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Amy Winifred

Female 1887 - 1963  (75 years)


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  • Name Amy Winifred 
    Nickname Lena 
    Born 02 May 1887  Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Birth certificate shows date of birth as 2 May 1887 (Monday).
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 21 Jun 1928  [3
    Bookkeeper 
    Social Security Number 576-18-9519   [4
    Died 08 Apr 1963  Mendocono, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I513973308  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2009 

    Mother Ida Alice Wyser,   b. 30 Oct 1867, Montevideo, Uruguay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1941, On Board S.S. Mariposa at Sea, Between Samoa and Suva, Fiji Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F505778288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Arthur Roberts,   b. Abt 1886, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Winefred Elizabeth Roberts,   b. 14 Sep 1908, Vallejo, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1942, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Documents
    1920 United States Census - William A. Roberts and Family
    1920 United States Census - William A. Roberts and Family
    The 1920 census shows William A. Roberts (age 34, born in Colorado, father/mother born in Kansas, a mechanic for an oil company), living with his wife Amy Winnifred (age 32, entered the U.S. in 1891, naturalised, born in Australia, father born in England, mother in Uruguay) and daughter Winnefred E. (age 11, born in California). They are living in rented premises at 845 North Fourth Avenue, Phoenix City, Arizona.

    Year: 1920; Census Place: Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona; Roll: T625_49; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 58; Image: 673.
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F505778283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    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 U.S. Census - Mary E. Roberts and family - Pueblo, Colorado
    1910 U.S. Census - Mary E. Roberts and family - Pueblo, Colorado
    The 1910 census shows Mary E. Roberts (age 52, a widow, 4 children/3 living, born Ohio, father born Kentucky, mother born Tennessee, a nurse with her own practice) living with her son William A. Roberts (age 24, married two years, born in Kansas (?), father/mother born in Ohio, an engineer/stationery), William's wife Amy W. (age 23, married two years, one child/one living, born in -- and here's where it gets interesting -- it looks like they wrote Aust. for Australia, which would have been correct, but changed it to English, mother born in Uruguay, but then crossed out and replaced with Spanish, father born in England), and William and Amy's daughter Winifred E (age 1 7/12). Living at 806 Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado.

    Year: 1910; Census Place: Pueblo Ward 3, Pueblo, Colorado; Roll: T624_124; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 163; Image: 862.
    Amy Winifred Birth Certificate - Sydney, N.S.W. - 2 May 1887 - Monday
    Amy Winifred Birth Certificate - Sydney, N.S.W. - 2 May 1887 - Monday
    No details are shown for Amy's father. Mother is Lily Nixon, age 24, born in Glasgow, 1 previous female child, deceased. Residing at 239 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW.
    Passenger Manifest of S.S. Arawa - Depart San Francisco 12 Jan 1895, Arrive Honolulu 19 Jan 1895 - Bruno Wyser and Family, from Switzerland, 'seeking employment'
    Passenger Manifest of S.S. Arawa - Depart San Francisco 12 Jan 1895, Arrive Honolulu 19 Jan 1895 - Bruno Wyser and Family, from Switzerland, "seeking employment"
    Sheet 2 of the passenger manifest, for steerage passengers, shows Bruno Wyser, age 53, a tanner from Switzerland, arriving in Honolulu "seeking employment." With Bruno are wife Eliza (48) and children Mary (23), Lily (22), Bruno (10), Fanny (8), and Lena (6). [We believe Lena is Amy Winifred, daughter of Ida Alice Wyser.]

    Manifest courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives, Honolulu.
    Holiday Weekend Guests - 9 Sep 1938
    Holiday Weekend Guests - 9 Sep 1938
    From the Dispatch Democrat, Ukiah, California - 9 Sep 1938: "Mrs. John Steventon and Mrs. Amy Roberts were holiday week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Schamber. Mrs. Schamber is a daughter of Mrs. Roberts."
    'Mrs. Schamber Passed Away Easter Morn' - <i>Dispatch Democrat</i>, Ukiah, California - 10 Apr 1942 - Front Page
    "Mrs. Schamber Passed Away Easter Morn" - Dispatch Democrat, Ukiah, California - 10 Apr 1942 - Front Page
    "Funeral Services Will Be Held in Ukiah Wednesday"

    "The joy of Easter was overshadowed in Ukiah by the death of Mrs. Winnifred E. Schamber (Peggy), wife of E.H. Schamber of Ukiah. Mrs. Schamber passed away in San Francisco where the final stand was made against death in an illness that lasted more than a month.

    Sorrow is deep in a community where Mrs. Schamber was known and loved. Mrs. Schamber was born in Vallejo and had made her home in Ukiah a little over four years. During that time she assisted her husband at the Cleland-Schamber Funeral Home and joined in the life of the community with her husband and two young daughters. Young, beautiful, possessed of a spirit exceptionally gentle, loving and kind, her death is a blow beyond understanding and thought to the community of which she was a part.

    Mrs. Schamber is survived by her mother, Mrs. Amy Roberts of Ukiah, her husband, E.H. Schamber, and two daughters, Lois Jean and Ruth Marie. Peggy Roberts and Eugene H. Schamber were united in marriage in Honolulu December 21, 1928. Mrs. Schamber was a member of the Central Union Church of that city.

    An active and interested member in local organizations, Mrs. Schamber graciously and conscientiously served the community through the Auxiliary to Lewis White Post, Ukiah Business and Professional Women's Club, Saturday Afternoon Club, and Cultus Club. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Honolulu Chapter.

    The deepest sympathy of a grief stricken community is extended to the bereaved family."
    'Sisters' Birthdays Honored at Dinner' - <i>Redwood Journal - Press Dispatch</i> - 5 Oct 1949, Page 4
    "Sisters' Birthdays Honored at Dinner" - Redwood Journal - Press Dispatch - 5 Oct 1949, Page 4
    "Birthdays of two daughters in their family occasion the dinner party which Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schamber will give this evening at Southworth's on the north highway.

    "They will honour the birthday today of their eldest daughter, Mrs. Bob Chase, who was Miss Ruth Schamber before her marriage this past summer, and also the birthday yesterday of the younger daughter, Miss Lois Schamber.

    "The dinner party will be for members of their family, including Mr. and Mrs. Chase, Miss Lois Schamber, the girls' grandmother Mrs. Amy Roberts, and Mr. and Mrs. Schamber."
    'Going to Phone School' - <i>Redwood Journal - Press Dispatch</i> - 5 Apr 1950, Page 10
    "Going to Phone School" - Redwood Journal - Press Dispatch - 5 Apr 1950, Page 10
    "Miss Ruth Schamber went to Santa Rosa today for a 2-week training course with the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company to train for the office staff of the company. She has been with the company for a year or longer, and is a daughter of Eugene Schamber and a granddaughter of Mrs. Amy Roberts.
    Eugene H. Schamber Sells Funeral Business - <i>Ukiah Republican Press</i> - 23 Jun 1943 - Page 7
    Eugene H. Schamber Sells Funeral Business - Ukiah Republican Press - 23 Jun 1943 - Page 7
    "E. H. Schamber who has been at the head of the Cleland-Schamber Funeral Home the past six years, after disposing of his interest in the business, will for the time being make his home here, where his two young daughters and their grandmother, Mrs. Amy Roberts, reside. Later on Mr. Schamber will, probably, take a position on the Bay."

  • Sources 
    1. [S4956] Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Roll T-14892 (Reliability: 2), 21 Jun 1928.
      Passenger manifest of S.S. Aorangi sailing from Honolulu, Hawaii to Vancouver, Canada. Arrival 21 Jun 1928. Age shown as 39 in 1928, therefore date of birth 1889. Born in Sydney, Australia.

    2. [S4900] New South Wales Registry of BDM, 1887/001652 (Reliability: 2), 06 Jun 1887.
      Birth certificate shows Amy Winifred, female, born Monday, 2 May 1887, at 239 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. No details are shown for father. Mother is Lily Nixon (also informant), age 24, born in Glasgow, Scotland. (1 previous female child, deceased) Witneses Mr. Smith and Mr. Fraser.

    3. [S4956] Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Roll T-14892 (Reliability: 2), 21 Jun 1928.
      Occupation shown as "bookkeeper" on passenger manifest

    4. [S53] Social Security Death Master File (DMF) (Reliability: 3).
      Social Security death index shows date of birth as 2 May 1887, SS card issued in Hawaii (before 1951), date of death Apr 1963.

    5. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 3), 08 Apr 1963.
      Death index shows name as Amy W Roberts, and place of death as Mendocino, California. Date of birth shown as 2 May 1888: based on actual birth certificate, month and day are correct, but age understated by one year (actual year of birth 1887). Place of birth shown as "rest of the world."