William MELMER

Male 1835 - 1893  (58 years)


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  • Name William MELMER 
    Born 1835  Cheltenham, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Feb 1893  Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Hamilton Wentworth Hamilton HM-287 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I156  Bob-Millie Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 

    Father GeorgeSr MELMER,   b. 21 Nov 1802, St Helier, Isle of Wight, Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1854, Cheltenham, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Matilda COOLEY,   b. 1800, Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1883, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1824  Southhampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louisa LAVINE,   b. 04 May 1844, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911, London, Middlesex County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1871  Point Saint-Charles Centenary Methodist Church of Montréal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Alice Maud MELMER,   b. 01 Sep 1872, New Edinburgh, Carleton County, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1947, St Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Grace Edith MELMER,   b. 03 Jun 1874, Ottawa, Carlton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1937, Mt Morris, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     3. George Darby MELMER,   b. 10 Aug 1876, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1917  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
     4. John Henry MELMER,   b. 28 Jul 1878, Toronto, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1957, Westminster Hospital, London, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     5. Louisa Matilda MELMER,   b. 04 Dec 1880, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1925, London, Middlesex County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emma Louise EDWARDS,   b. 06 Oct 1833, All Hallows on the Walls, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1871, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Children 
     1. Emma Matilda MELMER,   b. Dec 1859, Cheltenham, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1860, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     2. William Robert MELMER,   b. 23 Apr 1863, Kingston, Ontario Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1938, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     3. Emily Frances MELMER,   b. 1864, Kingston, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1895, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Archibald MELMER,   b. 1865, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Arthur MELMER,   b. 13 Apr 1868, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1841 Cheltenham, Gloucester: George Melmer
    1841 Cheltenham, Gloucester: George Melmer
    Map of Southern Ontario
    Map of Southern Ontario
    1881 Toronto, Ont: William Melmer
    1881 Toronto, Ont: William Melmer
    1891 Hamilton, ONT: William Melmer
    1891 Hamilton, ONT: William Melmer
    1851 Cheltenham, Gloucester: George Melmer
    1851 Cheltenham, Gloucester: George Melmer
    Marriage Certificate
    Marriage Certificate
    Wm. Melmer & Emma Louise Edwards Family
    Wm. Melmer & Emma Louise Edwards Family
    Back of original of Wm. Melmer & Emma Louise Edwards Family
    Back of original of Wm. Melmer & Emma Louise Edwards Family
    Bible of William Melmer
    Bible of William Melmer
    Melmer
    Melmer
    Melmer
    Melmer
    Melmer
    Melmer
    Melmer Family Reunion
    Melmer Family Reunion
    Passenger William Melmer
    Passenger William Melmer
    Ship List: Jas Foster Jr
    Ship List: Jas Foster Jr
    Cherrier & Kirwin?s Ottawa Directory for 1872-73
    Cherrier & Kirwin?s Ottawa Directory for 1872-73
    Edinburgh, Ottawa Public Scholl
    Edinburgh, Ottawa Public Scholl
    Directory: William Melmer
    Directory: William Melmer
    Death: William Melmer
    Death: William Melmer
    Map of Middlesex
    Map of Middlesex

  • Notes 
    • NOTE 1./ 1851 Cheltenham, Gloucester, England census,

      Name Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish County/Island
      George Melmer abt 1803 Isle of Wight, Jersey, Channel Islands Head Cheltenham Gloucestershire
      Matilda Melmer abt 1801 Middlesex, England Wife Cheltenham Gloucestershire
      Elizabeth Melmer abt 1828 Leicestershire, England Daughter Cheltenham Gloucestershire
      Frances Melmer abt 1830 Leicestershire, England Daughter Cheltenham Gloucestershire
      Martha Melmer abt 1833 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Daugh Cheltenham Gloucestershire
      William Melmer abt 1835 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Son Cheltenham Gloucestershire
      Henry Melmer abt 1838 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Son Cheltenham Gloucestershire
      Matilda Cooks abt 1775 Bridgenorth, Shropshire, Eng Mother-in-law Cheltenham Gloucestershire

      NOTE 2./ 1871 St louis Ward, Montreal PQ census,
      Name: William Malmar
      Gender: Male
      Age: 35
      Birth Year: abt 1836
      Birth Place: England
      Marital Status: Married
      religion: W. Methodist
      Origin: Anglaise (English)
      Province: Quebec
      District: Montreal East
      District Number: 105
      Division: 06
      Subdistrict: St Louis Ward
      Subdistrict Number: a

      Household Members: Name Age
      William Malmar 35
      Louisa Malmar 31
      Emily Malmar 10
      William Malmar 9
      Archibald Malmar 5
      Arthur Malmar 3
      Cecilia Henry 14
      Alfred Henry 11

      NOTE 3./ 1881 Census Place: St Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada: Source: FHL Film 1375883 NAC C-13247 Dist 134 SubDist H Div 2 Page 100 Family 502
      Name Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace

      William MELMER M M 46 English England Occ: Teacher Religion: Presbyterian
      Louisa MELMER F M 41 English Q Religion: Presbyterian
      Emily F. MELMER F 20 English O Occ: Servant Religion: Presbyterian
      William R. MELMER M 20 English O Occ: Clerk Religion: Presbyterian
      Archibald MELMER M 16 English O Occ: Shoe Cutter Religion: Presbyterian
      Arthur MELMER M 12 English Q Religion: Presbyterian
      Alice M. MELMER F 8 English O Religion: Presbyterian
      Grace E. MELMER F 6 English O Religion: Presbyterian
      George D. MELMER M 4 English O Religion: Presbyterian
      John H. MELMER M 3 English O Religion: Presbyterian
      Louisa M. MELMER F <1 English O Religion: Presbyterian Born: Dec; 4/12
      Alfred HENRY M 21 English O Occ: Factory Hand Religion: Presbyterian

      NOTE 4./ from the 1881 Canadian Census:

      A./ William and Louisa Melmer, are the only Melmer surname enumerated in the entire 1881 Canadian census, according to the LDS census disk set. This Melmer search was for any origin or heritage, and thus in 1881, puts the only Melmers in Canada, to be those directly associated to William Melmer.

      B./ Arthur is the only Child of the 9, that William Melmer fathered, to be born in Quebec. (1869) Alice b. 1873, was the 1st child of William and Louisa. Since Louisa was born in Quebec, it may be that William and Emma were living in Quebec at the time of her passing. Hence, the birth of Arthur and new marriage for William all occurring in less than a four year span between 1869 - 1873.

      C./ Alfred HENRY Male, Single, 21, English Origin, Born in Ontario, Occ: Factory Hand Religion: Presbyterian; is enumerated with the William and Louisa Melmer family of 9 children that we can account for. Alfred Henry would be the 12th member of this household. There is evidence that Louisa Levine's name may have actually been Louisa Henry, as indicated on the birth certificate of George Derby Melmer. See .jpeg of certificate, August 10, 1876, parents given as William Melmer and Louisa Henry. That would either make Alfred Henry Louisa's son she could have bore at age 20, or a brother, 21 years her junior. This issue remains unresolved.

      D./ Cheltenham
      Created 1st July 1837.
      Sub-districts : Charlton Kings; Cheltenham.
      GRO volumes : XI (1837-51); 6a (1852-1930).
      Badgeworth, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Coberley, Cowley, Great Witcombe, Leckhampton, Prestbury, Shurdington, Staverton, Swindon, Uckington, Up Hatherley
      Registers now in Cheltenham district.

      NOTE 5./ 1891 Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada census

      Name Home in 1891 Birth Year Birthplace Relation
      William Melmer Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1841 England Head
      Louisa Melmer Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1841 Ontario Wife
      Alfred Henry Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1867 Ontario Son
      Alice Melmer Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1873 Ontario Daughter
      Grace E Melmer Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1875 Ontario Daughter
      George Melmer Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1886 Ontario Son
      John Melmer Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1879 Ontario Son
      Louisa Melmer Ontario, 72, Hamilton City, Ward 7 abt 1881 Ontario Daughter

      Name: William Melmer
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Age: 50
      Birth Year: abt 1841
      Birthplace: England
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Religion: Brethren In churt
      French Canadian: No
      Father's Birth Place: England
      Mother's Birth Place: England
      Province: Ontario
      District Number: 72
      District: Hamilton City
      Subdistrict: Ward 7
      Archive Roll #: T-6342

      Household Members: Name Age
      William Melmer 50
      Louisa Melmer 50
      Alfred Henry 24
      Alice Melmer 18
      Grace E Melmer 16
      George Melmer 5
      John Melmer 12
      Louisa Melmer 10
      NOTE 5./ Castle Garden.org Ship Search: <<http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_search_result.php?p_first_name=&p_last_name=Melmer&m_arrival_date_start=1841&m_arrival_date_end=1912&submit.x=55&submit.y=14>>

      First name Last name Occupation Age Sex Arrived Origin Ship
      William Melmer Teacher 25 M 19 Mar 1860 England James Foster

      William Melmer Occupation Teacher
      Age 25
      Sex M
      Literacy U
      Arrived 19 Mar 1860
      Origin England
      Port Liverpool
      Last Residence
      Destination USA
      Plan Unknown
      Ship James Foster Jr.
      Passage Unknown

      NOTE 6./ Roots and Twigs: Carol Cooper (Tollgate)

      Born in Cheltenham and resident with his parents and siblings at Fairview Street, St Mary`s Cheltenham in 1841 aged 6 years.
      In 1851 he was living 33 St Paul`s Street North, Cheltenham, with parents and siblings, enumerated as a 16 year old teacher.
      William registered the death of his father George in 1854. Place of residence 35 St Paul`s St. North, Cheltenham.
      Marriage certificate on file. Married Emma Louisa Edwards in 1858 at Exeter, Devon. GRO ref 5b/139. The couple were married on 11th December 1858 at the Parish Church of All Hallows on the Walls, City of Exeter, Devon, by License, witnessed by Soloman Stoneman and Martha White. William was 23 year old bachelor Schoolmaster resident at Totnes at time of marriage whose father was George Melmer, Confectioner and Emma Louisa Edwards was a 25 year old spinster, from Allhallows, daughter of Robert Edwards, a Tailor. The couple signed the register themselves.

      William was a well respected school master and was presented with a Bible upon his departure for foreign shores in 1860, inscribed as follows:
      Presented to Mr William Melmer by the Committee of the Cheltenham British Schools as a token of their esteem for his fidelity, diligence and exemplary conduct in the discharge of his duties as a Pupil Techer in the Cheltenham School - signed on behalf of the Committee.

      From information received from Bob Millie, a direct descendent of William Melmer, it is understood that he emigrated to Canada in March 1860 on board SS James Foster Jr. out of Liverpool to New York. Passenger List for this ship only shows William Melmer, aged 25, Teacher, born England, no indication of him travelling with wife Emma. The couple had a child born December 1859 and who died 23 April 1860 in Cheltenham - after the emigration to Canada! The baby`s death was registered by it`s grandmother, Matilda Melmer, William`s mother. Emma Melmer did indeed emigrate however, perhaps at a different time, as she had her second child in Ontario in 1861.

      Emma died around 1870/72 and William remarried Louisa Henry Levine producing a further 5 children from this relationship.

      The family resided in 1881 at St Patrick`s Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario, which included four surviving children from William`s first marriage (the first child Emma Matilda having died aged 6 months in Cheltenham before their passage to Canada).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1991] Ontario Canada Deaths.
      Name: William Melmer
      Death Date: 8 Feb 1893
      Death Location: Wentworth
      Gender: Male
      Estimated birth year: abt 1835
      Birth Location: England


    2. [S1965] OCFA.
      Surname Given Name Cemetery County Township Reference
      MELMER Louisa Hamilton Wentworth Hamilton HM-287
      MELMER William Hamilton Wentworth Hamilton HM-287

    3. [S1837] Mariages non catholiques de la région de Montréal, 1766-1899.
      DÉTAILS pour Melmer William
      Nom époux Melmer
      Prénom époux William
      Nom épouse Henry
      Prénom épouse Louisa
      Année 1871
      Église Point Saint-Charles Centenary Methodist Church (Montréal)
      Confession Méthodiste
      Pagination 5
      Source Centre d'archives de Montréal, CE601,S99


    4. [S2068] Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967.
      Name: Louisa Henry
      Spouse: Wm Melmer
      Event Year: 1871
      Event: Mariage (Marriage)
      Religion: Methodist
      Place of Worship or Institution: Montréal (Methodist Centenary Pointe-St-Charles)
      Province: Québec (Quebec)