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Elizabeth (Brown) Lafferty (abt. 1870 - 1940)

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Profile last modified 14 Sep 2019 | Created 16 Nov 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Sep 2019
15:04: Don Lafferty edited the Biography for Elizabeth (Brown) Lafferty (abt.1870-1940). [Thank Don for this]
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Biography

Elizabeth's grave inscription shows 1870 as her birth year.[1] Other official records confirm her birth date as June, 1870.[2] Through her life, her birth date was reported as abt. 1867 to perhaps as late as 1873. Without a birth certificate, her birth date cannot be confirmed and is further complicated by the presence of an unrelated Elizabeth H. Brown (b.1867) who was living in Buffalo, NY in 1892 at the same time Elizabeth Brown was working as a dress maker with two of her sisters.[3]

In 1881, Elizabeth Brown is living with her family in Thorah, Ontario.[4]

Name – Elizabeth Brown
Gender – Female
Age – 10
Birth Year – 1871
Birthplace – Ontario
Nationality – Irish
District Number – 133
District – Ontario North
Sub-District Number – F
Subdistrict – Thorah
Division – 2
Household Member (Age) – William Brown (69)
Household Member (Age) – Martha Brown (50)
Household Member (Age) – Mary Jane Brown (21)
Household Member (Age) – William Jas. Brown (20)
Household Member (Age) – Richard Brown (18)
Household Member (Age) – Elizabeth Brown (10)
Household Member (Age) – Martha Brown (7)

Elizabeth came to the United States in 1887 or 1888. In 1892, she is living with her sisters Mary Brown and Charlotte Brown. They are all dress makers.[5]

Name – Mary Brown
Age – 25
In What Country Born – United States [sic]
Citizen or Alien – Citizen
Occupation – Dressmaker
Name – Charlotte Brown
Age – 23
In What Country Born – United States [sic]
Citizen or Alien – Citizen
Occupation – Dressmaker
Name – Elizabeth Brown
Age – 21
In What Country Born – United States [sic]
Citizen or Alien – Citizen
Occupation – Dressmaker

In 1899, Elizabeth is living on Oak Street in Buffalo, NY.[6]

Name – Mrs. Elizabeth Lafferty
Gender – Female
Residence Year – 1899
Birthplace – Canada
Street Address – 439 Oak Street

Elizabeth married William Lafferty in 1899. In 1900, they are living on Oak Street in Buffalo, NY.[7]

Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Age – 29
Birth Year – Jun 1870
Birthplace – Canada
Home in 1900 – Buffalo Ward 6, Erie
Ward of City – 6th
Street – Oak Street
House Number – 439
Sheet Number – 3
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation – 38
Family Number – 55
Gender – Female
Immigration Year – 1888
Relation to Head of House – Wife
Marital Status – Married
Spouse's Name – William T Lafferty
Marriage Year – 1899
Father's Birthplace – England
Mother's Birthplace – Canada
Mother: Number of Living Children – 0
Mother: How Many Children – 0
Years in US – 12
Can Read – Yes
Can Write – Yes
Can Speak English – Yes
Household Member (Age) – William T Lafferty (27)
Household Member (Age) – Elizabeth Lafferty (29)

Their first child, Alice Lafferty, was born in 1901 according to the 1905 New York State Census. [8]

Name – William F. [sic] Lafferty
Relation to Head of House – Head
Age – 32
Born In – United States
Citizen or Alien – Citizen
Occupation – Machinist
Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Relation to Head of House – Wife
Age – 34
Born In – Canada (English)
Citizen or Alien – Citizen
Occupation – Housework
Name – Alice E. Lafferty
Relation to Head of House – Daughter
Age – 4
Born In – United States
Citizen or Alien – Citizen

Sometime after 1905, William and Elizabeth moved to Boston. Their second child, Allston Lafferty, was born in Boston in 1907.[9]

No. - 4936
Date of Birth – May 12
Full Name – Allston Tunis Lafferty
Sex – M
Place of Birth and Residence of Parents – 241 Cambridge St
Name of Father – William T
Maiden Name of Mother – Elizabeth Brown
Occupation of Father – Electrician
Place of Birth of Father – Buffalo, N.Y.
Place of Birth of Mother – Beaverton, Ca
Date of Record – June 25

In 1910, the family continues to reside on Cambridge Street in Boston.[10]

Name – William T. Lafferty
Relation – Head
Age – 38
Marital Status – M
Years Married – 11
How Many Children – 2
Birthplace – New York
Father's Birthplace – New York
Mother's Birthplace – New York
Speaks English – English
Employment – Auto Mechanic
Industry – Auto Repair Shop
Can Read – Y
Can Write – Y
Own or Rent – R
Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Relation – Wife
Age – 37
Marital Status – M
Years Married – 11
How Many Children – 2
Birthplace – New York
Father's Birthplace – New York [sic]
Mother's Birthplace – New York [sic]
Can Read – Y
Can Write – Y
Name – Alice E. Lafferty
Relation – Daughter
Age – 8
Birthplace – New York
Father's Birthplace – New York
Mother's Birthplace – New York
Speaks English – English
Can Read – Y
Can Write – Y
Name – Allston F[sic] Lafferty
Relation – Son
Age – 3
Birthplace – New York
Father's Birthplace – New York
Mother's Birthplace – New York
Speaks English – English
Can Read – Y
Can Write – Y

Elizabeth's husband William Laffertypassed away in 1911. This is his obituary. [11]

LAFFERTY – In this city, April 21, 1911, William T. Lafferty, beloved husband of Elizabeth Lafferty, father of Alice and Allston Lafferty. Funeral Monday at 2 P.M. from his mother's (Priscilla Tunis) residence, 207 High Street… .

Elizabeth is living on Burton St in Buffalo, NY in 1912 and 1913.[12]

Name – Mrs Elizabeth Lafferty
Gender – Female
Residence Year – 1912
Street Address – 99 Burton
Residence Place – Buffalo, New York, USA

Buffalo City Directory, 1913.[13]

Name – Mrs Elizabeth Lafferty
Gender – Female
Residence Year – 1913
Street Address – 99 Burton
Residence Place – Buffalo, New York, USA
Occupation – Dress Maker

Elizabeth's parents William Brown and Martha Ann Cook passed away in the Buffalo, New York area in 1912 and 1914.

In early 1915 Elizabeth is living on Michigan Ave in Buffalo, New York, according to the Buffalo City Directory.[14]

Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Gender – Female
Residence Year – 1915
Street Address – 792 Michigan Ave
Residence Place – Buffalo, New York, USA
Spouse – William T Lafferty [?]
Publication Title – Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1915

On May 20, 1915 with the assistance of her sister Charlotte Brown, Elizabeth was admitted to the hospital.[15] Census records show that she remained in the hospital until her death in 1940. New York State Census, 1915:[16]

Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Birth Year – abt 1867
Birthplace – Canada
Age – 48
Gender – Female
Residence Place – Buffalo Ward 23, Erie
Relationship – Patient
Assembly District – 02
House Number – 336
Line Number – 3
Page Number – 52

United States Census, 1920:[17]

Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Age – 52
Birth Year – abt 1868
Birthplace – Canada
Home in 1920 – Buffalo Ward 23, Erie, New York
Residence Date – 1920
Gender – Female
Immigration Year – 1887
Relation to Head of House – Wife
Marital Status – Widowed
Father's Birthplace – Canada [sic]
Mother's Birthplace – Canada [sic]
Native Tongue – English
Able to Speak English – Yes
Occupation – Inmate
Industry – BS Hospital
Naturalization Status – Naturalized
Can Read – Yes
Can Write – Yes

New York State Census, 1925:[18]

Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Birth Year – abt 1867
Birthplace – Canada
Age – 58
Gender – Female
Residence Place – Buffalo Ward 23, Erie
Assembly District – 02
House Number – 293
Line Number – 11
Page Number – 38

United States Census, 1930:[19]

Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Birth Year – abt 1867
Gender – Female
Birthplace – Canada
Marital Status – Widowed
Home in 1930 – Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA
Street Address – Forest Avenue
Ward of City – 23
Institution – Buffalo State Hospital
House Number – 400
Attended School – No
Able to Read and Write – Yes
Father's Birthplace – Canada [sic]
Mother's Birthplace – Canada [sic]
Language Spoken – English
Immigration Year – 1916
Naturalization – Alien
Able to Speak English – Yes

Elizabeth passed away in January, 1940.New York, Death Index, 1852-1956:[20]

Name – Elizabeth Lafferty
Age – 73
Birth Year – abt 1867
Death Date – 11 Jan 1940
Death Place – Buffalo, New York, USA
Certificate Number – 1420

Elizabeth's obituary was printed in the Buffalo Evening News.[21]

Elizabeth Lafferty, in Buffalo, N.Y., Jan. 11, 1940, wife of the late William T. (Lafferty), mother of Alliston (sic) Lafferty of East Aurora and the late Alice Lafferty Wrede; sister of Miss Mary Brown, Miss Charlotte Brown, Richard Brown, and the late Mrs. Byron Hill and James Brown.

Elizabeth is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.[22]

Name – Elizabeth Brown
Birth Date – 1870
Cemetery – Forest Lawn
Burial or Cremation Place – Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA

The grave inscription reads:

Elizabeth Brown
1870

Research Notes

See the Research Notes for William Brown for additional comments.


Sources

  1. Find A Grave, Memorials: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York, USA
  2. Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 6, Erie, New York; Roll: 1026; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0051; FHL microfilm: 1241026
  3. New York, State Census, 1892, Election District: E.D. 01; City: Buffalo Ward 21; County: Erie
  4. Year:1881; Census Place: Thorah, Ontario North, Ontario; Roll: C_13245; Page 23; Family No: 105
  5. New York, State Census, 1892, Election District: E.D. 01; City: Buffalo Ward 21; County: Erie
  6. Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1899
  7. Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 6, Erie, New York; Roll: 1026; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0051; FHL microfilm: 1241026
  8. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 01; City: Buffalo Ward 15; County: Erie; Page: 3
  9. Boston Birth Records, 1907, Vol 569, page 110
  10. United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Boston Ward 25, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_625; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1644; FHL microfilm: 1374638
  11. Buffalo Evening News, Obituaries, Apr 22, 1911
  12. Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1912.
  13. Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1913.
  14. Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1915
  15. Privately held record.
  16. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 01; Assembly District: 02; City: Buffalo Ward 23; County: Erie; Page: 52
  17. Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 23, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1107; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 213; Image: 585
  18. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 01; Assembly District: 02; City: Buffalo Ward 23; County: Erie; Page: 38
  19. Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: 1432; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 0284; Image: 613.0; FHL microfilm: 2341167
  20. New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index; Certificate Number: 1420
  21. Buffalo Evening News, Obituaries, Jan 13, 1940
  22. Find A Grave, Memorials: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York, USA


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