George Robert Williscroft

George Robert Williscroft

Male 1852 - 1919  (67 years)

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  • Name George Robert Williscroft  [1
    Born 4 Mar 1852  Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 30 Mar 1861  Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 8 Nov 1873  Victoria, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Possibly the George mentioned in the newspaper article
    Occupation 21 Sep 1875  North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • carriage maker
    Occupation 1881  St Andrews Ward, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • carriage maker
    Residence 1881  St Andrews Ward, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • at the home of M. J. Ball. aged 27
    Occupation 1882  109 Oak Avenue, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • milwright
    Occupation 1883  129 George Street, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • millwright
    Occupation 1884  129 George Street, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • millwright at Barter Manufactury Company.
    Occupation 1885  129 George Street, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • millwright
    Departure 1889  [7
    • family move to Arizona, USA where some of Georges family were living. His death certificate states he had been resident at his address for 30 years and 2 days.
    Residence 24 Jun 1890  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • George is mentioned in the paper as he was running a small foundary *J W Williscraft & Co" his associate was A W Taylor.
    Newspaper 30 Jun 1890  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • advertising int the "Arizona Republican"
    Residence 1892  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Newspaper 14 Mar 1894  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • article appeared in the newspaper reporting court case involvinf a mix up over boilers.
    Naturalization 6 Oct 1894  Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Newspaper 13 Nov 1896  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Reported in Newspater that George had added new machine workshops to the foundary
    Residence 1901  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 12 Jun 1905  449 South Seventh Avenue, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • at the time of Gertrude's arriage
    Newspaper 15 Nov 1915  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • awarded a contract to supply street lighting
    Occupation 1919  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    • foundary owner at time of death - Phoenix Iron Works
    Died 17 Jul 1919  St Josephs Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 17, 18
    • death registered by his daughter.
    Obituary GR Williscraft 1919
    Obituary GR Williscraft 1919
    Arizona republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.), 18 July 1919.
    Obituary 18 Jul 1919  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Buried 19 Jul 1919  Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Marciopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 20, 21
    George Robert and Matilda Stewart Williscroft
    George Robert and Matilda Stewart Williscroft
    Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Marciopa, Arizona, USA
    Probate 20 Nov 1919  Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 22
    • names his four daughters and grandaughter all over 21 and his wife Matilda
    Notes 
    • Following George‚Äôs death his business Phoenix Iron Foundry was taken over by W. L. Poor a patternmaker, who had been an employee of George the previous year. [23]
    Person ID I1556  Williscroft | The descendants of William Williscroft and Jane Cowan
    Last Modified 14 Jun 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 Matilda Stewart,   b. 9 Apr 1853, Mountain, Dundas, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1933, 2143 West Wahington Street, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1875  Mountain, Dundas, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 24
    • Witnesses: Robert Stewart and Julia Williscraft
    Residence 6 Jun 1900  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Residence 29 Apr 1910  South Seventh Ave., Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Notes 
    • Witnesses: Robert Stewart and Julia Williscraft 8738-75 (Dundas Co): George Robert WILLISCRAFT, 23, carriage maker, Emsley North, Oxford Mills, s/o William WILLISCRAFT & Sarah BACKET, married Matilda STEWART, 20, Mountain, same, d/o James STEWART & Charlotte WORKMAN, witn: Robert STEWART of Mountain & Julia WILLISCRAFT of Oxford Mills, 21 Sept 1875 at Mountain [24]
    Children 
    +1. Florence Esther Williscroft,   b. Abt 1878, Oxford Mills, Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1899, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
    +2. Margaret Adelaide Williscroft,   b. Abt 1878, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1960, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +3. Gertrude Louise Williscroft,   b. 8 Apr 1880, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1959, Suttle Rest Home, 1515 West Washington, Phoenix, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Emma Louise Williscroft,   b. 3 Aug 1880, Oxford, Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Ann Beatrice Williscroft,   b. 1885, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1967, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 30 Mar 1861 - Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 8 Nov 1873 - Victoria, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 21 Sep 1875 - North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1881 - St Andrews Ward, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - St Andrews Ward, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Jun 1890 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 30 Jun 1890 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1892 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 14 Mar 1894 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 6 Oct 1894 - Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 13 Nov 1896 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Jun 1900 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Jun 1905 - 449 South Seventh Avenue, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 15 Nov 1915 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1919 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jul 1919 - St Josephs Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 18 Jul 1919 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Jul 1919 - Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Marciopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 20 Nov 1919 - Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary of Florence E Walker (nee Williscroft) 1899
    Obituary of Florence E Walker (nee Williscroft) 1899
    Copy of the original article

  • Sources 
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    2. [S792] US Arizona Deaths Transcription, ((database online) findmypast.co.uk), http://genealogy.az.gov/azdeath/020/10202056.pdf.

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