Amelia (Perry) Oldford
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Amelia (Perry) Oldford (1866 - 1955)

Amelia Oldford formerly Perry
Born in Catalina, Trinity North, Newfoundland, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 16 Nov 1888 in Catalina, Newfoundland, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 May 2008
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Amelia was born June 20, 1866, in Catalina, Trinity North, Newfoundland, Canada, to John and Harriet Perry. [1]

She married widower James Oldford, November 16, 1888, also in Catalina, Newfoundland, Canada. [2] A Minnie Perry is listed as the witness. [3].

Amelia's Canada to the United States border crossing papers list a brother Josiah Perry as a departure contact. [4]

The 1930 US Federal Census states that Amelia was 22 when she married, which helps validate that she is the Amelia Perry who was born to John and Harriet in 1866. [5] There was an Amelia Julina Perry who was born to Issac and Susannah Perry in Catalina, however, she was born in 1869, which would have made her 19 when she married James.

In the Oldford family bible belonging to Linda May Small, there is a photograph (see photo section) of Amelia's last birthday, with a note indicating she died at the age of 89 in October 1955.


  1. Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893
  2. Marriages at Catalina, Methodist
  3. Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893
  4. Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Calais, Maine
  5. 1930 US Federal Census
  • "Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 June 2016), Amelia Perry, 20 Jun 1866; citing Birth, Catalina, Trinity North, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John's.
  • "Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 June 2016), James Oldford and Amelia Perry, 16 Nov 1888; citing Marriage, Catalina, Trinity North, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John's.
  • The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Calais, Maine, ca. 1906-1952; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M2042; Roll: 4;
  • US Federal Census; Year: 1930; Census Place: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 916; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0049; Image: 541.0; FHL microfilm: 2340651
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 January 2018), Amelia Oldford in household of James Oldford, Watertown Town, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9-582, sheet 2A, line 26, family 22, 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, roll 1620.

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Elsie (Oldford) Howes wrote that, "Grandmother Oldford owned a rooming house in Cambridge Mass. The she went to Newfoundland for a few years. But as she grew older she lived with Uncle Mac and Aunt Pearl."
posted 22 Dec 2008 by Chris Whitten
Elsie (Oldford) Howes once wrote to her daughter Donna: "Great Grandma Oldford came from England. She lived in the States after her husband's death. A very religious lady and a fabulous cook and crocheter - guess I take after her."
posted 13 Aug 2008 by Chris Whitten
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Perry-14564 and Perry-1 appear to represent the same person because: Definitely a match. :-)
posted by Chris Whitten

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