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John Williscraft

John Williscraft

Male 1848 - 1919  (70 years)

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  • Name John Williscraft 
    Born 27 Aug 1848  North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • on the 1880 US census he gives his place of birth as New York and father from MD and mother Irish.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 14 Jan 1852  Holland, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 14 Jan 1861  Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 3 Jul 1870  Salt Point, Sanoma, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • working in a sawmill, post office Timber Cove
    Residence 4 Apr 1876  Mohave, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1880  Crook Canyon, Groom Creek, Yavapai, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • engineer
    Residence 28 Jun 1880  Crook Canyon, Groom Creek, Yavapai, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • head of household, a J. D. Kennedy aged 34 from PA was staying with John on census night
    Occupation 1880-1888  Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • prospector
    Living Aft 1889  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • living opposite brother William
    Residence 4 Aug 1898  Oaks, Oklahama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • residence at the time of his marriage to Jennie
    Residence 16 Dec 1899  Oaks, Oklahama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • John Williscraft, a machinest of Oaks, I.T., jas been in Tahlequah this week, repairing machinery at the roller mills.
    Occupation 1900  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • machinest
    Residence 15 Jun 1900  Cherokee Nation, Indian Territorie, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • John was a machinist, living with his wife Jennie and step children
    Newspaper 27 Sep 1902  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • The merchants and other businessmen of Tahlequah on Mondy donated two lots to John Williscraft of Oaks for machne shops. The lots are nort west of the depot at the head of Depot Street. Mr Williscraft began moving Tuesday and expects to be able in a few days to start work. The site cost $250.
    Residence 12 Oct 1907  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • John was mentioned in the local newspaper.
    'A Mild Case'
    "A Mild Case"
    Occupation 25 Jul 1908  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • machinist mentioned in the local paper
    Newspaper Article
    Newspaper Article
    Residence 26 Apr 1910  West Choctaw Street, Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • a widower, living with his brother William and his wife Margaret. John owned his own shop machine shop.
    Residence 27 Jul 1910  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • John is mentioned in a county court civil docket versus Joel Crisp et al for debt.
    Residence 27 Apr 1911  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Advert for te “Machine Shop”, proprietor John Williacraft appeared in the local paper.
    Newspaper Advert
    Newspaper Advert
    Advert which appeared in the local newspaper for John's Machine Shop.
    Residence 23 May 1912  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • John is mentioned in a newspaper article regarding insects infestiong his apple tree.
    Residence 1 May 1913  Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • John wrote to the newspaper for advise on growing pumkins.
    Squash Bugs
    Squash Bugs
    Newspaper Article
    Newspaper Article
    Died 15 Jun 1919  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 20
    John Williscraft 1848-1919
Obituary
    John Williscraft 1848-1919 Obituary
    Obituary 18 Jun 1919  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Residence 6 Dec 1919  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • John was mentioned in the local newspaper.
    Buried Tahlequah Cemetery, Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • The gravestone also has Nellie's name on it but not year of death for her. Looks as if it may have been done at the time of John's death.
    Person ID I1555  Williscroft | The descendants of William Williscroft and Jane Cowan
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father William A. Williscraft,   b. 1812, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Oxford, Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sarah Beckett,   b. 1817, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1888, Oxford, Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1835  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henrietta Goodrich,   b. Aug 1848, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Feb 1884  Walnut Grove Precinct, Yavapai, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    Children 
     1. Samuel Williscraft,   b. 1874, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jennie Ferguson (Brady),   b. Jan 1857, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1898  Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    John Williscraft and Jennie Brady
    John Williscraft and Jennie Brady
    Copy of the original document
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Nellie L Fox,   b. 6 Sep 1866, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1942, 1609 Rowan, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Residence 1 Jun 1900  Township 20, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Married Abt 1912  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 31 Jul 1913  Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    • It was reported in the newspaper that Nellie had returned from Dallas with the couple’s adopted son aged 6 months.
    Children 
    +1. Lenox William Williscraft,   b. 29 Jan 1913, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1965, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1848 - North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Jan 1852 - Holland, Grey, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Jan 1861 - Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1880 - Crook Canyon, Groom Creek, Yavapai, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Jun 1880 - Crook Canyon, Groom Creek, Yavapai, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1880-1888 - Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1900 - Township 20, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 15 Jun 1900 - Cherokee Nation, Indian Territorie, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S92] Canadian Family Tree.

    2. [S90] The Family Tree of George Williscraft of Shankill, Ireland, (reviewed 1986).

    3. [S92] Canadian Family Tree, 8 June 1999 1851 Lanark County Census Film #039128 page 41 line 6 thru 12.

    4. [S298] 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Year: 1851; Census Place: Elmsley North, Lanark County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11732; Page: 1; Line: 15.

    5. [S301] 1861 Ontario Census, (Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.), Enumeration District: 02-Sheet Number: 12-Affiliate Film Number: C-1013.

    6. [S170] 1870 United States Federal Census, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), 1870; Census Place: Salt Point, Sonoma, California; Roll: M593_91; Page: 392A; Family History Library Film: 545590.

    7. [S942] Arizona, Voter Registrations, 1866-1955 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

    8. [S67] 1880 United States Census, (FamilySearch (familysearch.org)), FHL Film 1254037; National Archives Film T9-0037; Page 421B.

    9. [S851] Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995, (database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org}).

    10. [S12] Newspaper Article, The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 13, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 16, 1899 Page: 5 of 8.

    11. [S70] 1900 United States Federal Census, ( [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), sheet 4A, family 74, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,844.

    12. [S12] Newspaper Article, -The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 16, No. 3, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 27, 1902 Page: 5.

    13. [S12] Newspaper Article, The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 21, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 12, 1907.

    14. [S12] Newspaper Article, -The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 48, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 25, 1908.

    15. [S73] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1910; Census Place: 3-Wd Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma; Series: T624; Roll: 1244; Page: 54B; Enumeration District: 11; Part: 2; Line: 24.

    16. [S12] Newspaper Article, -The Tahlequah Arrow (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 276, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 14, 1910.

    17. [S12] Newspaper Article, -The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 194, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 27, 1911.

    18. [S12] Newspaper Article, -The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 18, 1911.

    19. [S12] Newspaper Article, Oklahoma Farmer (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 1, 1913.

    20. [S564] Find a Grave, ([database online] http://www.findagrave.com), Plot: Block 12, Lot 5.

    21. [S12] Newspaper Article, -Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 34, No. 30, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 18, 1919.

    22. [S12] Newspaper Article, The Tahlequah Arrow (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 35, No. 34, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 6, 1919.

    23. [S564] Find a Grave, ([database online] http://www.findagrave.com), Tahlequah Cemetery, Plot: Block 12, Lot 5.

    24. [S164] Yavapai County, Arizona USA, Marriage Book A vol172.

    25. [S12] Newspaper Article, Mohave County miner. (Mineral Park, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1882-1918, March 16, 1884, Image 3.

    26. [S851] Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995, (database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org}), Name: Jennie Brady-Gender: Female-Age: 39-Birth Date: abt 1859-Marriage Date: 4 Aug 1898-Marriage Place: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA-Spouse: John Willis Croft-Film Number: 001312337.

    27. [S70] 1900 United States Federal Census, ( [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 20, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: T623 1844; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 28.

    28. [S12] Newspaper Article, Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 31, 1913.