John and Mary Grimshaw
Weaver Immigrants to Philadelphia
(Note: Webpage in preparation)
Thanks go to Phyllis Frankenfield for making the information on John and Mary Grimshaw available for this webpage.
I have been trying hard to get more information; but have had many dead leads. This week was a good one. I have gotten the death Certificat for John Grimshaw from the City archives of Philadephia, It lists his Father as Richard Grimshaw from England and his mother Ann Lelby also from England. The informant as Harry Grimshaw ( I don’t know about Harry ) I will try and see if he is a grandson from the 1910 census. I am still working on Mary, I am going to send to the Archives now to see if I can get more on her, but don’t think they need parents in 1900 papers when she died. I was able to get the Death return for Joseph Grimshaw he was 35 when he died also listed his occupation as a Weaver Date of Death June 18, `1900, this is John and Mary’s son that was born in the U.S. Okay now that we have John’s parents what can I do next?????????????????? (If his parents were 25 when he was born that would have been 1800) I am going to run now I just came back from China this week and my head is still not stettled down.
I don’t know if you received my other E-mail, my computer has been funny the last few days, so I am sending to you this way, also. This week I received from the City archives of Phila. death certificate for John Grimshaw, it lists his parents as Richard Grimshaw and Ann Lelby. both from England…… informant Harry Grimshaw ( I do not have any information about Harry so will go back and check the 1910 cenus to see if he was a grandson. Also have a death return for Joseph it lists his occupation as a weaver also, he is John and Mary’s son that was born in the U.S. he died at 35 on June 18, 1900. I am still at a stand still for Mary, but I will keep trying I am going to send to the archives and she if they have anymore on her, in 1900 they did not always put in the parents names, on the death return. Now that we have John’s parents what do you think I can try next……………. If they were 25 years old when he was born that puts them in the 1800’s
Figure 1. Descendant Chart of John and Mary Grimshaw. Italicized entries taken partially from EAG-12 on Edwin Grimshaw Collection of American Grimshaw Families.
John Grimshaw (Nov 1825 – ) & Mary (1825 – )
|—-Elizabeth Grimshaw (1850 – )
|—-Robert Grimshaw (Jul 1852 – ) & Sarah (Jan 1857 – )
|—-|—-Robert Jr. Grimshaw
|—-|—-Samual Grimshaw (Jan 1879 – )
|—-|—-Kealesi Grimshaw (Feb 1891 – )
|—-Elias Grimshaw (1854 – ) & Elizabeth (1859 – )
|—-|—-Elizabeth Grimshaw (1877 – )
|—-John Grimshaw (Feb 1856 – ) & Verena Grahm (1859 – )
|—-|—-Anna Grimshaw (1878 – ) & Fawkes
|—-|—-|—-Henry E. Fawkes
|—-|—-|—-Walter W. Fawkes
|—-|—-John Grimshaw (Aug 1880 – 1960?) & Helen
|—-|—-|—-Helen Grimshaw (November 1906, Phila., – ) & ? MeGee
|—-|—-|—-Alice Grimshaw (19 May 1908, Phila. Pa. 17 June 1968, Phila, Pa.) & Mathew Weber No children.
|—-|—-|—-Thelma Grimshaw (14 September 1909, Phila, Pa. – ) & Stanley Symnoski No children.
|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (29 August 1916, Phila, Pa. 30 July 1968) & Mary Hatfield
|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary Carole Grimshaw (7 March 1943 23 June 1948)
|—-|—-Mary (Marine) Grimshaw (Nov 1881 – Oct 1965) & Leavers
|—-|—-Elizabeth Grimshaw (Jan 1884 – ) & Henry King
|—-|—-|—-Henry Jr. King
|—-|—-Alice Grimshaw (14 Jan 1890 – 3 Nov 1964) & Walter Wesley Snyder (Jan 1886 – 12 May 1950)
|—-|—-|—-Franklin Girard Snyder (7 Apr 1909 – 15 Nov 1990) & Margaret Smith
|—-|—-|—-|—-Phyllis Celine Synder & Robert Donald Frankenfield
|—-|—-|—-|—-Walter Westley Snyder (11 Mar 1939 – 11 Apr 1959)
|—-|—-|—-Catherine Adele Snyder (3 Jul 1911 – 20 Dec 1972) & William Francis Twist (25 Jun 1906 – )
|—-|—-|—-|—-Dolores Twist & George Guyer Sr.
|—-|—-|—-|—-Oliver Twist & Doreen Carver
|—-|—-|—-Pearl Edith Snyder (3 Apr 1914 – ) & Raymond Herron
|—-|—-|—-|—-Raymond Herron Jr.
|—-Joseph Grimshaw (1865 – )
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
FHL Film 1255184 National Archives Film T9-1184 Page 269B
Figure 2. Four Granddaughters of John and Mary Grimshaw (daughters of John and Verena [Grahm] Grimshaw.) Standing (left to right) are Elizabeth (Grimshaw) King and Alice (Grimshaw) Snyder. Seated (left to right) are Anna (Grimshaw) Fawkes and Mary (Grimshaw) Leavers.
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