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WINDERS, John [13852]


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BLADES, Eliza [13851]

WINDERS, John [13852] 2 3

  • Born: 1844, , , , England 4
  • Marriage: BLADES, Eliza [13851] on 18 May 1865 in , Marske, North Riding, England 1
  • Died: 30 Jun 1884, , Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at age 40 3

bullet   Cause of his death was Mining accident.


bullet  General Notes:

From: <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 7:53 AM
My GGrandfather was an integral part of my life until I was 15 years old. I have been fortunate to have found his parents; a sibling that was never recorded on a census (born after census in 1870 and died before census in 1880); marriage licenses of both of his sisters; names of his 2 half sisters; pictures of gravesite in Canada of his father; marriage license of his parents in England. I have been fortunate.....but I want MORE!
Here is my line:
My GGrandfather, John WINDERS b. 1868 in England
His parents were: John WINDERS b. 1838 in England and his mother, Eliza BLADES b. 1845 in England. Their marriage license (1865, Marske, England) states that she was a servant and that he was a miner. It states that his father was a laborer and his name was, what else....John WINDERS.
John and Eliza came to America in 1870 to Philadelphia where 2 more children were born. They migrated through IL and ended up in What Cheer, Keokuk Co., IA. Evidently there was no work and in 1884, John went to Canada to work in the mines. After only being there a few weeks, he was killed in a mining accident on 30 June 1884.

I would like to find and correspond with anyone else from this family. My GGrandfather's brother (the one that lived past 10 years) was Charles and he was living in Mystic, IA in 1910 when Eliza died. The sisters' names were Sarah Jane (she married Isaac HOWARD in Keokuk Co., IA) and Elizabeth Ann (she married William R. COWAN in Keokuk Co., IA). Eliza remarried after John (the father died) to James GUNDRY in Keokuk Co., IA.
Thanks for any help,
Roberta Duvall Hammer

From: Roberta Hammer [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, 17 February 2000 5:42
Generation 1:
William BLADES m. Hannah BRABRICK (or BRABROOK). According to daughter's marriage license, William was a laborer.
Phoebe (m. A.C. Stuckey in What Cheer, IA and had a daughter, Dora) and possibly Charles. (Charles' name was on Eliza's marriage certificate as a witness....possibly an uncle or cousin?
Generation 2:
Eliza BLADES b. 29 Aug 1845 in Yorkshire, England; d. 3 Jun 1910 What Cheer, Keokuk Co., IA. Married to John WINDERS 18 May 1865 in Marske, North Riding, England. He was the son of John WINDERS and was born 1838 in England; died 30 Jun 1884 in a mining accident in Vancouver, B.C., CAN.
Eliza married James GUNDRY in appx 1889 in What Cheer, IA.
Children of Eliza BLADES and John WINDERS:
John WINDERS b. 27 Jun 1868 England; d. 10 Dec 1960, Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS
Sarah Jane WINDERS m. Isaac HOWARD 21 July 1894, What Cheer, IA
George WINDERS b. 1860; d. 1870
Elizabeth Ann WINDERS m. William R. COWAN 28 Dec 1888, What Cheer, IA She was living in Eveist, IA in 1910 according to mother's obit.
Charles WINDERS He was living in Mystic, IA in 1910 according to mother's obit.
Generation 3:
John WINDERS m. Nellie STEVENS 1 Jan 1890 in Richmond, Ray Co., MO; dtr of George STEVENS and Harriet WEELCH. She was born 24 Jan 1871 in Geneseo, Henry Co., IL and d. 18 Feb 1963 in Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS.
Lillie Mayon WINDERS, b 22 Dec 1890, Richmond, Ray Co., MO
Bertha Eliza WINDERS, b. 22 Jan 1893, Richmond, Ray Co., MO; d. 5 Jan 1968, Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS
George H. WINDERS, b. Nov, 1895, Swanick, MO
Mary Isabell WINDERS, b. 1 Jan 1898, Richmond, Ray Co., MO
Fred Raymond WINDERS b. 21 Nov 1903, Cheorkee, Crawford Co., KS
Johnnie WINDERS b. 9 Feb 1904, Richmond, Ray Co., MO

From: "Roberta Hammer" <[email protected]>
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2000 8:23 PM
Subject: My BLADES from Yorkshire

My BLADES are from Marske as far as I can determine. At least that is where my gggrandparents were married. John WINDERS married Eliza BLADES in Marske in 1865. He was a widowed miner and Eliza was a servent. Her parents were listed as William BLADES and I later discovered her mother's name (on Eliza's marriage license to her second husband, James GUNDRY and Eliza's sister's (Phebe) marriage license in Keokuk County, Iowa) Hannah Brabrick or Brabrook. It was listed one way on one license and the other way on the other license.

John and Eliza had my ggrandfather in 1868 in England and then in 1870 traveled to America. We have been told they came through Philadelphia, but no proof of that yet. Then they migrated through Illinois and settled in What Cheer, Iowa. John died in a mining accident in 1884 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Eliza and the children were still in What Cheer. Later Eliza married James GUNDRY and supposedly had two more girls.

Eliza, Phebe, George all were in the USA. Eliza's obit (in 1910) states that there were other siblings still in England. I have had no success in locating either George BLADES nor Phebe BLADES who, in 1910 was married to A. C. STUCKEY and had a daughter Dora (age unknown).

I have a couple of leads on 2 daughters and 1 other son of Eliza and John, but am still working on those leads at this time. The daughters married Isaac Howard and William R. Cowan and in 1910 all three of the children were living in Iowa.
Any help sincerely appreciated.
Thank you,
Roberta Duvall Hammer

From: "Roberta Hammer" <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2000 3:22 PM
In regards to Bertha Winders. She was my grandmother. Her full name was Bertha Eliza Winders. She was born January 22, 1893 in (probably Richmond), Ray Co., Missouri. She died in Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS on January 5, 1968.

I have so many brick walls on this line, but have been able to find that: John Winders m. Eliza Blades - (Eliza's parents were William BLADES/Hannah BRABRICK or BRABROOK.
Son: John Winders m. Nellie Stevens
And of course John and Nellie had Bertha.
John and Hannah had a daughter Phebe (Phoebe) who married A. W. Stuckey in Keokuk County, Iowa. John and Hannah had a son named George who at the time of Eliza's death in 1910 was living close to Des Moines. A.W. Stuckey and Phebe had a daughter named Dora.

Roberta Hammer 3


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: miner.

2. Alt Birth, 1838, , , , England. 5

3. Arrived in America, 1870.

4. Residence, 1870, South Versailles, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. 7

5. cemetery: Nanaimo Cemetery: , Nanaimo, British columbia, Canada.

6. census: federal, 1880, Washington, Keokuk, Iowa, USA. 4 This event was shared with Anna WINDERS (Household Member), Charles E. WINDERS (Household Member), Eliza BLADES (Household Member), John WINDERS (Household Member), and Sarah Jane WINDERS (Household Member).


John married Eliza BLADES [13851] [MRIN: 4827], daughter of William BLADES [13869] and Hannah BRABRICK [13870], on 18 May 1865 in , Marske, North Riding, England.3 (Eliza BLADES [13851] was born on 29 Aug 1845 in , , Yorkshire, England 3 and died on 3 Jun 1910 in What Cheer, Keokuk, Iowa, USA 3.)



1 Roberta Hammer, Feb 2000. [email protected]

2 Appanoose County Old Age Assistance Records (Appanoose County Genealogy Society, Centerville, IA), p. 406. State Historical Society of Iowa Library, 402 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA (319) 335-3916

3 Roberta Hammer, Feb 2000.

4 1880 Federal Census, P. 113A.

5 Jan 2006, Kennth R. Winders, Jan 2006.

6 Appanoose County Old Age Assistance Records (Appanoose County Genealogy Society, Centerville, IA), p. 406.

7 1870 Federal Census, Allegheny Co, PA.

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