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William H. Lorman (abt. 1860)

William H. Lorman
Born about in Halifax, Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 29 Jun 1899 in Boston, Massachusettsmap
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in Chelsea, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Sep 2008
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He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he appears with his family in the 1881 Census,[1] but his family moved to Lowell when he was a young man.

He lived in Chelsea, Massachusetts, for 20 years.

He worked at the Chelsea Furnace Company and later Walker & Pratt Co. The census lists his occupation as a moulder at a foundry.

In the 1900 census from Boston, the 40-year-old William says he came over in 1879, both parents from Nova Scotia.

In the 1910 census from Chelsea, the 51-year-old William says he came over in 1889, born in Canada, both parents from Canada.

In the 1920 census from Chelsea, the 61-year-old William says he came over in 1881, born in Canada, both parents from Canada.

Other sources for this page include an obituary found in the Whitten family bible.


  1. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 March 2016), William Lorman in household of Henry Lorman, Windsor Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13169, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,805.
  • "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 January 2016), William H. Lorman and Ellen Breslin Garrity, 29 Jun 1899; citing 167-90, Boston, Massachusetts, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,843,717.

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