THE ELLIS ISLAND RECORDS FOR KELLAWAY
This work looks at the Ellis Island records for the Kellaway name with spelling variations included. The purpose is to identify the English families each person belonged to and to try to establish where they came from and where they went to in the USA. Perhaps you know these immigrants and can supply more information on their fate after arrival.
The information given is: Given Name; Surname; Approx Year of Birth; Date of Arrival; Age on Arrival; Residence.
The first thing you notice is that some individuals made multiple and frequent crossings, so passing through Ellis Island regularly. These were clearly crew on shore before the return voyage.
CREWBenjamin James Kellaway b.1884 made 44 crossings between August 1917 and December 1924. He was from Southampton and died in England in 1929.
His older brother Arthur Kellaway made only 5 crossings between October 1919 and December 1921 he also stayed in England and died in Southampton 1940. These brothers were from the Southampton line which originated in Poole Dorset.
William Charles Frederick Kellaway made 8 crossings in 1921 and 1922. He seems to have given various combinations of his forenames. He was from Southampton but his family go back to the Cerne Abbas line in Dorset. He died 1929 Southampton. See Southampton Lines
Richard Kellaway was born 1901 and lived in East Ham Essex His family was from Portsea. He made 4 crossings in 1919 and 6 in 1924. He married and stayed in England.
See East Anglia and Portsea
SETTLERSWilliam Edward Charles Kellaway was born in Southampton a descendent of a Freshwater Isle of Wight family. He first went to America in October 1907 where he married Eva Mae Moody 25th Jan 1908 Chicago. He and his wife and baby daughter returned for a visit in 1911 and then later in 1920. William′s sister Elsie Irene joined them in 1913. This is what is known about them in America. There are records back to 1727 of the family in Freshwater. SEE Freshwater Families
CHARLES KELLAWAY & SARAH ANNA MEADHAM m.10.07.1884 Southampton Railway Clerk d.26.11.1931 Southampton d.05.02.1927 William Edward Charles 13.03.1885 Soton m.Eva Mae Moody 25.01.1908 Chicago d.1969 Milwaukee, WI Gertrude Alice 13.03.1885 d.1885 Elsie Irene 25.03.1888 m.Arthur Wareham Tilley 11.02.1913 USA d.21.10.1980 Fairfax, VA Gilbert Walter 23.05.1891 m.1)Winifred A Baker 1914 Edmonton, Alberta 2)Leah Philpott 1933 d.1982 CA Edgar Meadham 1898 d.1898 Archibald Harvey 24.06.1902 m.Elsie Jane Bull 28.12.1924 Southampton d.11.04.1970 Capetown, SA WILLIAM EDWARD CHARLES KELLAWAY & EVA MAE MOODY m.25.01.1908 Chicago, USA d.24.04.1968 Milwaukee, WI d.1974 Eileen Mae 30.07.1909 Chicago m.Archibald Stewart Hill 16.04.1932 Milwaukee Monica Rennee 18.07.1912 Chicago m.1)Ervin F Gollnick 2)Roland Ernest Govan GILBERT WALTER KELLAWAY & 1)WINIFRED ADELE BAKER 04.08.1914 Alberta 2)LEAH PHILPOT 25.05.1933 d.03.06.1982 Seal Beach, CA d.11.04.1932 d.1987 Winifred Barbara 27.12.1915 Peoria, IL d.2010 British Columbia Gilbert Wilfred 26.05.1919 Peoria, IL d.03.08.1943 Scicily Peter Walter 03.09.1933 Galesburg, IL d.08.03.2006 CA Nancy ?Maria Kellaway, 63 and her son Walter Henry Kellaway, 23 arrived together at Ellis Island 13 Nov 1920. They were from the Barnstaple area of North Devon. Maria was the Widow of John Henry Kellaway who died 1910. He was born about 1861 but his origins are not clear he is not on the 1901 census. Walter's wife Lilian May and his younger sister Mary Louisa Kellaway joined them in May 1921. Here is what is known of this family in Barnstaple and Michigan. Walter Henry worked for the Buick Motor Company in Flint MI.
JOHN HENRY KELLAWAY & MARIA (went to USA with Walter Henry 1920) d.1910 Lynmouth d.1931 Flint MI Walter Henry 27.10.1897 Lynton m.Lilian May Jones 1920 Barnstaple RD Mary Louisa 1901 To USA 27.05.1921 with Lilian May Kellaway WALTER HENRY KELLAWAY & LILIAN MAY JONES m.1920 went to Michigan USA Walter Henry 10.05.1922 Flint MIJohn Ronald Kellaway and his brother Ernest West Kellaway arrived together at Ellis Island July 1905. They were from a Hartland family of North Devon and were the sons of John Kellaway and Maria Grace West m.1874 Bideford, Devon. Ernest returned to England and settled there but John Ronald stayed and married Alice P Headon about 1912 in Pennsylvania. SEE Hartland Families
JOHN KELLAWAY & MARIA GRACE WEST m.1874 Bideford Builder d.before 1991 d.Bideford 1932, 80 Ethel E 1875 Ilfracombe Ernest West 1878 Pimlico m.Elizabeth Hurford m.03.10.1903 Durban 2)Bertha Louise Heath 26.12.1912 Bideford Alice M 1880 Tottenham m.William Squire 1910 Bideford John Ronald 08.02.1882 Sunbury went to USA in 1905 on ship “Saint Louis” m.Alice P Headon ~1912 Emma L 1885 Fulham m.James Richards 1921 Bideford JOHN RONALD KELLAWAY & ALICE P HEADON m.~1912 Pennsylvania, USA d.1968 Camden, NJ d.1981 Camden NJ John Wilmer 03.05.1913 Pennsylvania d.1994 Norman Philip 27.11.1920 New Jersey d.1993 N.J.Stanley Kellaway first went to USA in 1914 he went permanently in November 1922. He was the son of Thomas Milwood Kellaway. This family was from St Austell and earlier from Hayle, Cornwall. See St Austell and Hayle Families
THOMAS MILWOOD KELLAWAY & ANNIE LOUISA COMELY m.18.04.1892 Charlestown, UK d.15.10.1944 St Dennis Stanley 23.07.1893 St Dennis m.Louise M DeLametter 15.02.1928 Detroit, MI Dora 11.02.1906 St Dennis m.Frank H Grime 1928 d.1998 UKJohn Alfred Kellaway, 46 arrived February 1912 he was from Portsmouth and returned to UK.
Harold Kellaway b.1902 London arrived August 1922. This is Leon Kellaway the ballet dancer whose family lived in South Africa. He may have been in America to perform or to visit his brother, the actor, Cecil Kellaway. See Newington Families
Ada Annie Kellaway b.1889 arrived August 1922 she was born in St Pancras, London daughter of Thomas Kellaway and Jane Manning m.1886 Bow. This family was originally from Freshwater, Isle of Wight. She was a shorthand typist and bound for Ridgefield N.J. No further information. Freshwater Families
William Kellaway and his wife Clara travelled together arriving August 1911. They were already residents of Los Angeles. William Kellaway b.01 Jun 1848 Weymouth m.Clara Augusta Kerkup 03 Jan 1889 Providence, Rhode Island. Clara was born Dover N.H. 14 June 1849.
William b.1848 Weymouth first went to America in March 1879. He was the son of William Thomas Kellaway and Harriet Parker. They were members of the Upwey families of South Dorset. No further information in USA. SEE: Upwey Families
Elsie Minnie Kellaway (née Cherrett) made a return visit to England November 1922. Elsie and her two young daughters, Marguerite Helen Kellaway aged 3 and Ruth Mary Kellaway aged 1 year returned to Toronto passing through Ellis Island February 1923. Elsie Minnie Cherrett had married Alfred William Charles Kellaway in 1914 Poole, Dorset. They departed from Bristol, England March 1914 bound for Newfoundland. Alfred b.04.10.1888 Plymouth was the son of James Richard Kellaway born 1852 Bridestowe, Devon and Hannah Ryall. The family can be traced back in the Bridestowe area. Alfred and Elsie are buried Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough, Toronto. It is not known if there were older children. See Plymouth Families and Lifton Families
ALFRED WILLIAM CHARLES KELLAWAY & ELSIE MINNIE CHERRETT m.1914 Poole, Dorset d.1975 Scarborough, Toronto d.1957 Scarborough, Toronto Marguarite Helen 1919 Toronto Ruth Mary 1922 Toronto
Lewis Kellaway 1886 18 May 1907 21 1m England John Kellaway 1877 01 Dec 1902 25 England Fred Kellaway 1870 19 Oct 1895 25 Geo. Kellaway 1827 14 Feb 1896 69 Mrs. Geo. Kellaway 1831 14 Feb 1896 65 Thomas Kellaway 1840 08 Jun 1895 55 Sarah H.G. Kellaway 1885 28 Jul 1921 36 New Orleans Sarah H.G. Kellaway 1890 31 Jul 1922 32 Statsbygd, Norway Bessie Kellaway 1889 28 Mar 1913 24 Norwood, England Bessie Kellaway 1889 10 Aug 1922 33 Toronto, Canada Bertram Kellaway 1883 19 Apr 1922 39 Bernard Kellaway 1882 11 Dec 1923 41Can you identify any of these people? Can you add to or correct any of the information?
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