Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Like his older brother Oscar, Enoch Merrill Ellingwood stayed behind in Canada
when their parents returned to the United States. He was fourteen years old
when the family arrived in Canada so he'd have been in his late teens at the
family's departure.  And again like Oscar, he married a girl from Hereford,
Quebec, Lucy Anne Howe, in a ceremony across the American border in
New Canaan, Vermont.

Enoch & Lucy's Marriage Record from FamilySearch

Enoch and Lucy were married on 24Oct 1874 and were married for seventeen
years until Lucy's death in 1892. They had six children:
Edwin  B.  (1876-1947)
Fred Willis (1879-1961)
Elsie M(1883-?)
Effie (1885-1961)
Lucy (1888-?)
Archie John (1891-1985)

Effie & Lucy Ellingwood Baptism Records w/ Birthdates from

A year after Lucy's death, Enoch married a widow, Margaret (Kermeen)Evans
on 9Sep 1893 (Again in Canaan, Vt.) They had one child:
Bessie M.(1894-?)

Enoch & Margaret's Marriage Record from FamilySearch.

I found  Enoch on various Canadian and American Census Records between 1850
and his death in 1935. He lived most of his life in Hereford, Compton, Quebec
but is counted twice on U.S. Federal Censuses as an adult. One was near the end
of his life when he was enumerated on the 1930 Census living with his daughter
Elsie (Ellingwood) Gager in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire. The other instances
was thirty years earlier when in 1900 Enoch and his family for some reason were
living on Sixth Street in Attleborough, Bristol, Ma and he was employed as a
carpenter. Whatever the reason, it seems they returned to Canada soon after
becaise he is listed on the 1901 Canadian Immigrant Records, Part 1,

But when he returned to Canada, his wife Margaret and daughter Bessie may not
have been with him.

To be continued

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