Do you know the names of any or all of the other children? Do you know if William ever remarried or could he have had a son named William?
I am looking for any siblings names for my grandfather, Stephen Karel Acton. I know he went to England and came back with his bride Phoebe Marie(or Mariah) Baxter in 1920.He was 25 years old at the time and records indicate he was born in the states. My sister sent me Ellis Island Passenger records showing that he entered the US on board the Celtic 10/29/1920. She had hand written notes that he was born in Chicago, IL and worked as an engineer. His father's address was listed as:
Mr. Acton 76 Glengarry Rd. East Bulwich England.
The passenger records listed him under his middle name "Karel" pronounced Carl. I have his date of birth listed as 06/19/1895.The family may have known or been in close contact with Phoebe's family.Her parents were George & Fanny Baxter. The records I received indicate his address in 1920 as:
George Baxter 929 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY.
George also went by middle name.Believe his full name was Francis George Baxter & was married to Fanny Mae (or May) Baxter.(Both from England).Fanny (age 60) and daughter Barbara (age 19) were also on board the Celtic with Phoebe and Karel.
I don't know if this will help or not but there was an Acton family living in England in 1901 census.
Elnah Acton age 1,Essex, Colchester,Essex... Elrad Acton age 4, United States, Essex, Colchester.... Karel age 5United States, Essex, Colchester.. Martha Acton age 7,United States, Essex, Colchester.... Osmond Acton age 8, United States, Essex, Colchester....Susan Acton age 41, United States, Essex, Colchester... & William Acton age 40, Cheschire, Chester, Essex - Colchester Priest Of the New Church.
I am not sure this is the correct family however the age seems to fit and Karel does not seem to be a common name.
I also think I may have heard at one time that some records of his were destoyed in the Chicago fire???? Seems there is a great fire in every branch of the family I come across.LOL!Any help greatly appreciated.