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ROCKETT, Edward William
SLOMAN, Martha
GREGORY, Byron Henry
ROCKETT, Florence Alphia
ROCKETT, Walter Day West


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HODGSON, Beatrice

ROCKETT, Walter Day West 2

  • Born: 10 Sep 1886, Jackson, Wellington County, Ontario 3
  • Marriage: HODGSON, Beatrice on 29 Sep 1914 in Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario 1
  • Died: 23 Feb 1922, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada at age 35 4
  • Buried: 25 Feb 1922, Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario

bullet  General Notes:

It is uncertain who raised Walter. On his marriage record he erroneously lists his parents as James Rockett and Martha Soman [prob. an erroneous version of his grandmother's name]. However, on his death record, his wife indicates that his father was Walter Rockett and Florence Rockett [correct].


Walter married Beatrice HODGSON on 29 Sep 1914 in Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario.1 (Beatrice HODGSON was born on 11 Mar 1888 in Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario and died on 27 May 1965 in Prob. Ontario, Canada.)



1 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: Walter Day Rockett
Age: 28
Marital Status: bachelor
Residence: Toronto
Occupation: barber
Religion: Angelican
Father: James Rockett [erroneous]
Mother: Martha Soman [erroneous]
Profession of Father: UK
Spouse Name: Beatrice Hodgson
Age: 24
Marital Status: spinster
Residence: Teeswater
Religion: Presbryterian
Father: John Hodgson
Mother: Sophia Dougherty
Profession of Father: retired
Date of Marriage: 30 Sep 1914
Place of Marriage: Teeswater, Bruce County
Witnesses: Esther Brown, Riversdale; William Brown, Riversdale

2 1911 Canadian Census, Ward 4, Sub-district 40, Toronto Centre, York County, Ontario, Canada. Surety: 4. Lists Walter Rockett (age 24, b. 1887, Ontario), living as a boarder in the household of Sylvester Whalen and wife Laura Whalen, in Toronto, Ontario. Both Walter and Sylvester are listed as "barbers."

3 Ontario Canada Births, 1869-1907 (Jackson, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada: 1886). Surety: 4. Rockett, Walter Day West
Date of Birth: 10 Sep 1886
Name of Father: UK
Name of Mother: Florence Aphia Rockett
Name of Informant: F.A. Rockett
Remarks: illegitimate

4 Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1932 (Toronto, York County, Ontario: 1922). Surety: 4. Rockett, Walter Day
Age: 35
Place of Birth: Guelph
Date of Birth: UK
Occupation: barber
Name of Father: Walter Rockett
Birthplace of Father: Canada
Name of Mother: Florence Rockett
Birthplace of Mother: Canada
Informant: Beatrice Rockett, wife
Place of Burial: Prospect
Date of Burial: 25 Feb 1922
Undertaker: F.W. Matthews Co.
Date of Death: 23 Feb 1922
Cause of Death: pulmonary tuberculosis, 6 months; pneumothorax acute

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