Moreshead, William Daniel Donald

Birth Name Moreshead, William Daniel Donald 1a 2a
Gender male
Age at Death less than 52 years, 5 months, 12 days

Narrative

Daniel's name was transcribed as David (1881 census), Daniel (1891) and Donald (1891). Dan/Don was a common substitution at that time, whether by mistake, or as nick-name. Daniel Moreshead gave his year of birth as 1869 in the 1891 census, and as July 20 1869 in 1901. This is the closest match in the PEI Baptismal Index:

William Daniel Mooreshed, "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885"
Name: William Daniel Mooreshed
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 15 Apr 1869 (b. July 20 1868)
Event Place: O'Leary , Prince Edward Island
Father's Name: George Mooreshed
Mother's Name: Bridget
Book Number: 1
Page: 70
GS Film number: 1487759
Digital Folder Number: 004594551
Image Number: 03522

From other records for George and Bridget, this would seem to be his family:

Name: George Moreshed
Age: 40y Birth Year: 1841
Birthplace: Prince Edward Island
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Ethnicity: English
Religion: B CHRISTIAN
Head of Household Name: George Moreshed
Born During Last Year:
Event Place: Lot 7, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Household Gender Age Birthplace
George Moreshed M 40y Prince Edward Island
Mary Moreshed F 40y Prince Edward Island - Daniel's second daughter was named Mary Bridget
David Moreshed M 12y Prince Edward Island
Lemuel Moreshed M 11y Prince Edward Island
John Moreshed M 9y Prince Edward Island (gave his mother's name as Bridget O'Brien on his marriage record in Massachusetts; year of birth on record was 1871)
Citing this Record "Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVN7-4DY : accessed 19 Jul 2013), George Moreshed, Lot 7, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

George Moreshead lived next to Henry Dyment.
On the transcription of his marriage record, his name was William David.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth July 20, 1868 Prince Edward Island, Canada 1891 census, age 22; 1901 census under Donald Marshed; day and month match PEI Bap. Index 1b 2b
Death before 1921 Nova Scotia, Canada Bertie was a widow when she died, and a widow in the 1921 census  
Residence 1901 Lot 8, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   2c
Residence 1891 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Moreshead, George John1841April 4, 1924
Mother O'Brien, Bridgetbefore 1879
         Moreshead, William Daniel Donald July 20, 1868 before 1921
    Brother     Moreshead, Lemuel November 14, 1869
    Brother     Moreshead, John 1871

Families

Family of Moreshead, William Daniel Donald and Gorrill, Mary Lavinia Beatrice

Married Wife Gorrill, Mary Lavinia Beatrice ( * December 15, 1867 + July 11, 1956 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 26, 1890 Maddocks, Lot 8, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada married in the 1891 census; RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1890  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Moreshead, Eleanor GorrillFebruary 10, 1891December 18, 1985
Moreshead, Mary Bridget1892before 1901
Moreshead, Melvin RoyFebruary 2, 1894February 4, 1959
Moreshead, Mary AbigailOctober 7, 1896before 1999
Moreshead, Olive JosephineApril 14, 1898March 19, 1902
Moreshead, Anne MyrtleMay 16, 1900
Moreshead, George JohnDecember 16, 19081977

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1869 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1869 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1869 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1869 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 8, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1869 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 8, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1869 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 8, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada