MORCOM/BE ONE NAME STUDY

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William Henry MORCOM (07421)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn PERRANWORTHALwilliam

BIRTH:
Q4 1852 in Redruth CON. Margaret ARCHER has Oct 1852 in Hicks Mill [from his marriage cert] and nr. Frogpool [from his birth cert.] - both places are in Gwennap, near boundary with Perranworthal where his parents married. The GRO entry of Q4 1852 in Redruth would fit this date.

DEATH:
1911 in Ballarat VIC AUS. Reg.No.7558. Son of William & Lydia nee "VERRAIN" Age at death: 58

EMIGRATION:
in "Monarch" Arrived in Victoria, Australia Nov 1859Immigration Note: Code B, Fiche 170, page 003. Aged 6 yrs. Arrived with his mother

RESIDENCES:
1853 CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1867: Ballarat,VIC AUS
ABT 1867-AFT 1869: Sebastopol,VIC AUS
BEF 1888-AFT 1888: Ballarat,VIC AUS
BEF 1888-AFT 1909: 202,Humffrey Street N,Ballarat East,Ballarat,VIC AUS
1909 374,Humffray Street,Ballarat East,Ballarat,VIC AUS <

Residence Notes:
The Sands and McDougall's Ballarat & District Directory 1906-1907 contained the 1906/7 address and this cryptic entry: "(Loyal Prince Alfred Lodge" - presumably means he was a mason.
Residence/s Note: Another 1896-97 Directory has him at 374 Humffray Street

OCCUPATIONS:
1888-1889: Railway Fitter in Ballarat.
BEF 1899-AFT 1909: Railway Employee in Ballarat.
Fitter in Ballarat.Occupation Note: Occupation comes from the baptism record of his daughter Avis Mary in 1921, ten years after the presumed date for his death..

GENERAL NOTE:
In the GRO his birth is entered as `William', but, in her Australian birth record, Lilly Verran is entered as daughter of `William Henry'. We assume that W and WH are the same person as his mother was Lydia VERRAN.Margaret ARCHER writes that "After William died his son William Henry , aged seventeen, built her [his mother] a home on the outskirts of Ballarat, supported her, his brothers and sisters, including Lydia, a posthumous child. He was 34 when he married Susan WILLIAMS and, at that time, he was a mainstay of the Wesleyan church nearby"Was he the William MORCOM, miner of Clunes, who on 25 June 1879 bought 1 share at 80 in the Skipton Street Mine, Ballarat, owned by the Williams Freehold Mining Co.?

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
GRO Index Births
Passenger Lists VIC AUS - Index to Unassisted Inward Passengers from British Ports - 1852-69
Directory
Electoral Roll Federal Referendum 1899 - Victoria
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
BMD Records Victoria, AUS VicGold database
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
BMD Records VIC AUS PRO 1896-1913
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
BMD Records Victoria AUS Edwardian Index 1902-13
Personal ARCHER Margaret
  1. Wife: Susan WILLIAMS (11098)
    Married: 06Jul1887 in Magpie, Winters Flat nr Sebastopol

    Children:
    1. Annie Lloyd MORCOM (11142)
    2. Lydia Verran MORCOM (Lillie)(11099)
    3. William Sheridan MORCOM (12082)
    4. Daisy MORCOM (12096)
    5. Avis Mary MORCOM (12097)
William Henry MORCOM (01497)
Family Code: STITHIANSwilliam

BIRTH:
Q1 1853 in Stithians CON. Reg. in Truro. Census 1861: 8, son, scholar, b. Stithians; 1871: age 19 yrs, son, b. Stithians; Census 1881 28, haed, married, b. Stithians.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: 37,New Road,Stithians,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Church Town, Stithians,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Crellow,Stithians,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Miner in Stithians.
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Tin Miner in Stithians.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Grace UNKNOWN (00365)
    Married: Q4 1877 in Redruth

    Children:
    1. John Henry MORCOM (16562)
    2. Hannah MORCOM (01499)
William Henry MORCOM (16486)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERrichard

BIRTH:
ABT 1856 in St Bl CON. William Henry MORCOM reg St Austell 5c 151. Census 1861: 5, son, scholar, b. St Blazey; 1871, age 14, son, b. St Blazey; 1891: 34, visitor, married, b. St Blazey Gate;1901: William H MORCOM, 45, head, married, b. Tywardreath

EMIGRATION:
Left Plymouth 25Oct1883 in "Waitangi" Arrived in Lyttleton, NZ 13Jan1884Immigration Note: 27 , agricultural labourer from Cornwall. His younger brother Charles was also on the boat.They were both assisted emigrants.

RESIDENCES:
ABT 1857-AFT 1867: Edgcumbe Row,Par,St Blazey,CON
BEF 1870-AFT 1871: Doddycross,Menheniot,CON
1883-BEF 1889: NZ
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Phoenix Mine,Linkinhorne,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Morsarley Villas,Tywardreath,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Lead Miner in Menheniot parish.
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Gold Miner in Phoenix Mine, Linkinhorne.
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Retired Mine Manager in Tywardreath.

GENERAL NOTE:
NB This is a speculative entry. More evidence needed that the William H MORCOM, with his family in the 1891 and 1881 census, is this William Henry b.c. 1856 in St Blazey and who we believe to have emigrated to NZ in 1884. He was living with Johanna RULE nee JEFFERY} in 1891 and [if correctly identified] was a nephew of her deceased husband John MORCOM. In 1891 he was living next door to Sarah (nee HOALE], widow of his uncle William MORCOM.No UK marriage has been found for William and Lilian. Could they have married in NZ, come home to raise there family, and then all emigrated again. None of the family have been identified in UK marriage and death records after 1901

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
  1. Wife: Lilian Treloar COURTENAY (Lily)(19478)
    Married: 1886

    Children:
    1. Beryl Courtenay MORCOM (19479)
    2. Eileen Estelle MORCOM (19480)
    3. Doris Frances M MORCOM (19481)
    4. Sadie Annetta MORCOM (19482)
William Henry MORCOM (11091)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn GWENNAPdiggory

BIRTH:
08Oct1857 in Tarrengower nr Maldon VIC AUS. Reg.No.16219 in Maldon. Birthplace from marriage record. CHECK that the William, born in Tarrangower, who married Ellen BIBBY, was the same as William Henry (reg. as born in nearby Maldon), son of James William MORCOM. Linda DAVIS has b.8 Dec 1857,Maldon

DEATH:
1897 His wife remarried in 1898 and her marriage certificate states that she was widowed in 1897.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1881-AFT 1883: Carlton,VIC AUS
BEF 1886-AFT 1886: Collingwood,VIC AUS
BEF 1887-AFT 1887: Melbourne,VIC AUS

GENERAL NOTE:
Could he have remarried to Annie Lucy DOBSON in 1888 a year after the birth of the last child by his marriage to Ellen BIBBY? See William MORCOM (11212)

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
BMD Records Victoria, AUS VicGold database
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Personal DAVIS Linda
  1. Wife: Ellen BIBBY (11092)
    Married: 03Oct1881 in Gore St., Fitzroy

    Children:
    1. Letitia MORCOM (11094)
    2. Ellen Jane MORCOM (11181)
    3. Mary Anne MORCOM (11157)
    4. Unknown MORCOM (16907)
    5. James Edward MORCOM (Edwin James)(11153)
    6. Unknown MORCOM (16908)
William Henry MORCOM (13288)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
Q1 1859 in St Just in Penwith CON. Census 1861: age 2 yrs, son, b. St Just; 1871: 13, son, b. St Just; 1881: age 21 unmarried, 1891: 28, head, married, b. St Just; 1901: 40, head, married, b. St Just; 1911: 51, head, married, b. St Just

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Chapel Street,St Just in Penwith,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1881: Newtown, St Just in Penwith,CON
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Bosorne Lane,New Downe Village, St Just in Penwith parish,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: 15,Bosorne Road,St Just in Penwith,CON
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 15,Bosorne Fields,St Just,nr Penzance,CON

Residence Note:
William's 1901 household included Jane GROSE 33, sister in law,b. ST Just

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1871-AFT 1911: Tin miner in St Just in Penwith.

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
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
  1. Wife: Annie GROSE (19558)
    Married: Q2 1889 in Penzance

    Children:
    1. William H MORCOM (Willie)(19559)
    2. Catherine Jane MORCOM (19560)
    3. John Grose MORCOM (19561)
William Henry MORCOM (08512)
Family Code: GWENNAPsarah

BIRTH:
ABT 1864 in Tredegar GLA. Reg. as William Henry MARCOMB in Bedwelty Reg District in Q3 1864, no. 11a 95Census 1871: son, age 6, scholar, b. Monmouth; 1881: age 17, son, b.Tradger (Tredegar?) MON.

CHRISTENED:
09Feb1868 in Canton St John, Cardiff GLA. Son of William & Sarah MORCOM (presumably the same child as he was baptised in 1868 the same time as his sister Sarah Jane (or might be Sarah Ann).

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Moor Moss,Millom,CUL
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Swarthmoor,Pennington in Ulverston,LAN

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Iron Miner in Pennington.

GENERAL NOTE:
The whole 1881 census entry for William & Sarah's family is so badly written and spelt as to suggest that neither they, nor the enumerator, were capable of writing adequately.There is a William Harvey MORCOMBE born in Q2 1864 Cardiff - not known if this is connected. Also another William Harvey MORCOMBE born in Q2 1887 Redruth.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
William Henry MORCOM (11023)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEjoseph

BIRTH:
11Oct1864 in Gawler Town, Barossa SA AUS. registered in Barossa District. Ref.No. b34 p146"on 11th October at Gawler Town, wife of mr JJ MORCOM, a son.

DEATH:
19Aug1942 in Bordertown, Robe District SA AUS. William Henry was "of Keith" Age at death: 78

BURIAL:
AFT 19Aug1942 in Keith Cemetery SA AUS.

OCCUPATION:
Occupation Note: CHECK: Could he be the MORCOM William, carpenter, Balaklava" in the 1903 Post Office Directory?.

GENERAL NOTE:
In 1966 there was a MORCOM Street in Keith. Was this named after William Henry or one of his descendants?

SOURCES:
Personal GOULD Bronte
IGI Australia
Ancestral File LDS
Newspaper Register (South Australia) Personal Notices 1836-1870
Post Office Directory South Australia (Wises) 1903
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
Cemetery Card Index SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society [Recd.from Bronte GOULD 2/01]
  1. Wife: Martha Sarah HAINES (11024)
    Married: 15Apr1896 in Balaklava

    Children:
    1. Percy William MORCOM[BE](04953)
William Henry MORCOM (09807)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPtremain

BIRTH:
1866 in Ballarat VIC AUS. Reg.No.1866/6452. Son of Thomas & Joanna (nee MAY) MORCOM

DEATH:
1867 in Ballarat VIC AUS. Reg.No.1867/390. Son of Thomas and Johanna Age at death: 8 mths

BURIAL:
25Feb1867 in Ballarat Old Cemetery VIC AUS. As William Henry MORCOM, age 8 months. Area B, Section 8, Loc19RI

RESIDENCE:
1866-1867: Ballarat,VIC AUS

SOURCES:
BMD Records Victoria AUS Pioneer Index 1836-88
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Cemetery Register:Ballarat Old Cemetery
Personal MORCOM Norman Bruce
William Henry MORCOM (04798)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
04Nov1875 in St Stephen in Brannel CON. Q4 1875 St Austell as William Henry MORCOM. William on marriage, William Henry on death. Census 1881: age 5, son, b.St Stephens; Census 1891: William MORCOM age 15, son, b.St Stephens

CHRISTENED:
24Feb1881 in St Stephen in Brannel. FHL Film 254142 (1880-1885). William Henry son of William and Anna

DEATH:
15Feb1900 in Old Pound, Nanpean, St Stephen in Brannel CON. Reg Q1 1900 in St Austell.Age at death: 25

BURIAL:
in Nanpean - St George the Martyr CON. Assume this is the same person, as the MI card no.142 refers to Susan Ann.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Alviggan,St Stephen in Brannel,CON
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Drinnick Terrace,Nanpean, St Stephen in Brannel,CON
Old Pound,Nanpean,St Stephen in Branell,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: China Clay Quarryman in St Stephen in Brannel.

GENERAL NOTE:
At 6.00 pm Thursday, 15 Feb 1900, an accident occurred at Thomas FULFORD (his father-in-law)'s house. A large part of an interior wall, 10 ft high and 6 ft wide, collapsed and completely buried and killed William and his baby daughter Cleda while he was nursing her in front of an open fire. His wife, 2 year old daughter and parents-in-law were in another part of the house washing up as they had just finished tea.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Marriages
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
Monumental Inscription
Personal MENEAR Laurence (Laurie)
Newspaper Article
  1. Wife: Susan Ann FULFORD (04799)
    Married: Q1 1895 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. Doris May MORCOM (12167)
    2. Cleda MORCOM (12168)
William Henry MORCOM (14744)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSgeorge

BIRTH:
16Sep1880 in Plymouth, Luzerne Co.PA USA.

GENERAL NOTE:
Information entirely from Ancestral File - needs confirmation

SOURCES:
Ancestral File LDS
Personal:HALPIN Anna M
William Henry MORCOM (16242)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St COLUMB MINORgeorge

BIRTH:
Q2 1882 in St Columb CON.

CHRISTENED:
02Jul1882 in Cubert CON. William Henry, son of William Bennet and Elizabeth Jane MORCOM

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Baptisms Cubert 1876-1886
William Henry MORCOM (00082)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSjohn

BIRTH:
04Jan1885 in PA USA. Birth date on grave 1885. Census 1910: 25, head, b. Pennsylvania , father and mother born in England, rents home: 1920 PA: William H MORCUM, 35, b. Pennsylvania, father born in PA, mother in England. [His brother says dad b.in NJ!], rents homein PA USA. 1930 PA: William H MORCOM, 45, head, first married at 23, b. Pennsylvania, parents b. England, rents home at $18

DEATH:
Nov 1973 in Jermyn, Lackawanna PA USA. Age at death: 88

BURIAL:
AFT Nov 1973 in Jermyn Cemetery PA USA. Grave inscription 1885-1973

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 162-05-8335State No.Issued: PALast Residence: Jermyn,Lackawanna Co,PA 18433

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: 113,Fourth Street,Mayfield,Lackawanna Co.
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: 117,Fourth Street,Ward 1 District 67,Mayfield,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Second Avenue,Mayfield,Lackawanna County PA USA
BEF 1952-AFT 1968: 303,Depew Av.,Mayfield,Lackawanna Co.PA USA

Residence Note:
Toni Darwin's grandmother says they lived at 301 Depew. The rented the Fourth Street house in 1910. Census PA 1910 Registration District: 138 0038 0113; 1920: 143 67 8 94.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1910-AFT 1930: Coal miner for Huidson Coal Co in Mayfield.Occupation Note: Draft registration card of 12 September 1918 records that he was working in Jermyn.
Occupation Note: Registered for draft on 12 September 1918 in Lackawanna Co., PA. Native born US citizen. Nearest relative Ethel MORCOM of Fourth St., Mayfield. Short, medium build, blue eyes, light hair..
BEF 1952-AFT 1952: Sweeper for Dearborn Glass Co.
BEF 1959-AFT 1959: Employee for Dearborn Glass Co.Occupation Note: No employment given in Polk 1961. Retired in 1968..

SOURCES:
1910 Census Mayfield, PA USA
Census PA 1910 Soundex
USA - World War I Draft Registrations Card 1917-1918
1920 Census Mayfield, PA USA
Census PA 1920 Soundex
1920 USA Federal Census
1930 USA Federal Census
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1952 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1959 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1961 PA USA
1996 Social Security Death Index
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1968 PA USA
Personal DARWIN Toni
  1. Wife: Ethel WILSON (00083)
    Married: ABT 1907

    Children:
    1. John Robert MORCOM (01043)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
William Henry MORCOM (05024)


BIRTH:
Q2 1890 in St Austell CON.

DEATH:
08Jun1964 in Penzance CON. Age at death: 74

PROBATE:
1463

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1964-08Jun1964: 5,Lafrowda Terrace,St Just in Penwith,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1940-AFT 1940: CarpenterOccupation Note: Mother died 23 Apr 1940.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
GRO Index Deaths
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Elizabeth UNKNOWN (05025)
    Married: Q4 1917 in Penzance
William Henry MORCOM (00945)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSgeorge

BIRTH:
04Mar1895 in MI USA. USA Census 1900: 5, b. March 1895 in Pennsylvania, father b. England, mother b. Pennsylvania: 1920 PA: William ?S?, 25 yrs, head, married, b. Michigan, father b. England, mother b. Pennsylvania, rents home. Age at mother's death in 1939 was given as 49.

DEATH:
Oct 1974 in Carbondale, Lackawanna PA USA. Age at death: 79

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 162-05-8321State No.Issued: PALast Residence: Carbondale,Lackawanna Co,,PA

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1900-AFT 1900: 128,Third Avenue,District 29,Jermyn,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 05Jun1917 Washington Avenue,Jermyn,Lackawanna County PA USA
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: 60,7th Avenue,Ward 3, District 12,Carbondale,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1939-AFT 1939: 2,Kane St,Carbondale,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1952-AFT 1952: 47 (rear),Midland,Simpson nr Carbondale,Lackawanna Co.PA USA

Residence Note:
Census PA 1920 Registration District: 141 17 10 72. Entry is for a William S MARCOM but address is identical with Polk 1920 entry for William H MORCOM and Edith MORCOM.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 05Jun1917 Labourer for D & H Coal Co [Deleware & Hudson Coal Co?] in Jermyn.
Occupation Note: Registered for draft on 5th June 1917 in Jermyn PA. form No 1530 No 48. Natural born US citizen. Married. Claimed exemption on the grounds of his rheumatism. Medium height and build, blue eyes, dark hair..
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: Miner in Carbondale.

SOURCES:
1900 USA Federal Census
1920 USA Federal Census
Census PA 1920 Soundex
USA - World War I Draft Registrations Card 1917-1918
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1920 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1952 PA USA
Social Security Death Index 2013
Will Mary MORCOM PA USA
  1. Wife: Agnes UNKNOWN (00946)
    Married: BEF 05Jun1917

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
William Henry MORCOM (05006)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
24Oct1897 in Transvaal ZAF. Census 1911: 13, son, b. Transvaal; 1916 MB CAN: Harry MORCOM,18, ?married?, b.England, Methodist, immigrated 1913 with mother & brother John, lodging with S J McCormick and his wife Martha

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Vogue, nr, St Day, Gwennap parish,CON
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: North Corner, Scorrier,St Day,CON
BEF 1916-AFT 1916: Blanchard,Marquette MB CAN
BEF 1918 Hyndman,MN CAN

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1916-AFT 1916: Farm Labourer in Blanchard, Marquette.
BEF 1918 Farmer in Hyndman, Manitoba.
25Jun1918 for 10 MD 1st Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Army in Winnipeg.Occupation Note: Service No. D3347719, Military Service Act Ref. 520085 J.C..

GENERAL NOTES:
His "Particulars of Recruit" in 1918 describes William Henry as single, Methodist, 20 years 8 months, height 5 ft 81/4", chest 34 1/2", complexion dark, eyes light brown, hair black, two scars on right knee, two scars on left shin, scar right wrist.Is he the Harry MORCOM which the Oak River Post, MB, of 28 May 1919 reports as honorably discharged and in the Roll of Honour of Blanshaard District
NOTE: Best man at his brother John's wedding at Brandon, Manitoba on 16th Dec. 1930

SOURCES:
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
Census Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada 1916
  1. Wife: Winifred UNKNOWN (05007)
    Married: AFT 1918
William Henry MORCOM (02695)
Family Code: MEETHwilliam DREWSTEIGNTONjames

BIRTH:
21Dec1898 in Chagford DEV. Q1 1899 Okehampton). Census 1901: age 2 yrs, son, b. Chagford

DEATH:
20Nov1959 in 49 New Street, Chagford DEV. Q4 1959 Okehampton district Age at death: 60

PROBATE:
2067 15s.6d. Executor: widow Beatrice Annie MORCOM

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: The Square,Chagford,
-20Nov1959: 49,New Street,Chagford,Newton Abbot,DEV

Residence Note:
Wife had 46 New Street, so could be either number.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Will Somerset House Index
Personal MORECOMBE David
  1. Wife: Beatrice Annie GARRISH (02696)
    Married: Q4 1919 in St George Hanover Square, London

    Children:
    1. (living person)
William Henry Bennetts MORCOM (04170)


BIRTH:
Q2 1887 in Penzance CON.

DEATH:
21Feb1909 in Penzance CON. Q1 1909 died in St Just in Penwith Age at death: 21

PROBATE:
35 Executor: widow Mary Elizabeth MORCOM

RESIDENCE:
-21Feb1909: 4,West Place,St Just in Penwith,CON

OCCUPATION:
Farm Labourer

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
GRO Index Deaths
  1. Wife: Mary Elizabeth PENROSE (04171)
    Married: Q3 1908 in Penzance

    Children:
    1. Irene Penrose MORCOM (04771)
William Henry Haddicot Jeffry MORCOM (04536)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
ABT 1871 in Leavague CON. Census 1881: Willm.H.H.J., age 10, b. Leavague CON; 1891: 18, son, single, b. Feock; 1901: William H MORCOM, 28, head, b. Devern 1911: 38, head, married, b. Devern

CHRISTENED:
24Oct1872 in Feock CON. son of Richard & Rosa MORCOM

DEATH:
Q4 1929 in West Bromwich STS. Age at death: 57

EDUCATION:
Scholar in 1881

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1875-AFT 1881: Woodgreen,Waterworks Houses,Wednesbury,STS
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Engine Cottages,Brunswick Park Road,Wednesbury,STS
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: 8,Moor Street,Wednesbury,STS
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 20,Handley Street,Wednesbury,STS

Residence Note:
In 1911 William had a boarder Thomas pARKER, 32, single, blacksmith in tube works, b. Wednesbury

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1891-AFT 1911: Iron Turner/Fitter for Tube Manufacturers in Wednesbury.

SOURCES:
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
  1. Wife: Edith TISDELL (19050)

    Children:
    1. Nellie Rosina MORCOM (19051)
William Hill MORCOM (11067)
Family Code: St MERRYNjohn1

BIRTH:
Q1 1843 in Kenwyn CON. reg. in Truro. Census 1851: William age 8, son, b. Kenwyn; 1861: 19, son, b. Truro. 1901 UK: Is he William MORCOMB, 57, single, b. Truro living by himself?

CHRISTENED:
25Jun1843 in Mawnan CON. Batch No. C022991. Son of George & Matilda MORCOMB (Source 603 says 5 Jun 1843)

DEATH:
1907 in Truro CON. Confirmation needed that this is William Hill but death age of 75 fits.

EMIGRATION:
in "Agincourt" Arrived in Victoria Dec 1862Immigration Note: Unassisted migrant, age 17. Identification not certain - based on ages of William and his elder brother George approximately matching ages on passenger list

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Frances Street,Kenwyn Parish,Truro,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Kenwyn,CON
BEF 1869-AFT 1877: VIC AUS
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: ?Booviga? Lane,Truro, Kenwyn parish,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Carpenter in Truro.
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Carpenter in Truro.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
IGI Version v4.01 on web site
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Personal WARREN Geoffrey J
William Isaac MORCOM (08860)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSjohn

BIRTH:
29Mar1855 in St Agnes CON. Q2 1855 Ref. 5c 189 in Truro Reg District as William Isaac MORCUM. Census 1861: age 5, son, b. in St Agnes; 1871: 15, son, b. in St Agnes; 1881: 26 b.England. 20 years old at marriage in 1876

DEATH:
ABT 1900 in CHL. William Terrance THOMAS believes that William Isaac died in Chile beween 1898 and 1901.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1856-AFT 1856: St Agnes Parish,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Goonown, St Agnes,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Bolster, St Agnes,CON
BEF 1876 24,Westend Cottages,Loanhead, Lasswade,Edinburgh,MLN SCO
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 1,Ramsay Square (front),Lasswade,Edinburgh,MLN SCO

Residence Note:
Census 1871: Dist 14, Schedule 147.

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Tin Miner in St Agnes.Occupation Note: Susan SCHWARZ records that he was at one time a ccaptain at Wheal Kitty mine..
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Coal Miner in Lasswade.

GENERAL NOTES:
As William Isaac and Mary Jane MORCOM had children born in St Agnes in 1884, 1885, 1887, and 1888. It seems likely that William was with his family in Cornwall between these dates. He does not appear in the 1891 census of England, Scotland or Wales
Further children were born in 1895 and March 1888, and by the 1901 census Mary Jane was a widow. William had 3 siblings who between them lived, at various times in the 1880s and 1890s in Nova Scotia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan
Two of his sons emigrated to the States after his death. It, therefore, appears quite likely that William Isaac was working in the USA for most of the time between 1888 and his death.
It is, unfortunately, difficult to prove this as most of the US 1890 census was destroyed in a fire, and few State death records for the period are easily obtainable. There is a record of a Wm MORCOM, carpenter, sailing on the Teutonic from Liverpool to Montreal, arriving on 18/8/1892 - however there are manyother William MORCOM born around 1855.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Marriages
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Personal THOMAS William Terrance
  1. Wife: Mary Jane TIPPETT (08861)
    Married: 19Feb1876 in Loanhead, Lasswade

    Children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth MORCOM (Lillian)(09765)
    2. Rebecca Tippett MORCOM (08862)
    3. William James MORCOM (09766)
    4. Catherine MORCOM (Kate)(09769)
    5. Edith MORCOM (15212)
    6. Helena MORCOM (Alena)(15213)
    7. William Louis [or Lewis} MORCOM (Louis)(15214)
    8. Reginald Henry MORCOM (Henry)(09708)
    9. Thomas John MORCOM (17547)
    10. Charles Clifton MORCOM (Clifton)(03233)
(living person)
(living person)
William J MORCOM (09056)


BIRTH:
Probably same person as 04181

SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Estelle Louise COLLINS (06724)
    Married: Q4 1936 in Wandsworth
William J MORCOM (18532)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERrichard

BIRTH:
ABT 1883 in USA. Census 1901: age 18, son, b. in America. Probably born in Nevada

DEATH:
CHECK Possible death Q4 1958 in St Austell [7a 174], age 76

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Methrose,Luxulyan,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Farmer in Methrose farm, Luxulyan.

SOURCES:
Personal:Jessica MORCOM
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
William J MORCOM (00043)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSgeorge

BIRTH:
18Apr1893 in Jermyn PA USA. PA Census 1900: son, 7, b. Apr 1893 in PA, parents b. England; 1910: 17, son, single, b. Pennsylvania, parents b. Englnd; 1920: 26, son, single, b. PA, parents b. England; Census 1930 Rochester, Monroe Co. NY: age 37, b. PA

DEATH:
31Oct1933 in PA USA. Date of death on grave. No date of birth but he is described as age 40 which is a good fit for this William J Age at death: 40

BURIAL:
Nov 1933 in PA USA. Grave inscription: 1893-1933.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1900-AFT 1900: 131,Third Avenue,District 29,Jermyn,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Jefferson Avenue,Jermyn,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: Bacon Street,Ward 2, District 62,Jermyn,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Rochester,Monroe Co.NY USA

Residence Note:
In 1910 Census Enumeration District 137 0035 0132. In 1920: 143 62 2 89. In 1930 William had followed his brother Thomas to Rochester NY

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Glass Cutter in Glass Factory in Jermyn.
BEF 1920-AFT 1920: Labourer in Coal Mine in Jermyn.
BEF 05Jun1917 Machinist for Willys Mo????? Co.in Lackawanna County.
Occupation Note: Registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Jermyn PA. Natural born US citizen. Single. Medium height and build, dark blue eyes, brown hair..
ABT 1942-ABT 1945: for DRTR Master Corps, Utilities Detach.Occupation Note: Note on grave..

GENERAL NOTE:
I he also listed as William MORCUM lodging in Mayfield in 1920?

SOURCES:
1900 USA Federal Census
1900 Census Jermyn Lackawanna PA USA
1910 Census Jermyn Lackawanna PA USA
Census PA 1910 Soundex
USA - World War I Draft Registrations Card 1917-1918
1920 Census Jermyn Lackawanna PA USA
Census PA 1920 Soundex
1920 USA Federal Census
Cemetery Record Jermyn Lackawanna, PA, USA
Personal DARWIN Toni
  1. Wife: Blanche M UNKNOWN (00999)
    Married: 29May1920 in Lackawanna Co.

    Children:
    1. William J MORCOM Jnr.(00775)
William J MORCOM Jnr.(00775)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSgeorge

BIRTH:
11Jun1924 in Check that the William and Christina in Anybirthday.com is the same couple as in Polk and in Christina's obituary. NB Identification of William J's father is very tentative based only his birth in Lackawanna four years after marriage of William J MORCOM, and the description of the younger man as "William J Jr."

DEATH:
1989 in NJ USA.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1959-AFT 1961: 140,Belmont,Carbondale,Lackawanna Co.PA USA
1960-1989: Cliffwood Beach,Keyport,07735 NJ USA
-1989: 180 Summerlan Pl,Neptune,NJ 07753-6225 NJ USA

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1959-AFT 1959: Tool foreman for Brewster Construction Co. (NJ) in Carbondale.Occupation Note: Not employed in Polk 1961..

SOURCES:
Web Site Anybirthday.com
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1959 PA USA
Street Directory Carbondale City etc Polk's 1961 PA USA
17Jan2001 Newspaper Obituary Scranton, PA USA Nepa News Lackawanna Co
Phone Directory Switchboard 4 Mar 1996
  1. Wife: Christina[e?] GRANDE (00615)

    Children:
    1. (living person)
William James MORCOM (Willie)(17214)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn PENZANCEbawden

BIRTH:
28Jul1875 in Hemmingford QUE CAN. US Census 1900: 24, son, single, b. Canada July 1875, father b. England, mother b. Canada, entered USA 1880; 1910: 36, head, b. Canada, parents English, married six years, rents his home;1920 CT: 44, William MORCON, head, married, b. Canada, parents b. England, immigrated into USA 1900, naturalized, rents home; 1930 CT: 54, head, first married at 28, b. USA, father b. ENG, mother b, CAN, rents home, living by himself

CHRISTENED:
16Sep1875 in St Andrews Presbyt., Hemmingford QUE CAN.

DEATH:
07Nov1937

BURIAL:
AFT 07Nov1937 in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford CT USA.

EMIGRATION:
Left Canada Arrived in USA 1880

RESIDENCES:
BEF Jun 1900-AFT Jun 1900: 27,Sumner Street,District 183,Hartford,Hartford County CT USA
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Albany ?????,Ward 4, District 172,Hartford,CT USA
BEF 04Sep1918-AFT 1920: 77,Oakland Terrace,Hartford,CT USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: East Orange,Essex County NJ USA
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: District 220,West Hartford,Hartford County CT USA
BEF 1933-AFT 1933: Newark,NJ USA

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF Jun 1900-AFT Jun 1900: Insurance Clerk in Hartford.
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Clerk, Accident Dept. of Insurance Co.in Hartford.
BEF 04Sep1918-AFT 1920: Claim Examiner for Aetna Life Insurance Co in Main Street, Hartford.
Occupation Note: Registered for draft on 4 September 1918,Serial No. 6684, Order No. 4417. Tall and stout, blue eyes, brown hair..
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Manager, General Insurance Co.in West Hartford.

GENERAL NOTE:
Jim MORCOM, in a letter of 1 Oct. 1875 to his brother in law George James McKAY describes the family's journey back to Moberley MO from Hemmingford ONT after the baptism of William James on 16th September. The Great Trunk train was 5 hours late into Detroit, so they missed their Michigan Central connection and were a day late arriving in Moberley. They had started with plenty of milk for the baby but it soured with only a quarter of the journey completed. They had some trouble in getting food for the baby but were eventually able to buy a can of condensed milk in Chicago.

SOURCES:
1900 USA Federal Census
1910 USA Federal Census
1920 USA Federal Census
1930 USA Federal Census
USA - World War I Draft Registrations Card 1917-1918
1930 USA Federal Census
Newspaper Article
Book Times Remembered; History of the Brownlee, Farr, McKay Families
01Oct1975 Letter Jim MORCOM to George James McKAY
  1. Wife: Maybelle (or Mabelle) Edna DWYER (17285)
    Married: 05Apr1904 in Hartford

    Children:
    1. Doris Edna McKay MORCOM (17288)
William James MORCOM (09766)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSjohn

BIRTH:
1880 in Lasswade MLN SCO. Reg. No. 691/00 0083Census 1881: age 11 months as "William(Jnr)" or, possibly, "William James"

DEATH:
Q2 1886 in Truro CON. Check he is this William James Age at death: 6 years

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 1,Ramsay Square (front),Lasswade,Edinburgh,MLN SCO

SOURCES:
Scotland - Statutory BMD Registers
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Personal MORECOMBE David
William James MORCOM (12192)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

BIRTH:
ABT 1886 in CON.

DEATH:
08May1887 in Ladock COM. William James MORCOM "of Ladock" Age at death: 11 months

RESIDENCE:
Ladock,CON

SOURCE:
Personal ROSS Dick and June
William James MORCOM (07083)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPedward

BIRTH:
Q2 1886 in Redruth CON. Census 1891: age 4 b.St Day

DEATH:
Q1 1893 in Redruth CON. Ref 5c 161 Age at death: 6 yrs

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Carharrack,CON

Residence Note:
Census 1891: RG12 1844

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
William James MORCOM (04360)


BIRTH:
Q1 1888 in Pontypridd GLA. Census 1891: age 3 b.Pentyrch

DEATH:
Q1 1893 in Pontypridd GLA. Age at death: 5

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Canal Side,Rhydfelen,Pontypridd,GLA

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 5 April 1891
William James MORCOM (05012)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

BIRTH:
19Mar1890 in Ladock CON. Q2 1890 in Truro. Census 1891: Wm. J age 1 year, son, born Ladock; 1901: 11, son, b. Ladock; 1911: 21, son, single, b. Ladock

CHRISTENED:
04May1890 in Ladock CON. son of Fred & Grace Ann MORCOM

DEATH:
Q2 1976 in St Austell CON. Died as William James MORCOMBE Age at death: 86

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1891-AFT 1891: Old Warren, Ladock,CON
BEF 1901-AFT 1901: Melidor, St Stephen in Brannel Parish,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: China Clay Labourer in St Stephen in Brannel Parish.

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
GRO Index Deaths
Personal ROSS Dick and June
William James MORCOM (01600)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
07Jan1913 in Lead, Lawrence Co.SD USA. Census 1930 SD: 17,son,single, b. South Dakota, father b. England, mother b. South Dakota

DEATH:
26Jun1977 in Central City, Lawrence Co.SD USA. Social Security: Jun 1977 Age at death: 64

BURIAL:
29Jun1977 in Black Hills National Cemetery, Meade Co.SD USA. Plot D 964

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 504-01-8056State No.Issued: SDLast Residence: 57754 Lump Sum Payment to: Central City,Lawrence Co.,SDLump Sum Payment to: Englewood,Lawrence Co.,SDLump Sum Payment to: Lead,Lawrence Co.,SDLump Sum Payment to: Savoy,Lawrence Co,SDLump Sum Payment to: Spearfish Canyon,Lawrence Co.,SDLump Sum Payment to: Terraville,Lawrence Co.,SDLump Sum Payment to: Terry Peak,Lawrence Co.,SD

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Lead High School and the University of Minnesota.

RESIDENCES:
1913-AFT 1930: Lead,Lawrence Co.SD USA
1919-1922: Bushnell,NE USA
1922 Bender's Park,Lead,Lawrence Co.SD USA

OCCUPATIONS:
ABT 1942-ABT 1945: 1st Lt.for US Army in USA.
for Remington Rand in Minneapolis, MN.
for Homestake Mining Co.in Lead, SD.

SOURCES:
1995 Book Spokane, WA USA The Cornish Miner in America
1930 USA Federal Census
Social Security Death Index 2013
Cemetery Records OnLine
Personal MORCOM Jack-The Arthur and Maggie MORCOM Family
  1. Wife: Eleanor Mini ZUHR (04456)
    Married: 03Dec1943

    Children:
    1. (living person)
William Joel MORCOM (11659)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn2

BIRTH:
1867 in Morpeth NSW AUS. 1867/12093. William J. son of Frederick W and Eliza. The Pioneers Index contains a second William MORCOM b. in 1867 in Illawarra/Woolongong, son of William and Elizabeth, Roman Catholic. It is uncertain whether this is the same person.

DEATH:
08Jun1948 in Canterbury NSW AUS. Ref. 11705/1948. son of Frederick William and Eliza. Death notices in Sydney Morning Herald of 11 & 12 June 1948. Late of Campsie

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1895-AFT 1895: NSW AUS
BEF 1900-AFT 1903: 21,Forsyth Street,Glebe, Blackwattle, West Sydney,NSW AUS
1930-1936: Claremont Street,Campsie, Lang or Parkes,NSW AUS
-Jun 1948: Campsie,NSW AUS

OCCUPATION:
1936 Carter in Campsie, Lang.

GENERAL NOTE:
If correctly identified Ellen and William appear to have been living at separate addresses in Glebe in 1903 unless the latter's address is for his business premises.

SOURCES:
Birth Index NSW Pioneers
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
IGI Australia
Electoral Rolls - Australia 1901-1936
Directories Sands; Sydney and New South Wales 1858-1933
BMD Records NSW Registry Indices
The Ryerson Index
  1. Wife: Ellen Lavette SWITZER (Loretta?)(11660)
    Married: 1895 in Botany

    Children:
    1. Frederick William N MORCOM (11696)
    2. Irene MORCOM (11699)
    3. William Gordon MORCOM (11706)
    4. John Ewart MORCOM (11775)
William John MORCOM (04057)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEwilliam

BIRTH:
22Jun1854 in Glen Osmond SA AUS. Glen Osmond was an early mining town near Adelaide. Birth registered as MARKHAM. Bronte Gould is doubtful about the "John" but he is William John in the SA Biographical Index and gave the same name to his eldest son.

DEATH:
23Mar1908 in Harrogate, Woodside SA AUS. Death Registered in Nairn District. Information from Biographical Index - CHECK as wife is given as born in Harrogate and died in Woodside. Source 636 gives ref: dist Nai. b332 p152 Age at death: 54

BURIAL:
AFT 23Mar1908 in Woodside Methodist Cemetery SA AUS.

RESIDENCES:
Harrogate,SA AUS
Woodside,SA AUS

Residence Note:
It is possible that Woodside and Harrogate are the same residence.

OCCUPATION:
FarmerOccupation Note: SA AUS.

SOURCES:
Personal MORCOM Paul A, Australia
1903 Book Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885
Cemetery Card Index SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society [Recd.from Bronte GOULD 2/01]
Death Index:South Australia Registrations 1842-1915
  1. Wife: Eliza NELSON (04058)
    Married: in Downings

    Children:
    1. William John MORCOM (04059)
    2. Joseph Alfred MORCOM (04060)
    3. Arthur MORCOM (04061)
William John MORCOM (02677)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn KENWYNstona

BIRTH:
20Apr1859 in Garden River, Canada CAN. Census 1861: age 2 yrs, lodger, b. Canada, West; 1871: 11, son, scholar, b. Canada West; 1881: age 21, head, lodger - with brother Ernest Pender MORCOM 18;1891: 31, head, married, b. Canada, Lake Huron; 1901: 41, head, married, b. Garden River, Canada; 1911: 51, married, b. Toronto

CHRISTENED:
03Jul1859 in Wellington Mines, Lake Huron, Canada CAN. Witnesses: William MORCOM and Eliza STONA. Announcement in Royal Cornwall Gazette of 3 May 1859 gives birth date as 26 Apr 1859

DEATH:
07Aug1934 in Surrey SE SRY. GRO Index Q3 1934 Age at death: 75

WILL:
07Feb1927 7117 5s.8d. Resworn 7150 12s.4d. Executors: Dame Agnes Mary MORCOM, daughter Gwendolen Florence MORCOM spinster and son-in-law Edward Cecil SAVILL.

EDUCATION:
The Abbey School, Penzance

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: St Thomas Street,Penryn,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: 11 Coulson Buildings,Queen Street,Penzance,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Walls,St Andrew,SOM
BEF 1887-AFT 1887: 65,Hilldrop Crescent,[just off Camden Road],London,MDX
BEF 1891-AFT 1901: 2,Belsize Square,Hampstead,London,MDX
BEF 1911-07Aug1934: Holmwood,Caterham Valley,SRY
49,Quenn Victoria Street,EC4,London,<

Residence Notes:
Census 1881: FHL Film 1341580, PRO Ref.RG11, Piece 2410, Folio 115 p.17. Also used 49 Queen Victoria Street, London - business address?
Census 1881: also shows a lodger: Frederic Scomberg GANDELL, age 22 b.Osford, unemployed.
In 1891 the household had three servants: Elizabeth M POWELL, 22, cook; Louisa ?WILLSON?, 19, nursemaid; & Eliza A BATCHELOR, 20, housemaid. None of these were still employed in 1901 when the household included a cook, housemaid, nursemaid & undermaid
By 1911 Wiliiam John and his family of five were living in th 16 living room Holwood Mansion and employed a governess, parlourmaid, housemaid, cook and kitchen maid

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Cashier, Paper Mills
ABT 1885 Paper Agent (Merchant) in 49 Queen Victoria Street.Occupation Note: Joint executor to mother in 1885..
BEF 1891-AFT 1911: Paper Manufacturer and Merchant in London.
ABT 1925 Justice of the Peace in Surrey.Occupation Note: On 30 Jul 1925 the photographer Bossano took two excellent portraits of Sir William John MORCOM which are in the National Gallery and alsoavailable online..

GENERAL NOTE:
Marriage is under MORCORN.Who Was Who 1929-40:Sir William John MORCOM Kt created 1925 (Kelly's says 1928 and other sources differ). Justice of the Peace Surrey. Born 20 Apr 1859 son of William MORCOM, of White Hall, Scorrier, Cornwall (Kelly's says eldest son). Married 1885 to Agnes Mary, daughter of the late George SMYTHE of Hampstead (Justice of the Peace). Two daughters. (Kelly's says three daughters) Education: The Abbey School, Penzance. Address: Holmwood, Caterham Valley, Surrey and 49 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4. Died 7 Aug 1934.Will gives daughter Gwendolen right to continue as paper agent if she wants.Gwendolen and Evelyn Florence get 1000 each. Clerk Ernest Charles RUSSELL gets 100.His obituary in theTimes of August 10, 1934 also mentions that he was a member of the Caterham Urban District Council for more than 20 years and twice chairman. He was a prominent member of the East Surrey Conservative Association and was vice chairman of the local association. During the 1914-18 war he was chairman of the Food Supply Committee and also of the Military Tribunal.

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
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
BMD Announcements Royal Cornwall Gazette Index in Courtney Library
World Biographical Index 7
  1. Wife: Lady Agnes Mary Soloman SMYTHE (02678)
    Married: Q3 1885 in Islington

    Children:
    1. Evelyn Frances MORCOM (02683)
    2. Gwendolene Florence MORCOM (02684)
    3. Ella Claire MORCOM (02685)
William John MORCOM (04059)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEwilliam

BIRTH:
02Jul1880 in nr Woodside, Nairne District SA AUS. Ref.No. b243 p55

DEATH:
17Dec1969 in Resthaven, Murray Bridge. Pin[naroo] District SA AUS. Deceased wife was Charlotte Elizabeth MORCOM Age at death: 89

BURIAL:
19Dec1969 in Murray Bridge Adelaide Cemetery SA AUS.

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
Death Index:South Australia Registrations 1916-1972
Cemetery Card Index SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society [Recd.from Bronte GOULD 2/01]
South Australia:Government Gazette Deceased Estates
Burial Register
  1. Wife: Charlotte Elizabeth WINCH (12830)
    Married: 21Oct1908 in Murdoch's Hill nr Woodside

    Children:
    1. Edwin Maxwell MORCOM (Max)(16857)
    2. Robert William MORCOM (Bob)(19372)
    3. (living person)
William John MORCOM (04191)


BIRTH:
Q2 1881 in Launceston CON. Age at death: 76

SOURCE:
GRO Index Births
William John MORCOM (10764)


BIRTH:
ABT 1882 in USA CON. Census 1911: 29, head, married, b. USA, British Citizen by parentage

DEATH:
27Dec1958 in St Austell & District.

WILL:
5613 3s 4d

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Chapel Terrace,St Blazey,CON
-27Dec1958: The Caravan,Sea View, Chapel Terrace,St Blazey,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Farmer in St Blazey.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Marriages
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Lottie KITTOW (10765)
    Married: Q1 1907 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. Thomas Kittow MORCOM (21159)
    2. (living person)
William John MORCOM (04569)


BIRTH:
Q4 1890 in St Columb CON. Ref No. 5c 83

DEATH:
in CON. Is this William J b.c.1891, died june 1956 in Bodmin age 65?

SOURCE:
GRO Index Births
  1. Wife: Eva ROBERTS (09348)
    Married: Q1 1913 in St Columb
William John MORCOM (12671)
Family Code: ADELAIDEannie

BIRTH:
19Mar1891 in Woodside, Nairne District SA AUS. Ref.No. b475 p359. Son of James MORCOM and Ellen nee CARTER. Census NWT 1906: age 16, b. in Australia, arrived in Canada 1904; 1911: son, 20, Canadian citizen, b. Australia of English origin in March 18911916 SK CAN: 24, head, married, b. Australia, Anglican, immigrated 1904

DEATH:
01Mar1968 in Regina SK CAN. Age at death: 76

BURIAL:
AFT 01Mar1968 in Strasbourg Crescent Road Cemetery SK CAN. Lot 13d, adjacent to his parents and brother Clyde.

EMIGRATION:
Arrived in Canada 1904

RESIDENCES:
10Jun1904-AFT 1906: Pengarth, Assinboia West,SK CAN
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Regina,SK 1911
ABT 1915-1941: Last Mountain - East side of Long Lake,Strasbourg,SK CAN
1941-01Mar1968: 2800 Block,Dewdney Avenue,Regina,SK CAN

Residence Note:
William obtained a homesteadon the east side of Long Lake [also known as Last Mountain Lake]. He stayed long enough to get a patent then sold the land and bought on the east side of the lake closer to his parents.

OCCUPATIONS:
1904-1941: Farmer
ABT 1941-ABT 1949: for Marshall Wells hardware company

GENERAL NOTES:
William served as trustee for the Marieton School Board; he helped organise the Wheat Pool; and from 1936 to 1944 served as Councillor for Div. 4 of the McKillop Municipality. Note: he was no longer living in the McKillop area after 1941.
An autobiography written by his son Allan in 2001 states that in 1942 William lied about his age to join the Army. His sons had already enrolled. William completed his basic training in Regina and was then sent to Eastern Canada (possibly Halifax)where his deception ws discovered and he was sent home. In his absence, Mary had moved to Regina and William joined her there. The family farm had been run for a year by a neighbour until Walter MORCOM took over.

SOURCES:
Births-Index of Registrations South Australia 1842-1906
Census Canada 1906 North Western Territories
Census Canada 1911
Census Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada 1916
Personal:MORGAN Susan
  1. Wife: Mary GOODFELLOW (18436)
    Married: 08Mar1915 in St George Anglican Church, Strasbourg

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Mark James MORCOM (18440)
    3. (living person)
    4. Walter William MORCOM (18442)
    5. Ernest Roy MORCOM (18443)
    6. (living person)
    7. (living person)
    8. (living person)
    9. (living person)
William John MORCOM (00197)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERgeorge

BIRTH:
12May1892 in Calumet MI USA. US Census 1900: 8, son, b. May 1892 in Michigan, parents b. England, at school; 1910: 17, son, single, b. Michigan

EDUCATION:
"At school" in 1900 Census.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1900-AFT 1900: Calumet Township,Houghton MI USA
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: 123,Second Street,District 106,Calumet,Houghton County MI USA
-05Jun1915: 1313,Franklin Ave.,Flint,MI USA

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1910-AFT 1910: Wiper in Engine Room in Calumet.
Tool Maker for Buick Motor Co.in Flint.
Occupation Note: Registered for the draft on June 5th 1917 in Genesee Michigan as William John MORCOM. Medium height, slender build, light blue eyes, and dark brown hair. Natural born US citizen. Wife and two children to support..

SOURCES:
1900 Census Houghton Co. MI USA
1900 USA Federal Census
1910 USA Federal Census
USA - World War I Draft Registrations Card 1917-1918
  1. Wife: Unknown UNKNOWN (18805)

    Children:
    1. (living person)
William John MORCOM (04179)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
Q4 1901 in St Stephen in Brannel Parish CON. Birth Reg. in St Austell. Census 1911: 9, son, b, St Stephens

DEATH:
Q1 1967 in St Austell CON. 2 Alma Villas, Currian Road Age at death: 65

PROBATE:
20,107 Executors: Stanley Arthur MORCOM electrician and Florence (FRENCH?) widow

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: Nanpean,St Stephen in Brannel Parish,CON
BEF 1942-AFT 1942: Currian Road,Nanpean,St Austell,CON

Residence Note:
Wife died in 1942 (first wife?)

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1942-AFT 1942: Grocer and General Dealer

SOURCE:
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Gwenyth Elva TRUDGIAN (04180)
    Married: Q3 1925 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. Clarence Leslie MORCOM (03768)
    2. Peggy Patricia MORCOM (04002)
  2. Wife: Florence Irene CUNDY (02946)
    Married: Q3 1943 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. (living person)
William John MORCOM (04181)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
10Oct1909 in Plymouth HAM. GRO Index Q4 1909. Census 1911: 1 year, son, b. Plymouth

DEATH:
09Nov1988 in Chelmsford ESS. Age at death: 79

WILL:
179,225

PROBATE:
in Winchester.

EDUCATION:
Scholarship to take a degree in Engineering at Imperial College

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1911-AFT 1911: 17,Rowden Street,Peverell,Plymouth,DEV
BEF 1988-09Nov1988: 555 (or 55),Galleywood Road,Chelmsford,ESS

OCCUPATIONS:
Apprentice for Naval Dockyard in Plymouth.Occupation Note: Won Admiralty prize for top dockyard apprentice.
1934 Design Engineer working on broadcasting transmitters for Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co.Ltd.,in Chelmsford.
ABT 1939-ABT 1945: Occupation Note: Played leading part in developing radio combat & jamming methods during war..
1945 Chief Transmitter Engineer for MarconiOccupation Note: Was responsible for a number of the first television transmitters for BBC & ITV..
ABT 1967 Head of 500 designers, engineers, technicains & salesmen for Marconi Company Radio Communications Division

GENERAL NOTE:
Joined Marconi in 1934 - see photo in The Times, Friday 25 Aug 1967 and obituary.Notes from Register of Students of City and Guilds College 1884-1934:ACGI BSc(Eng)Lond.Wh.Sch.(EE 1929-32)Tester HM Dockyard, DevonportMarconi's Wireless Telegraph Co.Ltd., Chelmsford.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2nd April 1911
GRO Index Deaths
William John MORCOM (17649)


BIRTH:
ABT 1915

DEATH:
10Jun1973 in SA AUS. Age at death: 58

BURIAL:
12Jun1973 in Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide SA AUS. William John MORCOM of Seaton. Ashes in NW Gardens Row RB, Path NN3, Site 028. Close to Audrey Alberta MORCOM. License 214137 expiring 11 Jul 2019.

RESIDENCE:
-1973: Glenburne St,Adelaide,SA AUS

SOURCES:
Burial Index Centennial Park, Adelaide, SA
Cemetery Index Centennial Park, Adelaide
  1. Wife: Audrey Alberta MORCOM?(17650)
William John MORCOM (00585)


BIRTH:
21Sep1918 in Oregon OR USA. Information on family from web site has born 27 September 1918

DEATH:
11Mar1979 in Portland OR USA. Age at death: 61

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 543-03-0260State No.Issued: ORLast Residence: Portland,Multnomah Co,OR 97236

SOURCES:
Social Security Death Index 2013
Web Site Darrell R SEGO
  1. Wife: Margaret Stewart Low DOIG (16432)

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
    4. (living person)
William John MORCOM (03912)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
25May1923 in St Austell CON. Reg Q3 1923

DEATH:
Aug 1989 in St Austell CON. Age at death: 66

SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Gwendoline May BUNT (03913)
    Married: Q2 1947 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. Danny J MORCOM (03914)
    2. (living person)
    3. (living person)
    4. (living person)
    5. (living person)
    6. (living person)
    7. (living person)
    8. (living person)
    9. (living person)
William John Isaac MORCOM (05004)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPdigory1

BIRTH:
05Jul1865 in St Day CON. Q3 1865 Redruth. Census 1871: son, age 5, scholar, b. Gwennap; 1881: William Jno. age 15

CHRISTENED:
07Feb1866 in St Day CON. son of William Henry (sawyer) & Elizabeth Anne MORCOM, Carharrack

DEATH:
1939 Not known where.

EMIGRATION:
Left Liverpool in "Majestic" Arrived in New York 10May1893Immigration Note: "MORCOM W J T", age 27, English, resident Liverpool

RESIDENCES:
Q3 1865 St Day,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: 10,Hill St, Park Lane,Tipton,STS
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Stafford Road,Huntington,Cannock,STS
BEF 1890-AFT 1895: Pachuca,MEX
BEF 1918-AFT 1918: Millsite PO,Randfontein,Transvaal ZAF
BEF 1930-AFT 1930: Oak River,MN CAN

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Engine Cleaner
ABT 1890-AFT 1890: Mining Position in Pachuca, Mexico.Occupation Note: 'Mining Position' implies a more responsible post than simply `miner'..
BEF 1895-AFT 1895: Engineer in Pachuca.Occupation Note: On 7 September 1895 a William MORCOM witnessed the registration of the birth at Pachuca of Myrtle PETHERICK daughter of William St Day and Emma PETHERICK.

GENERAL NOTE:
Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Oak River Post DeathsDate: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 20:25:13 -0700From the Oak River Post, Oak River, MB (now changed to TheBlanshard-Harrison-Strathclair Post, Newdale, Man.11/9/1939 MR. AND MRS. W. J. I. MORCOM, OAK RIVER, DIE WITHIN THREE DAYSThe Oak River community was profoundly shocked last week when two highlyrespected residents, in the persons of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. I. MORCOM, passedaway within exactly three days of each other.At 10:30 a.m. Thursday Mrs. MORCOM expired, following a slight strokesuffered the previous Sunday. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon tothe Oak River cemetery, Rev. H. J. HARLAND officiating. The pallbearerswere Messrs. J. A. HYNDMAN, H. H. GLINZ, W. SINCLAIR, Robt. GRAHAM, RupertJONES and G. H. THOMPSON.At 10;30 a.m. Sunday Mr. MORCOM died in the arms of his son, W. H.MORCOM. He had been in failing health for over a year, and was unable towithstand the shock of his wife's death. The funeral was held Mondayafternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. HARLAND. Interment was made in the OakRiver cemetery, beside Mrs. MORCOM. The Cardale Masonic lodge, supported byFreemasons from throughout the district, conducted the last rites of theorder at the graveside. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. A. HYNDMAN, S. W.SMITH, R. L. COCHRAN, S. J. MC CORMICK and M. A. HYNDMAN.Mr. and Mrs. MORCOM (nee Nannie MICHELL) were both born in St. Day[?],Cornwall, England, the former July 5, 1865, the latter Oct. 29, 1862. Theywere married at Pachuca, Mexico, Dec. 29, 1890, where Mr. MORCOM held amining position and Mrs. MORCOM was living with her parents. Mrs. MORCOMand sons, W. H. and Jack, came to Oak River from England in 1914 and locatedon the present farm 5 miles north of town. A third son, Herbert, arrivedfrom College in England in 1916. Mr. MORCOM came from his mining positionin South Africa in 1920. Mr. and Mrs. MORCOM are survived by three sons,Councillor W. H. and Jack, Oak River, and Capt. Herbert, Montreal.Mr. MORCOM devoted his life to mining and electrical engineering. Hespent two years in iron mining in Minnesota, followed by five years insilver mining in Mexico. In 1895 he moved to South Africa, and engaged ingold mining in the Whitwatersand and diamond mining at Kimberly until comingto Oak River. In 1937 he concluded ten years service as chief engineer withthe Central Manitoba gold mines.Mr. MORCOM possessed a strong and attractive personality. He was alwaysinterested in Freemasonry, holding membership in Craft, Mark, Royal Arch andother bodies. He was responsible for the organization of two lodges in S.Africa. He was elected and served for a number of years on the town councilof Krugersdorp, S.A., a suburb of Johannesburg. He was also president ofthe Transvaal Cornish association. During the Boer war Mr. MORCOM served ascaptain quartermaster.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Passenger Lists -Ellis Island Records
Newspaper Article
Personal ROOKE Mary (09186) - Diary
  1. Wife: Elizabeth MICHELL (Nannie)(05005)
    Married: 29Dec1890 in Pachuca

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Grace MORCOM (15450)
    2. William Henry MORCOM (05006)
    3. John MORCOM (17136)
    4. Herbert MORCOM (19952)
William Joseph MORCOM (Joseph)(06931)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
Q1 1880 in Bodmin CON. Census 1881: age 1 yr, son, b.Luxulyan; 1891: 11, son, scholar, b. Luxulyan; 1901: 21, son, b. Luxulyan; 1911: Joseph MORCOM, 31, head, married four years, b. Luxulyan

DEATH:
01Jan1944 in St Austell CON. Age at death: 64

PROBATE:
863 14s.9d. Executor: Mabel Irene, wife of Wilfred Lawson COCK

RESIDENCE:
1880-AFT 1901: Bodwen,Bugle,nr St Austell,CON

Residence Note:
In 1911Joseph and mabel had a boarder Elizabeth GOODGE, 28, single, secondary school mistress, b. Lostwithiel

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1901-AFT 1911: Farmer's son in Bodwen.

GENERAL NOTE:
Executor to Joseph Dusto & Selina MORCOM so presumed to be son.

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
Will Somerset House Index
  1. Wife: Mabel UNKNOWN (07049)
    Married: Q4 1906 in Bodmin

    Children:
    1. Mabel Irene MORCOM (Irene)(07050)
William Joseph MORCOM (10347)
Family Code: ILLOGANarthur CONSTANTINEwilliam

BIRTH:
1888 in Perth WA AUS. Reg.No. 1888/1474. Son of Joseph MORCOM & Mary Jane (nee BUCKINGHAM)

DEATH:
27Jan1917 in FRA. Died of wounds. William MORCOM son of Joseph & Mary Jane MORCOM of Perth, although William's age is slightly out Age at death: 27

BURIAL:
in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord. Grave III.A.102 FRA. Bailleul is near Belgian border, 14.5 km SW of Leper and on main road from St.Omer to Lille, and on outskirts of town. There is a sign for cemetery 400 metres along the Leper road from the Grand Place. Cemetery on R and Extension at bottom.

RESIDENCE:
BEF 27Jan1917-27Jan1917: 12,Randall Street,Perth,WA AUS

Residence Note:
From William MORCOM's death entry on Source 355, assume he is the son of this Joseph and Mary Jane as they live in Perth, Western Australia

OCCUPATION:
BEF 27Jan1917-27Jan1917: Private for 44th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIFOccupation Note: Army No: 355.

SOURCES:
CD Australia Vital Records Index 1788-1905
Web Site Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Database

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