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  • Name WESTMORELAND, James Edgoose 
    Born 10 Apr 1869  Boston, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1420 
    _UID 94DC46B4D1DF431EAA16B3EF9CC390F0BCB9 
    Died 21 Apr 1948  Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1420  Edgoose
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 

    Father WESTMORELAND, John Metcalfe,   b. 1841, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Spalding Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother EDGOOSE, Sarah Lawson,   b. Between 1832 and 1833, Newport, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1874, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1861  Skirbeck, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SCHWARTZ, Effie Augusta,   b. Between 1874 and 1875, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1898  Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. WESTMORELAND, Effie Maude,   b. 2 Sep 1899, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1996, Prosser, Yakima County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     2. WESTMORELAND, Olive Dorothy,   b. 6 Apr 1901, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. WESTMORELAND, Walter Edward,   b. 3 Jul 1903, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1965, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. WESTMORELAND, Jeanette,   b. 13 Mar 1906, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2002, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. WESTMORELAND, Edward,   b. Jun 1909, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1910, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Newspapers and Books
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    An Advertisement for the Aberdeen Painting and Decorating Co., proprietor James WESTMORELAND, of 318 South Main Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA., together with James WESTMORELAND's famous weather forecast.

    Letters from ENGLAND
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    Some answers to Walter Westmoreland's questions. Reference to a Richard Westmoreland in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
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    WESTMORELAND entries from the Aberdeen City Directories 1887-1904.

    Letters from AMERICA
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    Transcription of a letter dated 4 September 1901 on the letter heading of the Palace Bakery Company, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, from James Edgoose Westmoreland to Harriet Riggall nee Edgoose.
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    JAMES EDGOOSE WESTMORELAND (1869-1948) to his Aunt HARRIET RIGGALL nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) 15 DECEMBER 1890

    References to Lizzie and Aunt Betsey in South Dakota, USA
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    WESTMORELAND extracts from Whaplode and Wigtoft parishes.

    The surname EDGOS in Pittsburgh.
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    The MR. MARTIN mystery solved. Howard E. MARTIN, uncle of Walter William WESTMORELAND
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    WESTMORELAND extracts from Whaplode and Wigtoft parishes.

  • Notes 

      In 1871 he was living south of Donington Road, Kirton Bank, Lincolnshire:
      John WESTMORELAND, head, married, aged 28, brickmaker, born at Kirton;
      Sarah WESTMORELAND, wife, married, aged 37, brickmaker's wife, born at Newport, Staffordshire (sic);
      Henry WESTMORELAND, son, aged 13, brickmaker's son, born at Kirton;
      John WESTMORELAND, son, aged 10, born at Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire;
      William WESTMORELAND, son, aged 8, labourer's son, born at Skirbeck, Boston;
      Frederick WESTMORELAND, son, aged 6, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      Abel WESTMORELAND, son, aged 4, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      *James WESTMORELAND, son, aged 2, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      Elizabeth EDGOOSE, niece, aged 7, born at Boston Union;

      In 1881 he was living at Drainside, Kirton & Simon Weir, Lincolnshire:
      John WESTMORELAND, head, aged 39, agricultural labourer, born at Kirton;
      Mary JACKSON, servant, aged 39, unmarried, housekeeper, born at Kirton;
      Frederick WESTMORELAND, son, aged 16, agrictural labourer, born at Kirton;
      *James WESTMORELAND, son, aged 11, scholar, born at Kirton;
      John Walter WESTMORELAND, son, aged 9, scholar, born at Sutterton Fen, Lincolnshire.

      There were no entries for James WESTMORELAND in the 1887-1888 Aberdeen City Directories.

      The 1889-1890 Aberdeen City Directory lists James WESTMORELAND: He was employed at the C.O.D. Laundry and boarded at J. R. EDGOOSE Sr.

      James WESTMORELAND, John Henry Kirke WRENCH, and James L. HAYNES, all of Brown County, South Dakota, sought naturalisation on 3 November 1890.
      (Source: South Dakota Naturalization Records First Papers).
      James WESTMORELAND was granted US citizenship on 24 October 1903.

      In the 1899-1900 James WESTMORELAND was listed at 513 S 3rd st. He was a driver for the Aberdeen Laundry.

      From the 1904 Aberdeen City Directory: James WESTMORELAND, (WESTMORELAND - STEWART) res 413 S Main (Effie)
      Westmoreland & Stewart (James Westmoreland, John Stewart) confectioners 413 S Main

      From the 1900 US Federal Census of South Main Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota:
      *James WESTMORELAND, head, born April 1869 in England, aged 30, arrived in USA in 1887, bakery, house rented;
      Effie A. WESTMORELAND, wife, born in Minnesota in August 1875 of German parents, aged 24, housewife;
      Effie M. WESTMORELAND, daughter, born September 1899, aged 8 months.

      A letter to his Aunt Harriet RIGGALL (1858-1916) on the letterheading of the Aberdeen C. O. D. Laundry. Part 1 is dated 15 December 1890:
      "Dear Aunt:
      In writing you I retrospect and review the summer that has past and cherish the memory of the happy hours that we indulged our pleasures. Since your departure we have left the Garden House, and are now at the old post again, except Aunt Betsey, she is with cousin Lizzy. I have now no doubt that you have heard of Aunt, her sickness, by previous letters from Robert and other friends. It is now 12 weeks since she was taken sick, and until yesterday has been unable to get dressed, I am glad to say however, that she is on the road to recovery. We have with us Aunt Mary, she makes a splendid Doctor for Aunt B. since she came Aunt B. has been gradually improving and yesterday morning she stole out of bed and began cooking stake (sic).
      I call your attention to Dr KEELING's sermon on Spiritulism in the Pioneer of the 6th inst On No. 1 sheet you will notice, that I have bracketed some words. the words are added by the (Editor) who is a Spiritulist writer, therefore has written up the sermon for the advancement of Spiritulism as you will see by the closeing of his "editorial". Dr KEELING on sunday last fully explained his sermon and dealt particularly on the words added by the editor of the Pioneer. The editor goes as far as to say, that Dr KEELING favours Spiritulism; not by any means says the good Doc. He says I did see some wonderfull things manifested, but I admit at once it is the work of the evil one, and he warns all christians to beware of the craft of Satan, and to put on the whole armour of light to guard against the evils that cross their pathway.
      The weather is warm and beautifull more like spring than winter. I notice by the (Aberdeen News) your having terrible snowstorms in England, the paper says the worst that you have had since the Crimea War 1854.
      We are all well and each send kind regards as if mentioned individually.
      Believe Me
      Your Nephew
      Lizzy wishes me to say she is alive and kicking if she does want to be in the shade
      We have had a good laugh at Jim he looks like a man that does not get all his own way. (your letter)"

      Part 2 is dated 14 December 1890:
      "I appreciate the remark, but when I realise that I am English I admit it is the nature of the English to be obstinate. It was the obstinacy (of the English) that made the States rebell, and under which the Americans secured their Liberty. Since the arrival of your letter I have given the group a close examination, and think a little water mellon juice applied to the fa es would not damage the complexion of any of us.
      The Indians are causing quiet (sic) an excitement in the Dakotas. we have had 5000 round of amunaution (sic) and 100 rifles sent to Aberdeen. Aunt Hannah wishes she had not been on the group We are having great fun over your remarks on the Picture
      I trust this will find you in good health. Please write back. JW."

      "Mr. and Mrs. James WESTMORELAND have returned from their brief honeymoon and have gone to housekeeping at 513 South Third street."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 24 November 1898)

      "James WESTMORELAND has bought the "503" laundry, lately conducted by T. F. RONAYNE."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 7 January 1899)

      "James WESTMORELAND today sold his laundry to McClARAN & REID, who will consolidate it with their steam laundry. Mr. WESTMORELAND will enter the emplo of McCLARAN & REID."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 5 May 1899)

      J. B. CHUTE Sells His Bakery and Rstaurant to James WESTMORELAND
      The business deal to which the News referred a few days since as under way was closed up last night and possession will be transferred on Monday. By the deal James WESTMORELAND becomes proprietor of J. B. CHUTE's bakery and restaurant business, and will take personal charge of it. The stock and fixtures are what Mr. WESTMORELAND buys, the lot and building remain the property of Mr. CHUTE. Mr. WESTMORELAND was for a number of years employed at WARD's and thoroughly understands te business in all its details and is well fitted to handle it with satisfaction to patrons."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 17 June 1899)

      "Ellendale Leader, 28th: John STEWART returned from Aberdeen yesterday, where he about completed arrangements for the purchase of an interest in the Palace Bakery. The restaurant has been run lately by A. L. WARD and Jim WESTMORELAND--and John has taken the interest of Mr. WARD. He will return to Aberdeen the latter end of this week to complete the deal."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 19 June 1901)

      "For Sale
      Half-Interest in Palace Bakery and restaurant. Reason, other interests require time. James WESTMORELAND."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 5 March 1903)

      "City News in Brief
      James WESTMORELAND left this morning for Java, where he is living on a claim. He contemplates opening a lunch counter and restaurant at Java."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 8 September 1903)

      "James WESTMORELAND has received a letter from his brother who lives in Washington state, in which the latter says that unless rain falls there pretty soon the farmers will not get their seed back. He says this is true of almost all of the state. He added that the weather is so hot that he has had to quit work in the field."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 18 June 1908)

      "Fred JOHNSON, a painter employed by James WESTMORELAND, fell from a ladder this morning while at work on the rectory of St. Mark's church and sustained a fracture of the collar bone. He and another painter named CANTON were seated on a plank suspended from two ladders and a round in the ladder broke, both men falling to the ground. CANTON escaped unhurt but JOHNSON was not so lucky."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 4 June 1909)

      James WESTMORELAND, the famous weather prophet, is now going to forecast different results than those pertaining to the uncertain weather.
      F. C. VAN STONE, of Minneapolis, is here representng L. A. McIvor & Company, who have leased the new Handland building on Fourth avenue southeast, across from the Daily American's beautiful new building
      This company will handle a complete line of wall paper and wall coverings, uoholstering material, draperies, cut glass, lighting fixtures and high class furniture.
      Mr. WESTMORELAND will have charge of this branch, and as they have already been doing business prior to the opening the first of next month, he prophesies a bright future for the company's branch in this city."
      (Aberdeen Daily American, 23 October 1909)

      A letter on the letterheading of the Palace Bakery Company, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, dated 4 September 1901:
      "Dear Aunt
      I suppose you know I am interested in the above concern. About 2.1/2 years ago A L WARD and I bought out J B CHUTES Bakery & Restaurant
      The above place of business I suppose, you remember when paying a visit to Aberdeen, several years ago.
      A short time ago I purchased A L WARD share or interest in the Above concern In order to do this I had to borrow money to the Amount of $450 Dollars, From the First National Bank of Aberdeen, which they loaned me by giving them my personal note. The rate of interest 12 per cent per Annum.
      Have you got $450 or 500 Dollars to loan me for 1 year at 8 per cent per annum, interest paid in advance, exchanged paid also by me. I can give you good security if you desire to make me the Loan if you require it
      If you should decide to make me the loan take out interest for one year, also exchange on money forwarded.
      I have a very nice business here, our monthly sales average about $1,500.00 per month Fifteen Hundred Dollars If you should loan me the money I shall pay off the money I borrowed from the Bank and stop the great amount of interest I have to pay. I thought I would rather pay the interest to you than the Bank, if you care to do so.
      I hope you and all your family are well. We have two children, one two years old no 2 5 months both girls.
      Aunt B and children are well. Aberdeen is growing rapidly. they are going to Built within 30 days -, a (illegible) Block 75 feet by 145 feet right next to Aunt B property Good bye and Good night
      Your Aff.
      South Dakota"

      Aberdeen, South Dakota, City Directories 1889-90, 1899-1900, 1903-1904.

      The 1910 US Federal Census for 4th Street S., Aberdeen City, Brown County, South Dakota:
      *James WESTMORELAND, head, aged 42, married 12 years, born in England, working on his own account as a painter in a paintshop, owned his own house but had a mortgage;
      Effie WESTMORELAND, wife, aged 35, married 12 years, had 5 children of whom 5 were living, born in Minnesota of German parents;
      Effie WESTMORELAND, daughter, aged 10, born in South Dakota;
      Olive WESTMORELAND, daughter, aged 9, born in South Dakota;
      Walter WESTMORELAND, son, aged 6, born in South Dakota;
      Nettie WESTMORELAND, daughter, aged 4, born in South Dakota;
      Edward WESTMORELAND, son, aged 10 months, born in South Dakota;
      August SCHWARTZ, father-in-law, aged 77, married 40 years, born in Germany;
      Dora SHWARTZ, mother-in-law, aged 76, married 40 years, born in Germany.
      ( T624 Roll 1477 Enumeration District 51 Page 3)

      Yesterday morning shortly before 7 o'clock August SCWARTZ passed away at the home of his step son, Frank HANSON, 524 South Kilne street. Death came as the result of dropsy from which the deceased had been suffering the past nine months.
      Deceased was born in Germany 79 years ago last December 6. When he was a boy of 15 years he came to this country settling first in Wisconsin. He later moved to Minnesota and came to Dakota from there in 1883 and settled in Carlisle township in this county. He remained on this farm until some eight years ago when he came to Aberdeen to make his home with his daughter Mrs. James WESTMORELAND, and his step-son, Frank HANSON.
      He was twice married; first at Kenosha, Wis., in 1855. His first wife died at Fairbault, Minn., in 1870 and he was again married to Mrs. Dora HANSON, who survives him. Three children born of the second marriage survive also. They are Fred SCHWARTZ of Stebbins, N. D.; Mrs. Effie WESTMORELAND of this city, and Charles SCWARTZ whose whereabouts is at present unknown. One brother also survives at Kenosha, Wis.
      The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the home. Interment will be in Riverside. Rev. J. W. HYSLOP will officiate."
      (Aberdeen Daily American, 15 January 1913)

      "[previous page missing] partnership in the painting business after a year and a half together. Mr. WESTMORELAND has taken over the business."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 21 July 1914)

      An advertisement for the Aberdeen Painting and Decorating Co. features James WESTMORELAND's Weather Forecast and describes him as the proprietor.
      (Aberdeen Daily News 24 February 1915)

      "James WESTMORELAND of Aberdeen was in Columbia on business last Thursday."
      (A. D. News, 29 October 1915)

      The 1930 US Federal Census for Seattle, King County, Washington:
      *James WESTMORELAND, head, owned his own house worth $3500, had a radio set, was 60 years old, was aged 29 when he first married, entered the USA in 1898 (sic) and was now naturalised, worked as a painter at home;
      Effie WESTMORELAND, wife, aged 55, was 24 when she first married, born in Minnesota;
      Jeanette WESTMORELAND, daughter, aged 24, single, born in South Dakota, worked as a stenographer in a dry goods store.

      The 1940 US Federal Census of 8451 30th Ave S W, Seattle City, King County, Washington, USA:
      *James E. WESTMORLAND [sic], head, married, aged 70, naturalized, painter, lived in Hanford City, Benton County, Washington, in 1935, born in England;
      Effie A. WESTMORLAND [sic] wife, married, aged 65, lived in Hanford City, Benton County, Washngton, in 1935, born in Minnesota.

      James E. WESTMORELAND died at Yakima, Yakima, Washington, on 21 April 1948 aged 79 years 11 days. Estimated birth year 1869. Married, spouse Effie.
      (Washington Death Certificate.

      The name of a James E. EDGOOSE is listed in the 1907 edition of the Superior City Directory at 527 Bay with Mrs. Anna EDGOOSE, Harry EDGOOSE, John W. EDGOOSE, and Joseph E. EDGOOSE. He is unlikely to be a son of the Henry EDGOOSE (1857-1914) who married Annie RENNISON in 1877. In the 1910 census Annie was said to have had 9 children of whom 5 were living. He may be synonymous with James Edgoose WESTMORELAND 1869-1948.

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