Richard Wallace Story1

#21378, (1880 - 1958)
FatherAnthony Story1 (1840 - 1929)
MotherEmma Empy1 (1844 - 1926)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart

Children of Richard Wallace Story and Gertrude Esther Turmaine

BirthRichard Wallace Story was born on 24 Jan 1880 in St Pancras, Middlesex.2,3,1
BaptismHe was baptized on 17 Oct 1880 in St Andrew Haverstock Hill, Middlesex. He was the son of Anthony, a Solicitor's Clerk, & Emma Story of 34 Oak Village.1 
(with Parents) 1881 CensusRichard W Story appeared on the 1881 Census of St Pancras, Middlesex with his parents. He was 1 year old and born in St Pancras.4 
(with Parents) 1891 CensusRichard W appeared on the 1891 Census of St Pancras, Middlesex with his parents. He was age 11, a Scholar, and born in St Pancras.5 
(with Parents) 1901 CensusRichard W appeared on the 1901 Census of St Pancras, Middlesex with his parents. He was 21, worked as a Chaise sadler, and was born in St Pancras.6 
MarriageHe married Gertrude Esther Turmaine on 7 Apr 1901 in St Pancras, London.7,8
Passenger ListRichard Wallace Story was listed on a manifest dated 23 Jun 1910 for the SS Corsican, arriving in Quebec from Liverpool. Richard was 30, married, had never been to Canada, intended to permanently reside there, had $25 cash, was born in England, intended destination Ottawa, occupation Saddler, religion Church of England, and planned to travel inland on the CPR
Richard Story
Liverpool to Quebec City, 1910
Canadian Pacific Line steamship 'SS Corsican'
(Listed) Passenger ListGertrude and their 3 children were found on a passenger manifest to Canada dated 29 Jul 1911.9
CEFHe volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 1 Feb 1916 at Midland, Simcoe County, Ontario. The attestation papers included the following information: Richard Wallace Story, of Midland Ontario, born in London England, next-of-kin father Anthony Story of 34 Oak Village, London NW, England. Richard was born Jan 24, 1880, was a shoemaker, married, and did not belong to a militia. He was described as 35 years 10 months old, 5' 6 1/2" tall, 36" expanded chest, ruddy complexion, dark brown eyes, dark hair, Methodist, and fit for service.3
Richard Wallace Story
WW1 attestation, page 1
Passenger ListHe was listed on a manifest dated 14 Sep 1919 for the Minnekahda, returning troops from Southampton, England to Halifax. He was listed as Sgt Richard Wallace Story, next-of-kin father, Methodist, residence Toronto.9 
1921 CensusRichard Story and his son Reginold appeared on the 1921 Census of Midland, Simcoe County, Ontario, at 270 Sixth Street. Richard owned his 5-room brick house. He was 42, married, born in England, immigrated in 1903 [sic], and was a shoemaker with his own store. Reginald was 12, born in Ontario, parents born in England, and was a student. Their religion was Church of England and they had one boarder, a shoemaker, in their household.10 
1921 CensusGertrude Story and Alice Story appeared as lodgers on the 1921 Census of Toronto, Ontario, at #2 - 2 Buchanan Street. Gertrude was 45, marital status 'Sep', born in England, immigrated in 1909, occupation operator in Soda ----, earning $312. Alice was 17, single, born in England, immigrated in 1909, operator for Bell Tele---, earning $600. Their religion was church of England.11 
Research Note Have not found son Frederick on the 1921 census yet. 
(Witness) Marriage R W Story of Toronto witnessed the marriage of Frederick Joseph Whitby and his daughter Alice May Story on 23 Sep 1923 in Toronto, York County, Ontario.12 
(Mentioned) WillSon Richard Wallace was mentioned in the will of Anthony Story dated 20 Jul 1928. He was to receive a legacy of £400. If not living, legacy to be divided equally among his children Frederick, Reggie, and Alice at age 21.13 
MarriageRichard Wallace Story married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows.
Mary Ann was previously married to Percy Alexander Arnold, who died in WW1.14 
DeathRichard died in 1958.14,15
BurialHe was buried in St James Anglican Cemetery, Penetang, Simcoe County, Ontario.14 
Note.Veterans Affairs records indicated that Richard W Storey died 9-10-58 [probably means 9 October but we can't be sure] and that his death was not related to his service. Next of kin was his wife Mary Ann E Storey of 371 Midland Ave, Midland, Ontario.15 
Last Edited31 Mar 2015


  1. Baptisms of St Andrew Haverstock Hill, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Richard Wallace Story, 1880, #2342.
  2. FreeBMD. Richard Wallace Story, Mar Q 1880, Pancras RD.
  3. Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers & Enlistment Forms. Library and Archives Canada, (, online images, Richard Wallace Story, Regimental Number 644527.
  4. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/219 folio 70.
  5. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/137 folio 87.
  6. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/155 folio 34.
  7. Worldwide Greathead family One-Name Study (
  8. FreeBMD. Richard Wallace Story & Gertrude Esther Turmaine, Jun Q 1901, Pancras RD.
  9. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Library and Archives Canada images, viewed at Ancestry.
  10. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ontario, Simcoe East, SD 27, Page 16.
  11. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ontario, Toronto Center, SD 35, Ward 3, Page 2.
  12. Ontario Marriage Registration. Whitby/Story, #005827.
  13. Will of Anthony Story of Gospel Oak, Middlesex, 20 July 1928, proved in the Principal Probate Registry, 12 September 1929.
  14. Rootsweb Mailing List, archived online at, Ontario list, 10 Sep 1998, quoting cemetery records.
  15. First World War Veterans Death Cards. Library and Archives Canada, (…), Richard W Storey, #644527.