Brace, William Edward

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

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.

 

Events

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

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Brace, GeorgeApril 14, 1809March 2, 1887
Mother Mann, Hannah Braidwoodabout 1816August 15, 1888
    Sister     Brace, Mary Hannah Jane March 18, 1844 August 17, 1880
         Brace, William Edward December 23, 1846 February 3, 1923
    Brother     Brace, James Henry March 18, 1848 June 13, 1930
    Brother     Brace, Richard Knight August 25, 1850 April 15, 1925
    Sister     Brace, Sarah Evangeline December 15, 1852 October 13, 1875
    Brother     Brace, John Albert December 28, 1855 May 7, 1938
    Brother     Brace, Walter Palmer June 4, 1859 October 2, 1943

Families

Family of Brace, William Edward and McDonald, Catherine

Married Wife McDonald, Catherine ( * 1852 + May 30, 1883 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 14, 1874 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Brace, Minnie EvaJune 30, 1873March 6, 1875
Brace, Hannah E.1875September 14, 1894
Brace, William EdwardApril 20, 1876October 21, 1893
Brace, John AlbertMarch 22, 1878August 2, 1905
Brace, Charles1880February 26, 1902
Brace, WilliamMay 1882

Family of Brace, William Edward and Knecht, Mary Catherine

Married Wife Knecht, Mary Catherine ( * about 1878 + January 16, 1949 )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Brace, Arthur NicholasMay 15, 19061925
Brace, Mary CatherineJuly 2, 1912

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