The Family of Wilfred Albert Wyborn

Wilfred Albert was born 5 September 1880, at 1 Park Terrace, High Street, Kingston on Thames, a son of Thomas Harrison Wyborn, a master grocer, and Elizabeth formerly Branton.

In the 1881 census of High Street, Kingston he was at home with his parents, aged 6 months, and born at Kingston.

In the 1891 census of 58 Palace Road, Bromley, he was at home with his parents, aged 10 and born at Kingston.

In the 1901 census of 43, East Street, Bromley, he was at home with his mother, aged 20, a painter, and born at Kingston on Thames.

He was a paperhanger and plasterer, married Grace Lodewick and emigrated to New York. He took his father's place in the family when his father died and was a favourite of Jane Gertrude.

In September 1909 he and his wife, Grace, and their daughter, Elizabeth, were returning to Grace's father, William Loderwick's house at 224 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, New York, on the ship 'New York', from Southampton to New York, arriving on 12 September 1909. Wilfred was aged 29, a decorator, height 5' 7", brown hair and blue eyes. Grace was 23 years and 5 months, height 5' 2" and Elizabeth was 11 months old. In 1914, 15 August, Wilfred travelled alone from Liverpool to New York on the 'Celtic' to his home 102 Ash Street, Yonkers, New York. He was aged 33. In 1924 they were returning to their home at 102 Ash Street, Yonkers, New York on board the 'Laconia', sailing from Liverpool on 23 August and arriving at New York on 1 September 1924. Wilfred Albert was aged 43, a British Citizen (naturalisation P.P 446102 Hughes 19/6/24 Supreme Court, New York 24/1/19). Grace was aged 38 (born Castleton, New York, 2/3/1886 and Elizabeth was 16 (born Yonkers, New York 30/6/1908).

At the age of 81, living with his wife and two parakeets (budgies) at 98 Maple Street, Yonkers, in a rented 3rd floor apartment, Wilfred, who had a heart ailment, passed the time by sculpting pieces of coal. These were exhibited for a month in a display window of Weber, Bunke and Lange Coal Corp. Inc. at 270 West 96th Street, New York City. He also made flowers from the dried centres of grapefruits. He had a small collection of early American stamps and was fond of reading. The various newspaper articles (from about 1961, from America and England) record that he settled in Yonkers in 1905, conducted his own house painting and decorating business for 40 years, retiring at 65 and married at St Andrew's Memorial Church about 1908 (53 years ago from when he was aged 81).

Wilfred and Grace had one child, Elizabeth.

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Posted 18 January 2007