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Ida Alice Wyser

Female 1867 - 1941  (73 years)


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  • Name Ida Alice Wyser 
    Nickname Edith 
    Born 30 Oct 1867  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 03 Feb 1868  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Feb 1941  On Board S.S. Mariposa at Sea, Between Samoa and Suva, Fiji Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The information about Ida's death aboard the S.S. Mariposa was found in Helen Wilkinson's diary by Carolyn Wikinson.

      According to Melliget on the www.shipsnostalgia.com website, who kindly searched the Sydney Morning Herald website for information about the arrival of the S.S. Mariposa in Australia: "Couldn't find a mention of the arrival of Mariposa back in Sydney unfortunately (shipping news may have been restricted by that stage) but did notice the following advertisement in the same issue:

      SHIPPING
      MATSON LINE
      S.S. MARIPOSA, S.S. MONTEREY
      TO AMERICA, via. Auckland, Suva, Pago
      Pago, and Honolulu. Regular Monthly
      sailings. Normal conditions."

    • New South Wales Death Certificate (issued 3 Mar 1941) indicates place of death at sea at Latitude 14° 48" S, Longitude 172° 15" W, late of Honolulu. Death from bronchopneumonia, myocarditis with heart failure, atherosclerosis, hypertension, chronic nephritis, arthritis deformans.

      Father: Bruno Wyser - Occupation: Tanner
      Mother: Eliza Schoenholz
      Informant: Joseph Tom Boyd, widower
      Married in Oakland, California
      Married 26 years, no issue
      Residence: 1554 Palolo Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii
      Cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium
    Newspaper Article 28 Feb 1941  Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sydney Morning Herald
    Friday, 28 February 1941

    FUNERALS

    BOYD. - The Relatives and Friends of Mr. TOM BOYD (Honolulu) are kindly invited to attend a Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Soul of his dearly beloved WIFE, Edith, which will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church, Darlinghurst, THIS FRIDAY, at 7 a.m.

    CHARLES KINSELA, PTY. LTD. A.F.D.A.

    A.F.D.A. = Australian Funeral Directors Association.

    Courtesy of Martin (melliget) at the Ships Nostalgia website: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com 
    Biography 26 Jul 2004  [3
    From an interview with Loretta Mary O'Berg (daughter of Gilbert Charles Burns) on 26 Jul 2004 - kindly provided by Cathy Key:

    "[The Wyser sisters] were Actresses dancing in Australia. Edith [Ida Alice Wyser Boyd - known as Aunt Edie] use to reminisce about their days in Australia. And how they were actresses I believe dancing in Australia.

    "Uncle Tom [Joseph Thompson Boyd] put her on a ship to Australia and she died in route. They brought her remains back to Hawaii. [Death certificate shows she was cremated in Australia, but ashes could have been returned to Hawaii.]

    "We lived in a cottage on their estate for about six months. Their house was a mansion. They had 200 dogs - Pekingese - they were all over the house. Aunt Edith had very long hair and she used to let me comb it.

    "Aunt Ida was very wealthy she had the money before she married Tom Boyd. Tom inherited her money but died shortly after her death. He left everything to the Masonic Order. He was not a nice man, he hated the sisters and didn't want any of the family around. He made the sisters feel very unwelcome and under any circumstance they were not allowed to stay.

    "Aunt Ida had a room full of beautiful dolls. Uncle Tom would not let me touch the dolls. One day Aunt Edith said go upstairs to the attic and I could chose a doll to have but not to let Uncle Tom know and take it home.

    "Gilbert [Gilbert Charles Burns] insisted she was trying to smuggle money out to him. Edith and Gilbert were very very close, Tom tried to keep them apart. Daddy wanted to crack the head but my mother wouldn't let him and she undid the stitching but there was no money in the doll."
     
    Person ID I26  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2009 

    Father Bruno Albert Wiser,   b. 6 Nov 1841, Solothurn, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1895, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Elisa Schoenhals,   b. 20 Mar 1841, Simmersbach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1910, 573 Jones Street, Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1869  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Witnesses 03 Feb 1869  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Louis Freyo and Leo Fugginer 
    Minister 03 Feb 1869  Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor Hopper 
    Documents
    Bruno Wyser's Obituary - December 8 1895
    Bruno Wyser's Obituary - December 8 1895
    Marriage of Bruno Wyser and Elise Schönhals - German Evangelical Church [Lutheran] - Montevideo, Uruguay
    Marriage of Bruno Wyser and Elise Schönhals - German Evangelical Church [Lutheran] - Montevideo, Uruguay
    First name/family name of groom: Bruno Wyser, Solothurn, Switzerland
    Occupation and address of father of the groom: Armoury Manager; Solothurn, Switzerland
    Age of groom: 27 years
    First name/family name of bride: Elise Schönhals, Simmersbach, Grand Duchy of Hessen [Germany]
    Name, address and occupation of father of the bride: Johannes Schönhals, Pastor, Simmersbach
    Age of bride: 25 years
    Date of ceremony: 3 Feb 1869
    Name of pastor who performed the marriage ceremony: Pastor Hopper
    Witnesses: Louis Freyo and Leo Fugginer

    German-English translation by Ingeborg Gowans.
    Arrival of the Wyser Family in Adelaide, South Australia - 23 Jan 1877
    Arrival of the Wyser Family in Adelaide, South Australia - 23 Jan 1877
    This passenger manifest, from the collection of State Records of South Australia, shows the arrival in Adeliade on 23 Jan 1877 of: Bruno Wyser (age 35), Elisa (age 32), Ida (9), Marie [?] (4), Emilie (3), Adolph (2), and Otto (3/4).

    According to the Palmer List of Merchant Vessels: "The British ship EDITH BYRNE (Official No. 16216) was built by the Canada Works, Birkenhead, in 1856 (first registered, Liverpool 9 June 1857). 729.44 tons register; 165.4 x 30.2 x 19.7 ft (length x beam x depth of hold); 2 decks.

    "In March 1865, the EDITH BYRNE was purchased from Byrne, of Liverpool, for £8,250 by the Hamburg shipowner, Robert Miles Sloman, who renamed her HERSCHEL, after an earlier vessel that he had sold in Indonesia in 1859. Measurements (Hamburg): 333 Commerzlasten /787 tons; 50,3 x 9,1 x 5,79 meters (length x beam x depth of hold)."

    The master from 1875-1878 was J. J. Kammann. The vessel's voyages in the 1870's:

    1871/73 - Brisbane/intermediate ports/Amsterdam/Cuxhaven
    1873/74 - Queensland/intermediate ports/Cardiff
    1874/75 - Brisbane/intermediate ports/Greenock
    1875/76 - Wellington/Peru
    1876/78 - Adelaide/intermediate ports/Huanillos
    1878/80 - Queensland/intermediate ports/Corinto, Nicaragua

    According to the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society, Inc. fact sheet, this voyage of the Herschel originated in Hamburg. Sequence 77/6 -- see http://www.saghs.org.au/ships/shipsH.htm

    On On 1 June 1891 the HERSCHEL was sold to Hartvigsen, of Arendal, Norway. There is no record of her final fate.

    Please see: http://www.geocities.com/mppraetorius/com-ed.htm#edithbyrne1856

    GRG35/48 – Assisted Passage – Consignment/Sub-series 1, Unit 22; Volume 22 1877 – Adolph Wyser through Elsie Wyser.
    Birth record for Bertha Fanny Wyser (15 Mar 1880) and Bruno Wyser (11 Apr 1882)
    Birth record for Bertha Fanny Wyser (15 Mar 1880) and Bruno Wyser (11 Apr 1882)
    Birth records published by the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, 1997, page 3377. Bertha Fanny Wyser = book 234, page 456; Bruno Wyser = book 278, page 217.
    Histories
    S.S. Arawa - Built for Shaw, Saville & Albion in 1884
    S.S. Arawa - Built for Shaw, Saville & Albion in 1884
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Albert Widmer,   b. CIRCA 1862, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1910, Sacramento, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 20 May 1887  Glebe, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Married in District Registrar's Office, Glebe
    Record ID Number MH:F71 
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate - Ida Wyser and Albert Widmer
    Marriage Certificate - Ida Wyser and Albert Widmer
    20 May 1887 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph Thompson Boyd,   b. 24 Dec 1868, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1944, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Documents
    1930 Census - Joseph T. Boyd and wife Ida Wiser Boyd
    1930 Census - Joseph T. Boyd and wife Ida Wiser Boyd
    The 1930 census shows Joseph T. Boyd (age 61, Australian, father from Northern Ireland, mother from New Zealand) living with wife Edith (age 61, born in California, father from Switzerland mother from Frankfurt, Germany). Joseph is a mechanist - garage, and time of immigration into the United States is 1902. Living at 2366 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, which is right across the street from the Moana Hotel. Roll: 2633; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 558.0
    1900 United States Census - Joseph T. Boyd, wife Ida Wiser, and Lena
    1900 United States Census - Joseph T. Boyd, wife Ida Wiser, and Lena
    The 1900 census shows Joseph T. Boyd (born in Australia in Dec 1869, father born in England, mother in Australia) living with wife Edith (born in Brazil Oct 1869, father born in Switzerland, mother born in Germany). With them is Lena, Boyd's step-daugher (born Mar 1887, father born in Australia, mother - presumably Edith - born in Brazil). The family is living at 55 Minna Street, San Francisco. Father naturalised in 1888, and is an engineer (maritime). Edith and Lena came to the States in 1891. Roll T263_100; Page 1B; Enumeration District: 8
    1910 United States Census - Joseph T. and Edith Boyd - Pukele Homesteads, 5th Avenue, Palolo, Honolulu, Hawaii
    1910 United States Census - Joseph T. and Edith Boyd - Pukele Homesteads, 5th Avenue, Palolo, Honolulu, Hawaii
    The 1910 census shows Joseph T. Boyd (age 41, emigrated to the US from Australia in 1889, his father Irish, mother Australian) living with wife Edith (age 41, emigrated to US in 1891, born in Brazil, father Swiss, mother German). Joseph is a machinist in a foundry. They have a 28 year old live-in Japanese servant, Isuburo Horii. Roll: T624_1753; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 17; Image 602.
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F505778160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Amy Winifred,   b. 02 May 1887, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1963, Mendocono, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F505778288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1867 - Montevideo, Uruguay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 03 Feb 1868 - Montevideo, Uruguay Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Ida Wyser
    Ida Wyser
    Gilbert Charles Burns (in centre) with Ida [Wyser] Boyd and Emilia [Wyser] Wilkinson
    Gilbert Charles Burns (in centre) with Ida [Wyser] Boyd and Emilia [Wyser] Wilkinson
    Photographed in Hawaii (judging from the lei) - date not known.
    Dorothy [Mann] Cress and Ida Alice [Wyser] Boyd
    Dorothy [Mann] Cress and Ida Alice [Wyser] Boyd
    Honolulu, Hawaii - date not known. Aloha Tower in the background.

    Documents
    Ida Wyser Baptism Certificate from German Evangelical Church [Lutheran] in Montevideo, Uruguay
    Ida Wyser Baptism Certificate from German Evangelical Church [Lutheran] in Montevideo, Uruguay
    Christian name of child: Ida Alice
    Day/hour of birth: 30 Oct 1867
    Born in wedlock/out of wedlock: Out of wedlock
    First name/family name of father/occupation: Bruno Wyser, farmer, from Solothurn, Switzerland
    First name/family name of mother: Elise Wyser, née Schönhals, from Simmersbach, Grand Dutchy of Hessen [Germany]
    Residence of parents: Montevideo
    Date of baptism: 3 February
    Name of pastor who administered baptism: Pastor Hopper
    Name of witnesses at baptism:
    1. Eugen Funk (representing Louis Freyo)
    2. Otto Wyser (representing Leo Fugginer)
    3. Alice Cartier (representing Elise Wyser, née Schönhals)

    German-English translation by Ingeborg Gowans
    Ida [Edith] Wyser Boyd Death Certificate - Died at sea 16 Feb 1941
    Ida [Edith] Wyser Boyd Death Certificate - Died at sea 16 Feb 1941
    New South Wales [Australia] death certificate for Ida [Edith] Wyser Boyd, showing her death at sea on 16 Feb 1941. Father shown as Bruno Wyser, tanner, and mother as Elisa Schoenholz. Informant is husband Joseph Tom Boyd from 1554 Palolo Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. Married at age 26 [circa 1893?], marriage in Oakland, California.

    Death certificate from New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Registration 1941/000335.
    Joseph T. Boyd Obituary - <b>Honolulu Advertiser</b> 30 Nov 1944
    Joseph T. Boyd Obituary - Honolulu Advertiser 30 Nov 1944
    "With the Rev. E. Tanner Brown, rector of St. Clement's Episcopal church, officiating, and under the auspices of Hawaiian Lodge No. 21, F. & A.M., services will be held at 4:30 this afternoon at Williams' Mortuary for Joseph T. Boyd, 1552 Palolo Avenue, president and manager of Williams Mortuary, who died at his home early Sunday evening [26 Nov 1944]. The ashes will be sent to Australia to be buried alongside those of his wife, the late Mrs. Edith Boyd, who died at sea in 1941. Mr. Boyd was born in Sydney, Australia, Dec. 24, 1868, and was nearly 76 years old."
    Edith Wyser – Register of Admissions to the Destitute Asylum
    Edith Wyser – Register of Admissions to the Destitute Asylum
    This document, from the collection of the State Records of South Australia, shows Edith Wyser, "native born," age 14 1/2 years, sentenced to the reformatory school in Magill "until she shall attain the age of 18 years as an uncontrollable girl." It appears that her father arranged for her admission, and that they lived at the time on Grenfell Street, Adelaide. Reasons for admission are stated as "recommendation" by Magistrate Masedale.

    Admission was on 27 Nov 1882, and she was released on 23 Dec 1882.

    GRG28/5 – Register of Admissions to the Destitute Asylum – Consignment/sub-series 0, Unit 2. Edith Wyser – Admission number 388/1882 – Age 14

  • Sources 
    1. [S4968] Estudio Batres Franzese, Arq. Maria Gabriela Batres (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4900] New South Wales Registry of BDM, 1941/000335 (Reliability: 3), 03 Mar 1941.

    3. [S1] Cathy Key, Cathy Key (Reliability: 3), 26 Jul 2004.
      Transcript of interview sent to me by Cathy Key on 4 Apr 2009. Used with kind permission.

    4. [S4900] New South Wales Registry of BDM, Registration 1887/002587 (Reliability: 3).