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Schureman and Mary Stiles Halstead

 




Husband Schureman



 
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Wife Mary Stiles Halstead



 
†††††††† Born: 16 Sep 1857
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†††††† Father: Gilbert C. Halsted (      -      )
†††††† Mother: Amanda Rebecca Taft (1835-      )




 
 Other Spouse: Hathaway (      -      )



Children


1 F Dorothy



 
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William James Hart and Susan

 




Husband William James Hart



 
†††††††† Born: 2 May 1817
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 1867
†††††† Buried: 



 
†††††† Father: Henry Hart (1786-1848)
†††††† Mother: Esther Horton (1794-      )



 
†††† Marriage: 

Events

1. Occupation: dry-goods salesman.




Wife Susan



 
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General Notes: Husband - William James Hart


For many years he was a salesman in different retail dry-goods stores in New York City. At one time he was in the retail dry goods business with his brother Joseph B. under the firm of W. J. Hart, corner of Bowery and Prince Streets. They failed in business. He married Susan , but after a few years they separated. They had no children.
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Herbert Edwin Rea and Taiafi

 




Husband Herbert Edwin Rea



 


 
††††††† Born: 1866 1
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†††††††††Died: 13 Sep 1931 - Outside Royal Infirmary, Hull
†††††† Buried: 



 
†††††† Father: John Rea (1831-1900)
†††††† Mother: Jane Martha Dawson (1835-1930)



 
†††† Marriage: 22 Nov 1894 - Roman Catholic Cathedral, Apia, Samoa

 
 Other Spouse: Faifaiese Malietoa (      -      )

 
 Other Spouse: Alice Charlotte Cherry (1888-      ) - 21 Mar 1931 - Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England

Events

1. Education: Trinity House School.

2. Occupation: Humber River Pilot.




Wife Taiafi



 
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General Notes: Husband - Herbert Edwin Rea


b.2nd Q 1866, He attended Trinity House School Hull and was a Humber River Pilot. He lived in Apia, Samoa for a long period during his life arriving in the 1880's. He had a confounding number of wives/relationships and children, which was, apparently, not unusual for English Expats in Samoa. On November 22 1894 he married Taiafi, daughter of a Samoan named Lualemnana, in a Roman Catholic Cathedral. Richard Hetherinton, Robert Louis Stevenson's lawyer, was listed as a witness. Herbert was listed as divorced and Taiafi was listed as "under age". Herbert was listed as a surveyor and accountant. Herbert, also, married Faifaiese Malietoa (a member of the Samoan Royal family): they had a daughter Florence Rea b.??d.?? Florence Rea married Notise Magele b.? d .1965: they had a son Edwin b. 12 April 1918, Vaiala, Apia Samoa (died Oct 2001, New Zealand). He married Senia Lotumallii b.1924, Safune, Samoa d.2005, New Zealand. In 1910 a woman identified as Flora Pfanchuk was staying with Edith (Rea) Lee in Hawaii and was identified as a sister in law from Samoa. Could this have been Faifaiese after her divorce from Herbert and remarriage to a man surnamed Pfamchuk? If so, the wife who, in February 1907, visited John Henry Rea in Germany with Herbert (first visiting Cologne) could have been Taiafi. They may have returned from Germany via England as, later, in 1907, Herbert Edwin and his wife travelled on SS Canada (Dominion Line) from Liverpool (they left on 25 July 1907) to Montreal on their way to Samoa. On the ship's manifest Herbert's occupation is listed as Planter, and Herbert Edwin's age is noted as 40 whilst he wife was 30 years old. Presumably, Herbert obtained his land from his Samoan princess wife, as in that culture, the royal family were, generally, the largest landholders. It is said that Faifaiese got a cold and then died when she was quite young. Polenesians were very susceptible to western diseases and many died.

Herbert Edwin Rea also had a relationship in Samoa - which, maybe, started in about 1906 - with Annie Cealia Wilson b.abt 1884(German but born in Apia, Samoa) - she was the maid to Herbert and his wife. Herbert and Annie had two children Herbert b?; and Dora b 29 Dec 1916, Apia d. 1 Aug 2009, New Zealand. Dora married Eric Barnard Neumegen b.1901 Auckland NZ d.1965 Hawkes Bay NZ (his father Walter Martin Neumegen had started the law firm Neumegen & Neumegen in New Zealand). Annie Cealia and her two children lived in Samoa, though they spent some time in Fiji, returning at a later date to Samoa. In later life Dora (Annie Cealia's daughter) said that she and her brother "felt bitter " towards their father Herbert Edwin.

In 1913 a "Mrs H E Rea" (as listed on the ship's manifest) sailed with her daughter Daphney aged 4 from Pago Pago, Samoa (via Sydney) to Honolulu - she left on 26 Sept 1913 on SS Ventura and arrived on 3 Oct ; her husband paid for their passage and they were both described as having a dark complexion with black hair and brown eyes; Mrs. Rea was aged 29 and her daughter was 4. It may be that they were visiting Herbert Edwin's sister Edith Maria Lee (nee Rea), as Herbert Edwin is known to have been in contact with her during this period. It would appear that this may have been a different wife from the one who was age 30 when she traveled with Herbert to Germany in 1907. It is said that Herbert Edwin Rea also had a relationship with a woman in Tonga. She was, possibly, named Emmi - as a postcard was written from The Friendly Isles (Tonga) from an "Emmi" to Jane Martha Rea (addressing her as "Dear Mother") on 9 February 1912. Could the Mrs. Rea with daughter Daphney be this Emmi? Herbert Edwin owned land in Tonga and he had left instructions that on his death the land should pass to his Samoan grandchildren. However, after his death, there was a dispute between the grandchildren about this and so the land did not go to them.

Herbert Edwin was still a Planter in Samoa in 1918 as the documents relating to a journey he took on his own at this time from Samoa to Liverpool via Sydney Australia, Honolulu and New York all confirm this. In fact this journey took some time: he left Sydney, sailing on SS Sierra, on 30 January 1918 and arrived in Honolulu on 13 February - the ship's manifest for his arrival in Honolulu is very detailed: he is described as married though his nearest relative is named as his son T H Rea in Samoa (could this be Cealia's son Herbert?); his last permanent residence was Apia, Samoa and his final destination was London with his passage being paid for by himself. He declared that he had been to the USA before (California in 1881) but that he was staying in Honolulu to visit his sister Mrs T Lee (ie Edith Maria Rea); he was described as having a fair complexion, height 5 feet 7.5 inches, with brown hair and brown eyes. He stayed in Honolulu until 26 March 1918 when he left for San Francisco on SS Sonoma and arrived there on 1 April 1918 (NB on the ship's manifest he is described as single and his nearest relative or friend is named as F. Syddall p/a Apia Samoa). The last leg of his journey to England was from New York to Liverpool on The White Star Line SS Canopic and he arrived there on 28 April 1918: the UK incoming passenger list states that his permanent residence was Samoa but the 'country of intended future residence' is noted as "England'; his address in England is given as 'c/ o Messers W & H Johnson, National Oil Works, Hull' - the firm of his brother-in-law (his sister Mary Jane Rea was married to Hubert Johnson) .
Herbert E Rea was elected a Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society) in 1918: he was listed as non-resident and based in Samoa.

He left the UK and arrived in Sydney Australia in Spring 1922. He became a sheep farmer but conditions were so bad that he sailed from Sydney to London on the SS Baradine, arriving there on February 27, 1931. On 21 March 1931 at the Register Office, Sculcoates, Hull Herbert Edwin Rea married Alice Charlotte Cherry, aged 43. He is listed on the marriage certificate as a widower and a retired Master Mariner, whilst she was a spinster and the address for both of them was Braybrook, Willow Park Hessle, Hull and the witnesses were Alice's mother and stepfather. Alice Charlotte Cherry b. 1st quarter 1888, Hull was the daughter of George Ernest Cherry, a lamp merchant, who had died a few months after his daughter was born; In the spring of 1890 at St Luke's church Hull her mother Alice Elizabeth remarried - to Frederick Dixon, also a lamp merchant and manufacturer, - W H Dixon & Co, 294 Beverley Road Hull. On 30 September 1931 Herbert Edwin Rea died of coal gas poisoning: the verdict at the Inquest held on 2 October was that he had committed suicide. The death certificate notes that he had been working as a commercial traveller/travelling salesman and that his address was 4 Murray field Road, Chanterlands Avenue Hull.
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Robert Stewart 1st Marquis of Londonderry and Unknown

 




Husband Robert Stewart 1st Marquis of Londonderry



 
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 Other Spouse: Frances Pratt (      -      )

Events

1. Occupation: M.P. for County Down.




Wife Unknown



 
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Edward S. McPherson and Unknown

 




Husband Edward S. McPherson



 
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†††††† Father: Samuel W. McPherson (      -Bef 1856)
†††††† Mother: Mary Sands (1787-1856)



 
†††† Marriage: 

 
 Other Spouse: unknown (      -      )



Wife Unknown



 
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1 F Isabella Denton McPherson



 
†††††††† Born: 17 Jul 1844
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†††††††††Died: 3 Oct 1902 - New York, NY
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: William Augustus Darling (1817-1895)
†††††††† Marr: 1881




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Ernst Poetters and Unknown

 




Husband Ernst Poetters



 
†††††††† Born: 2 Sep 1866 - Barmen Germany
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†††††††††Died: 25 May 1937 - Delawanna, NJ
†††††† Buried: 27 May 1937 - Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings, Westchester County, NY
 
†††† Marriage: Abt 1886 - Germany

 
 Other Spouse: Maria Selma Peters (1884- 1956) - Abt 1900 - Germany

Events

1. Occupation: Silversmith in US. Grocer in Germany.

2. Occupation: Foreman Hygade Buttonworks, 1921.




Wife Unknown



 
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†††††††††Died: Abt 1900
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1 F Adele Poetters



 


 
†††††††† Born: 12 Mar 1887 - Barmen Germany
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†††††††††Died: 1945
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†††††† Spouse: Carl Julius Koch (1881-1919)



2 M Ernest A. Potters



 
†††††††† Born: 24 Sep 1888 - Barmen, Germany
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†††††††††Died: Mar 1975 - Northport, Suffolk County, NY
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: Mary Loretta O'Malley (Abt 1905-      )
†††††††† Marr: 5 Jul 1916 - Sullivan, NY



3 M Walter H. Potters



 
†††††††† Born: 21 Apr 1890 - Barmen, Germany
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 8 Mar 1968 - Woodridge, Bergen County, NJ
†††††† Buried: Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ
 
†††††† Spouse: Pauline Roth (1892-1968  )
†††††††† Marr: 6 Nov 1913 - Manhattan, NY



4 M Rudolph Herman Potters



 


 
†††††††† Born: 24 Jun 1891 - Barmen, Germany
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†††††††††Died: 31 Jul 1970 - Palm Beach, Fl
†††††† Buried:- Restland Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ
 
†††††† Spouse: Jessie Hart Sands (1895-1978)
†††††††† Marr: 22 Feb 1913 - Brooklyn, New York



5 M Paul Edward Potters



 


 
†††††††† Born: 1893 - Barmen, Germany
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†††††††††Died: Oct 1962 - Palm Beach, Fl
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†††††† Spouse: Rose Ametrano (      -      )
†††††††† Marr: 28 Jan 1928
 
†††††† Spouse: Florence Ruth Meserole (1911-2006)
†††††††† Marr: 1936 - New Jersey



6 M Arthur Max Potters



 
†††††††† Born: 5 Aug 1900 - Barmen, Germany
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 20 Dec 1970 - Palm Beach, Fl
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: Sidnie McGregor (1922-2008)
†††††††† Marr: After 1964
 
†††††† Spouse: Irene V. Schleicher (Abt 1901-      )
†††††††† Marr: 1918 - New Jersey
 
†††††† Spouse: Anna E. (      -      )
†††††††† Marr: Bef 1930 - Queens, New York
 
†††††† Spouse: Marguerite Lockwood Thompson (1909-      )
†††††††† Marr: Apr 1956 - Palm Beach County, FL




General Notes: Husband - Ernst Poetters


He arrived in NY from Antwerp Belgium on the SS Kensington on November 5, 1902. He was married but arrived without his family and listed his occupation as engraver. He listed his age as 36 years and 2 months and his last city of residence as Elberfeld. Barmen merged into Elberfeld in 1929 and both later merged into present day Wuppertal. At the time of 1920 census, Ernst and Selma were in Manhattan. At the time of 1930 census, Ernst and Selma were in Clifton, NJ. Both census spell the name Poetters. In 1921 he applied for Naturalization in the Southern District of NY Federal Court. His birth date and his wife Selma's birthdate come from this document. The birthdates for his kids in this document do not coincide with their self reported birthdates in most cases. The 1930 census indicates Ernst's first marriage at age 20. This would be to the mother of all his children in about 1886. Selma indicates she was 16 at the time of her first marriage. This would be to Ernst in about 1900. As Arthur was born that year, Ernst's first wife probably died that year. On January 3, 1914, Ernst returned from Antwerp on the SS Lapland. The manifest lists his nearest relative as brother Karl Koch in Elberfeld. I am guessing this is a brother in law, Selma's brother. See her entry which contains evidence that her mother may have been a Koch. Query whether his daughter, Adele's husband, also, came from this family. Ernstís unmarked grave is in Section 25 on the attached map.


General Notes: Child - Ernest A. Potters


He arrived in NY from Antwerp Belgium on the SS Vadrland on October 13 , 1903. His occupation is listed as engraver. He is listed as going to join his father, Ernst, at 101 E. 15th St. in Manhattan. According to the 1910 Census, he was living in the 9th Ward of Brooklyn with Paul and Rudolph.


General Notes: Child - Walter Potters


Arrived May 17, 1904 at Ellis Island on the Zeeland from Antwerp, Belgium. In 1910 he was living in the Bronx by himself and dispensing soda for a living.


General Notes: Child - Rudolph Herman Potters


He was born in Barmen, Germany, which is part of present day Wuppertal, in the North Rhine - Westphalia region. According to family lore, his mother died in child birth during the birth of his brother Arthur. His father then married his 16 year old housekeeper. His father, Ernst, then left for America in 1902, leaving his children in the care of his new wife, Selma. She became unable to support the children and left to join her husband in 1903 leaving the children in an orphanage. Rudolph arrived at Ellis Island on May 17, 1904 on the Zeeland. The Zeeland left Antwerp on May 8, according to the Ellis Island records. The fare of Rudolph and his brothers, Walter and Paul, was paid by their father, Ernst. The three boys were planning to live with their father in Brooklyn . In the 1910 census Rudolph listed his profession as a designer in a factory. He was living in the 9th Ward of Brooklyn with his brothers, Paul and Ernest (according to family lore they were mad at their father and step mother for the stay in the orphanage). The factory was the Reproduction Company where he worked his way up from designer to engraver and then to Superintendant. In 1914 he and his brother, Paul, began producing glass beads and Potters Brothers was born. In the 1930s they built a factory in Ozone Park, Queens and brother Arthur joined the company as plant manager. In the 1940s Rudolph filed key patents for the manufacture of glass beads. During the 1950s Rudolph scaled back his involvement in the day to day operation of Potters and he and his brothers, while remaining on the Board, spent increasing amounts of time in Florida. Potters Brothers became Potters Industries. In 1981 PQ Corp. purchased Potters Industries. In 2007 the Carlyle Group purchased PQ. In 2017 the PQ Group became listed on the NY Stock Exchange as a public company. In December 2020 PQ Group sold Potters Industries to the Jordan Company, a New York based private equity firm for $650 million dollars. It now operates as a private company with 29 factories in 14 countries around the world. See https://www.pottersindustries.com/about-us/


General Notes: Child - Paul Edward Potters


Arrived May 17, 1904 at Ellis Island on the Zeeland from Antwerp, Belgium. In the 1910 census he listed his occupation as store clerk. He was living with Rudolph and Ernest in the 9th Ward of Brooklyn. See entry of brother Rudolph regarding Potters Industries.

According to a 1926 Ellis Island immigration record, Paul went to visit his Uncle Hermann Poetters in Hamburg that year. There is a tree in the Family Search Center which indicates that there was a Hermann Poetters who was born in Barmen on 18 November 1876 and died 17 April 1970. This would seem likely to be the Uncle Hermann that Paul referred to but I have found no further documentation regarding him.


General Notes: Child - Arthur Max Potters


Arrived on May 17, 1904 at Ellis Island on the Zeeland from Antwerp, Belgium. See entry for brother Rudolph regarding Potters Industries.
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Edward S. McPherson and unknown

 




Husband Edward S. McPherson



 
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†††††† Father: Samuel W. McPherson (      -Bef 1856)
†††††† Mother: Mary Sands (1787-1856)



 
†††† Marriage: 

 
 Other Spouse: Unknown (      -      )



Wife unknown



 
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Events

1. Record Change: 4 Jun 2003.


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1 F Isabella Denton McPherson



 
†††††††† Born: 17 Jul 1844
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: 3 Oct 1902 - New York, NY
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: William Augustus Darling (1817-1895)
†††††††† Marr: 1881




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Earnest Ray Evans and Wilma Marie

 




Husband Earnest Ray Evans



 
†††††††† Born: 1 Aug 1907 - Virginia
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†††††††††Died: 26 Mar 1974 - Roanoke County, VA
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†††††† Father: Charles Ransome Evans (1876-1924)
†††††† Mother: Alice Virginia Smith (1875-1960)



 
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Wife Wilma Marie



 
†††††††† Born: 1902 - PA
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Cuhelyn Ap Rhun Ap Ainion "Eifell" and Efa Verch Gronwy Ap Cadwgon

 




Husband Cuhelyn Ap Rhun Ap Ainion "Eifell"



 
†††††††† Born: Abt 1213
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†††††††††Died: After 1230
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†††††† Father: Rhun Ap Ainion "Eifell" (Abt 1170-      )
†††††† Mother: Elizabeth Strange (Abt 1178-      )



 
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Wife Efa Verch Gronwy Ap Cadwgon



 
†††††† ††Born:- Henfachau, LlnrhdrymMchnnt, Montgomeryshire, Wales
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1 M Ieuaf Ap Cuhelyn Ap Rhun\



 
†††††††† Born: Abt 1237 - Knockyn Castle
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†††††† Spouse: Efa Verch Adda Ap Awr (Abt 1245-      )




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Rhun Ap Ainion "Eifell" and Elizabeth Strange

 




Husband Rhun Ap Ainion "Eifell"



 
†††††††† Born: Abt 1170 - Cynllaith, Denbighshire, Wales
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†††††† Father: Ainion "Efell" ap Madog (Abt 1138-1196)
†††††† Mother: Arddog Verch Madog Vychan Ap Einion Ap Howel (      -      )



 
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Wife Elizabeth Strange



 
†††††††† Born: Abt 1178 - Knockin, Shropshire, England
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Children


1 M Cuhelyn Ap Rhun Ap Ainion "Eifell"



 
†††††††† Born: Abt 1213
†† Christened: 
†††††††††Died: After 1230
†††††† Buried: 
 
†††††† Spouse: Efa Verch Gronwy Ap Cadwgon (      -      )



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Sources


1 Civil Registration Myton 1866, Cert. # Hull: MYT/63/40.


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