Brace, William Edward

Birth Name Brace, William Edward 1a
Gender male
Age at Death 76 years, 1 month, 11 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth December 23, 1846 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island PEI Baptismal Index & immigration form
1b
Death February 3, 1923 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States PEI Master Name Index
 
Occupation 1873   shoemaker
 
Marriage 1874 Massachusetts, United States to Catherine MacDonald
 
Residence September 1878 New England, United States became a citizen
1c
Marriage 1905 Boston, Massachusetts to Mary Catherine Knecht, who lived on the same street
 
Occupation 1905   policeman
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Brace, George
Mother Mann, Hannah Braidwood
    Sister     Brace, Mary Hannah Jane
         Brace, William Edward
    Brother     Brace, James Henry
    Brother     Brace, Richard Knight
    Sister     Brace, Sarah Evangeline
    Brother     Brace, John Albert
    Brother     Brace, Walter Palmer

Families

    Family of Brace, William Edward and McDonald, Catherine
Married Wife McDonald, Catherine
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage April 14, 1874 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts  
 
  Children
  1. Brace, Minnie Eva
  2. Brace, Hannah E.
  3. Brace, William Edward
  4. Brace, John Albert
  5. Brace, Charles
    Family of Brace, William Edward and Knecht, Mary Catherine
Married Wife Knecht, Mary Catherine
  Children
  1. Brace, Arthur Nicholas

Media

Narrative

William Edward was born in 1846 in Charlottetown, the son of George Brace and Hannah Mann. He married Catherine S. McDonald in Massachusetts in 1874 and they had four children: Hannah E. (1875-1894), William E. (1876-1893), John A. (1878-?), and Charles (1880-1902).
In the 1880 census, William and Catherine were living in Boston where he was a boot and shoe maker. They had four children in this census: Hannah (1875), William (1876), John (1878) and Charles (1880).
Catherine died three years later, in 1883.
In the 1900 census, William was living with two sons, Charles (20) and William (18). Is this second William a mistake? When Charles died, his obituary described him as being the youngest son of William Brace. Also, this William would have been born before the first child named William died.
William Sr. was a policeman, Charles was an engineer, and William a clerk.
Their children William, Hannah, and Charles all died of some kind of TB. There is no death record for John, but he could not be identified in census records after 1880.
After Catherine's death, William married Mary C. Knecht in 1905. Her family had lived next to him. They had two children, neither of whom were mentioned in their mother's obituary (1949).
William is in the US census until 1920.
Brace, William February 3 1923 at Dorchester, Massachusetts at age 72 leaving widow and two children. He was retired from the Boston Police Department, as a policeman.
Second wife Catherine was in the 1930 census with her daughter Mary Catherine.

This looks like the family in the 1910 census:
name: Catherine M Brace
birthplace: Massachusetts
relationship to head of household: Wife
residence: Boston Ward 16, Suffolk, Massachusetts
father's birthplace: Massachusetts, mother's birthplace: Massachusetts
family number: 517, page number: 22
self William V Brace M 58y Canada
wife Catherine M Brace F 32y Massachusetts (Mary Catherine Knecht)
son Gertrude N Brace M 4y Massachusetts (Arthur N?)
Citing this Record "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2KB-VSQ : accessed 09 Jan 2013), Catherine M Brace in household of William V Brace, Boston Ward 16, Suffolk, Massachusetts; citing sheet 22A, family 517, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374633.
Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHXT-VHT : accessed 08 Dec 2012), William E Brace, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 143B, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0560.

 

Pedigree

  1. Brace, George
    1. Mann, Hannah Braidwood
      1. Brace, Mary Hannah Jane
      2. Brace, William Edward
        1. McDonald, Catherine
          1. Brace, Minnie Eva
          2. Brace, Hannah E.
          3. Brace, William Edward
          4. Brace, John Albert
          5. Brace, Charles
        2. Knecht, Mary Catherine
          1. Brace, Arthur Nicholas
      3. Brace, James Henry
      4. Brace, Richard Knight
      5. Brace, Sarah Evangeline
      6. Brace, John Albert
      7. Brace, Walter Palmer

Source References

  1. Ancestry.com: U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
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        Birth date: 23 Dec 1846 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: Residence place: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 23 Dec 1846 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: Residence place: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 23 Dec 1846 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: Residence place: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont