Emma Mary Susanna Cox1
|Father||Thomas Joseph Cox1 (1835 - after 1911)|
|Mother||Emma Martin Stocker1 (1839 - 1900)|
|Charts||Ancestors of Mabel Smart|
Descendants of William Wright & his wife Jane
Descendants of Thomas Cox & Martha Ann Beaton
Grandma's Parents and Grandparents
Children of Emma Mary Susanna Cox and John Wright
|Migration||Lambeth, Surrey, England --> Manitoba --> Saskatchewan --> Manitoba.|
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Emma Mary Susanna was born in Lambeth, Surrey in 1858, the second of nine children. The two oldest boys emigrated to Australia. When she was 22, Emma married a potter, John Wright. They had six children over the next eleven years. John died of tuberculosis when the youngest, Charlie, was ten years old. The following year, 1904, Emma and family immigrated to Canada. Son John followed in 1905. They first settled in Dauphin Manitoba, then Emma homesteaded land in Saskatchewan and they built a 14'x30' house. Emma died in 1944 in Winnipeg at the age of 86.
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|Note.||Emma is very likely named for her two grandmothers -- Mary Ann Chambers and Susannah Hitt.|
|Birth||Emma Mary Susanna Cox was born on 23 Jul 1858 in Minerva Terrace, Lambeth, Surrey.|
Information from the certificate: Emma Mary Susanna, daughter of Thomas Joseph Cox, Mathematical Instrument Maker, & Emma Martin Cox formerly Stocker. Registered by her mother Emma M Cox of Minerva Terrace, Brixton Road on the second of September.1
|Baptism||She was baptized on 15 Aug 1858 in St John Waterloo, Surrey. She was the daughter of Thomas Joseph, a mathematical instrument maker, & Emma Cox of Brixton.2|
|(with Parents) 1861 Census||Emma appeared on the 1861 Census of Christchurch, Surrey with her parents. She was 2 years old and born in Brixton, Surrey. She had two brothers, one older and one younger.3|
|Photograph||Here is an undated photo of Emma as a young child.4|
|(with Parents) 1871 Census||Emma appeared on the 1871 Census of Southwark, Surrey with her parents. She was 13, a Scholar, and born in Southwark. Emma had one older and three younger brothers.5|
|Photograph||Here is a photo of Emma at age 17.4|
|Marriage||She married John Wright, son of Charles Wright and Ellen Buckley, on 19 Dec 1880 in St. Peter's Church, Battersea, Surrey, by banns. The marriage certificate stated that John was 28, a bachelor, a Potter, and son of Charles Wright, Store Keeper. Emma Mary Susannah was 22, a spinster, and daughter of Thomas Cox, Mechanic. Both resided at 11 Meyrick Road. Witnesses were Thomas Joseph Cox and Kate Fuller.6,7|
|1881 Census||John and Emma Wright appeared on the 1881 Census of Lambeth, Surrey, at 83 Vauxhall Street, enumerated 3 Apr 1881. John was age 28, a Potter, and born in Lambeth. Emma was 22 and born in Blackfriars. Two families lived at this address.8|
|1891 Census||John and Emma M Wright appeared on the 1891 Census of Battersea, London, at 9 Meyrick Rd, enumerated 5 Apr 1891. They lived in four rooms and two other families were also at this address. Emma's parents were at 11 Meyrick Road. John was 38, born at Lambeth Surrey and was employed as a Terra Cotta Potter. Emma was 32 and was born in Brixton, Surrey. Their children were Emma (9), John (7), Edward (5), Ellen (2), and Florence (1 month). The three eldest were scholars.9|
|1901 Census||John and Emma Mary S Wright appeared on the 1901 Census of Battersea, London, at 15 Meyrick Rd, enumerated 31 Mar 1901. They lived next door to Emma's widowed father. John was 48, born in Lambeth, and his occupation was described as Potter Foreman Architectural Brand Terra Cotta. The census overseer has added "Brick maker". Emma Mary S was 42 and born in Brixton, London. Their children were Emma (19, dressmaker), John (17, potter), Edward (15, potter), Ellen (12), Florence (10), and Charles Richard (8.)10|
|(Informant) Death||E.M.S. Wright registered the 1903 death of John Wright. She was recorded as the widow of the deceased, of 15 Meyrick Road, who was present at his death.11|
|(Admon) Probate||Emma Mary Susanna Wright, widow, was granted administration of John Wright's estate on 17 Aug 1903. His personal effects totaled £100.12|
|Immigration||Emma Mary Susanna Wright immigrated to Canada in 1904.13,14,15|
|Passenger List||Emma Wright was listed on a manifest dated 11 Jun 1904 for the SS Bavarian, arriving in Quebec City from Liverpool. She was 45, married [sic], and occupation wife. Travelling with her were Nellie (18, a domestic), Charlie (15, labourer), Florence (11), and E. (10). The Wrights traveled in steerage. Their origin was London and they had railway tickets with an ultimate destination of Makinak, Manitoba.16|
|Research Note||The names and ages of the children are matched up incorrectly and Emma was recorded as married rather than a widow, but I think this is the correct family. Their destination matches where they were found in 1906.|
|.|| The steamship Bavarian was built in Dumbarton, Scotland and launched in 1899. It wrecked on Wye Rock, Grosse Ile, below Quebec in 1905 and was scrapped in 1907.17|
|(Other) 1906 Census||Ema [sic] appeared on the 1906 Census of Manitoba, in the household of her son John. She was age 48, a widow, born in England, and immigrated in 1904. Also there were Ellen, Flora [sic], and Charley.13|
|Residence||In 1907, Emma lived with her family in a boarding house in Watson, Saskatchewan rented from Mrs Gordon.18|
|Land Record|| |
In March of 1906, Emma's son (not named in the homestead record) built a 14 x 30 frame house on their homestead land. In 1911 the house was valued at $200. In April of 1907, Emma obtained homestead entry on the NW1/4 of Section 22 Township 24 Range 19 2nd Meridian in Saskatchewan. She actually commenced living there April 17th, 1908. Progress each year was reported:
|1911 Census||The enumerator must have misheard, as she was recorded as "Anna Mary" Wright on the 1911 Census of Saskatchewan, at Twp 34 Range19 W2. Emma was a widow, born July 1858 in England, age 52, immigrated in 1904, English, Canadian and Baptist. She was the head of the household and a farmer working on her own means. Her children at home were John (29), Florence (20), and Charles (18.)14|
|1916 Census||Emma Wright appeared on the 1916 Census of Ayre Municipality, Saskatchewan, at Township 34 Range 19 W2, enumerated 24 Jun 1916. Emma was a widow, age 58, born in England, religion Church of England, immigrated in 1904, and was a farmer. Her children at home were John (33), Florence (25), and Charles (23.)15|
|1921 Census||Charles, his mother Emma, and his brother John Wright appeared on the 1921 Census of Saskatchewan, at Section 22 Township 34 Range 19 W2. They owned their single family 3-room wood house. Charles was 28 and single. Emma was a widow, age 63. John was 38 and single. Charles and John's occupation was Farmer working on their own account on their own farm. All were born in England, Charles and Emma immigrating in 1904 and John in 1905.20|
|Photograph||Here is Emma Wright outside her son-in-law Owen Moore's shop in Winnipeg.4|
|Death||Emma Wright died on 1 Oct 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.21|
|Obituary||Her death notice was published on 2 Oct 1944 in the Winnipeg Free Press. |
On Oct. 1, at her late residence, 197 Chalmers Ave., Emma Wright, aged 86 years. Funeral service Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from Mordue Bros Funeral Home. Interment in Elmwood cemetery.21
|Obituary||Her obituary was published on 3 Oct 1944 in the Winnipeg Evening Tribune.22|
|.||4 Oct 1944|
|Last Edited||6 Oct 2014|
- Copy birth certificate of Emma Mary Susanna Cox, born 23 July 1858, registered 2 September 1858 in the Registration District of Lambeth.
- Baptisms of the parish of St John Waterloo. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Emma Mary Susannah Cox, 1858.
- 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/313 folio 86. Image viewed at Ancestry.
- Letter from Ellen McCafferty (British Columbia) to J Kolthammer.
- 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/593 ed4 f19 p32. Image viewed at Ancestry.
- Copy marriage certificate of John Wright and Emma Mary Susannah Cox, married 19 December 1880 in the Registration District of Wandsworth.
- Marriages of the parish of St Peter's Battersea. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Thomas Joseph Cox & Emma Martin Stocker, 1856.
- 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/598 folio 44. Image viewed at Ancestry.
- 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/434 folio 5. Image viewed at Ancestry.
- Image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census of England & Wales, http://www.census.pro.gov.uk/), RG 13/453 folio 60.
- Copy death certificate of John Wright, died 12 February 1903, registered 14 February 1903 in the Registration District of Wandsworth.
- England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966. Images viewed at Ancestry.com. John Wright, 1903.
- 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Manitoba, Dauphin District (2), Subdistrict 16, Page 1.
- 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, District 209 (Humboldt), subdistrict 37, page 5.
- 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Humboldt District 18, ED 20, page 19.
- Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Library and Archives Canada images, viewed at Ancestry. SS Bavarian, arrived in Quebec 11 June 1904.
- Ben Putnam ed. Fifty Years of Progress: Chiefly the Story of the Pioneers of the Watson District 1900-1910, St Peter's Press, Muenster, Saskatchewan, (1950?) (Family History Library)", page 24."
- Homestead Application for NW 22-34-19 W2, granted by Dominion Lands Office to Mrs Emma Mary Susanah Wright, Saskatchewan, 1911.
- 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Humboldt, SD 26, Page 17.
- Obituary of Emma Wright in Winnipeg Free Press, 2 Oct 1944.
- Obituary of Mrs. Emma Wright in The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 3 October 1944. online image at Manitoba Life and Times, http://manitobia.ca/cocoon/launch/en/newspapers
- Copy birth certificate of Ellen Wright, born 1 March 1889, registered 5 April 1889 in the Registration District of Wandsworth.
- Baptisms of the parish of St Peter Battersea. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Charles Richard Wright, 1893, #1716.