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ROCKETT, Edward
(1789-1859)
ANSTEY, Mary
(1791-After 1861)
SLOMAN, James
(1788-Bef 1871)
EDWARDS, Harriet
(1800-After 1871)
ROCKETT, Edward William
(1825-1890)
SLOMAN, Martha
(1833-1894)

ROCKETT, Agnes Maud Christobel
(1882-1961)

 

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Spouses/Children:
WILSON, Harry Leonard

ROCKETT, Agnes Maud Christobel 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  • Born: 20 Mar 1882, Huish Champflower, Somerset County, England 12
  • Marriage: WILSON, Harry Leonard on 23 Jul 1906 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 1 Dec 1961, Detroit, Michigan at age 79 13
  • Buried: Dec 1961, Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan 14

bullet   Another name for Agnes was Maime.

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bullet  General Notes:

Agnes was concerned that she was four years older than her husband, Harry, and would state her birth year incorrectly on records. She even tried to alter her birth certificate to read the birth year as 1886!

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Immigration: Arrived in Canada aboard The Sarnia., 1887, Ontario, Canada.

Naturalization, 28 Apr 1910, Detroit, Michigan.


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Agnes married Harry Leonard WILSON, son of Roscoe Elisha WILSON and Harriet Mary BUDD, on 23 Jul 1906 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.1 2 (Harry Leonard WILSON was born on 25 May 1886 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada,15 died on 15 Mar 1951 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada 16 and was buried in Mar 1951 in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.)


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Sources


1 Ontario Canada Vital Statistics (Oxford County, Ontario, Canada), 015440-06. Surety: 4. 015440-06 ( Oxford Co) Harry WILSON , 21 , piano turner , St. Thomas , Detroit Michigan , s/o Roscoe WILSON & Harriet BUDD , married Agnes ROCKETT , 21 , England , Woodstock , d/o Edward ROCKETT & Martha SLOMON , witn: J.W. & Harriet WILSON of Woodstock , 23 July 1906 at Woodstock

2 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: Harry Wilson
Age: 21
Date of Marriage: 23 Jul 1906
Place of Marriage: Woodstock
Residence When Married: Detroit, Michigan
Place of Birth: St. Thomas
Marital Status: bachelor
Occupation: piano tuner
Father: Roscoe Wilson
Mother: Harriet Budd
Religion: Church of England
Spouse Name: Agnes Rockett
Age: 21
Residence: Woodstock
Place of Birth: England
Marital Status: spinster
Father: Edward Rockett
Mother: Martha Sloman
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: J.W. Wilson, Woodstock; Harriet Wilson, Woodstock [Harry's brother & sister-in-law]
Marriage Date: 28 Apr 1881
Marriage Place: Tillsonburg
Married By: Richard H. Shaw



3 United States of America, Declaration of Intention (Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, District Court of the United States of Detroit, Michigan.) Surety: 4

4 1901 Canadian Census, Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario. Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Emma [Emmeline] Rockett (age 27, b. 10 Sep 1873) as head of household [Edward William and Martha have passed]. Also in the household are siblings Mary (age 26, b. 21 Jan 1875), Anstey (age 21, b. 9 Oct 1879), Blanche (age 18, b. 25 Dec 1872), Agnes (age 17, b. 20 Mar 1874), Walter (age 14, b. 10 Sep 1886) and Arthur M. [Mary's son] (age 9, b. 15 Oct 1891) living in Kincardine, Ontario.

5 1920 US Census (District 241, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan). Surety: 4. Lists Harry L. Wilson (age 31, b. Eng. Canada), wife Agnes M. (age 32, b. England), and daughter Dorothy E. (age 13, b. Eng. Canada), living in Detroit, MI. Agnes is listed as the head of household on this census, indicating that Harry is probably traveling with Ossip Gabrilovitsch when the census was taken. She indicates that both her parents were born in England. She indicates that Harry's father was born in English Canada and his mother in Pennsylvania [erroneous]. She indicates that Harry came to the U.S. in 1906, that she came to the U.S. in 1889, and Dorothy came to the U.S. in 1908. She further indicates that she and Harry were naturalized in 1915. Harry is listed as a "piano tuner" for a "piano company."

6 1930 US Census, District 355, Detroit (Districts 251-500), Wayne County, Michigan. Surety: 4. Lists Harry L. Wilson (age 44, b. Eng. Canada), wife Agnes (age 45, b. England), and daughter Dorothy (age 23, b. Eng. Canada), living in Detroit, Michigan. Also in the household is "son-in-law" Eugene Shekell [Dorothy's second husband] (age 23, b. Eng. Canada). Harry is listed as a "piano tuner" for a "musician" [Ossip Gabrilovitsch], and indicates that both his parents were born in English Canada. Agnes indicates that both her parents were born in England. Eugene is listed as a "bookkeeper" for a "trucking company," and indicates that his father was born in English Canada and his mother in England. Dorothy is listed as a "bookkeeper" for a "movers." Harry and Agnes indicate that they married when Harry was age 20 and Agnes age 21. Dorothy and Eugene indicate that they married when they were born age 18.

7 Grand Lawn Cemetery (23501 Grand River Ave, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan (313) 531-2050). Surety: 4. Section 21 (or 24), Lot 4, Grave #8

8 Will of Anstey Wilson Rockett (Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Anstey had a rather substantial estate, holding numerous stocks in gold and silver mines. Beneficiaries of his estate include Arthur Herbert Rockett (son of sister, Mary Geraldine), Amy [Crawford] Tatham (daughter of sister, Blanche Rockett Crawford), Agnes Maude [Rockett] Wilson (sister), Wallace Rockett (son of brother, Arthur Edward), Reginald C. Rockett (son of brother, Arthur Edward), Arthur W. Gregory (son of sister, Florence Rockett Gregory) and Velma [Gregory] Hodgkinson (daughter of sister, Florence Rockett Gregory). Anstey was preceded in death by brothers Gerald Frederick, Arthur Edward, Wallace, Walker C., and sisters Emeline, Mary Geraldine, Florence and Blanche.

9 Will of Gerald Frederick Rockett (Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Gerald had a substantial estate, but appears to have left no specific will. This document is a breakdown of his estate and a distribution list of the remaining funds after expenses. Beneficiaries of his estate include Agnes M. [Rockett] Wilson (sister), Anstey W. Rockett (brother), Amy [Crawford] Tatham (daughter of sister, Blanche Rockett Crawford), Arthur H. Rockett (son of sister, Mary Geraldine), Velma Hodgkinson (daughter of sister, Florence Rockett Gregory), Wallace Rockett (son of brother, Arthur Edward) and Reginald C. Rockett (son of brother, Arthur Edward).

10 Will of Ernest William Rockett (Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Ernest left a fairly large estate to his heirs, having passed away without wife or children. Beneficiaries included Anstey Wilson Rockett (brother), Arthur Herbert Rockett (nephew, son of sister Mary), Agnes Maude [Rockett] Wilson (sister) and Gerald Frederick Rockett (brother).

11 1901 Canadian Census, Woodstock, Oxford North County, Ontario, Canada. Surety: 4. Lists Mary Rockett (age 40, b. Feb 1860) and sister Agnes (age 32, b. Feb 1879), living in Woodstock, Ontario. It is unclear why Agnes appears under her maiden name, as she had married Harry Wilson five years earlier.

12 Certificate of Birth (Dulverton, Somerset County, England). Surety: 4. Agnes Maud Christobel Rockett
DOB: 20 Mar 1882
Place of Birth: Huish Champflower
Father: Edward William Rockett
Father's Occupation: farmer
Mother: Martha Rockett, formerly Sloman
Informant: Martha Rockett, mother, Huish Champflower

13 Certificate of Death (Michigan Department of Health). Surety: 4. Information provided by daughter, Dorothy.

14 Ibid, Burial 4 Dec 1961, Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan. Surety: 4

15 Registration of a Birth (Department of Health, Registrar-General of Ontario, Spadina House, Toronto). Surety: 4. Indicates that Harry was born in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario. Does not include any information on parentage.

16 Death Certificate (Province of Ontario). Surety: 4

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