John Joseph MARKHAM (1850 - Bef 1881) and Emma DAVIS (Abt 1853 - Jan 1885) married 24 Jan 1871 in Newington, Southwark, Greater London, England. They had six children:
1. Elizabeth Marie MARKHAM (1870 - 1937) m. John TOMLIN
2. John Joseph MARKHAM (1872 - 1930) m. Meriam JENKINS
3. Mary Ann MARKHAM (1874 - ?) m. William J. BUTLER
4. Charles James MARKHAM (1876 - 1959) m. Dinah MESSEROLL (1875-1901); Elizabeth LUCAS (1875-1948)
5. Eliza Emma MARKHAM (1879 - 1958) m. William John COMBEN (1878-1924); William J. LEONARD (1872-1958)
6. Ada Emily MARKHAM (1881 - ?)
John and Charles arrived Canada 19 Apr 1886, heading for Annie Macpherson's Stratford, Ontario receiving home. Mary Ann, Eliza and Ada arrived 7 Jun 1886. It looks like Elizabeth came later on her own.
Trying to find records and information has been especially difficult for the simple fact that I am not directly related: Eliza lived with my ancestor and I would like to know more about what happened to her.
Eliza appeared on the census in 1891 in Morris Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada, at the home of Emanuel and Sarah Jane Oliver. Emanuel died in 1893 and Sarah died 1896. If Eliza was indentured to the age of 18 (which I understand was typical) she would have only been 16 when Sarah died. What became of her?
There was a Martha? Markham with the same birth date as Eliza living as a boarder with Mary Ann (Markham) Butler at 12 Pearl St, Hamilton, Ontario in the 1911 census.
Eliza was buried at the Hamilton Cemetery in Hamilton.
John Mc HALL / born June 23, 1852 / died June 24, 1913 /
Rebecca MELVIN / wife of /John Mc. HALL / 1854 - 1940 /
Florence R. HALL / wife of / Wm. J. LEONARD / died May 11, 1935 / in her 59th year /
William J. LEONARD / Dec. 6, 1872 / Jan. 9, 1958 /
Eliza (Lila) MARKHAM / 2nd wife of / Wm. J. LEONARD / June 13, 1879 - Aug. 23, 1958 /
Unlike many BHC horror stories, this family seems to have reconnected in Hamilton; many were witnesses for each other at weddings, lived in/near Hamilton, and two are buried in Hamilton Cemetery and two more in Woodland Cemetery (now Burlington).
I would like to know more about Eliza and curious about what happened to Ada.