Harry Kershaw
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Henry George Kershaw (1881 - 1940)

Henry George (Harry) Kershaw
Born in Manchester, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1900s - 1970s)], , and
Died at age 59 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Harry Kershaw was born in March, 1881 in Manchester, England [1] His parents were George W. Kershaw and Jemima Kershaw.[2]

Harry married Ethel Briggs in Chorlton, Lancashire, in the latter part of 1904. T [3]

In 1911 the family was living at 10 Sandywell Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester. Harry was a salesman. They had three children, Harry (5), Ethel (3 ) and Edwin (4 months).[4]

Emigration to the United States

Harry's sister Margaret Jane Willman and her family emigrated to the United States in April 1913. Harry was listed as a relative back in England, living at 66 Longridge St. in Longsight, Manchester. Harry followed in December 1913 on the 'SS Alaunia', leaving his wife and children in England.[5].Ehtel sailed to the United States, with her three children, onboard the SS Carmania, leaving Liverpool on 14 April 1914.[6]

He received his USA citizenship on Dec. 18, 1939 in Boston, MA.[7]

In 1930, Ethel and Harry were living in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA, in the home of their son in law, Robert Leschke (b. Germany) and daughter Ethel. With them were sons Edwin. (age 20) and Robert H. (age 7. b. in Massassachussetts). Harry worked as a wood heeler in a shoe factory.[8]

Ethel (Briggs) Kershaw passed away on 18 April 1935 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. [9]

It appears that Harry remarried after Ethel's death as he appears on the 1940 Census married to Emma, (who previously lived at Haverhill Mass.) His son Robert H, age 17, was living with them, and working as a clerk in a retail grocery store.[10]

Harry died in May 1940 and is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.[11]

Research Notes

Quite a few possible sources come up for his time in the USA, which are behind the Ancestry.com paywall. It would be wonderful if someone with access to those sources could complete this profile.


  1. KERSHAW, HARRY SMITH GRO Reference: 1881 J Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 08D Page 251
  2. 1881 England Census. Class: RG11; Piece: 3994; Folio: 35; Page: 13; GSU roll: 1341953: 1891 England Census. Class: RG12; Piece: 3282; Folio: 79; Page: 34; GSU roll: 6098392. 1901 England Census. Class: RG13; Piece: 3765; Folio: 138; Page: 24
  3. Chorlton, Volume 8c, Page 1412. December quarter, 1904).
  4. 1911 England Census. Class: RG14; Piece: 23737
  5. Unsourced data in orignal profile. This is plausible and confirmed in part by shipping manifest showing the arrival of Ethel Kershaw and her children, and by the US 1830 Census which gives an immigration date for Harry as 1913. Source needed.
  6. Shipping Manifest for SS Carmenia. Vol 360 for SS Carmania. FHC microfilm manifest # 1404341
  7. Based on unsourced original profile and unsourced tree. Insert reference here - original unsourced data. Source needed.
  8. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQL2-R33 : accessed 31 January 2018), Harry Kershaw in household of Robert Leschke, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 12A, line 20, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 899; FHL microfilm 2,340,634..
  9. 'https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60827279. Yew Path,Lot-25,Grave-1
  10. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89M1-C2X4?cc=2000219&wc=QZXB-C8F%3A790102901%2C792779101%2C794612001%2C794663401 : accessed 31 January 2018), Massachusetts > Essex > Lynn City, Lynn, Ward 3 > 19-34 Lynn City Ward 3 > image 23 of 30; citing Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012.
  11. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61887395. Cleome Path, Lot-22 1/2, Grave 1.


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