Lydia Law Land and Her Children in Philadelphia

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Lydia Law Land (1834-1921)

Birth: Stockport, Cheshire, England c, 1835
Marriage: John Land in Batley, Yorkshire, England, 1857
Immigration: Philadelphia, Pa, USA through New York in 1883
Death: Philadelphia August 31, 1921.

Photo courtesy of Ruth Wooler Fry


Lydia's Immigration to Philadelphia, 1883

John Land died in Batley, England on October 26, 1877 leaving Lydia with eight children between the ages of 19 and 3 years old. See John Land (1818-1877)

Lydia's first son, Law, and his wife, Elizabeth, immigrated to Toronto, Canada circa 1882.

Lydia and her seven remaining children immigrated to Philadelphia via New York City in 1883. They were listed on the SS Paris which sailed from Liverpool and Londontown to New York City and arrived in New York on July 9, 1883 as follows:

  1. Lydia Land, age 47, female, wife, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, for'd main
  2. Albert, age 21, male, labourer, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, for'd main
  3. Percy, age 18, male, labourer, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, for'd main
  4. Arthur, age 16, male, labourer, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, for'd main
  5. Harry, age 14, male, labourer, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, for'd main
  6. Adelaide, age 11, child, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, main
  7. Polly, age 10, child, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, main
  8. Walter, age 6, child, born in England, destination, Philadelphia, main

Note: Lydia and Albert's ages are correct. The ages of Percy, Arthur, Harry, Adelaide, Polly and Walter are not correct as listed. However, the order of names is correct and this surely represents the family of Lydia Land.

A passage to the United States in 1870 cost about five to six weeks of wages.

Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain 1870-1914 Jose Harris

Lydia and her children settled in the Manayunk/Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

It is hard to believe that Lydia would have left England for Philadelphia at age 47 with seven children ranging in age from 6 to 21 unless she had very little support in Batley and the prospect of good support in Philadelphia.

In fact, two of her sisters were in Manayunk: Mary Ann by at least 1871 and Isabelle by at least 1890:

  1. Lydia's sister, Mary Anne Law, her husband, Samuel Land (Lydia's step son) and their children lived in Manayunk/Roxborough. They had immigrated to Philadelphia circa 1871. See Samuel and Mary Ann Land in Philadelphia

  2. Lydia's sister Isabelle Law born 1842 married Thomas Wailes in Dewsbury England in 1860. They had 7 children including: Sabina, Elizabeth, William, Alice, and Law. The family was in Kentucky in 1878, Hamilton, Ohio in 1880 and in Wissahicken, Philadelphia by 1890. See William Law and his family

The fate of Hannah Law born 1849 is not known.

Lydia's step sons, William (1847-1884) and James Dunford (1855-), were still in Batley in 1881. Her sister Emma (born 1837 who married Thomas Pickering) had died in 1878.


Philadelphia Directory

Lydia Land, 3726 Ridge av Roih Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Widow, John Land Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1884

Lydia Land Ridge av n Terrace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania widow John Land Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1886

1886

Land, Albert, finisher, h. Ridge ave n Terrace

Land, Arthur, labourer, h. Ridge ave n Terrace

Philadelphia City Directory, 1890 Land Lydia wid John h 3726 Ridge av


Wissahickon Methodist Church

Wissahickon United Methodist Church, Terrace and Salaignac Street, Philadelphia, Pa.


Land, Lydia, widow, Dec 28, 1884 was received by certificate as a member in full connection to the Wissahickon Methodist Church.

1887, September 5th, Harry Land, adult, born Jan 2-, 1867, Adelaide Land, adult, born May 25, 1868, Polly Land, adult, born Sept 21, 1871 and Walter Land, adult, born Sept --, 1875 all the children of John and Lydia Land were baptized at home by the Rev. M Barnhill recorded in the Wissahickon Baptismal records.

Henry, Polly and Adelaide Land, all single, were received from "probation" September 11, 1887.

Herbert Land, single, was received from probation on December 2, 1888. Grace Gurney Land, married, was received from probation Sept. 11, 1887. Note: Herbert was the son of Sam Land and Mary Ann Law born in 1870. He married Grace Lydia Gurney in 1891. See Lands in Philly

Lydia Land, widow, Ridge Ave. was listed in class No. 4. Thurs. P.M. at church with B. M. Neill, pastor (no date was entered) Wissahicken Methodist Church..


Lydia Land and her children

Lydia's oldest son, Law Land, left England circa 1881 and went first to Toronto Canada where his wife, Elizabeth Sykes, had relatives (uncles and siblings). They left Canada circa 1890 and moved first to Detroit and then to Hoboken New Jersey. Circa 1900 they moved to Long Island where Lydia Lay Land owned property.

Lydia and her remaining seven children immigrated to Philadelphia in 1883. See above.


Law Land

Law Land and family lived in Toronto, Canada, Detroit, Michigan, Hoboken, New Jersey and Hauppauge, Long Island.

There must have been contact between the Law Land and his family and the Philadelphia Lands.

Significantly, Law and family ended up living on and owning a piece of property in Hauppauge, Long Island that was bought by Lydia in 1899. Law's son Percy spent time in Philadelphia in 1917 and surely must have visited his grandmother and cousins.

In 1929 and 1934 Law's sister, Polly Land Wooler, visited Long Island. See Law Land (1858-1930) and Percy Land


Albert Land (1861-1886)

Albert Land died in 1886.

Albert Land, age 25, single, dod July 22, 1886, pulmonary phthisis pob England, 21 Ward, Ridge Ave above Terrace St. date of burial July 25, 1886, Leverington Cemetery. [pilot.family search.org, Sept 2008]

"Pulmonary phtisis" = Consumption, Tuberculosis

Listed in Leverington Cemetery, Find a Grave.

Albert Land, Birth Date: abt 1861, Birth Place: England, Death Date: 22 Jul 1886, Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Age at Death: 25, Burial Date: 25 Jul 1886, Burial Place: Ridge Ave , Roxborough, Gender: Male, Race: White, Street Address: Ridge Ave abv Terrace St, Cemetery: Leverington Cemetery, Marital Status: Single, FHL Film Number: 2025915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915, Ancestry.com June 2012


Percy Land (1862-1885)

Percy Land died in 1885.

Percy Land, age 22 years, single, date of death Oct 17, 1885, pulmonsty phthisis labourer, born in England, Ward 21, Ridge Avenue and Terrace St., date of burial, October 19 1885, buried Leverington Cemetery. [pilot.family search.org, Sept 2008]

Leverington Cemetery is in Roxboro, Philadelphia, Leverington Cemetery is in Roxboro off Ridge Road near Green Lane.

"Pulmonary phtisis" = Consumption, Tuberculosis

Listed in Leverington Cemetery, Find a Grave.

Percy Land, Birth Date: abt 1863, Birth Place: England, Death Date: 17 Oct 1885, Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Age at Death: 22, Burial Date: 19 Oct 1885, Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gender: Male, Race: White, Occupation: Laborer, Cemetery: Leverington, Marital Status: Single, FHL Film Number: 2070701, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915, Ancestry.com June 2012


Arthur Land (1864-1917)

1886 Philadelphia Directory: Land, Aurthur, labourer H Ridge n Terrace.

Arthur Land Residence Year: 1887, Street Address: 4009 Ridge av Roxb, Residence Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Occupation: Laborer Publication Title: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1887

Not listed in Leverington Cemetery web list.

Death: ????? November 1917 B9203 Nov 24 Arthur Land age 53 years lot 35, sec 12, D D 2nd grave Grave counting from path. Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 Record for Arthur Land Philadelphia Non Sectarian Leverington Cemetery Ancestry.com June 2012

Leverington Cemetery Lot 35 Sec. 12 Div Single Grave, Arthur Land 5- years 2 G ---- #B9203 , Ancestry, June 2012 Note: Lydia Land was buried in the dame Lot #.


Harry Land (1867-between 1910 and 1920) and Tevillian Reinart

Marriage:

Harry Land, married Tevillian Reinart on March 7, 1896. Marriage certificate #83645 for 1896 lists:

Harry Land born in England on January 2, 1867, residing at Corner of Charles (?) and Pechin Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia, occupation, weaver.

Tevillian Reinart born in Lehigh, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1870, residing on Penn Street in Roxboro, Philadelphia, occupation weaver.

Rev G Stillman, Richard St, Roxborough, Talmage Memorial Reformed Church.

The Wedding was listed in the Manayunk Sentinel, Roxborough, Falls of Schuylkill and Wissahichken Star dated March 12, 1896 as follows:
Land Reinert, March 7, 1896 at the house of the groom Charles St. By Rev. William J Stillman, Pastor of Talmage Memorial Reform Church. Harry Land and Miss Tevillia Reinert all of Roxborough.
Note: I cannot find either Charles Street or Penn Street in Roxborough on a current map.

The marriage was also listed as the third marriage performed at the Talmage Memorial Church (Organized 1889), the Roxborough section at Pechin and Rector Streets as follows:

Harry Land and Tevillia Reinert, March 7, 1896, residence, Charles (?) and Pechin Streets.
Children: Information taken from the Federal Censuses, the Talmage Memorial Reformed Church records, and the Philadelphia civil death records.
  1. Agnes Land and John Baker

    Birth: Agnes Lydia Land, the daughter of Harry Land and Tevillia Reinert, was baptized on August 12, 1896 (Talmage Memorial Records). Agnes' baptism was listed as #71.

    Marriage: John Baker - Agnes Land Spouse: John Baker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 1917 Marriage License Number: 369148 Digital GSU Number: 4141769

    1930 Census: Galbraith Avenue Upper Chichester, Delaware Co. Pa.

    • Baker, John, head, own $4,300, radio, age 37, married at 31, born England, immigrated 1912, Na, operator Oil refinery
    • Baker, Agnes, wife, age 33, married at 28, no occupation
    • Land, Tevilla, mother in law, age 59, widow, married at 27, no occupation

  2. Children:

    1. John H. circa 1934, per 1940 census

      John H. Baker, SSN: 210-28-3116, Last Residence: 19808 Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States of America Born: 4 May 1934, Died: 13 Feb 1999, State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1953-1955)??????

    2. Male, after 1940 census, per obit of his grandmother

  3. Law, circa 1901/04, Pa. Law Land not found on the SSDI.

    1930 Census: MAYBE At 43 Chelton Road, Parkside, Delaware Co. Pa.

    • Law H Land, rent $30, age 26, married at 21, salesman insurance (could be short for "Lawrence".)
    • Kathryn Land, wife, 23, married at 18, stenographer, newspaper office

    Note: Tevillia Land died in Marcus Hook not far from Parkside in 1968

  4. Tevillia Land, white female, age 3 days died on October 24, 1902 of Bronchia Pneumonia, born in Philadelphia to Harry Land and Tevillia Land, 2314 Gerett Street. Buried in New Cathedral Cemetery on October 27, 1902.
Note: I did not find the civil birth record for any of the children of Harry and Tevillia.

Naturalization: I did not find naturalization papers for Harry in the federal or local courts in Philly.

Talmage Memorial Reformed Church, Roxborough:

Talmage Memorial Reformed Church of Roxborough records are on LDS microfilm #1928187.

They contained only three records for Harry Land and Tevillia Reinert:

  1. The marriage in 1896
  2. The baptism of Agnes in 1896
  3. Mr and Mrs Harry Land were listed on page 79 of the members list with the notations: "reserved list, April 1, 1905"

There were two records for Reinert:

  1. Elmer Davis Reinert of Frank Reinert and Annie(?) Franklin Davis baptized March 12, 1905, #141
  2. Evelyn Winifred Reinert of Frank Reinert and (can't see the first name because of the tight binding) Franklin Davis, born January 17, 1909, baptized March 14, 1909, #154

While there were deaths listed in the Talmage Memorial records there were none listed for Land or Reinert.

Reinert

1900 Census:

1910 Census:

1930 Census: Philadelphia District 1169, Frankt--one ?? Ave. Frank J Reinert, age 60, custodian pubplic school, married at age 28, Annie wife age 54, Frank Jr age 28, draftsman board of education, Elmer age 22, cannot read Penn. State, Evelyn age 2- teacher public school.

1940 Census: Upper Chichester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, John Baker 47, born England, compounder oil works, Agnes Baker 43, John H Baker 6, Law Land, brother in law, 27, weaver, plush mill, Tevilla Land, mother in law, 69

Censuses:
  1. 1900 Yes. See below
  2. 1910: Yes. See below
  3. 1920: Yes. See below
  4. 1930: Yes. See below.

Death of Harry Land: 1915 per obit of Tivilla in 1968.

Birth: unknown Death: Dec. 12, 1915 1915-12-13; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer "LAND - Dec. 12, 1915, HARRY LAND. Relatives and friends of family, also Shandakin Tribe, No. 517, I. O. R. M., are invited to attend funeral, on Wednesday, at 2 P. M., from his late residence, 159 Scott's lane, Falls of Schuylkill. Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery."

Burial: Mount Vernon Cemetery Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Find a Grave. Created by: Meges Record added: Mar 04, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 86211272, June 2012

Death of Tevillia Reinert Land: TEVILLA LAND, born Sep 1870, died, Jan 1968 (V), (Marcus Hook, Delaware, PA), Social Security Number -40-1460, issued in Pennsylvania

Mrs. Tevilla Land 97 of 1023 Galbreath Ave. Boothwyn, Upper Chichester, died Saturday at Long Villa's Nursing Home, Boothwyn.

She was the widow of Harry Land who died in 1915.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Baker, with whom she lived for 40 years and two grandsons.

Jan 27, 1968 Burial at Mt. Veron Cemetery Philadelphia. Mt Vernon Cemetery Co 3499 West Lehigh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132

Adelaide Land and Peter Daniels

Marriage: Adelaide Land married Peter Daniels on July 31, 1900. Marriage certificate #126628 for 1900 lists
Adelaide Land, 32 years old, born in England, no occupation, 4078 Pechin Street, Roxborough, Philadelphia

Peter Daniels, age 45 years, born in Ohio, laborer, living at 4078 Pechin Street, Roxboro, Philadelphia on July 31, 1900.

The minister's name looks like Mearis Gvarrs. (???????)

Note: I did not look for the marriage in the Manayunk/Roxborough paper.

Children: Information taken from the censuses, and SSDI, and a letter (August 2005) from Ruth Wooler Fry.

  1. Eva Daniels and Thomas Kirbyson

    Eva Daniels born 19 Novembr 1901 (SSDI)

    Marriage: Thomas Kirbyson born 05/09/1901, son of Thomas Robert Kirbyson and Louisa Maria Shirley, per Michael Ousey, February 2009

    Eva L Daniels Marriage Date: 9 Jun 1922 Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Spouse Name: Thomas Kerbyson Wissahickon United Methodist, parsonage.

    Children:

    1. Ruth, per Ruth Wooler Fry

      1924 per DDSI

      (SSDI) RUTH E KIRBYSON 31 Aug 1924 20 Jul 1997 (V) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) (none specified) 203-14-4085 Pennsylvania SS-5 Letter

    1930 Census: Under "Kerbeyson", own home, $5,000, born Penn, agent life insurance, married at 21, Eva, wife, age 28, born Penn, Ruth age 5, daughter, Adelaide Daniels, mother in law, age 61, born England, immigrated 1880 naturalized.

    1933: Mr and Mrs. Thomas Kirbyson and Mrs Daniels were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker of Galbreath avenue, Boothwyn, Pa, The Chester Times September 7, 1933

    1940: Kalas Street Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Thomas Kirbyson 38, card feeder, --- mill, Eva Kirbyson 38 Ruth Kirbyson 15 Adelaide Daniels 71, mother in law

    Death: SSDI, EVA KIRBYSON, born 19 Nov 1901, died Feb 1977 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 209-14-0745 Pennsylvania

    Death of Thomas Kirbyson: THOMAS KIRBYSON 09 May 1901 Sep 1981 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 183-10-9690 Pennsylvania

  2. Percy Daniels and Selma Cooley

    Percy Daniels born November 3, 1903, died February 1978, Roxborough Pa SS#186-01-8407 (SSDI)

    Marriage: Nov 26, 1924 Percy Daniels Phila, age 21 and Selma Cooley of Johnstown Pa. age 25 married at the Wissahickon United Methodist parsonage (WUMC, June 2012)

    Children:

    1. Nancy, per Ruth Wooler (August 2005)

      Nancy Lee Daniels, father Percy mother Selma Wissehickon born Aug 29, 1930 baptized June 9, 1935 Wissahickon United Methodist

    1930 Census: Sharpless Street, West Chester, Pa.

    • Daniels, Percy, rent $18, age 26 married at 21, laborer, auto radiator plant
    • Daniels, Selma, wife, age 32, married 26, no occupation

    Death of Percy: 1978 SSDI

    Death of Selma: Selma Daniels BIRTH: 29 Jan 1897 DEATH: Mar 1983 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America CIVIL: Pennsylvania

    Membership Roll Wissahickon United Methodists: Daniels, Percy received 1915, removed without cert 4th Q. C. 1-6-60 M. f. Montgomery, Selma received 1948, Nancy received 1943 married see W., 327 Dawson St. Philad. 28, Pa.

Note: I did not find any of the birth records of the children of Adelaide and Peter.

August 2005 Letter from Ruth Wooler: In August 2005 Ruth (Wooler) Fry wrote in part:

"My Grandmother had a sister, Adelaide, who lived quite close to us. She married a "Percy Daniels". They had a son and a daughter- I believer, but am not sure. Son was also Percy. Daughter was Eva Daniels Kirbyson. Eva had a daughter, Ruth Kirbyson. Percy had a daughter, Nancy Daniels. Adelaide (Auntie, as we called her) came to our house every week to see Grandma. She made the beds and dusted a little, then she & Grandma would sit on our porch and talk- about old times. I'm sure. She was quite tiny. Sitting on the porch chair her feet did not touch the floor.

Nancy did marry but we lost touch with her then, so know nothing of her family."

Censuses:
  1. 1900: Yes. See below
  2. 1910: Yes. See below
  3. 1920: Yes. See below.
  4. 1930: Yes. See below.

Death of Adelaide Daniels: 1950 Leverington Cemetery, Roxborough, Created by: Donna Elliott Record added: Jul 07, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 39191388

Death of Peter Daniels: 1925, see Adelaide above

Other Kirbysons: The records for Kirbyson on the SSDI are very limited in Philadelphia. There were only seven listings and except for one they were all in the same zip code.

  1. JEAN M KIRBYSON 13 Dec 1904 27 Mar 1999 (V) 19111 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) (none specified) 159-01-8947 Pennsylvania
  2. JAMES KIRBYSON 07 Aug 1936 Feb 1978 (not specified) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 159-28-5807 Pennsylvania
  3. CATHERINE KIRBYSON 24 Feb 1912 28 Jul 1998 (V) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) (none specified) 164-16-8693 Pennsylvania
  4. FRANK KIRBYSON 05 Jun 1907 Dec 1965 (not specified) (none specified) 183-10-9401 Pennsylvania
  5. THOMAS KIRBYSON 09 May 1901 Sep 1981 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 183-10-9690 Pennsylvania
  6. RUTH E KIRBYSON 31 Aug 1924 20 Jul 1997 (V) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) (none specified) 203-14-4085 Pennsylvania
  7. EVA KIRBYSON 19 Nov 1901 Feb 1977 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 19128 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) 209-14-0745 Pennsylvania
Daniels Plot Leverington Cemetery: Lot 30 1/2 Sec 8, Div B S. W. 1/2 Peter Daniels 1st G 2 " Grave from path John Paulin
  • 10360 6/18/25 Peter Daniels 68 yrs 2" from path S. W. 1/2
  • 10526 6/11/27 Martha Pauline 41 years 1 G. S. W. 1.2
  • 10641 8.5.27 Julius Fabrey 27 years 1 G N. E. 1/2
  • 1.2.51 Adelaide Saniles age 82 2nd G from path 6 ft Concrete
  • 7.13.70 John Paulin 73 yrs 1st G 6 ft concrete


Polly Land (1871-) and John Wooler

Information in this section written in blue type comes from Holly Wooler, the wife of Wooler descendant, Charles Wooler, through Polly Land Wooler's son, Norman.

Marriage

Polly Land married John D. Wooler on July 7, 1891. 1871 marriage certificate #44421 lists:

Civil:

John Wooler, born in England May 13, 1866, occupation, farmer, residing at 161 E. Street, Philadelphia

Polly Land, born in England September 21, 1871, occupation, weaver, residing at Ridge Ave. Philadelphia

Because Polly was only 19 years old at the time of the marriage Lydia Land was required to give consent. Lydia was listed as a widow, mother of Polly Land, residing at 3726 Ridgedale Ave., Philadelphia.

Minister: Jno Walker Jackson.

A 1891 Directory shows the Rev J. W. Jackson was the minister at Wissahickon Methodist Episcopal Church on Terrace Street. To see pictures of this church go to Wissahickon Methodist Episcopal Church, Terrace & Harvey Sts., Wissahickon, Penna. Ballinger Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Wissahickon Methodist Church, Terrace & Salaignac Streets, Organized: 1882, Closed June, 1982. Records: Sent to: First United Methodists Church, 470 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (Roxborough), References: Manayunk Sentinel: (October 10, 1901), p1. See Manayunk/Roxborough Churches.

Also available on Ancestry.com, June 2012.

Church Record:

1891, July 7, John Daniel Wooler Wissahickon 21st Ward, Phila, born England farmer age 25, and Polly Land Wisahickon, born England, age 19 minister, Jno. Walker Jackson.

Notes:

  • The marriage was not listed in the Manayunk/Roxborough paper.
For more information on the Woolers go to Wooler now or at the bottom of the page.

Children of John Wooler and Polly Land Wooler

Information on the children of John Wooler and Polly Land was obtained from the Federal Censuses, the Social Security Death Index, Wissahickon United Methodist Church, and Holly Wooler and other records.

  1. Lucy L Wooler and William Prager

    Lucy, October 1891, New Jersey

    Birth Record: Lucy (faded hard to read) of John Wooler, Ocober 22, 1891, 1st child of marriage, Salem County, can't read anything else, the record is very faded. (NJ Archives).

    Lucy L Wooler, Gender: Female, Birth Date: 22 Oct 1891, Birth Place: Pit , Salem, New Jersey, Father's Name: John Wooler, Father's Age: 25, Father's Birth Place: England, Mother's name: Lucy Land, Mother's Age: 20, Mother's Birth Place: England, FHL Film Number: 494221, Ancestry July 2012

    Note: Ebenezer, son of Samuel Wooler was born in "Pitts Grove" (Pittsgrove), Salem County in 1893. See Wooler

    Lucy Land Wooler daughter of John and Polly Wooler born October 16, 1891 baptized in WUMC May 12, 1896.

    Marriage 1910: Lucy L Wooler, Gender: Female, Spouse Surname: Prager, Spouse Gender: Male, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Marriage Year: 1910, Marriage License Number: 257575 Digital GSU Number: 4141933

    Children:

    1. Edith 1912

    2. Alice Parage (1912- 2004) and James Trevethan

      Alice Ruth Prager, Birth Date: 30 Jul 1913, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 14 Jun 1914, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: Wm R Prager, Mother Name: Lucy L Prager, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Marriage: Alice R Prager Gender: Female Spouse Surname: Trevethan Spouse Gender: Male Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1936 Marriage License Number: 669262 Digital GSU Number: 4141809

      Wissahickon Methodist Membership Roll not dated: Trevethan, James 158 Lauriston St. Phila, Alice (nee Prager), children: James Jr., Joan, Apr 22, 1945, Richard 4.25.48 and Carol 3.5.52

      Death: Alice R. Trevethan BIRTH: 30 Jul 1913 DEATH: 23 Dec 2004 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America CIVIL: Pennsylvania

    3. Ethel Prager 1916-1978 and Vernon Hoppel

      Ethel Anna Prager, Birth Date: 20 Dec 1916, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 1 Jun 1917, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: Wm R Prager, Mother Name: Lucy L Prager, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Marriage: Vernon E Hoppel

      Ethel A Prager, Gender: Female, Spouse Surname: Hoppel, Vernon E Spouse Gender: Male, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Marriage Year: 1939, Marriage License Number: 708907 Digital GSU Number: 4143690

      Vernon E Hoppel Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 8 Sep 1939 Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Spouse Name: Ethel A Prager Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Children: David 4.24.48 baptized 12 June '49and Paul 30.8.49 baptized 2 May '54

      Vernon and Ethel Hoppel were members of the Wissahickon United Methodist

      Vernon Hoppel in 1930: Osborn Street, near Kirbyson and Robinsons, Hoppel, Annie, hear age 47 widow, no occupation, Carr, Elsie, daughter, age 26, David Carr son in law age 25, laborer auto body, Hoppel Gertrude age 22, operator shirt factory, Vernon age 20 barber public shop, Leroy age 18, clerk grocery, Evelyn 16 and Merylyn 7

      Death: Ethel Hoppel BIRTH: 20 Dec 1916 DEATH: Sep 1978 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America CIVIL: Pennsylvania OTHER: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    4. Charlotte Prager (1916-) and Arthur Walker

      Marriage: July 29, 1942 Arthur J Walker of 532 E Gates St Philadelphia army clerk, age 26 to Charlotte E Prager 156 Lauriston Street, Philadelphia, age 22, service in church with two attendents.

      Charlotte E Prager, Gender: Female, Spouse Surname: Walker, Spouse Gender: Male, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Marriage Year: 1942, Marriage License Number: 755629 Digital GSU Number: 4143690

    5. William Richard Prager, 1926-1988 and Doris Ruth Pauling

      William Richard Prager, Birth Date: 15 May 1926, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 12 Jun 1927, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: William Prager, Mother Name: Lucy, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Military: William Prager, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 15 May 1926, Death Date: 1 Jul 1988, Cause of Death: Natural, SSN: 209140023, Branch 1: NAVY, Enlistment Date 1: 20 Sep 1943, Release Date 1: 8 Apr 1946

      Marriage: William R Prager Gender: Male Spouse Surname: Pauling Spouse Gender: Female Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1947 Marriage License Number: 834640 Digital GSU Number: 4144639

      Children: Cheryl Leigh Prager, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 27 Apr 1959, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: William Richard Pauling, Mother Name: Doris Ruth Pauling, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Death: William R. Prager, BIRTH:, 15 May 1926, DEATH:, 1 Jul 1988 - Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America CIVIL: Pennsylvania, SSDI

    1920 Census: Ward, 21, Lauriston Street, Two houses away from John and Polly Wooler, William R Prager 29, clerk dept store, Lucy Prager 28, Edith Prager 8, Alice Prager 6, Ethel Prager 3, Census taker Herbert Land.

    1930 Census: Ward 21, William Prager 39, clerk dental mfg,. Lucy Prager 38, Edith Prager 18, Alice Prager 16, Ethel Prager 13, Charlotte Prager 10, Richard Prager 4, [4 6/12]

    1940 Census: ??

    Wissahickon United Methodist:

    Wm and Mrs Lucy Prager of 156 Lauriston St. members Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wissahickon United Methodist. Lucy received 1905. Their children, Edith, Charlotte and Richards were also listed as a members.

  2. Alice Anne Wooler (1893-) and Samuel R Robinson

    Birth: Alice Ann Wooler born June 23, 1893 daughter of John and Polly Wooler baptized, in WUMC May 12, 1896.

    Marriage: Samuel R Robinson, Birth Date: abt 1893, Event Type: Marriage, Marriage Date: 12 Aug 1916, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spouse Name: Alice A Wooler, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

    Alice A Wooler, Gender: Female, Spouse Surname: Robinson, Spouse Gender: Male, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Marriage Year: 1916, Marriage License Number: 349212 Digital GSU Number: 4141933

    1930: Ward 21, own $5,000, Samuel Robinson 38, laborer build const. Alice A Robinson 38, Samuel Robinson 11, Mary J Robinson 3, Augusta Ecerklain 60, boarder. Near Anne Hoppel and family and the Kirbysons.

    1940: Osborn St. Robinson, Samuel, age 46, painter Alice age 46, Samuel Jr age 22 painter country club, Mary age 13

    Death of Alice Robinson: Alice Robinson BIRTH: 23 Jun 1893 DEATH: Jan 1973 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America CIVIL: Pennsylvania

  3. Albert Wooler (1897-1958) and Ann Cordingley

    Birth: Albert, April 1897, Philadelphia. I found the name in the index but could not read any of the information because it was not legible.

    WWI DR: Albert Wooler, 178 Laureston St. Phila, born april 26, 1897, employer, Sowden Butcher Store 3845 Terrace St. father John Wooler, same address, medium hight and weight brown hair and eyes.

    Marriage: Anne,

    Albert Wooler Gender: Male Spouse Surname: Cordingley Spouse Gender: Female Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1922 Marriage License Number: 461246 Digital GSU Number: 4141848

    Albert Wooler Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1922 Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Spouse Name: Anna Cordingley Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

    Children:

    1. William, 1923

      William Albert Wooler Birth Date: 10 Apr 1923 Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 1 Jun 1923 Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Father Name: Albert Wooler Mother Name: Anna C Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Marriage:

      Children: William Wooler Jr Birth Date: 7 Aug 1950 Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 12 Dec 1954 Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Father Name: William Wooler Mother Name: Anna May Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Death:

    1930 Census: See below

    1940 Ward 21, Laureston Street, Albert Wooler, Oct 1998 - Hatboro, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America 42, meat cutter, retail store, Anna Wooler 36, William Wooler Pennsylvania 16 - next to John and Polly.

    Death: Albert Wooler, Birth Date: 27 Apr 1897, Death Date: 16 Jun 1958, Age: 61, Military Branch: Army, Veteran of Which War: World War I, Cemetery Name: George Washington Memorial Cemetery, Cemetery Location: Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, date of service 8/30/18 - 4/30/19 Medical Department Army

  4. Frank Wooler and Esther __________

    Birth: Frank Wooler, September 21, 1899, Pennsylvania

    Marriage: Esther married circa 1928, listed with him and his parents in the 1930 census.

    WW I Dr: Frank Wooler, 178 Laureston Street Wissa, Pa, born Sept 21 1899 driver, William Browne 3875 Terrace St. father John Wooler same address, medium height and weight , brown eyes black hair.

    Children:

    1. Ruth c 1931

      Marriage: Ruth L Wooler, Event Type: Marriage, Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1961, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spouse Name: Loren Lester Fry, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

    2. Barbara 1932

      Barbara Esther Wooler, Birth Date: 11 Oct 1932, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 9 Jul 1933, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: Frank Wooler, Mother Name: Esther, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

    Death of Esther Wooler: Ester Wooler age 29, Burial, 23 Apr 1934, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Leverington Cemetery, single grave

    Membership Wissahickon Methodist: Frank Wooler Ruth and Barbara 176 Laureston St

    1930 Census: Living with his parents, see below.

    1940: 176 Laureston St. John Wooler 74, Polly Wooler 68, Frank Wooler, son, 35, m D,machinist, plumbing William Wooler, son, w D, 30, engineer steel works Ruth Wooler 9, granddaughter, Barbara Wooler 7, granddaughter

    Death of Frank Wooler: November 1972, Roxborough, Philadelphia, SS#161-01-4344 (SSDI)

    Buried Leverington Cemetery

  5. Norman Wooler and Alvenia Bullwinkle

    Norman, September 3, 1901, Pennsylvania. Note: I did not find a birth record at the Philadelphia Archives for Norman in 1877.

    Marriage: Alvenia Bullwinkle

    Norman Wooler Gender: Male Spouse Surname: Bullwinkle Spouse Gender: Female Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1924 Marriage License Number: 496439 Digital GSU Number: 4141848

    Children:

    1. Norman Wooler, Jr [Born March 23, 1926, per Holly Wooler, September 2008]

      Norman Wooler, Birth Date: 23 Mar 1926, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 13 Jun 1926, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: Norman Wooler, Mother Name: Alveria L, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Death: Norman Jr. was killed in the war.

      "Private Norman Wooler Jr, Marine, 19, of 512 Overlook Road, Wissahickon Hills; Okinawa, May 19, 1945."

      [He was a private in the United States Marine Corps and fought in World War II. He died in Okinawa on May 19, 1945 - he had been 19 years old for only 58 days. He is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. This cemetery is also referred to as the "Punchbowl", as it lies in the middle of Puowaina Crater, an extinct volcano. Norman was buried in this cemetery on March 2, 1949 and the location of his burial plot is N-1341., Holly Wooler September 2008]

      Norman Jr Wooler Service Info.: PVT US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II Birth Date: 23 Mar 1926 Death Date: 19 May 1945 Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific Cemetery Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive Honolulu, HI 96813 Buried At: Section N Site 1341

      Norman Wooler Jr Inducted From: Pennsylvania Rank: Private Combat Organization: United States Marine Corps Death Date: 19 May 1945 Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Last Known Status: Buried U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal

    2. Robert (Bob) Leroy Wooler (1927-)

      Robert Leroy Wooler, Birth Date: 13 Sep 1927, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 6 Nov 1927, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: Norman Wooler, Mother Name: Alvenia, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Marriage: Unknown

      Children: Unknown

    3. Howard William Wooler (1929-) and Jean Louise Craig

      Howard Wm Wooler Birth Date: 31 Dec 1929, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 6 Jul 1929, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: Norman Wooler, Mother Name: Alvinia, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Marriage: Howard William Wooler married Jean Louise Craig.

      Children:

      1. William Howard Wooler

        Marriage: William Wooler married Gina Schaffer.

        Children:

        1. Jeffrey

        2. Brenda

        3. Bradley

      2. Charles Edward Wooler

        Marriage: Charles Wooler married Holly Hughes (myself)

        Children:

        1. William

        2. Brian

        3. Nathan

        4. Elizabeth

      3. David Spencer Wooler

        Marriage: David Wooler married Cathy (?)

        Children:

        1. Spence

        2. Janeen

        3. Brent

      4. Barbara Wooler

        Further Records: Barbara Wooler remains single.

      Death of Jean Wooler: Jean Wooler Age at Death: 81, Residence: New Holland, USA, Date of Birth: 26 Dec 1929, Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Date of Death: 6 Feb 2011, Source Location: USA, Spouse: Howard William Wooler, Parents: David Craig, [Beatrice Cassel Craig] Brothers and Sisters: Paul Craig
      Full Obituary: Jean (Craig) Wooler - 81, of New Holland, PA; formerly of Fayetteville, PA went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Garden Spot Village in New Holland. She was the loving wife for 61 years to Howard William Wooler. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late David and Beatrice (Cassel) Craig. Jean graduated from Olney High School in Philadelphia, class of 1947. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Jean volunteered much of her time in the "Released Time" bible class in the Fayetteville, PA area. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling to Florida with her husband during the winters and spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. Jean was in fellowship at North Ridge Bible Chapel of Sellersville, PA. In addition to her husband, Howard, she is survived by: William Wooler (Son) & wife, Gina of Quakertown, PA; Charles Wooler (Son) & wife, Holly of Honduras; David Wooler (Son) & wife, Cathy of Souderton, PA; Barbara Wooler (Daughter) of Winona Lake, IN; 10 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Craig. Viewings will be held at Anders Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, February 11 from 6-8 PM and on Saturday, February 12 at North Ridge Bible Chapel from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at North Ridge Bible Chapel, 831 Keystone Drive, Sellersville, PA. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to: Christian Missions In Many Lands, Inc, P.O. Box 13, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 or Project Hope and Charit Orphan Ministry, P.O. Box 588, Winona Lake, IN 46590. Arrangements by: Anders Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, PA. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com
      Jean C. Wooler BIRTH: 26 Dec 1929 DEATH: 6 Feb 2011 - New Holland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania CIVIL: Pennsylvania

    4. Raymond (Ray) born 1/24/31.

      Raymond John Wooler, Birth Date: 24 Jan 1931, Event Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 6 Apr 1931, Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Father Name: Norman Wooler, Mother Name: Alvenia, Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

      Marriage: Unknown

      Children: Unknown

    1930 Census: See below.

    1940: Dawson Street

    Norman Wooler 38, gardner golf club, Alvernia L Wooler 37 Norman Wooler 14 Robert L Wooler 12 Howard W Wooler 11 Raymnod J Wooler 9

    Death of Norman Wooler: August 1977, Roxborough, Philadelphia, SS# 164-10-6820 (SSDI).

    Death of Alvenia Wooler: ALVENIA L WOOLER, born 07 Oct 1902, died 25 Mar 1997, Last residence, (V) (Telford, Montgomery, PA) (none specified), SSN, -18-1630 (SSDI)

  6. John Daniel Wooler Jr, 1904, Penn.

    1930: with parents age 25.

    Marriage: Elsie M McKee 1931

    Elsie M McKee, Gender: Female, Spouse Surname: Wooler, Spouse Gender: Male, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1931, Marriage License Number: 608149, Digital GSU Number: 4141807

    John D Wooler, Gender: Male, Spouse Surname: McKee, Spouse Gender: Female, Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1931, Marriage License Number: 608149 Digital GSU Number: 4141848

    Death of Elsie McKee Wooler: Elsie M Wooler 489 Gerhard St Brookwood, age 24, lot holder charles McKee, 23 Mar 1935 Burial Place: Marion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Organization Name: Westminster Cemetery Company

    Death: Not listed SSDI.

  7. Roland Wooler and Gladys ____

    Roland, June 11, 1906, Pennsylvania

    Marriage: Gladys Kr-----, unknown, circa 1927

    Children

    1. Edith, circa 1927

    1930 Census: See below

    Death of Roland Wooler: November 1967, Roxborough, Philadelphia, SS#159-20-8627 (SSDI)

    Death of Gladys Wooler: GLADYS WOOLER, born Jan 1908, died Feb 1978, last residence, (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), SSN -20-5196, Pennsylvania (SSDI)

  8. William Wooler, January 3, 1909

    Marriage: Anne, unknown

    William R Wooler Gender: Male Spouse Surname: Pester Spouse Gender: Female Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1932 Marriage License Number: 618659 Digital GSU Number: 4141848

    Thelma M Pester Gender: Female Spouse Surname: Wooler Spouse Gender: Male Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1932 Marriage License Number: 618659 Digital GSU Number: 4141809

    1940: With his parents, either widowed or divorced??

    Marriage: Anne, unknown

    Death of William Wooler: BIRTH: 3 Jan 1909 DEATH: March 29, 1988, 29670 Pendleton, Anderson, SC, SS# 161-03-3282, Pennsylvania (SSDI)

    Death of Ann Wooler: Anna E Wooler, March 2, 1907 died June 1993, Pendleton, Anderson, SC 29670 SS#184-01-2224, Pennsylvania (SSDI)

  9. Gilmore Wooler (1910-1970) and Marie White

    Gilmore Wooler, October 14, 1910, Pennsylvania

    1920: with his parents

    1930: with his parents

    Marriage: Gilmore R Wooler Gender: Male Spouse Surname: White Spouse Gender: Female Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1937 Marriage License Number: 674615 Digital GSU Number: 4141848

    1940: Ward 21, near Leverington St., White, John, age 5-, carder carpet mill p.w., Mary wife age 51, Marie Wooler, daughter age 22, winder carpet mill, Gilmore Wooler son in law age 29, macinist steel plant,

    Death of Marie Wooler: age 29, Mar 18, 1946 Leverington Cememtery Leverington Cemetery Roxborough Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Lot 32 Section 6 Division A

    Wissahickon United Methodist: Single in 1923. Gilmore Wooler Event Type: Other Other Event Date: 1966-1980 Other Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Organization Name: Wissahickon United Methodist

    Death: July 1970, Roxborough, Philadelphia, SS#161-03-3283 (SSDI)

    Gilmore Wooler, Birth Date: abt 1969, Event Type: Burial, Burial Date: 17 Jul 1970, Burial Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Organization Name: Leverington Cemetery, Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 Listed Leverington Cemetery findagrave Leverington Cemetery Roxborough Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Lot 32 Section 6 Division A

    Also in Lot 32 Section 6 Div A: John E Wooler, Birth: unknown Death: May 26, 1941 Note: 5 months Burial: Leverington Cemetery Roxborough Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Lot 32 Section 6 Division A

Note: There are other Woolers listed in the SSDI who were issued their Social Security Numbers in Pennsylvania. It is highly likely that some of the females were the wives of the children of John and Polly Wooler and that some of the males born in the 1920s were the grandchildren of John and Polly Wooler.

Naturalization of John Wooler

Declaration of Intention, John Daniel Wooler, age 51, labourer, 5 feet 5 inches, 145 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, born Lancashire England, 13 May 1866, 178 Laureston St Philadelphia, immigrated to US from Liverpool on the vessel Ohio, from Artiton ?? England, to Philadelphia 2nd May 1881. Nov 9 1917.

Petition for Naturalization, mush of the same info. listed wife Polly and children, Lucy, Alice, Albert, Frank, Norman, John, Roland, William and Gilmore. Witnesses W. R Prager and Samuel R Robinson.

He became a citizen Sept 14, 1922.

Polly Wooler visits Long Island in 1929

"Mr. Law Land entertained her sister-in-law from Philadelphia"

Long Islander July 12, 1929

Polly Wooler visits Long Island in 1934

"Mrs. Mary Wooler of Philadelphia, Pa. has been a guest at the home of her nephew, Percy Land. Thursday afternoon Mrs. Norman Land was hostess at a bridge tea in Mr.s Wooler's honor."
Helen Land' Notes, 1983 on the visit of Polly Wooler in 1942

Law's "sister, Polly (Mrs John Wooler) lived in Wessahicken (sic) Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) died at age 73, September 21, 1944*. She and two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Barbara, visited in Smithtown in 1942."
*Holly Wooler said that Polly died in December, 1951.

Photos of the 1942 visit

In Helen Land's photo collection there were three photos of Aunt Polly's granddaughters. However, on the back of all three pictures they are identified as Barbara and "Ruth" Wooler. All three pictures were taken at Kenyon's Beach.
  1. The two girls sitting at the end of a row boat.
  2. Helen standing with a girl on each side and Agnes Goehle Land's sister, Betty Goehle, sitting to one side of them unaware that a picture was being taken.
  3. Agnes Goehle Land, two of her sisters, Nelly Goehle and Betty Goehle, the two Wooler girls and Helen Land whose face has been cut out.
  4. The first two of these photos are in the Land Photo Album, see Law and Elizabeth, Land Photo Album
Censuses

  1. 1900: Yes. See below
  2. 1910: Yes. See below
  3. 1920: Yes. See below
  4. 1930: Yes. See below

Death of John Wooler

John Daniel Wooler died 9/25/1955, Turner Funeral Home (WUMC, June 2012).

Death of Polly Wooler

Polly Land Wooler died on 12/23/51

I cannot access these death records in Philadelphia. They were not listed in the SSDI.

Email from Holly Wooler September 2, 2004 about her visit with Barbara and Ruth Wooler

We had a very nice visit with Barbara and Ruth. They are both very sweet sisters. We got to know them a little better and it was nice they were able to meet all of our children, as well as my husband's brother (Bill Wooler) and his family. The last time Barbara and Ruth saw Bill was when he was about 13 years old--he's now 49! So that was fun!

I found out a little bit more about "the Wooler sisters" and jotted some notes down while they chatted. Barbara and Ruth's mother died when Barbara was around 18 months old and so John and Polly Wooler "adopted" them and helped raise them. Barbara and Ruth's father was Frank Wooler. Barbara brought me "photocopies" of old photos and filled us in on who they were/are.

I have a "photo" of Polly and John with all their children: Lucy, Alice, Albert, Frank, Norman, John Jr., William (Bill), and Roland (whom they called Ted).

Polly Land Wooler died on 12/23/51; John Daniel Wooler died in 1957. The girls have fond memories of their grandparents and we had some laughs. Apparently Polly was often "the life of the party" although in the photos she looked serious.

John helped build Wissahickon Methodist Church. John's brother (Robert) was the choir director there then. They said that Polly "made a pledge" to help with the cost of the church building and baked bread. She sent her children out to sell the bread and the proceeds when towards the church building.

Ruth said that the records from the Wissahickon Methodist Church were sent to the First Methodist Church in Roxborough on Green Lane when the church was sold. Barbara used to play the pipe organ at that church and was trying to purchase some of them when the church was sold. I don't think she did though. I believe that old church was converted into an apartment building.

Barbara and Ruth said their home always had people passing in and out--central location and family members lived near by. Brother Albert lived right next door, sister Lucy lived down the street and sister Alice lived just 1 block away.

When talking with my father-in-law (Howard Wooler, the 3rd son of Norman and Alvenia Wooler), he said they lived on 206 Dawson Street. (I think your's is spelled incorrectly in the listing) Son #2, Robert's, middle name is Leroy, so it's an "L" and not an "S". Raymond is the 4th son and he is not listed in your findings: Raymond was born on 1/24/30.

I also have a photo of the newspaper article of Norman Wooler Jr's death. It says: "Private Norman Wooler Jr, Marine, 19, of 512 Overlook Road, Wissahickon Hills; Okinawa, May 19, 1945." He looks so very young--even our youngest son is 21. What a shame Norman was killed in the war.

Barbara and Ruth told us about the terrible accident that my husband's grandfather suffered right around the same time Robert Wooler was to marry. Apparently he was hit by car and was caught underneath the car. He was dragged for quite some distance before the vehicle stopped. They thought he surely would not live through the night.

Barbara and Ruth's father, Frank, went to the emergency hospital to be with Norman. He was in the hospital for 9 months and underwent 12 operations. It is something that he even survived. Barbara said that Norman came and lived with them as he was recovering from the accident.

Frank made a special walker for him to lean on so he could walk again. Norman graduated from the walker to 2 canes and then eventually to just one cane. He had a limp for the rest of his life and always used a cane. Barbara and Ruth said Uncle Norman was always nice and kind to them.

I remember visiting Grandfather Norman in the hospital just a little while before he died. Charlie and I had married in April of that same year (1977). I remember Grandfather thought I was Eleanor--his favorite niece; Eleanor is the daughter of Robert and Claire Wooler. (She lives in Harrisburg with her family and we know them through church connections--we just saw them on Sunday, as my husband was asked to preach at their church.) I only saw Grandfather that once and then I attended his funeral.

Well, we are hoping to stay in closer touch with Barbara and Ruth. Barbara grew up to become a nurse. She married David Land (not related to you) and became a widow. I don't know how long they were married, but I thought I heard that he was sickly when they married. (?) Barbara lives in Roxborough. She and David did not have any children. Ruth is married and had 3 or 4 children and I think she said 13 grandchildren. They live up in Muncy, PA. It would be nice if we could see each other more often.

Holly Wooler can be reached at Holly Wooler


Walter Land

He was listed at 4078 Pechin, Roxborough in the 1901 and 1902 directories.

Marriage: Bertha, unknown

Children: Unknown.

Naturalization: I looked for naturalization papers for Walter and did not find anything in the federal or local courts in Philly.

Censuses:

  1. 1900: Yes. See below
  2. 1910: Yes. See below
  3. 1920: Yes. See below.
  4. 1930: Yes. See below

WWIDR: Walter Land 4109 Rosina St, Rox, Philadelphia, age 42, born September 12, 1876, England, peircer Freeland Mfg Co, Walnut Lane, Rox, Philadelphia, wife Mrs Bertha Land same address, medium height, medium build, brown eyes, mixed hair, born in England

Note: He was really born Sept 3, 1873.

Death of Walter Land: Unknown

Death of Bertha Land: Unknown


Lydia's Purchase of Property in Smithtown in 1899

On September 28, 1899, Lydia Land of Philadelphia contracted to buy

"All that certain tract of land situated in the Vilage (sic) of Hauppauge, town of Smithtown, County of Suffolk and State of New York and bounded as follows. On the North by land of Henry Morris, on the west by land of Nelly Mercone (McCrane), on the south by the road leading through Hauppauge, on the East by land of Elmer Blydenburgh and Sarah J. Saper. Containing about two or three acres be the same more or less. Being the estate of the late Zephaniah Smith deceased. Together with all and singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging".
The sale of the property was completed October 6, 1899. Notaries in Philadelphia and the Suffolk County Clerk's Office executed the paper work for the sale. It does not appear that Lydia was present in person for the transaction.

Why did she buy this piece of property in Hauppauge? How did she know that it was for sale? How could she afford it? (I don't know how much she paid for it; there is no mention of an amount on the deed.) Why did she stay in Philly instead of moving to Smithtown?

In 1901 Lydia sold the property to her son, Law. He was living, at least part time, on the property before he bought it from Lydia.

I have no idea if Lydia, or any of her other children, beside Polly, ever came to Long Island. Polly visited Smithtown in 1942.

There was never any mention on the part of Bud Land or Helen Land, who have been my sources for family information, that Lydia Land even immigrated to the United States, let alone bought land in Hauppauge in 1899.

The records for the Methodist church in Hauppauge indicate that one of the founding members of the congregation was John Laws. The US censuses show that there was no close connection between John Laws and Lydia Land, Law Land and the Laws of Batley England.


The Land in the 1900 Census in Philadelphia

Lydia was listed with two of her children, Adelaide and Walter, in the 1900 census in Philadelphia.

Polly Land and her husband, John Wooler, and Harry and his wife, Tervillia Reinart, were also listed in the 1900 census in Philadelphia.

Lydia Land in the 1900 Census

The 1900 federal census in Philadelphia lists the family of Lydia Law at 4078 Pechin Street in Enumeration District One, section 470. Pechin is located in the Manayunk district of Philadelphia between Manayunk Avenue and Mitchell. The other streets listed in District One, section 470, indicate that 4078 Pechin Street was between Green Lane and Walnut Lane.

Lydia Land and family are listed as follows [NOT LISTED BY ANCESTRY.COM]:

  • Lydia Land, head, born September 1839, age 60, widowed, three children, three children still living, born in England, immigrated in 1882, in the United States years, house keeper.
  • Adelaide, daughter, born January 1869, age 31, single, born in England, I cannot read the occupation.
  • Walter, son, born February 1877, age 23, cloth weaver.
  • The rest of information for Adelaide and Walter, regarding place of birth and immigration is the same as Lydia's information.

    The notation that three children were still living is interesting. There were only two children living at home but, at least five of her children were still living in 1900.

    1. Law who had just bought the property from her in Smithtown
    2. Harry who was married and lived nearby in Philly.
    3. Polly who were married and lived nearby in Philly
    4. Adelaide who lived with Lydia
    5. Walter who lived with Lydia

Polly Land Wooler in the 1900 Census

Polly Land and her husband, John Wooler, were listed in the 1900 census two pages after Lydia (I forgot to copy the address) [NOT LISTED BY ANCESTRY.COM]:

  • John, head, can't read date of birth, age 33, born in England, immigrated 1881, blacksmith in iron works.
  • Polly, wife, born September 1871, age 28, born in England, immigrated 1883.
  • Lucy, daughter, born October 1891 in New Jersey, age 8.
  • Albert, son, born _____1897, age 3, born in Penn.
  • Frank, son born September 1899, age 3/12 months born in Penn.

Harry Land in the 1900 Census

Henry Land and family were listed in the 1900 census as follows:

  • Henry, head, born January 1867, age 33, born in England, immigrated 1882, in US 17 years, alien, occupation, cloth weaver, out of work 6 months in previous year.
  • Tevillia, wife, born September 1870, age 29, in Penn.
  • Agnes, daughter, born August 1896, age 3, in Penn.


The Family of Lydia Land in the 1910 Census

Lydia, Walter and Adelaide Land in the 1910 census

Lydia, her son, Walter, her daughter, Adelaide, and Adelaide's family, the Daniels were listed at 403 Markle Street as follows;

  1. Land, Lydia, head, age 70, widowed, 9 children, 6 still living, born England, immigrated in 1884, no occupation
  2. Land, Walter, son, age 30, immigrated in 1884, piercing, textile mill
  3. Daniels, Peter, son-in-law, age 52, 1st marriage, 10 years, born Ohio, boiler cleaner, iron works
  4. Daniels, Adelina, daughter , age 41, 1st marriage, 10 years, 2 children, 2 still living, born England, immigrated 1884
  5. Daniels, Eva, granddaughter, age 8, born Pa
  6. Daniels, Percy, grandson, age 6, born Pa.

Polly Land in the 1910 census

Polly Land and her husband, John Wooler, were listed in the 1910 census as follows:

  1. John, head, age 43, married 20 years, immigrated in 1882, driver of milk truck.
  2. Polly, wife, age___, mother of 8 children, 8 children still living.
  3. Lucy, age 18, born in New Jersey, inspector in underwear factory.
  4. Alice, age 16, born in Penn. Clipper in underwear factory.
  5. Albert, age 12, born in Penn.
  6. Frank, age 11, born in Penn
  7. Norman, age 8, born in Penn.
  8. John, Jr. age 6, born in Penn.
  9. William age 1 3/12, born in Penn.
  10. Roland, age 3, born in Penn.

Harry Land in the 1910 census

Harry Land (listed as Henry) was listed in the 1910 census as follows:

  1. Henry, head, age 42, married 14 years, born in England, immigrated in 1883, there is an indication that he has applied for his naturalization papers, occupation, cloth weaver, renting.
  2. Tevillia, age 39, mother of three children, two still living, born in Penn.
  3. Agnes, age 13, born in Penn.
  4. Law, age 8, born in Penn.

I could not find a listing for Henry (Harry) in the 1920 census.


The Family of Lydia Land in the 1920 Census

Lydia and her daughters, Adelaide and Polly were listed in the 1920 census in Philadelphia.

I did not find listings for Harry

Lydia Law Land listed with her daughter, Adelaide Daniels, in the 1920 census.

Adelaide Land was listed with her husband, Peter Daniels, in the 1920 census at 157 Kalos Street as follows:

  1. Daniels, Peter, head, age 62, born in Ohio, German parentage, ironworker.
  2. Daniels, Adelaide, age 51 born in England.
  3. Daniels, Eva L. age 18, born in Penn., worker in woolen mill.
  4. Daniels, Percy, age 16, born in Penn., ironworker.
  5. Land, Lydia, mother-in-law, 83, widow, immigrated in 1880, English.

Polly Land in the 1920 census

Polly Land and her husband, John D. Wooler, were listed in the 1920 census on Lewiston Street. They are listed just 8 pages after Adelaide and family, so they must be living quite close to one another.

  1. John D. Wooler, age 52, immigrated in 1882, spinner in shoddy mill.
  2. Polly, age 47, immigrated in 1883.
  3. Albert, age 22, butcher in retail store.
  4. Frank, age 20, automobile repairman.
  5. Norman, age 18, shoddy mill.
  6. John, age 15, r--- setter worsted mill.
  7. Roland, age 13
  8. William age 11
  9. Gilmore, age 9

Tevillia and children on Cloud (?) Lane Buckman Village part of Chester City, Deleware Co.

  1. Land, Tevilla head age 49 widow, none
  2. Land, Agnes L, daughter age 23 single, mender, Woolen mill
  3. Land, Law, son, age 18, none
  4. Fergeson, Hector, boarder, age 19 single immigrated 1911, Na, born England, helper shop titter (?)
  5. All Lands born in Pa.

Walter Land on Rosetta Street

  1. Walter, head, age 43, immigrated 1883 alien, born England, piecer blancket mill
  2. Bertha, wife, age 37, born Pa., no occupation


The Family of Lydia Land in the 1930 Census

Lydia and John Land's children, Adelaide Land Daniels, Polly Land Wooler and Walter Land were listed in the 1920 census. Polly's children, Norman, Albert and Roland Wooler, were listed.

  1. John and Polly Wooler were listed in the 21 Ward, at 176 Lauriston Street as follows:
    1. John Wooler, head, own, $4,500, age 62, married at 25, born England, immigrated in 1880, porter bank
    2. Polly, wife, age 57, married at 20, born England, immigrated 1882
    3. Frank, son, age 31, married at 29, born Penn., inspector salt (?) works
    4. Esther, daughter in law, age 24, married at 22, born in Penn., clerk in department storeJohn, Jr. son, age 25, born Penn., operator gas station
    5. William R., son, age 21, clerk, --- mfg
    6. Gilmore, son, age 19, machinist, steel mill

  2. Their son, Albert Wooler was listed next to them at 172 Lauriston street as follows:
    1. Albert, head, own $4,00, age 32, married at 25, born Penn., meat cutter butcher shop
    2. Anne, wife, age 26, married at 19, born Penn.
    3. William, son, age 7, born Penn.

  3. Their son, Norman Wooler, was listed at (can't read number) Dawson Street, as follows:
    1. Norman Wooler, head, own, $1,200, age 28, married at 22, laborer
    2. Alvinia S. (or L), wife, age 27, married at 21
    3. Norman, son, 4 1/12
    4. Robert L, son, 2 7/2
    5. Howard W, son 1 3/12
    6. All born Pennsylvania

      I do not know why their son Raymond born January 1930 was not listed in the census as I viewed it. My error or the census takers?

  4. Their son, Roland Wooler, was listed with his father in law, William Kyr--, at 555 Jamestown Avenue as follows:
    1. William Kr---, head, own, $5,500, Radio, age 55, married at 23, born Penn., parents born Germany, merchant groceries
    2. Edith, wife, age 53, married at 21
    3. Edith, daughter, age 26, weaver, p---- mill
    4. Arthur, son, age 27, no occupation
    5. Marie (?), daughter, age 15
    6. Colon, son, age 12
    7. Wooler, Roland, son in law, age 22, married at 19, Iron worker, steel mill
    8. Gladys, daughter, age 21, married at 18, sales lady, grocery store
    9. Edith, granddaughter, age 2 ?/12

    They are right next to Charles D Land, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Land. Roland's mother, Polly Wooler, were cousins.

  5. Adelaide Land Daniels was at 226 can't read street (may be Osborne) in the 21 ward with her daughter, Eva Kerbyson as follows:
    1. Thomas Kerbyson, head, own, $2,300, age 28, married at 21, born Penn., life insurance agent
    2. Ruth, daughter, age 5, born in Penn.
    3. Eva, wife, age 28, married at 20, born in Penn.
    4. Adelaide Daniels, mother in law, age 61, born in England, immigrated in 1880, naturalized

  6. Walter Land was listed (can't read number) Ridge Avenue T626, R2102, Page 1B, ED589 as follows:
    1. Walter, head, rent $20, radio, age 53, married 27, born England, immigrated 1883, naturalized, laborer water department
    2. Bertha, age 47, married at 24, born in Pa, parents German, can't read occupation
  7. Tivilla Land, the widow of Harry Land, with her daughter, Agnes, see above

I did not find any listings for Arthur, Harry (Henry), Law Land, or Percy Daniels (He was still alive; he died in 1978 in Roxborough, Philadelphia).


The Lands in the Philadelphia Directories

Directories, like phone books before phones, were printed every year.

1890 Directory

Lydia Land, wid, John, 3726 Ridge Ave Manayunk.

1892 Directory

Lydia Land, wid, John, 3726 Ridge Ave Manayunk.
Harry Land, machinist, 3726 Ridge Avenue, Manayunk

1901/02 Directories

Lydia Land, widow of John Land, 4078 Pechin, Roxborough
Walter Land, weaver, 4078 Pechin, Roxboro.

1903 Directory

Neither Lydia nor Walter were listed.

1904 Directory

Neither Lydia nor Walter were listed.

1904 through 1911 Directory

Lydia Land, widow of John , 441 Markle Roxboro.
Walter was not listed.

1912 Directory

Lydia was not listed in 1912.

1913 Directory

Lydia was listed n 1913 still at 441 Markle.

1914 Directory

Lydia was not listed in 1914.

1915 through 1917 Directories

Lydia Land, 157 Kalos, "Wiss."

1918 Directory

I did not have access to the 1918 directory.

1919 through 1920 Directories

Lydia was not listed in 1919 or 1920 directories.


Occupations of Lydia's Children and Their Spouses

Harry

  • 1900, cloth weaver
  • 1910, cloth weaver

Walter

  • 1900, cloth weaver

Peter Daniels, husband of Adelaide

  • 1891, labourer
  • 1920, iron worker

John Wooler, husband of Polly

  • 1891, farmer
  • 1900, black smith, Iron works
  • 1910, driver, milk truck
  • 1920, spinner, shoddy mill


The Death of Lydia Law Land

Wissakickon United Methodist Episcopal Church, Records of Members, Land, Lydia, 157 Kalos Aug 31, 1921 Died in the Faith

Lot #35 Sec 12 single Grave, 8.31.21 Liedia Land ancestry Leverington Cemetery, June 2012.

Lydia Land, was not listed as buried in Leverington by www.findagrave.com, June 2012


Lydia Law Land

Photo courtesy of Ruth Wooler Fry


Polly Land Wooler, John Wooler And Their Family

Photo courtesy of Ruth Wooler Fry

Polly Land Wooler and John Wooler, 176 Lauriston Street, Wissahickon, Philadelphia 1953


Photo courtesy of Ruth Wooler Fry

John Wooler and Polly Land Wooler, back yard at 176 Lauriston Street


Photo courtesy of Ruth Wooler Fry

Polly Land Wooler and John Wooler with 9 children taken in driveway of 176 Lauriston Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Left to right John Wooler, Albert, Norman, Polly Wooler, Alice Wooler Robinson, Frank (father of Ruth Wooler Fry and Barbara Wooler), Lucy Wooler Prager, John, Ted, Rolland and Bill.


Barbara Wooler age 6 and Ruth Wooler (Fry) age 8.

Many thanks to Barbara and Ruth for sharing information on Polly Land Wooler and her sister Adelaide Land Daniels and also for sharing the wonderful old photos on this page.

Photo courtesy of Ruth Wooler Fry


Adelaide Land Daniels

Photo courtesy of Ruth Wooler Fry

The Philadelphia Board of Health Records

The Board of Heath kept records for birth, marriage and death. Records are available to 1915. Birth records up to 1904 do not include the maiden name of the mother. The Philadelphia Board of Health records which are on microfilm are not in the best shape for genealogical research. Many of the microfilms are over or under exposed making it impossible to read much of the information.


Other Lands in Who Immigrated Through Philadelphia

LDS microfilm 0419502 contains an "La" through Larsen index for passengers arriving though the port of Philadelphia from 1800 to 1906. I do not know if this is a complete list. There were only two Lands listed:

  1. William Land, age 16, who arrived on the J H Glidden on August 9, 1850
  2. Charles D. Land, age 27, single, who arrived on the Pennsylvania on August 30, 1883

I do not know it William and Charles were related to the branch of the Land family that I am researching.


Other Lands buried in Leverington Cemetery, Roxborough, Philadelphia

Joseph Land (1835-1905)

Birth: December 1835 Dublin Ireland

Marriage: Elizabeth Platt born Saddleworth, England circa 1840

Children:

  1. William circa 1870

    Marriage: Louise

    Children: William

    1910 Census: Philly William P, Louise, and William G.

    1920 Census: St Paul Street Brookline, William P head age 50, married Pennsylvania engineer goverment, parents born England Louisa age 43, born Canada William age 12, born Pennsylvania

    1930 Census: Colbourne Cresent, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts William P Land 60, own $15,000, married at age 32 (?) Pennsylvania, insurance engineer, Louise Land 53, married at age 25, born Canada William Land 23 born Pennsylvania

    US Passport application: Massachusetts, William Platt Land born Manayunk, Philadelphia, Penna, 27 June 1870 father Joseph A Land bron Dulin Ireland immigrated from Liverpool England, circa 1867 or 1868 resided in US about 7 years from 1868- 1875 returned about 1889 to Philadelphia where he was naturalized perminant address 41 Davis Ave Brookline, Mass occupation Insurance Eng-----, wishing to go to Canada, age 46, June 1917 #56679. There is and immage. There is also an application from 1916, same info.

  2. Eva circa 1876

1870 Census: Gay Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia, Land, Joseph, age 33, Elizabeth, age 30 Wm Platt 5 months

1881 Census England: Warwidkshire, Aston Manon, Aston, Upper Sutton St #41, Joseph Land age 43, forman in woolen mill, born Dublin Elizabeth age 40 born Saddleworth William age 10 born USA Eva age 8 born USA

Return to US 1884, Illinois from Liverpool, arrival November, 1884, Land, J, age 48, laborer, Eliza, age 42, wife W age 14, laborer, Eva age 10 child

all born England, last residence all England

Note: Other records indicate that they were not all born in England. This is a common occurence in this type of record.

Naturalization: Joseph Land age 53, 10 March 1888 Pennsylvania - Eastern District (Roll 048) Petition Nos 2136-2689

1900 Census Philadelphia: Anslie Street 38th ward, Land, Joseph Dec 1835, wid, born Dublin of English parents, immigrated 1866, naturalized, William P, June 1872, inspecter insurance Eva M, May 1876, stenographer, Stern, Jenny, servent, Feb 1850

Leverington Cemetery:

Land, Elizabeth Platt 1840- 1888

Land, Eva Mary 1877 - unknown

Land, Joseph A 1822* - 1905

Land, William Platt 1870 - 1949

* Other records indicate a birth circa 1835.


John Franklin Wooler, infant, baptized in WUMC June 24, 1896, parents no indicated, next to Lucy Land Wooler and Alice Anne Wooler, but with a different date, in a listing that is not alphabetized

WWI Registration: John Franklin Wooler 438 Sevelle St Penn born Jan 25, 1896, Philadelphia, clerk steno United States Steel, single medium build, medium weight, brown hair, brown eyes.

Marriage: Ethel C ____

WWII DR: John Franklin Wooler, 156 Shawnee Rd, Merian Golf Manor, Haverford born Jan 25, 1895. Atlantic Refinign Co, 260 S. Broad st, Philadelphia, Trips: There are more than these listed below.

Trip: John Franklin Wooler BIRTH: 25 Jan 1896 - Pennsylvania DEPARTURE: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ARRIVAL: 19 Mar 1930 - New York, New York, Eastern Prince

Trip: John Franklin Wooler Arrival Date: 9 Aug 1934 Birth Year: 1896 Birth Location: Pennsylvania Birth Location Other: Philadelphia Age: 38 Gender: Male, married, Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Saturnia

Trip: Franklin John Wooler Birth Date: abt 1896 Age: 41 Port of Departure: Buenos Aires, Argentina Arrival Date: 6 Dec 1937 Port of Arrival: Southampton, England Ports of Voyage: Buenos Aires [Montevideo] [Santos] [Rio de Janeiro] Ship Name: Alcantara, commerce

Trip: ohn Franklin Wooler Arrival Date: 21 Apr 1938 Birth Year: abt 1896 Birth Location: Pennsylvania Birth Location Other: Philadelphia Age: 42 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Southampton, England Port of Arrival: New York, New York Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States Ship Name: Bremen, The Atlantic Refining Co. 260 Braod Street, Philadelphia

Trip: John Franklin Wooler Arrival Date: 9 Jan 1950 Birth Year: abt 1897 Age: 53 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race- /Nationality: American Port of Departure: Lisbon, Portugal Port of Arrival: LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York Airline: Pan American Airways, Penn Manager

Trip: John Franklin Wooler and Ethel Arrival Date: 20 Nov 1952 Birth Year: abt 1896 Birth Location: Pennsylvania Age: 56 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Southampton, England Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Mauretania

Trip: John Franklin Wooler and Ethel, Arrival Date: 22 Apr 1955 Birth Year: abt 1896 Birth Location: Pennsylvania Birth Location Other: philad Age: 59 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Lisbon, Portugal Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Olympia

Trip: John Franklin Wooler age 60 Phila., Pa and Ethel Cantley Wooler age 59, both of 135 BrowningLane, Rosemouth, Pa. on the Olympia New York June 4, 1956, first class form Lisbon Portugal.

WOOLER TATE, MARY JANE , 90, resident of Waterman Village in Mt. Dora, FL Jane was born in Philadelphia, PA, March 24, 1919 to the parents of John Franklin Wooler and Ethel Cantley Wooler. At the age of 4 she moved with her parents to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where her father was employed by Atlantic Refining Co (ARCO). Every 3 years the company would send the family back to the states for leave, a voyage that took 2 weeks. Jane remembered passing through the Equator as a very special event onboard ship. Ship travel would become a standard to the family when the company promoted Jane's father to a larger territory in Europe. Jane once commented that she had been on more than 90 ocean liner voyages. After a short stop in Philadelphia, where classmates nicknamed Jane the "Brazilian nut" because of her deep tan, the family moved to Lisbon, Portugal, residing in several different homes in Estoril over the years. Because there was an absence of English speaking schools, Jane was sent to Overstone School, an English boarding school in the outskirts of Northampton, England. Once when asked about her experience there, she replied that it was very strict, but that they had dances every Saturday night with each other, being strictly an ALL female school. Travel between school and home was again via ship which she shared with her brother Jack and many other children of Foreign Service families living in neutral Portugal before the war. Jane was enrolled into Beaver College, Glenside, PA for her freshman year, but the war prevented her returning. Many of the family's vacations consisted of taking the train to Paris and staying a few nights, then on to the coast and ferry over to England and spending a month in London. On one occasion, their return trip was delayed by the sinking of the Athenia, and Germany's march on Poland. It took 6 months to get visas to get back into Portugal, at which time, the US Navy steamed into Lisbon. Portugal's US Ambassador Armstrong gave a party for the officers and American expatriates, which was where Jane met Bob Tate, a young Lieutenant JG, who proposed 6 months later. In June of 1940 the family fled Portugal, choosing the Pan Am Clipper instead of their usual ship due to u-boat activity in the north Atlantic. The actor, Robert Montgomery, was also a passenger on that flight. Jane and Bob were married August 17, 1940 in Philadelphia, lived in Norfolk, VA, then Wilmington, DE, when Bob went to work for Dupont upon his Naval retirement, and finally Villanova, PA, when Bob became the northeast manager for AMP. Tennis was always a favorite of Jane's, playing as well as watching - Bob hated to admit that she always beat him at tennis. Together they raised 2 children (although Bob was most likely out on the golf course on weekends), Allen Wooler and Barbara Jane. Jane and Bob enjoyed memberships at St. Davids Golf Club, Wayne, PA, and Sugar Mill Country Club, New Smyrna Beach, FL, as well as lifetime members of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian. Jane became an active member of both clubs, playing golf in the ladies league, and joining the bridge groups. Jane and Bob enjoyed many wonderful years of travel with golf friends, visiting Tryal Club in Jamaica, Myrtle Beach, and Ocean Reef in Key Largo, to name only a few. Survived by: a daughter, Barbara Tate Maddox, Geneva, FL; a sister, Ethel Anne Thorburn, Hershey's Mill, PA; a sister-in-law, Viola Pfischner, Gibsonia, PA; granddaughters, Merrick Tate Friel, Malvern, PA, Allison Tate, Columbus, OH, and Lindsey Maddox Rimes, Lake Mary, FL; grandsons, Allan Tate Maddox, Lake Mary, FL, and Clayton Maddox, Lake Mary, FL; great-grandsons, Sean Friel, Malvern, PA, Maddox Bruce Rimes, Lake Mary, FL, and Brody Allan Rimes, Lake Mary, FL; nephews, Bob Wooler, Maple Springs, NY, and Peter Thorburn, Wayne, PA; nieces, Elizabeth Wooler, Pittsburgh, PA, Sue Thorburn Sawyer, Phoenixville, PA, and Lesley Thorburn Beauregard, Malvern, PA. Predeceased by: husband, Robert Varnell Tate; son, Allen Wooler Tate; brother, John Franklin Wooler, Jr. (Jack); A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 13 at 3:00, Waterman Chapel, Mt. Dora, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the name of Mary Jane Tate to American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or Hospice of Lake County (www.hospicels.org). Published in the Orlando Sentinel on September 12, 2009


William Law, father of Mary Ann Law Land

Another sister of Mary Ann Law Land and Lydia Law Land eventually settled in Philadelphia. She was Isabelle Law Wailes. See William Law, father of Mary Ann Law Land


Samuel Land and his wife, Mary Ann Law in Philadelphia

Lydia's sister, Mary Ann Law, and her husband, Samuel Land, who was also Lydia's step son, lived in Philadelphia. For information on the Samuel Land, the son of John Land and Mary Dyson, and Mary Ann Law, the sister of Lydia Law Land in Philadelphia click on the photo of the geese on the Schuylkill River.


Pictures of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lydia Law Land and her children immigrated to Philadelphia in 1883. Lydia's sister, Mary Ann Law, and her husband, Samuel Land, immigrated to Philadelphia circa 1871. To view pictures of Philadelphia, click on the postcard of Fairmont Park.


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