George Croskell1,2

M, #15225, b. circa 29 September 1831
Father*William Croskell1,2 b. c 1804
Mother*Mary Pettinger1 b. c 1803, d. b 13 Jul 1852
Last Edited20 Jun 2018
     He was born circa 29 September 1831 at Lincolnshire, England.1,3 Alternatively, he was born circa 1834 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, since he was age 47 in the 1881 census.2 George married Mary A (?) before 1866.4,2

Census Data

     George Croskell and Mary A (?) appeared on the 1881 British Census of England, at Louth, Lincolnshire, enumerated 3 April 1881, enumerated as a labourer. Their children John W, Fredrick G, Jessie and Walter were listed as living with them.2
     George Croskell was Baptised/Christened on 29 September 1831 at Grimoldby, Lincolnshire, England.1

Family

Mary A (?) b. c 1833
Children

Citations

  1. [S314] Valerie Bell, "Bell, Valerie (Croskell)," e-mail message from email address withheld for privacy (UK) to Rick Moffat, Oct 1999, George baptised 29th September 1833; Email Oct 7, 1999 -- Croskell Family. Hereinafter cited as "Croskell Family Info."
  2. [S8145] George Croskell houshold, April 3, 1881 U.K. Census, England, 6 Monks Dyke Rd, Grimsby, Lincoln; PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3262; Folio: 65; Page: 27, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU Roll: 1341778.
  3. [S646] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth or baptism/christening date.
  4. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Mary A (?)1

F, #15226, b. circa 1833
Last Edited20 Jun 2018
     She was born circa 1833. Note that the 1881 census shows her birthplace as "N. K." which I assume means "not known."1 Mary married George Croskell before 1866.2,1

Census Data

     Mary A (?) and George Croskell appeared on the 1881 British Census of England, Louth, at Lincolnshire, enumerated 3 April 1881, enumerated as a labourer. Their children John W, Fredrick G, Jessie and Walter were listed as living with them.1

Family

George Croskell b. c 29 Sep 1831
Children

Citations

  1. [S8145] George Croskell houshold, April 3, 1881 U.K. Census, England, 6 Monks Dyke Rd, Grimsby, Lincoln; PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3262; Folio: 65; Page: 27, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU Roll: 1341778.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

John W Croskell1

M, #15227, b. circa 1866
Father*George Croskell1 b. c 29 Sep 1831
Mother*Mary A (?)1 b. c 1833
Last Edited20 Jun 2018
     He was born circa 1866 at Hull, Yorkshire, England.1

Census Data

     John W Croskell appeared on the1881 British Census of at Louth, at Lincolnshire, England, in the household of his parents, George Croskell and Mary A (?), listed as a bricklayers labourer.1

Citations

  1. [S8145] George Croskell houshold, April 3, 1881 U.K. Census, England, 6 Monks Dyke Rd, Grimsby, Lincoln; PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3262; Folio: 65; Page: 27, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU Roll: 1341778.

Fredrick G Croskell1

M, #15228, b. circa 1871
Father*George Croskell1 b. c 29 Sep 1831
Mother*Mary A (?)1 b. c 1833
Last Edited20 Jun 2018
     He was born circa 1871 at Louth, Lincolnshire, England.1

Census Data

     Fredrick G Croskell appeared on the1881 British Census of at Louth, at Lincolnshire, England, in the household of his parents, George Croskell and Mary A (?), listed as a scholar.1

Citations

  1. [S8145] George Croskell houshold, April 3, 1881 U.K. Census, England, 6 Monks Dyke Rd, Grimsby, Lincoln; PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3262; Folio: 65; Page: 27, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU Roll: 1341778.

Jessie Croskell1

M, #15229, b. circa 1873
Father*George Croskell1 b. c 29 Sep 1831
Mother*Mary A (?)1 b. c 1833
Last Edited20 Jun 2018
     He was born circa 1873 at Louth, Lincolnshire, England.1

Census Data

     Jessie Croskell appeared on the1881 British Census of at Louth, at Lincolnshire, England, in the household of his parents, George Croskell and Mary A (?), listed as a scholar.1

Citations

  1. [S8145] George Croskell houshold, April 3, 1881 U.K. Census, England, 6 Monks Dyke Rd, Grimsby, Lincoln; PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3262; Folio: 65; Page: 27, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU Roll: 1341778.

Walter Croskell1

M, #15230, b. circa 1877
Father*George Croskell1 b. c 29 Sep 1831
Mother*Mary A (?)1 b. c 1833
Last Edited20 Jun 2018
     He was born circa 1877 at Louth, Lincolnshire, England.1

Census Data

     Walter Croskell appeared on the1881 British Census of at Louth, at Lincolnshire, England, in the household of his parents, George Croskell and Mary A (?), listed as a scholar.1

Citations

  1. [S8145] George Croskell houshold, April 3, 1881 U.K. Census, England, 6 Monks Dyke Rd, Grimsby, Lincoln; PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3262; Folio: 65; Page: 27, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU Roll: 1341778.

Margaret Isadora Reddington1,2

F, #15231, b. 12 May 1875, d. 27 March 1945
Last Edited25 Sep 2020
     She was born on 12 May 1875 at Iowa, USA.2 Margaret married Marshall Burns Lloyd on 18 March 1899 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA, From Marshall Burns Lloyd Photo Album
http://mlloyd.org/Gen/lloyd/mblphoto.htm

Marshall Burns Lloyd articles:

New York Times, May 6 1928, Sec II, P2:7.

First Wife Sues Estate.

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Declares She Was Illegally Divorced From Michigan Philanthropist.

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MENOMINEE. Mich., May 5 (AP).--A million dollars is at stake in the suit of Mrs. Margaret Isadora Lloyd of Los Angeles against the estate of her former husband, Marshall Burns Lloyd, inventor, philanthropist, and manufacturer. The case is set for trial here Monday.
Mrs. Herietta B. [P.] Lloyd, second wife; Isaac B. Lipson of Chicago and the Detroit Trust Company, executors of the will, are defendants.
The plaintiff seeks the $1,000,000 as her rightful share as the widow of the millionaire. Her suit is based on the contention that she was illegally divorced by Mr. Lloyd and she was his lawful wife at the time of his death last August.

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Marinette Eagle-Star. P. 6, Sec. 3. After Aug. 1950. Courtesy Menominee Co. Historical Society. Menominee, MI 49858.

Lloyd Shared Wealth

...Litigation over the Lloyd will and curtailment of building materials during World War II delayed until the spring of 1949 the start of construction of the hospital facility which was to bear his name.3 Margaret Isadora Reddington and Marshall Burns Lloyd were divorced on 28 April 1920 at Marinette, Marinette County, Michigan, USA.4
     She died on 27 March 1945 at Los Angeles, California, USA, at age 69.2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Green Bay, Wisconsin Green Bay Press-Gazette 30 April 1920 :
RICH MANUFACTURER DIVORCED FROM WIFE
     MARINETTE, Wis., April 30.--Marshall B. Lloyd, wealthy manufacturer and former mayor of Menominee, Mich., was granted a divorce from his wife by Judge O'Brien of the circuit court Wednesday. It was a default case, Mr. Lloyd claiming that his wife deserted him three years ago. She made no appearance. Mr. Lloyd recently sold his patent fibre furniture machine to English capitalists for $1,500,000. Some years ago he sold a patent for making seamless steel tubing for a consideration in the millions.4

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Marshfield, Wisconsin Marshfield News-Herald 29 May 1928 :
Suit For $1,000,000 Will Test Validity Of Divorce
     Menominee, Mich. (AP) --A wife's half share in the estate of the man to whom she was married through the struggling years of his career to be cast aside when he achieved success and wealth was the claim of Margaret Isadora Lloyd of Los Angeles, California against the estate of Marshall Burns Lloyd, of Menominee.
     Divorced April 27, 1920 on grounds of desertion, the Los Angeles woman sought to establish her claim to $1,000,000 of the estate of the inventor, manufacturer, and philanthropist by attacking the validity of the divorce. This she did, in a chancery hearing before. Circuit Judge Frank Bell, in circuit court here May 7 and 8, her suit being contested by Lloyd's third wife, Mrs. Henrietta Lloyd, and other heirs and executors , who contended that the plaintiff was debarred from starting suit by the lapse of eight years and maintained the divorce was legal.
     Lloyd, over whose $2,000,000 fortune the legal battle was waged by an imposing array of counsel, died in August 1927. Inventor of a score of devices, he achieved his greatest fame and wealth through the Lloyd loom which revolutionized the weaving business which theretofore had been done by hand, and earned for him the title of "baby carriage king" through the manufacture of baby carriages through the new process in his Menominee plant which he later sold.
     Endowed City
     His philanthropy was largely confined to Menominee where he came in 1900 as a struggling inventor, and upon his death was found he left to the city the bulk of his fortune for a clinic to care for the physical ills of its residents. His will made no mention of his second wife, cut off with a dollar, his estranged adopted son, and left his third wife, Mrs. Henrietta Lloyd, $300,000 through an ante nuptial agreement.
     A large department store, motion picture theater and community building stand as monuments to his generosity.
     But in bringing the suit, Mrs. Margaret Lloyd claimed that the generosity was confined to the community, Her counsel pictured her as having been wife and helper to Marshall Burns Lloyd for 16 years, to be ordered from their beautiful Menominee home and then divorced illegally without being notified and finally offered a settlement of her dower rights for $1 which she refused.
     Lloyd whose first wife, Emma Croskill Lloyd had divorced him in Minneapolis where he formerly lived, obtained a decree from Judge P. H. O'Brien, April 27, 20, charging desertion.
     Charged Secrete (sic) Love Affair
     Her attorneys contended that she did not desert but was sent away from home, two years before Lloyd sued for divorce. An impasse had been reached she contended, when she discovered an affair Lloyd is alleged to have had with a stenographer in the plants.
     The divorce was attacked on the grounds Mrs. Lloyd was not properly served with notice of the suit, and counsel further contended that the decree was void for want of jurisdiction and for failure to have a date on the order for publication. A fraud was perpetrated upon the court by Lloyd, the woman's counsel suggested, when he asked for a divorce charging desertion.
     The executors, Mrs. Henrietta Lloyd, the Detroit Trust company and Isaac B. Lipson, Chicago attorney and the heirs fought the suit on several grounds. They contended she was stopped from contesting the validity of the divorce by the lapse of eight years, and that the divorce was not invalidated by any error in the record if there were any.
     The defense had charged in its answer that Mrs. Lloyd's departure from Menominee was because of her misconduct, but this allegation was ordered expunged when no proof was offered. Mrs. Margaret Lloyd who has been living with relatives in Los Angeles was the principal witness for her side. Mrs. Henrietta Lloyd, who married the inventor April 11, 1922 in New York City, after a brief courtship following their meeting at Palm Beach where she managed a gift shop, testified briefly.5

Family

Marshall Burns Lloyd b. 10 Mar 1858, d. 10 Aug 1927

Citations

  1. [S499] Marshall Davies lloyd, Marshall Burns Lloyd Photo Gallery (n.p.: http://mlloyd.org/Gen/lloyd/mblphoto.htm, unknown publish date), reproduces artilce from New York Times, May 6 1928, Sec II, P2:7. See Notes section for details. Note that this must be M B Lloyd's second wife, not his first wife.; Marshall Burns Lloyd articles -- First Wife Sues Estate.
  2. [S499] Marshall Davies lloyd, Marshall Burns Lloyd Photo Gallery, http://mlloyd.org/Gen/lloyd/text/divorce.html
  3. [S499] Marshall Davies lloyd, Marshall Burns Lloyd Photo Gallery, http://www.mlloyd.org/Gen/lloyd/text/mblloyd.htm
  4. [S10746] Rich Manufacturer Divorced From Wife, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 30 Apr 1920, Page 17, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Divorce: Marshall Burns Lloyd. Hereinafter cited as Green Bay Press-Gazette.
  5. [S10744] Suit For $1,000,000 Will Test Validity Of Divorce, Marshfield News-Herald, Marshfield, Wisconsin, 29 May 1928, Page 4, columns 2 to 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, 2nd wife contests will of Marshall Burns Lloyd; contiuned. Hereinafter cited as Marshfield News-Herald.

Barbara Pickett1,2

F, #15234, b. 1927, d. 2007
Last Edited15 Oct 2012
     She was born in 1927.2 Barbara married Clifford Edward Benjamin Crosskill on 30 May 1952 at Presbyterian Manse, Collingwood, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.1,3,4,2
     She died in 2007.2 Barbara Pickett was buried at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/191623.2

Family

Clifford Edward Benjamin Crosskill b. 27 Mar 1911, d. 30 May 1996

Citations

  1. [S290] Crosskill Family Tree, Family History, January and March 2003, Rick Moffat Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Page 16a - More About Family of Benjamin Croscall/Cros(s)kil/Croskell...
  2. [S3946] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/191623

    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  3. [S290] Crosskill Family Tree, Family History, January and March 2003 Rick Moffat Papers, ToDo; Page 16b - More About Family of Benjamin Croscall/Cros(s)kil/Croskell...
  4. [S1578] Susan Kennedy, online Susan Kennedy Family, Susan Kennedy (Ajax, Ontario), downloaded viewed Dec 2007, spells Barbara's surname as PICOTT.

Colin MacDonald1

M, #15236, d. 1 January 1993
Last Edited10 Jun 2015
     He died on 1 January 1993 or 1 1 1995. Died instantly in a car crash. Two children were also in the car. Carrina's leg was badly hurt.1

Citations

  1. [S290] Crosskill Family Tree, Family History, January and March 2003, Rick Moffat Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Page 16a - More About Family of Benjamin Croscall/Cros(s)kil/Croskell...

Olive Mary Crosskill1,2

F, #15239, b. 3 June 1904, d. 6 January 1984
Father*Joseph Crosskill1,3,2 b. 1 Oct 1868, d. 30 Jun 1954
Mother*Elizabeth Heathcote Boyes1,3,2 b. 17 Oct 1871, d. 30 Jan 1949
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited28 Apr 2017
     She was born on 3 June 1904 at Sydenham Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 017364.4,1,3,2,5 Olive married J Hilliard Erskine.6,7
     She died on 6 January 1984 at age 79.1,5

Census Data

     Olive M Crosskill appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Centreville, St. Vincent Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Joseph Crosskill and Elizabeth Crosskill.3
     Olive Mary Crosskill was listed as a witness to the marriage of Wilmitt Gordon Breadner and Myrtle Irene Crosskill on 4 June 1923 at Meaford, St. Vincent Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.8,9,10
     7 June 2005 Research notes:
update crosskill info from Jean.11

     In the obituary of Elsie Emma Elizabeth Helen Kerr who died 26 April 2006, Elsie's sister, Olive Erskine was listed as predeceased.7

Family

J Hilliard Erskine b. 1900, d. 1969
Marriage*Olive married J Hilliard Erskine.6,7 

Citations

  1. [S290] Crosskill Family Tree, Family History, January and March 2003, Rick Moffat Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Page 18 - More About Family of Benjamin Croscall/Cros(s)kil/Croskell...
  2. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Olive Mary Crosskill. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S1167] Joseph Crosskill household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Centreville (village), St. Vincent, Grey North, Ontario; Page 2; Family: 20, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S252] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Crosskill, Olive M - birth. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  5. [S3160] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, Olive M. Crosskill
    Grave marker transcription:
    Erskine
    Olive M. Crosskill     1904 - 1984
    J. Hilliard Erskine     1900 - 1969. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario.
  6. [S3160] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, J. Hilliard Erskine
    Grave marker transcription:
    Erskine
    Olive M. Crosskill     1904 - 1984
    J. Hilliard Erskine     1900 - 1969.
  7. [S3880] Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, online Elsie Kerr nee Crosskill, Elsie Emma Elizabeth Helen Kerr née Crosskill. Hereinafter cited as Elsie Kerr.
  8. [S830] Unknown compiler, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/bedell/1/data/7669, Jess Bedell (unknown location), downloaded Viewed July 7, 2004.
  9. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Myrtle Irene Croskill & Wilmitt Gordon Breadner.
  10. [S3160] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, M. Irene Crosskill
    Grave marker transcription:
    Breadner
    Wilmitt G. Breadner     1899 - 1934
    Beloved Husband of M. Irene Crosskill     1896 - 1985.
  11. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Ethel May White Crosskill1,2,3

F, #15240, b. 2 December 1906, d. 16 February 1962
Father*Joseph Crosskill1,4,2 b. 1 Oct 1868, d. 30 Jun 1954
Mother*Elizabeth Heathcote Boyes1,4,2 b. 17 Oct 1871, d. 30 Jan 1949
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited28 Apr 2017
     She was born on 2 December 1906 at Sydenham Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 018540.1,4,2,3
     She died on 16 February 1962 at age 55.1,3 Ethel May White Crosskill was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, St. Vincent Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.3

Census Data

     Ethel M W Crosskill appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Centreville, St. Vincent Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Joseph Crosskill and Elizabeth Crosskill.4
     In the obituary of Elsie Emma Elizabeth Helen Kerr who died 26 April 2006, Elsie's sister, Ethel Crosskill was listed as predeceased.5

Citations

  1. [S290] Crosskill Family Tree, Family History, January and March 2003, Rick Moffat Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Page 18 - More About Family of Benjamin Croscall/Cros(s)kil/Croskell...
  2. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Ethel M White Crosskill. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S3160] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, Ethel May White Crosskilll
    Grave marker transcription:
    Ethel May White Crosskill     1906 - 1962. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario.
  4. [S1167] Joseph Crosskill household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Centreville (village), St. Vincent, Grey North, Ontario; Page 2; Family: 20, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S3880] Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, online Elsie Kerr nee Crosskill, Elsie Emma Elizabeth Helen Kerr née Crosskill. Hereinafter cited as Elsie Kerr.