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John James Williams and Rachel flood

Searching for information about my great grandfather John James Williams. His daughter Ella Kerzia Williams was my grandmother. Her sister was Ethel. Ella marriedCharles Hudson. Ethel married Thomas wardle who she left and I was told no one knew what happen to Ethel after she left Thomas
Rachel and John James divorced. I'm seeking any information about him. He worked on the railway. I think he remarried

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 15:21 — 2 Comments

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At 6:26 on December 10, 2013, Dianne m Heinemann said…

Hi Margaret, I only have John's marriage and death details, he was my great grandfather as well, Ethel being my great grandmother.  Ethel did marry Joseph Wardle and they had 1 child, Thomas Flood Wardle. Joseph wasn't a very nice character and was in trouble with the law a bit.

Ethel met Walter John Reginald Snow and between 1900 and 1911 had 5 children, Ella, Nellie May {died at 13 months old} John, Eileen and Dorothy my mother. Walter joined the army in August 1915  and they finally married in September 1915.

On their marriage certificate it states that Ethel was a widow, but this was false as Joseph didn't die till 1944, they didn't divorce.

I will be in contact if I discover anything about John. Their marriage certificate would be a good starting place. I am presently following the Snow family line.


At 8:15 on December 11, 2013, Dianne m Heinemann said…

Hi Margaret, the only details (if correct) on John is that he died in 1912 at Wallsend, Newcastle. As far as I can determine he never remarried. I am pretty sure this is him because when Rachel died in 1937 she was living at Carrington, Newcastle. I do not have his death certificate but the Registration No is 13014. I have not been able to find a burial place for him yet.

I will forward any new information I receive to you. It is very difficult tracking down ancestors with very little info but very rewarding when a piece of puzzle falls into place.

It would be nice to meet and I will be in Sydney next year so maybe we can organise to catch up.

Do you have any photos of John, Rachel or  Grandmother.

Unfortunately I do not have any on that side of the family other than my mother Dorothy, Ethel's daughter.

Happy researching!


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