benjamin skidmore in england canada and the usa any information please

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hi trying to find as much info as possible on my grandfather,benjamin skidmore born 1881 in dudley england,emigrated to canada in about 1904,lived in rhode island usa for a while then when his wife died eleanor skidmore nee hobson in 1922 went back to stratford canada where his father william had a foundry on pine street stratford.needing info on his father and him the foundry and anything else i can find so i can make a diary of his life.thanks to anyone who can help.
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This is from the Ontario, Canada Marriage Index:

Name: Benjamin Skidmore
Birth Place: Worcestershire England
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Father Name: William Skidmore
Mother Name: Mary Carter
Spouse Name: Eleanor Hobson
Spouse's Age: 22
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1884
Spouse Birth Place: Yorkshire, England
Spouse Father Name: Fulte Hobson
Spouse Mother Name: Jane Kaye
Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1906
Marriage County or District: Perth


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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This is from the 1891 England Census:

1891 England Census about Benjamin Skidmore

Name: Benjamin Skidmore
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William Skidmore
Mother's name: Mary H Skidmore
Gender: Male
Where born: Dudley, Worcestershire, England

Household Members:

William Skidmore age 39

Mary H Skidmore age 42

Annie M Skidmore age 17

William T Skidmore age 15

Arthur Skidmore age 12

Susannah Skidmore age 11

Benjamin Skidmore age 10

Mabel Skidmore age 3

Idah Skidmore age 3

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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hi douglas

this is the right benjamin,what i am after is anything at all after about 1904 and importantly after 1924 when he moved back to canada.

regards kevin
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It looks like Benjamin and Eleanor were in Rhode Island by at least 1907, according to the 1910 census:

They were living in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, but their oldest son had been born around 1907 in Rhode Island. Then their next son was born around 1908 in Canada, so they either moved back briefly or Eleanor visited to be close to her family around the time of birth.

They were in Massachusetts until at least 1913/1914, when their daughter Eleanor was born. Then the family appears in the 1915 Rhode Island census, in Providence. According to his WWI Draft Card, he was working for the Rhode Island Power Station as a utility man.

I've started profiles for Benjamin and Eleanor with these sources listed, and if anyone has more information, please share it here and on the profiles! (I've added Benjamin's profile to the original question.) Kevin, we'd be glad for you to consider joining us here at WikiTree, it's a great place to gather and share research and the profiles make it easy to put together an ancestor's story. When you join, message me and I'll make you the manager of the Skidmores' profiles.
by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (256k points)

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