As I have stated previously, I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by photos of my ancestors. One such ancestor that I was introduced to at a relatively young age due to photos in our home was my great grandmother, Carra Inez (nee Tuttle) Wheeler.
Carra Inez Tuttle was born 27 Jul 1856 in Cavendish, Vermont to Augustus Tuttle and Elsie Robinson. While Carra was born in Cavendish, Vermont we find that Carra and her family were in Holyoke, Massachusetts by 1863 where Carra’s father owned a store.
On 20 Jun 1878, Carra married John Edward Wheeler (b. 22 Nov 1849) in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Carra and John had five children (Harry, Stanley, Waldo, Hazel and Howard). While Carra and her family moved around in Connecticut from Holyoke to Naugatuck and then to Derby, Carra and John eventually returned to Holyoke.
Carra passed away on 25 Jan 1924 during a tragic accident when she was struck by a vehicle while she was crossing the street. Carra is buried with her husband in Foredale Cemetery in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
A recent assignment for our genealogy class is following migration patterns. While doing some research of those that came “across the pond”, I found myself researching my 2nd great grandfather on my father’s side.
Thomas Green was born 15 Nov 1842 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. On 27 Feb 1865 he married Elizabeth Stewart in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. On 07 Feb 1867 in Dundee they gave birth to their first and only child, Elizabeth Speers Green.
At the time of the 1871 Scotland census where Thomas and his family were living in Liff, Angus, Scotland which is just northwest of Dundee. Shortly thereafter, in 1872, Thomas and his family emigrated to Canada. In the 1901 Canadian Census Thomas and his family are found in what was then known as Rat Portage now known as Kenora.
Thomas remained in Kenora for the remainder of his years until his death 06 Feb 1910 where he was proclaimed dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital by his son-in-law, William McKenzie. On his certificate of death it cites Harry Green as his father but does not list the maiden name of his mother.