Joseph King Rowe1

(June 1852 - 21 November 1924)
FatherJoseph King Rowe2,3 (cir. Aug 1822 - Jan 1871)
MotherThirza Dawe2,3 (cir. Apr 1824 - Oct 1891)
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Joseph Rowe was born in Jun 1852 Exeter, DEV, ENG.4,5,6,7,8
     Joseph Rowe married Ellen McConnell, daughter of George McConnell and Margaret UnknownSurname, on 28 Dec 1874 St James Ch, Dundas, Wentworth Co, ONT, CAN, transcript reads: 10579-74 Joseph Rowe, 23, carpenter, England, Dundas, s/o Joseph & Theresa, married Ellen McConnell, 25, Dundas, same, d/o George & Margaret, witn: Maggie McConnell of Dundas & James Watson of Hamilton, 28 Dec 1874 at St. James Church.9,3,10,11
     Joseph Rowe remarried on 1 Jul 1884 Dundas, Wentworth Co, ONT, to Sarah Elizabeth McMann, daughter of Wlliam McMann and Mary Ann UnknownSurname, transcript reads: 12674-84 Joseph Rowe, 32, widower, carpenter, England, Dundas, s/o Joseph King & Thirza Rowe, married Sarah Elizabeth McMann, 28, Canada, Dundas, d/o William & Mary Ann, witn: J. Archer Durrant of W. Flamboro & Robert Witherspoon of Hamilton & Lizzie Coburn of Dundas, 1 July 1884 at St.James Church, Dundas.12,13,14,15
     Joseph King Rowe died on 21 Nov 1924 King St W (292), Dundas, Wentworth Co., ONT, CAN, at age 72; cert shows: Joseph King Rowe, aged 73 of 292 King St W, b ENG 1857?, s/o Joseph Rowe b ENG, name/birthplace of mother not given, inf. son C Rowe of Dundas; buried Dundas Nov 23rd 1924, died of myocarditis, 2mths attended by Dr M? E Inksetter from 16th Oct to 21st Nov.1 He was buried with Sarah Elizabeth Rowe Grove Cem., West Flamborough, Wentworth Co., ONT, CAN, at the same ref number (which may or may not mean they're all connected): Joseph K, Sarah E (McMann), Charles Gerald, Martha (Jacques), Amelia, Marjorie Madelyn, William, and on a slightly different ref. Margaret.16

Migration

     According to the census of 1911 Joseph Rowe immigrated to CAN in 1871 which date has to be later than April as he appeared on the English census with his mother at the start of that month. There is a Joseph Rowe listed as an 18 yr old steerage passenger on the "City of Brooklyn" which left Liverpool and arrived New York 10 May 1871. The passenger listed immediately prior to Joseph is a 22 yr old William Gale, who may or may not be related.17,18,9,10

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     The census of 1861 showed William, Joseph and David in the household of their parents Joseph and Thirza Rowe, their maternal grandmother Betsey Matters Albany Pl, Heavitree Rd, Exeter, Par. of St Sidwell, DEV, ENG, enumerated as ROWE: Joseph King 38 farmer and grocer b Bickleigh, DEV; wife Thirza, 36 conductor of grocery store b Tavistock; Children: William Mathias 10 scholar b St Budeaux; Joseph 8, Hannah Trimble 7 both scholars b Exeter; Elizabeth 4, Sarah Jane 2, David 1mth, all b Exeter; Uncle: William 70 superannuated shipwright b Bickleigh; Mother-in-law Betsey 69 landowner's wife b Beerhalton (sic); and two servants: Tucker and Wilson.19,20
     The census of 6 Apr 1871 showed Joseph, David and Matthew and their sisters Hannah, Elizabeth, Jane and Annie in the household of their mother Thirza Heavitree Rd, St Sidwell, Exeter, DEV, ENG, enumerated as ROWE: Thirza, head, 46 widow, retired grocer b Tavistock; Children (all b Exeter): Joseph 18 joiner; Hannah 17 drapers apprentice; Elizth 14 milliner apprentice; Jane 12 scholar; David 11 scholar; Annie 8 scholar; Matthew 6 scholar; Servant: Eliza Hereford, 20 b Exeter.21
     The census of 1880 showed Joseph with his wife Ellen, their dtrs Margaret and Thursey, their son Joseph 55 Maryland St, Buffalo, Erie Cty, NY, USA, household enumerated as ROWE: Joseph 28, carpenter, b ENG as were both parents; wife Ellen, 29, b Canada, parents both b Ireland; Children (all b Canada marked as at home and can't read or write!): Joseph, 5, Margaret, 3, Thursey, 8mths (b Nov) (their soujourn in the States can't have been longer than from Oct 1879 to Feb 1883 as children were born in Dundas, Ontario in those months.)22,10
     The census of 1901 showed Joseph with his wife Elizabeth, their sons William and Charles, their dtrs Margaret and Gladys Dundas, Wentworth Co., ONT, CAN, household enumerated as ROWE: Joseph 48 carpenter born England 8 Jun 1852; wife Elizabeth 46 b Ontario14 Jun 1853 of Irish extraction; Children (all b ONT): Dtr Margaret 21 b 6 Jun 1879 (can't read occuptn,something like ?p..er on s..ory mill?); Son William G 15 b 15 Aug 1885 ?cart? boy; Son Charles 13 b 30 Oct 1887; Dtr Gladys 9 b 8 Aug 1891.23
     The census of 1911 showed Joseph with his wife Elizabeth, their dtr Gladys on King St, Dundas, Wentworth Co., ONT, CAN, household enumerated as ROWE: Joe 59 b ENG Jun 1852, emig 1871 English origin, Canadian nationality, Anglican, carpenter; wife Elizabeth 52 b ONT Jun 1859, Irish origin, Canadian, Anglican; Dtr Gladys 9 b ONT Aug 1892 (i've not yet found the remaining children, other than Charles.)17

Wills/bequests

     David, William, Joseph, Ann and Sarah were beneficiaries in the 25 Sep 1891 will of their mother Thirza Lamacraft Belmont Rd, Exeter, DEV, ENG.24

All the other info

     Joseph Rowe was the informant for the death of his wife Ellen Rowe on 15 Feb 1883 Dundas, Wentworth Co., ONT, CAN.25
     Joseph Rowe was the informant for the death of his child Thirza Rowe on 1 Mar 1883 Dundas, Wentworth Co, ONT, CAN.26
     Joseph Rowe was mentioned in the letter Ann Rowe sent to Honor Rowe on 8 Feb 1888 from 1 Higher Belmont Rd, Exeter, DEV, ENG, "My second brother in America has married again & got a little family about him & has to work hard."15

Family 1

Ellen McConnell (cir. 1850 - Feb 1883)
Children
  • Joseph George Rowe27,10 (Oct 1875 - Nov 1968)
  • Margaret Rowe10 (Jun 1877 - aft. 1911)
  • Thirza Rowe10,28 (Oct 1879 - Mar 1883)
  • StillbornFemale Rowe29 (Feb 1883 - Feb 1883)

Family 2

Sarah Elizabeth McMann (Jun 1853 - Oct 1926)
Children
ChartsMy direct DAWE line
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ROWE descendant chart
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Last Edited20 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 1924 Joseph King ROWE, from Ontario, CAN Deaths 1869-1932, Pg 611 #035739, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  2. Communication, Marion MORRIS nee JURY (915), F'Tree Joseph ROWE/Elizabeth CROSS, rcvd Dec 1999.
  3. Miscellaneous ROWE www & corres. Marr. 1874 Joseph ROWE and Ellen McCONNELL, from Ontario Marriages 1800-1924 (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/ontmar.htm), extracted Jan 2006.
  4. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Birth 1852 Joseph ROWE, Reg. Exeter 3rd Qtr 5b/76, extracted Jul 2005, confirmed year, added place.
  5. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1911: Dundas, Wentworth Cty, ONT, Dist 135 Sub Dist 53, Pg 30 family 351, extracted Jan 2006, added mth confirmed yr, place only marked as England.
  6. Pat Nichols nee Baker, "FTREE: ROWE, JosephCROSS, Elizabeth", Rcvd Feb 2000, added Exeter.
  7. Communication, Marion MORRIS nee JURY (915), F'Tree Joseph ROWE/Elizabeth CROSS, rcvd Dec 1999, approx yr only.
  8. 1861 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, via Ancestry.com, Exeter St Sidwell, DEV ED 5 RG9/1393 Folio 199 Pg 33 Sched 188, copy d/loaded Jan 2006, confirmed Exeter and approx. year.
  9. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 1874 Joseph ROWE and Ellen McCONNELL, from Ontario, CAN Marriages 1858-1899, Reg Number: 010579 Ontario Archives M'film #16, extracted Jan 2006.
  10. Letter, Pat NICHOLS nee BAKER (20707) to L Henderson (1), Family of Joseph and Ellen ROWE, 1880 census, Buffalo, USA, rcvd Aug 2002.
  11. Communication, Marion MORRIS nee JURY (915), Phone conversation, Dec 1999.
  12. Miscellaneous ROWE www & corres. Marr. 1884 Joseph ROWE and Sarah Elizabeth McMANN, from Ontario Marriages 1800-1924 (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/ontmar.htm), extracted Jan 2006.
  13. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 1891 Gladys Estella Annie ROWE, from Ontario, CAN Births 1869-1907, Roll Number: MS929_108, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  14. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 1884 Joseph ROWE and Sarah Elizabeth McMANN, from Ontario, CAN Marriages 1858-1899, Reg Number: 012674 Ontario Archives M'film #48, extracted Jan 2006 (copy d/loaded Oct 2009).
  15. Letter, Pat NICHOLS nee BAKER (20707) to L Henderson (1), from copy of letter dated Feb 8th 1888 sent from Annie (SKEWES nee ROWE) to her Aunt (assumed to be Honour ROWE nee DAWE in NZ), original in possession of Marion M, Akd, NZ, rcvd Nov 2003.
  16. ONT, CAN: Cemetery Finding Aid online at http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html, ROWE names, Ref: HM-372-5B, buried Grove Cem, Flamborough West, Wentworth Cty, ONT, extracted Jan 2006.
  17. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1911: Dundas, Wentworth Cty, ONT, Dist 135 Sub Dist 53, Pg 30 family 351, extracted Jan 2006.
  18. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Immigration 1871 Joseph ROWE on the "City of Brooklyn", from the New York Passenger Lists M'film serial M237 Roll 342 List 381 , extracted Jan 2006.
  19. 1861 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Exeter St Sidwell, DEV ED 5 RG9/1393 Folio 199 Pg 33 Sched 188, hsehold of Joseph & Thirza ROWE, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  20. Brenda ROWE, "EM ROWE family ex Brenda ROWE nee RIDDLE," e-mail to L Henderson (1), ex Pat N, rcvd Jun 2000.
  21. 1871 Census, ENG, Ancestry.com: Reg. Sub Dist. St Sidwell Reg. Dist Exeter RG10/2061 ED 5 Folio 127 pages 40 schedule #184, extracted Nov 2004.
  22. USA census images, Various, 1880 Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: T9_830; Family History Film: 1254830; Page: 475.2000; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 0750, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  23. Census, CAN, 1901 Dundas, Wentworth, Dist 128 Sub Dist d-4 Pg 21 Hsehold 242 (Archives M'film T-6506), extracted Jan 2006.
  24. WILL: LAMACRAFT Thirza nee DAWE 1891 (25 Sep 1891) Petherick & Son, solicitors, Exeter: p/copy received from Mrs P Nicholls.
  25. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 1883 Ellen ROWE, from Ontario, CAN Deaths 1869-1932, Pg 514 #018454, copy d/loaded Jan 2006, on same page as dtr Thirza.
  26. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 1883 Thirza ROWE, from Ontario, CAN Deaths 1869-1932, Pg 514 #018458, copy d/loaded Jan 2006, on same page as mother Ellen.
  27. Miscellaneous ROWE www & corres. Marr. 1900 Joseph George ROWE and Maggie KAVANAUGH, from Ontario Marriages 1800-1924 (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/ontmar.htm), extracted Jan 2006.
  28. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 1879 Thirza ROWE, from Ontario, CAN Births 1869-1907, Roll Number: MS929_46, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  29. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 1883 Female stillborn ROWE, from Ontario, CAN Births 1869-1907, Roll Number: MS929_62, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  30. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 1885 William Garfield ROWE, from Ontario, CAN Births 1869-1907, Roll Number: MS929_74, copy d/loaded Jan 2006.
  31. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 11 Sep 1912 William Garfield ROWE & Myrtle Maud TIGHE, Wentworth, ONT FHL Film MS932_235, extracted Feb 2008.
  32. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 8 Jul 1909 Charles Gerald ROWE & Mattie JACQUES, Wentworth, ONT FHL Film MS932_144, extracted Feb 2008.

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