Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - October 13, 2015 - Stephen Edward Peer


Stephen Edward Peer

Stephen Edward Peer was the son of Levi and Jane (Greenless)Peer born in Guelph, Wellington, Ontario in 1853. He married Mary Elizabeth Vollick, daughter of Isaac and Libby (Lydia Jamieson) Vollick on July 12, 1879.
Stephen and Mary Elizabeth Peer had nine children; Olive(1880),  George Wellington(1882), Myrtle(1884), Herbert Lockwood(1886),  John Chester(188), Lydia Jane(1890), Pearl Adelett(1893), Leonard Lancelot(1894), and Phillip Edgar(1896).

Stephen was a member of the local Militia 44th Regiment, Welland in 1883.  Stephen Edward died on October 13, 1896 of Typhoid Fever. 

I had hoped to be able to find Stephen's grave but I have not so far but I found the searching for  family information interesting this week.  I discovered that all five of the sons served for the Canadian Overseas Forces in WW1.  Leonard Lancelot joined first on September 19, 1914. He was single at the time he joined. Herbert Lockwood and George Wellington joined on the same day, on Oct 26, 1914.  They were both married at the time they joined. John Chester joined on January 12, 1915  Phillip Edgar joined on May 26, 1915.  Phillip Edgar died on August 8, 1918 in France during the conflict. He is Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion when he died near Moreuil, France.  He was buried in the Handgard French Military Cemetery.

George Wellington Peer

Leonard Lancelot Peer

Phillip Edgar Peer

Handgard MilitaryCemetery

Handgard Cemetery, France

Handgard Cemetery, France

All photos of the Peer sons were shared by family members Wyle's family on Ancestry.com. I'll look to see if I can find photos of the rest of the boy and any more information about their WW1 service.

Happy Hunting,


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - October 6, 2015 - Chester Arthur Crites

Chester Arthur Crites

Chester Arthur was the second son of Jesse Harris Crites and Anna Ida Schultz born September 6, 1897 in Carbondale, Kansas. He married Anna Mae Barry in 1926 and they lived in Topeka, Kansas. They had two sons; Berry Dee (b. 1928) and Jack Arthur (b.1931). The Federal Census lists Chester's occupation as a painter for the railroad in both of the 1930 and 1940.  Chester died on October 6, 1953 and was buried in the Topeka Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas.