 3rd Sept.

BURIAL:
06Sep2002 in East Chapel, Enfield Memorial Park SA AUS.

RESIDENCE:
-BEF 26Jun1942: Hackney,SA AUS

OCCUPATION:
26Jun1942-14Aug1945: Private for 147 Australian Army General TransportOccupation Note: Enlisted in Victoria Park SA, was living then at Hackney SA. Next of kin Myrtle MORCOM [wife]. Service Number SX21493 (S50610).

GENERAL NOTE:
Elford was grandfather of 14, great-grandfather of 17, and great great grandfather of Brandon. One granddaughter Kathy married Michael and had Amber, Jack and Timothy.

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1907-1928
South Australia - Adelaide Advertiser Death Notices
Newspaper Article
World War 2 Nominal Roll: Australia
Personal GOULD Bronte
  1. Wife: Myrtle Phyllis UNKNOWN (17224)

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
    4. (living person)
    5. (living person)
(living person)
Elias MORCOM (01357)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q2 1869 in Morriston, Swansea GLA. Census 1871: son, 1 yr. at home, b. Llangyfelach; 1881: 11 scholar b.Llangyfelach; 1891: 21, son, b. Morriston; 1901: 30, head, b. Morriston;1911: 41, head, widower, b. Morriston,married 16 years, 9 living children, all his family spoke English and Welsh

DEATH:
29Jun1926 in 248 Chemical Road, Morriston GLA. GRO Q3 1926 - presumably same Elias.Age at death: 56

PROBATE:
in 874 6s.11d. Executors: Glyn MORCOM and Catherine Elizabeth wife of John WHITE.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1891: Rose Cottage, 24,Cwmrhydyceirw,Clase Higher,Swansea,GLA
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: 246,Chemist Road,Morriston,GLA
BEF 1911-1926: 248,Chemical Road,Morriston,Swansea,GLA <

Residence Notes:
In 1911 Elias's household contained 13 people living in six living rooms
In 1911

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: Tinplate Worker in Morriston.

GENERAL NOTE:
In the 1911 Census Elias's wife Elizabeth nee JONES had recently died and his mother-in-law Elizabeth JONES,. aged 73, was helping to look after ten children aged 1 to 16

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Marriages
GRO Index Deaths
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Elizabeth JONES (01837)
    Married: Q1 1895 in Swansea

    Children:
    1. Catherine Elizabeth MORCOM (Katie)(01648)
    2. Maud MORCOM (18885)
    3. Glyn MORCOM (01647)
    4. Blodwen MORCOM (03451)
    5. Philip John MORCOM (01462)
    6. Howel Gwyn MORCOM (01476)
    7. Elias Edwin MORCOM (01454)
    8. William Edgar MORCOM (02053)
    9. Idris MORCOM (02012)
Elias Edwin MORCOM (01454)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q4 1905 in Swansea GLA. GRO BC says Elias Edwin, GRO DC says Edwin Elias. !911: Elias Edwin MORCOM., 5, son, at school, b. Morriston

DEATH:
02Dec1966 in Port Talbot General Hospital GLA. Reg Q4 1966 in Neath as Edwin E MORCOM Age at death: 61

PROBATE:
403 Executor: widow Elizabeth Maud MORCOM

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 248,Chemical Road,Morriston,Swansea,GLA
BEF 1966-02Dec1966: 28,Sandy Ridge,Port Talbot,GLA

GENERAL NOTE:
CHECK there are several Elias around.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Will Somerset House Index
GRO Index Deaths
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Elizabeth Maud LOVERIDGE (01455)
    Married: Q3 1939 in Swansea

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Gerald Elias MORCOM (01460)
    3. (living person)
Elijah MORCOM (11405)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn GWENNAPdiggory

BIRTH:
ABT 1831 in Tresamble Downs CON. Census 1841: age 8, b. in Cornwall; 1851: Transcribed as Elijah MORCUM or MIRCUM, 20, brother-in-law of Mary Ann PERRY, b. Gwennap

CHRISTENED:
25Dec1831 in Gwennap CON. son of Diggery & Elizabeth MORCOM

DEATH:
1861 in Maldon VIC AUS. Reg.No.1861/5019. Born in Cornwall, son of Diggery and Elizabeth. Died in same year as his elder brother James Williams but the registration number for Elijah indicates he was the first to die. He may, like James, have died of lung disease.Age at death: 30

BURIAL:
1861 in Maldon Cemetery VIC AUS. No headstone found

RESIDENCES:
1831 Tresamble Downs,nr Frogpool,CON
ABT 1832-AFT 1841: Frogpool, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: West of Bargus,Perranarworthal Parish,CON

Residence Note:
In 1851 he was living with his elder brother James.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Miner in Perranarworthal.
Occupation Note: There is some evidence that Elijah and his brother James were "diggers" in Forest Creek at the time of dispute over putting a purchase tax on gold c. 1852.

SOURCES:
Parish Register copy
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Personal DAVIS Linda
Elijah MORCOM (07087)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPedward

BIRTH:
15Feb1891 in Gwennap CON. Registered as Elijah MORCOMQ2 1891 in Redruth. Census 1891: 7 weeks; 1901: Elisha MORCOM, age 10, scholar, b. Gwennap; 1911: Elisha MORCOM, 20, son, single, b. Crofthandy; 1920 MT: 28, head, married, b. England, immigrated 1911, naturalized, rents home

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Carharrack,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Railway Terrace,Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Wheal Unity,St Day,CON
BEF 05Jun1917 807,?No? Main,Butte,MT USA
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: 807,North Main Street,District 197,West Centerville,Silver Bow County MT USA

Residence Note:
In 1920 the household included Richard DABB, 19, single, brother in law, b. England, immigrated 1919. alien, copper miner

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1911-1911: Tin Miner Underground in Wheal Unity.
BEF 05Jun1917 Miner for ACM Company , Mountain View, Butte in Butte.Occupation Note: Registered for draft 5 June 1917 in Silver Bow County MT. Form 1120 no 77. Had declared intention to apply for citizenship. Had wife and mother to support. 5 ft, 5 ins, medium build, blue eyes, light hair..
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: Copper Miner in West Centerville.


SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
1920 USA Federal Census
USA - World War I Draft Registrations Card 1917-1918
  1. Wife: Lillian DABB (18830)
    Married: BEF 05Jun1917
Elijah William MORCOM (07433)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn GWENNAPdiggory

BIRTH:
17Dec1873 in Porcupine Flats nr. Maldon VIC AUS. Reg.No. 1874/3410. Twin sons of Edwin & Ann (nee SLEE) MORCOM, registered 1874. Judith RYLES says they were actually Edgar Edwin and William Elijah

DEATH:
25Jul1952 in Launceston TAS AUS.

BURIAL:
AFT 25Jul1952 in Carr Villa, Launceston TAS AUS. Row C-4 331

RESIDENCES:
1873-ABT 1907: Maldon,VIC AUS
1903 Parker Street,Maldon,Laanecoorie VIC AUS
1909 Templeton Street,Maldon,Laanecoorie VIC AUS
ABT 1908 Derby,TAS AUS
1919 5,Hunter Street,Zeehan,Darwin,TAS AUS
1928 10,St George Street,Launceston East, Bass,TAS AUS
1936 17,Malabar Street,Launceston East,TAS AUS

Residence Note:
In 1899 Elijah W was a grocer at Porcupine, Maldon

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1899-AFT 1912: Grocer in Porcupine, Maldon.Occupation Note: E W Trading either issued a summons or had one served on them on 9 Nov 1911. There are also records of summons involving E W MORCOM being issued on 5 Dec 1910, 3 Feb. 1911 and 10 Jun 1911 [4 summons]. In addition there are 3 summons naming Elijah W MORCOM on 7 jun 1911, and others naming Elijah William MORCOM on 27 june 1911 and 26 Feb 1912. he could also be the Elija N MORCOM named in a summons of 14 July 1904. Were all these summons against those who owned his grocery business money, or were his suppliers suing Elijah?.
1919 Manager in Darwin.
1928-1936: Shopkeeper in Launceston East.

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Federation Index 1889-1901
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australian Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Roll of Voters at the 1899 Federal Referendun VIC
Victoria Maldon - Summons & Warrants CD
BMD Records VIC AUS PRO 1896-1913
Roll of Voters at the 1899 Federal Referendun VIC
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
Personal ARCHER Margaret
Personal: MORCOM Liz
  1. Wife: Amanda Evelyn GOYNE (15363)
    Married: 07Jun1901 in Balaclava

    Children:
    1. William Thomas MORCOM (15364)
    2. Edwin Alan MORCOM (15722)
    3. Lorimer MORCOM (15744)
    4. Gloria MORCOM (19254)
    5. Nina Gilbert[a] MORCOM (19255)
(living person)
Elisha MORCOM (02603)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn REDRUTHboase

BIRTH:
24Jan1777 in Redruth CON. Family Search File gives this as birth date BUT it might be for a baptism. Census 1841: age 50, independent, b. Cornwall

CHRISTENED:
24Jan1777 in Truro Kenwyn Street Calvinistic Baptist CON.

DEATH:
BEF 1851 in CON. Probably the Elisha who died in Redruth Q2 1845.

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: West End,Redruth,CON

OCCUPATION:
Mine AgentOccupation Note: As described in his son Joseph's 1847 marriage certificate.

GENERAL NOTE:
Possible that they had an elder son named Elisha Boase who died, but it may be a mistake in date (c.1816 or 1826)

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Parish Register copy
  1. Wife: Sarah BOASE (Sally)(02597)
    Married: 01Oct1816 in Redruth St Uny

    Children:
    1. William Boase MORCOM (02605)
    2. Joseph MORCOM (02607)
    3. Sally MORCOM (02591)
    4. Elisha MORCOM (02604)
Elisha MORCOM (16929)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1806 in CON. His diary establishes for certain that Elisha was a member of this family but we do not know exactly where he fits in the sequence of children. If he is the Elisha in Wales (see James - 02201) then he was born between c. 1802 and 1806. Baptism not found.

DEATH:
Oct 1848 in Llanafan CGN.

BURIAL:
14Oct1848 in Llanafan, St Afan CGN. Angican church. Only evidence for identity of the husband of Hannah nee EDWARDS is this burial record in Llanafan. It fits with his absence in 1851 census and his probable birth date. It is known that Elisha's brother James was near Llanafan in 1841

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Abermagwr, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn,CGN

Residence Note:
In 1841 Elisha was in the same Abermagwr household as his younger brother James MORCOM, civil engineer

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Mine Agent in Abermagwr.Occupation Note: It is puzzling that the extracts from Elisha's diary make no reference to his work activities.

SOURCES:
Diary MORCOM Elisha (16929)
National Burial Index
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
  1. Wife: Hannah EDWARDS (04813)
    Married: Q3 1845 in Merthyr Tydfil

    Children:
    1. Hannah MORCOM (04817)
Elisha MORCOM (06867)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
ABT 1809

CHRISTENED:
24Jul1809 in Gwennap CON. son of William & Grace MORCOM

DEATH:
1810 in Gwennap CON.

BURIAL:
23Sep1810 in Gwennap CON.

SOURCES:
Parish Register copy
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Elisha MORCOM (05036)


CHRISTENED:
25Dec1810 in Kenwyn CON. IGI Batch C022953. Son of Thomas and Keturah MORCOM

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1810-AFT 1810: Kenwyn,CON

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Elisha MORCOM (06868)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
ABT 1812

CHRISTENED:
13Mar1812 in Gwennap CON. son of William & Grace MORCOM

GENERAL NOTE:
This is possibly the Elisha MORCOM (age 35 and mine agent) in Census 1841 at Cwmnewidion Ganol in Abermagwr area (near Earl of Lisburne's Crosswood mansion) in Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, CGN (allowing that 1841 ages were rounded up/down to nearest 5). He was living with William (50 and mine agent) & Dorothy (50) NICHOLLS, Mary Ann ESTLAKE (15), James MORCOM (20) civil engineer - all born out of the county. They had several male and female servants.

SOURCE:
Parish Register copy
Elisha MORCOM (05202)


BIRTH:
ABT 1820 in Gwennap CON. 'of full age' at marriage in 1844; Census 1841: age 20, b. Cornwall; 1851: 31 married, with mother; 1861: 40, head, married, b. Gwennap; 1871: 50, head, married, b. Gwennap

CHRISTENED:
13Nov1820 in Gwennap CON.

DEATH:
Q3 1875 in Redruth CON. Age at death: 55

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1861: Carharrack Cove, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Carn Marth, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON

Residence Note:
In 1861 the household also included two lodgers: Richard HODGE, father of Mary, and Jenifer MORCOM, mother of Elisha.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Miner in Carharrack Cove, Gwennap Parish.
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Miner in Carn Marth, Gwennap Parish.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Miner in Carharrack, GwennapParish.

GENERAL NOTE:
Note on Elisha's marriage says his father is John which seems to be a mistake.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Marriages
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
  1. Wife: Mary HODGE (05203)
    Married: 03Nov1844 in Redruth

    Children:
    1. Elisha MORCOM (02719)
    2. Mary Jane MORCOM (10458)
    3. Elizabeth MORCOM (10459)
    4. Catherine MORCOM (Kate)(10460)
    5. Henry MORCOM (10461)
    6. John MORCOM (10462)
Elisha MORCOM (02604)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn REDRUTHboase

BIRTH:
ABT 1826 in Redruth CON. Census 1841: 15, b. Cornwall, lodging with Josiah Barnes, 45, schoolmaster & his wife Mary; 1851: 25, son, unmarried, b.Redruth; 1861: 34, unm., lodger, b.Redruth; 1871: 44, head, marr., b. Redruth; 1881: age 54 widower with son; 1891: Elisha MORCAM, 65,

CHRISTENED:
28Feb1826 in Redruth CON. Elisha, son of Elisha (gentleman) and Sally MORCOM, Church Town

DEATH:
15Jan1896 in 17 Maxfield Stret, Leicester LEI. Q1 1896 Age at death: 69

PROBATE:
15 8d. Executor: Augustus Ferris Boase MORCOM, shoe finisher

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Wendron Street,Helston,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: 63,Fore Street,Redruth,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Barratt Hill,Brosely,SAL
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: 10,Boot Lane,Stoke Damerel,Devonport,DEV
BEF 1879-AFT 1879: 1,Peberoy-row,Victoria Road,New Humberstone,LEI
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Tenterden Cottage,Avenue Extension Road,Knighton,Leicester,LEI
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Richmond Road,Aylestone,LEI
BEF 1896-15Jan1896: 17,Maxfield Street,Leicester,LEI

Residence Note:
In 1861 he was lodging with Thomas Francis, 50, tailor, b Beverley, Shropshire. His wife Sarah Mary's obituary gives her address as at 1879

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Currier (leather factor) employing three men in Redruth.
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Tutor in Brosely.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Lecturer in Devonport.
-15Jan1896: Agent - retiredOccupation Note: NB His wife's obituary refers to him as Reverend - I have seen no other evidence of this yet..
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Bill Poster in Aylestone.

GENERAL NOTE:
An Elisha had married Sarah HICK in Q1 1870 Southampton - could it have been this one? Did they go abroad - is that why son's birth is not on register in UK?Census 1881: Elisha age 54 widower (no occupation given) and son Augustus age 9 were boarders with Thomas DAWKINS. William DAWKINS, schoolmaster, (living in Redborough) had married Mary Elizabeth MORCOMBE from Pembroke (a relative) - this may be a coincidence.

SOURCES:
Parish Register copy
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Sarah Mary HICK (08133)
    Married: 04Jan1870 in Southampton, St James (M137611)

    Children:
    1. Augustus Ferris Boase MORCOM (02601)
    2. Unknown child MORCOM (15873)
Elisha MORCOM (06531)
Family Code: GWENNAPtregonning

BIRTH:
ABT 1827 in Gwennap CON. Census 1841: age 14, b. CON; 1851: 24, son, b. Gwennap; 1861: 33, unmarried, b. Gwennap, living with his mother Catherine; 1871: 43, unmarried, b. Gwennap; 1881: 53, head, son, unmarried, b. Gwennap; 1891: 63, head, single, b. Gwennap, living by himself

CHRISTENED:
19Oct1827 in Trevethan, Gwennap CON. son of Diggory (miner) and Catherine of Trevethan

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Trevethan, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1881: Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1891: Carharrack Village, Gwennap Parish,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Copper Miner in Trevethan, Gwennap Parish.
BEF 1851-AFT 1881: Copper Miner in Carharrack.Occupation Note: There is a reference to an Elisha MORCOM, age 13, miner with Gwennap Consolidated Copper in 1841. No occupation listed in 1861 census..
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Tin miner in Carharrack.Occupation Note: Also tin miner in 1871.

GENERAL NOTE:
This account in the 1842 Report on the employement of Children and Young People at the Minesof cornwall and devon probably refers to this Elisha MORCOMNo.91 (H.35) Elisha Morcom,13 years and 6 months old.Examined at the Consolidated Mines, May 14th, 1841:Has been kept at home before to-day for two days, in consequence of having received a blow in thebowels from a stone which a boy threw at him wantonly. He haseen ill from time to time, with pain inthe bowels, sides, &c. Has been kept at home by sickness a month or two in four years. Hisgeneral work is "jigging". Has been "rolling" this afternoon. He has been working at grass fouryears and a half. Always at this mine, with the exception of two or three months. Has been"jigging" a month. His wages are 10s 6d a month. He lives two miles off. Generally gets up at fouro'clock or soon after. Brings potato hobban for dinner mostly. Generally, not always, leaves workat half-past five on Saturdays. Went to day-school, and learnt to read, and to write a little.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Elisha MORCOM (14924)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
ABT 1830 in CON. Census 1841: age 11, b.Cornwall

CHRISTENED:
02Jan1831 in St Day CON. Elisha, son of John (miner) & Mary MORCOM of St Day, Gwennap (Entry no.2396, page 117 on BAWDEN's Index.

DEATH:
16Aug1859 in MI USA. Information from petition to probate court by his wife. Many Wisconsin farmer/miners sought work in other states, leaving their wife and family to look after their smallholding, but Elisha may, alternatively, have been on a brief visit to his dying father

BURIAL:
There is a burial plot in the older part of the Dodgeville East Cemetery in the name of "E.MORCOM". "E.P.MORCOM", his nephew , had a plot in a newer section of the same cemetery.

WILL:
Elisha died intestate

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Gaol Lane,Bodmin,CON
BEF 1845-AFT 1845: Iowa Co.WI USA
BEF 1854-AFT 1854: Dodgeville,WI USA

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1854-AFT 1854: Farmer in Dodgeville.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census Iowa USA 1855
INDEX by W H BAWDEN
Personal WALKER Ross
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
  1. Wife: Ann ROGERS (08536)
    Married: 29May1854 in Dodgeville, Iowa Co.

    Children:
    1. Charles R MORCOM (10839)
    2. Mary MORCUM (08544)
    3. Unknown MORCOM (14927)
    4. Unknown MORCOM (14928)
Elisha MORCOM (01329)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
ABT 1831 in Carn Marth, Gwennap CON. Census 1841: age 10 yrs, b. in Cornwall; 1851: 21; 1861: as Elisha MORCAM; 30, head, b. Gwennap; 1871: head, 40, b. Carn Marth; 1881: 50; 1891: 60 b.Gwennap, living on own means. Often spelt MORCUM/CAM.

CHRISTENED:
25Jul1831 in Gwennap CON. son of Joseph (a miner) & Rosamond MORCOM of Gwennap

DEATH:
15Mar1895 in Aberystwyth. GRO: Q1 1895. Memorial Card: d. aged 64.Age at death: 64

BURIAL:
19Mar1895 in Elm Tree Road Borough Cemetery, Aberystwyth CGN.

PROBATE:
465 10s.1d. All children mentioned in will except Hannah who had died.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Rose Cottage,Carn Marth, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Pentrepoeth, Part of Clase,Morriston,GLA
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: 8,Dillwyn Street,Llangyfelach,Swansea,GLA
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Plasmarl,Clase,Llangyfelach,Swansea,GLA
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 10,Brunswick Street,Clase, Llangyfelach,Swansea,GLA
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: 29,Queens Road,Aberystwyth,CGN
BEF 1895 Exeter House No 29,Queen's Road,Aberystwyth,CGN

Residence Note:
1884 Electoral Register: Eaton Town, Clase (house).Slater's Directory 1895: 29 Queen's Road, Aberystwyth, CGNCensus 1851: HO107/2465 Folio 389 Schedule 014Census 1881: FHL Film 1342289 PRO RG11 Piece 5352 Folio 78 p.23

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Copper Miner in Gwennap Parish.
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Coal Miner in Swansea.
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Engineer in Swansea.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Engine Driver in Clase.
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Assurance Agent in Aberystwyth.

GENERAL NOTE:
Second family all buried in Aberystwyth Cemetery, Elm Tree Road.Elisha, Eleanor and son Elisha buried in one grave (tall red stone, curved at top on right hand side of cemetery when standing at town centre end). Four daughters buried half-way down near path on left hand side of cemetery.1895 Slater's Directory: 29 Queen's Road, Aberystwyth. There is some confusion about Exeter or Gwennap House (both have been used) - think Gwennap seems more likely as Elisha was born there, but perhaps the name changed as they moved from 29 to 45 Queens Road.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Grave Inscription
Memorial Card
  1. Wife: Mary EVANS (01330)
    Married: 19Aug1848 in Llangyfelach Parish Church

    Children:
    1. Hannah MORCOM (01331)
    2. Joseph Reed MORCOM (01333)
    3. Mary Ann MORCOM (01334)
    4. David MORCOM (01335)
    5. Joseph MORCOM (01336)
    6. John MORCOM (18905)
    7. Rosa MORCOM (Rosie)(01337)
    8. Catherine MORCOM (Katie)(01338)
  2. Wife: Eleanor MORCOM (Ellen)(01442)
    Married: Q2 1867 in Swansea

    Children:
    1. Alice Jane MORCOM (01443)
    2. Elisha MORCOM (01444)
    3. Amy Louise MORCOM (01445)
    4. Ellen Ann MORCOM (01446)
    5. Helena Blodwen MORCOM (Lena)(01447)
    6. Unknown MORCOM (21007)
    7. Unknown MORCOM (21008)
Elisha MORCOM (08809)


BIRTH:
ABT 1832 Age 60 at death in 1892

DEATH:
27Jan1892 in Carharrack CON. late of Carharrack Age at death: 60

PROBATE:
56 Sole Executor: Mary Ann BEARD of Carharrack, widow & sister

RESIDENCE:
Carharrack,Gwennap,CON

OCCUPATION:
Miner

SOURCES:
GRO Index Deaths
Will Somerset House Index
Elisha MORCOM (00189)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
05May1835 in Kenwyn CON. Census 1841: age 6 yrs, b. in Cornwall; 1851: 15.son, b. Gwennap. Census 1860 MI: 25, b. England; 1870: 35, b. England, parents foreign born, personal effects valued at $300. Source 425 gives his birth place as Kenwyn.US Census 1900: 65, head, married 41 years, b. May 1835 in England, arrived USA 1856, naturalized, owned house freehold; Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses 1903: age 70, b. in England, parents English, lived 20 years in state and electoral district

CHRISTENED:
11Jun1839 in Wesleyan Methodist, Carharrack CON. son of Henry (miner) & Ann MORCOM of Crofthandy

DEATH:
21Nov1908 in Tower, St Louis Co.MN USA. Cert. 1908-MN-012000

BURIAL:
AFT 21Nov1908 in Tower, St Louis Co.MN USA.

EDUCATION:
Free schools were then rare in England, but, despite Henry's large family, Elisha did attend school for a short time. Source 33 suggests that his early experience in the mines "laid the foundation of a practical and eminently useful education".

EMIGRATION:
Arrived in Philadelphia, USA 1854Immigration Note: His Biography says he emigrated when he was 19. "He landed safely in Philadelphia but did not tarry there. He proceeded to the Lake Superior region."

NATURALIZATION:
Applied for Naturalization on 31Mar1857 at Ontongon Co., MITook oath on 23Oct1858.Naturalization Note: Ontonagon was a copper mining area to the south of Houghton.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1841-AFT 1854: Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON
1854-1856: Keweenaw Co.MI USA
BEF 1857-AFT 1860: Minnesota Mine,Rockland Township,Ontonagon Co.MI USA
BEF 1860-AFT 1860: Rockland Township,Ontonagon County MI USA
BEF 1870-AFT 1871: Ontonagon Township,Ontonagon Co.
-AFT 1881: Ontonagon Co MI USA
1884-AFT 1884: Breitung Twp,St Louis MN USA
BEF Jun 1900-AFT Jun 1905: Tower Ward,Breitung Township,St Louis County MN USA <

Residence Notes:
In addition to Elisha, Elizabeth and his brother William H, the 1860 household included: John ROBERTS 24, James ROBERTS 23, Thomas ROBERTS 21, and Josiah HARRIS, all born in England
Elisha was the only MORCOM head of household to appear in the 1870 MI census but some MARCUMs and MARCOMBs.There is a Morcom Lake (also known as Pale Face Lake) and a MORCOM Cemetery in St Louis Co., Minnesota. Morcom Twp was named after Elisha.

OCCUPATIONS:
ABT 1850-1854: Copper Miner in Carharrack, Gwennap Parish.
ABT 1854-ABT 1856: Copper Miner in Keweenaw Co., MI.
ABT 1856-1863: Miner in Norwich Mine and Minnesota Mine, Ontonagon, MI.Occupation Note: Ontonagon was a copper mining area nr. Lake Superior. According to the "Norwich" list of names published in 1996 by Joseph R.Papineau, Norwich was an area of considerable activity between 1850-80. Miners and families moved onwhen the copper was worked out. List includes Elisha MORCUM..
1860-ABT 1865: Mining Captain for Superior Mines in Rockland, Ontonagon Co., MI.Occupation Note: His appointment as Captain was due to "his great practical knowledge ..... and his abilty to contact men". He may also have obtained much expertise (and confidence) from his father and grandfather (both Henry) being Mining Captains. The Federal Population Index places Elisha in Rockland as early as 1860. His brother William Henry was also in Rockland in 1860..
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: Miner in Ontonagon.
ABT 1865-1877: Mining Captain in Nonsuch Mine, ?MI.
1877-ABT 1884: Mining Captain and Mine Superintendent.for Menominee Mining Co.in Quinnesec, Menominee Co., MI.Occupation Note: "He took charge of the Quinnesec underground work ..... and discovered and opened the great Chapin Mine, which is one of the best iron mines in Michigan." This probably refers to the Chaplin deposits at Iron Mountain which were discovered by his father-in-law, John WICKS, in c.1878, shortly after Elisha arrived in Quinnesec."The History of Upper Peninsula, Michigan" (Published in 1880s or 1890s ) reports that the town was laid out by John L. Buell in 1877. He erected the first buildings but for a time it attracted no settlers. However it prospered with the discovery of nearby iron deposits and the establishment of a railway terminus. It lost some of its local prominence as the railway was extended and other iron ore mines were established in the region. It had three church buildings - Swedish Lutheran, Swedish Methodist and Catholic.
Mar 1884-14Jun1887: Mining Superintendent for Minnesota Mining Company in Soudan, Vermilion Lake, MN.Occupation Note: This was an underground iron mine. See Notes in Elisha.doc for extended accounts of journey from Michigan to Minnesota and Elisha's work in the latter state.Samuel P. ELY also sent Elisha, on several occasions. to open new iron ore mines in Cuba. He also explored and opened the mines at McKinley and Coleraine in the Mesabi range..
1889 Owner for Brick factory in Soudan.
Public Services in Minnesota.Occupation Note: Elisha was for many years a member of the Tower school board and mayor. He served for many years as a member of the Board of Public Commisioners of St Louis Countyand was chairman of the board. He also had charge of the Minnesota state mining display at the World Fair in Chicago in 1893.
Mining ConsultantOccupation Note: Samuel P Ely sent Elisha several times to open iron mines in Cuba. He also explored and opened the mines at Mckinley an Coleraine in the Mesabi range.

GENERAL NOTES:
From account written for MI State Who's Who (Source 33) : "In the autumn of 1882 [i.e. while at Quinnesec] Captain Morcom was nominated to represent the district legislature by the Republican party. He was popular with the people of the district. He was also sent as delegate to the Republican State Convention at East Saginaw. Captain Morcom's characteristic energy has been displayed on behalf of the people since he has been a member of the Committee of Mines and Minerals, also the State House of Correcture, ????? and rules and joint rules. He introduced many important bills and saw them successfully through.""The History of Upper Peninsula, Michigan" adds that, in 1878, he was elected Supervisor of the town of Quinnesec and also School Director.He was a Freemason. A Cornish-L message (26.11.97) from Alan Trevarthen describes the Cornish lodges of the Upper Peninsula, MI as being the nearest equivalent to trade unions, but with also the function of serving out rough justice in the Cornish mining community e.g. one man who regularly beat his wife was, after disregarding several warnings, himself was beaten up in the middle of the night and left town the next morning. The lodge ensured that the wife had a job and was cared for.
NB "Biography from 1882 to 1908" in Elisha.doc

SOURCES:
Biography Cptn. Elisha MORCOM for MI State Who's Who.
Biography Cptn. Elisha MORCOM of Quinnesec
Biography Cptn. Elisha MORCOM by Ronald Morcom
Biography Cptn. Elisha MORCOM by `Lish' Morcom
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Declaration of Intention for US Citizenship Ontonagon Co
1860 Census Ontonagon Co., MI USA
Census MI Census Index 1870
1870 USA Federal Census
1900 USA Federal Census
Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses 1849-1905 ref:1151
Organisation Cornish-American Connection
Biography Cptn Elisha MORCOM - Unknown Source
Article "The Discovery and Development of the Iron Ore Industry"
Dec 1991 Article Grand Forks, North Dakota "The `Forgotten' Father of the Great Iron Range of Minnesota" from History 440 Introduction to Research
Book:Duluth & St.Louis Co., MN 1921
1996 Book "Norwich Mine Story"
Death Certificate:Minnesota Historical Society Index
Personal MORCOM Eric
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
1900 Personal:CADY Barbara
  1. Wife: Elizabeth Ann WICKS (00190)
    Married: Oct 1858 in Rockland, Ontonagon Co.

    Children:
    1. John H MORCOM (00234)
    2. Caroline A MORCOM (Carrie)(00191)
    3. James MORCOM (00238)
    4. Emily MORCOM (00236)
    5. Harriet Emily MORCOM (00235)
    6. Elisha P MORCOM (Lish)(00237)
    7. Alvina M MORCOM (Allie)(16530)
    8. Dr.Harry Wicke MORCOM (00495)
Elisha MORCOM (08142)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
Q1 1839 in Redruth CON.

CHRISTENED:
11Jun1839 in Carharrack Wesleyan Methodist Chapel CON. Parents: Thomas and Grace MORCOM

DEATH:
Q4 1840 in Redruth CON. Age not known, but would fit with his parents naming a second child Elisha in late 1840.

BURIAL:
27Dec1840 in Gwennap CON. of Sunny Corner

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
GRO Index Births
BEF 1994 IGI UK
GRO Index Deaths
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Elisha MORCOM (04346)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
1841 in Gwennap CON. Census 1841: age 5 months; 1851: 10, son, b. Gwennap; 1861: 19, son, b. Gwennap. Birth not found in GRO.

CHRISTENED:
27Mar1841 in Gwennap CON. Elisha MORCOME, of Sunny Corner, son of Thomas (miner) and Grace. May have been 1842.Age at death: 21

BURIAL:
11Dec1861 in CON. Possible (probable) burial?

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1861: Sunny Corner, Gwennap,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Copper Miner in Gwennap Parish.

SOURCES:
Baptism Register Cornish Forefathers Society
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Elisha MORCOM (02719)


BIRTH:
ABT 1846 in St Day, Gwennap CON. Census 1851: age 6; 1861: 16, ; 1871: 26, son, unmarried, b. Gwennap; 1881: 35, single, b. St Day, boarder with John CARTER of St Hilary, Cornwall; 1891: Elisha MORCOM, 45, single, lodger, b.St Day; 1901: Elisha MORCOMBE, 56, single, boarder, b. Penzance

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Carn Marth, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 4,Albert St,Upper Millom,CUM
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Newton Street,Millom,CUL
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: 19,Queen St,Millom,CBL

Residence Note:
In 1901 Elisha was boarding with William ?BURGOYNE?, age 35, iron worker, b Penzance

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Miner in Carn Marth.Occupation Note: Census 1861 & 1871.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Miner in Carharrack, Gwennap Parish.
BEF 1881-AFT 1891: Iron Ore Miner in Millom.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Elisha MORCOM (01423)
Family Code: STITHIANSwilliam

BIRTH:
Q1 1854 in Chacewater CON. Reg in Truro. Census 1861: 7, son, b. Stithians; 1871: age 18 yrs, son, b. Stithians; 1881: age 27; 1901: 46, head, b. Chacewater; 1911: 47, head, married, b. Chacewater

DEATH:
15Oct1918 in Llanelly CMN. Q4 1918 Age at death: 64

PROBATE:
1923 1358. Executors: Elisha MORCOM, motor sales manager, Alfred HILL, steel worker, Benjamin Edward Howe, solicitor

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: 37,New Road,Stithians,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Church Town, Stithians,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Ty Gwyn,Loughor,GLA
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Grove Road,Llanguike,Pontardawe,GLA
BEF 1911-15Oct1918: Lyndale House,Brynymor Road,Gowerton,nr Llanelly,CMN

Residence Note:
Census 1881: FHL Film 1342294 PRO RG11 Piece 5370 Folio 22 p.35

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Miner in Stithians.
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Steel Smelter
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Steel Smelter in Pontardawe.
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Steel Smelter in Gowerton Steel Works.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
  1. Wife: Elizabeth Jane TRELOAR (01424)
    Married: Q2 1874 in Swansea

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Jane MORCOM (13008)
    2. Hannah MORCOM (02001)
    3. William Thomas MORCOM (01425)
    4. Charlotte Alexina MORCOM (02808)
    5. Ellen Louisa MORCOM (18886)
    6. Rosina MORCOM (18887)
    7. Mary Ann MORCOM (18888)
    8. Lily May MORCOM (18889)
Elisha MORCOM (08246)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
Q1 1864 in Gwennap CON. Reg. in Rredruth. Census 1871: age 7, son, scholar, b. Gwennap; 1881: 17, son, b. Gwennap

EDUCATION:
Scholar in 1871.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Croft Row,Carharrack, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Trevethan, Gwennap,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Tin Miner in Gwennap.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Elisha MORCOM (09562)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
08Mar1864 in NZ. Reg No /3638 Elisha MARCOM, parents not recorded

DEATH:
16Aug1868 in NZ. Kathy JONES noted the death from certificate as 8 Aug. Age 4 yrs 3 mths - but note burial age. Reg No 1868/1697 Age at death: 4yrs 3 mths

BURIAL:
AFT 16Aug1868 in Blenheim Omaka Cemetery NZ. Ref M/I 449 Elisha MORCOM, age 5 1/2 - probably inaccurate

SOURCES:
NZ Historical Records: Birth, Death & Marriage
Death Certificate
Cemetery Record - NZ
NZ Historical Records: Birth, Death & Marriage
Personal MORCOM Thomas Maitland in NZ
Personal NZ JONES Kathy
Elisha MORCOM (01444)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
22Jun1873 in Swansea GLA. Q2 1873 Census 1881: age 8 scholar b.Llangyfelach; 1891: age 17 b.Swansea; 1901: 27,son, b. Swansea1911: 37, son, single, b. Swansea, spoke English & Welsh

CHRISTENED:
in GLA. Born 22 Jun 1873, son of Elisha (engine driver) & Ellen MORCOM, Brynhyfryd

DEATH:
22May1933 in Aberystwyth CGN. Death registered Q2 1933Bachelor Age at death: 60

BURIAL:
AFT 22May1933 in Elm Tree Road Cemetery, Aberystwyth CGN.

PROBATE:
1050 18s.9d. Executors: sisters Amy Louise and Helena Blodwen MORCOM

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 10,Brunswick Street,Clase,GLA
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: 29,Queens Road,Aberystwyth,CGN
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: "Gwennap", No 43,Queens Road,Aberystwyth,CGN
BEF 1933-22May1933: Gwennap House,Queen's Road,Aberystwyth,CGN

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1891-AFT 1911: Insurance Agent in Aberystwyth.

GENERAL NOTE:
He was probably the Mr E MORCOM, of St David's Club, Aberystwyth, who donated 5s 0d in March 1897 to a fund in support of destitute workers in Morriston

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
Elisha MORCOM (01427)
Family Code: STITHIANSwilliam

BIRTH:
14Mar1907 in Aberavon GLA. Reg. Q2 1907 in Neath. Census 1911: 4, son, b. Aberavon

DEATH:
29Dec1994 in Neath GLA. Age at death: 87

PROBATE:
in Llandaff. -125,000

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 97,Tanygroes Street,Port Talbot,GLA
BEF 1994-29Dec1994: Cardonnel Court Nursing Home,Cardonnel Road,Neath,GLA

Residence Note:
Presume Home is in Neath, but not specified

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1953-AFT 1953: Motor Sales MechanicOccupation Note: Executor to W.T. - presumed son..

GENERAL NOTE:
Executor to father in 1953. Alfred HILL (joint executor) may have married into MORCOM family. B E HOWE - solicitor.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
  1. Wife: Catherine Ann DAVIES (04870)
    Married: Q3 1933 in Neath
Elisha Francis MORCOM (Frank E)(10855)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
05Jul1862 in MI USA. USA Census 1900: Frank E MORCOM, head, 37.b. July 1862 in Michigan, father b. England, mother b. Pennsylvania 1910: Frank E MORCOM, 47. head, b. England, father b. England, mother b. Pennsylvania, married 22 years, owns freehold house.Not with household in 1920.

CHRISTENED:
15Oct1863 in Wellington Mines & Copper Bay, Algoma District ONT CAN. Elisha Francis MORCAM, son. of D. & Nancy MYERS. baptised by Rev. J. HUTCHINSON. record says b. Michigan

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1900-AFT 1900: New Derry and Bradenville Precincts,Westmoreland County PA USA
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Derry,Westmoreland Co.PA USA

Residence Note:
1910 Census Enumeration District: 282 8115 0181.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1900-AFT 1900: Coal Miner in New Derry and Bradenville Precincts.
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Engineer in Coalworks in Derry, Westmoreland County, PA.

SOURCES:
Wesleyan Methodist Baptism Register Ontario
1900 USA Federal Census
Census PA 1910 Soundex
1910 USA Federal Census
  1. Wife: Unknown UNKNOWN (21231)
    Married: BEF 1887
  2. Wife: Urania UNKNOWN (10856)
    Married: ABT 1888

    Children:
    1. Blanche I MORCOM (10857)
    2. Floyd E MORCOM (10858)
    3. May U (or Mae U) MORCOM (10859)
    4. Myles M MORCOM (00095)
    5. Lillian I MORCOM (10860)
    6. Frances R MORCOM (10861)
    7. Snoden R (or Snowdon R) MORCOM (00098)
Elisha Frederick MORCOM (Fred)(01545)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPjoseph1

BIRTH:
Q3 1885 in Swansea GLA. Census 1891: Fred Elisha, age 5 yrs, son, b. Swansea; 1901: 15, son, b. Swansea, speaks English; 1911: Fred MORCOM, 28, single, b. Swansea, boarding with Hiram SALMON, 41, married, tinplate rollerman, b. Whitchurch GLA

DEATH:
05Jan1949 in Worthing SSX. Q1 1949 as Frederick E.Age at death: 63

WILL:
Executor was widow Louise.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: 66,Clare Road,St Mary, Grangetown,Cardiff,GLA
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: 21,Talbot Street,Cardiff,GLA
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Gwynhyfryd,The Avenue,Whitchurch,Cardiff,GLA
-BEF 1949: 92,Wallace Avenue,Worthing,SSX

Residence Note:
BUT died at 9 Ripley Road, Worthing

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Articled Pupil to an Engineer in Cardiff.
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Civil Engineering Assistant for Cardiff Corporation in Cardiff.
Civil EngineerOccupation Note: as described on Liley's will in 1946..

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Will Somerset House Index
GRO Index Deaths
  1. Wife: Louise SALISBURY (01546)
    Married: Q3 1912 in Cardiff

    Children:
    1. Thomas Carthew MORCOM (01562)
    2. Frederick Salisbury MORCOM (01564)
(living person)
  1. Wife: (living person)
    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
Elisha P MORCOM (00432)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
06Feb1860 in Dodgeville WI USA. Census Iowa Co. WI USA 1860: as "Lisia MARKHAM"!!, age 5 months, birthplace Wisconsin; US Census 1900: 40, head, married 16 yrs, b. Feb 1860 in Wisconsin, father b. Wisconsin, mother England, owns home freehold;1910 OR: 50, head, b.Wisconsin of English parents, married 27 yrs., owns freehold house

DEATH:
17Jan1922 in Salem OR USA. Certificate 43

BURIAL:
in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville WI USA. E.P. MORCOM had purchased a cemetery plot on 22nd August 1922 for $15.00

WILL:
Despite being a lawyer, Elisha P died intestate

PROBATE:
02Feb1949 Mrs Lucy M STRONG applied for probate. CHECK: had Lucy waited until 27 years after her father's death because her mother was still alive.

EDUCATION:
"He was educated in the public schools, graduating from high school in 1883. At a very early age he became interested in the study of the law"

RESIDENCES:
1860-1887: Dodgeville,Iowa Co.WI USA
1887-1891: Tower,St Louis MN USA
Oct 1891-Dec 1891: Portland,OR USA
1892-AFT 1910: Woodburn,Marion Co.OR USA
1893-1894: Silverton,Marion Co.OR USA
1894-AFT 1903: Woodburn,Marion Co.OR USA <

Residence Notes:
It is intriguing that Elisha P chose to go to Tower only two miles from the Soudan mine which his namesake Captain Elisha MORCOM had established in 1884. Was it a family connection, or did Captain John MORCOM know Captain Elisha, or was it Cornish centre?
Note also that Captain Elisha's son was also Elisha P. The lawyer Elisha second name P...? could have been after his step father James PRATT or after his grandmother Mary POPE

OCCUPATIONS:
1876 Law student for Briggs and Jenks in Dodgeville.Occupation Note: A Boographical record in "History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon" states that Elisha ""Read law in the offices of Hoskins, Reece and Carter and Judge Jenks of Dodgeville".
ABT 1882-ABT 1886: Assistant Postmaster in Dodgeville.Occupation Note: At the time of his marriage in 1883 he was described as a Post Office Clerk in Dodgeville.
1887-1891: Lawyer in Tower, MN.Occupation Note: He was admitted to the bar of Minnesota at Duluth in 1891 and formed a co-partnership with W.H.JOHNSON of Tower, an association which continued amicably until 1893 (i.e. two years after his move to Oregon). He was Assistant Postmaster, Minnesota in 1889 and 1891..
Oct 1891-Dec 1891: Lawyer for Marquand Building in Portland, OR.Occupation Note: He was admitted to the Oregon bar in July 1892.
1892-1893: Lawyer in Woodburn, Marion Co., OR.Occupation Note: Elisha practiced at Woodbury until 1893 in partnership with W H JOHNSON, when he withdrew from the firm and went to Silverton.
1893-1894: Lawyer in Silverton, Marion Co, OR.
1894-AFT 1903: Lawyer in Woodburn, Marion Co., OR.Occupation Note: Quote from "Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley" [OR]:"Having better opportunities in Woodburn he returned, and took up practice under very favourable conditions, as he had no competitor in the profession, and there was a very large field for a substantial and reliable man in the community. For seven years he has acceptably served as city attorney of Woodburn, and at the same time has had in charge the greater part of the important cases in the neighbourhood. He has a great understanding of the law, is lucid and clear in his expositions, and eloquent and convincing in his argument." Elisha was fraternically connected with Lodge No 102, I.O.O.F. and Knight of the Maccabees, Tent No 8. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and superintendant of the Sunday school.According to the "History of the Bench and Bar in Oregon" he was in parnership with J C JOHNSON from 1893 to 1898 "since which time he has practiced alone". This source also records that Elisha was City Attorney in Woodburn for eight years; Secretary of the Woodburn Social Club and President of Woodburn Commercial Club; Director and Vice President Farmers and Merchants Bank, Woodburn; Secretary Woodburn Orchard Company, and Secretary Red Jacket Mining Company. He was a Republican..
BEF 1898-AFT 1910: Attorney at Law in Woodburn.

GENERAL NOTE:
The 1903 "Biographical Record" reports that: "Mr MORCOM is a Republican in politics, and is fraternally connected with Lodge No. 102, I.O.O.F, and Knights of the Maccabees, Tent No.8. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is superintendent of the Sunday school, and has had charge of the senior Bible class since coming to Woodburn".As Elisha P and Elizabeth HOOPER had only one child, who was herself childless, there are no living descendants.TO BE CHECKED: "The Centennial History of Oregon 1811-1912" Gaston, Joseph - Chicago - 1912 (4 vols)Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 250."MORCOM, ELISHA P., of Woodburn was born at Dodgeville, Wisconsin, February 6, 1860, and came to Oregon in 1890. He spent three months in Portland, and a year in Silverton, and then settled in Woodburn in the practice of law. He is president of the Abraham Lincoln Club, and was a delegate to the league in 1895 and 1896, and the county convention of 1896. In 1894 he was nominated by the Prohibitionists for District Attorney, but made no campaign for the office, being a Republican from principal."

SOURCES:
IGI USA & Canada
Census (US) Iowa County, Wisconsin 1860
Marriage Records Iowa County, WI
1900 USA Federal Census
1910 USA Federal Census
1903 Book Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley OR
Book History of Oregon
World Biographical Index 7
Death Index Oregon USA - 1903-70
  1. Wife: Elizabeth Mary HOOPER (Libbie or Libby)(00433)
    Married: 22Sep1883 in Dodgeville, Iowa Co.

    Children:
    1. Lucy Alice MORCOM (11243)
Elisha P MORCOM (Lish)(00237)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
30Sep1865 in Ontonagon Co.MI USA. Census MI 1870: age 5, b. in Michigan, at school; 1910 MN: 45, head, b. Michigan of English parents, married 17 years, rents his home; 1920 MN: 51, head, married, b. Michigan, rents his home1930 MN: 64, married at 28, b. Michigan, parents b. England, rents home at $20

EDUCATION:
"He never attended school after he was thirteen, but, like his father, has been a student all his days." (from Source 428)

RESIDENCES:
30Sep1865 Ontonagon Co.MI USA
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: Ontonagon,Ontonagon Co.MI USA
17Mar1884 St Louis Co.,MN USA
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: District 135,Breitung,St Louis County MI USA
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: District 80,Swede Town, Breitung,St Louis County MN USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Center Street,District 14,Soudan,St Louis County MI USA

OCCUPATIONS:
ABT 1878 MachinistOccupation Note: At 13 he went to work in machine shops and, as a young man, was employed as a machinist with the Marinette Iron Works at Duluth..
17Mar1884 for Soudan MineOccupation Note: He arrived in Tower on St Patricks Day with the first party of Michigan miners. Lish blew the whistle on the first shipment of iron ore from a Minnesota iron ore mine on 12 July 1884.Source 428 reports "of old timers on the Range at that date [1884] some eight or ten remain [in 1921], including Mr MORCOM, and these pioneers managed to celebrate a little reunion nearly every year.".
in Cuba.Occupation Note: He was on a railroad survey - exact date not known..
1891-1892: for Drainage Plant in Mexico City.Occupation Note: The drainage plant was being developed during the early history of the modern city..
ABT 1895-1905: Machinist for Chandler Mine in Ely MN.
1905-AFT 1926: Local Master Machinist and General Foreman for Soudan Iron MineOccupation Note: In 1905 he was transferred from the Chandler Mine to the Soudan Mines. Source 428, published in 1921, says "Elisha MORCOM Jnr is now in charge" [as Superintendent of the Soudan Mines]. In 1926 Lish described himself as "Master Mechanic of the Soudan"..
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: Superintendent of Iron Mine in nr Breitung.Occupation Note: Had he been promoted to his father's old position at the soudan Mine?.
ABT 1921 Organiser and President for Vermillion Boat and Outing Company of Tower in Tower.Occupation Note: This was an organisation that looked after the comforts of the many thousands of tourists to the Lake Vermillion district every year..
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Master Machinist at iron mine in Soudan.

GENERAL NOTE:
Elisha "J" MORCOM read a paper "The Discovery and Development of the Iron Ore Industry" to the St Louis County Historical Society at a meeting held in Tower on October 28, 1926.From a contemporary source. Walter Van Brunt. Duluth and St. Louis County, Minnesota; their story and people; an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development (Volume 3).:"Elisha J. Morcom, Jr., was born in Ontonagon County, Michigan,September 30, 1865. He never attended school after he was thirteen, but,like his father, has been a student all his days. At thirteen he went towork in machine shops and as a young man was employed as a machinistwith the Marinette Iron Works at Duluth. Mr. Morcom arrived on theMinnesota Iron Range on St. Patrick's Day, 1884. Of old-timers on theRange at that date some eight or ten still remain, including Mr. Morcom,and these pioneers managed to celebrate a little reunion nearly everyyear. Mr. Morcom was employed as a machinist at Ely for eleven years,and also had some interesting experiences in Cuba and Mexico. In Cubahe was on a railroad survey, and while in Mexico during 1891-92 wasemployed on a drainage plant in the city of Mexico, a public utility thatwas established in the early history of that city. While at ElyMr. Morcom was with the Chandler Mine. In 1905 he was trans-ferred to the Soudan Mine and for seventeen years has been local mastermachinist and general foreman of that plant. Mr. Morcom was also oneof the organizers and is president of the Vermillion Boat and OutingCompany of Tower, an organization that looks after the comforts ofmany thousands of tourists to the Lake Vermillion district every year.April 26. 1893. he married Mary E. Cofifey. daughter of BartholomewCoffey. She was born in Michigan. They have four children. The sons,Harold E. and Clifford J., are both employed in the local shops of theSoudan Mine, and the other two children, Alvina and Ronald J., are bothat home. Clifford was with the Twenty-first Recruits Engineering Corpsat Camp Forrest, Georgia, during the World War.For six years Mr. Morcom has been master of X'ermillion Lodge ofMasons, is a member of the Royal Arch Chapter and Council at Duluthand the Knight Templar Commandery at Eveleth. He is a Republicanin politics, for several years has been a member of the Tower SchoolBoard, and has also been township supervisor and justice of the peace.He performs a practical duty in maintaining religious facilities. ";;

SOURCES:
1870 USA Federal Census
1910 USA Federal Census
1920 USA Federal Census
1930 USA Federal Census
Biography:Capt. Elisha MORCOM of Menominee c. 1884
Book:Duluth & St.Louis Co., MN 1921
1900 Personal:CADY Barbara
  1. Wife: Mary Emily COFFY (Molly)(01132)
    Married: 26Apr1893

    Children:
    1. Harold Elisha MORCOM (16533)
    2. Clifford John MORCOM (00459)
    3. Alvina MORCOM (16534)
    4. Ronald James MORCOM (01133)
Eliza MORCOM (08546)


BIRTH:
MARRIAGE date given as 1842 (Ross) = check at FRC might be Q1 1841

SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Husband: Benjamin FAUCKNER (08545)
    Married: in Redruth
Eliza MORCOM (06364)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

CHRISTENED:
05Dec1789 in Gwennap CON. dau.of Digory and Ann MORCOM

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Eliza MORCOM (02063)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPedward

CHRISTENED:
06Oct1813 in Gwennap CON. dau.of Edward (miner) & Alice MORCOM

DEATH:
15Mar1814 in Gwennap CON. Valerie Patterson comments: "This burial is for Eliza aged 1 of Cusgarne but this family lived in Crofthandy. It is the only Eliza of that age I can find and she must have died as there was another Eliza baptised in 1815 in this family".

RESIDENCE:
1813-1814: Crofthandy, Gwennap,CON

SOURCES:
Personal ROSS Dick and June
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Eliza MORCOM (02064)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPedward

CHRISTENED:
29Aug1815 in Gwennap CON. Age at death: 2

BURIAL:
16Jul1816 in Gwennap CON.

RESIDENCE:
1815-1816: Crofthandy, Gwennap,CON

SOURCES:
Personal ROSS Dick and June
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
Eliza MORCOM (03344)
Family Code: GWENNAPtregonning

BIRTH:
in CON. Census 1841: age 20, b. Cornwall

CHRISTENED:
30Sep1817 in Gwennap CON. dau.of Paul (miner) and Mary MORCUM of St Day

RESIDENCES:
1817 St Day,Gwennap,CON
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Trevarth, nr Gwennap Church,Gwennap,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Dressmaker

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Eliza MORCOM (08495)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1820 in Gwennap CON. Census 1841: age 20, b. Cornwall; 1851: 30 sister of Elizabeth MORCOM, b. Gwennap 1861: 40, unmarried, sister of Elizabeth MORCOM, b. Gwennap; 1871: 50, b. Gwennap

CHRISTENED:
01Sep1820 in Gwennap CON. dau.of Digory & Mary MORCOM of Crofthandy

RESIDENCES:
1820-AFT 1841: Wheal Squire, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: South Down, Redruth Parish,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Vogue, nr St Day, Gwennap Parish,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Tarewaste,Redruth,CON

Residence Note:
In 1841 Eliza was living with her siblings Richard, Elizabeth and Henry.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Labour at a Mine in Redruth Parish.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Counting House Cook in Redruth.

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Eliza MORCOM (06472)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
ABT 1823 in Gwennap CON. Census 1841: age 15, b. Cornwall

CHRISTENED:
04Sep1823 in Gwennap CON. dau.of Augustus (miner) & Mary MORCOM of Crofthandy

DEATH:
26Mar1870 in Greenland, Ontonagon MI USA. Ledger 29, Record 12, recorded 23 May 1871. Single, age 25, b. in England, parents Augustus and Mary MORKHAM who were both resident in England. Cause of death was an ulerated throat Age at death: 44

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Wheal Virgin, Gwennap Parish,CON

SOURCES:
Parish Register copy
Death Index Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System
Eliza MORCOM (06164)


CHRISTENED:
24Mar1829 in Helston CON. dau.of Peter and Ann MORCOM

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Eliza MORCOM (10956)


BIRTH:
ABT 1835 in Gwennap CON. Census 1871: 36, wife, b. Gwennap; 1881: 46, wife, b. Gwennap

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Double Trees,St Blazey,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Gorse Road,Pembrey,CMN

GENERAL NOTE:
Assumed to be nee MORCOM because of son's second forename; lodgers Emily MORCOM, 10, scholar, b. St Neot & Mary E MORCOM, 8, scholar, b. St Neot in 1871 census; and visitor Mary E MORCOM, 18, unmarried, niece, in 1881. Confirmed by marriage entry.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
  1. Husband: Joseph ALLEN (10955)
    Married: Q2 1860 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. William Morcom ALLEN (17033)
    2. Joseph ALLEN (20057)
Eliza MORCOM (08554)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn KEAdennis

BIRTH:
ABT 1845 in Kea CON. Census 1851: 6, dau., b. Kea; 1861: 15, dau., b. Kenwyn; 1871: 22, dau., unmarried, b. Kea ; 1881: 31, b. Kea

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1851-AFT 1861: Wheal Prosper, Kea,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1881: Treskillard, Illogan Parish,CON
1891-1891: Treskillard,Illogan parish,

Residence Note:
In 1891 Eliza and John WILLEY were living next to her parents

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Mine Girl in Kea.Occupation Note: 1871: Tin Mine Worker.
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Worker in Tin Mine in Illogan.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
  1. Husband: John WILLEY (17003)
    Married: Q3 1871 in Redruth

    Children:
    1. William WILLEY (17004)
    2. Susan WILLEY (17005)
    3. Mark WILLEY (17006)
Eliza MORCOM (18396)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPwilliam2

BIRTH:
ABT 1862 in PA USA. USA Federal Census 1870: age 8, b. in PA, attended school within year. Born c. same year as Elisha. Could enumerator have misheard "Elisha"?

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1870-AFT 1870: Wilkins,Allegheny Co.PA USA

SOURCE:
1870 USA Federal Census
Eliza MORCOM (21239)


BIRTH:
ABT 1870 in PA USA. Census 1910 PA: 40, b. Pennsylvania to English parents, married 20 years, four children three surviving

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: 48,Pierce Street,Ward 1 District 102,Plymouth,Luzerne County PA USA

SOURCE:
1910 USA Federal Census
  1. Husband: Samuel KEAST (21243)

    Children:
    1. Fred KEAST (21240)
    2. Ada KEAST (21241)
    3. Harry KEAST (21242)

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