The Family of Francis Killingbeck (1830 – ) of Cowick, Hunslet and Clinton Town, Massachusetts, USA

Francis Killingbeck was born 22 December 1830 and baptised 23 January 1831 at Wesleyan Methodist, Snaith, a son of George Killingbeck of West Cowick and Sarah Wilson, (daughter of William - sic - and Elizabeth Wilson).


He married Mary Jane Boothroyd in the Goole district in the March quarter 1862.


Mary Jane was buried at Holy Trinity, East Cowick.  Her memorial reads ‘In affectionate remembrance of Mary Jane beloved wife of Francis Killingbeck of Cowick who died November 9th 1864 aged 28 years.


In 1881 at 5 Back Cheap Street, Hunslet, Leeds, Francis, married (sic) was aged 49, a carter, born at Snaith and his son was Wilson B. Killingbeck aged 17 a cotton weaver, of Snaith.


They cannot be found in later censues in England and in fact they emigrated to America in 1885.


In the 1900 census of Massachusetts, in a rented house at 92 Sterling Street, Clinton Town, Frank Killingbeck was the head of the household, born in May 1834.  He was a wood dealer.  With him was his son Wilson B born December 1864, a wood dealer, his daughter-in-law Minnie born in England in May 1876 (emigrated to America 1889) and his grandson Wilson B. born July 1896.  Wilson and Minnie had been married 4 years and had had one child.


Francis and Mary Jane’s child was:

Wilson Boothroyd Killingbeck, birth registered in the March quarter 1864 in the Goole district (Killingback) and baptised in 1864.  He married Minnie Groom.  In 1871, in Hook, Yorks, he (Killingbech) was aged 8, a pauper born in Cowick.  He took out naturalisation 3 October 1896 at the age of 31 and was of 110 Sterling Street, Clinton.

In 1900 he was living with his father and was a wood dealer.

Wilson B. Killingbeck (1896 – 1992), born 16 July 1896 in Clinton, Massachusetts, America to Wilson Killingbeck, a merchant and Minnie Groom, both born in England.  He died 30 September 1992 at Sonoma, California aged 96 (mother: Groom).

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Posted January 2017