Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Edmund Bignell (2)

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great uncle (brother of George Bignell Jr.)

George Bignell Sr. and Martha (Rands) Bignell

Born in Dec. 10, 1849, in Simpson, England, according to 1851 English census

Farmer in Waterville Township, Pepin County, Wis., at time of marriage to Elizabeth; farmer in Frankfort, Pepin Co., at time of marriage to Carrie Richee

g Elizabeth Riches (daughter of George and Jane Riches) on Nov. 10, 1872, in Waterville, Pepin Co., by Justice of the Peace John H Blackford with George Riches and Elizabeth Riches as subscribing witnesses. Edmund’s name is spelled “Bignal” on the marriage registration form. Anna Jane Riches is Elizabeth's younger sister.
g Carrie Leotia Richee (b. Oct. 12, 1872, in Pepin Co., Wis., to Chester Richee and Elizabeth Askins (Richee), both of who are buried at Round Hill Cemetery, Pepin Co.; his second wife; her siblings are: Martha Jane Ritchie, b. Nov. 2, 1866, Eau Claire Co., Wis., d. Sept. 1890; Welcome Sylvester Richie, b. March 3, 1868, Frankfort, Pepin Co., d. 1940, Cayuga Co, N.Y.; and Cora B. Richie, b. March 21, 1878, Frankfort, Pepin Co., d. Aug. 2, 1892, Pepin Co.; after divorcing, Carrie m. William McKinley Manore on Nov. 19, 1893, in Arkansaw, Pepin Co.; their children include William McKinley Manore, b. Aug. 31, 1896, Pepin Co., Lee L. Manore, b. May 20, 1899, Pepin Co., Grace Etta Manore, b. Sept. 12, 1901, Pepin Co., Vaughn Odell Manore, b. Oct. 30, 1907, Pepin Co.; William Manore died Dec. 15, 1910; Carrie d. Dec. 7, 1910.; see Richie family tree for more) on April 12, 1887, in Waterville, Pepin Co., Wis., at the M.E. Church, W.S. York officiating with Chester C. Richee and Elizabeth (Askins) Richee as subscribing witnesses. The marriage was registered April 18, 1887.)

With Elizabeth Riches:
g Mary (or May) (b. 1871 in Pepin Co., Wis.; d. 1921)
With Carrie Richee:
g Vernie Olie Bignell (b. March 13, 1888, Pepin Co.; d. Jan. 7, 1892)
g Nellie R. Bignell (b. Aug. 28, 1889, Pepin Co.)
g Franklin Bignell (b. 1890, Pepin Co.)
g William Bignell (b. 1893, Pepin Co.)

Interesting facts
g First name sometimes spelled Edmond on official records
g Immigrated to the U.S. in 1855, according to a declaration of citizenship filed in Pepin County, Wis.
g He moved to Washington state while his siblings remained in west-central Wisconsin; a reason why Edmond may have come to Washington state is he and Elizabeth Riches (his first wife) had a daughter, Mary, who married William Valentine Van Etten in Eau Claire Co., Wis., and died in Washington State. William and May had a family in Washington and live in Whatcom County, Wash., for a while. There seems to be a group that traveled to Washington state before the turn of the century (1900). Edmund is in a 1900 Federal Census for Washington state, Summit Precinct, Chehalis Co., with William Van Etten as head of household. William was a cook. May Van Etten and three children (William, Frankie, Satie), and Edmund Bignold (that's how it's spelled) born England and got citizenship in 1889, also a day laborer; & Frank Bignold, brother in law. In the 1910 Washington Census, William Van Etten, May, and four children are in Bellingham, Whatcom, Wash. There is no record of Carrie going with Edmund to Washington state; records show she married a William Manore. Edmond’s Died certificate lists him as divorced.

July 3, 1915, in Whatcom County near Everson, Wash., and was buried in Bellingham, Wash. Cause of death on his birth certificate was listed as Mitral regurgitation, Mitral Infarct of the heart, secondary: Chronic nephritis.