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HINCHCLIFF, David

Male 1837 - 1904  (66 years)


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  • Name HINCHCLIFF, David 
    Born 5 Jun 1837  Holmfirth, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 690 
    _UID E8B6526881EB4EAAA9DFD57B21D3172ECD38 
    Died 9 Feb 1904  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I690  Edgoose
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2017 

    Father HINCHLIFF, David,   b. 14 Sep 1800, Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1858, Cartworth, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother SHAW, Sarah Ann,   b. Between 1811 and 1812, Almondbury, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Congleton, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1835  Almondbury, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 EDGOOSE, Alice,   b. 17 Mar 1842, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1880, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1867  Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. HINCHCLIFF, Alice,   b. 25 Jan 1869, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1874, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     2. HINCHCLIFF, David,   b. 21 Sep 1870, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1962, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. HINCHCLIFF, Edward Alfred,   b. 1872, Sheffield Registration District, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age 29 years)
     4. HINCHCLIFF, Mary Ellen,   b. 1875, Sheffield, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Blyth Registration District, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. HINCHCLIFF, John William,   b. 1876, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1937, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 .........., Lydia,   b. Jun 1845, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1904, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Between 1883 and 1884  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Letters from AMERICA
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    David HINCHCLIFF (1837-1904) to Elizabeth EDGOOSE (1852-1944)
    4 FEBRUARY 1884

    "Dear Sister, You no doubt are cognizant of the fact that dear Father has been sick for a long time the other day I received a Letter from Harriett saying she wrote me on Decr. 28th. from Home telling me of his death which took place on the 24th. but somehow I have never received the Letter she tells me he died so happy trusting in Jesus, "Glory to God". And now it is my painful duty to tell you of another one who has been called Home to Glory, having left behind him the sweet testimony that he was on the Lord's side; that our Brother John BALDRY is another one of those who has come out of great tribulation and washed their Robes in the Blood of the Lamb, poor Sister Mary it is a great blow for her, but thank God His Grace is sufficient for each of us, she along with Lizzie is as well as can be expected please write to her a cheering & comforting Letter, in this her great trial as she desired me to inform you of his death on her behalf.
    He was took sick on Thursday week Jan. 24th. of pneumonia of the Lungs, with chills & Fever he died yesterday Feb. 2cond. about 11 Oclock A. M. so happy & resigned trusting in our dear Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. Mary tells me he suffered very much during the week but bore it patiently & with Christian fortitude. - She had the same Docter who did not understand dear Alice's disease & now she thinks he did not understand John's either untill Dr. Ross was called in on Wed: last but it was too late then he told them there was no hope of his recovery. The Funeral takes place tomorrow morning at 10 A. M. I must now conclude with best wishes & love for your temporal & spiritual welfare hoping you are trusting in this same Jesus is the sincere prayer of Your ever loving Brother "David"
    P.S. Shall be glad to hear from you when convenient DH"
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    DAVID HINCHCLIFF (1837-1904) to ELIZABETH EDGOOSE (1852-1944)

    4 FEBRUARY 1884 [PAGE 3]

    A letter to Elizabeth in South Dakota announcing that Harriet has written that their father has died and that John Baldry, husband of sister Mary, has also died.
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    DAVID HINCHCLIFF (1837-1904) to ELIZABETH EDGOOSE (1852-1944)
    4 FEBRUARY 1884 [PAGE 2]

    A letter to Elizabeth in South Dakota announcing that Harriet has written that their father has died and that John Baldry, husband of sister Mary, has also died.
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    DAVID HINCHCLIFF (1837-1904) to ELIZABETH EDGOOSE (1852-1944)
    4 FEBRUARY 1884 [PAGE 1]

    A letter to Elizabeth in South Dakota announcing that Harriet has written that their father has died and that John Baldry, husband of sister Mary, has also died.

  • Notes 
    • DAVID HINCHCLIFF 1837-1904

      The 1841 census of Marble Hall, Kirkburton, Yorkshire:
      David HINCHLIFF, aged 35, woollen manufacturer, born in Yorkshire;
      Sarah HINCHLIFF, aged 25, born in Yorkshire;
      *David HINCHLIFF, aged 4, born in Yorkshire.
      (HO107/1277/2/22/15)

      The 1861 census of Dover Woollen Mill, Cartworth:
      Sarah A. HINCHLIFF (sic), head, aged 49, widow, farmer of 46 acres employing 1 man & 1 boy, born at Almondbury, Yorkshire;
      *David HINCHLIFF, son, aged 23, woollen manufacturer, born at Cartworth;
      Elizabeth HINCHLIFF, daughter, aged 19, born at Cartworth;
      Alice HINCHLIFF, daughter, aged 17, born at Cartworth;
      John HINCHLIFF, son, aged 14, scholar, born at Cartworth;
      George A. HINCHLIFF, aged 9, scholar, born at Cartworth;
      Jonas HINCHLIFF, uncle, aged 81, retired manufacturer, born at Holmfirth, Yorkshire;
      Mary BOOTH, servant, aged 18, dairymaid, born at Hepworth, Yorkshire.
      (RG9/3250/55/29)

      David HINCHCLIFF, a 29 year old clerk of St. Philip's Road, Sheffield, married Alice EDGOOSE on 29 December 1867 at the parish church of St. Matthew, Sheffield. David HINCHCLIFF was the son of manufacturer David HINCHCLIFF. Alice EDGOOSE was living at Carver Street, Sheffield. Witnesses were Matthew JOHNSON and Benjamin SWAIN.
      (GRO December Q 1867 Eccleshall B 9c 336a)
      (The 1868 street directory lists JOHNSON M., a manufacturer, at 34 Carver Street. Benjamin SWAINE, tailor, was listed at 30 Carver Street).

      They were living at 55 Cross Bedford Street, Sheffield, at the time of the 1871 census:
      *David HINCHCLIFF, head, married, aged 33, brewer's clerk, born at Cartworth, Yorkshire;
      Alice HINCHCLIFF, wife, married, aged 29, (occupation illegible), born at Swineshead, Lincolnshire;
      Alice HINCHCLIFF, daughter, aged 2, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire;
      David HINCHCLIFF, son, aged 7 months, born at Sheffield, Yorkshire.

      He emigrated to the USA in 1876.
      (source: 1900 US Federal Census).

      The 1880 U.S. Federal Census lists the following in Cook County, Chicago:
      *David HINCHCLIFF, aged 43, labourer;
      Alice HINCHCLIFF, aged 37, wife, keeping house, ill with chills and fever;
      David HINCHCLIFF, aged 9, son, at school;
      Alfred HINCHCLIFF, aged 8, son, at school;
      Mary E. HINCHCLIFF, aged 5, daughter;
      John HINCHCLIFF, aged 3, son, born Illinois.
      (www.ancestry.com)

      His wife Alice died on 12 September 1880 and in 1883 or 1884 he married Lydia, surname at present unknown.

      A letter from David HINCHCLIFFE at 366 Carroll Ave, Chicago, written on 4 February 1884 to Elizabeth EDGOOSE (1852-1944) in Manistee, Michigan, USA:
      "Dear Sister
      You no doubt are cognizant of the fact that dear Father has been sick for a long time the other day I received a Letter from Harriett saying she wrote me on Decr. 28th. from Home telling me of his death which took place on the 24th. but somehow I have never received the Letter she tells me he died so happy trusting in Jesus, "Glory to God". And now it is my painful duty to tell you of another one who has been called Home to Glory, having left behind him the sweet testimony that he was on the Lord's side; that our Brother John BALDRY is another one of those who has come out of great tribulation and washed their Robes in the Blood of the Lamb, poor Sister Mary it is a great blow for her, but thank God His Grace is sufficient for each of us, she along with Lizzie is as well as can be expected please write to her a cheering & comforting Letter, in this her great trial as she desired me to inform you of his death on her behalf.
      He was took sick on Thursday week Jan. 24th. of pneumonia of the Lungs, with chills & Fever he died yesterday Feb. 2cond. about 11 Oclock A. M. so happy & resigned trusting in our dear Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. Mary tells me he suffered very much during the week but bore it patiently & with Christian fortitude. - She had the same Docter who did not understand dear Alice's disease & now she thinks he did not understand John's either untill Dr. Ross was called in on Wed: last but it was too late then he told them there was no hope of his recovery. The Funeral takes place tomorrow morning at 10 A. M. I must now conclude with best wishes & love for your temporal & spiritual welfare hoping you are trusting in this same Jesus is the sincere prayer of Your ever loving Brother "David"
      P.S. Shall be glad to hear from you when convenient DH"

      David HINCHCLIFF of 278 West Huron Street, Chicago, was listed in the 1890 Chicago Voter Registration Index. He was born in England, naturalised, had lived in the county and state for 15 years and in the precinct for 30 days.

      The 1900 US Federal Census for 278 West Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois:
      *David HINCHCLIFF, head, born June 1841 (sic), aged 58, married 16 years, no children, born in England, year of immigration 1876, employed as a railroad ticket agent, house rented.
      Lydia HINCHCLIFF, wife, born June 1845, aged 54, married 16 years, 2 children of which 1 living, born in New York.

      He died on 9 February 1904 and an inquest was held on the same day.
      (Cook County Coroner's Inquest Record Index Book 64 Page 79).

      David HINCHCLIFF and his second wife were burnt to death in a fire at their cottage in Chicago in 1904.
      Chicago Daily News 9 February 1904:
      "TWO PERISH IN FIRE
      DAVID HINCHCLIFFE and Wife Are Found Dead in Their Little Cottage
      ODD "VISION" OF BUTCHER
      Henry WUHRMANN Thinks He Sees Woman Alive - Neighbor's Efforts Vain

      Alone in their little cottage, David HINCHCLIFF and his wife, who for sixteen years have lived a life that puzzled their neighbors, met death by fire early today.
      Two hours later a strange experience came to Henry WUHRMANN, proprietor of a meat market at 256 West Huron street, who declares MRS. HINCHCLIFF appeared in his store at 9 a.m. today. Her dead body was found with that of her husband in their home in the rear of 278 West Huron street at 7 o'clock. WUHRMANN says he is positive that he saw the woman's familiar figure in the market, but declares she did not speak, and while he was waiting on another customer she disappeared.

      Neighbors Knew Little of Them

      No one in the neighbourhood knows how old HINCHCLIFF and his wife were. Some of the neighbors say that they were both almost 75 years old and that both had been married before. Neither one had relatives in Chicago and they had no visitors in all the years that they lived in West Huron street. HINCHCLIFF, according to Stephen WALTHER, who owns the cottage where the couple lived, says that from remarks that HINCHCLIFF let drop at various times he gathered that he was an Englishman and had a son who was a missionary in Africa. Mrs. HINCHCLIFF is said to have had a son by a former marriage, who lives in New York city.

      The man and his wife were evidently overcome by smoke before the flames reached them. From the position in which the bodies were found the firemen believe that Mrs. HINCHCLIFF tried to save her husband and that the task of trying to drag him to safety was too much for her feeble strength. The fire is supposed to have started from an overheated oil stove which was in the front room of the cottage. There were only three rooms.

      Flames Pour from Cottage

      At 7 a.m. Mr. WALTHER and his son, who live in a flat building in front of the cottage, saw flames in the HINCHCLIFF home. The two men tried to force an entrance into the burning house, but the smoke drove them back. By this time firemen arrived, but when they reached the room occupied by HINCHCLIFF and his wife they found them lying dead on the bed".

      QUERIES:
      1) Where was he at the time of the 1851 census?
      2) Where did David HINCHCLIFF marry Lydia circa 1884?
      3) What was Lydia's maiden name?

      (revised 07.09.2011)