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EDGOOSE,  Mary Elizabeth

EDGOOSE, Mary Elizabeth

Female 1847 - 1911  (64 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Mary Elizabeth 
    Born 11 Apr 1847  Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 693 
    _UID 7A6A1B207B1A45479C6671A38B2131DE1151 
    Died 22 May 1911  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I693  Edgoose
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, Joel,   b. 19 Jan 1804, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1883, Amber Hill, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother JONES, Mary Elizabeth Grace,   b. Between 1813 and 1814, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1888, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Unknown 
    Family ID F488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 DAWSON?, .. 
     1. EDGOOSE, Elizabeth (Lizzie),   b. 4 Dec 1863, Boston, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1942, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 BALDRY, John,   b. Between 1842 and 1843,   d. 2 Feb 1884, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1873  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 BAYLES, John S. M.,   b. Between 1822 and 1823,   d. 24 Feb 1892, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1888  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Mary Elizabeth Edgoose (1847-1911)
    Mary Elizabeth Edgoose (1847-1911)
    Photograph taken of Mary Elizabeth BAYLES by Stevens, McVicker Theatre Building, Chicago.
    Mary Elizabeth EDGOOSE was the mother of Lizzie EDGOOSE before her marriage to John BALDRY on 14 January 1873.
    She married John S. M. BAYLES on 24 March 1888.

    Mourning Cards
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    Edgoose MaryElizabethEdgoose 693B046.jpg

    Personal Letters
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    MARY BAYLES nee EDGOOSE (1847-1911) to HARRIET COCKER nee EDGOOSE(1858-1916)
    22 OCTOBER 1890

    Transcript of a letter written on 22 October 1890 by Mary Bayles nee Edgoose (1847-1911) from Chicago, USA, to her sister Harriet Cocker nee Edgoose (1858-1916).

  • Notes 
    • MARY ELIZABETH BAYLES formerly BALDRY née EDGOOSE 1847-1911

      Mary Elizabeth EDGOOSE was born at Royalty, Swineshead, Lincolnshire, on 11 April 1847, daughter of Joel and Mary EDGOOSE of that place.
      (GRO June Q 1847 [JONES Boston 14 274)
      The date and place of the marriage between Joel EDGOOSE and Mary Elizabeth Grace JONES has not been traced.

      At the time of the 1851 census Joel EDGOOSE was an agricultural labourer living at Hammond Beck, Swineshead:
      Joel EDGOOSE, head, aged 47, agricultural labourer, born at Algarkirk, Lincolnshire;
      Mary EDGOOSE, wife, aged 37, born at Newport, Shropshire;
      Sarah EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 18, born at Newport;
      James EDGOOSE, son, aged 14, agricultural labourer, born in the City of Durham;
      John EDGOOSE, son, aged 11, agricultural labourer, born in the City of Durham;
      Alice EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 9, born at Swineshead, Lincolnshire;
      Joel EDGOOSE, son, aged 6, born at Swineshead;
      *Mary EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 3, born at Swineshead;
      Robert EDGOOSE, grandson, aged 3, born at Swineshead;
      Jonathan EDGOOSE, son, aged 7 months, born at Swineshead.

      In the 1861 census of North End, Swineshead, she was working for Edward STUBLEY, a 71 year farmer:
      Edward STUBLEY, head, married, aged 71, farmer occupying 20 acres, born at Swineshead;
      Mary STUBLEY, wife, married, aged 59, born at Swineshead;
      Stennitt STUBLEY, son, unmarried, aged 19, born at Swineshead;
      Robert PATE, apprentice, aged 16, born at Boston, Lincolnshire;
      *Mary EDGOOSE, servant, unmarried, aged 15, general servant, born at Swineshead.

      She had an illegitimate daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie) EDGOOSE at the Union Workhouse, Skirbeck Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, on 4 December 1863. She was fifteen years old.
      (GRO December Q 1863 Boston 7a 360)

      Clara Strohmeier CLARK said that she married a Lord but that the marriage was annulled when his parents found out. Later, she married John BALDRY and they went to Chicago in 1868 or 1869 (Visit to South Dakota 1972). In fact she married John BALDRY at St. Mark's Church, Chicago, on 14 January 1873.
      (Cook County, Illinois, marriage licence 081/00007750)

      The 1873 Chicago City Directory lists John BALDRY at 55 N. Erie, and the 1874-5 and 1875-6 directories list him at 68 Bismark. He was a blacksmith.

      A forty year old blacksmith John BALDRY and his wife Mary arrived in New York aboard the Scythia on 13 August 1879. On the same ship was 17 year old Elizabeth EDGOORE (sic). It seems likely that this was MARY's daughter Lizzie EDGOOSE.

      John BALDRY died at the age of 41 on 2 February 1884 and was buried at Rosehill Cemetery.

      She married John S. M. BAYLES of LaSalle County, Illinois, (who had a son Walter from a previous marriage) in Chicago, Cook County, on 24 March 1888.
      (Illinois Statewide Marriage Index - License 00125024)
      Her husband became head draughtsman for the Allis Chalmers Company - at which company her son-in-law John Henry Kirke WRENCH was at some time a Design Engineer. They later returned to Chicago.

      Mary and her husband were living at 318 West Huron Street, Chicago, when the latter wrote to Harriet COCKER on 5 June 1889 (q.v. for transcript). He wrote that Lizzie had started to work in the laundry in the same position she was in before she left England and that they were thinking of moving house nearer to her place of work.

      "Mrs. M. E. BAYLES, of Chicago, a sister of Miss E. EDGOOSE, arrived last evening to remain for several weeks. Miss E. is reported to be steadily improving in health."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 6 December 1890)

      According to a letter written by her nephew James WESTMORELAND 1869-1948 (q.v.) she was in Aberdeen in December 1890 looking after her sister Elizabeth.

      A letter written by Mary Elizabeth BAYLES (formerly BALDRY, nee EDGOOSE, 1847-1911) to her sister Harriet, year unknown (probably 1890 - see letter from James WESTMORELAND 1869-1948):
      "Chicago Oct 22
      Dear sister I receved your letter on oct 20 you stated you had sent fifieen Dollars in the letter but I failed to find it there must be some mistake a bout it
      pleas can you explain it to me as the letter came to hand it seemed all right and sealed
      we was pleased to hear that Daved had got hover all safe i can a immagine how glad you you were to gite home a gain
      i receved a letter from Kirke to day with an order in for ten Dollars to get the rest of the things wat will be needed i got the lady to make the litel robes i wish you could of seen them how pretty thay looked i made tow long skirts to go with them i made thre dozen of dipers i sente them last saturday by expres Lizzie dreeses loked very nice I am giting the hother things reday
      Lizzie sad in a letter last week that brother John had given hup thinking of coming to England this winter Kirke sade in his letter to day that sistor Betsy is very low thay think she will have to stay in bed all winter i have promissed Lizzie she seems to have made up her minde to have me go to Dakota it will be qite a bige Jobe for me to go i told her not to worry a bout it i wauld come you sade in youre letter you woould like have me visit you in your home i should very much like to come i seems if America canot spaire me you will be pleased to know we are all well we are having very fine wether.
      i must close this time with love to all yor family
      from your lovin sistor
      M E BAYLES"

      "Mrs. M. E. BAYLES, a sister of Miss EDGOOSE, departed for her home at Chicago last evening after a visit of several months. She was accompanied by Robert EDGOOSEwho goes to the city to receive treatment for his hearing which has been failing for some time."
      (Aberdeen Daily News, 19 February 1891)

      From a letter which her sister Elizabeth wrote to their sister Harriet on 19 April 1892 it seems likely that her husband J. BAYLES died early in 1892:
      " espicily Mary she does seem to have More than her share of sorrow I think of all those that are a Care to her and none now to be a part of the burden she has to bear she took real comfort with Mr. BAYLES he was such a good man I hope that Mother will be good to her". The Illinois Statewide Death Index lists the death of a JOHN BAYLES aged 69 at Cook County, Chicago, on 24 February 1892.

      According to the 1909 Chicago City Directory Walter V. BAYLES, draftsman, was living at 1825, 115 Adams h 800 N Central av.. Perhaps he was Mary's stepson.

      She died at the home of her sister Elizabeth STROHMEIER in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on 22 May 1911 at the age of 64. Her body was taken to Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago to be buried beside that of her husband. A report appeared in the Aberdeen Daily News on 23 May 1911.

      Mary's sister Harriet RIGGALL wrote to her sister Elizabeth STROHMEIER on 24 May 1911 and referred to the year which Mary had spent with her in England. It is clear from the letter that this year was after the marriage of Mamie HINCHCLIFFE in 1900.

      1910 US Federal Census: Untraced.

      Unless a report is found in a newspaper, the name of the man or boy who fathered her child in February or March 1863 will never be known with certainty. The name the child was given in December 1863 provides a clue: Elizabeth Dawson EDGOOSE. In the 1861 census of Swineshead there were five possible contenders. Three DAWSON brothers who lived in South Street, Swineshead, Thomas, then aged 22; William, then aged 18; and George E., then aged 13; Henry DAWSON of South Street, unmarried, aged 24, journeyman shoemaker, born at Swineshead; and an apprentice Robert DAWSON living in the High Street, then aged 18, who had been born in Algarkirk.

      (revised 06.12.2013)